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 Melissa Leslie 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 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 3 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 – Teacher

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

Hi, my name is Ms Edith and I am from the Philippines. I received my educational degree in my home country and since then have worked for 19 years in schools, 12 years as a school Librarian and 7 years as a Teacher.  Since moving to Doha in 2014 I have been a proud member of the Fun First Nursery team.  Working with the children is a very fulfilling task, we sing, dance, play, learn and build up their values. In my spare time I like to listen to music and spend time with my family and friends.

Ms. Edith Harayo – Teacher Assistant