Finding a great nursery that’s close to home is the ultimate dream for parents. That’s why we thought it would be useful to put together a list of nurseries in Dubai by neighbourhood. From the Palm Jumeirah to Downtown Dubai, here are some of the top preschools in town.
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Redwood Montessori Nursery
Boasting a child-led learning environment with a split language curriculum, Redwood Montessori Nursery is all about making education fun. Expect to find plenty of creative, hands-on activities and spacious outdoor play areas.
insydo tip: Redwood is proudly affiliated with a number of top schools around the city.
Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, Asya’s Nursery offers an imaginative environment for your littles ones to learn and play.
insydo tip: The nursery has direct access to the neighbouring Al Das Medical Clinic, with doctors on hand in case anything were to happen.
The largest nursery network in Europe, Babilou offers a unique curriculum that blends the best of EYFS, Montessori and Reggio Emilia styles. Home to impressive facilities, programmes and teachers, Babilou ensures parents are constantly kept in the loop with updates through Babilou’s smartphone app.
insydo tip: Nursery hours are designed to be flexible to accommodate working parents who can drop off and pick up their children throughout the day. Babilou also has branches in Umm Suqeim, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Design District.
Jumeirah International Nurseries
A reputable nursery and kindergarten, Jumeirah International Nurseries follows a family-centric approach and is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
insydo tip: The curriculum features the ‘Education in Human Values Programme‘ which works to develop each child’s character and values.
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A nursery that feels just like home, Kids Cottage follows the Reggio Emilia approach and offers teaching methods that are based on each child’s interests. It focuses on exploration and discovery, and boasts fantastic outdoor facilities.
insydo tip: The nursery uses Nombox (at an additional charge), which includes a sandwich and other snacks.
Educating children in French, English and Arabic languages, Odyssey Nursery takes pride in developing multilingual students with its child-centred curriculum. It’s one of the UAE’s leading French-English day care centres and continuously strives to keep children engaged.
insydo tip: The option to extend nursery hours is available for busy parents.
Dubai Marina & JBR
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Willow Children’s Nursery
Providing children with an integrated and stimulating approach to learning, Willow Children’s Nursery constantly keeps its educational standards in line with UK-based Early Years establishments. You’ll find everything from a library and art studio to gymnasium and grassy outdoor play area.
insydo tip: For new mums needing to get back to work immediately, the nursery accepts children from 45 days old to four years.
Toddler Town British Nursery
Offering a fun-filled, educational environment, Toddler Town British Nursery is open all-year round making it perfect for busy parents in need of flexible hours.
insydo tip: If you’re looking for a cheaper option, the nursery offers a budget-friendly afternoon option (2pm to 5.30pm) which covers the same learning topics as the morning sessions.
Motor City & Sports City
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The Wonder Years Nursery
This purpose-built facility, The Wonder Years Nursery boasts impressive indoor and outdoor facilities, providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for your little ones.
insydo tip: Each classroom has a dedicated outdoor area which encourages outdoor play and exploration.
Emirates British Nursery
Following the Early Years Foundation curriculum, Emirates British Nursery puts a big emphasis on creating a nurturing and safe environment for each of its students.
insydo tip: The nursery offers a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off transport service for kids living in the neighbouring communities.
Barsha Heights & Al Barsha
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The Children’s Garden
Offering a multinational and multilingual learning environment, The Children’s Garden focuses on the International Curriculum for Languages and Creative Arts (ICLCA).
insydo tip: A number of after-school activities are offered, including cooking classes, storytelling, language and dance.
Boasting 8 outdoor play areas, Seashells Nursery is an EYFS-inspired facility which encourages physical activity and learning through play.
insydo tip: Each day is scheduled in 30-minute sessions, allowing children to experience an array of activities every day.
So, which one’s your favourite? We’d love to find out!