Find the right nursery
Mothers' experience with a model nursery established by UNICEF in El-Sayyeda Zeinab with the support of H&M Foundation
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Finding the right nursery is a concern for many parents, particularly working parents who face more work-life balance challenges.
In the heart of El-Sayyeda Zeinab neighborhood in Cairo, there is a unique model nursery inside the neighborhood’s youth center established as part of the "Voluntary Center for Early Childhood Development (ECD)", a joint initiative between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF and supported by the H&M foundation. It is one of 25 nurseries in Cairo, Aswan and Alexandria.
This model is an excellent example of capitalizing on existing resources of youth centers, where outdoor playgrounds and well-ventilated buildings provide a healthier environment for nurseries’ children.
The model also capitalizes on the human resources in youth centers (youth female and male volunteers) to support the scaling up of ECD services, improving quality of child nurturing and women’s economic and social empowerment through availing jobs in these nurseries/voluntary centers.
On our visit to this nursery, we met some of the mothers who shared their experience with the nursery in this photo essay.