Our Team

Message from the Managing Director,

SHEHLA BRIDLE

Dear parents,

Welcome to Jebel Ali Village Early Childhood Centre LLC Group. We are delighted that you have taken a moment to visit our website.

Why not come and visit us at any one of our 6 Covid-19 compliant branches in Dubai and Sharjah.

We can assure you that your child will love coming to the nursery making new friends and starting on their learning journey.

All our qualified teachers and class assistants are trained to give your child the optimal attention that he or she needs. Every educator of Jebel Ali Village Early Childhood Centre has a sound knowledge of the British curriculum and follows the EYFS framework to develop and nurture your child. We maintain the teacher child ratio as per the EYFS regulations, enabling your child to effectively learn and develop their knowledge, skills and social behaviour at their own individual pace.

Our experienced branch managers offer a wealth and depth of experience in Early Years childhood Development. Management lead their teams of competent professionals to ensure the individual development needs are met for all children in our care.

Welcome to your JAVN family.

MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHEHLA BRIDLE

Dear parents,

Welcome to Jebel Ali Village Early Childhood Centre LLC Group. We are delighted that you have taken a moment to visit our website.

Why not come and visit us at any one of our 6 Covid-19 compliant branches in Dubai and Sharjah.

We can assure you that your child will love coming to the nursery making new friends and starting on their learning journey.

All our qualified teachers and class assistants are trained to give your child the optimal attention that he or she needs. Every educator of Jebel Ali Village Nursery has a sound knowledge of the British curriculum and follows the EYFS framework to develop and nurture your child. We maintain the teacher child ratio as per the EYFS regulations, enabling your child to effectively learn and develop their knowledge, skills and social behaviour at their own individual pace.

Our experienced branch managers offer a wealth and depth of experience in Early Years childhood Development. Management lead their teams of competent professionals to ensure the individual development needs are met for all children in our care.

Welcome to your JAVN family.

CLARISSA DILL

Manager

Motor City Branch

Ms. Clarissa has been with JAVN family for 13 wonderful years. She started out as a teacher and now a manager at Motor City branch. She has worked with children since her teenage years and she particularly love working in the Early Years’ education sector. She finished her Master’s Degree in Child Development at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and her Cache level 5 at Quests here in Dubai.

17 years ago, she moved to Dubai from her beautiful country of Bermuda, got married and now raising 4 lovely children, 2 dogs, who are called Chewy and Bella and a bearded dragon named Spike.

SUSAN JAYNE BIGGS

Manager

Polo Branch

After a challenging yet fulfilling career in catering in the UK where she is from, Ms. Sue moved to Dubai in 2008 to pursue a role that would give her a sense of purpose – working with children! She started her journey with JAVN in 2009 as a teaching assistant then progressed her way up by attending several teacher’s training and worked on her qualifications to become a nursery teacher. Her aim has always been to make others feel safe, comfortable and secure, making a nursery feel like a home away from home, and also to mentor other teachers to challenge themselves and be the best they can too. With this in mind, she completed the training and gained the qualifications to become a manager. She now manages the polo branch of JAVN.

SONAL RADIA

Manager

Discovery Gardens Branch

With over 20 years of Early Years experience, Ms. Sonal’s philosophy in educating the children has always been the same – that each child is unique and should be given an equal opportunity to develop and learn at their own pace. She moved from the bustling city of London to Kenya to start her own family and finally settled in Dubai in 2000 to practice her profession as an educator. After teaching at a number of schools in the UAE, she joined JAVN 5 years ago first as an FS1 teacher and now as a manager at Discovery Gardens branch. Ms. Sonal obtained her qualification from The Scottish Preschool Play Workers Association, received her Cache Level 3 Diploma from Edexcel and will soon complete her Cache Level 5 Diploma at Quest.

REHAM SADEK

Manager

Al Furjan Branch

Ms. Reham hails from the United States of America and a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Early Childhood Education. After 20 years of working in the government sector and as a teacher, she was excited to expand her role as a manager at JAVN Al Furjan branch. Her passion since she started her career in 1997 as a teacher, in Egypt, Dubai and USA, was to help children grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, she is committed to providing the JAVN family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. She is grateful for the trust that each and every parent gives us in nurturing their precious children.

