Riffat Merchant


Hello everyone, I am so excited to welcome your children to our SCS family and FS2RM. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to working with the children and supporting their transition into FS2. In my classroom, we truly become a family and we embark on this wonderful journey together.

About Me

I moved to Dubai 15 years ago and it has been my second home ever since. When I am not teaching, I like to write, paint, practice yoga, play with my cat Coco and explore new adventures in Dubai with my husband and daughter. I am also extremely proud to have published two children’s books, “Being Me” and “With Love, Saige”.

My Experience

Having made the decision to change my career from Law, with a Bachelor of Laws degree to Teaching, due to my love for children, I soon received my Cache level 3 Diploma in Early Years. I then proceeded to achieving my iPGCE for Primary Teaching from the University of East London. For the past 13 years I have worked as an early years educator in FS1 and FS2 in Dubai. Prior to joining Safa Community School, I worked at a Nursery for four years and then Dubai English Speaking School (DESS) in the Foundation Stage for five years. This is my fourth year at SCS and I cannot wait to meet my new FS2 class. This is going to be a great year filled with lots of fun learning and I look forward to starting this adventure with you!

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