Nursery Leadership Team

Leardership EBN

Nursery Leadership Team

A good nursery is made up of good staff whose talents, morale, teamwork and professional competence are of vital importance. Due to our commitment to safeguard and develop children, staff are experienced and trained to meet children’s individual, emotional and developmental needs.
We ensure the continuous professional development for all staff at Emirates British Nursery through the Senior Training Coordinator who oversees all staff training. At Emirates British Nursery we recognise that it is our staff members that make us successful and that to offer the very best care and education we must continuously involve our team in our vision.
Head Mistress EBN

Dawn Rose

Area Headmistress

Dawn moved to Dubai from the UK 18 years ago. With over 12 years’ experience working in the early childhood sector and the EYFS curriculum, her experience and leadership as Area Headmistress is an asset to Emirates British Nursery. She studied at the University of East London, successfully graduating with a BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and holds a Cache level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young Peoples Management Pathway (QCF). During her time at Emirates British Nursery, she successfully managed the Motor City and Mirdif nursery branches which lead to her appointment as Area Headmistress in May 2020. Dawn is happily married with two children and in her spare time, she enjoys quality family time and taking her two dogs to the Dubai desert.
Katie Taylor


HeadMistress – Katie Taylor

With 11 years’ experience working in the Early Years and over 8 years managing teams, Katie’s aim has always been to ensure her team creates an environment where children enjoy the learning process and develop at their own pace. Her Psychology degree from the University of Newcastle has formed the foundation of her education ethos which is to inspire children and make them feel safe and confident.

Motto: “I am an avid believer that children learn through play; my team and I want to provide each individual child with a safe, nurturing environment in which they can thrive in.”

Tracy Penketh

Dubai Motor City

HeadMistress – Tracy Penketh

Tracy has been a valuable part of the Emirates British Nursery team for 12 years. Qualified in both early years teaching and management, with over 35 years’ experience working with children and families, it’s no wonder that Tracy truly loves what she does. As a leader she strives to ensure that staff feel supported and encouraged and child focused. She believes that every child’s learning journey is unique; that is what she loves about Emirates British Nursery’s ethos which creates a nurturing and stimulating environment and upholds the belief that every child matters.

Motto: “In education children should always be at the centre of everything we do.”

Felicity Corbett

Dubai Silicon Oasis

HeadMistress – Felicity Corbett

Felicity has been living in Dubai for 12 years and working in the education sector for over 20 years in the Middle East, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South America. With the motivation to educate rather than lecture, she started her career with the ambition to improve learning with effective and diverse methodologies. Passionate about education, her priority has always been to inspire children and guide them through their personal and learning journeys.

Motto: “In education, you have to be passionate, love what you do and give something of yourself every day to inspire those around you.”

Laura Howsen

The Villa Dubai

HeadMistress – Laura Howsen

With 10 years’ experience in education, managing and training, Laura places great emphasis on ensuring that teachers remain lifelong learners by always increasing their knowledge and keeping up to date with best practice. That’s how Emirate British Nursery can ensure that every child gets a rich foundation in education. Laura holds a UK RMA, CACHE Level 5 and is a certified PTLLS trainer and assessor in health, social care and early years.

Motto: “To achieve excellent quality early years’ provision, I strongly believe in the importance of parent partnership and building this relationship between educators and parents.”