“Grant me the gift to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”

Tamara Stubbs

Shared Centre Director for Blossom Downtown and Blossom Marina

“Grant me the gift to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”. This quote resonates with me as a way to focus on the positive and not dwell on things that are not within our control. The first time I heard this was from my mom going into my teenage years and a piece of advice I have never forgotten. <

To be our Blossom Best we are leaders who are productive and adaptive, responsible and accountable and communicate effectively. One of my favorite lines in this commitment to ourselves and The Blossom Way is “I build my team and my team builds me”. Truly words to live and lead by. <

I began my journey as a Nursery Teacher in Canada back in 1998 and adored every minute of my first day. I knew then that children would be my career, my future goals and where my true passion for making a difference came from. I hold an Early Childhood Education Diploma, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology and an Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). I slowly worked my way into management starting in supervisory roles in Canada to opening and running a small nursery in England in 2003. My time in England progressed to working with the largest chain of nurseries in the world and in 2006 I took on a Nursery Manager role for Busy Bees in Sneinton, Nottingham. <

On arrival in Dubai in 2008 I searched for a company that would support my desire to deliver high quality education and care but was unable to find a nursery to the calabre and standard I was hoping for. Having worked for the biggest and best it was not in my interest to compromise. In light of this I went into Real Estate with Better Homes and did this successfully for 5 years. Once Blossom started expanding and recruiting for a Centre Director to open their Downtown branch, I knew I had found the right place for me to go back into a role I dearly missed. I have since then over 3 years developed a true passion for building strong successful teams and hope to continue to do so. <

I am currently the Shared Centre Director for Blossom Marina and Blossom Downtown and love every minute of my role. Having two amazing groups of girls as well as being a part of building confident, successful children with amazing teams I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else!