I graduated from the University of Derby with a BA degree in Early Childhood Studies in 2015. Whilst at university, I undertook a study abroad year in Belgium, teaching in an international school in year 1. I also moved to the USA on two occasions during the summer months to support a children’s summer sports camp, taking on various roles such as teaching swimming and sailing. My time in American allowed me to work with children of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds. In 2016, I qualified as a teacher specializing in EYFS at Sheffield Hallam University. Starting my teaching career, teaching a Reception class in Derby. I then decided to move to Dubai, UAE where I having been teaching for Reception for the last two years. These experiences have given me a solid understanding of the EYFS curriculum and how to effectively support children with English as an additional language. I’m now looking forward to starting my new adventure in Shanghai and starting at BISS Puxi.
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher who always sets high expectations for my children, so they are able to reach their true potential and achieve their ambitions. I focus on creating a nurturing environment in which the children are challenged to take risks, explore their curiosities and as a result become independent learners.
I like outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Recently I have also found an interest in skiing and I am hoping to develop my skills whilst in China. I love an adventure and will travel at the first opportunity. I am really looking forward to travelling around China and the surrounding areas, whilst learning Mandarin.