Hi everyone, my name is Rachel and I am the Nursery Manager at Caterpillar Nursery. I have been living in Abu Dhabi since 1999, having completed my education here and later progressing on to pursuing my career in early years education. I have worked in nurseries in Abu Dhabi for the past 8 years, starting out as an assistant teacher during my early education, later progress-ing to a class teacher and then moving into managerial roles. I am very passionate about education in the early years, and I strongly believe that all children should be viewed as individuals in their learning style, and that it is the job of the educator to be versatile in their ability to adapt practice to meet the needs of the children in their care. I am very grateful for the fantastic team of teachers and teaching assistants that I have around me at Caterpillar, each sharing a dedication for ensuring that the best possible care is provided to all the children within the nursery. I particularly love the homely and nurturing atmosphere that the staff have managed to create and maintain throughout the nursery, and it fills me with great pleasure to see so many smiling and confident faces arriving to start a new day at nursery each morning!