The British Orchard nursery today inaugurated its newest facility at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park. The nursery caters to children from six months of age to over four years.
Chief guests of the ceremony, Dr Juma Al Matrooshi, Executive Vice-President, Commercial, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), and Vandana Gandhi - Founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery, cut the commemorative ribbon in the presence of senior officials from DSO and the nursery school. The event also drew the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA), Civil Defence, Bank of Baroda, as well as HR representatives of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and KHDA.
Dr Al Matrooshi said: “We are delighted to welcome the British Orchard, Middle East’s first ISO 9001:2008 quality certified nursery chain, to Dubai Silicon Oasis. The new facility reflects our determination to ensure the community has access to all the required facilities that make Dubai Silicon Oasis the right place for people to live & work.”
With branches across the UAE in Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Deira, RTA, DEWA, Dubai Media City, and now in Dubai Silicon Oasis, British Orchard brings more than 20 years of experience in professional childcare and early childhood education in the UAE. With comprehensive planning, assessments on child development, and transparency for parents to track their child's learning journey, British Orchard follows the British National Curriculum under Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) guidelines.
Following her welcome address, Ms. Gandhi said: “We thank Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority for its support in helping us create this exceptional preschool environment. Our highly trained staff will look after the children, and the facilities will also include our in-house specialised children’s Gym- ‘GYMJUNIORZ’ , a library, a role play area to develop social and imaginative skills, a construction area where children recreate real life situations, a painting area to nurture creativity, as well as other educational and recreational offerings.”
A wholly-owned entity of Dubai Government, Dubai Silicon Oasis operates as a free zone technology park for the semiconductor, microelectronic and other high technology-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D facilities in the Middle East and Africa region.