After obtaining my first degree in
Genetics and Molecular Biology, I decided to travel for a year in the USA. By
chance, during volunteering sessions in a Montessori school in Seattle, I have
found myself enjoying working with children, who, I felt, were teaching me more
about life and the outside world than the other way around. That is how my
journey working with children began. Since then, I have worked in early years
education for over a decade over Malaysia, the USA and the UK. I have a broad
range of practical experience using different educational approaches including
the Multiple Intelligence and Montessori methods. These experiences have
provided me with valuable insights into the diverse philosophies and approaches
in early years education. As well as having a wealth of practical experience, I
completed my Master’s degree in Early Years Education at the University College
London in 2012.
I am a strong believer in
maximising a child’s learning through play - play is the work of the child.
Children have a natural curiosity and a sense of wonder for play and learn so
let children be children and let them have control over their own learning.
I have two young children myself,
which has only strengthened my view on children being born playful and needing
time and space to develop. Their natural desire to engage with other people and
the environment in which they live in is the founding philosophy here at girotondo