Willowbrook Nursery in Muscat is a high quality nursery offering premium education in top quality childcare facilities for toddlers aged between 3 months – 4 years. Willowbrook is a British managed nursery and follows the EYFS curriculum which is highly recommended by all Oman schools across the country. Our nurseries accept children from all nationalities.
Willowbrook Nursery prepares your child for their early school years by transforming them into confident and independent pupils. We provide an all-inclusive environment with highly qualified staff trained to provide the high standard of care that you would expect to find in any accredited British nursery.
Willowbrook Nursery aims to give every one of our children the best possible start to their education. The children will follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from birth to 5 years. In line with the principles of EYFS we will place a clear focus on the use of assessment in providing the best information about the progress and development of each child.
The pre-school years of a child’s education are very important as they form a foundation for the development of the individual child. At Willowbrook Nursery, a stand out nursery amongst the schools in Oman, we acknowledge this philosophy and believe in letting our children learn and grow through fun activities and games.
Our vision is “To protect, to nurture, to inspire, to educate.”
We aim to provide a naturally inspiring environment that encourages our children to play and explore, to discover and grow, to learn and understand. Through our partnership with our families, Willowbrook, a modern nursery in Muscat will give every one of our children the best possible start to their education.
Our aim is to work in close partnership with parents to complement their approach to childcare, particularly to assist children when learning new skills. The closer the parent and nursery team work in partnership, the more rewarding the child’s time in nursery will be.
Willowbrook Nurseries aims to give children the best possible start to their education. The children follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage from birth to 5 years. They are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a caring, supportive atmosphere. Play is adult or child led and helps children to get to grips with the fundamentals. When they are ready, the children are introduced to counting and number work. They may start reading and writing. Arabic language is spoken for a part of every day and French is introduced and taught by specialists. At Willowbrook we place no ceilings on a child’s learning. As a result many of our children will find themselves ahead of the game once they advance to schools in Oman or abroad.
We look after children in an environment designed and equipped to meet the specific needs of the children and their areas of learning. We understand the importance of allowing children to choose where they learn and play, both inside and outside. Giving children the chance to explore the natural environment and to increase their confidence in their physical ability is an important part of every child’s day.
Each of our staff is trained in the age group of children they are caring for. We know that young children need a familiar and trusted adult who will support their personal, social and emotional development and this in turn enables your child to happily explore their environment and broaden their experiences.
We also recognise that every child is unique and has individual needs and their own style of learning. We encourage learning through creativity and play, using natural materials and activities which foster the child’s understanding and awareness of their surroundings. All of our activities encourage respect, co-operation and personal choice and are thoroughly enjoyed by the children.
We know that children learn best through play when they are fully engaged with ideas and activities that interest them. Our staff offer planned adult initiated activities as well as ensuring that the nursery environment is stimulating and engaging thereby offering extensive learning opportunities that your child can also initiate. As we get to know your child we can build on their existing skills and knowledge and develop areas that are yet to be explored.
We understand the importance and effect of the environment in a child’s learning and have developed the nursery to be both practical and sensitive to the children’s needs. Our nursery is set in a spacious and airy, luxury villa conveniently located in the heart of Muscat. Our facility is fully equipped and promotes high standards of health and safety for the children.
Our classrooms are colourful and vibrant and stocked with age appropriate furniture, toys, books and other educational resources. We have a large shaded and fenced outdoor play area with a fun play center and sandpit. During the hot summer season, children play in the indoor play area with swings and play centers and a large space for the children to run around freely.
We also have a napping area complete with comfortable beds and cots for the children to sleep in, supervised by the teaching assistants at all times. We have a fully equipped clinic at our premises with qualified medical professionals available.