The Blossom Nursery announces that, Babilou, France’s largest private day care operator takes majority shares in its capital. This strategic partnership between both groups drives the creation of “the leading Childcare provider in the UAE.”
The Blossom Nursery was founded in 2009 in Dubai as a modern nursery provider catering to dual income, working families. Zahra Hamirani – founder of The Blossom Nursery shares that the nurseries were founded based on the needs of dual-income, working families who wanted high quality care in a secure and stimulating environment. As a mother of three, she was seeking an eco-space; a safe, sustainable, green and environmentally aware setting for early childhood development so she went on to create it. “In some ways, this was a project of passion for myself and my team who all had different interests from strong language immersion programmes to risk preparedness or healthy eating. By allowing for the business to pivot and build around these different family needs we slowly nurtured a ‘way of being’ – taken from our mantra – believe, achieve, become that is the culture of Blossom today.
Blossom has six locations across Dubai offering the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum along with its proprietary Skygarden approach. Winner of numerous awards including “Best Nursery” and SME100 rankings and founded on the Triple PPP (people, planet, prosperity) approach we are proud of our education leadership and training through our Cache license and membership in global early years professional associations. Blossom has educated 1000’s of children with over 200 team members ensuring delivery of quality education provided in our secure and stimulating environments.
Babilou Group, Europe’s leading Childcare provider, was founded in France by the Carle Family. The pioneering of this company started in 2003 with two brothers, Edouard and Rodolphe Carle. Today the Group consists of a network of 1,500+ nurseries across Europe, 520 of which are directly operating under the Babilou Management. Babilou continues to strive for global wellness and the vision to provide high-quality childcare with a mindset of a solution based approach for working parents. The group expanded into the UAE in 2014, launching its first signature nursery in 2015 and 3 others following that in prime locations across Dubai. The aim has always been to offer more of its expertise to the region and working towards a bigger vision. Part of this was the collaboration with existing providers in the market and building up the overall sector which still was in infancy compared to more mature European markets.
The Group continued to investigate the market until they came across The Blossom Nursery. Rodolphe Carle, Founder and CEO of Babilou Group says, “ We have been very impressed by the high-quality standard offered by Blossom pedagogic program and teams. Zahra is a natural childcare professional and a charismatic leader who managed to build a tremendous network gathering talented people with a structured vision around children comprehensive development through EYFS methodology. It is an opportunity for Babilou Group and our staff members to welcome Zahra and her team on board. Career paths for our teachers will be enriched thanks to Blossom’s EYFS-training center. And together we will grow our offer to UAE families with passion, respect and commitment to give every child the best educational environment in our nurseries.”
Together Babilou and Blossom have 10 branches with 1700 places for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old across Dubai with different curriculums and flexible offerings to suit every parent’s wishes. Hand in hand, The Blossom Nursery, which is shortlisted for the Gulf Capital SME awards and listed as a local SME100 business, and Babilou Group, voted as the number 1 “crèche” across Europe, will be continuing their mission and offer family based solutions across the entire Middle Eastern Region, with plans to open twenty nurseries by 2020 and strongly establish themselves as the families choice second only to mum!