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Jessica Thornton

Jessica Thornton 2

Nursery - Butterflies

I graduated from Waikato University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Teaching, specialising in Physical Education. I have experience of teaching Early Years and Primary children both as a classroom teacher and a PE teacher.

I started teaching in my hometown of Cambridge in New Zealand before teaching in Cambridge in the UK. Over ten years ago my husband and I decided to move to Dubai. I taught in one other school before having the privilege of joining the founding team at Nord Anglia International School Dubai.
I am passionate about teaching Early Years and I love being part of the outstanding Nursery Team. I have a love for child led learning, physical development and outdoor learning. I ensure children have the opportunity to explore, investigate, be creative and work collaboratively. 
Being from the beautiful country of New Zealand I enjoy the outdoors and sports. I play team sports such as touch and netball and like to run to keep fit. I have three young children and enjoy spending time on the weekends outside at the beach, pool and parks and in the holidays, I like to take my children to different parts of the world. 
I am very much looking forward to meet all of the children and their families in my class and embark on an exciting year of learning.