Early Years Teacher Trainer
Angela Cariappa-Richter, Early Years Teacher Trainer
A highly experienced Early Years Leader and Trainer, Angela develops and delivers professional learning and development content for TELLAL’s Early Years Academy. Prior to joining TELLAL, Angela was Head of GEMS only pre-school in Dubai, a purpose-built 300 place wrap-around care facility for children aged 1-4 years. Angela has led several Early Years settings around the world including the establishment of a large trilingual kindergarten in Beijing, China which spanned across two campuses, and the expansion of an 84 place local authority kindergarten in Austria. Angela also spent several years establishing community-owned kindergartens in complex environments in Papua New Guinea, working with grassroots communities, local authorities and NGOs, using participatory strategies. Since moving to Dubai over 7 years ago, Angela trained as a SENCO completing her Certiﬁcate in Child Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Psychological Well-being and holds a Master’s in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education, London; a degree in Third World Studies / Education and Community Studies (Early Childhood) and a Kindergarten Teacher Diploma from her native Austria.