About me

Here I am with my daughter in Poland

I am an British trained Early Years Teacher, based internationally, currently Poland. Although trained in the Primary National Curriculum for England, my passion has always been Early Years. I discovered this early in my career, teaching Early Years in Egypt for two years.

I have one daughter and she, alongside my need to get to grips with a totally different pedagogy, inspired me to complete a Masters in Childhood Studies and Early Years. This course was inspiring and involved an Action Research project where I put my theory into practice by building my own Early Years business in Vietnam. Here I educated both parents and children in the value of play as the most important vehicle for learning in the Early Years. I learnt a great deal on the importance of interactions with both children and their parents.

Upon completing the course I was awarded a distinction and it was wonderful to receive this award at the Leeds Beckett Masters ceremony with my daughter watching on. Currently, I teach am in my sixth year teaching Reception in an international school. My husband also teaches within Primary (Key Stage 2).

I am a keen writer and authored a book, a guide for aspiring international teachers. My passion is the ‘lived stories’ of others, but I have also been investigating my own, within auto-ethnography. I presented at the 2021 Autoethnography Conference which retold my experiences as a trainee teacher. I have been commissioned to lead on international teaching for the National College as well as EAL in Early Years for Across Cultures. Further, I will present and write for Kinderly this year. My work has been recorded in two of Tamsin Grimmer’s books, as case studies for loving practice.

I continue to lead my radio show for Teacherhug Radio, which focuses on telling the stories of international teachers and leaders around the world.

I am also a passionate supporter of those in education. In 2021, I set up #WomenEdTw (WomenEd Taiwan). With the support of two others, I organise networking and support events for women in education. My aim is to give others the confidence and support to apply for roles outside of their comfort zone.



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Listed #37 Top Educational Influence by ISC Research

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