This week Kidz Venture is proud to announce their next location Mangrove Village in Abu Dhabi. Today we sit down with our CEO Mariam Al Kassab to talk about the new location and what will be on offer for parents and students.
Mariam what is your vision for Kidz Venture Mangrove Village Abu Dhabi?
We were thrilled when we were invited to open at the Mangrove Village location, as it is the perfect location to develop Kidz Venture’s original community centre concept, a mix of both British, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Montessori curriculum. I have a love of learning and a dream to make a difference in the world through education; by giving the right tools to parents and children to explore, discover and learn together. In our edutainment environments we encourage children’s natural instincts and guide them through this phase of intense learning in:
- The experiences they gather
- The challenges they face
- The questions that arise in their curious little minds
- The joy of discovering the unknown
We strive to provide a safe and secure edutainment environment where a child is free to experiment and imitate through our learning environments, curriculum, activities and play. We aim to provide enriching and full of impact learning experiences:
- In our Exclusive Day Care
- In our Curriculum
- In our Birthday Parties
- In our Educational Toys and Dusyma Fitout + Design
- In our after-school classes and craft corner
- In personal care with our hair salon for children
- There will be a full time nurse will be on the premises
Mangrove Village Abu Dhabi Registrations
at the bottom of this blog post
What age group do you cater for?
We offer a full curriculum for 2.5 and under and 2.5 and older. The Kidz Venture Curriculum at Mangrove Village Abu Dhabi is based on a mix of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and inspired by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.
What curriculum will you offer at Mangrove Village Abu Dhabi?
Learning through play makes a big difference in a child’s life — as it fosters a love of learning. At Kidz Venture we have two types of curriculum to choose from depending on your child’s needs – Montessori & EYFS.
The foundations set by UK based EYFS and the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori are the basis of our Kids Club and Early Learning Centre.
For more information on our curriculum please read more about Mangrove Village Curriculum here.
My child is still in nappies: is that okay?
Yes, that’s fine. When your child is ready to toilet train we will work with you and help you to train him/her.
What if my child doesn’t settle?
We understand that the settling period can be a difficult time for both parents and children. We work on the the “Key-person”
approach at Kidz Venture. We believe a little theory about this approach will help parents in overcoming ‘drop-off anxiety’ please click here
to read about this approach.
On the first day we ask parents to come and stay with their child for one hour: to introduce their child to the teacher and to the classroom. The following day you can leave your child with us for one to two hours. Some children cry for a short time when you leave.
After 3 or 4 days we normally find that children can be left for three or four hours quite happily. If your child cries incessantly for twenty minutes we will call you and ask if you can spend some time in the nursery, and then go home with your child once he/she is happy.
If your child is registered for 3 days per week we may ask you to bring him/her in for a few hours each day for the first week. This will help your child to become more familiar with us without getting too tired. Most children settle in well to Kidz Venture’s caring and nurturing environment.
Do you celebrate children’s birthdays?
Yes at Kidz Venture we believe in “The Importance of Celebrating Your Child’s Birthday”
. You are therefore welcome to send a small cake or cupcakes with your child for them to share among their friends. The class will sing “happy birthday” and photos will be uploaded on our communicator. We ask that you send food that is easy to share and is nutritious for the children (no nuts please). To find out more about the “Montessori birthday celebration” please look at our blog post on how we celebrate a Montessori birthday here
What are the security arrangements in the nursery?
The main gate is operated by Mangrove Village Security. All parents/guardians of children attending Kidz Venture will be given a Kidz Venture security pass.
How to apply for registration at Kidz Venture Mangrove Village?
If you would like to apply for your child at Kidz Venture Mangrove Village please enter your child’s details below and we will contact you to come to our open day.