Ms Brenna comes to us from the UK. She has been teaching for over 25 years with her most recent experience being at EtonHouse in Singapore. As she began to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning, she began to realize the importance of the “Image of the Child”. This enduring idea is what drives her work with the children as she acknowledges that they are all capable and competent, no matter their age and that by following the child’s own interests, she can provide stimulating opportunities for them to deepen their learning. She strongly believes that in Early Childhood, children learn best through hands-on and first-hand experiences. As a teacher, she demonstrates her love of learning to the children and encourage them to take developmentally appropriate risks and to ask questions. She likes the children in her class to be curious about their learning environments and strongly advocate the use of the outdoor environment to enhance each child’s experiences. It is crucial that we provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment and introduce the idea that school and learning is fun!
Ms. Chiara is Italian and has been teaching for 7 years, respectively in Venice (Italy), London (UK) and Saigon (Vietnam). She has a Bachelor Degree in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation and a Master Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners. She is a Qualified Kindergarten and Primary School Teacher in the UK and has attended an Educator Training Course in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She is an insatiable learner and a strong supporter of a constructivist approach to teaching which sees the child as the protagonist of their own growth. She does not consider herself a teacher, but a ‘facilitator of learning’. Loris Malaguzzi – the founder of the Reggio Emilia approach – defines Teachers as ‘Professionals of Wonder’: an impeccable description of who she is daily committed to be in a still-too-imprinted educational system that focuses on pushing the academic results instead of celebrating the process of learning and nurturing curiosity, creativity, problem solving, lateral thinking, empathy and respect for the world around us.
Ms. Jade is from Johannesburg, South Africa and she holds a 4 year Bachelor of Education-Foundation Phase Degree, specializing in early childhood development. During the past four years, she has been fortunate to work in various Pre-schools in both developing and developed communities within South Africa. This exciting experience has allowed her the opportunity to observe and understand that all children advance at different stages and at varied rates during their growth. She believes that one of the greatest skills an educator can possess is the ability to recognize each child as an individual with specific needs and strengths, and that every child has an ability to learn and can actively construct knowledge by interacting within both their physical and social worlds. She is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with your children and look so forward to engaging with them after the Easter break.
Ms. Sarah comes to us from Ireland. She holds a four year year Bachelor of Education degree with a Music and has had a wonderful three years of teaching in the early childhood setting in Ireland.
She is a creative, innovative and passionate teacher with a life-long love for music. She loves to teach and inspire our children through piano, guitar and song.
Her experience in Ireland of a child-led, holistic approach to play-based learning mashed with our own similarly inspiring Reggio approach, triggers creativity in her classroom and allows for never-ending learning opportunities, and fun for all.
Ms. Sarah provides a caring, calm environment in her classroom that is full of love, and she is never without a smile! She is committed to supporting children’s curiosity and wonder while nurturing each child’s individual strengths and talents.
As an active and open-minded person with huge love for the little children, she enjoys working with them a lot. She loves nature and exploring interesting lessons with her students. Being inspired by Reggio Emilia approach of teaching in early years education and her 3 year experience as an early childhood educator cultivate her interest in art and music. Travelling, discovering new things, reading and learning more about photography are her usual leisure activities.
We are pleased to have Miss Ly as your preschool teacher assistant for Dragonfly class. She comes to us with 8 years experience working with young children. She inspires our children through play and art.
Ms. Phuong comes to us with her highly creative, nice, fun, team work spirit as well as her years working experience as teacher assistant in international schools. Moreover, she also have worked at some well-known English centers in Ho Chi Minh City for more than 2 years. She is inspired by Reggio Emilia Approach, which is acknowledged young children as sophisticated thinkers and communicators through a diverse activities such as music, art, design, singing and dance.