Welcome to ORA
Guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ora spearheads early-childhood development from Dubai. Through our pioneering and innovative Zayed Early-Learning Framework, we prepare young people to lead the future of the UAE and the world.
At Ora, we believe that – with positive support – all children can flourish. Typically, young people are introduced to the world as it is today, not as it might be tomorrow. Research suggests 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet, which is why we believe it’s vital to bring innovation and curiosity into early-years education. Our Zayed Early-Learning Framework – built on the pillars of leadership; happiness and positivity; advanced science and artificial intelligence; and technology and coding – does just that. Using child-initiated learning methods and age-appropriate developmental-and-skills based techniques, we allow young people to choose their own paths of self-discovery, ask big questions and develop the confidence they need to become the leaders of future communities.
We believe that being the oldest in a nursery – as opposed to the youngest in a ‘big’ school – is fantastic for three-year-olds’ confidence. Our Zayed Early-Learning Framework acknowledges the power and wisdom of play and features a timetable that perfectly balances fluid curiosity-based learning and more routine-based teaching time. Our child-led learning methods boost curiosity, natural talents, creativity and confidence and – during FS1 – we will gently introduce your child to the idea of following a more structured learning routine, thereby ensuring a happy ‘big’ school transition later.BOOK A TOUR
Ora’s flexible and gradual orientation process has been designed to ensure your family’s home-to-nursery transition goes smoothly. From trust-and-connection exercises to baby massage, tummy time and yoga classes, our highly-trained team will help your little one ease into his or her new routine quickly and easily. Your child’s safety is our primary concern, which is why all of our educators are all First-Aid certified. We also have two fully-qualified nurses on site, and we adhere to a very close educator-to-child ratio of 1:3 for children under 12 months.BOOK A TOUR
1 - 2 YEARS
Bill Gates once said that the first five years have everything to do with how the next 80 turn out. Our flexible child-initiated learning techniques – that encourage educators and young people to work together to teach and learn simultaneously – motivate little ones to choose their own activities, learning styles and paces. This develops confidence, creativity and curiosity. All of our educators are First-Aid certified, and we have two fully-qualified nurses on site. We adhere to an educator-to-child ratio of 1:4 for children aged 13–24 months.BOOK A TOUR
2 - 3 YEARS
When developing our visionary Zayed Early-Learning Framework, we were inspired by leading international early-childhood educators. We paired their ideas with our own extensive research to create experiential teaching methods that empower young people to play active roles in their learning journeys. Our educators play a vital role in not just the development of your children, but our early-learning framework too. Here, young people mentor and teach peers alongside educators, facilitating a community-focused space that fosters leadership, responsibility and empathy.BOOK A TOUR
NEWS & EVENTS
07 FebFuture-ready leaders need an Early Years education rethink
Words are being backed by action, with significant investment being made in Early Years Education. Responsibility for oversight has also been handed over to the UAE Ministry of Education and away from the more general mandate of the Ministry of Social Affairs.READ MORE
08 OctDell: 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet
According to a statement released by Dell: “The pace of change will be so rapid that people will learn 'in the moment' using new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality. The ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself.READ MORE
05 OctOra encompasses the future of early-years education design.
“My team and I have a simple theory about early-years interior design, Pallavi Dean, design director at the award-winning Pallavi Dean Interiors interior-architecture practice, says. “If you provide an environment that engages children, they will love to learn.READ MORE