Nelleke Marcus moved to Prenton (Wirral) with her husband and three children in 2012. Before moving to the UK, she was a primary school teacher in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Groningen. She started her teaching career at an international school in Uganda. During Nelleke's time there, a Dutch school was set up in Kampala. They started with a single class, the equivalent of year 6 in the UK, and Nelleke was their first teacher. Until recently, Nelleke taught years 1, 2 and 3 at De Luchtballon, and she now acts as a coordinator between the teachers and board members.
Karen Rogers completed her teacher training (Pabo diploma) in 2002 and taught at various primary schools in Schagen. She then studied English at the University of Amsterdam. As part of her degree, she spent a year in Manchester. After completing her studies, she moved to the UK in 2009, and now lives in Chester, with her husband Craig and their three children. Karen teaches years 1 and 2.
Annemarie Hurst-Van Veldhuizen moved to Standish (Wigan) with her husband in 2012. Before that, she taught English as a second language in the UK. In the Netherlands, she completed her teacher training as an English Teacher in 2011 and then taught English at a high school in Ermelo for a year, before getting married and moving to the UK. She now lives in Leyland with her husband and two daughters, Elena and Amy. Annemarie teaches years 3 through 6.
Monique Kay completed her university degree in Orthopeadagogy in 2009 and after working in the Netherlands as an Orthopedagogue for a year she moved to England to live with her British partner. She is now married and lives in Chorley with her husband and two children. In England she has spent the past 8 years working in education. The first year in a mainstream primary setting followed by seven years in a special needs primary school. Monique teaches the preschool and reception classes.