At British Orchard Nursery, innovation and quality are the key drivers that have placed it as the top choice for parents and made it the largest quality certified preschool chains in the GCC. The nursery follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that focuses on 7 core areas of age-appropriate learning. These include communication and language, literacy, mathematical development, physical development, understanding of the world, personal-social-emotional development and expressive arts and designs. Consisting of 40 annual events, the in-house developed and well-researched curriculum combines learning with fun and incorporates languages such as Arabic, French, and Mandarin, along with extracurricular activities.
With the belief that every child comes with an exclusive set of strengths, the nursery individually assesses them on learning and developmental goals through the award-winning baseline book consisting of 680 assessment areas. Moreover, BON has also introduced the Ages and Stages questionnaire ASQ3 that is used as a developmental screening tool for every child at BON. The ASQ3 tool monitors a child’s progress at monthly intervals starting from 2 months to until 60 months of age which means a child’s progress is monitored in month-wise stages, instead of year-wise stages, providing a closer look at his/her progress. This is a great breakthrough in identifying special needs or gifted and talented children.
BON offers 27 learning areas for children to move around at the school and experience holistic education in a fun way. Facilities include specialized children’s gym, sensory room, role playroom, outdoor play area, water play area, construction area, library with smart boards, music room, garden area, sandpit, gardening corners, road tracks, swimming pools, ICT labs, language rooms, picnic area, storytelling and painting areas among others.
The nursery has been time and again recognized on national and international platforms for innovation and quality, winning over 25 prestigious Government and international awards. BON has 22 preschools running in the UAE, 2 centers in the UK with several teacher training academies in UAE and UK. It is ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified to the latest standards on Quality, Environment and Health & Safety. These systems have laid a solid foundation for BON through EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model, Balance scorecard concepts, CSR policies, etc., to embed improvements and innovations.
To learn more about British Orchard Nursery, visit www.britishorchardnursery.com.