Nursery Leadership Team

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Nursery Leadership Team

A good nursery is made up of good staff whose talents, morale, teamwork and professional competence are of vital importance. Due to our commitment to safeguard and develop children, staff are experienced and trained to meet children’s individual, emotional and developmental needs.
We ensure the continuous professional development for all staff at Emirates British Nursery through the Senior Training Coordinator who oversees all staff training. At Emirates British Nursery we recognise that it is our staff members that make us successful and that to offer the very best care and education we must continuously involve our team in our vision.
Head Mistress EBN

Dawn Rose

Area Headmistress

Dawn moved to Dubai from the UK in 2002. With over 18 years’ experience working in the early childhood sector and the EYFS curriculum, her experience and leadership as Area Headmistress is an asset to Emirates British Nursery. She studied at the University of East London, successfully graduating with a BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and holds a Cache level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young Peoples Management Pathway (QCF). During her time at Emirates British Nursery, she successfully managed the Motor City and Mirdif nursery branches which lead to her appointment as Area Headmistress in May 2020. Dawn is happily married with two children and in her spare time, she enjoys quality family time and taking her two dogs to the Dubai desert.

Pauline Adams

Educational Consultant

Pauline Adams has recently joined the Emirates British Nursery Senior Management Team as the Educational Consultant. As leaders in early years education, EBN are continually evolving to create a rich and dynamic curriculum, and Pauline’s role as an Educational Consultant is not only as an academic advisor, but to look at the educational planning and quality assurance within our nurseries.
Pauline comes to us with a wealth of experience, spanning over 30 years and she holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Sheffield University, UK. Her operational and leadership strategy has always been to provide a broad and inclusive practice that is not only of a high standard but effective and evidence-based within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a world recognised curriculum that we offer at EBN. This ensures the foundation of our children’s learning is deeply rooted, balanced and stimulating. Pauline looks forward to working at EBN, which she considers a progressive group of nurseries within such a happy vibrant community.
Pauline
Pauline Adams

Pauline Adams

Educational Consultant

Pauline Adams has recently joined the Emirates British Nursery Senior Management Team as the Educational Consultant. As leaders in early years education, EBN are continually evolving to create a rich and dynamic curriculum, and Pauline’s role as an Educational Consultant is not only as an academic advisor, but to look at the educational planning and quality assurance within our nurseries.
Pauline comes to us with a wealth of experience, spanning over 30 years and she holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Sheffield University, UK. Her operational and leadership strategy has always been to provide a broad and inclusive practice that is not only of a high standard but effective and evidence-based within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a world recognised curriculum that we offer at EBN. This ensures the foundation of our children’s learning is deeply rooted, balanced and stimulating. Pauline looks forward to working at EBN, which she considers a progressive group of nurseries within such a happy vibrant community.
Hannah Myles

Mirdif

HeadMistress – Hannah Myles

Hannah has worked in Early Years for 12 years and has achieved a BA Hons First Class degree in Early Years Practice from the University of Edge Hill in the UK. Hannah has a thorough and varied experience in Early Years. Hannah’s career began as an early years teacher, progressing to a coordinator, curriculum coordinator and deputy headmistress. For her, working in early years is a passion. She has had the pleasure of working with children from many cultures and backgrounds from the ages 0-5, which has allowed her a to develop a deep understanding of the developmental needs of children.

Hannah finds working with young children and their families extremely rewarding and believes that the early years are some of the most important years of a child’s life. Hannah believes every child is unique and aims to continue building a communication-rich, stimulating learning environment, working alongside parents to provide children with the tools they need to grow into strong, capable and confident global citizens.

Motto: “Early years are the foundation for life. What children learn through play now will help them to succeed later.”

Lynn Dubai Motor City nursery manager

Dubai Motor City

Headmistress – Lynn Farrell

Lynn relocated to the UAE in 2012 after completing a BA in Social Policy and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Edinburgh as well as a Cache level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young Peoples Management (QCF).

She has worked across a range of Early Years settings as a manager in the UAE over the last eight years as well as holding senior positions working with children and young people in multiple roles in the UK. Her most recent post has been the Deputy Head of nursery chain in the UAE. 

Lynn is passionate about providing the highest quality Early Years education as the foundation for all future learning and development. Her belief is that Early year’s provision should ensure children have fun in a safe and nurturing environment where high quality teaching and learning ensures children thrive to their fullest potential.  Lynn is married with two children and enjoys walking her dogs and kayaking in her spare time.

Motto: “Investing in our children education from the earliest age is the single most important contribution we can make” – Jay Weatherill

Sharnie Boodram

Dubai Silicon Oasis

HeadMistress – Sharnie Boodram

Sharnie has over 10 years’ experience working within Early Years settings, from classroom practitioner through to management. She achieved a BA Hons First Class Degree in Early Childhood Practice from Brighton University in the UK and takes a holistic approach on imbedding best practices to deliver expectational teaching for Early Years children and value for the setting. Sharnie joined Emirates British Nursery in November 2021 as an Early Years Teacher and quickly became coordinator and began facilitating staff trainings and workshops.

She believes that a child’s most important part of their learning journey is between the ages 0-5, and it is for teachers to see each child individually and recognise and applaud all children’s learning and development. The importance of having a child focused, communication friendly, safe and nurturing environment is paramount for the children to flourish and thrive.

Sharnie believes that learning should be a joyful and captivating experience for all children and it is at this stage where their minds are eagerly absorbing knowledge and making connections with the world around them. By incorporating elements of fun and play into their educations we can help foster love for learning which will stay with them throughout their lives.

Motto: Children are at the heart of everything we do.

Kristie - Nursery Manager - The Villa Dubai

The Villa Dubai

Headmistress – Kristie Shemer

Kristie has lived in Dubai for almost 20 years and has been part of The Villa team since we opened in September 2019. As an Early Years Practitioner, she was motivated to explore every opportunity to guide the children through hands-on experiences, allowing their curiosity to direct their learning.

Kristie strives to ensure that every child is treated as an individual and given the opportunity to learn and grow in an enriching, engaging and safe environment. She believes that a teacher should be inspired by the children’s interests and ensure that they are active participants in their learning journey. Kristie views the early learning environment as a stepping-stone to children’s development, and as a mum of three young children, all of whom have all been part of the Emirates British Nursery family, understands that these years must be embraced and cherished.

Motto:
Happiness is key at Emirates British Nursery