KHDA Director General inaugurates the newest branch of British Orchard Nursery at DIP Green Community
The largest preschool chain also opened a campus in Sharjah’s Nasma Community with SPEA leaders inaugurating the campus
British Orchard Nursery chain promotes large and sustainable nursery buildings, many of its facilities powered by solar panels and conservation systems to provide clean energy
30 March 2023; Dubai, UAE: The newest facility of British Orchard Nursery (BON), the latest branch at DIP, was officially inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA, in the presence of notable dignitaries from various other government departments of UAE.
Gracing the grand opening was Ms. Shamma Al Mansouri from KHDA, Ms. Sabrin Al Zarooni, Women Council Coordinator- Dubai Police; Mr. Saif Yousuf Mohammad Moussa Alblooshi, Head of Section of Employee Affairs – Dubai Civil Defence; Ms. Samira Mohamed- Managing Director of Dubai Quality Group, Ms. Fatema Abbas- Dubai Customs and other dignitaries and senior officials from British Orchard Nursery.
Being the most awarded for quality and also being the largest in the communities, BON operates with new eco-friendly buildings, spacious, bright, and well-equipped classrooms with direct accessibility to outdoor spaces and swimming pools, BON stands out as being the leading chain in education quality.
On the inauguration of the new purpose-built facility H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA, said, “British Orchard has a long history of providing education and care in Dubai. Early childhood centres create strong connections within communities and nurture a sense of belonging among children and their families. As the benefits of early childhood education become clearer for children, parents, and communities, we look forward to seeing many more centres open their doors in Dubai. We welcome the latest addition of British Orchard to DIP.”
On the joyous occasion, Dr Vandana Gandhi, Founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery, added, “The opening of the DIP branch marks an important milestone in large, sustainable nursery spaces. UAE as a country has established itself as a leader in many sectors, including education, and we are happy to contribute to this success story in line with the vision of UAE leadership and the rulers.
Pre-school is the most essential foundation for the schooling years as per research, and our endeavour is to remain at the forefront of providing a strong educational, loving, and healthy environment for our young ones. We provide a holistic approach to learning, working on cognitive, physical, creative, personal, and social development as well as supporting parents in their journey of parenthood.”
BON nurseries not only support early childhood development but also promote CSR, with the practice of sustainability and eco-friendly habits in young children via its Go Green Curriculum philosophy, such as teaching the importance of reducing, paper, water, and energy consumption and protecting the environment and our planet. For each child educated at BON, a contribution is made towards the education and care of the underprivileged in different countries.”
The nursery also opened its door in the Nasma Community in Sharjah last week, which was officially inaugurated by Ms. Fatima Almazimi from Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) along with notable dignitaries; Ms. Rosa Piro from Arada developers, officials from H.H Shaikha Aisha Bint Khaled Al Qassimi office and Ms. Haifa Alhashimi from Emirates Health Services, UAE. Being the largest and truly impressive preschool in the Nasma community, the branch encompasses a state of an art school building, lush green outdoor play areas, and well-equipped learning resources.
With a unique approach to learning, BON is also the first nursery in the region for Child led- Project-based learning with 100% focus on children’s unique abilities and the key worker philosophy as per the latest UK curriculum standards. The program and the learning journals focus on each individual child as every activity for the little ones is crafted and executed based on their likes, interests, and passion.
Adding further, Dr Gandhi stated, “Development of appropriate social, scientific and imaginative skills to create confident communicators is an absolute must. I truly believe our nursery and teacher training centres will fill the gaps by offering a nurturing and empowering environment to teachers and families with nanny training, as well as for vocation support to the women community.
About British Orchard Nursery
Over the last 16 years, BON has been awarded over 30 International and National Quality Awards including the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award, the Dubai Human Development Appreciation Award, the Dubai Quality Appreciation award, UAE innovation award etc for its dedication to providing quality services and business excellence. The nursery chain operates all over UAE including prestigious government partnerships with Dubai Police, Dubai electricity and water authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Women’s College, Department of Finance and Ministry of Knowledge and Cultural Development, Mubadala etc.
British Orchard Nursery is also the Middle East’s first and largest nursery chain be ISO certified for quality, environment, and health and safety to the latest standards (9001, 14001, 45001).