Mrs. Julia was raised in The Cayman Islands and joined us in early 2023 in the new role of Program Coordinator. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the Science of Early Child Development, a Masters Degree in Psychology of Education and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Julia has a collective decade of experience in early childhood settings in two highly sought after preschools in Grand Cayman and passionately champions for implementing research-informed teaching and learning practices in early education. She has leadership experience in early years settings which applied a blended approach of pedagogical practices informed by various philosophies such Montessori, Reggio Emilia and High Scope. Mrs. Julia advocates for the lives of young children and their families being optimised through high-quality care in the foundational years of a child's life. Through her work with teachers, children and their families, and the school environment, she promotes two essential components of quality early care and education; an inspired, passionate, knowledgeable and caring teaching team; and a warm and stimulating learning environment. She exercises expertise in promoting play-based learning as a foundation to interacting with young children to mobilise their natural capacity to learn through self-directed, active exploration. Julia views children as competent, perfectly complete, inspiring, and inspired little beings, harnessed with all the necessary capabilities to thrive; and perceives preschool years as a privileged opportunity to nourish children's natural skills and talents. She recognises the responsibility that preschool experiences have in constructing a foundation for life-long learning in children by providing a curriculum that fosters holistic development. She applies herself to delivering enriching opportunities that recognise and promote the unique intelligences of each child and of the collective learning community. As Program Coordinator she models pedagogy which adheres to Bloom's educational philosophy and provides tools to Bloom's Teaching Team which equips them with the understanding and skills to implement inquiry-based learning.
Ms. Abigail is our Lead Teacher and brings with her a Degree in Early Childhood Education, and nine years experience working with young children. In this leadership role, she applies her knowledge and experience by sharing her time between teaching in the oldest preschool room and supporting the learning and development of teachers across the school. Ms. Abigail emphasizes the importance of nurturing the whole child through their early experiences and as such, provides care and opportunities which satisfy the needs for holistic development. She advocates for this pedagogy in early childhood education by sharing knowledge and developing the skills of the teaching staff. Abbigail upholds a warm and compassionate temperament and maintains a deep passion for learning about high-quality care practices in early years education.
Mrs Moneisha is new to Cayman and joined us from Jamaica with her husband in 2022. She is a fundamental part of Bloom's Infant Program, leading the caregiving of our youngest children. Mrs. Mo has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and a qualification in Live-in Caregiving. She is capable and confident in her understanding and practices of infant care; has a genuine appreciation for infants. She sees children as the foundation of joy and finds their curious nature and dynamic personalities to be wonderfully inspiring. Moneisha values the paramount importance of nourishing infant-caregiver relationships in the first year to promote a new childs trust of others and inspire confidence in themselves. Mo states that she is “passionate about committing myself to providing the best care, love and support which all young children are deserving of.” She meets the needs of those in her care by creating a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment, and by providing a secure base from which babies feel confident and secure to explore from. Moneisha also has experience in Special Education Needs and hopes to further her education of this in the future.
Mrs. Pats originates from Jamaica but has resided in Grand Cayman for more than two decades and considers it home. She has more than 35 years experience working with young children of all ages but holds a special place for the privilege of caregiving for babies. Mrs. Pat is a dedicated Assistant Practitioner in the infant class, and brings smiles, a sense of humor and songs as she meets the needs of each child. One of her most-loved aspects of working with the littlest ones at our school is the opportunity to nourish their creative capacities. Mrs. Pat shares her delight in witnessing infants’ impressive abilities to express themselves so dynamically and creatively in their first year. Among the extensive practice and knowledge of high-quality care of infants, Mrs. Pat holds a Food Hygiene Certificate.
Ms. Margie hails from Nicaragua and has pursued a career in Early Childhood Education in her home country for 5 years before joining Bloom in 2021. She has experience with young children but passionately identifies the first year of a child's life as her favorite time to care for them. As a proud mother of two, her dedication to raising children with a supportive and gentle approach equips her with the ideal capacities to care for the youngest children at our school. She harnesses a constant, undeniably contagious smile which the little ones respond to with warmth. Ms. Margie believes that nurturing children with love and care are the key components to supporting their growth and development.
Miss Princess brings with her three years of experience working with young children as she leads the Toddler Class. Her sweet and smiley disposition, and playful demeanor enable her to quickly build relationships with the children and parenting community. The learning opportunities she provides for the class are inviting, creative and stimulating, and her interactions with each child are tailored to their individual needs and interests. She can be counted on to be supporting children's learning through singing, dancing, and more singing! Princess has a certificate in Early Childhood Education and intends to continue her professional development by pursuing a Degree in Early Childhood Education. Princess has a passion for supporting young children with Special Rights, and applies the experience she has in this field to the supportive role she plays as Bloom's Special Education Needs Coordinator.
