I believe it is crucial to build solid foundations in those early years of a child’s life to enable them to grow and flourish in later years. The Early Years Foundation Stage builds on what children can do and supports children to reach their potential in all areas of their development and learning. This includes learning through play and being motivated in a positive way by both their peers and supporting adults at school and at home.
I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA honors degree with qualified teacher status having specialized in Early Years. I am also qualified as a Montessori teacher. My interest obviously lay in Early Years but also in EAL and SEN. I have just completed my fifth year at BISAD extending my contract after I had completed my original two years. I have lived and worked in the Middle East for many years and enjoy the diversity of the many different cultures and nationalities within school and the wider community.
I am very excited about my role as a Nursery teacher at NAS Dubai and feel staying in a school within the Nord Anglia family will continue to develop my skills and experience professionally, having just finished an Early Years course with Nord Anglia University relevant to the latest developments in EYFS education in the UK.
I enjoy travelling and discovering new places. I find the opportunity to meet new people, explore new languages and locations and the chance to try new adventures invaluable. All the experiences I have had have influenced me in a really positive way.