Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Bloom Education, a Bloom Holding subsidiary that delivers the highest standards of education in the UAE, has plans to open 10 nurseries under the Lighthouse Nursery brand name by 2020. The first purpose-built nursery located in Bloom Gardens next to Brighton College, an upscale residential development on the eastern corniche of Abu Dhabi, will open its doors in November 2016.
The nurseries will focus on providing children with the best possible start to their educational journey by building self-confidence and fostering an active curiosity for learning. The nurseries will adopt a curriculum based on best practices drawn from early years education research and standards followed in the UK, the US. Experienced and native speakers in Arabic, English and French will ensure children acquire the right enunciation and accent while learning the languages. The goal is to enable children to make a smooth transition to a British, American, International Baccalaureate or Arabic curriculum. The whole nursery experience embeds a sense of healthy living and well-being and encourages children to think about and learn to make appropriate choices in what they eat and how they look after themselves and their bodies.
In partnership with Durham University, UK, the nurseries will adopt a unique approach for measuring children’s progress against international standards. In terms of design, the nurseries will feature large open spaces that integrate activity ‘houses’ and ‘learning spaces’ where children can explore and collaborate, show initiative, and take responsibility for planning their own learning.
Henning Fries, CEO, Bloom Education, said: “Bloom Education is proud to launch the Lighthouse Nursery brand – a concept that symbolizes a source of light and guidance. In keeping with this narrative, all our nurseries will help children develop enquiring minds and take greater ownership of their own learning. We are confident that instilling such practices early on, will eventually help children take the right decisions and actions with a sound understanding of the consequences and the impact on those around them.”
Bloom Education has teamed up with best in class education partners, to establish and operate schools and nurseries of the highest International standards. It offers students the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential in a positive, enjoyable, stimulating and safe environment that is conducive to their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Bloom Education is equally committed to instilling in children an appreciation of the local cultural heritage and values of other cultures.