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    primary teacher helping year 3 students in maths class

Emma Rafferty

I have been an Early Years Teacher for 4 years, having worked in Hayes in the UK and here at NAS Dubai for the past 2 years. It has been an amazing experience to set up the Early Years unit at Nord Anglia International School Dubai and to be part of the founding team.


Early Years is my passion and I have a particular love for role play and outdoor learning. I enjoy developing independence in children and watching them grow as well rounded, educated young people. I believe that Early Years is fundamental in setting the standards for education and instilling life skills that children will continue to develop throughout their education. I enjoy the cross curricular nature of Early Years and believe that learning through play is developmentally important for children. At this age their emotional and social intelligence needs developing as much as their academics.

I enjoy following sport, particularly Athletics and am a keen sprinter myself. I also love to cook and am always on the lookout for new recipes! 

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