To be a teacher or a dancer was my ambition as I was growing up. I chanced upon early childhood in early 2002. Starting with no experience, I found my interest and passion working with the children. This inspired me to learn about early childhood. I began taking up courses related to the field to strengthen my knowledge. I completed my CPT, DPT, DPL & Degree in Early Childhood Education as I was teaching. During this journey, I have had the opportunity to work in centres that have offered different approaches to learning.
An approach that is mixed with play, hands on and inquiry is ideal for children at a very young age. This allows children to build their self confidence, learn basics of academics as well as self help skills which is very much needed as they enter their primary school years.
I eventually was offered the opportunity to lead a team and thoroughly enjoy it. I strongly believe that young children should be provided positive experiences from small to build a strong foundation for them in the later years. The preschool teachers who work with young children are equally important people. They have the ability to mold the young children providing them with positive experiences.
Children should be allowed to make mistakes, get messy and engage in discussions with their peers and adults.
Hi I am Norhuda Alkaff! In Pegasus school, I am known as Miss Huda. I am holding a position as a Vice Principal and a School Teacher for nursery class. My journey in the early child field has been remarkable and inspiring. I have been into this field for six years and had a vast experiences in the early childhood setting. I am graduated from United Kingdom with a Degree Honors in Early Childhood studies.
My life journey took me from the homeland of Singapore to UK for eight years, which not only broadened my horizons but also gained my working experiences in Health and Nursing and Child Care setting. In Singapore, I began to embark my journey at Blue House International School as an assistant teacher and also being promoted as a teacher. Working in this school had given me the opportunity to learn in various ways of teaching. The experiences that I had in Blue House, was not only gaining in teaching performances but also working in the environment that follows the Reggio Emilia approach. After several years I worked in Blue House, I continued my journey at Pegasus International Preschool.
As an educator I believe that validating the children’s work and supporting them to go deeper into their perception of the world is an important part of the process. The learning journey that they embark upon from birth is to be marveled at and nurtured. As an educator of early education she also believe that the journey children encounter should be based upon and led by their knowledge and natural curiosity. Children are shaped by their experiences, and this is imperative to their enjoyment and achievement. As an educator, I am to facilitate the best learning experiences for all children and at Pegasus International school my philosophy is shared and valued.
Shoba’s journey in the field of Early Childhood Education began in Bangkok 10 years ago. Having worked with children in several pre schools, she is adept at reaching out to children and making them aware of their strengths . She also likes to build a bridge between children speaking various languages and English.
Besides being a Post Graduate in Early Childhood Education from Monash University, she also holds a Diploma in Montessori from Singapore .and is a Gold Medalist graduate in History.
She holds immense experience in the art of applying theoretical frame work, to individual learning plans for children. Having worked in schools with a Reggio inspired curriculum and other pedagogy, she had the opportunity to explore various teaching styles and internalize the power of play based curriculum which she strongly believes in.
She has been living in Singapore for the last 5 years with her husband who is a consultant on business strategy . During her free time, she enjoys traveling and immersing in the different cultures in various parts of the world.
Xie Meng has 3 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Teaching). She has great interest in the Chinese language – a key reason for taking Higher Chinese and joining Chinese writing clubs since primary school. She enjoys learning and teaching Chinese with children and hopes to extend children’s interest for Mandarin language. She believes children learn best through play hence, she plans her Chinese lessons in an interactive way.
Xie Meng believes that each child is a unique individual. It is her desire to provide the children with a safe and fun learning environment, to nurture and bring out the best in every child. Xie Meng also has a dance background and enjoys dancing and singing with the children.
Always keen to further expand her knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education, Xie Meng will be taking up Bachelors in Early Childhood and Chinese Language Education course in 2014 from SIM University, in collaboration with SEED Institute.
Lin Man enjoyed working with young children especially the toddlers. She came to Singapore a few years ago and has since worked in reputable Preschools. Lin Man creates an interesting and inviting ways of working with the younger children. She introduces Music, puppets and Creative Art in order to reach out to these young ones.
Lin Man specializes in incorporating outdoor facilities in her teaching. She encourages children to explore, wonder and investigate their environments through adventures in outdoor play.
She is a trained infant / toddler educator having received her trainings from KLC School of Education. She is currently pursuing her Diploma in Early Childhood Teachings (Chinese) and is expected to graduate in February 2014.
Avisa Edilyn came to Singapore in 2008 armed with a Doctorate in Medicine from Manila Central University. She was inducted by the Board of Nursing in Manila Central University as Clinical Nurse Instructor. As a Clinical Nurse Instructor, Avisa Edilyn had worked in various Hospital and as well as in Laboratory Diagnostic Centre since 1996.
Edilyn assist in the day to day running of centre, data entry and assist in the children’s health routines. Pegasus is proud to claim of having its own “in-house Nurse”.