MICHELIINA GROSSI

Manager

JBR Branch

Ms. Michelle moved to Dubai in December 1988, when Sheikh Zayed Road did not even exist yet! She is married and had two wonderful children who grew up in the UAE and then moved on from here. Although with a background in economics, she started working at JAVN way back in 2003 and never looked back. From teaching, she went on to do administration and slowly advanced to senior management. During those years, she attended and completed many courses, CPDs and cache level 5 to keep up with the changing policies in the region. Outside work, Ms. Michelle enjoys walking on the beach and meeting up with friends.

AMNA AHLI

Manager

Al Zahia Branch

Ms. Amna was born and raised in the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Education from Swansea Metropolitan University before moving to the UAE 10 years ago. Her wealth of experience in the education sector spans from working as a classroom teacher to leading a team of professionals in an Early Years unit within a bigger school. She has worked in various institutions located in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain and Dubai offering British, American and UAE National Curriculum.

She is married with 3 children and spends time horse riding on weekends.

CLARISSA DILL

Manager

Motor City Branch

Ms. Clarissa has been with JAVN family for 13 wonderful years. She started out as a teacher and now a manager at Motor City branch. She has worked with children since her teenage years and she particularly love working in the Early Years’ education sector. She finished her Master’s Degree in Child Development at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and her Cache level 5 at Quests here in Dubai.

17 years ago, she moved to Dubai, from her beautiful country of Bermuda, got married and now raising 4 lovely children, 2 dogs who are called Chewy and Bella and a bearded dragon named Spike.

SUSAN JAYNE BIGGS

Manager

Polo Branch

After a challenging yet fulfilling career in catering in the UK where she is from, Ms. Sue moved to Dubai in 2008 to pursue a role that would give her a sense of purpose – working with children! She started her journey with JAVN in 2009 as a teaching assistant then progressed her way up by attending several teacher’s training and worked on her qualifications to become a nursery teacher. Her aim has always been to make others feel safe, comfortable and secure, making a nursery feel like a home away from home, and also to mentor other teachers to challenge themselves and be the best they can too. With this in mind, she completed the training and gained the qualifications to become a manager. She now manages the polo branch of JAVN.

SONAL RADIA

Manager

Discovery Gardens Branch

With over 20 years of Early Years experience, Ms. Sonal’s philosophy in educating the children has always been the same – that each child is unique and should be given an equal opportunity to develop and learn at their own pace. She moved from the bustling city of London to Kenya to start her own family and finally settled in Dubai in 2000 to practice her profession as an educator.

After teaching at a number of schools in the UAE, she joined JAVN 5 years ago first as an FS1 teacher and now as a manager at Discovery Gardens branch.

Ms. Sonal obtained her qualification from The Scottish Preschool Play Workers Association, received her Cache Level 3 Diploma from Edexcel and will soon complete her Cache Level 5 Diploma at Quest.

REHAM SADEK

Manager

Al Furjan Branch

Ms. Reham hails from the United States of America and a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Early Childhood Education. After 20 years of working in the government sector and as a teacher, she was excited to expand her role as a manager at JAVN Al Furjan branch. Her passion since she started her career in 1997 as a teacher, in Egypt, Dubai and USA, was to help children grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, she is committed to providing the JAVN family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. She is grateful for the trust that the parents gave us in nurturing their precious children.

MICHELIINA GROSSI

Manager

JBR Branch

Ms. Michelle moved to Dubai in December 1988, when Sheikh Zayed Road did not even exist yet! She is married and had two wonderful children who grew up in the UAE and then moved on from here. Although with a background in economics, she started working at JAVN way back in 2003 and never looked back. From teaching, she went on to do administration and slowly advanced to senior management. During those years, she attended and completed many courses, CPDs and cache level 5 to keep up with the changing policies in the region. Outside work, Ms. Michelle enjoys walking on the beach and meeting up with friends.

AMNA AHLI

Manager

Al Zahia Branch

Ms. Amna was born and raised in the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Education from Swansea Metropolitan University before moving to the UAE 10 years ago. Her wealth of experience in the education sector spans from working as a classroom teacher to leading a team of professionals in an Early Years unit within a bigger school. She has worked in various institutions located in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain and Dubai offering British, American and UAE National Curriculum.

She is married with 3 children and spends time horse riding on weekends.