“For some parents, making the decision to send their child to nursery, opposed to school, can be a tricky one to make.
At IDEA ELC we firmly believe that early childhood education is a journey. Childhood is precious and we value the time we allow children to spend being ‘children’.
In all aspects of their little worlds, children are, sometimes outside of parent’s control, exposed to things beyond their years, so we believe that where possible, we should control this exposure to allow them to be ‘children’.
There are many benefits to IDEA ELC for children.
We have the time and the space to indulge each child’s interests without the demands of a [...]
‘Childhood should be a journey, not a race’ Mission Statement. Taaleem's The Children's Garden. Dubai.
Taaleem’s The Children’s Garden [TCG] offers for its children both a childhood and education. There are three pre-schools. The first opened in the Green Community in 2005, this followed by the Jumeirah 2 pre-school in 2009. The latest, The Children’s Garden, opened in Al Barsha 2 in 2012.
Updated February 2017
First thing to get out of the way, is that we really like this school. There are many significant developments taking place at The Children’s Garden [TCG] that, for us, really showcase how special these schools are – and in particular the extraordinary [...]
Updated November 2016
Prospective parents should note that this review should ideally be read in conjunction with our Pre-school Montessori Curriculum Guide which also covers the standards parents must expect from all pre-school provision in the Emirates. Our guide can be found here.
As a rule, reviewing Montessori schools is difficult because any school can use the Montessori brand at will – and claim a Montessori curriculum. The reality in practice is the claims do not match the reality. More often, Montessori is watered down or joined with other curricular approaches in something of a “pick and mix” leaving parents very little means to benchmark provision – and [...]
For most prospective parents exploring nursery options for their child(ren), one of the most important considerations will be price. There is simply no point for many parents in exploring options outside what is affordable.
But if price guides consideration in building a shortlist – we believe that the two most substantive considerations in choosing nurseries within that shortlist must be a view on the quality of teaching faculty and supporting staff – and the choice of curriculum.
Teaching staff are critical in any nursery – but absolutely critical in a nursery like Kidville, where there is such a strong focus on the use of music and the broader arts in education to [...]
Blossom Nurseries currently operates five nurseries:Blossom Burj Nursery, Umm Al Sheif Blosssom Viillage Nursery, Umm Suqeim 1 Blossom Mudon, Al Salam Town Centre, Mudon Blossom Early Learning Centre, Dubai Academic City Blossom Downtown, Yanzoon 7, Al Manzil
A sixth, Blossom Marina, is in phased launch to open at Dubai Marina in September 2016 (more information can be found here.)
The Blossom Group was established in 2009 and combines an EYFS core English National Curriculum with an in-house developed “Sky Garden” approach to teaching through the senses (which combines elements of Montessori and Reggio Emilio philosophies). Blossom Nurseries offer provision to [...]
Updated December 2016
Kids World opened its first branch in Al Nahda, Sharjah in 2004 and has grown to number two further branches, one in China Cluster, International City and a second at The Crest Executive Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, both in Dubai. A fourth is planned for opening in Jumeirah Village Circle in 2016-17.
The nurseries are developed by Lovita Tariq, Kids World’s flamboyant CEO, as a response to her perceived lack in quality Montessori nursery provision, and particularly a Montessori approach that is underpinned by traditional learning. It is in the combination of both approaches that she says offers the greatest benefit to children.
In the early [...]