emeraldcity_banner_ourteam-imageWe are very proud of our multicultural team as this represents the United Arab Emirates and the richness of culture and community that surrounds us every day in Dubai. Above all else we love that all our staff are qualified with Bachelor of Education, or Cache Level 3 Early Years Diplomas and so all practices are informed and correct according to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) British Curriculum.

Ms Elizabeth – Nursery ManagerEmerald-City-Nursery-Elizabeth-and-Skye

“I believe we have the best job in the world! Helping children to develop into curious little learners who explore and question absolutely everything… it’s so rewarding.”

Ms Elizabeth is from the United Kingdom and holds a Higher National Certificate in Early Childhood and Education in which she received a merit for Child Protection. Elizabeth has been working with children under the age of five for the past seventeen years. In 2006 she moved from Scotland to Dubai and began working as a teacher at Emerald City Nursery. Three years later Elizabeth took on the role of Nursery Manager.

Ms Sharon – Nursery DirectorEmerald-City-Nursery-Sharon-Safie-Jett

Staff Professional Development Coordinator for the Beautiful Minds Nurseries

“Wherever possible I believe in a natural, holistic and an ‘organic’ childhood, where a child’s self-confidence and strength and interests are supported through learning.”

Ms Sharon is from New Zealand and has 15 years of experience in early childhood education, both teaching and in management. She has a Bachelor of Education specialising in the Early Years. Joining Emerald City Nursery in 2006 as Nursery Director she now supports with providing professional development and staff training for all members of staff in the Beautiful Minds Nurseries. Sharon is dedicated to empowering teachers to reach their full potential allowing the Nurseries to deliver the highest quality education to young children.

Ms Bernadette – Founder and Managing Director of Emerald City Nursery and Beautiful Minds NurseriesEmerald-City-Nursery-Bernadette-Elizabeth-and-children
Ms Bernadette is also from New Zealand, an ex Registered Nurse (specialised in Paediatric Oncology for 15years).  We are always grateful to Ms. Bernadette’s full-time commitment and support to her Nursery as she is indeed an owner who is ‘everyday hands-on ‘ and deeply cares about her Nursery staff, children and the families.  We love how she lets us be the ‘free thinkers’ so we can always come up with the ‘out-of-the-box’ Nursery programme ideas.