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Early Years

The Early Years teaching staff inspire young minds to become lifelong learners.

  • Sau-Wan

    Sau Wan Gin

    Pre-Nursery Leader

    Sau Wan Gin

    Sau Wan Gin

    B.Ed, EYPS

    Sau Wan graduated from Birmingham City University with degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood Education. She has experience working with children of all ages across the Early Years Foundation Stage and has taught in well resourced and diverse nursery schools in the UK. Sau Wan has also had the opportunity to work alongside multiple agencies in Sure Start children’s centres, supporting, educating and leading play with young children and families in the community. She has taught internationally for a number of years, and prior to moving to BISS Puxi, Sau Wan taught Nursery and Reception classes at our sister school in Beijing, Sanlitun. 

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  • Theresa

    Therese Faerestrand

    Pre-Nursery Teacher

    Therese Faerestrand

    Therese is a qualified Early Years teacher from Norway. She has been working at BISS Puxi since 2018 and has thoroughly enjoyed every minute of her time here. In 2008, Therese graduated from Volda University majoring in Early Years Education. Before relocating to China in 2015, she worked as an Early Years teacher in Denmark between 2008 and 2015.

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  • Rachel

    Rachel Wynne

    Pre-Nursery Teacher

    Rachel Wynne

    Rachel Wynne

    BEd Primary Education

    Rachel has been a classroom teacher for ten years, since qualifying from the University of Gloucestershire with a BEd Degree in Primary Education. She started teaching in a multi-cultural area of Birmingham, where she taught Year 1. After a time teaching in Uganda, she moved to Bristol to teach a Nursery and then, a Pre-Nursery class. The Early Years settings in which she taught in were one Bristol's outstanding schools. 

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  • Maddison O’Beirne

    Nursery Leader and Early Years Coordinator

    Maddison O’Beirne

    Whilst studying performing arts in Sheffield, Maddison volunteered to work with young children, delivering drama-based workshops in schools. After graduating, she completed her PGCE at Birmingham University and went on to teach in Key Stage 2, in inner city Birmingham, where she was also Curriculum Leader and responsible for staff training and creating exciting topics. Maddison then taught in Reception at the British School of Beijing, taking part in the Nord Anglia ‘Change Project’ and helping to create a muddy kitchen and green area for the children in EYFS. Maddison then moved to Bangkok in 2017, again teaching in Reception and also as the Phonics Leader. Finally, for the last 2 years, she worked for educational publishers Twinkl, creating blogs and content for parents.

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  • Francesca

    Francesca Wai

    Nursery Teacher

    Francesca Wai

    Francesca Wai

    BA (Hons)

    After studying for four years at Leeds Beckett University, Francesca graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Primary Education, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. Having spent three years teaching in Years 4 and 5, and becoming a PSHE Co-Ordinator, Francesca decided to pursue her ambition of teaching internationally. In 2018, Francesca made the move to Shanghai, where she taught a wonderful class of Reception aged children, in an international pre-school. Here, she developed a passion for working with much younger children and furthered her understanding of the importance of the EYFS.

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  • Kelly

    Kelly Glover

    Nursery Teacher

    Kelly Glover

    Kelly Glover

    BA, PGCE(i)

    Having completed a BA (English) with majors in Psychology and Linguistics, Kelly was originally interested in pursuing a career in research. After voluntary work at BISS Puxi in 2016, however, Kelly fell in love with the idea of teaching. Deciding to make Shanghai her permanent home the same year, she has since worked at the school gaining invaluable experience across EYFS and KS2. Having originally worked as a 1:1 learning support teacher focusing on social and behavioural development, Kelly later focused on academic interventions with children. Being a person who loves change, though, Kelly decided that after two and a half years she was ready for a fresh start: she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in International Education through the University of Nottingham, and transferred to class teacher.

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  • Ryan

    Ryan King

    Reception Leader

    Ryan King

    Ryan King

    BSc (HON), PGCE

    Before venturing to BISS Puxi in the summer of 2019, Ryan had spent the previous ten years in England working predominantly in the Early Years sector across a number of different primary schools, two local authorities, NHS, Sure Start and private childcare providers. In 2019 he decided to challenge himself to apply his experiences and expertise to entirely new cultures and ways of life. 

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  • Freely

    Freely Foster

    Reception Teacher

    Freely Foster

    Freely Foster is a qualified teacher in both China and the UK. She graduated from South China Normal University in 2005 with the equivalent of a first class degree in English Education for Primary and Secondary Schools. Freely taught at a prestigious Chinese boarding school in Guangdong province for two years, before relocating to the UK in 2007. She gained her British teaching qualification at Canterbury University, Kent in 2009, through the UK government's Overseas Trained Teachers Programme. Before moving back to Shanghai, she spent four years teaching in London and the South East of England.

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai

上海英国外籍人员子女学校浦西校区

金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

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