Great Minds Nursery opened its doors in January 2014. Areti Panagiotou, the Founder of the nursery, had a passion for education from an early age when as a primary school girl used to help in her mother’s KG classroom. She completed a BA degree in Early Years education and then she went on to do a postgraduate course and MSc in Speech and Language therapy in City University of London, U.K. She worked in the UK as a Speech and Language Therapist and in Greece as an Early Years Teacher. Later qualifying as a Montessori trained teacher she wanted to combine her knowledge to create a unique nursery setting in Dubai. With the strong support of her family, after over 8 years of working with special needs children at the Dubai Centre for Special Needs she felt the time was right to help other children reach their full potential – and the idea for Great Minds nursery was born.