accessible childcare facilities for students which allow recent mothers to attend university courses

CUD is committed to staff members and its academic community knowing that mothers and fathers who work and study at the university need to take care of their children, the university offers own and government alternatives in Dubai that facilitate students and members of the staff have a childcare service that guarantees the safety and learning of their children while they carry out work or academic activities.

Nursery Honey Bee signs a mutual agreement with the Canadian University Dubai in which all members of the university, students and staff have a 25% discount on the service offered by the nursery, the service offered by Honey Bee offers basic education to young children as well as the proper food while the children are in the nursery.

  • Honey Bee agrees to comply with the following:

    • Ensure that every child is valued at Honey Bee Nursery and is given equal opportunities to flourish in all areas of development.

    • Honey Bee provide an environment where children feel confident to discover, explore and become lifelong learners. Honey Bee believe in healthy and positive professional relationships with parents and we make sure that they are involved in their child’s learning and development.

    • This agreement is effective from March 20, 2020 to March 20, 2025.

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  • Honey Bee Nursery Aim

    • Will support every individual child’s development and learning by providing an environment that has planned experiences and fun educational activities that are challenging yet achievable

    • Will provide the support in the health and wellbeing of every child

    • Will provide a positive professional relationship with parents/carers that will allow them to feel the respect and the feelings of children and their families

    • Will respect and value the diversity of individuals and communities

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  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum

A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. At Honey Bee Nursery Dubai follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). The EYFS curriculum is a British framework that provides standards and expectations for the development of children. The EYFS curriculum promotes teaching and learning to prepare children for school readiness by giving the children a diverse range of knowledge, experiences andskills that provide a strong foundation for future learning and school life. There are seven areas of development in EYFS. All areas are equally important and dependent on each other.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Personal Social and Emotional Development is an important area of the EYFS which involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

  • L Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Language and Communication

Communication and Language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing them selves in English; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. As we are a Dubai based nursery, we also offer Arabic class.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Literacy

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children will be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Mathematics

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

  • Honey Bee EYFS Curriculum - Understanding the World

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

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  • Tiny Bees (4 months – walking)

Honey Bee focus on the 3 prime areas of learning with our Tiny Bees, Personal Social & Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. Every child in the Nursery feels valued, secure and is appropriately challenged by our supportive team of highly qualified and experienced staff. The small class sizes ensure that every child is nurtured receives individual attention and experiences a happy introduction to life at Honey Bee Nursery.

  • Baby Bees (Walking – 1 year 8 months)

Honey Bee focus on the 3 prime areas of learning with our Baby Bees, Personal Social & Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. The children are able to choose the activities they want to engage in and the teachers and assistants look for learning moments during play to introduce new vocabulary, skills and concepts. The development of children’s self-image and feelings of self-worth and self-esteem are at the core of the nursery curriculum.

  • Busy Bees (1 year 9 months – 2 years 7 months)

Honey Bee focus on the 7 areas of learning, 3 prime areas, Personal Social & Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. As well as introducing the 4 specific areas Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world & Expressive Art & Design. These areas of learning ensure a holistic development of children and their skills across the curriculum, building on their previous learning experiences, knowledge and skills. We aim to foster a love of language by introducing the children to some Arabic and French vocabulary and songs in their Arabic and French classes.

  • Queen Bees (2 years 7 months – 3 years 8 months)

Honey Bee focus on the 7 areas of learning, 3 prime areas, Personal Social & Emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. As well as continuing with the 4 specific areas Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world & Expressive Art & Design. Through their play, children practice and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions. First-hand experiences allow children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.

Many new mothers with government jobs are required to return to work when their children are as young as six weeks old, prompting many to resign or take long-term leave. In 2006, the UAE Cabinet addressed this issue by ordering all federal and local government departments with more than 50 women Emirati staff or where the women Emirati staff collectively have more than 20 children, to offer on-site nurseries. The directive to establish on-site nurseries aims to support working women and lead them to be more productive by providing them the comfort of having their children in a facility close by which is safe and offers a nurturing environment.

  • Initiatives

Ministry of Community Development has two initiatives: Tawasul and Nemo for childcare. The Tawasul initiative aims at creating a means of communications with the children with autism and children who have problems communicating. Nemo, which is an upgraded version of Smart Growth for Early Childhood, aims at early detection of undernourished children under the age of five years. The benefits of the initiatives can be availed through the MOCD app available on iTunes and Android.

  • Education

Ministry of Education defines the stage of early childhood to be between the ages of 45 days and four years. The UAE offers a wide variety of pre-school and early childhood education opportunities for children aged 0 to 4 years. Currently more than 120 early childhood education centres are registered in Dubai.

  • Educational centres dedicated for early childhood development and care

Centre Dubai Early Childhood Development Centre provides family-focused, trans-disciplinary assessment and early intervention services to children (from birth to 6 years) with special needs and those prone to congenital abnormalities. In addition to that, it provides families and community with the appropriate support and educational services required. Read more about the services of Dubai Early Childhood Development Centre. The centre primarily serves the needs of those in the ZU community; the children of ZU faculty, staff and students. It is also open to other community members based on availability of spaces. The centre also acts as a lab school which supports the training of early childhood educators and serves as a research environment to study child development.

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