Life as an International Early Years Teacher

Becoming a Successful International Teacher
My guide written to support aspiring and new international teachers


Published blogs and articles

Podcasts and CPD
Check out my podcasts relating to both international teaching and working in Early Years

Welcome to my site! Thank you for your visit.

I am an Early Years teacher who has been working internationally in different settings, including international schools, for more than 10 years.

My most recent international placement was in Taipei, as a Reception teacher in an international school. Prior to my move to East Asia, I have taught in both local/state and international schools in England, Egypt, Japan, and Vietnam. My roles have varied, beginning as an Assistant Language Teacher (EAL), moving on to a Teaching Assistant and then to qualify as a teacher in 2008. My specialism was KS1, but over time my passion has grown in the Early Years sector.

I currently teach in Poland, Warsaw, at the British Primary School of Wilanow. I teach Reception and lead whole-school CPD. I regularly write for publications such as the Times Educational Supplement and School Management Plus.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, I am always happy to help when I can. I have several platforms including this page to support international teachers.

The first is a Facebook page and group, so if you want your questions answered by a number of teachers, try here: New to International Schools Teachers. I also have a published guide on international teaching, articles and podcasts. You can access these through the menu on my site.

I host a radio show for TeacherHug Radio, which you can listen to every weekend. It is called ‘Postcards from Teachers Overseas’, which gives candid insight into the world of teaching abroad, showcasing a different country every month. If you are interested in being interviewed please contact me.

The aim of this website is two-fold, to encourage dialogue with others relating to all things Early Years and to support teachers’ move internationally. I’m keen to see where this page could lead!

If you are looking to become an international teacher, and would like to see some example of roles, here are some of the latest Early years vacancies from one agency, Teacher Horizons. You can also find roles from Primary through to Secondary on this site.

Top Education Influencer (37) awarded by ISC Research

I am second right on this table of International Educators to follow on Twitter

Nominated for Nexus Awards: Inclusion

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