IN THE MEDIA: AKELC selected for International Nursery of the Year Award

26 June 2018

The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre is celebrating after it was announced they had become the winner for National Day Nurseries Association’s International Nursery of the Year Award on 22 June 2018 in Coventry, England.

Kelli Allen, Head of Nursery and Preschool commented on the honour: "We are delighted to be selected for this award. The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) would like to thank the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), its sponsors, AKELC parents and staff, and all supporters who helped achieve this prestigious award. AKELC is committed to the development of the young child, and our vision is to be a leader in the Early Years by raising the standards for high-quality practices and professional development in the United Arab Emirates."

AKELC is a high quality, purpose built, non-profit Nursery school that has been in operation since 2010 in the Oud Metha area. The bilingual (English/Arabic) Centre provides a British (EYFS) curriculum and welcomes children from all backgrounds and abilities. AKELC is also accredited through the NDNA e-Quality Counts programme and holds a Level 3 status (Highest Level – Exemplary).

NDNA Chief Executive, Purnima Tanuku OBE, said: "A huge well done to AKELC. This is a fantastic achievement for them. They should be very proud of their amazing, hard work in this sector."

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is an award winning national charity that provides support, information, advice and guidance to the childcare, early years and nursery sectors across the UK and internationally.

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