Staff

Miss Lesley – School Manager
As school manager, Miss Lesley is available to help you with everything and anything you need regarding our school. She is professional, creative and organized. Miss Lesley first joined Little Trotters in 2005 as a nursery teacher. She was rolled over in June 2008 and spent her time away teaching 4 year olds at Sunflowers Nursery School in Cyprus. Lesley is a qualified Nursery Nurse (NNEB 0-7 yrs) and is First Aid trained. She is a loving mum and has over 20 years childcare experience.

 

Josie Hoar – Principal
South African born, Josie has lived and worked all over. She trained in London as a Montessori Nursery Teacher (2yrs-6yrs) and later; Advanced Montessori Teacher (6yrs-9yrs). Josie is also trained as a Nursery Nurse (NNEB). More recently, Josie has developed a strong interest in the Rudolf Steiner approach and attended several Steiner seminars in the UK and observed regularly in Steiner schools. She taught at the Englefield Green Montessori School, UK for a year and then at The Stage Coach Montessori School, UK for a further year. During this time she completed a part time Child Psychology course. Next she worked for five years at The Montessori School of Cayman as a teacher, and school principal for the last two years. Thereafter she went travelling through Asia for a year where she spent three months working as a volunteer teacher at The Yong Ling School for Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, Himalayas, North India. Whilst in Australia she attained her Permiculture (Organic Farming) certificate. Josie returned to Cayman in March 2004 to set up a small, joy filled school called…’Little Trotters’.

 

Youngest Class Teachers – “The Turtles”

Miss Janet – Class Leader
Miss Janet holds a City & Guilds Childcare Diploma and is First Aid trained. She worked as a pre-school teacher assistant in the UK, was Assistant Youth Director for Premier Cruise Lines, Senior Childcare Supervisor onboard the S/S Oceanic Cruise Ships and nannied for numerous families. Miss Janet has a wonderful, easy going and delightfully fun manner. She has been a valued part of Little Trotters since 2005.

 

Miss Claire
Miss Claire joined us as a full time Early Childhood Practitioner in December 2016; bubbly, shiny and sweeter than sugar! She is Child Development certified, has completed her Teacher Talk training based on the Hanen Programme for Early Childhood educators, she’s TEFL qualified (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and PLIESE trained which is an approach that focuses on individualised learning, following the child’s interest. Miss Claire has 10 years childcare experience working as a nanny, camp counsellor, private English teacher, volunteer teacher and within an orphanage. Childcare has taken her to Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Honduras, Argentina, Bahamas, Miami, Spain and England.

 

Miss Sonia
Between nannying, teaching Sunday school and being classroom teaching assistant since 2005 at Little Trotters, Miss Sonia has an abundance of childcare experience. She has a gentle and loving way with the children and is always furnished with a smile. Miss Sonia is First Aid trained and is a loving mum of two.

 

Miss Isabelle
Miss Isabelle has completed her Health & Social Care Certificate, and a GCSE Child Development Course with the highest grade in her year. She is also first Aid trained. Miss Isabelle has a myriad of childcare experience; from camp counselor for YMCA, assistant children’s party event organizer, and some observation time at Just 4 Kids and Tiny Tots. Of greatest pertinence; Miss Isabelle worked has an intern student at Little Trotters during which time we fell in love with her infectious cheer and genuine affection for young children.

 

Middle Class Teachers – “The Stingrays”

Miss Elisa – Class & Grounds Manager
Miss Elisa is a trained Nursery Nurse (NNEB 0-7yrs), a trained Montessori Teacher ‘Gold Seal’ and a trained First Aider. She has worked with children for over twenty years in the UK, Germany and here on the island at Cayman Kindergarden, The Montessori School of Cayman and nannying for numerous families. Miss Elisa is enthusiastic, amazingly energetic and genuinely passionate about the children in her care and has worked at Little Trotters since we opened in 2004.

 

Miss Jenna
Miss Jenna is a qualified teacher who completed her Bachelors in Education at the University College of the Cayman Islands. She is First Aid trained and her previous work experience includes Vacation Bible School and work placements at both St. Ignatius and Triple C schools. Miss Jenna has a contagious ‘can-do’ attitude and a wealth of great ideas. She has been with us at Little Trotters since 2013.

 

Miss Renae
Calm, trustworthy and guided by an excellent sense of judgment, Miss Renae is a true natural around children. She has a charming manner, wonderful sense of humour and bubbly, endearing personality. She is a favourite with everyone. Miss Renae is Caymanian born and has worked as a full time Early Childhood Practitioner since 2005. She holds a CSE in Child Development and is First Aid trained.

 

Miss Nadia
Miss Nadia comes with a wealth of classroom experience working with children ranging from 18mths to 15 years; between Hermon’s Baptist Early Childhood Institution, St Jago Primary School, Content Early Childhood Institution, Belair High School, Christian Moravian Primary School, Cayman Kids Adventure Preschool and more recently AAA Caregivers. Miss Nadia has a Diploma in Primary Education and is presently working towards completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education. She is First Aid trained. Miss Nadia has the sweetest disposition and brings such a gentle and calming presence.

 

Oldest Class Teachers – “The Iguanas”

Miss Carolyn – Head Teacher
Miss Carolyn holds her Early Childhood Education Certificate, has completed her Advanced Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education and has studied two years Elementary Education. She has the bubbliest and most charming personality. She has an enthralling manner which ignites the wonder of childhood. Miss Carolyn taught for three years in Canada between Louciano Fabbian Childcare Centre, Learning Tree Childcare Centre and The Royal Elementary School and has been with us here at Little Trotters since we opened.

 

Miss Tanya
Miss Tanya joined Little Trotters in April, 2007. She is a trained teacher and holds her Post Graduate in Education. She has eight years teaching experience and heads up our Spanish and Music curriculum. Miss Tanya is Colombian born and therefore Spanish is her mother tongue. On a daily basis she brings the Spanish spoken language into the classroom as well as giving formal classes three times per week. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in music and gives music, singing and percussion classes three times per week.

 
 

Miss Amy
Miss Amy graduated from Leicester College with Edexcel level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Childcare, Learning and Development. She holds a CASHE level 2 Diploma in Child Care and Education and is currently studying online towards a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Diploma. She is also Paediatric First Aid Trained. Miss Amy has worked in a range of environments with children, including the position as manager of a Children’s Club (Powder Bryne) in Italy and Switzerland, as a pre school teacher at Little Rainbow Pre School UK, and as a nanny in the UK and here in Cayman. She is professional and organised, as well as being bubbly and spritely. The perfect combination of traits!

 

Miss Millie
Miss Millie graduated from the University of Southampton with a First Class Honours Degree in Education, and is certified in Early Years First Aid. She is so personable and spritely as well as being informed and driven in her teacher planning and output. She has worked in a range of environments with children; including a crèche, a private tuition centre, and primary and secondary schools. She is knowledgeable with the National Curriculum and Early Years Statutory Framework. She is warm, welcoming and kind, and tangibly passionate about childcare and development.

 

Miss Nadia
Miss Nadia comes with a wealth of classroom experience working with children ranging from 18mths to 15 years; between Hermon’s Baptist Early Childhood Institution, St Jago Primary School, Content Early Childhood Institution, Belair High School, Christian Moravian Primary School, Cayman Kids Adventure Preschool and more recently AAA Caregivers. Miss Nadia has a Diploma in Primary Education and is presently working towards completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education. She is First Aid trained. Miss Nadia has the sweetest disposition and brings such a gentle and calming presence.



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