Teacher Feature – Miss Nicky
Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
I come from England, and spent my early twenties in corporate roles, before deciding I wanted a change of direction. I completed a degree in Early Childhood education at Staffordshire University, and worked in schools and nurseries for some time before then going on to qualify as a primary school teacher. I initially worked for a children’s charity, Action for Children in the UK, helping to plan, manage and deliver outreach programs for disabled children and their families. I then spent a year as a supply teacher in the UK, before embarking on a new adventure to the Middle East. I arrived in Bahrain in 2016, and have worked in a few schools on the island in both classroom and management positions.
Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?
The early years of a child’s life are very much the foundations to the rest of their childhood, and I find that journey of development fascinating. In Year One, the children are starting to really utilise their skills and knowledge to make huge leaps of progress and discover new things with confidence. It’s a privilege to be such a big part of someone’s childhood, and the love of learning that they have makes it incredibly rewarding.
What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
It is very much a family community, and the enthusiasm, professionalism and energy that is evident in the school every day makes it a very special place to be. You are never alone with any challenges, and everyone across the school strives to do their absolute best and more.
How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
It starts and ends with enthusiastic children, and everything in between is a great mix of learning, overcoming challenges together and having fun. There is always an excited buzz to see what we’re learning next!