Ladybird Nurseries to use solar power to meet energy needs

Ladybird Early Learning Centre announced the contract award to Al Shirawi Solar for the supply,
installation and commissioning of a 166 kWp solar photovoltaic system for its purpose-built,
LEED Gold Certified setting in Jumeirah Village Circle.

The contract was signed between Monica Valrani, CEO of Ladybird Nurseries, and Simon
Brennan, managing partner of Al Shirawi Solar. At the signing ceremony, Monica Valrani
commented:

‘The future of our children depends on how we produce energy. At Ladybird, we
are acting on our responsibility towards a low-carbon economy to guarantee a sustainable
future for the planet.’

The rooftop array will consist of 308 panels connected to the DEWA grid under The Shams
Dubai Initiative. The system will produce more than 250,000 kW hours of clean green electricity
per year for the next 20 years, reducing the nursery building’s carbon footprint and promoting
sustainable energy use within the local community.

Al Shirawi Solar look forward to completing a successful project before the start of the 2021-22 school year.

About Ladybird Nursery

Founded 25 years ago, Ladybird Nursery has established itself as one of Dubai’s leading British
nurseries for children aged between 6 months and four years, with an outstanding reputation for
the high quality of its childcare and education.
Ladybird Nursery follows the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in a Montessori
setting, to provide an enriching and well-balanced programme of activities covering learning
areas such as personal, social, emotional and creative development, communication, language,
literacy, problem- solving, reasoning and numeracy.
Ladybird Nursery is located in Jumeirah 1 and has a purpose-built, LEED Gold Certified setting in
Jumeirah Village Circle. A third world-class setting in Al Barsha is presently under construction
and is expected to open next year.

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