Under the award-winning Fortes Education Group, His Excellency Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of Knowledge, and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Mrs Mankani, Founder of Fortes Education, have officially opened Jumeirah International Nurseries’ (JINS) 8th nursery branch at JBR and its 9th branch on the iconic Palm Jumeirah across two stunning buildings. This marks a change in the early years landscape by offering a brand-new concept of staying in a nursery environment for longer than ever before. (Up until Year 1 and aged 6).
The brand-new centres' cutting-edge facilities were created by a team of master educators from JINS and renowned architects to give children aged 45 days to 6 years an engaging and innovative learning environment. The EYFS Curriculum framework (for 0–5-year-olds) and the International Preschool Curriculum (for 5–6-year-olds) is implemented in each centre using a novel 'Learning Pod' system, which is an original concept in the MENA region. In addition to this, both branches cater to a new age group of children who are aged between 4-6 years old (Foundation Stage 2 and Year 1) and are the only Early Childhood Centres in Dubai that are officially approved to offer Year 1. JINS JBR and JINS Palm Jumeirah are equipped with premium school-level learning resources and highly qualified FS2 and Year 1 teachers allowing children to receive a school-quality education without leaving the Early Childhood Centre setting.
The Inauguration Ceremony
The Ceremony was also attended by Shamma Al Mansouri (Director of Permits KHDA) and Najlae Boujellal (Associate Director – Nakheel Malls). His Excellency, Dr Karam who officially opened the JINS Palm Jumeirah branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, went on a guided tour of the Reggio-inspired environments. Commenting on his visit, Dr Karam said “Congratulations to the team at JINS on the opening of the two new centres that will serve families in JBR and Palm Jumeirah. We appreciate the hard work that has gone into creating an innovative and supportive ECC environment that will cater to a larger year group for the first time in Dubai. We welcome the new nurseries to the early childhood community in Dubai.”
A Progressive Education Under One Roof
Mrs. Katrina Mankani, Managing Director of JINS, said, “We are extremely grateful to everyone who worked on these projects, and the inspiration from our Founder Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani. Our mission was to fill a void in education for children between the ages of 45 days and 6 years old in the communities of JBR and Palm Jumeirah by providing a state-of-the-art facility, curriculum, and teaching methodology. To that end, we have collaborated extensively with the Early Years and Primary departments at our two Outstanding BSO Schools, Sunmarke and Regent.”
“With strong ties to our Fortes British Curriculum Schools Regent International School and Sunmarke School, North London Collegiate School (NLCS), and Clarion School, we can offer parents a range of curriculum options once their children have completed their time at one of our Early Childhood Centres (ECCs), in addition to providing a first-rate education. We are firm believers that a child's early and primary education form the foundation of their entire life and emotional wellbeing. We are dedicated to fostering future generations of responsible global and local citizens in Dubai.”
Samina Khanyari, General Manager of Jumeirah International Nurseries, who was part of the inauguration celebrations added: “We are extremely proud to provide ECCs that truly cater to all children. Parents can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that once their children join JINS, their learning journey is mapped out until the age of 6 – in a warm, comforting, and premium setting”.