EmeraldCity_Banner_CorporateSocialResponsibility-19-February-27th November 2017

Dear Emerald City Nursery Friends, Contractors, Suppliers and Providers,

Notice For All Of Emerald City Nursery Closing on Thursday 14th December 2017

It is with the saddest regret we inform you that due to a change of Nursery Government rules which is – children under the age of six years must be on the ground level only.  These new regulations became known to us only recently at the time of the renewal of our Nursery License.

As it is not possible for the Nursery to continue without utilizing the first level, we have no choice but to cease Nursery operations as from Thursday 14th December 2017.
If convenient for Emerald City Nursery parent’s, we have spaces for their children to attend our other Nurseries which are also open throughout the three-week Winter Break – Sunday 17th December until Thursday 4th January 2017 

Yellow Brick Road Nursery, Al Garhoud
Crystal Valley Nursery, Al Mizher
Indigo Valley Nursery, Al Twar2.

If you would like your child or baby to attend either of our three Nurseries, then we would make all necessary arrangements for a seamless transfer.  Each of our other three Beautiful Minds Nurseries follow the same philosophy, teaching and learning styles as parents and all others are accustomed to at Emerald City Nursery.

We thank you in advance for your understanding of this situation and with full respect for the United Arab Emirates Governing Rules and Regulations, we continue to follow all that is required of us.
We are offering staff positions within our other Nurseries and currently transferring twenty staff to the three Beautiful Minds Nurseries.  We are supporting each of our Nursery team members in the most positive way possible.

Outside providers and all other concerned persons, for any enquiry, please directly contact me via email, thank you.

For each of our beautiful Emerald City Nursery babies and children, we wish you all the very best wishes that life can possibly bring.  From our hearts we thank you for your joy and inspirational wisdom, you are our teachers, we are just here to do what is right for you and to gently guide you towards a wonderful life, thank you and we love you.
For all our past Emerald City Nursery babies and children, we extend a grateful and loving thank you for spending your early years with us, we loved caring for you and we wish you a continued happy and joyful life.

Kind regards
Bernadette King-Turner
Managing Director

Emerald City Nursery Farewell to All

Emerald City Nursery Farewell to All

 

We genuinely enjoy sharing information with our children about the world we live in. Our children learn and understand that there are children on the planet who are less fortunate than we are. Over the past eleven years, Emerald City Nursery has supported many children’s charities.

We actively participate in community charity events and contribute to many worthy causes where our actions have brought direct hope and help to many children and their families.

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A BIG Thank you to all our Beautiful Minds Nurseries Staff and Families who joined in Dubai Cares, Walk For Education.
Part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is a UAE-based global philanthropic organisation working towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that are integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable.  Education is more than a human right, it is an irrevocable asset. Yet, 124 million children and young adolescents around the world don’t go to school and a further 250 million children cannot adequately read and write.
In solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to attend school, come walk and enjoy fun activities with your friends and family.
Thank You, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE – Parents, children and staff actively supported the UAE Branch of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our special event days for this cause were always well supported by our Nursery families and we are honoured to bring happiness to the children resident in the UAE. The Children eligible to receive their special wish are children whose life expectancy is not longer than 18 years due to life-threatening illnesses such as childhood cancer.
“Make-A-Wish is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of children afflicted with life-threatening medical conditions. The Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE office was established in 2003, its mission – to grant wishes for the children across the Emirates.”
For more Make-a-Wish information, please visit www.makeawish.ae

The School of St Jude in TanzaniaWe work closely with the ‘The School of St Jude’ and enjoy a once a year event to help this worthwhile cause. Emerald City Nursery sponsors the School of St Jude education of a young Tanzanian school girl – Glory Joachim who resides with her family in Arusha. As part of ‘The School of St Jude Programme – Fighting Poverty Through Education. This is truly an inspiring children’s charity founded in 2002 by (Australian) Gemma Sisia. More information regarding Gemma and her school is available on The School of St Jude website. http://www.schoolofstjude.co.tz
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During the summer of 2010 Ms. Elizabeth, Emerald City Nursery Manager and Ms. Sharon Ward, Director and Professional Development Coordinator travelled to Arusha, Tanzania to visit The School of St Jude. Their trip was financed by Beautiful Minds Nurseries so they could personally meet Glory Joachim, the Nursery sponsored child, her family, as well as Gemma Sisia the founder of The School of St. Jude.
Our senior staff’s visit was a truly inspiring experience and most beneficial as they were in the position to witness first-hand the exceptional work Gemma Sisia accomplishes and more so the trip was enlightening for Elizabeth and Sharon to observe how generous donations help so much to change and benefit the lives of the children.

