Hello everyone! Welcome to the Little GEMS Nursery. I am thrilled to begin my journey with you at GEMS World Academy (Singapore). I am Ms Umairah and I am the Lead Teacher for the Little GEMS Jade class. I am a Wheelock College graduate with a BSc in Early Childhood Education. I graduated seven years ago and have been an early childhood educator since! I have worked at preschools in Singapore as a childcare teacher and have spent the past few years at GEMS World Academy (Singapore). I find my daily interactions with children very fulfilling.
I believe in children learning using their senses, through exploratory play and activities. When children are involved in their experiences they become active and innovative learners. I started as a teaching assistant here at GEMS (Singapore) for two years now, and love being a part of a dynamic, multicultural and diverse teaching and learning community here. I am excited to begin my new role as a lead teacher; working together with the new families, growing and sharing daily experiences with the nursery children.
In my spare time, I love reading, doing crafts and spending time with my family. I got married in December 2017 and just moved in to a new house with my husband, my mum and my dad; it is all very exciting and I am currently loving decorating my home with little bits and bobs! My husband and I love exploring and trying new food places in Singapore! I am looking forward to having a great year with you!