In a bid to help working mothers in the Dubai Municipality, the organisation has started a nursery at its Deira headquarters.
“Dubai Municipality is keen on facilitating employees, especially working mothers. The concept of nursery comes as part of it,” stated Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General, Dubai Municipality.
He added that the initiative aims to provide quality preschool education and day-care services to children of working mothers.
“It offers flexibility to mothers to have their children in the trusted care within the same premises; proximity to their little ones helps them concentrate on their work while increasing the productivity.”
The nursery is established in collaboration with British Orchard Nursery.
The initiative was inaugurated by Lootah and Vandana Gandhi, founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery.
“It’s our endeavour to serve society and create confident learners while ensuring young ones develop appropriate social and imaginative skills, preparing them for a smooth transition to big school,” added Gandhi.
“It’s very assuring for both child and the mother to be in close proximity in the early years and our concept aims to serve the need and fill that gap.”
She detailed that the nursery has incorporated Arabic language, Islamic studies, UAE culture and concepts plus values as an integral part of the curriculum along with providing well-researched teaching methods and a British curriculum.
The nursery also includes soft play areas, swimming pools, construction area where children recreate real life events and situations, a library, a water play area, sand area to explore scientific and mathematical concepts, messy play or painting area, grass area for outdoor play as well as ‘GymJuniorz’ which offers a children’s gym and fitness centre.