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 Administrative and Teaching Staff:

Hello, my name is Ms Abby and I am the class leader of Ocean Blue class. I moved to Qatar at the beginning of 2019 and I am thoroughly enjoying the work environment at Fun First and lifestyle in Doha. I am originally from England, and have had five years experience working with children, both in the public and private sector. I love engaging with children and being able to help them reach their milestones in all areas of learning and development. It is wonderful to have an insight into their world and be a part of this diverse setting. Beside spending time with friends, I enjoy travelling to new places and keeping active.

Ms. Abby Donnelly – Class Leader

Hello, my name is Mrs. Josephine and I am the teacher for the Sunrise Yellow Class (3 to 4 years old). I am from Philippines and have been working with young children in a nursery setting here in Doha since 2006. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Education and have completed several certified preschool courses. Teaching is my passion and I love seeing children develop their innate potentials through first- hand learning experiences. In my spare time, I love reading, travelling and spending time with my husband and our twin girls.

Ms. Josephine Cerillo – Class Leader

Hello, My name is Ms Leonè and I am the teacher for the Meadow Green class, I have been at Fun First since early 2016. I’m originally from South Africa. I have six 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 over three 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 – Class Leader

I am Ms Edith Harayo. I’ve been working in early years for 20 years back in my home country, Philippines. I love working with children. I have been working at Fun First nursery as a teacher assistant for 5 years and have taken some courses and training in Early Childhood. During my spare time I like to listen to music, watch and read current news.

Ms. Edith Harayo – Teacher Assistant

Hi, my name is MaryAnn and I am one of the Teacher Assistants in Sunrise Yellow classroom at Fun First Nursery. I have been with the nursery for more than 4 years and love working here with the children. I am from the Philippines and I have more than 10 years experience working with children in early years settings.  Teaching is my passion and in my spare time I enjoy reading books, shopping and being with friends and family.

Ms. MaryAnn Acosta- Teacher Assistant

Hi, my name is Lynn and I am one of the Teacher Assistants in Ocean Blue classroom, I have been with the nursery for 5 years. I graduated with a degree in Education and I am a licensed Teacher from the Philippines. I’ve been working with children for over 15 years and I always enjoy being surrounded by children. My favorite quote is “Every happy memory created for a child is another treasure of a lifetime”. I have been living in Qatar for 10 years now and I love it! In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and cooking while listening to my favorite music.
Ms. Lynn Pernito – Teacher Assistant