Pre-school Staff


Tala Samawi,
Head of preschool,
Pre-reception Teacher

I completed a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering. I obtained a Certificate in: TEFL, jolly phonics, social counselling, working with speech disorders, Magic Math for kids, child Psychology and Health and Safety. Over and above these, I have studied kindergarten teaching, Montessori, early years education and children communication.
I approach running the Pre-School with energy, team work and creativity in the belief that learning must be fun. I strive to bring my academic credentials into the classroom and share them with my colleagues. I also strive to involve parents in the learning process as much as possible.

Tibyan Ibraheem,
Nursery teacher

 I've worked as an English teacher in the ISO training center in Sudan, and I've had experience being a Teaching assistant in pre-school and primary. 

I studied Languages and Translation ( English and French) at Khartoum University, faculty of Arts. I'm also a member of Translators Without Boarders. This year I've completed a Jolly phonics course and a Cambridge course on Special Educational Needs, Child Mental Health and Safe Guarding.

I'm so happy to be part of the PCS family.

Ethel Khing,
Reception teacher

This is my seventh year teaching and my fourth at the Purple Crayon School. I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Pune, India. I have a true passion for working with young children. It fills my heart with accomplishment to watch them grow, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of our wonderful preschool team. I love interacting with little children and playing a vital role in their development.

Shaza Eltayeb,
Pre-reception teaching assistant

I am Shaza Eltayeb. I joined PCS in 2022 as a teacher assistant in pre-reception after being a pre-school teacher in Sudan. I also  gave private lessons and worked as a volunteer translator at a local newspaper. I studied languages at the University of Khartoum and received a bachelor degree in English language and French language and Honors degree in English language.
My personal professional development includes courses related to the pre-school curriculum such as Jolly phonics and special educational needs.

Fatoma Omer.,
 Nursery teaching assistant  

I started working at PCS in 2023. Currently working as a Nursery Teaching Assistant. 

I have  previously had 6 years teaching experience as a Nursery Class Teacher in Saudi Arabia. 

Dealing with young children and supporting their development is my delight. 

My ambition is to complete many courses during this academic year.

Safaa Hamad Hamed,
Reception teaching assistant

I was a playgroup TA for 4 years and I loved my work so much that I decided to give myself a challenge and became a TA in Reception. Working with small children and giving them learning opportunities has become a passion which I intend to further develop towards excellence.