Nursery Leadership Team

British run nursery Dubai

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 18 years ago. With over 12 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.
EBN ZoeLewer

Mirdif

HeadMistress – Zoe Lewer

With 13 years in the Early Years education sector, Zoe’s aim is to facilitate and stimulate an enriched learning environment for each individual child. Zoe studied at Kingston University London and graduated with a Ba Honours in Early Years Teaching and Learning. Where she learnt different ethos and methodologies that will contribute to supporting staff and children to create those unique child-led learning opportunities and create ever lasting memories. Zoe is happily married and has two children.

Motto: “The children are at the core of all that we do, and we provide an enabling environment to encourage them to flourish. ”

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

Felicity

Dubai Silicon Oasis

HeadMistress – Felicity Corbett

Felicity has been living in Dubai for 12 years and working in the education sector for over 20 years in the Middle East, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South America. With the motivation to educate rather than lecture, she started her career with the ambition to improve learning with effective and diverse methodologies. Passionate about education, her priority has always been to inspire children and guide them through their personal and learning journeys.

Motto: “In education, you have to be passionate, love what you do and give something of yourself every day to inspire those around you.”

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