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Staff Profile: Jonathan Dove

Jonathan Dove

Nursery Rainbow Fish Class Teacher

This is my third year at BSB Sanlitun following teaching both Pre-Nursery and Nursery for one year. I have always believed that the youngest children at school deserve an excellent start in education and that it is up to their dedicated teachers to make this happen. 

Following qualifying as a nursery nurse in 2004 I trained to be a teacher with the specialist area of Advanced Study of Early Years at Bradford College, graduating in 2008. Since this time, I have taught across the Early Years and Key Stage One age range in Spain, three years in Madrid and three years in Palma de Mallorca. I have taught a large range of international pupils, some who arrived at school with limited or no English.

Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I used to play ‘teachers’ with my older brother, me being the teacher! An important thing I have learnt about being an Early Years teacher is you must never underestimate the capabilities of a young child. Outside of school, I thoroughly enjoying reading, travelling, eating out, cinema, sharing languages and walking. Beijing is a fantastic place to meet people from so many backgrounds with so many delightful places to see and things to do.

What the students say

“With Mr Dove we have fun cooking!”

“We enjoy story time with Mr Dove and sing lots of songs.”

“Mr Dove loves dressing up with us!”

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