- Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Ladybird Nursery Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai
Ladybird Nursery – Founded in 1996, has established itself as one of the most reliable nurseries in the city of Dubai. The nursery school has branches in Jumeirah 1, Umm Suqeim 3 and a purpose built nursery school in Jumeirah Village Circle. The nurseries are British managed and follow the EYFS and Montessori curriculums.
Ladybird is a fully inclusive setting, enabling children to play, have fun and develop within a safe, healthy and caring environment in partnership with all parents and carers. Ladybird’s goal is to provide an outstanding experience that will ensure your child is able to start full time school as a confident, curious and independent learner and that you as a parent will feel welcomed, valued and respected as a true partner in your child’s learning.
Over the years Ladybird children have entered into the top primary schools of Dubai. This is thanks to the dedication and capabilities of our staff, our teaching practices, the purposefully designed learning environments, and the enriched activities that we provide to our children. Our teachers ensure that Ladybird children have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences that lead to success in school and in life.
Ladybird Nursery Umm – Suqeim Curriculum
Our curriculum is based on the Montessori Method and is designed to give your child the freedom to explore and learn from his environment. The curriculum will prepare and facilitate your child’s entry into his next school.
The Montessori approach to education requires that children are placed in a well-planned and structured environment which will meet their individual educational and cultural needs. The children are free to follow their own interests within this planned environment, rather than being forced to learn something that is inappropriate to their developmental stage. The result is that children develop in a natural way and are highly motivated. They develop good discipline and master basic skills, and in many cases earlier than in a more traditional system of education. To bring about these results the teacher is trained in specific skills, the curriculum is carefully planned to reflect the children’s own culture and educational needs, the support materials for the curriculum are specifically Montessori and the outcomes for the children are unique.
A WIDE RANGE OF SELF-EDUCATING ACTIVITIES
The essence of Montessori education is that every child is treated with respect, given freedom within the limits of a carefully structured environment and allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace. In the Montessori classroom the children choose from a wide range of self-educating and self-correcting activities, working with each piece of equipment for as long as he or she needs to.
The Montessori classrooms are carefully prepared to encourage a child’s own natural desire to learn. The child’s love of learning is encouraged by giving him the opportunity to be spontaneous and engage in meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained teacher.
Through their work, children develop concentration, motivation, persistence, discipline and a lifelong love of learning.
The materials in a Montessori classroom can be grouped into three main groups; the Practical Life Exercises, the Sensorial Materials and the Academic Materials. The Practical Life Exercises help to promote independence and self confidence. The children learn skills such as cleaning tables, how to care for themselves, how to dress and general etiquette. The children learn to pour water from one container to another without spilling any and as they become absorbed in an activity their span of concentration gradually develops whilst their fine motor skills are refined.
The Sensorial Materials are introduced to help refine the senses. Each piece of equipment isolates one defining quality such as size, colour, smell and texture. When the children work with these materials their senses are drawn to the subtle differences of weight, height, temperature, sound, shape and colour.
Specially designed materials are used to introduce the concepts of arithmetic. Dr Montessori demonstrated that if children have access to concrete mathematical equipment in their early years they can easily assimilate the many facts and skills of arithmetic.
The Montessori language materials allow many young children to read and write at an early age. The Montessori environment is full of opportunities for children to enhance their interest in reading and writing. Sandpaper letters, the movable alphabet and the metal insets all help in the child’s language development. A love of reading is a major component of the Montessori system and a wide range of books are always readily available.
Creative art is an important part of Montessori classes. In the Montessori classroom, easel and paints are available whenever the children want to use them for free expression. Additional curriculum subjects include singing, music and movement, science history and geography are also incorporated into the weekly timetable.
LadyBird Nursery Umm Suqeim Branch
Address; Villa No.9, Street 29, Al Manara, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Timings: 8am – 12:30pm (option available till 2 pm)