About Us

Imparting Education for Life

The DVC Group has served society through various ventures for more than 100 years. Peepal Tree, the Educational Wing of DVC Group, was established in 2015 and is a group of premier foundation educational institutions that offer quality preschool education, daycare, activity centres, and after school programmes.

We encourage children to reason, think beyond the usual, and enjoy learning. The 9i Approach underlines that our programmes foster an engaging, stimulating, exploratory, and fun environment suitable for children’s growth in their early years.


Our vision is to be acclaimed as a group for nurturing the children holistically in the foundational years who will grow up as responsible global citizens, drive the country's growth by uplifting the community, and build a closely-knit society.


Our mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education that develops 21st-century skills through modern learning practices and create an environment where children can think, reason, and become lifelong learners.

Our Philosophy

At Peepal Tree, the philosophy- Imparting Education for Life, is at the heart of all our activities. To carry forward this philosophy and shape the future of children, we understand that parents and teachers play the foremost part during the foundational years.

Our teachers are affectionate and caring. They also empower parents to ensure that children develop holistically. An ideal environment both at school and home can help children understand their true potential.

Our Story

  • Foundation year of
    Peepal Tree Group of

  • Launch of two
    Peepal Tree Schools.
  • Peepal Tree
    Preschool and Daycare instituted
    in Akshayanagar, Bangalore
  • Commencement of Peepal Tree School

  • Peepal Tree Early Childhood Education and Daycare, Akshayanagar, Bangalore receives certification for quality operations by Early Childhood Association, India.
  • Commencement of Peepal Tree School

  • Peepal Tree Early Childhood Education and Daycare, Akshayanagar, Bangalore receives certification for quality operations by Early Childhood Association, India.
  • Publish and copyright registration for books for Preschool and Kindergarten.

  • 100% results by the first batch of Grade 10- Peepal Tree School

  • Hall of Fame Awards “Top 50 non-Franchised Preschools in Asia” by Early Childhood Association, India.
  • Hall of Fame Awards “Top 50 Non-Franchised Preschools in Asia” by Early Childhood Association, India

  • Launch of Peepal Tree Preschool and Daycare, Electronic City, Bangalore.
  • CED Foundation-Global honoursPeepal Tree with “Global School Award-2021”

  • Launch of Franchise Division.
  • “Emerging Franchisor Of the Year-Preschools” Award by Franchise India.

Meet The Team


Mr. Sandesh is an Educationist and an Entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in establishing and managing schools. He believes that providing the right kind of Education is the most valuable contribution that one can make to society.

After completing his MBA from Jain University, Bangalore, he began his career with Jain Group of Institutions where he merged business skills with his objectives and lead the team to establish many Jain Heritage Schools and Jain Public Schools in and around Bangalore.

As he was focused to set up educational institutions that stand for quality education and joy of learning, Peepal Tree Group of Institutions was founded in the year 2015 with one school in Andhra Pradesh and another one in Bangalore.

Over the years he has worked to educate children and serve every section of society without any discrimination. It is his mission to collaborate and work towards an education system that provides for developing 21st-century skills in children to make them self-reliant, independent, competent, and virtuous individuals.


Ms. Ashwini R is a committed educationist, a mentor, and an entrepreneur. An engineer by profession began her career as Software Engineer with Accenture.

After three years in corporate, she decided to follow her passion and interest in education. Hence, enhanced her knowledge by completing the course on Montessori and Kindergarten Teacher Training.

In 2015, she co-founded Peepal Tree Early Childhood Education with the objective to spread knowledge and happiness among children in their early years. She has played a key role in setting up the school, drafting the age-appropriate curriculum at Peepal Tree, and attaining the copyrights of the workbooks developed by her. She is trained on Jolly Phonics and conducts workshops on phonics for Teachers.

And today, with a strong intent to bring changes in the education system, she is working to bring in a creative, holistic, and child-centric curriculum keeping “PLAY” as a key philosophy.


Mrs Phyllis Farias has about 4 decades of experience in the field of education. She has taught at different levels, from primary to high school, degree classes and for 8 years in a Teacher Training College.

She is passionate about children and education. She uses various pathways to reach the child. Parent to child- by conducting Parenting workshops for different age groups of children. Teacher to child- facilitating teachers to know themselves, know the children and bring it together in effective pedagogy and creating a supportive classroom environment. Children to children- by conducting workshops on various student-related issues, value education, reading enrichment, study skills, public speaking and many more.

Ms. Phyllis Farias is a counsellor for children with emotional and learning problems, aptitude testing and career. As a consultant, she helps management and teachers to develop curriculum to suit the vision and mission of the school. She is also a blogger on Medium and writes on topics she is passionate about.


Ms. Sarika M Singh is a content writer and soft skills trainer. Above all, she is an educator with a vision to make this world a more refined place for children. After spending the initial years as a trainer, she followed her niche of working with children and joined the education sector in 2011.

She has conducted several workshops for teachers and parents. She has also worked on developing an age-appropriate curriculum and authored articles related to child development and parenting. She considers learning an ongoing process and keeps herself updated about the latest developments and research in the education field.

As an educator, she believes, “Education is not only about teaching children; education is about empowering children to observe, investigate, and reason to find answers by themselves and be lifelong learners.”


CMO – Franchise Expansion & Support
An Engineering graduate and holding an entrepreneurship certification by IIT Chennai & ITCOT.

Having a vast experience in the education industry, associated with major(leading) preschool brands, played a pivotal role in various initiatives including major expansion of preschool brands previously associated with and creating success stories by effectively handling the challenges and mentoring the passionate preschool investors.

Vijay Strongly believes in the team work to bring changes in quality education by adopting the blend of values and next generation education system.

With great vision and passion towards preschool industry, believes in achieving seamless opportunities for both clients and the organisation by developing long term strategic association and knowledge sharing.



Ms. Rashida Kapadia is a passionate educator, mentor, and a great leader. She has been associated with Early Childhood for a decade.

A teacher by heart and an excellent storyteller has conveyed beautiful messages on life skills and development through her stories. She believes that humour is one of the skills best attained in early childhood by a child that can help him to grow as an adult who is resilient, less anxious, and a critical thinker.

Her mission is to keep herself motivated and directed to build a beautiful and fulfilling world of learning for children and adults.