British Islamic Nursery, best of both worlds
Since British Islamic Nursery first opened its doors in 2014 the nursery has been growing strong.
Set to start its third academic year in just a few days it has grown even strong this year.
A Unique Concept
What is a British and Islamic Nursery?
“When we first opened the nursery we had to explain to parents the unconventional“ British” and “Islamic” blend.
But today we see a clear change, most parents have gotten familiar with our unique concept, in fact a majority of them come to the nursery because they are looking for a
British Education with strong Islamic Foundations”.
And that’s not all we are also a fully bilingual nursery, students at British islamic Nursery are given the opportunity
to learn English and Arabic through complete immersion.
We have developed the Language Immersion program to increase fluency but also and maybe that’s the most
important part because we have noticed that most early education providers are lacking in teaching Arabic. Our main goals is not simply for our students to learn few
Arabic words or the Arabic alphabet we want them to be able to
understand and speak Arabic.
Isn’t Islamic Education too complex for such young children?
“ We cater to children from 1year to 4 years so, that’s another one of those questions we are often asked.
We have designed our very own curriculum based on the Early Years and Foundation Stage Framework Guidelines.
The EYFS identifies 6 areas of development for young children; Personal Emotional and Social Development, Physical development, Communication, Language and Literacy,
Numeracy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and finally Creative development.
To this 6 Areas of development we have added a seventh Area, Aqida, Quran and Islamic development.
The EYFS Framework helps us align our Aqida, Quran and Islamic Development learning Goals to the children developmental stage.”
What can parents expect their children to learn at British Islamic Nursery?
“ First and foremost nursery is an incredible way to help children with separation anxiety, and with language it is also great to improve social skills.
Because our learning goals are based on the EYFS, parents should expect their little one to meet the Learning Goals of their developmental Stage (age), whether it is learning
to be more independent, getting potty trained, mastering pencil control, identifying phonics, writing or counting
In Islamic Education, children will learn Islamic etiquettes, such as greeting each other with “Assalamu Alaykum”, eating with the right hand, and saying “Bismillah”
We also pray in group at Duha, we encourage our students to make their ablutions and get wet which is always a fun moment, and we learn the stories of the Prophets .
Everyday children will also review daily Invocations.
Quran is also a central focus, we listen to Quran to help sooth and calm the children during our daily quiet time.
We teach Quran from a child perspective, in addition to memorizing the words we also explain the main meaning of a Surah, in words that young children can understand,
Teaching Surah Al Ikhlaas we will say “Allah has no mommy and no daddy….” Last but not the least we teach
Islamic Behaviors such as being kind to one another, sharing and helping each others.
No child left behind
How British Islamic Nursery ensures all children are given a chance to learn at their own path?
“ At British Islamic Nursery we make it a point to welcome all children, regardless of their culture, faith and abilities. We welcome children who have special needs as well
as gifted children, and although such a diverse environment is an incredible human experience it can be challenging to accommodate different individualities.
This is why we have put in place the “ No Child Left Behind Policy”, it is a way to encourage class teachers to set personal learning goals for children who cannot meet their
age learning goals. Doing so has enabled us to challenge fast learners and to support children with learning delays.
School Readiness Program
Helping Children transition from Nursery to School
“ Every year we waive goodby to the students of our Rayan Class, as they are going to
school most of them and their parents have a hard time, transitioning from nursery to
British Islamic Nursery School Readiness Program was developed with a simple Idea in mind” let’s try to do our part to make a very stressful process a little less stressful”
We help parents choose the school that we think will meet their child needs and their own requirements, we prepare children academically, emotionally and personally to go
to school, and we train them for the
school admission interviews by having weekly “real life interviews”.
What are some of the Feedbacks parents whose children are students at British Islamic nursery give you?
“ Among the many feedbacks and words of encouragement our lovely parents offer us, are things like ;
“ We wish we could keep Fatima until Grade 12 with you guys”
“ Why don’t you have a school?”
“ I wish there was a nursery like yours when I was growing up”
“ We love receiving the monthly assessment, the pictures and videos of our son it helps us be part of his day to day education” ,
“ Mustapha cries to come to nursery every week ends”
“ I can tell Musa has loads of fun at the nursery as he usually comes home, exhausted and happy”
“ Since he’s started nursery Omar has been coming to the mosque with me and really enjoys
listening to Quran”
“ Maryam never misses a chance to Salam to everyone now ‘
If you had to summarize what makes British Islamic Nursery unique what would you say?
“ A lot!!.. Starting from our uniquely designed premises, our classrooms learning
corners, our beautiful outdoor playground, our Indoor Gym room, our ITC room.
Our dedicated, loving faculty our teaching approach as we strongly in Teaching through
play, our innovative curriculum, and finally the common goal that motivates us: “ Making
a difference in early Education in the region”