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Meet the Cascade Team

Jacqueline - Founder, Director, Teacher

Jacqueline founded Cascade British nursery in Kuwait and is founder of Cascade Learning Centre in Dubai.

She has been teaching and inspiring children for the last forty years and her vision is to always provide a safe, happy learning community where children and families come first. She is a mother of two and grandmother of four and has lived and worked in the Middle East for the past nineteen years.

"Since opening, the biggest compliment I have received is that Cascade is the centre with a heart.  On a personal note I love spending time with my children, grandchildren and friends. My hobbies are reading, walking, listening to music and I occasionally take to the dance floor!"


Leila - Partner 

As a mom of 2 children who has lived and worked in countries across various sectors in London, New Zealand, South Africa and Dubai, I understand the importance of empowering our children in a way to be not only be resourceful but a positive part of the global community. I love the energy, love, growth and community spirit I see every day at Cascades, which inspires me to help more children to have the same opportunities in life.  

I am driven and passionate about building resourceful communities that protect, nurture and develop families to be resilient, passionate and harmonious. 

Caroline - Teacher

Caroline has been teaching, tutoring and facilitating children and teenagers for over 18 years. She is a kind, passionate, artistic educator with a flair for Art enabling children to develop their skills and abilities academically, emotionally, socially and creatively. Caroline is a mother of 2 young children and has lived in Dubai since last summer.

Vicky- Teachers Assistant

Vicky has been supporting teachers at Cascade for the past four years and has previous experience as a maths tutor and Dental assistant. Vicky’s gentle, calm and  infectious warmth and fun enables children to feel safe, take risks and think out of the box. A mother of two grown up children, Vicky’s motto is, in Jess Lair’s words “Children are not things to be moulded but are people to be unfolded.”

Neha- Teachers Assistant

Neha is an assistant teacher who completed her Masters and B.Ed degrees in India before moving to Dubai. She is a fun loving person whose passion is to help children learn through play. She particularly enjoys extra curricular activities and loves drawing and all art/craft activities.

Jacquie learning from the heart
Vicky learning from the heart