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Division Head Pre-Kindergarten

 

Division Head Pre-Kindergarten

Melanie Thomson has been involved in the education sector in Spain, the UK and Switzerland since 1991. After receiving her TESOL certificate to teach English as a second language, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She grew up in a bilingual home in Switzerland and the UK, and has taught from pre-nursery to adults, gaining valuable experience in bilingual teaching environments. She spent five years as the director of a British summer school in Madrid, and has written and taught professional development courses for teachers in Spain. She taught musical initiation to Kindergarten children, set-up and ran a music playgroup in 2001 and an international playgroup in 2003. After moving to Switzerland, she joined the team at Lakeside School Küsnacht in August 2006. Since 2008 she has been the Division Head of the Kindergarten, as well as the Pre-Kindergarten from 2017. In August 2018 she took on the role of the Deputy Head of School

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Pre-Kindergärtnerin Deutsch

Layla El Harami Ist in der Schweiz geboren und danach mit ihrer Familie nach Marrakesch ausgewandert, wo sie die ersten Schuljahre absolvierte. Nach 6 Jahren führte sie der Weg zurück in die Schweiz in den Kanton Graubünden.  Nach ihrer Ausbildung  als Fachperson Betreuung  bei den Kindertagestätten der Stadt Chur, war sie in verschiedenen Kindertagesstätten als Gruppenleiterin tätig. Im 2015 schloss sie ihr Studium mit dem Schwerpunkt Kindererziehung und Sozialpädagogik erfolgreich ab. Seit ihrem Studium arbeitete sie in einem Tageskindergarten der Universität und ETH Zürich als Kindergärtnerin. Besonders wichtig ist ihr der Aspekt der frühkindlichen Bildung, die ersten Lebensjahre tragen einen entscheidenden Faktor für die erfolgreiche Einbindung am gesellschaftlichen Leben bei. Sie unterrichtet seit August 2017 an der Lakeside School Küsnacht.

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Pre-Kindergarten Teacher  English

Sarah Houlston is an Early Years Professional from the South East of England. On completing her BTEC in Early years in 2002, Sarah went on to work in variety of Early Years establishments. In 2011 Sarah was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, UK and in 2012 gained Early Years Professional Status. Sarah managed a special needs nursery and day nursery setting before coming to live in Switzerland in 2014. Since relocating to Switzerland she has been working as a Kindergarten teacher in a bilingual provision, gaining valuable professional development in a bilingual system. Sarah Houlston joined Lakeside School in 2017.

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