The National chats to Charlotte, owner and director of Children’s Oasis Nursery in Dubai about the advantages of sending young ones to school – and ways to ease the separation process.
Charlotte makes a point of reading to her children every evening. As a parent, her concern has been to help them differentiate between words, such as “cat”, “car”, “bear” and “ball”, hoping that they will come to recognise more words with each passing week. However, when the British mum-of-seven took over Children’s Oasis Nursery two months ago, one of her teachers revealed a trick that would render the activity even more beneficial.
In the nursery, reading time is not static, given how squirmy little ones can get. Instead, if the group comes across a phrase such as “the red ball”, the teacher encourages the kids to bring her another red object from the classroom, which she then identifies as “red fire engine” or “red flower” or “red pillow”. Even those who are unable to immediately grasp the task at hand, learn by observing their friends. “And those, to me, are the two biggest advantages of sending your kids to a nursery from an early age – teachers who are highly qualified to make children more resourceful, and being part of a same-age community,” Borghesi tells me.
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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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