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Jessica Thornton

Jessica Thornton 2

Nursery - Ladybirds

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 home town of Cambridge in New Zealand before teaching in Cambridge in the UK. Ten years ago my husband and I decided to move to Dubai and I have been lucky to have taught in two schools but particularly it has been an amazing experience to be part of the founding team at Nord Anglia International School Dubai.

I am passionate about teaching Early Years, in particular I have a love for child led learning, physical development and outdoor learning. I am now looking forward to going into my third year of teaching Nursery in the outstanding EYFS unit at NAS Dubai. One of my favourite things to do is lead dancing with many of the children on Thursdays in the outdoor classroom. 

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 a young family 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.