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Katugahahena School, Sri Lanka – Many thanks to our Nursery families, staff and friends, we built for this small South Sri Lankan village underprivileged school in Katugahahena, South Sri Lanka a school library with all furniture and books, etc., new children’s bathrooms, new footpaths, a super new Sports Pavilion, cleaned and leveled the sports grounds, plus provided many wonderful musical instruments, sports equipment, and other necessary school items for the children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhaka Project – A very effective and joyful project – The Shoe Box Appeal for children of the Dhaka Project in Bangladesh. We collected everyday items which we (often in Dubai) take for granted such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc. and sent them to the children. The Dhaka Project strives to maximise human potential by bringing hope and providing sustainable skills and dignity to better the lives of the children within the Project.

SMILE in Calcutta – August 2008 our Nursery Directors Ms Elizabeth and Ms Sharon devoted their summer holidays to assisting with the care of young orphaned railway and street children in Calcutta, India.

GETH in Ras Al Khaimah – This charity helps to care for babies and young children incarcerated with their mothers in prison by providing clothing, diapers, milk formula, sleeping cots, sheets, blankets and other necessary items. When contacted, we organise a collection at Emerald City Nursery for our Nursery families to donate these items.
The innocent children are so often afflicted through the actions of the adult – this is a very sad situation to occur, the children can spend the first three years of their lives confined with their mothers. Our social conscience confirms to us that if we can, we will assist these children to the maximum of our abilities. By donating clothing, toiletries, toys and educational material we can offer a little more to these young children’s lives to offset the limited reality of their daily existence.

“The values that we teach our children at this young age will remain with them throughout their lives – the children learn from us – the adults in their lives.
Our good and honest attitudes and opinions are vital contributions for our children’s early learning years.” Bernadette King-Turner
We are a global community, all adults are responsible for the best welfare for all children…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

المسؤولية الإجتماعية

نشارك بنشاط في المناسبات الخيرية ونساهم في العديد من القضايا الهامة بحيث نزرع الأمل ونعيد البهجة

في قلوب العديد من الأطفال وأسرهم.

مؤسسة تمنى أمنية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة هي منظمة دولية ومبادرة تطوعية مكرسة لتحقيق رغبات

الأطفال الشجعان المصابين بأمراض مختلفة أو يعانون من ظروف صحية صعبة تهدد الحياة. تأسس المكتب عام 2003 في الإمارات العربية المتحدة مهمته ضمان تحقيق رغبات الأطفال في الإمارات العربية المتحدة ولمزيد من المعلومات حول برنامج جمعية ” تمنى أمنية” يرجى زيارة هذا الموقع  www.makeawish.ae

مدرسة سانت جود في تنزانيا – الحضانة ترعى تعليم طفلة صغيرة من تنزانيا غلوري يواكيم التي تعيش مع عائلتها بتنزانيا في أروشا.  كجزء من ‘مدرسة وبرنامج سانت جود “- لمكافحة الفقر من خلال التعليم. هذه جمعية  خيرية للأطفال تأسست في عام 2002 من قبل (الأسترالية) جيما سيسيا.

لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة http://www.schoolofstjude.co.tz خلال صيف عام 2010 السيدة إليزابيث ، مديرة حضانة إميرالد سيتي والسيدة شارون وارد، مديرة ومنسقة التطوير المهني سافرتا إلى أروشا ، تنزانيا لزيارة مدرسة سانت جود . وقد تم تمويل رحلتهم من قبل حضانات بيوتيفل مايند .

كانت التجربة رائعة وملهمة حقا” وشاهدتا بأم العين العمل الاستثنائي التي تنجزه جيما سيسيا وأكثر من ذلك إليزابيت وشارون شهدتا كيف أن التبرعات السخية تعود بالنفع على حياة الأطفال

إضحكوا – الجمعية الخيرية إضحكوا هدفها الإهتمام بالأطفال اليتامى على السكك الحديدية وأطفال الشوارع في كلكوتا، الهند.

– مشروع دكا في بنغلادش أيضا” فعال جدا” يسمى –  “علبة الحذاء “للأطفال نقوم بجمع عدة أشياء مثلا” فرشاة الأسنان،

معجون الأسنان والصابون وغيرها، ونرسلهم إلى الأطفال. يسعى مشروع دكا الى تحقيق أقصى قدر من الإمكانات البشرية لجلب الأمل وتوفير المهارات المستدامة والكرامة لتحسين حياة الأطفال من خلال هذا المشروع.

سري لانكا ساهم الموظفون في الحضانة وأولياء الأمور لدينا في جمع الأموال لبناء مكتبة للمدرسة، ووحدة حمام، وملعب رياضي وإستاد رياضي لمدرسة محرومة في غاتوغاهينا، جنوب سريلانكا.

” القيم التي نعلمها لأطفالنا في هذه السن المبكرة ستبقى معهم طوال حياتهم

– يتعلم الأطفال منا – من البالغين في حياتهم. مواقفنا الجيدة والصادقة وآراؤنا الصحيحة تعكس إيجابيا” في حياة أطفالنا في السنوات الأولى من مرحلة التعليم المبكر.