Welcome to Vidyaniketan Early Years.

We believe in the invaluable significance of stimulating young minds in a joyful milieu.

Early Years plays a pivotal role in a child’s overall development encompassing physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and perceptual dimensions. At the core of VEY’s philosophy and ethos, is a commitment to build natural and joyful intervention mechanisms to stimulate discovery, autonomy and social interactions.

We actively promote, free expression and imagination through our focus on aesthetics, academics, art, theatre, music and dance. Our well researched modules effectively blend aesthetics with mainstream academics through our integrated learning approach.


Diverse learning experiences. Building relationships.

WE believe all children are unique. We focus on providing a rich and ambient learning environment where children are excited about learning along with their peers where our specialist early education facilitators assist in creating the best conditions for growth, learning and development. We believe in ‘building strong relationships’ to stimulate the minds of our young learners in a joyful, secure & healthy environment.

Inquiry & exploration-based learning models

Integrated learning approach

Founded on our rich cultural heritage

Innovative learning spaces


We believe learning is a social process, celebrate the ‘uniqueness’ of every child and adopt a ‘child-centred approach.’

Our ‘child centred’ approach integrates Early Years Pedagogy, Research on Development to design growth environments that promote play, learning & wellbeing. We nurture natural curiosity and creativity of young children through diverse and enjoyable learning opportunities that promote a positive mindset to inquire, explore, reflect, connect and learn.


We focus on developing Cognitive, Socio-Emotional, Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development skills.


All learning is consciously contextualised and grounded in our rich value and our cultural heritage.


Our responsive curriculum caters to crafting activities that address the development of foundational Physical Skills & development of creativity.

Our Team

Vijai Krishna Rajagopal, has been an administrator and academic for over two decades. An alumnus of the University of Western Australia with a Master’s Degree (Honours) in Educational Management, he is passionate about building progressive learning organisations that provide students with diverse and relevant learning experiences to help build essential skills, knowledge and positively shape their personality upon a strong foundation of values and ethics. He is a technology enthusiast and believes strongly in designing ambient learning spaces where technology blends with expertise and empathy from the faculty to provide a meaningful and enriching learning journey for the students.

Vijai Krishna Rajagopal


Usha Shenoy is a senior academic with more than two decades of experience in Early Childhood Education. She is a progressive leader who believes in developing building a strong team of caring practitioners who integrate contemporary pedagogical strategies to engage the tiny tots. Her vast experience in the area of Special Education, lends a unique perspective to understand the mindset of her young learners. As a practitioner, she is passionate about blending traditional knowledge and wisdom through a variety of learning experiences curated for children.

Usha Shenoy


Minakshi Balakrishna, is an erudite educator with over four decades of experience in designing and implementing specialized learning programs for various reputed educational institutions. She is passionate about blending contemporary educational research to propel pedagogic innovation and impact learning. As a Principal Advisor – Vidyaniketan Early Years, she is keen to create a strong learning culture that is based on insights drawn from relevant educational research. She is a strong advocate of curating meaningful and exciting learning opportunities for children that are grounded in the context and the culture of our great nation.

Minakshi Balakrishna

Associate Director – Learning Transformations