- September 2017 Term starting from 12th September 2017.
- Explore The World With ‘CCN Travel Diaries’ from 2nd July to 31st August 2017 at Chubby Cheeks Nursery Summer Camp.
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery wins the Indywood Educational Excellence Award 2017 UAE Chapter in Early Years Education category.
- Karate, Ballet, Soccer, Gymnastics and Yoga - Join CCN extracurricular activities
- CCN provides healthy daily meals – Contact your nearest branch.
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery Wins FIRST PRIZE as Best in Early Years Education at the Mother, Baby and Child Top Mums Choice Awards 2014-2015.
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery receives ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2014.
- Chubby Cheeks Nursery Dubai Quality Group Appreciation award in 2014.
- Award winning nursery with 7 branches in UAE.
- Ms. Roshi Tandon, Managing Director of Chubby Cheeks Nursery, receives the prestigious Emirates Women Award 2014.
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The Lifelong Learning Approach
Chubby Cheeks Nursery’s Unique Pedagogy
“Never Stop Learning, Because Life Never Stops Teaching!”
At Chubby Cheeks Nursery, we realize that we are preparing children not just for school, but for life. We are nurturing the future generation. If we teach today’s children, the way we taught yesterday’s, we cannot prepare them for tomorrow, Children must be taught not what to think, but how to think. They must become ‘Lifelong Learners’.
INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES
At Chubby Cheeks we realize that every child is different; no two children even from the same family are alike. We also realize that with children from over 85 different countries, we must adapt our teaching style to suit children with different learning styles and from different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, alongside the British EYFS curriculum we follow the best practices from different early years education philosophies such as the Montessori approach, Reggio Emilia approach, Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences Theory, Waldorf Steiner and High Scope curriculum. Lifelong Learning approach incorporates the best practices of these theories and is supported by sensory play, experiential learning, creative arts, music, dance, physical development, games, reading, writing, interactive games, smart learning, literacy and numeracy, field trips and many more.
British EYFS Curriculum
At Chubby Cheeks Nursery every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs. Children embrace learning and development in different ways and at different rates.
The Montessori approach emphasizes nature, creativity, and hands-on learning with the primary goal to develop a child's senses, character, life skills, and academic ability. At CCN we adopt Montessori practices such as encouraging each child to learn at their unique pace, use of Sensory tables and trays and weekly sensory activities, use of real life resources such as leaves, fruits, dough, to teach and learn, encouraging independence by involving children in chores such as cleaning, dressing etc
Waldorf preschools strive to nurture a child's spirit, soul, and body and to focus on the child's interests. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery we have a SOUL programme that focuses on Spirit of Universal Love. We have a separate Under 2s and Over 2s Curriculum with a further detailed breakdown of milestones for different age groups that is reflected in both the curriculum and the baseline assessments. We also give a lot of importance to including creative arts and activities using fine motor skills in our curriculum. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery, we embrace the monthly and weekly themes into all subjects and areas of learning to ensure a thematic, cross subject linked curriculum.
Reggio Emilia Approach
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Chubby Cheeks Nursery through drawing and sculpting, through dance and movement, through painting and pretend play, through modelling and music. We also believe that these Hundred Languages must be valued and nurtured and hence we proudly display, exhibit, showcase and share our children’s work.
The High Scope Approach
The High/Scope approach influences the arrangement of the classroom, the manner in which teachers interact with children, and the methods employed to assess children. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery teachers support children’s active learning by providing a variety of materials. Our classroom contains three or more interest areas that encourage choice. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery the schedule considers developmental levels and different areas of learning. Teachers use observation sheets and baseline assessments to review a child’s progress and share it with their parents. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery the curriculum is based on children’s interests and the different learning areas.
The ‘Lifelong Learning’ Approach The 4 Principals
The ‘Lifelong Learning’ approach has 4 major Principals: Embracing Diversity, Innovation, Holistic Education and Education for Life.
At Chubby Cheeks Nursery, we have children from 85+ different nationalities and staff from over 20 different countries. We realize that our children come from different countries and might eventually move to different countries to lead their lives. Our curriculum enables children to adapt to different school curriculums, as well as be pro-active to adapt to any situation in life. Diversity activities such as International Days, Different Languages, and Helping Community Helpers teach our children to respect and celebrate the differences in people. We also encourage children to know about and respect the culture of our home-land the UAE, by celebrating UAE National Days and Special Events.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare children for jobs and societies that yet don’t exist. Children should embrace change, be quick learners and easy to adapt to the ever changing world. Our curriculum encourages self-discovery through exploratory learning and innovation. Stimulating activities are built in the curriculum that supports innovation and use of technology. Activities such as Hi-Tech Kids, Interactive Smart Board, Building objects with Recycled Materials, Balancing on Blocks encourage innovation, Technology, Creativity and Risk Taking abilities.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is not an education after all. At Chubby Cheeks nursery we believe in nurturing the whole child. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery children have opportunities to grow emotionally, physically and intellectually. We focus not only on the academic development, but on the complete physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of a child. Enrichment activities such as Ballet, Karate, Soccer, Gymnastics and Yoga are offered to ensure all round development.
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
At Chubby Cheeks Nursery, the most important thing for us is to raise Happy Children, as we believe Happy Children will become Lifelong Learners and successful in life. While children are taught at our nursery reading and writing, fine and performing arts, love for nature and environment, the most important values that the children will imbibe are the values of kindness, patience, understanding and positive self esteem. At Chubby Cheeks Nursery we participate in fund raising, relief for calamity struck, sharing with community helpers and under privileged and other community events. We encourage children to enhance team spirit through teamwork, class project, games and sports. Children are taught about the importance of health and hygiene through talks and activities. We ensure that our children grow up to be happy adults, prepared for whatever future has in store for them