Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery opens its 18th branch in Deira

Fa­cil­ity in Deira launched in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Fed­eral Au­thor­ity for Gov­ern­ment Hu­man Re­sources

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The UAE’s largest nurs­ery chain, Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery, opened its 18th branch in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Fed­eral Au­thor­ity for Gov­ern­ment Hu­man Re­sources (FAHR).

The cam­pus, lo­cated in Deira was in­au­gu­rated in the pres­ence of Mona Ganem Al Merri, vi­cepres­i­dent of the UAE Gen­der Bal­ance Coun­cil, and Shamsa Saleh, sec­re­tary-gen­eral of UAE Gen­der Bal­ance Coun­cil.

The nurs­ery aims to lessen the stress on work­ing women, par­tic­u­larly the em­ploy­ees of FAHR, by tak­ing the premium pre-school and nurs­ery ser­vices to their doorstep.

Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery has part­nered with a num­ber of gov­ern­ment di­vi­sions in the UAE to en­sure par­ents’ peace of mind while at work.

The multi award-win­ning nurs­ery — a two-time re­cip­i­ent of the Woman-friendly Em­ployer of the Year Award at the Global Women in Lead­er­ship Achieve­ment awards — is known for its women-friendly poli­cies, and is con­stantly striv­ing to cre­ate spa­ces among cor­po­rates where work­ing moth­ers can leave their chil­dren in safe, ac­ces­si­ble zones.

Sup­port­ing the staff

Com­ment­ing on the launch, Ali Ahli, direc­tor of Hu­man Re­sources and Ser­vices De­part­ment, said: “We are keen to pro­vide a pos­i­tive work­ing en­vi­ron­ment to sup­port our em­ploy­ees and help them achieve bal­ance be­tween their pro­fes­sional and fam­ily life and en­able them to carry out their tasks.”

He pointed out that the Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery en­vi­ron­ment meets the best stan­dards in health and safety re­quire­ments.

Speak­ing at the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony, Dr Van­dana Gandhi, founder and CEO of Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery, said: “I would like to thank FAHR for plac­ing their trust in the nurs­ery and part­ner­ing with us. The UAE Gov­ern­ment has al­ways been sen­si­tive to the needs of its women em­ploy­ees and has de­signed poli­cies with the aim to ease their con­cerns.

“The ini­tia­tive of work­place nurs­eries by the gov­ern­ment has met with huge suc­cess and Bri­tish Or­chard Nurs­ery is proud to be con­tribut­ing to the UAE econ­omy. We hope to work on such col­lab­o­ra­tions with many cor­po­rates in fu­ture as well.”

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