Ms Chow Keat Yeng
Ms Chow has been teaching in the field of communications and Speech&Drama for the past 30 years. She was also previously a programme marketing manager at an arts company and wrote/directed eight children’s productions for Esplanade’s PLAYtime! series (theatre for young children).
Before joining Mosaic Play Academy, Ms Chow was a communications lecturer at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU). She was also the drama coach at Singapore Chinese Girls’ and Methodist Girls’ School. She has a Masters in Mass Communication (Nanyang Technological University), Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (NUS) and a Fellowship Diploma in Performance (Speech & Drama) from Trinity College London. In her spare time (if any), she (tries to) jog, paints peg dolls and experiments with resin craft.
At Mosaic Play Academy, Ms Chow is honoured to be working with a group of passionate and talented educators, those with a proven commitment to sharing their knowledge and insight with students across all ages. Together as the team, she hopes to bring a level of enthusiasm and professionalism to the school’s programmes.
Outdoor Play Specialist and Curriculum Developer
Ms Sharifah Adibah, who is affectionately known as Shea, has more than 10 years of experience working with young children of various age groups, abilities, and nationalities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics & Multilingual Studies), a Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and a Diploma in Psychology. Shea is the co-founder of Stories Unfold and advocates for process-oriented learning and nature play. As a former curriculum developer and behavioural therapist, she believes in taking the lead of children’s interests to allow them time, space, and freedom to explore. At her free time, she enjoys hiking and is a trained L3 Forest School Leader.
Lead Playgroup Teacher
Ms. Farhanah began her early childhood journey as an assistant teacher back in 2005 while doing her final year project for her Diploma in Electronics and Computer Engineering.
It was her love for children that motivated her to attain her Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood, followed by a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education with Management from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
Thereafter, she worked as a curriculum specialist at Odyssey, the Global Preschool, before taking a break to become a full-time mum.
Even at home, Ms. Farhanah wanted to stay connected and continue sharing her knowledge with the world. This motivated her to start a page on Instagram (@theplaytroop.sg) to share her everyday, inexpensive learn through play ideas with fellow educators and busy parents. She even conducted home based playdates from time to time to encourage parents to appreciate and value play and understand how play can help children learn.
Ms. Farhanah loves all things play, from small world play to pretend play, sensorial play, very messy play, and also playing dress ups!
Now at MPA, Ms Farhanah is looking forward to working together with parents to engage little ones with developmentally appropriate activities where they can keep their hands and minds busy and their hearts happy.
Play, truly, is heart work!
Ms Jenny Kelly
Enrichment teacher (Reading, English & Phonics)
Ms Jenny Kelly is a young mother of two boys with twenty years of experience in the education field. She has experience as an assistant teacher in Kindergartens, lead English teacher in primary schools in Hong Kong and has extensive knowledge of the English Language stemming from 10 years as a content writer for English language textbooks distributed throughout Hong Kong and Macau. Jenny has been a lead specialist phonics teacher and trainer for an international preschool for the past three years and has developed her own fun, engaging and hands on curriculum for children of all ages. She is a firm believer that learning should be a fun and memorable experience for children and teachers, and it is never too late to learn something new. In her free time, Jenny likes to try new things and attempt just about anything. She enjoys painting, anything outdoors and loves animals; especially her pet rats and Bull Terrier.
Ms Rachel Loh
Ms Rachel holds a Diploma with Merit in Early Childhood Education and has been a preschool educator for16 years. Her personal philosophy of early childhood education -Education should be about developing the whole child- ‘the head, heart and hands’ (Pestalozzi, as cited in Heafford, 1967) (MOE, 2012). This is reflected in her teaching – children under her guidance are always encouraged to express their own ideas and thoughts; they are taught to learn how to take better care of themselves and be more independent – life skills that are important to develop from a young age. Ms Rachel is always brimming with energy and teaches her students with great enthusiasm. What keeps her motivated – her passion to help kids achieve important milestones and to be able to celebrate each new accomplishment with them.
