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Elena Ignatieva
Founder. CEO

Elena has graduated with distinctions from the Rostov-on-Don State University with qualification of a teacher of economics. In 1996 she graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a degree in «Banking and finance». From 1996 to 2000 she worked for the different international investment banks, including Brunswick-Warburg and Credit Suisse First Boston.

In 2003 году in cooperation with Julia Zeligman Elena founded the «Kids' Estate» children club, which was reorganized in the «Kids’ Estate» kindergarten in 2005.

In 2006 she completed the international courses of Montessori pedagogy. In 2015-2016 at the centre of autism problems Elena completed training under the “Include me” program related to the inclusive education.

She was awarded the badge of honor “Director of Year- 2013” by the Independent Social Council of the “100 the best pre-school education institution in Russia” competition.

Elena was granted the special prize “Impeccable Reputation” at the contest “Business women 2015” arranged by «Ernst & Young».

Over the years Elena has become an expert in the field of preschool education. Under her guidance

“Kids Estate” has become a creative and testing site for implementation of the principles of bilingual and inclusive education. Moreover, the actual principles of mobile learning corresponding to the up-to-date worldwide trends in education have been formed and implemented in practice.  

«There are no problems; there are some challenges which have to be solved! » This Elena’s motto always encourages the Kids’ Estate personnel to find new ways, be in progress and never give up in the complex situation.

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If you would like to see where your child would take classes, we can arrange an excursion around our kindergarten at your convenience.

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