Meet Our Principal

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My name is Kerstin Voelker. I grew up in Germany and moved to Abu Dhabi 15 years ago. I qualified as a nursery teacher in Germany and started off my career in Early Years Education. I have also been working with special needs children in a care home, at the German School in London, and as a music teacher. In Abu Dhabi, I managed various early years settings over the past 10 years. I absolutely love being part of the children’s learning journey and working in close partnership with parents.

Kerstin Anja Voelker

Principal Bloom Nurseries

Meet Our Teachers

We believe in fostering a team approach where all our educators are equally respected and valued for their contributions. We employ highly qualified educators and empower everyone to continually upgrade their qualifications.

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I am Ruby Blanco, from the Philippines. I am a certified English teacher who has taught in middle school and primary education. I transitioned to Early Years Education 8 years ago and moved to Abu Dhabi over 3 years ago to continue my professional growth. I am a friendly and outgoing person, love reading short novels, outdoor activities such as hiking and beach trips as well as watching movies.

Ruby Blanco

Class: The Sugar Babies Infant Teacher

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My name is Carol Pachirera. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and I hold a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

During my 7 years living in Abu Dhabi, I have worked in various early years settings. I started my teaching career over 12 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy doing DIY projects and spending time with my family.

Carol Pachirera

Class: The Sweet Peas Toddler Teacher

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My name is Kudzani Sithole and I am from Zimbabwe. I hold a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching for the past seven years. Abu Dhabi has been my home for four years and I have had the pleasure of living and working in Al Ain for three years. My favourite pastimes include reading, dancing, and travelling.

Kudzani Sithole

Nursery Teacher Class: The Cherry Blossoms

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My name is Tendai Tongogara and I am from Zimbabwe. I hold a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and a Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner (SENCO). I came to Abu Dhabi 12 years ago and I have 10 years of working experience in Abu Dhabi Nurseries. During my free time, I love to watch documentaries on National Geographic, and I always enjoy being surrounded by children.

Tendai Tongogara

Class: The Snowdrops Nursery Teacher

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I am Natasha Venketsamy from South Africa, married and have a son in Year 7 attending Brighton College. During my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. I have lived in the UAE for 14 years now and have successfully completed a CACHE Certificate in Early Years Education. During my time in the UAE, I worked in two well-established institutions in Dubai - Raffles Nursery Lakes Gardens and Gems World Academy, gaining valuable experience and knowledge.

Natasha Venketsamy

Nursery Teacher Class: The Sunflowers

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My name is Malohat. I grew up in Tajikistan (a small country in Central Asia), where I completed my university studies in humanities. I am a licensed CACHE Level 3 qualified teacher for kids from 0-5 years of age and have been involved in Early Years Education for more than five years, mostly working with nurseries in Abu Dhabi. I am also a certified Special Educational Needs Coordinator. My main goal as an Early Years Educator is to encourage and support children’s freedom to explore, develop their confidence, and nurture their creativity by discovering new things, getting messy and doing things for themselves. My family and I have lived in Abu Dhabi for 8 years and we enjoy learning about all the things and people that this country has to offer. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, doing physical exercises, and reading books.

Malohat Saidnazarova

Preschool Teacher Class: The Bluebells

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l am Amina Moolla from Johannesburg, South Africa, where I completed a Diploma in Pre-Primary Teaching and Early Childhood Development, NQF Levels 4 and 5. I am passionate about teaching and have taught in South Africa for 15 years, 5 years in Al Ain, and 1 year in Abu Dhabi. I love travelling, tasting different cuisines, watching movies, and love spending time with friends and family.

Amina Moolla

Preschool Teacher Class: The Buttercups

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My name is Sofia Sanz. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I have been living in Abu Dhabi for 8 years. I hold a CACHE Level 3 and a SENCO Diploma. As an educator, I am enthusiastic and always strive to support students in achieving their full potential. I have worked as an early childhood teacher in Abu Dhabi for three years. In my free time, I love being around horses, travelling, and painting.

Sofia Sanz

Preschool Teacher Class: The Water Lilies

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I am Heba El-Shinawy, and I come from Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Abu Dhabi has been a second home to me for the past 10 years. Originally qualifying in Dentistry, I found my passion in teaching young children and spending time with them. I completed my SEND Diploma in 2016 and I have 4 years of experience in various early years settings. I am a mother of two boys and I appreciate and feel amazed by the different characters of the children and encourage them to express themselves.

Heba Tallah

Arabic Teacher Class: Nursery & Preschool

Join Us

Thank you for your interest in Bloom Nurseries. If you wish to enrol your child or book a tour, please contact our Admissions Department.

We look forward to welcoming you.