Mrs. Vilma’s homeland is Honduras and she has a degree in Mathematics and Finance, a diploma in Pedagogical Strategies for Learning Difficulties, and a diploma in Social Skills and Methodological Guidelines for Facilitating Learning. She was a teacher for six years, and specialized working with 3-6 year old children for two years. This experience, paired with becoming a mother guided her to finding her passion working with this age group. Mrs. Vilma joined Bloom's learning community in the capacity of a Preschool Classroom Practitioner in 2021 and will be transitioning to the Toddler class for the new academic year. She applies enthusiasm and energy in her practices which inspire the children to explore, create, experiment and enjoy learning through focused play. She provides child-centered, hands-on experiences and adapts her supportive role as a co-learner to each child's specific needs and inquiries toward optimizing learning opportunities and teachable moments. Vilma teaching practices are informed by the belief that children thrive when they are encouraged to be managers of their own learning processes. Mrs. Vilma strongly believes in the innate creative capacities of each child and emphasizes the importance of encouraging children to express this through multimedia exploration and creative work. She provides opportunities for independent and collaborative artwork to nurture creative competencies. Vilma especially enjoys sparking children's imaginations by implementing playful learning using mediums of nature, repurposed recycled materials, and dancing. She has a Diploma in English as a Second Language and applies her mother tongue by leading Blooms Spanish Program. She brings music and movement in developmentally appropriate ways as she introduces the excitement of learning Spanish to each class.
Miss Mae joined us in early 2022 from the Philippines. She fit perfectly into her role as a practitioner in the Toddler Classroom, gaining immediate trust from the children and completing the teaching team of our 1-2 year olds. Mae displays expertise insight into the needs of the child and seamlessly adjusts her teaching style to meet the age-appropriate interactions with children. She tends to them earnestly and models a calming, sweet, child-centered, fun-loving disposition. Miss Mae obtained a certificate in Child Development, specializing from birth-to 3 years old, and despite also being a qualified midwife; she maintains that working with young children is the best job in the world. She admires children for their energy, creativity, curiosity, and honesty, and also relishes opportunities to share in their happiness, witness their progress and contribute to their achievements.
Mrs. Apple joined us in 2023 as an Assistant Teacher and was immediately enthralled by the wonder of working with young children. She has experience working in a Kindergarten class in the Philippines, and although most of her experience is in high-school teaching, she feels she has found her niche with Blooms toddler class. She expresses that; “it is so fun and exciting being around young children because they are so authentic in their emotions and are fearless to explore, and to try new things. I just love seeing things from their eyes. It’s beautiful to see their eagerness to learn, and witnessing their growth is just so amazing.” Mrs Apple is a qualified nurse, has a degree in Secondary Education and a Masters degree in Educational Management. She embodies a warm nature, dulcet tones, and responds intuitively to the little ones in her care.
Miss Denise has a diploma in Early Childhood Development and Vocational Training in Early Childhood Education. She continues to passionately pursue a career in working with young children after 5 years experience teaching 3-year olds. Denise enthusiastically co-leads our Early-Preschool Classroom and enjoys putting her imagination to work with her teaching team to construct creative activities, games, and invitations for learning through focused exploration. She appreciates the importance of celebrating each child's individuality, and is also inspired by the unique contributions that every child makes towards creating a whole learning group. In Miss Denises’ teaching practices, she encourages children to practice acceptance and love of oneself as well as celebrating the differences of those around them. Denise loves the laughter and love that working with young children brings each day, and is inspired by contagious excitement that children bring when exploring and learning about their world.
Miriam, or ‘Mims’ will be joining us in May to share the Lead Teacher position in the Preschool Classroom. She contributes a wealth of experience and knowledge in early childhood play-based learning from her 15 years of working in the United Kingdom. Miriam is qualified in the Hygge Award: Wanderlust Child Nature Program. Pivotal to this training are ‘Steps to Success in the Early Years’, which include; The Pace of Teaching through Play; Guiding Child-initiated Learning; Incorporating Nature Indoors; Inspiration Through Outdoor Learning; and Leading Learning with Love. Mims’ love for nature paired with her skills qualify her to partake in establishing and leading Blooms Outdoor Curriculum.
Hello I am Miriam I have been given the opportunity to work at Blooms nursery which I'm really excited about! A little bit about me… I enjoy working with children as they are funny, sensitive, curious and love to explore. I value working closely with parents to support children’s needs and build a close relationship with families.
I understand the importance of children learning through hands-on experiences, so in my work, I love providing a rich variety of tailored sensory activities linking to children’s interest and topics to promote their learning. My nickname at my old nursery is Messy Mims as I normally get involved with the messy activities too! In the preschool classes I am looking forward to promoting cooking activities, dancing, singing and having fun in circle times to encourage confidence and independence. My favourite book is the mood monster which promotes freedom to feel and recognition of emotions the children may feel.
I love incorporating singing activities for group time to teach children to turn-take, share and respect each other. I am also very passionate about including nature in children's play as it instills calming effects and can facilitate mindfulness and peace; as well as stimulating learning and creating important connections with our natural world. I feel I bring laughter and fun to the children in my care; and I strive to remain very adaptable to their individual needs to best meet their developmental and learning needs.
I look forward to meeting the children and the team soon! Xxx Mims
Mrs. Geezel, as the Administrative Coordinator of Bloom, has been a fundamental component to Bloom's success since 2020 and is trained in Business Administration. She applies her 11 years of experience in Administrative, Sales and Customer Service to ensuring that the preschool operates efficiently and prosperously. Geezel implements her proficiencies in organization and expediency to staff governance and responsive management to Blooms Family Community in an enthusiastic and positive manner. As well as her dedication to Bloom's overall operations, Geezel has a deep love for early childcare and education. She believes that learning is not only about the instructional education received in school institutions, but that true learning is more deeply entrenched in ongoing life experiences, and thus aspires to provide enriching opportunities to all of Bloom's little learners. Mrs. Geezel views children as capable, inspired, life-long learners, and finds joy in supporting their growing independence and unique learning journeys as they develop in their formative years.