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“I believe that it is of paramount importance that we challenge young people to make meaning of their world, allowing them to communicate and understand others in different ways. It is an important tool for preparing children to live and work in a world that has become increasingly team orientated, where the development of tolerance and empathy towards others is crucial.” 

           Cara Small 

           Manager Raffles ECC, Lakes 1

We are delighted to welcome you and your family to the Raffles Early Childhood Centre - Lakes. A boutique ECC that promises to provide warm, welcoming and engaging indoors and outdoors spaces where your children can play, learn, and explore with friends.  


Conveniently located at the entrance of the Lakes Community and in close proximity to Meadows, Springs, Emirates Hills, Dubai Media City, Al Barsha and Barsha Heights.  


Raffles Early Childhood Centre – Lakes 1 offers a warm, caring, and enriching experience for children to start their lifelong learning journey. Established in 2010, we provide a high-quality international early childhood experience designed towards encouraging and supporting young children to realize their unique full potential.  


Cara has worked within the Early Years sector for 30 years, and is continually thrilled to see how captivated and involved children become when they are given time to explore their interests at their own pace. Their joy at discovering, building, or creating art is boundless and it is wonderful to share their enthusiasm.  


The Raffles ECC team prides themselves on their ability to establish and maintain good relationships with both children and parents, and all team members are approachable and available to meet the needs of the children and families they work with.  


The children enjoy a variety of natural resources including water play, building blocks, mini kitchen and creative stations which support literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing for every child, while offering spaces to stimulate role play, communication, curiosity, and creation through our various areas in the classrooms.  


Creating a safe and fun space for every child is what we do best at Raffles Early Childhood Centre, Lakes 1. The importance of curiosity and wonder allows children to lead their learning journeys and forms the foundation of how they feel about learning as they get older.   

I look forward to welcoming you to Raffles Early Childhood Centre.  

Cara Small
Manager Raffles ECC, Lakes 1
Tel: +971 4 427 1471

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