Life as an International Early Years Teacher

Jess Gosling

Early Years Teacher

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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 current international placement is in Taipei, Taiwan. 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 PGCE specialism was KS1, but over time my passion has grown in the Early Years sector. In 2018, I completed a Masters in Childhood and Early Years, to help develop my knowledge and understanding of EYFS. Next year I will have completed three wonderful years in my Early Years unit as Reception Teacher and I look forward to my next big adventure! My knowledge and understanding has developed in that I fully support and advocate for a child-led, play-based curriculum where agency, interactions and a stimulating environment is key.

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!

Please feel free to contact me with questions, I am always happy to help when I can. I have a 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 International Teachers group on Facebook. The second is on the Teacheroo! app, which offers a ‘chat’ experience in real-time.


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