‘More choice makes it harder to choose’ say Dubai parents
‘It’s never been more difficult to choose a school or nursery’: that’s the view of thousands of parents who have signed up to attend The School & Nursery Show, the popular education event which returns to Dubai on Friday 28thand Saturday 29th October 2016.
Dubai, 21th October 2016
This year has seen a surge in the number of schools and nurseries opening in Dubai, so It looks likely that parents scrambling to be on admission lists will become a thing of the past. That’s the good news. However, with so much choice now available and fees still climbing, the decision-making process becomes increasingly complex. Strategies are needed to implement those vital choices in school selection to guide children through the most critical journey of their lives
The School & Nursery Show will have all the resources parents are searching for, under one roof when the education showcase returns to the DIMC, next to Barasti, on Friday 28th to Saturday 29th October. The show will be open from 10.00 to 16.00 hours on both days and is free to attend. Event Organisers Baby Bazaar will present a superb line up of education brands from across Dubai, giving parents a unique opportunity to meet education leaders, principals, teachers and admissions staff. The show will host schools, nurseries, tutoring services and home schooling to enable parents to discover all available options.
Now in its 4th successive year, The School & Nursery Show will also present a live forum especially for parents to attend, giving them an unprecedented chance to meet education leaders and address ‘hot button’ topics. The live panel will debate how parents can build strategies to evaluate schools, how parents can best prepare children for school and further education, as well as understanding the complexities in the range of curricular. Paediatricians from Medcare Hospital will also be at the show to host invaluable child CPR sessions demonstrating valuable lifesaving skills to both parents and childcare providers. Medcare also host a special breast feeding room for mothers to relax at the show.
UAE parents are the significant spenders when it comes to education with recent reports the total spending on Education in the UAE is about 2% of GDP. A recent study found that some Dubai parents will spend anywhere between 1.3 and 2 million AED to educate their child from foundation years to their final year of high school, demonstrating that parents are not only bewildered by choice but face hardship in meeting those costs. The School & Nursery Show also hopes to shed light on financial planning and approaches available to parents living in the UAE.
REGISTER FOR FREE HERE for the 2 days event on October 28th & 29th
Event Organiser Catherine McEvoy from Baby Bazaar Exhibition Organizing commented “As parents we are fortunate to have a wide array of choice of education compared with anywhere else in the world. Yet it’s bewildering and costlier than ever to educate children. It can take months of research, budget planning and soul searching to narrow down options. Parents agonise over their choices and worry about the financial commitment involved. The School & Nursery Show exists to help parents make sense of the ever-changing landscape of education in Dubai so that parents can make informed choices. Parents can be sure that the educators they meet at the show will understand this because they share a vested interest in achieving the education goals of parents.
About The School & Nursery Show
The School & Nursery Show is the largest bi-annual education exhibition in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Showcasing education providers across all spectrums and curricular as well as providing important resources relevant to parents of all ages. The event is truly dedicated to parents and focused on providing them the best environment to comfortably meet and engage with schools, nurseries, tutors and home school services providers. The School & Nursery Show aims to give parents a comprehensive introduction to the ever changing education landscape, bridging the understanding and appreciation for ratings, curriculum and admissions processes, thus making decision making for parents much easier and stress-free. www.theschoolshow.ae