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Early Learning Team

Meet our dedicated Early Learning teachers, who care for our youngest Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 students

  • Kelly McErlean

    Kelly McErlean

    Pre-K1 Teacher

    Kelly McErlean

    Kelly is originally from South Africa. She graduated from the University of Johannesburg with an Honours Degree in Visual Arts and began her career working in public relations at an art gallery. She discovered her passion for teaching when she completed a children's yoga teacher training programme and began teaching art and mindfulness to children. Kelly went on to complete a Diploma via Montessori Teacher Training and later received a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. 

    Kelly joined the NAISR team in 2017 as the Pre-K1 teacher. She loves teaching the youngest students at NAISR and guiding them as they develop and grow through meaningful inquiry and play. Kelly is particularly interested in facilitating learning through a holistic approach to learning and development. 

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  • Helen Carroll

    Helen Carroll

    Pre-K1 Educational Assistant

    Helen Carroll

    Originally from Dublin, Ireland Helen is now in her tenth year as a educational assistant with the three year old programme (Pre-K1) at NAISR.

    Following second level education she had a career in banking for many years, followed by a position in a residential and care facility in Ireland. During this time Helen developed an interest in child welfare and education which led to a qualification in childcare.

    Helen has a love of working with children, especially enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences. She enjoys watching the students grow and reach milestones.

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  • Victoria Blackburn

    Victoria Blackburn

    Pre-K2 Teacher

    Victoria Blackburn

    Victoria worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in London. After briefly working at the British School in the Netherlands she came to work at NAISR, formally AISR, teaching PreK2.

    She and her husband, who also teaches at NAISR, have two children who attend the school. She enjoys living in the Netherlands, with its world famous galleries and to relax she loves to paint.

    Victoria has a B.A.(Hons) in Art as well as gaining a P.G.C.E. from the Institute of Education, University College London in 2002, where her specialism was the advanced study of Early Childhood.

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  • Dorota Ravenhorst

    Dorota Ravenhorst

    Pre-K2 Educational Assistant

    Dorota Ravenhorst

    Dorota is originally from Poland. She graduated from the Silesian University in Katowice with a Master degree in Political Science. Since graduating, she worked in several advertising agencies and through this experience she has gained a strong set of communication skills.

    She found her true passion for teaching and working with young children when she joined NAISR in 2011. Three years later she completed a post graduate study in pedagogical preparation. Dorota loves to support children in their educational development. Every day she enjoys being a part of an environment where our youngest students can explore, learn, play, enquire and, most importantly, have fun!

    She is interested in the idea of Non-violent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg which helps her to better understand and respect the needs of children. Her two sons are happy members of NAISR.

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  • Cathlene Taal

    Cathlene Taal

    Pre-K2 Educational Assistant & Substitute Teacher