Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Erin hails from sunny California in the United States where she studied Child Development. She has nearly 11 years of teaching experience working with young learners. As a warm and passionate teacher, Erin believes every child should feel respected and supported. She embraces children’s individuality and encourages her students to build curiosity, independence and positive relationships. Her belief is a strong and trusting connection is essential to support a child’s confidence in themselves and their abilities. Erin creates a classroom environment that provides meaningful learning experiences and fosters a love of learning. Students have the opportunity to build upon their current knowledge through the exploration of various materials.To strengthen the classroom community, Erin utilises her communication skills to build positive and collaborative relationships with families and caregivers.
When she had the opportunity to teach in an inclusive classroom with children who require additional support, Erin discovered the joy of working with these children. This has led her to enhance her education by pursuing a Masters of Education in Special Needs. In 2019, Erin moved to Shanghai, China to pursue her two passions: teaching and travel. She taught nursery and preschool students in both bilingual and international kindergartens. During that period of teaching, Erin gained valuable experience as an international educator and Lead English Teacher.
Outside of the classroom, Erin enjoys having picnics in scenic areas, hiking, reading on the beach and planning her next adventure. She is a dog lover and would make a new furry friend wherever she goes. In the future, Erin hopes to own a small farm with rescued animals.
Having joined EtonHouse in January 2023, Erin had a successful partnership with a new Pre-Nursery class for the last two academic terms. She looks forward to beginning a new learning journey with PNA children and families in the next academic year!
Bachelor of Chinese Language and Literature L2 Certificate
Diploma in Pre-School Education
Liu Lu is a native Mandarin speaker with over 14 years of Early Years teaching experience in both China and Singapore. Her passion in teaching Mandarin encouraged her to start a Youtube channel where she shares and reads Mandarin stories to advocate the love for the language. She has also worked with a publication team to publish a book on ancient Chinese poetry for children in 2019, where the book uses graphical illustrations to enhance children’s understanding of Chinese poems.
Liu Lu is also passionate about working with children using inquiry learning approaches inspired by Reggio Emilia learning philosophy. She strongly believes in respecting children as equal beings and helping them to express themselves through various interactive learning experiences.
Liu Lu believes that strong collaboration with the parents will help to build a healthy learning environment and experience for the children to thrive in. She takes pride in tailoring her teaching methods to support each unique child.
Having taught the Kindergarten children in EtonHouse Claymore for the past year, Liu Lu looks forward to a wonderful partnership with PNA families and children for the new academic year!
Bachelor of Arts – Early Years and Education Studies
Jessica is from the United Kingdom where she attended University in Leeds. After completing her degree in Early Years and Education Studies, she moved to Barcelona, where she worked as an Early Years teacher at an International School teaching 2-4 year old children.
Jessica moved to Singapore in 2016 where she worked at a well renowned school, teaching mainly children aged 18 months to 3 years old. She also has experience working with early years children in other educational settings including a hospital where she worked as a play therapist, as well as at a Special Educational Needs School. Jessica advocates the importance of learning through play and connecting learning experiences to real life in the classroom. She aims to inspire children to explore their interests by exposing them to a variety of experiences and working alongside children to explore and develop a strong sense of belonging in a new environment. She enjoys observing, understanding and exploring the many ways that children learn and interact with the environment whilst stimulating the individual needs of each child.
Communication and relationships are of upmost importance to Jessica and she looks forward to creating open lines of communication and building strong relationships with the children, teachers and parents within the EtonHouse Claymore Community.
Having taught the Kindergarten children at EtonHouse Claymore for the past few years, Jessica is looking forward to working with the younger children in the new academic year!
Advanced Diploma in Special Needs and Inclusive Education
Diploma in Pre-School Teaching
As a native Chinese speaker from Malaysia, Fui Yee has been working with children for over 8 years. Before joining EtonHouse, she was a Mandarin Teacher at a Kindergarten offering bilingual programme in Singapore for 5 years.
Fui Yee has a true passion in working with young learners and helping each child grow and development in all areas – academic, social, language and motor skills. She chose to work with children because it was her childhood dream as a little girl to be a teacher. She believes that preschool experiences not only aid in children’s learning, but it also builds their confidence and self-reliance. She strongly believes that a positive home-school partnership and open communication with parents are important in her journey of nurturing young minds.
During her free time, Fui Yee enjoys running, reading, shopping and being out in the sun. Her favourite hobby is walking along the beach and collecting seashells.
Fuiyee has been with working with the younger years children at EtonHouse Claymore for the last 2 academic years and she looks forward to another successful academic year with Pre-Nursery B families!
