The Aga Khan Learning Centre (AKELC) is celebrating after it was announced that they had won the National Day Nurseries Association’s International Nursery of the Year Award on June 22 this year in Coventry, England. 

Kelli Allen, Head of Nursery and Preschool commented on the honour: “We are delighted to be selected for this award. The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) would like to thank NDNA, its sponsors, AKELC parents and staff, and all supporters who helped achieve this prestigious award.

"AKELC is committed to the development of the young child, and our vision is to be a Leader in the Early Years by bringing up the standards for high-quality practices and professional development in the UAE."

AKELC is a high-quality, purpose-built, non-profit nursery school that has been in operation since 2010 in Oud Metha. The bilingual (English/Arabic) Centre provides a British (EYFS) curriculum and welcomes children from all backgrounds and abilities.

AKELC is also accredited through the NDNA e-Quality Counts programme and has a Level 3 status (Highest Level – Exemplary).

NDNA Chief Executive, Purnima Tanuku OBE, said: "A huge well done to AKELC.This is a fantastic achievement for them.  They should be very proud of their amazing hard work in this sector."