A series of updated health regulations for Abu Dhabi nurseries is likely to increase the number of life support-trained educators working with young children in the emirate, nursery operators have said. In fact, early years facilities will be able to re-allocate any manpower capacity freed by this decision for direct-to-child roles, they added.
The initiative, according to nursery operators, will ensure that facilities can operate without frequent closures.
“We are fortunate to have a government that responds to these issues appropriately”
“Falcon British Nursery is supportive of the new DoH nursing initiative for early years sector. Previously, even though all our staff underwent basic life support training, if the DoH clinic nurse was absent, the nursery as a whole was not allowed to function. This was particularly difficult during the Covid-19 crisis due to the ensuing cost. We are fortunate to have a government that responds to these issues appropriately and adjusts the criteria to support the industry,” said Emilia Brown, representative of Falcon British Nursery.