Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us?”
Winston Churchill said “we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us? Looking at most of our schools, their designs supports a teaching system that worked for factories with all the students learning the same things at the same time from the same teacher.
The teacher is placed in one side of the classroom, usually with a big table occupying 30% of the full space, and children are all placed one next to the other looking at the teacher, crowded around small tables sitting on uncomfortable chairs. The teacher has to pass the knowledge and the children have to listen. No wonder many students have low level of engagement, are not keen to go to school and they are unable to maximise their learning potential from the school experience.
On the other hand, almost all the high-quality Early Years settings are designed to maximise the learning opportunities of the children creating welcoming spaces, inspiring curiosity, enhancing team-work and promoting well-being and fun.
This is called “child – centered design”. Children’s Oasis Nursery – which is one of the leading British nurseries in the UAE and which was shortlisted as best nursery in the UAE by Which School Advisor has been designed keeping children’s learning experience in mind to deliver an environment which is welcoming, inspires curiosity, enhances teamwork, and promotes well-being, joy, and fun.
The Question is “Why do we stop building interactive and engaging classrooms when children turn 6?”
Once you step inside the gate children and adults enter an environment that creates adventure, growth and long-lasting friendships.
An environment where spaces are connected and children are encouraged to learn together.
A culture of learning where all students are keen to discover new things.
A place that makes people smile, be active, engaged and happy to learn.
We will always have extremely fond and treasured memories of our girls time at Children’s Oasis. The teachers are so creative and fun, always thinking of new ways to engage the children and the thoughtful and varied outdoor areas were always a favourite of theirs. We loved the intimate, friendly feel and all the little extras which makes it feel that you are part of a community. Thanks for everything, we really couldn’t have asked for a better start and we will miss you all.
What I love about Children's Oasis is how well looked after my children are and how comfortable they feel. They know the names of most of the staff and will always say 'hi' and often stop for a chat. It's a calm and nurturing environment.
We love children’s Oasis Nursery. It has been a part of our lives for over 8 years with both our girls going there. The staff are all amazing and really care for the children.
Que alegría haberlos encontrado! Estamos muy agradecidos de comenzar los años escoltarse de nuestra hija con su apoyo! Desde las maestras, hasta la directora y el ambiente de la escuela tuvimos una experiencia fenomenal y estamos entusiasmados de volver en Septiembre! Muchas gracias Children's Oasis!!!
Both my boys were at Children Oasis from the time they were 2 and until they were 4 years old; first attending the Spanish Programme and then, FS1. Both classes were great! The teachers are incredibly professional and caring. The communication with the parents is excellent and reports are detailed. They make learning fun and engaging for the kids who learn through hands-on activities and play. The facilities are beautiful with lots of stimulating and educational books and toys. I couldn't ask for more during those early years for my children!
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