Expert Global Team

Expert educational staff in the UAE
Educators in our global team

Female-Led Team

Led by our parent company Babilou in France, our female led senior management team in the Middle East head our amazing, highly qualified and experienced  team of staff, both in our Head Office and in our nursery branches.

We Care For Our Team

We believe that happy employees = happy children = happy families. We care for our employees professionally, emotionally, and physically. During the Covid lockdown we delivered care packs to each employee's doorsteps every month until re-opening. Our employees have access to professional development and training courses, including mandatory training such as pediatric first aid, a qualification held by all staff members in our nurseries.

Diverse & Passionate About Children

We are proud to have brought together experts in early years from all around the world during the 11 years we have been present in the Middle East. All our experts are degree or Cache qualified with high level of experience in the field. We also have a team of nurses bridging between healthcare and education, with many years experience in the nursing field in areas such as pediatrics, med-surgical medicine, and family medicine.

Center Directors

Our Center Directors come from varied and different backgrounds, traditions and cultures. They all possess significant expertise in the field along with a number of years of experience internationally, in addition to the United Arab Emirates. 

Their qualifications vary but include a Bachelors and/or Masters in Education, Cache Level 5 qualification and a mix of curriculum exposure to a range of curriculums including EYFS, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Emmi Pickler.


At Blossom nurseries we value diversity and aim to provide our families with educators from many different backgrounds and cultures and who speak a variety of languages. We also aim to reflect the nationalities and dynamics of our individual nurseries. All our educators have a rich knowledge of modern education and a wide exposure to various early years approaches and curriculums.

All our staff are fully qualified, with Bachelor or Masters level degrees in Early Childhood education, or a related subject, or a CACHE early years education qualification. Many staff have additional qualifications in other education related areas such as Special Educational Needs, Inclusion, music, dance, and many other subjects that allow us to enhance our children’s early years’ experiences.  

All of our educators also have relevant experience in both their home country and the UAE.


At Blossom we have highly qualified nurses with DHA license at every center. Our Nurses come from different background and cultures with extensive experience in different medical fields such as Pediatric, Family Medicine, Surgery and may more, they hold bachelor’s degrees in nursing, and they are all DHA licensed and approved.

They are passionate about working with children and make sure that every medical need and care is provided to the little ones while at the nursery. 

Kim Thimas

Leadership Team

Lama has been the CEO for the Babilou Family in the Middle East since 2018 and a founding member of the group in the region since 2014. Under her leadership, the group has grown organically, and through multiple acquisitions and now owns 23 nurseries across the UAE.  Lama is passionate about making Babilou the best Early Years’ provider in the UAE. Lama’s past experience includes multiple brand management roles in L’Oréal and YSL Beaute since 2001.She holds an MBA from the University of Wollongong. 

Lama Chivi


Guillaume has been the CFO for Babilou Middle East since 2017. Guillaume has over 13 years’ experience in Corporate Finance working for large organisations in France, New York, London and Hong Kong before moving to the UAE.  He has expertise in both the retail and education sector and is a business oriented finance leader both in managing operations and opening and growing businesses. Guillaume has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Pantheon Assas, France and an MSc in Management majoring in Corporate Finance from the Kedge Business School.

Guillaume Arcache


Elodie joined the Babilou Family in 2019 as the Chief Marketing Officer, leading the Marketing, Digital and Sales division for the UAE Market. Together with her Team, the company has entered a new digital era, uplifting the family experience, while offering innovative services through their new brand, Inspire Me. With more than 15 years of experience in Brand Management and Business Development, Elodie has worked in different European and Gulf organizations such as L’Oreal Luxe, the Chalhoub Group in the MEA, and the French Consulate in Germany.

Elodie Bador


Sari comes from a very rich early years background. She has a Bachelor’s degree in social services and Master’s degree in leadership and management. She is a registered nurse, a vocational teacher, Cache level qualified trainer, and a mother. Sari joined Blossom in 2019 and upgraded our early years education by implementing the latest improved and well-researched approaches to our EYFS curriculum. Sari follows the latest global early years trends that she successfully embeds in Blossom Curriculum.

Sari Saliba

Operations and Education Director

Robin hails from Pune, India and started his career working with Satyam Computers in India and Uganda, before moving to Dubai in 2007. Robin started working for the Blossom Nursery group in April 2009, and is now one of the longest standing Blossom employees. He manages a professional Facilities team which supports the organization in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the children in our nurseries.

Robin Francis

Facilities Director

Dina has recently rejoined the Blossom/Babilou family in 2022, after first starting with Blossom in 2015.  She has held different strategic roles in the UAE  within the education sector over the past eight years, and comes with extensive experience dating back fifteen years in the field of education management in the Middle East. Dina holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Commerce in Egypt. 

Dina El Gammal

Head of Human Resources

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