Yellow Brick Road Nursery, Al Garhoud & Crystal Valley Nursery, Al Mizher
Yellow Brick Road Nursery and Crystal Valley Nursery parents and visitors regularly compliment on the cosy, homely and comfortable ‘feelings’ they experience when entering our Beautiful Minds Nurseries.
We believe the ‘magical experience’ in our settings is primarily due to the Nurseries being injected each day with masses of love and dedication from each of our beautiful Nursery staff.
We do have a flair for imagination when creating the specific learning environments in the classrooms, indoor play areas and outdoors in our Nursery Gardens.
We maximise each space carefully taking into consideration the learning and development of each beautiful, unique child.
We keep as far away as possible from ‘plastic fantastic,’ pop up, push button toys – rather we source ‘open-ended’ play materials inspired by nature and every day interesting items that encourage the children with their own thought and problem-solving.
Yellow Brick Road Nursery opened in April 2001 and since that first delightful day the Nursery has loved and cared for more than 2000 babies and children. The Nursery has remained true to its original intentions of giving unconditional love and care for all babies and children within a gentle and unhurried environment. Yes, the Nursery is still a ‘little bit country’ and we are so fortunate to have our large Nursery gardens where the children can freely explore and experience their very own free-range early childhood.
Appointments – parents are most welcome to visit us with your young ones, the best time is around 10:00 am Sundays until Thursdays, thank you. We look forward to meeting you.
Our Parents Say It Best…
As a working mum, you want your children to be cherished by everyone around them… even when sometimes that might not be you. My children have spent their days surrounded by joy, laughter and love, and have become happy, confident little people who constantly surprise me with how bold and brave they are becoming under the nurturing gaze of the team. I can’t thank them enough for the role they have played in making sure my girls have had the best start in life.
Katie Heskett, Dubai
Reggio Emilia Inspired Curriculum
Crystal Valley Nursery opened their doors in 2010.
Crystal Valley Nursery is located at the back area of Arabian Center, Al Mizher, an absolutely beautiful and elegant Nursery conveniently located within a major school catchment area, opportune for parents to drop off and pick up older siblings.
Every child who has graduated from Beautiful Minds Nurseries has received a seat in ‘big school’; the reason for this is because we believe it is our duty to respectfully guide our children throughout their early years so they are ready for ‘life’.
We are not so keen on the phrase ‘getting children ready for big school’ rather we believe the first three years of each human being’s life is the foundation stage for their LIFE!!
So many of our past YBRN children and their families keep in touch with us and love sharing their growing and maturing years’ experiences on our Yellow Brick Road Nursery Alumni Facebook Page. So many of our first Nursery children are now attending university!
We firmly believe that all children must receive for themselves TIME – so they can have their own time to imagine freely without hindrance and prejudice, time to imagine what they choose to imagine!! Time to imagine without the clutter of things, gadgets and devices. The best time to imagine is when with nature!
It was Ms Bernadette’s created Beautiful Minds Nurseries and Ms Bernadette often shares her very own early childhood visions of how she used to dream of constructing buildings and cities so people could happily live together.
Transparency is vital to the Beautiful Minds Nurseries philosophy and the low partition walls with large open classrooms is essential to ethical and respectful early childhood care and education. At all times all staff and others are accountable for their every action and the Nursery has a zero tolerance for anything less than the best. Ms Bernadette has many times over the years acted upon her standing that – ‘when in doubt out’ – she will never compromise the safety, security and best wellbeing for the Nursery children entrusted in our care.
Design and Creation
Each of the Beautiful Minds Nurseries were personally designed by Ms Bernadette, her ability to imagine, create and initiate is remarkable and the designs of the Nurseries have continued to become benchmark Nursery designs.
Children of Determination
Beautiful Minds Nurseries are fully ‘inclusive’ Nurseries. This means children requiring extra learning support are welcomed to attend, as the Nurseries are well equipped with the qualified professional staff and appropriate environment settings to correctly care for each beautiful unique child. Under the National Policy for Empowering Children with Special Needs, people with special needs or disabilities are referred to as ‘people of determination’ to acknowledge each child own unique achievements.
Reggio Emilia inspired Early Years Curriculum at Beautiful Minds Nurseries