Ms Henry, a regular contributor to Nursery World, will head up Kidz Inc.’s early years training, qualifications and consultancy department, which includes leading on quality and standards for Kidz Inc.’s sister company Children’s Oasis Nursery - a British early years setting.
Having worked with Kidz. Inc for over 11 years as a consultant and trainer, Ms Henry said the transition to a permanent position at the company was a natural one.
Based in Al Quoz in Dubai, Kidz Inc. offers training and consultancy for the country’s early years settings, space design and planning and sells furniture, equipment, educational resources and toys.
Laura Henry said, ‘This is an exciting time to be working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and I look forward to growing my team and offering a quality and cost-effective service for schools and nurseries in the region.'
Kidz Inc. owner and general manager Charlotte Borghesi said, ‘We are delighted to have Laura as part of our team; her knowledge in everything Early Years is second to none and she brings a wealth of international expertise that will be invaluable to schools and nurseries within the UAE and will no doubt have a positive impact on children’s learning and development within the region.’
Laura Henry will continue in her role as vice-president of Early Education and as an ambassador of the Jermain Defoe Foundation.