I grew up in Wales before moving to study Psychology in England. I returned to Wales to complete my PGCE in Primary Education, specialising in Early Years.
I have been teaching for more than twenty years. I started my career in the U.K. as a Key Stage 1 teacher in Essex and then as a senior manager/SENCo in a children’s centre in Salford. While working there, I completed a post-graduate diploma in SEN and Inclusive Practice. I have spent the last fifteen years teaching Early Years in some of the top international schools across the Middle East. I have a rescue cat that I took in as a kitten who has travelled with me over the past ten years.
I enjoy hiking, running, badminton and salsa dancing. I particularly enjoy travelling during the school holidays and have been very lucky to visit some beautiful places and discover many different cultures and cuisines.
I look forward each year to getting to know the children in my class and supporting them to continue to make great strides and discoveries in their learning. It is a privilege to work with children at the beginning of their school life, where a love of learning can be nurtured and the foundations of life-long learning can be developed. I am passionate about making learning fun and engaging through creating challenges and opportunities to learn through play, linked to their interests and needs. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing children leave the Foundation Stage as happy, confident and inquisitive learners prepared for their next step in Key Stage 1.