OUR TEAM
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Dr Liew ZheYi

Founder and CEO

ZheYi is a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician with more than 15 years of experience practising as a medical doctor. His medical journey began in 2006 when he earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) degree at the University of Glasglow. In 2011, he achieved the Paediatric Specialist status by obtaining the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, UK). In 2019, he completed his grid training (CCST Paediatric and Paediatric Respiratory) in Great North Children’ Hospital (5 Stars Outstanding Hospital) Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. With the passion and eagerness to learn new knowledge, he has recently passed his PhD viva as he pursued an academic higher research degree, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD at Newcastle University, UK. His management interests include the training of junior doctors, management of hospital safety culture, and currently holding Associate Clinical Lecturer’s position at Newcastle University since 2015. ZheYi is presently the deputy chair of the board of governors of Newcastle Chinese School and the AZ Preschool CEO.

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Jacky Chow Yee Pang

Head of Operations

Jacky is a qualified early childhood educator with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, major in Special Education. Knowing the importance of keeping himself up-to-date and gaining specialised knowledge to advance in the industry, he is currently pursuing his Master degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Malaya.

His career in the education industry started in 2005. In the last 16 years, he has worked in various teaching roles, including specialist children play therapist, until he moved up the ladder and held different management roles. His management experience included senior executive, vice-principal, part-time lecturer at Dika College, and project manager in which he led the transformation of several traditional kindergartens in KL. His career highlights include successfully implementing in-house teachers’ training, parents’ workshop, monthly Family Day and Open Day, and setting up a learning lab in a preschool.

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Vincs Kong Yansean

Head of Sales & Marketing

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies with a major in International Business Management, he started his career in the financial services industry specialises in providing financial consulting and laying out suitable financial plans to assist clients in reaching their financial goals. He has picked up a good deal of sales professionalism along the way, which has made him a good marketer in his later career.

As a big fan of business marketing, Vincs expanded his portfolio into the marketing field in 2005. He made a quick climb to the management role within a short 2 years span in which he has brought many successes to the company in areas of marketing strategy and implementation, content marketing and forging partnerships with relevant media, associations, governments and online portals.

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Lu Luan Chai

Head of R&D (Play-based Pedagogy)

Right from the start, Luan has a great passion for the Earth, the rivers, the cocoa trees, the caterpillars. Luan spent most of her childhood in nature. A former pharmacist, who has a great interest in Biology and Chemistry, never stopped learning, and she is finishing her Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Finland). Luan feels affection for children since a very tender age as the eldest in a family of 9 children.

 

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Chan Phi Phe

Head of R&D (S.T.E.A.M.-based Learning)

A former scientist who holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Phi Phe has been working as a preschool educator & manager since 2007. Often described by peers and parents as a friendly, passionate and approachable preschool educator who can get down on the same level as children and coach them to learn simple things, she is a firm believer in the Law of Attraction. Being positive, resilient, supportive and socially confident are the key philosophies in her life.

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Joey Teo Chai Ling

Head of R&D (Montessori-based Pedagogy)

A principal of 3 Montessori schools, Joey is a qualified Montessori Consultant and Trainer who graduated from Montessori studies, UK. She regularly delivers talks, lectures and conducting workshops at various colleges (e.g. SEGI) and Montessori Association Malaysia (MAM).

Through her 19 years of extensive experience in Montessori education, she interprets Montessori as a spiritual/ peace education. Joey believes every child is a unique person with unlimited potential, and the drive to learn, the right to be treated with respect as an individual. The focus of Montessori education is on children’s learning and progress, not on Teacher’s teaching. Montessori provides an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. It allows children to develop emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically, preparing them for school and life-long learning ability.

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Tina Tan Chi Ting

Head of HR & Administration

Holding a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a double major in management and innovation marketing, Tina has a comprehensive understanding of management and professional practices.

In her current capacity as the Head of HR and Administration, she is acting as the first point of contact for HR-related queries from employees and external partners. Her primary administrative duties include maintaining personnel records, managing HR documents (e.g. employment records and onboarding guides) and updating internal databases. She supports management-level staff and reports to them regularly on HR metrics, such as company turnover. Ultimately, she also ensures the HR department supports the employees while conforming to labour laws.