Babilou Family opens its first nurseries at a federal university

Blossom Nursery opens doors in Zayed University Dubai and Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 09 March 2022
Babilou Family opens its first nurseries at a federal university
  • The French-based nursery Group opens their first nurseries at a federal University 
  • This partnership supports Babilou Family’s international ambition in early years education
  • Blossom Nursery, owned by Babilou Family is the largest operator in UAE, operating 23 centers currently

Babilou Family, one of the fastest growing and globally unprecedented early years education group, partners with the national and regional leader in higher educational institution, Zayed University. In the presence of the group President and Zayed University officials, this partnership recognizes Blossom Nursery as the first ever nursery to open doors at a federal university in UAE. 

Founded in Dubai in 2009 and acquired by Babilou Family in 2017, Blossom Nursery is the largest operator in UAE, with centers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain. Blossom Nursery follows the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), an internationally recognized pedagogy with a special focus on the prime and specific areas of Early Years Education, offering a tailored made approach to every child. This coincides with Zayed University’s common vision for educational innovation, research, and student leadership development that serves the changing needs of the nation.

The UAE government has been essential in empowering the development of the nation’s youth in the workforce, and over the years, the country has become a popular destination for expatriate families from all over the globe. These two central dynamics drive growth in demand for early childcare services and now provides an innovative, high-quality early years education to parent-employees and educators.

The ceremony was attended by Professor Clayton MacKenzie, Provost of Zayed University, Mr. Xavier Ouvard, President of Babilou Family, and Mrs. Lama Chivi, Chief Executive Officer of Babilou Family in Middle East & India. They also had the pleasure to welcome His Excellence Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), as well as key guests from other institutions and organizations. 

Professor MacKenzie, Provost of Zayed University said: “Blossom Nursery has brought to Zayed University world class early years learning expertise and experience. Children will learn by ‘doing’ and by interacting with others in an experiential environment designed to provide an enriched foundation upon which future success can be built. I welcome Blossom Nursery, and I look forward to our collaboration with them in the years ahead.”

The president of Babilou Family, Mr. Xavier Ouvard, commented: “We are pleased to join forces with Zayed University and expand our partnership with a reputable leading university in the UAE. The Babliou group considers the UAE as the regional hub for our operations in the Middle East, and this valuable partnership will enable us to strengthen our government and academic presence.”

The CEO of Babilou Family, Mrs. Lama Chivi, also added “Our Dubai Campus Nursey is the latest in our growing network of 23 nurseries and early learning centers in the UAE, and we look forward to welcoming children in this state-of-the-art center, in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi Campus.”

With more than 1,100 centers in 12 countries, Babilou Family has been driven by the conviction that together, there can be a substantial impact on tomorrow’s world through education. Partnering with educational pioneers who share the same vision adds more credibility to their mission.


     About Babilou Family

Founded in 2003, Babilou Family is one of the world leaders in preschool and early years education. Leader of its activity in the European Union, Babilou Family is established in 12 countries, across the Middle East, Europe, South America, United States, India and Singapore. With more than 1,100 Babilou Family structures, children's clubs, schools, and 12,000 committed professionals, the group welcomes nearly 60,000 families to its structures each year and is committed to offering their children the highest level of education thanks to its unique global expertise.

About Zayed University

Zayed University is a national and regional leader of educational innovation dedicated to the socio-economic advancement of the UAE. Encompassing two modern campuses in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, enrollment on each campus exceeds 4000 national and international students. A model of educational excellence, Zayed University is committed to providing a first-class educational experience tailored to the individual needs of students, through the application of the latest academic pedagogies delivered by a distinguished faculty of internationally renowned scholars.

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