Reggio Emilia Nursery Dubai Marina | Umm Suqeim | One Central | Nursery Dubai

 Dubai Marina- 056 442 7703 | Umm Suqeim- 050 770 9575 | 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.


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.

Suroor Ansari

Nursery Manager of Willow Nursery, Umm Suqeim

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.  

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. 

Tara Weston

Deputy Manager of Willow Nursery, One Central

Been living and working in Dubai for the last 4 years. I started at Willow Umm Suqeim branch as a nursery teacher and then I moved to the Willow Marina branch to be the baby unit leader. I recently got promoted to Deputy Manager.

I am originally from the UK Birmingham and used to work as a support worker at the children’s hospital on ICA. I have always been very passionate about children and always wanted a career working with them. I moved to Spain then to Ireland before finally going back to the UK and working there for a few years in Child healthcare. 

I now call Dubai my home and I can see myself here for the foreseeable future and progressing in my childcare career. I hold a Cached level 3 in childcare, and I will be starting my Cache level 5 in the coming months.   


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

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.


Villa #75, 9C Street, Umm Suqeim 2
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Tel No.: 04 321 4433

Mob No.: 050 770 9575

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Ground Floor, The Offices 2, One Central, DWTC
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Tel No.: 04 328 6443

Mob No.: 056 401 9941

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Villa #40 Marina First Building, Dubai Marina
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Tel No.: 04 554 5802

Mob No.: 056 442 7703

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