Hello and Sawasdee ka! My name is Sophie Hamlett but you can call me Miss Sophie. I am very excited to be teaching in Pre-School this year and looking forward to starting my journey with HeadStart. I am from Liverpool, United Kingdom and have been working in a variety of early years settings for 10 years since finishing High School. I have been teaching EYFS in international schools since 2018 after graduating from Liverpool Hope University. I have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Early Childhood Studies and Special Educational Needs and completed my PGCE last year with the University of Cumbria. My passions include: dogs, travelling, dancing, baking and of course early years. I have a longstanding interest in and commitment to developing a career in the international education sector and I wish to further my knowledge by experiencing different EYFS curriculum methods and cultural approaches to education. So far, I have taught in Belgium, Italy, Thailand and China. I lived and taught in Phuket for two years before moving to Beijing, China last year, and have just moved back with my husband to continue our life here. I am very much looking forward to the year ahead, meeting you all, and watching you all grow and develop throughout the year.