Choosing a Nursery School – event in conjunction with British Mums Dubai

FS1, Pre KG, the Early Years, Foundation, Nursery School department – call it what you will, if you are a parent to a toddler, there’s a fair chance you’ve been mulling over the big question of whether your child is ready for ‘Big School.’

Dubai is fairly unique in the fact that many schools open their doors to children as young as three.  For some parents, it’s confusing to work out when their child needs to start school and the idea of sending their child into a school environment at such an early age can appear a bit daunting.

The debate becomes more complicated as the apparent ‘competition’ to secure a place in the Early Years at ‘big school’ can be intense if there are only limited spaces available at the school.  Some schools strongly advise you to join in FS1 if you want to secure your child’s place for further years up the school. There are so many schools and nurseries in Dubai that it can appear a bit of a minefield and this can put parents under enormous pressure to make the right decision for their child. This really is the crux of the problem, so what’s the answer?

To help you make the right decisions for your family, British Mums are hosting a super informative event held on the fabulous Terrace of the Al Samar Lounge, at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam resort in conjunction with Holborn Assets and Gabbitas Education, who work very closely together to provide information on the best educational opportunities.

This is a free event for British Mums members and there’s absolutely no commitment required. Put simply, this event will be a great way to ask all your burning questions to experts Sam Ebbs, a fellow Brit and friendly Financial Consultant at Holborn Assets who is also a Dad to 3 young children. Sam knows only too well how many decisions we as parents have to address living in Dubai.

Joining him will be Sophie Oakes, a fellow British mum and specialist Early Years Consultant at Gabbitas Education. Together they will explore all the options of education in Dubai for you and answer your many burning questions.

So if you want to know more about the different curriculae available and understand what exactly the Montessori or the Reggio Emilia approach is, or the difference between the British Curriculum or PYP, what schools are looking for in the admissions and assessment process or if you have questions about how easy is it to switch curriculae if you end up moving countries, then this event is for you!

When: Monday 16th October 2017 9.30am-12pm
Where: The beautiful terrace of Al Samar Lounge at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam resort.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served and valet parking is available. Click here to RSVP:

To schedule a private consultation with either Gabbitas Education please contact or for Holborn Assets please contact Sam Ebbs at