Meet Us | Willow Children's Nursery | Best EYFS Nursery in Dubai

 Dubai Marina- 04 554 5802 | Umm Suqeim- 04 321 4433 | One Central- 056 401 9941

Meet Us

Our team of early years education nursery practitioners at Willow Children's Nursery (Dubai) form the core of our success. Therefore, we invest in providing continual professional development for all staff members, which will give your child a very warm and welcoming nursery experience.

We proud ourselves in being a multi-cultural nursery with qualified teachers from around the world.

We are a committed team of professionals who offer "Best Practice" to the children in their care. All staff holds a current First Aid certificate.

WORDS FROM THE DIRECTORS

Karen Turner

Area Director of Willow Nurseries

After 32 years of working in the Childcare industry, it is an absolute pleasure to now be the Area Director of Willow Children's Nurseries. I started my career back in 1987 in England and have remained dedicated and passionate about creating Outstanding practice and education for every child I have the pleasure of welcoming into my Nursery family.

The greatest satisfaction for me is seeing every child develop their individual strengths and their own sense of belonging as well as a recognition of who they are and will become.  In what other vocation could I reap such wonderful rewards?  

Here at Willow, we use the EYFS curriculum combined with the learning ethos of Reggio Emilia allowing our children to learn through curiosity and exploration at their own pace. The dedicated and highly professional team work extremely hard to ensure we are the best we can be at all times, I am proud to be part of this and of KidsFirst group here in Dubai.

Elizabeth Yorke

Nursery Director of Willow Nursery, Umm Suqeim

I have worked with babies and young children for the last 22 years, first in Scotland and since 2006 here in Dubai. Teaching is my passion as I believe it is the most rewarding profession allowing us to get an insight into the beautiful minds of the children we work with. Even though I have been a manager for many years I can often be found in the classrooms or out in the garden playing and interacting with our children.

As a parent of two little humans myself, I appreciate the partnership I have with my parents which is based on trust and mutual respect.  I am an avid reader and a bit of a geek when it comes to early childhood so keeping up to date with best practice and continuous professional development is more of a hobby than a hindrance. If you are looking for the EYFS curriculum and you’re curious about the Reggio Emilia approach - Willow is definitely the nursery for you! 

Emma Deakin

Nursery Director of Willow Nursery, Dubai Marina

I'm Emma and I am the nursery director at Willow Nursery in the Dubai Marina. I have been in Dubai for 4 years and I live with my husband and little girl. 

I started my journey in the childcare industry from the very young age of 16 in the UK. I immediately found my passion and have not looked back since! I started training on the job and developed into the role as a nursery manager at the age of just 21. I gained OUTSTANDING in all areas in our OFSTED inspections and mentored a great team!

I have over 15 years of experience in the early years and with the British curriculum. 

It is important to me that Willow Nursery provides a caring and safe environment where children can grow and develop at their own pace. Watching a baby do something for the first time to watching the children leave to go to school … every experience is unique and special. As nursery director I aim to deliver a high standard of care and education for all our children and create long-lasting partnerships with parents. 

Suroor Ansari

Nursery Director of Willow Nursery, One Central

Born and bred in Toronto, Canada, I become intrigued with early childhood education soon after the birth of my first son and sought out to become nothing short of an expert in the field as soon as I was given the chance. 

With 17 years of experience in Early Years, a Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and a Cache Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the UK, I am driven by extensive experience, theoretical and practical knowledge. I started my career as a teacher, and then progressed to a coordinator, then to Deputy Manager and Nursery Manager. 

As every child is unique, I am aligned with the ethos of Willow Children’s Nursery to ensure that every child who walks through our doors is provided with the right foundation and tools in a safe, inspiring, and personalised environment. It is in this very environment that children develop a love of learning; an environment that not only challenges children to be the best that they can be but myself as well.  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Willow Children's Nursery is happy to be associated with several outside agencies for Staff Training as well as educational and medical establishments in Dubai and overseas. As a UK based nursery, our team members are delighted to be able to continue their professional development through courses held via Sarah Rogers, providing an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) nursery planning. 
050 456 2573 
www.eyes-me.com

Sarah offers Cache courses as well as being linked with Universities from the UK. She also works closely with Kids First Group, Children's Centre, and many other establishments offering services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and medical services.