In September 2021, KHDA issued updated nursery protocols reducing the distancing between children to 1 metre. The protocols also included proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test for all visitors to the nursery.
Ladybird has reopened both of its branches in October 2020 and is now fully operational.
On 28th August, Ladybird received a letter from the Ministry of Education in the UAE. The letter stated the decision to re-open nurseries in the country on 4th October, 2020 in accordance with strict controls and preventive measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID19. This letter was accompanied with a detailed document on the protocols and procedures of the operation of Nurseries and Childcare Centers during the pandemic.
Ladybird prioritises the health of its children above all else. The management of the nurse clinics at all Ladybird Nursery locations is under the renowned King’s College Hospital. Around one third of the hospital’s clinical staff, including all heads of department, have been recruited from the UK including King’s College Hospital, a trusted British teaching hospital, and its partner hospitals in the UK. The majority of King’s doctors have been educated and trained in Britain and have many years of experience working in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
The protocols received from the MOE, KHDA, MOPHA, DM are strictly adhered to. The following highlights are some of the many measures that have been implemented in our settings:
Ladybird is continuously monitoring news and information related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are mindful that it is imperative to keep our community safe while continuing to ensure we provide a world-class education for our children. The following is a summary of actions taken by us in order to support our community during these unprecedented times:
The Dragonflies class spread a message of hope to the world through their distance learning rainbow art activity.
A tribute to UAE’s healthcare workers from the children of our Early Learning Centre in JVC.
Tributes to UAE’s healthcare workers keep pouring in from our children. We are so proud of our nation’s heroes.
Our teachers have been working tirelessly to deliver our distance learning programme, so our children from the Dragonflies class decided to surprise their teachers with this thank you video montage! Brought tears to our eyes.
A surprise thank you message from the children and parents of the Bumblebees class for Ms Hania and her team! As every day passes, we know that we get a day closer to being together again.
“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” We are deeply missing the children.