EKI acquires Humpty Dumpty
Abu Dhabi, June 2, 2013
Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) has acquired Humpty Dumpty Nurseries in Abu Dhabi, a renowned pre-school in the capital.
EKI, the wholly-owned education arm of Evolvence Capital, a leading alternative investment firm in the GCC, is committed to the growth and development of the Humpty Dumpty facilities in Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen district and Khalifa City A, with other locations to follow, said a statement.
Humpty Dumpty provides full-time and part-time care for toddlers and children between the ages of one and four. The nurseries look after children in a secure and caring environment, specifically designed to nurture social development while learning through play, social interaction, self-discovery and self-expression, it added.
Laith Al Soufi, general manager of Humpty Dumpty Nurseries, said: “Being part of the EKI family will bring significant benefits for all our children, particularly with the opportunity for progression on to Repton Abu Dhabi. The selection process for a place at Repton Abu Dhabi will take place for Humpty Dumpty children before the general assessments and therefore our children will be given first priority.
“Staff from Repton’s Early Years Department will be involved in team and curriculum development at Humpty Dumpty and will therefore have the opportunity to get to know our children prior to and after their assessment for entry to Repton."
Khalid Al Muhairy, chairman of EKI, said: “EKI is committed to upholding the excellent standards Humpty Dumpty has achieved since its inception in 1991, and will continue to support children on their educational journey. The nurseries’ motto ‘that the child always comes first’ has set a precedent for exceptional care and individual enrichment and we pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of educational support”.
In September, EKI will open Repton Abu Dhabi on Reem Island, spread across two campuses, the first of which is the Foundation School on a 7,000 sq m site with an expected capacity of 550 children. - TradeArabia News Service