I am passionate about teaching and I have a special interest in early childhood development. I believe it is crucial to build solid foundations in those early years to enable children to grow and flourish in later years. I love the idea that children can learn through play and start to discover the world around them and more importantly who they are.
I believe the class should be a homely, creative and enlightening setting, where learning is taking place every single moment of the day. Therefore, I always allow new opportunities for children to learn whether it is myself doing the teaching, children learning by themselves or teaching each other something new. I strive to develop passionate learners, self-confident, happy, socially aware and independent children.
I began my teaching career by training to become a special needs learning assistant. I then went on to become a qualified teacher by completing my PGCE and Masters in East London, where I specialised in Early Years and special educational needs.
During my career I have mainly worked in Early Years. However, during my time in Dubai, I have worked in KS1, KS2 and KS3. My prior roles have included; EYFS leader, RE Co-ordinator and EYFS lead training mentor. I have been observed by Ofsted, Local Education Authorities and Head Teachers always achieving outstanding levels of teaching.
My spare time consists of nights in with a big bowl of salty caramel popcorn and a Disney or Superhero movie. When I’m not enjoying my couch, I love travelling round the UAE with my husband and friends, finding a good spot to have a barbecue on the beach.