"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". My name is Jacqueline Potgieter and I am the new Center Director at Blossom Village Nursery. I have been living in the UAE for 16 years but still visit my home countries, South Africa and the United Kingdom to see my family. I am married with three beautiful children and six little doggies. I am delighted to join the team at Blossom Village and I am very passionate about education and look forward to contributing to the children’s development and growth. Every Parent is every child’s first teacher and by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional and academic needs are met. Before joining Blossom Village, I have had 30 years work experience in various industries but also worked at various educational centers. I had the privilege to work in the schools in Thailand and working with children is extremely rewarding to me. I believe that great nurseries are the result of great teachers. I have an open-door policy and believe in open communication. Please feel free to come and see me if you have any queries. I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve your child in this role.