On the 24th of October, UAE Nurseries will be celebrating their achievement of the international UK quality accreditation program; JAWDATM.
Many nurseries have applied to be a part of the region's first nursery quality improvement program. Some nurseries completed and gained accreditation in a few months, while others worked for over 1 year to gain their accreditation.
On the 24th of October, nurseries who have successfully completed the program will be recognized and given a chance to talk about this rigorous and comprehensive assessment and evaluation program as they share their advice with other nurseries about the importance of striving for quality in the early years.
JAWDA™ - which means ‘quality’ in Arabic - helps nurseries improve the quality of care and education provided to children and their families in the Gulf region, and it helps families make informed decisions about childcare services. Nurseries receive a tier level certification (tier 1 to tier 5) indicating the level of quality that they have achieved in specific standards in the following domains: Child Learning and Development, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Workforce Qualifications & Professional Development, Citizenship, Community Partnership and Family Relations, Indoor and Outdoor Environments, and Leadership, Management and Administration.
The accreditation is provided by Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education (CACHE), a UK awarding body.
Julie Hyde, CACHE Associate Director said: “At CACHE, we are continually investing in high quality for the care and education industry, helping millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector. We are delighted to be contributing to the recognition and raising of quality within the region through the JAWDATM Quality Improvement Program.” said Hyde.
Arabian Child, a local UAE education consultancy, supported nurseries to obtain this accreditation.
Dr. Samia Kazi, M.Ed. PhD, CEO of Arabian Child said: “Jawda ensures that nurseries are meeting the UAE child rights law because their settings are safe, their teachers are qualified, and their environment is appropriate for our youngest citizens" Said Kazi.
Some of the nurseries that have participated in the program from UAE are:
Chubby Cheeks Nursery (Dubai)
Little Pearls Nursery (Al Ain)
IDEA Early Learning Center (Dubai)
House of Colours Nursery (Al Ain)
Blooming Buds Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
Busy Bees Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
Sesame Street Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
Australian International Nursery (Sharjah)
Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (Dubai)
Kids Academy (Dubai)
Dreamland Nursery (Dubai)
International Montessori Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
Oxford Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
IQ Kids Nursery (Abu Dhabi)
Come and join the celebration!
Talk to principals about their experience!
Source: Arabian Child