- Nursery / Reception Teacher
In 2005 I started my teaching career at Benthal Primary School, London. Leaving behind a successful career in the city, I had worked both in advertising, working freelance producing commercials and for dot com start-ups as a customer service manager/marketing assistant. I was looking for something more fulfilling and I certainly found it. In fact, I found something altogether more challenging that has kept me happy and busy right up to the present day. I have grown immensely over that period and am happy to say that the message I convey to children “you never stop learning” is just as true for us as adults as it is for children. I believe it’s what keeps me on my toes and always looking out for ways to improve.
On a personal note, I was born in Warsaw but raised in London from the age of 4, when on a family holiday Marshal Law was declared in Poland and there was no return. Since then I have done much travelling and spent time living in both Austria and Australia. Poland is a country I’ve been visiting since my childhood, I have a strong sense of connection with it, as I do with my own family, who have recently relocated back. I’m looking forward to experiencing life here in Warsaw on a more permanent basis, as well as teaching life at Thames British School which I feel will be everything that I love, diverse, international, creative and child centred. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone.
I really enjoy cooking (and eating) and have also worked as a food stylist. Did you know that many of the foods you see in magazines are not edible? For instance, most ice creams are actually mashed potatoes mixed with food colouring! I also have a keen interest in Politics and have done a speech for the Teachers’ Union in front of over 3000 people. Quite terrifying but a great experience and very uplifting.
My teaching philosophy
I have a high standard and expectation of the learning environment in my own classroom, ensuring it is first and foremost for the children and is an example of good cross-curricular practice.
I am committed to working towards child centred creative environments that produce improved results and happy children that want to discover the world for themselves and by themselves, with a little support from us, staff and parents, when we work together we get the best results.