New Early Years LEED Gold certified nursery opens in Dubai

Classrooms of Ladybird Nursery Al Barsha
Built at an investment of Dhs40 million, the Al Barsha campus of Ladybird Nursery opens at the start of academic year 2022-23 

Dubai, May 20, 2022: Ladybird Nursery has announced the launch of its latest Dubai campus, with a state-of-the-art facility in Al Barsha 3. The nursery is set to open in August 2022 at the start of the 2022- 23 academic year. 

Built at an investment of Dhs40 million, the Al Barsha 3 campus will be the third campus of the Ladybird Nursery in the city.  The other two campuses are located in Jumeirah 1 and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC).

Ladybird has claimed that it is the world’s largest standalone LEED Gold certified nursery.

Talking about the choice of the campus location, Monica Valrani, CEO & Directress, Ladybird says, “Barsha is centrally located with easy access to public transport and most areas in Dubai. It is a popular location for families due to the abundance of schools and great medical care in the vicinity.”

Embedding sustainability within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, Ladybird Al Barsha will offer students aged six months to four years a series of environmentally friendly learning opportunities woven into the new campus’ facilities, which spans 15 classrooms up to FS1. 

The nursery will be  headed by Louisa McCormack as Principal, who joins after a five-year tenure at Ladybird JVC. Tinto the Ladybird family in the coming months. 

The 64,000 sq ft state-of-the-art campus encapsulates sustainable teaching methodologies.

The campus will consist of a sensory and organic garden where children will explore the impact of environmental conservation through planting seeds and learning about the life cycle of plants. The Splash Pad, which offers enriching water play activities, will teach children about the benefits of water conservation within the mini-water park. Children will develop their motor skills as they ride their cycles down the customised cycle track on campus or dance to their favourite songs and nursery rhymes in the indoor music room. The little explorers can connect with nature and explore their creative imaginations at the Mud Kitchen through sensory play. 

The Al Barsha 3 campus will also include a language room, offering both Arabic and French language subjects that will support students’ speech development. Other amenities include an indoor soft play area,a skills area, an indoor reading garden and a sandpit play area. 

The EYFS curriculum-based nursery incorporates the Montessori approach that combines real world learning outcomes – including hands-on learning with collaborative play in a classroom setting.

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