British Orchard Nursery, UAE’s largest and first ISO certified nursery chain inaugurated its new facility at ADCO premises in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Ms. Moza Salem Shoumi, Director of Child Department-Ministry of Social Affairs, Mr. Abul Munim Saif Al-Kindy, CEO, ADCO; Mr. Saleh Aidrous Al Wahedi, Sr. Vice President of ADCO; Mr. Hussain Sultan Lootah, Sr. Vice President, ADCO and other ADCO management dignitaries along with British Orchard Nursery’s CEO Ms. Vandana Gandhi.
British Orchard Nursery (BON) follows the British National Curriculum under Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) guidelines. Recently having won a Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award and TQM Award, British Orchard Nursery has pioneered the concept of corporate franchising by forming partnerships with many Government institutions in the UAE which includes Dubai Municipality, RTA, DEWA, Dubai Women’s College. Besides these, BON has branches in Bur Dubai, Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai
Media City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The nursery caters to children from six months of age to over four years.
The Nursery facilities include comprehensive creative spaces that offers role play and develops children’s social and imaginative skills; soft play; swimming pools; construction area where children recreate real life events and situations; a library, a water play area where they can develop
Understanding of challenging concepts in a ‘hands on capacity’; sand area to explore scientific and mathematical concepts; messy play or painting area to develop creativity; grass area etc. The school offers Arabic lessons, ballet, and gym lessons as well as computer classes.
During the inauguration ceremony, the commemorative ribbon was cut by Chief Guest Ms. Moza Salem Shoumi-Director of Child Ministry of Social Affairs alongside Mr. Abdel-Munim Saif Al-Kindy-CEO, ADCO in the presence of senior officials from ADCO and the nursery school.
Mr. Abdul-Munim Saif Al-Kindy, CEO, ADCO said “This nursery reassures of our commitment to implement the company philosophy to the resolution and the expression of our working women. ADCO is the first oil company at the state level to create the ideal incubation to be among the 14 % of organizations that have committed ministerial decision.”
Ms. Vandana Gandhi, Founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery expressing her gratitude said, “It is a very special honour and we feel proud to be part of this great initiative by UAE Government and to be the chosen partner. I am thankful to ADCO for acknowledging the necessity and giving us the opportunity to contribute to the Emirati working women community”.
Ms. Vandana further added, “We also recognize the importance and need of culture and values in children from a young age and hence have incorporated Arabic language, Islamic studies, UAE culture concepts and values as an integral part of the curriculum along with providing well researched teaching methods within the British curriculum. Emiratization and patriotic studies are few other strong pillars that we strive to achieve constantly. British Orchard Nursery supports and sponsors volunteer and training programs for Emirati women who would like to become teachers and future leaders.”