Niki is originally from Royston, a small market town in Hertfordshire, England. She completed her BEd. (Hons) degree at De Montfort University, Bedford and has been teaching since then. Her early career was UK based but since 2005, she has moved with her family and worked in Cyprus, Beijing and now Singapore. Niki also has a Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Language Link, Beijing.
Niki has always been passionate about teaching and working with children. She considers it to be a great privilege and responsibility to help shape the minds of the next generation and unlock the potential within each child.
She believes that she is in a privileged position to be able to provide the personalised support to ensure that every student can progress, whatever their starting point; achieving more than they ever dreamed possible, and to remove any barriers that stand in their way.
She also believes that it is her responsibility to help children to grow as individuals, love learning, and be inquiring, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring global citizens. She believes strong community links, where parents, students and teachers all work together in genuine partnership with open and regular communication are vital to achieve this.
She is particularly interested in working with non-native English speakers and being part of the process of unlocking the English language for them. She finds it immensely rewarding to witness the special moments of success when learners are correctly supported and encouraged to thrive.
Niki has moved to Singapore with her husband and youngest son. Besides travelling, she enjoys cycling, yoga, weight training, reading, the outdoors and nature. Most recently, she has had a go at Roller Derby!
An all-through school is one in which students are taught at all grade levels, from Early Childhood until they complete Secondary School. For parents looking to send their child to a preschool programme, an all-through school can seem intimidating. You may worry about whether your little children will get run over by the bigger students on the playground, or lost in the shuffle during break times. You may wonder if teachers will be able to give personalised attention to your child, or if the campus itself is safe and secure.
However, there are actually many advantages to sending your child to an early childhood programme at an all-through school. The majority of larger schools have a separate area for their preschool programmes, which protects the youngest learners and gives them a safe space to grow and develop.
At One World International School, we understand that parents of our youngest learners have unique needs and concerns. As an all-through school, we seek to alleviate those concerns and highlight the benefits that our Early Childhood students enjoy while they are in our classrooms.
These are a few things worth noting about the OWIS Early Childhood Programme:
The preschool programme at OWIS is unique, and it provides young learners with a safe, interactive and engaging space to begin their schooling. We believe that our Early Childhood students benefit significantly from being a part of our all-through school community.
For parents who want an exclusive early childhood school, we offer a dedicated preschool in the East of Singapore, called One World Preschool, Mountbatten. It offers a safe and cheerful environment with open-concept classrooms and inviting play areas where children can explore new concepts and thrive. At our Mountbatten kindergarten, we follow a play-based and inquiry-led learning approach and a balanced curriculum that is anchored by the English National Curriculum. This preschool also acts as a feeder school for our K-12 Nanyang campus, if parents choose to continue with us.
For more information about the Early Childhood Programme at OWIS, get in touch with us today to set up a school tour.
*Note: All images in this blog have been taken during pre-Covid times.