Umami is the place where we do not teach children, but only create conditions in which learning is interesting for them. The idea to create Umami kindergarten appeared 8 years ago, when I got my first child, and then during the search for a safe place (besides home), where he can spend time, communicate with his age-mates and adults, grow and develop. Unfortunately, at that time I did not find anything like this in Ukraine, and I started educating my child on my own. Later we were to move to Austria, and it was there where I saw what kind of kindergartens and schools there may be, what kind of relationship the teacher and pupils have there, and I was greatly inspired. Ever since, wherever we travel, I always visit kindergartens and schools, take notes of what I want to have, or vice versa, what I definitely don't want. During this time I managed to get acquainted with many professionals in their field, I myself studied to be a teacher with coaches of the Dutch Montessori school and then I understood for sure that I was ready and needed to start!