Even before my little one was born we were already thinking about which preschool to send her to. I cherish the schools where I had been to and more than the studies, I remember the time spent playing and with friends. When we were searching for a great play school with a close relationship with nature, my wife introduced me to The Green Pocket and
we had to pay a visit.
Anahita Batha provides just that – A play school which is in tune with the nature where you study under a tree, play in the sun, eat fruits, salads, run around, paint, sketch, swing, slide, build sand castles and you have pets too! Your child would receive personal care and attention from each of the teachers and handlers in the few hours they are there. I am really impressed with Anahita’s passion, commitment and how she could bring together such a beautiful place which is a luxury in Bangalore. Here is what happened when Anahita Batha of The Green Pocket met with Talk To Tiger!
Hello Anahita! Welcome to Talk To Tiger.
Thank you Tiger.
Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
I am Anahita Batha, a proud mother of two girls Freya and Trista. I was trying to find a summer camp for Freya when she was 3 years old lead to the first camp and two years later came up with the place called “The Green Pocket“.
Where were you born? Tell me about your childhood.
I was born in Bangalore. Dad was in the Air Force and mom had the responsibility of the family owned farm so we kids basically grew up on a farm with animals, nature and away from the city except for school (Sacred Heart girls high school ). Childhood was spent carefree and from the stories I hear I sure was one mischievous child. Teachers still remember in fact when teaching in Bishop Cotton boys School I bumped in to one of my teachers and was surprised that I was one too and hoped I was teaching kids how to be naughty! 🙂
What is the significance of the name The Green Pocket?
‘Green’ because of the nature that surrounds it as well as green stands for innocence too. ‘Pocket’ because our whole city which was a garden city has only few pockets of greenery left. I remember coming up with so many names and one day at night this name just popped in my mind and when I suggested it to my family / friends all had a smile and liked it.
What is your unique selling proposition (USP)?
The USP of TGP is that it’s one of the very few pre-schools which offer so much greenery and the concept of learning outdoors in nature. We have kept our place child friendly to some extent but left it rustic / natural too so that children get to experience the ‘real’ world. I make it a point that parents spend a day or so watching and understanding our programme / method / space before making their decision.
A quote/book that influenced you
I love reading but pathetic in remembering names of books and authors etc., have read a lot of inspirational quotes in the past and love sharing them on my FB page too. My advise would be follow your heart and intuition. Had I followed it earlier I would not have made mistakes I did but in retrospective those mistakes have made me a very strong person ! 😉
Written by Tiger