Emily Brain

What led you to teaching?

The birth of my daughter in 2019 led me to the literature surrounding the significance of the early years and I have never looked back. It became clear to me that I had a passion for this research and prompted me to study for a Masters in Early Years Education alongside my Early Years Teachers status.

What inspires you and what you do?

The early years (0-5) are the most significant years in a person’s life and this knowledge inspires and motivates me every day. I am so rewarded by the enthusiasm and joy I see on the faces of the children we teach and care for, and their staggering rate of development keeps me motivated and innovative!
I am passionate about offering diverse, engaging and exciting learning opportunities which value, respect and reflect the individuality of the children. This is the perfect partner for the independent, self led and intrinsically motivated learning I see occurring spontaneously in children.

What do you love most about Skippers?

The warmth and friendliness. The home-from-home feel which is clear through the dispositions of the children. This gives the children the confidence to live, learn and thrive.

Who was your most inspirational or influential teacher?

My most influential teacher was my A-Level History teacher. She was incredibly knowledgeable, hardworking and approachable. Yet most of all, she saw the best in me and this allowed me to see the best in myself. She became my primary inspiration for studying History at undergraduate level.