Ms Rachel also conducts creative art lessons for preschoolers. She believes that it is important to introduce children to to different art techniques and medium and the finished pieces are often opportunities for children to express themselves.
Ms Rachel stayed in Taiwan for ten years and is fluent in both speaking and reading mandarin.
Ms Cheryl Ong
Lead Playgroup teacher, English & Enrichment teacher
Fresh off a conversion diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education – Teaching, Ms Cheryl will be continuing her teaching journey with Mosaic.
Having previously worked in the Advertising and Marketing industry for four years, Ms Cheryl decided to make a career switch to a teaching position as she has always loved working with children.
Working as an Enrichment Teacher for a year cemented her belief that this was the career path for her. After a year of studying, Ms Cheryl is now ready to officially begin her work as a qualified teacher!
Working with children brings her joy and a sense of accomplishment – Helping to shape and mould young minds is an incredible privilege and responsibility, a journey in which she is excited to embark upon.
One of her favourite things about being a teacher is knowing that the children enjoy coming to class because she has created a fun and secure environment in which they are excited to learn and have fun together, a place where being themselves is embraced and celebrated by their teacher and friends.
It is amazing what children can think up and she finds herself learning from and being surprised by them every day. She is always eager to hear what the children have to say in order to further develop a stronger connection and extend their learning through engaging and meaningful conversations.
She is very excited to start her time at Mosaic and to bring her high energy and enthusiasm for teaching young children. She is also looking forward to working hand in hand with her fellow teachers in order to come up with the best curriculum plans and enrichment programmes reflective of the Mosaic values.
Her world has been surrounded by love from children ever since she started her journey as an educator 36 years ago. Ms Su has since been working as a preschool educator at a mainstream preschool with children range from 18 months to 6 years old. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs and Inclusive Education – SEED Institute, an Intermediate certificate in Early Childhood and Education ECCE – Kinderland Learning Centre , Teaching Certificate in Phonics and Phonetic (Born Genius International) and certificate in Teaching Letterland Phonics -Edusparks. As an enrichment instructor in her former job, she developed the phonics curriculum and played a supporting role in the Speech & Drama, Art appreciation and Chinese calligraphy programmes for preschoolers. She is now looking forward to using her skills that she has gained over the years to teach the children at MPA!
Music, Music & movement and Zumbini teacher
Ms Benedicta is a Diploma in Music holder from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.
Growing up with a strong musical upbringing, she learnt how to play multiple instruments with a broad variety of music styles. She plays piano, violin, guitar and sings too!
As an experienced music educator for young children, she has music theory and performance qualification from ABRSM, Trinity and LCM. She specialises in building a strong foundation of music education for early childhood.
Benedicta believes that music is a form of expression that transcends speech and language. With her extensive musical experience and creative approach, she thrives in discovering every child’s untapped potential.
Ms Latifah Yeo
After School Programme Manager
Ms Yeo has had over 15 years of experience in the education sector. She was a co-founder of an award-winning tuition centre with a strong focus on after-school care programmes for the past 8 years. She specialises in tutoring primary students in English, Maths and Science . She has also taught foreign students looking to enter the local education system with great success. She believes building a good rapport with both her students and their parents are key elements to help her students succeed academically. She also emphasises on the importance of physical movement and nutrition. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her son, rock climbing, swimming, baking and cooking.
Ms Koh Jiayi
After School Programme Assistant Manager
“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr SeussJiayi believes that learning is all about creativity & imagination!
Ms Jiayi loves to be hands-on and enjoys making an impact in the lives of those around her.
After having studied Applied Drama and Psychology, she found the perfect combination of doing that through Speech and Drama, where children get to invent, explore ideas, and of course have lots of fun along the way!
With her love for the Arts and Language, Jiayi hopes to be able to impart values and keep the wonder and curiosity of the children she teaches.
What does she do during her time outside of teaching? Either indoors crafting away, or out and about to find new ideas and be inspired!