Ladybird Nursery to build one of the largest preschools in the world in Dubai

Ladybird Nursery has announced a landmark project in collaboration with the Knowledge Fund of Dubai to build one of the world’s most spacious early years settings.

The nursery received an academic plan of approval from the Ministry of Education and will be located in the Al Barsha area within close proximity to several notable schools including American School of Dubai, Dubai American Academy and Dubai International Academy.

Due to open in 2021, Ladybird Nursery in Al Barsha will follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and will provide children with a nurturing environment where they develop socially, emotionally and physically. The nursery school is targeting itself to meet the highest environmental and energy standards set by the US Green Building Council. The nursery campus will be spread over 64,000 square feet and will have social distancing and Covid-19 protocols in place in accordance with UAE’s Ministry of Education protocols.

Monica Valrani, CEO at Ladybird Nurseries in Dubai, commented on the announcement: ‘Since 1996, Ladybird has been preparing children for primary school success. The Al Barsha nursery setting reinforces our commitment and belief in the value of an early years education. I would like to personally thank the Ministry of Education and the Knowledge Fund for helping build the futures of children across the city o f Dubai.’

Hesham Khalifa Al Qaizi, CEO of Dubai Government’s Knowledge Fund, commented ‘We gladly take on our mission with the simple, yet the cherished goal of ensuring a better and brighter tomorrow for our children. And we believe that Ladybird Nursery and this project will be an exceptional added value to the education scene in Dubai.’

About Ladybird Nursery

Ladybird Nursery was founded 25 years ago and cares for children aged between 6 months and four years.

The 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.

About Knowledge Fund

The Knowledge Fund was established in 2007 by order of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai to act as a cornerstone that will enable the accomplishment of Dubai’s strategic vision through striving towards sustainable development in the emirate.

The Knowledge Fund seeks to effectively participate in developing Dubai’s knowledge capital
through profitably managing funds. In order to achieve this, the Knowledge Fund identifies
and uses state of the art investment strategies to support its initiatives in the different
sectors of society.

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