Ms Brenna Milroy
position: Classroom Teacher
Ms Brenna comes to us from the UK. She has been teaching for over 25 years with her most recent experience being at EtonHouse in Singapore. As she began to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning, she began to realize the importance of the “Image of the Child”. This enduring idea is what drives her work with the children as she acknowledges that they are all capable and competent, no matter their age and that by following the child’s own interests, she can provide stimulating opportunities for them to deepen their learning. She strongly believes that in Early Childhood, children learn best through hands-on and first-hand experiences. As a teacher, she demonstrates her love of learning to the children and encourage them to take developmentally appropriate risks and to ask questions. She likes the children in her class to be curious about their learning environments and strongly advocate the use of the outdoor environment to enhance each child’s experiences. It is crucial that we provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment and introduce the idea that school and learning is fun!
Ms Laura Birk
Ms. Laura is originally from Germany where she graduated with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and spent almost 10 years working as a class teacher, leader and principal.
“In April 2022 I became part of a team where the Reggio-inspired philosophical approach is truly embraced.
For me, as a teacher, it’s important to be open-minded, creative and empathic to the child’s need to go at their own pace as they discover the world around them. Allowing this to happen means that the children, co-teachers and teachers work together and we become co-learners and make new discoveries side by side. “
For this to happen she likes to create a motivating and welcoming environment for the children and takes the time to observe during their day to support them in their individual learning journey. She believes that children learn the best as they’re guided by their own interest and curiosity.
Ms. Laura is a naturally social and open person, who likes to meet new people, travel, try new food and learn about different cultures. In daily life she likes to explore alongside the children and to support them in building their own understanding of the world.
Ms Riana Beyers
Ms. Riana hails from the small coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, in South Africa and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 and has taught in public as well as international schools.
She is passionate about young learners and finds working with them extremely rewarding. She has fallen in love with the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning since first being introduced. She believes in play-based learning, which stimulates curiosity, leads to exploration, stimulation, and creativity, and opens up a new world for the child. She attests to children learning to be confident, independent, capable, and competent because they are complete and can take risks with great care. She believes in the child-led approach, with the best teacher being the environment; she will be the facilitator by guiding, supporting, and encouraging children, and she always learns alongside them. Ms. Riana will always be the children’s biggest cheerleader as she inspires, protects and nurtures them, whatever their interests. Through exercising the “100 languages of the child”, children strengthen their powers, contribute to their communities, and build relationships by having a voice and being heard. Ms. Riana encourages creative thinking, being open-minded, and having a positive attitude.
Ms Laura Folkard
Ms. Laura is from the UK and has 4 years experience as an Early Years Teacher with a Post Graduate certificate in Early Years Teaching.
Ms Sterre Postma
Ms. Sterre Postma comes to us from the Netherlands and holds a bachelor’s degree in Educational Theory. She has worked with children for over five years in diverse settings. Within this time, she has come to realize that her true passion lies in early childhood development. She finds beauty in seeing how much a young child is capable of when allowed to follow their own path.
She is a lifelong learner and believes that when working with children, you never stop learning. Each child will educate you in their own way. As a teacher, she enjoys exploring alongside children and supporting them by creating a positive, challenging, and warm classroom environment. She believes that when a child is comfortable in an environment the natural urge for knowledge, exploration, and connection will follow.
Ms Sterre is a naturally social and creative person who enjoys baking, reading, traveling, and practicing yoga. She believes that we are all able to achieve our very best when we work together as a team and learn alongside one another as our children take their very first steps into the exciting world of education.
Ms Bich Le
position: Vietnamese Teacher
She has enjoyed teaching children for over 10 years in International schools in Viet Nam. Her goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore their own ideas and express themselves. She enjoys reading books, exploring shops and baking in her free time.
Ms Vi Vu
position: Teacher Assistant
Working in Early-childhood education environment is Vi’s dream since she was young. She loves when children asking questions as well as encourage them find the answer by themselves. She enjoys observing kids when they are exploring and playing with their environment. Working in EtonHouse Thao Dien gives her an opportunity to grow and develop alongside with the future generation. She likes playing sport and trekking in her free time.
Ms Van Le
Ms. Van comes to us as a teaching assistant. She really enjoy working with the children and see them grow up day by day. She truly believe that each child has their own strength and talent. That would be her pleasure to contribute to the future generation’s development.
Ms Truc Nguyen
Ms. Truc’s interests are early childhood education and educational psychology. She loves working and playing with young children. Spending time with them is the most beautiful moment in her life. She sees them each as a color, coming together to make a unique picture in her mind. Her educational philosophy is that learners are the center of their learning process. They are the explorers and she is a co-learner and supporter in their journeys.
Ms Tu Anh
Ms. Tú Anh has 3 years experience working with young children. She likes to observe, encourage, motivate children to discover something new by themselves. She hopes to help them believe that they have full potential abilities and confidence to fulfill their own dreams in the future. In her free time, Ms Tu Anh enjoys reading books and traveling with her family.
Ms Huyen Anh
Ms. Huyen Anh is pleased to be part of the EtonHouse family. She really enjoys working and playing with young children. She believes that the happiest thing for a teacher is being able to support children to develop their infinite creativity, curiosity and intelligence, and help them become more independent and confident. Ms. Huyen Anh enjoys spending time with friends, sometimes reading and listening to music in her free time.
Ms Kim Tran
My name is Kim. I have 5 years experience working with children aged from 0-12 years, and I’m excited to be a teacher in the Caterpillar Class this year. I believe that teachers and families need to work together to help children become confident and independent learners . I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, trying new food , reading and learning guitar.