My name is Charlotte and I am entering my sixth year of teaching. I absolutely love teaching and I am so excited to be teaching preschool; a year group that I consider to be the most important. I believe that it is in an environment of mutual respect that talents can thrive and I make my classroom that place. I am a cheerful, happy, nurturing and excited teacher which consistently proves a successful approach when working with young children. I believe that when lessons are both fun and challenging children are engrossed; which leads to maximizing their progress. As I demonstrate daily that I love my job and love being with the children, they recognize this and in turn strive to impress, which again leads to happy children who are achieving their full potential. Children always enjoy being in my classroom and this shows with their positive attitudes. I pride myself on building a positive learning environment in which children feel confident, secure and most importantly safe and content. I grew up in the North of England in a city named Leeds. I then went to University in Liverpool where I studied Creative Writing. Throughout my degree, knowing that I wanted to be a teacher, I volunteered at schools in Liverpool, working with children who spoke English as a second language. Working with EAL children has proven a consistent and focal part of my career and has prepared me well for teaching overseas. To qualify as a teacher, I relocated to the South of England and completed the Graduate Teacher Program at a prestigious school in Buckingham. Upon qualifying as a teacher I taught in England for three years which was a very rewarding time professionally. I then moved overseas to Chiayaphum in Thailand where I worked as a Year 1 teacher in a government school. Following this I taught in Vietnam and Spain, before moving to the Middle East where I taught in an outstanding international school in Dubai, where I thoroughly enjoyed being a Year 1 teacher. Outside of the classroom I really enjoy being fit and healthy and I exercise every day. I also love cooking lots of healthy Vegan foods and investigating new ways to cook things. I love sport, especially rugby and sprinting. I also really enjoy singing, sometimes I sing all day! So I will definitely spend lots of time singing with the children this year; I am also currently learning to play the ukulele but I need more practice before I let the children hear me!