Cavenurian Centre Director & Founder
Haniah Bte Abdul Hamid
Haniah Abdul Hamid has more than 25 years of experience in the education field as a supervisor, principal, teacher, lecturer/trainer and a consultant. She began entering the education field since after her graduation. She was a former primary school teacher in the government school, before she decided to pursue the early childhood field.
After serving a mosque kindergarten as the principal, she set up her own consultancy company known as 2HEED Pte Ltd in 2003 with the aim to advocate to educators of the need of a holistic integrated education based on the philosophy of education in Islam. Several workshops and talks as well as educational journeys for teachers were coordinated in Singapore. She had also conducted talks in Singapore, and the Sri Lanka Regional Roundtable meet as well as in Malaysia for the practitioners of early childhood.
In 2009, together with her co-founders, they decided to put their belief about the integrated, holistic, wholesome education into reality by setting up a kindergarten known as Cavenur. Her passion for continuous lifelong learning can be seen in her learning journey. She graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a double degree in Bachelor of Arts and in Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology, Hons). She received a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (specializing in primary levels) from National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technology University (NIE/NTU) and joined the teaching force in the government primary school. She also holds a double Masters degree in Education specializing in early childhood (QUT, Australia) and specializing in Curriculum and Teaching (Singapore NIE in Nanyang Technological University). In the area of Islamic Studies sis Haniah has a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage (IIUM, Malaysia).
In the areas of teaching reading to children with challenges in dyslexia, she has obtained double Certificate of Educational Studies (Dyslexia Studies & Dyslexia Support) from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)/the College of Teachers (University of London, UK) and Certificate in Orton-Gillingham training (Orton-Gillingham Centre, Singapore). She took up the challenge to pursue this reading field because she believes in teaching her own son who faces this challenge. Currently she still teaches children who struggle with reading. Concurrently, she continues to pursue her interest in fine-tuning the integrated curriculum for the kindergarteners through which children not only find the meaning and purpose of learning, but also to accept and acknowledge that they are gifted in the most unique ways and as worthy persons.
“Every child, every parent and every individual, are gifted in ways that go beyond societal limited definition of giftedness. It is our mission to help each person who are entrusted to us, to find their giftedness and believe they are created and born into this world for a meaningful purpose.”
Ms Ruquiyah joined the Cavenurian team in 2013. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Seed Institute and National Institute of Early Childhood Development. She oversees the school operations and programme implementation. She provides support to the Cavenur community to ensure a holistic schooling experience for everyone.
“Much like the saying it takes a village to raise a child, I believe in collaborative effort to provide a safe and secure learning experience for each child to flourish in. Each child deserves quality education for them to unfold their giftedness to prepare them for a lifelong learning journey.”
Teacher Zaitah joined the Cavenurian team in 2011. She pursued higher education in the field of Islamic Studies at Universitas Ibn Khaldun. She oversees the Quranic and Arabic Literacy department and ensures quality literacy programmes are implemented for all Cavenurian children.
“I believe that children will grow like a tiny seed given by Allah swt and we need to nurture them with love and mercy. I am passionate about connecting them with Al-Quran and Arabic literacy as that brings about benefit for their entire life in this world and the hereafter. I also love finding new resources for the children to support their various learning styles.”
Teacher Netty joined the Cavenurian team in 2014. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Singapore Polytechnic. She is part of an educators team that implements the daily curriculum and coordinates learning instructions.
“I believe what works for one child may not necessarily work for another. All children can learn and will thrive in a nurturing environment that supports their different growing needs and abilities.”
Teacher Hayati joined the Cavenurian team in 2011. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Learning Capital Institute. She is part of an educators team that oversees the daily programme implementation and educators’ mentorship.
“I believe an educator's role is not limited to solely teaching a child. However, we are there to hold their hands amidst challenges, touch their little hearts and minds with love and care, and inspire them to reach their fullest potential by creating an awareness of a Khalifah's role and tapping on their curiosity in seeking knowledge. In syaa Allah.”
Teacher Suriani joined the Cavenurian team in 2016. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Seed Institute. Forming part of the educators’ team, she facilitates children in their learning by creating a safe environment in her teaching practice.
"I believe that each child has unique potential within them. As a teacher, my aim is to facilitate for each child to excel, and to give the children a supportive, loving and caring environment that they need, insha'Allah."
Teacher Azdah joined the Cavenurian team in 2018. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from National Institute of Early Childhood Development. She is part of an educators team that coordinates daily curriculum implementation.
“I love that a child's curiosity lies within their imaginative minds and pure hearts. I aspire to help children grow and become people who help and care for others in their environment, and nurture them through meeting their needs and encouraging them to develop their abilities to their finest.”
Teacher Sakinah joined the Cavenurian team in 2019. She is an alumni of Al-Azhar University in the study of Arabic Linguistics. She implements the Quranic and Arabic Literacy programme and creates a positive learning environment for children to learn a third language.
“I am humbled to be part of the enthusiastic Cavenur team that strives to nurture each little khalifah to know and love Allah and Rasulullah through the learning of doas, surahs and the Arabic language.”
Teacher Zahidah joined the Cavenurian team in 2020. She is an alumni of Al-Azhar University and majored in Islamic Theology. She is part of the Quranic and Arabic Literacy team and provides age appropriate teaching resources for the children to learn the Quran.
"I believe every child is unique in his or her own way and as an educator I play an important role in identifying the learning needs of each child to maximize their learning experience and bring out their natural talent."
Teacher Beevi joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She received her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Asian International College. As an educator, she creates learning opportunities for children to make sense of the world around them.
“I believe every child is a blessing from Allah SWT, as well as a unique individual who has various skills and talents in them. I feel very blessed to be part of the Cavenur Team, where as an educator, I can facilitate the children to strive as a good Khalifah for the Ummah, In Sha Allah.”
Mdm Fazidah joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Seed Institute and Wheelock College. She is part of the curriculum team that ensures the programme is aligned with the school vision, mission and philosophy.
“I believe every child has the capacity to learn when given the right opportunities, adequate time, and a safe and enriched environment. As an educator, I feel that it is my duty to provide meaningful experiences for the children, allow them to develop at their own pace and ensure they have access to resources that can help develop their skills and character.”
Teacher Sofiah joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She is an alumni of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt in the field of Islamic Theology. As part of the educators’ team, she supports children in their development through respectful interaction and engages them in purposeful play.
“I believe that children should be given adequate space and time to play and enjoy their learning process while making sense of the world. As a teacher, I intend to provide a safe and warm environment for children to be able to explore the gift of life.”
Teacher Syahirah joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Seed Institute and Wheelock College. As an educator, she is responsible for delivering the programme meaningfully to support children in their development.
“Teaching the young minds has always been my dream. Being able to make a difference in their lives and be part of their early learning journey motivates me to continuously strive and be a better person. As an educator, I believe that every child is unique and gifted in their own ways and it is my responsibility to help them reach their fullest potential.”