I have been involved in childcare and education since 2000. I believe respectful and loving relationships are the foundation to everything. My philosophy is providing a safe, caring, peaceful, authentic and beautiful environment where children engage in play and learn through their own free will. I was born in Shiraz, Iran. I speak Farsi and English. My Persian name is ‘Elham’, it means inspiration, revelation. I’m married and my husband is Fijian Chinese. We love travelling and spending time with our family and friends. Growing up in the Middle East has taught me the values of family and community and the importance of respectful practice through love, nurture, trust, kindness, empathy, communication and collaboration. Therefore, I highly value working in partnership with parents and families to provide quality care and education. I feel privileged to be part of the lives of the children at Pascals St Johns.