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 pride 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
Area Director of Willow Nurseries
A little bit about me, I have worked with children and families for over 35 years managing teams for over 25 years and still love what I do. I have three grown up daughters and two grandchildren.
I have worked in Dubai managing nurseries since 2009 and I am thrilled to join our Willow team as Area Director, I aim to continue to deliver a high standard of care and education for all our children and create long-lasting partnerships with parents.
I started my journey in early years education when I was 16, ok I am now showing my age. I really enjoyed working with children and families and over my years of experience I have worked within, education, health and social care. I am qualified in both early years and in management and I love working in the nursery environment where we can see children explore and discover everyday and managing nurturing practitioners who are passionate about making a difference to a childs learning journey, that’s what early years is all about.
Willow has always stood for quality early years provision within the UAE for young children and I am very proud to be part of their journey.
All of our Willow Nurseries provide a nurturing and safe environment where children can grow and develop at their own pace. Children are at the very heart of everything we do, our holistic approach ensures our staff remain child focused and ensures every child is unique and special.
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.
Deputy Manager of Willow Nursery, Dubai Marina
I began working at Willow Marina in November 2016 as a class teacher, became Head Teacher in 2018 and am now Deputy Manager. I am originally from Scotland and completed my HNC in Early Education and Childcare in 2008.
I knew that childcare was the career for me when I done my high school work experience in a nursery school and didn’t want to leave. I love seeing the world through the eyes of children and experiencing the way their minds work. I am always proud to have played a part in helping a child become the best version of themselves.
As Deputy Manager I aim to always provide a safe stimulating environment in which children can learn and develop whilst allowing them to grow as individuals.
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.