Hi I’m teacher Nick, an Early Years specialist from the U.K. with just under 10 Years of professional teaching experience. 6 of those years have been spent working in the International School arena in Thailand.
I am also one of the co-founders of British Early Years Centre. The school concept was born from my poor experiences of the education systems in the U.K. and Thailand respectively. I always felt that the teaching profession could be made so much better and children would be able to achieve so much more if teachers were given the time and resources that they needed to make the learning environment as fun and engaging as possible.
Particularly in Thailand I disliked the fact that children weren’t being educated about food from an early age. After all this is one of the most important aspects to life. I believe that schools have a responsibility to educate children on nutrition and prevent unhealthy foods being eaten. In the U.K. there has been a movement toward healthy school dinners, however in Thailand the schools offer incredibly unhealthy lunches and snacks. Ironically the same schools that assure parents the development and care of their child is of the utmost importance. AT BEYC we have now taken the organic approach one stage further into soaps and cleaning products in an attempt to reduce any common allergens.
I am out of the classroom now but I still look forward to days when I am needed to cover a teachers class. It is always amazing to step back into the classroom and interact with the kids.
I do work one-on-one with children that show gifted and talented characteristics and I supplement their learning by tailoring activities to their personal needs. This is teaching at its best. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do this.
For more about my background take a look here…