Diploma of Children’s Services
Rachel has more than 11 years of teaching experience working with young children. She has been teaching at Claymore for 5 years in various year groups.
Rachel received her childcare qualification in Sydney, Australia and later moved to Malaysia where she worked in an Australian based childcare center that implemented Play and Nature-based Curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.
While at her previous school, she took on the roles of a supervisor and a toddler’s room leader. She moved to Singapore in 2016 and joined a bilingual immersion preschool as an English core teacher to further extend her career. Rachel enjoys creative experiences and incorporates this into her experiences with the children to enhance their creativity. She believes that every child is an artist and they are able to express their feelings, thoughts and imagination of the world through Arts.
She recognises that every child is different and unique. As an educator, we respect these differences and believe that children are capable to develop and explore at their own pace. She also believes that children learn through play and that the environment plays an important part in their play explorations.
Rachel has successfully supported the younger children in the last 3 years as Core Teacher in EtonHouse Claymore and she looks forward to working with the N1A children in August 2023!
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Chinese Education
Having taught for more than a decade in various preschool settings, Guoyan comes with a wealth of teaching experience and is well-trained to guide young learners in an inquiry- based learning environment. As a lifelong learner, Guoyan constantly seeks to upskill herself through various educational trainings or courses and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Preschool Education in 2018.
Guoyan loves children and she enjoys working with young learners to develop their interests in various areas. Her previous teaching experience in E-Bridge Pre-School @ Punggol by Etonhouse also allows her to easily connect with the inquiry-based learning philosophy that we offer at Etonhouse International Pre-School Claymore. Guoyan has been working with the Nursery 1 children for the last 2 academic years at EtonHouse Claymore.
With a keen interest to support children with additional learning needs, Guoyan enrolled in a course for special children education this year.
Outside of work, Guoyan enjoys running. Being a native Chinese, she also enjoys spicy hotpot which she feels is the essence of Chinese cuisine.
She looks forward to fostering a love for Mandarin with the young learners and building a strong partnership with our Nursery 1A families in the new academic year!
Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
Originally from the UK, Katie moved to Singapore with her family when she was 12 years old. Katie developed an interest in early childhood education as well as the development of young children after helping out in her mum’s classroom at EtonHouse Newton during her school holidays when she was young.
Inspired by her mother, Katie started her career in teaching and has been with EtonHouse for over 20 years, working with children in both EtonHouse Newton and EtonHouse Thomson previously.
Katie believes that young children are competent individuals who are active citizens with rights and contributing members of the school community. As an early years educator, Katie also has a special interest in exploring music and movement, as well as storytelling and speech and drama. She hopes to incorporate all these elements in her teaching.
During her free time, Katie loves exploring music and playing the drums. Katie looks forward to working closely with all families and children within the N1A class community for the upcoming school year!
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Ashley has been working with young children in the Early Years since 2016. Ashley was brought up in East London, South Africa before leaving in 2016 with her husband to pursue her studies in education whilst working abroad and travelling around Asia. She has a wealth of teaching experience in multicultural and diverse learning environments in countries like Vietnam, China and Singapore.
Ashley believes that every child is a different kind of flower; unique and special in their own way. By keeping play as the core learning experience, she believes it will help motivate, stimulate and support children in their development in all aspects. She is passionate about creating positive environments and enriching experiences that give children opportunities to explore, be inspired and grow, as she feels that children have almost limitless capacity to learn when encouraged.
As a family-oriented individual, Ashley enjoys building relationships with her students, peers and parents. Ashley recognises that student achievement and success increase when parents and teachers display mutual support and are respected as partners.
Other than being a lover of active and outdoor experiences, Ashley also enjoys baking, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and walking her rescue dogs – Luna and Lacey.
Ashley is looking forward to an exciting learning journey with the N1B children and their families in August 2023!
Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Zhou Jin joins us with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years of experience working at EtonHouse. She bases her Mandarin learning experiences on children’s interests and uses interactive teaching methods such as dance, song, art and craft and dramatic play to build connection to language experiences.
Zhou Jin sees children as capable individuals, playing an active role in their learning and supports their curiosities Mandarin Teacher Diploma in Early Childhood Education I love music and reading books during my free time. curiosities through organic learning opportunities. She respects children’s verbal and non-verbal interactions and uses active listening to build trusting relationships with them.
As she has been teaching in the EtonHouse community, she has a strong connection to our InquireThink-Learn Curriculum. She feels this allows her to build trusting relationships and support learning with sense of belonging fostered amongst the same teachers and children each day.
Zhou Jin looks forward to working closely alongside the N1B children and families!