Best pre-school and nurseries in Dubai part 2 – Part one is here.
Preschool and nurseries in Dubai
Below are the ones that expat parents in Dubai mention the most and remember that they almost always work Sunday through Thursday.
Some kindergartens accept babies from 3 months old, although most prefer to accept babies from 12 months. Tuition fees and times vary greatly from school to school. Usually, kindergartens are open four or five hours, although some offer early morning and later evenings. Some have lunch and summer classes.
However, the only way to properly know about the school is to visit it. The most popular newsrooms – in true Dubai style – have long lines. The ones in Jumeirah and Umm Sukiem are especially popular because they are the oldest; it doesn’t always mean better, but it does mean that people know more about them and have more basis for their opinion.
The Children’s Garden Green Community
The nursery was started in 2005 by Birgit Ertl in cooperation with the Talim education group from the UAE. It is the first truly bilingual school in Dubai, currently enrolling over 600 children from over 50 nationalities in two schools, one of which is in Al Barsha.
This multilingual preschool provides a caring, friendly and fun environment for children 2-6 years old in Dubai at Dubai Investments Park and Al Barsha 2. Based here in Dubai in 2005 they are registered with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
They believe that the happiness of the children is vital. They need time to grow up in a holistic environment that encourages and supports them to make informed choices from hundreds of activities in a carefully prepared environment. TCG children become experts in managing their learning and become part of the global community.
The caring, homely and creative environment not only offers a gentle introduction to social life outside the family but also helps every child develop independence and fulfill their potential.
Dovecote Nursery School
Dovecote Nursery is a high-quality kindergarten offering first class education for children under 3 years old. Dovecote is a UK-managed nursery that follows the EYFS curriculum.
Dovecote prepares your child for early school age, making them confident and independent learners. They provide a comprehensive environment with highly trained staff trained to deliver the high standard of care you expect to find in UK accredited nurseries.
They recognize that parents are the first and most persistent educators and educators of their children.
The school’s goal is to work closely with parents to complement their childcare approach, in particular, to help children learn new skills such as toilet training, reading, and writing. The closer the parent and nursery teamwork in partnership, the more benefit the child will receive in the nursery.
Dovecote Nursery strives to be a leader in high-quality and progressive childcare. They will create a warm, friendly, and happy environment in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential through praise, sensitivity, and mutual respect.
The nursery door is always open to all parents and guardians. Parents will also be invited to regular parent-teacher meetings to discuss their child’s progress. At the end of each day, parents will receive a Daily Diary containing a summary of what their child ate, how long they slept, and other important information. They also capture key moments of the child’s day to share with the family.
Emirates British Nursery
Emirates British Nursery was founded in Dubai in 2000. Since then, the nursery has grown and developed, but the basic principle of providing the highest quality childcare and early childhood education remains true.
They have grown to four first-class nurseries throughout Dubai, located in Mirdif, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, and our newest Villa branch.
At Emirates British Nursery, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) system in line with the UK National Curriculum. With a strong focus on creating a positive and safe environment in which both children and staff can thrive, Emirates British Nursery maintains a strong sense of community. They are happy to join you and your child on their educational journey.
As an outstanding group of kindergartens, the school strives to provide all children with an Education Fund, a Life Fund.
The school tries to be the best preschool education and childcare provider in Dubai and UAE, to set quality standards in teaching and educating young children in Dubai and the UAE, and to prepare the foundation for young children to become responsible global citizens.
Jumeirah International Nursery Al Safa
The Jumeirah International Nurseries (JINS) network of kindergartens, owned by the Fortes Education Group (which primarily operates Regent and Sunmarke schools), consists of three subsidiaries – Downtown, Sunmarke, and Al Safa. We visit the Al Safa branch to find out what’s new in this long-established and well-known nursery.
JINS Al Safa is located just behind Jumeirah Primary School, making it a convenient option for parents with older children in school. It is also conveniently located at Jumeirah English School, Emirates English School, and Safa British School.
The street is mostly residential, with street parking and an adjoining open sandy parking lot. The nursery is located in a large former residential villa with a very spacious area and several outbuildings that serve different purposes.
Upon arrival at the nursery, the atmosphere is calm and well organized and we are greeted by two friendly office staff. Then we are introduced to Samina Hayari, General Manager of the Fortes Nursery Group and Acting Head of JINS Al Safa.
Samina started her kindergarten career at JINS as a teacher, then moved on to FS1’s classroom teacher, kindergarten manager, and now to the group general manager. Samina is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education and Leadership. Samina tells our reviewer that she really enjoys the emphasis on innovation and best practice that this qualification supports.
Little Land Nursery
A small land nursery was established in 2006; since then it has earned a name and fame in a short period of its existence. It has 3 branches in Faih. The center is well equipped with modern equipment and an ideal infrastructure, which is distinguished by a high degree of security.
Little Land Kindergarten and Montessori Center have International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy of striving to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive student community by offering challenging, high-quality international education programs that share a powerful vision.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is about more than just degree programs and certifications. Deep down, they are driven by a mission to create a better world through education.
They value their hard-earned reputation for quality, high standards, and pedagogical leadership. They achieve their goals by working with partners and actively involving stakeholders, especially teachers.
They promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an integral part of life in the 21st century.