Our Staff

We are proud of all of our staff who are well qualified & experienced early years practitioners with Pediatric First Aid and child protection training. Here are some of our Admistrative and Teaching Staff:

  Hi, my name is Stacey Franklin. I am the teacher of the Coral red class (2.6 – 3 years old). I’m from the UK and have been living in Qatar for almost 2 years. I moved here with my sister as we wanted a new experience and have both loved working at Fun First ever since. I am very passionate about working with children and have been teaching for 7 years. During my spare time I like to go shopping, to the beach with friends or try out different sushi restaurants.

Ms. Stacey Franklin – Teacher


  Hi, my name is Ana Russo. I am the teacher for the Sunrise Yellow class (3-4 years old). I am from Portugal but I moved to Qatar 9 years ago! I love working with children and I have been teaching for 11 years now. In my spare time I like reading and spending time with my husband and my 2 year old daughter.Ms. Ana Russo – Teacher 
Hello, My name is Leonè van Rooyen. I am the teacher for the Daisy yellow class. I’m originally from South Africa. I have five years of experience in teaching and throughout my career I have dedicated a lot of my time to the social and emotional development of each individual child. I take great pride in my work and make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve. I’ve been a teacher at Fun first nursery for almost two years now and I’m very happy to be part of this early year setting.  Some of my favourite things include being outdoors, spending time with friends and family as well as travelling.

Ms. Leone Van Rooyen

Hi I’m Miss Chelsea Franklin, I’m the teacher of Sunset Orange class(3 – 4 years old). I moved here from England two years ago and have been working with children for the last 7 years which I love! In my spare time I like to meet up with friends and go to the beach.

Ms. Chelsea Franklin – Teacher




Hello! My name is Rina Byrne. I’m the teacher of The Daisy Yellow class (12 -18 months). I am from Sydney, Australia and have arrived here in Doha 11 months ago with my husband John and daughter Annabelle. I have been working with children for 15 years from age 1 year – 6 years old including readiness, math and science for the young age, and am certified under the Australian Curriculum. I believe in being a part of your child’s development and sharing with you the joy of their experiences everyday through learning, understanding and teaching your child in a fun atmosphere, learning in a caring and loving environment. I joined the Fun First Nursery 1st of September 2015 and I’m lucky be a part of the Fun First Nursery. The Teachers, Teacher Assistants and staff are qualified, friendly and professional. In my spare time, I like cooking, entertaining family and friends, drinking good coffee, listening to music or just window-shopping.

Ms. Rina Byrne – Teacher