Monthly Archives: December 2018

Odyssey Nursery Opens New Branch in Dubai

After a successful few years in business, Odyssey Nursery - part of Kids First Group of Nurseries is opening its doors to children in Umm Al Sheif area, located only a walking distance from the FAB metro station, with easy access from Wasl road and in close proximity to Burj Al Arab. The Nursery underwent amazing and impressive renovations where all their indoor and outdoor spaces have been upgraded to become a modern, 21st century learning facility, while still maintaining homey and cozy look. The outdoor spaces have been hand-made and are a unique addition to what you would expect from a reputable nursery. There are planting areas for veggies, mud kitchens, tools tables, water splash and different games you probably have not seen before. The classrooms are very spacious, and each has its own bathroom that is child's size appropriate. Odyssey follows Washington State Learning Benchmarks while incorporating Reggio Emilia traditional approach to learning. The Benchmarks emphasise that young children’s learning is multi-dimensional. Odyssey believes that play is child’s work and the curriculum is based around this philosophy. The language of instruction is English, while Spanish and Arabic are offered as second languages. Since UAE is the country where people from all around the world meet, knowing more than one language will help children to become a successful member of any community. Odyssey always welcomes children from different backgrounds and with different learning abilities. Come and visit Odyssey Burj today! Now accepting Term 2 Registrations. Location Map Tel. No.: 04 388 7130 Mobile No.: 056 520 3449 Follow us on: Facebook | Instagram Press Release 17 December 2018

Redwood Montessori Nursery Receives Montessori Accreditation

Redwood Montessori Nursery celebrates its successful accreditation by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB). On Wednesday 14th November 2018, Redwood Montessori Nursery (Garhoud Branch) was awarded its third accreditation by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board. Launched in 2008, with the assistance of the British Accreditation Council and Independent Schools Inspectorate, MEAB is a world leader in Montessori accreditation. The Award is an acknowledgement of settings’ achievements in identifying and delivering Montessori best practice for the children that they care for. This is the third time in succession that Redwood Garhoud has received the Award and means that their setting is now accredited for the next four years. The Award recognises the hard work and commitment of all the teachers and support staff in delivering quality Montessori education. Mirna Bdeir, the nursery manager said “Redwood Montessori is proud to be accredited by the most prominent accreditation organisation. We regard accreditation as part of an on-going and continuous cycle of improvement, which is driven by our desire to provide an outstanding Montessori education for our children.” We were the first to receive this accreditation back on 2011, and we are the only accredited Montessori in Dubai. We are delighted that our efforts are recognised and valued.” Here are a few highlights from our school accreditation report from the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board: To quote: "the Redwood nursery offers high quality Montessori practice to all children attending and their families. Their commitment to following the child is evident in the daily life of the nursery and enables the children to lead their own learning. It is also evident in all the setting ‘s documentation and regular communications to parents." To find out more information and read the report, [...]

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