" A nursery teacher is not just a teacher" is the least that could be said about an early years' instructor. Call it a teacher, a facilitator, or an educator, but the person occupying this position also plays the roles of a pedagogist, a relationship expert, a nutritionist, and, on the top of all of that, a role model.
Children at this age are often described as blank sheets of paper. This is one of the reasons why nursery teachers have a great impact on children. The other reason is that many children spend more time at the nursery interacting with their classmate and teachers more than with their parents at home. Parents are advised to meet the teacher responsible for their child's education to further learn about his or her qualifications and professional experience.
Care, love, and patience are the most important traits to look for in nursery teachers. Add to that positive reinforcement skills which help them handle stressful situations in a calm nonviolent manner. These characteristics create a positive environment where children feel love, safety and comfort. Nursery teachers should also be emotionally intelligent so that they can understand every child's physical, moral, and academic needs. Moreover, one of the most important skills is the ability of simplifying information to children by using innovative educational aids suitable to children's age group and culture.
At Little Academy, we are aware that this job is demanding and the responsibilities of this position are heavy. Therefore, our teaching staff is highly qualified and carefully selected against a number of strict criteria. Our teachers are selected to have a thorough background in Early Years’ and Preschool Education. At our nursey, teachers plan their daily programs ahead taking into consideration children's moral, mental, linguistic, and social abilities.
Our team is a diverse one coming from countries, such as the UK, Canada, USA, Lebanon, Holland, South Africa, Australia, Ethiopia and the Philippines. They are best known for their love for children, and their professionalism in dealing with every day in-class various challenging situations. Moreover, our teachers highly appreciate teacher-parent communication. Therefore, they ensure to regularly hold parental meetings where they can learn more about each caregiver's parenting style so that they could follow a similar strategy at the nursery. The unification of the parenting style between the home and nursery is one of our priorities at Little Academy, and regular parental meetings help us create a positive peaceful environment where children do not feel conflicted between different discipline strategies.
In addition to our unique teachers, you can add to the list our nutritionists, speech therapists, curriculum designers, child psychologists, and relationship experts. All of our staff works together to bring out the best in your child and make the nursery experience an unforgettable one.