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:

  Hi, my name is Melissa and I am the teacher of the Ocean Blue class (Toddlers). I am originally from Newcastle, UK. I have a passion for working with children and have over 7 years childcare experience in many different settings. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, exploring new places and spending time with friends and family.

Ms. Melissa Leslie – Teacher

  Hi, my name is Ms Ana and I am the teacher for the Sunrise Yellow class (3-4 years old), I have been with the nursery for 5 years. 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 3 year old daughter.Ms. Ana Russo – Teacher 
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 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 – Teacher

Hi, my name is Sara and I am the Assistant Manager here at Fun First Nursery. I am from Australia and have lived overseas for 3 years now. I have over 14 years experience in an office environment. I enjoy spending time at the beach, keeping active and reading.

Ms. Sara Sweeney – Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Laura and I am the Executive Secretary here at Fun First Nursery. I am from Ireland but have been living in Qatar for nearly 3 years. I have a honors degree and just recently received a further qualification in Human Resources. I have worked in various office settings over the last few years, but I really enjoy the working environment within a nursery setting. In my spare time, I love to travel, catch up with friends and read!

Ms. Laura Kennedy – Executive Secretary

Hello, my name is Evangeline, (‘Vangie’ for short). I am a registered mid-wife from the Philippines. I have over 10 years experience working with children in my home country. Being with children is my passion and I am lucky and very proud to be apart of the Fun First family since January 2016. In my spare time, I like reading and listening to music. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Ms. Evangeline B. Auxtero – Teacher Assistant

Hi, my name is Lynn and I am one of the Teacher Assistance in Ocean Blue classroom, I have been with the nursery for 4 years. I graduated with a degree in Elementary 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