Maryum Nawaz

Nursery Development Manager

Best Education Group - Best Kidz Nursery

Maryum was born in England, graduating from City University, London with an Honours degree in Business Computing Systems. She moved to the UAE in 2007 taking an interest in Early Childhood Education by supporting a business start-up in 2012, with the role of Nursery Deputy Manager. She pursued her career in Early Childhood Education in a new nursery group, as Nursery Principle in a British Nursery in Dubai for over 8 years. In 2018 she was then offered an exciting opportunity to join BEST Education Group, in their project to head the first Finnish ECEC nursery in the UAE. Joining them as Senior Nursery Development Manager her role involved working with Best Education team through stages of each project including academic planning, curriculum development, nursery design, procurement, policies, marketing, recruitment and training and liaising with ministry officials. After successfully establishing the first branch of Best Kidz Nurseries, licensed by the Ministry of Education under the Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care curriculum, Maryum continues working with Best Education Group to develop and expand the brand and group of nurseries through their growth. Maryum is very passionate about early years and enjoys working with senior leaders to plan, develop, direct and establish early years educational facilities in the UAE. She also continued her studies in Early Childhood Education, completing her NCFE Cache Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children


Leadership stream

27 February 2020 | 14:30 - 15:00 | Lifelong Learning Begins in Early Childhood - The Importance of Good Quality Early Years Education / Finnish Early Years Education

Early childhood education is vital for the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs building a solid base for positive lifelong learning and wellbeing to foster caring, capable and responsible future citizens. • The importance of Early Years education in promoting positive lifelong learning, preparing children for the future skills they need in a competitive world

  • Why children learn best through play based learning, learning how to learn and the importance of high quality and engaging learning environments
  • Finnish approach to early years education and care.