Early years education has been Anne’s passion for more than 25 years. She has worked in schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland as a teacher, PYP coordinator and principal. As a PYP visiting team member and workshop leader, she tremendously enjoys supporting teachers with the implementation of the IB PYP framework. Her beliefs about learning are centred around relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making teaching and learning visible to others.
Anne moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. This has given her the opportunity to work with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. Anne has been working on the PYP review focusing on student agency, early years, inquiry and the several aspects of ‘the learning community’. She still works as an IB workshop leader and workshop developer and collaborates with international schools as an independent educational consultant.