Charlotte Dawson

Early Childhood Centre Manager

CreaKids, Sustainable City

Charlotte Dawson us the Early Childhood Centre Manager at CreaKids, Sustainable City. She is originally from the rural English county of Shropshire. Being a mother, she is driven by the prospect of conserving the environment for children's futures. It is her vision to build a community of articulate and responsible individuals, who have great empathy and a natural curiosity. As such, facilitating the autonomy of individuals, nurturing their growth and encouraging social responsibility are causes which are of great importance. Charlotte originally graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2011 with a BEd in Primary Education. Ten years later, she then completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The focus of her Master’s thesis emphasised her passion for nurturing a connection to nature in Dubai. Last year, Charlotte received the GESS award ‘Ambassador for the Environment' for her efforts in the community. Alongside work and enjoying time with her husband and two young children, Charlotte continues to run community learning events, present at conferences and write for educational publications.


Wellbeing Space

17 November 2022 | 10:30 - 11:10 | English | Connecting UAE Schools and Early Childhood Centres to Nature: A Discussion

I would like to propose leading a panel discussion with educators from diverse settings which addresses the following questions:


- Introduction: an overview of how you are currently facilitating a connection to nature in your setting.

- What predictions do you have for COP28? How will this impact education?

- How has you setting overcome challenges to connecting your students to nature? What advice could you give to others?

- What strategies have you seen in other countries? How could the UAE continue to innovate in this area?