Nurseries and Kindergartens in Abu Dhabi

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Expats will have access to a wide range of options when it comes to having their little ones taken care of in the UAE capital. There are various nursery schools and kindergartens in Abu Dhabi that are aimed at foreigners, and which take a variety of approaches. Some of the most prominent ones are listed below.


Nursey schools in Abu Dhabi


Humpty Dumpty Nursery Abu Dhabi

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
Humpty Dumpty Nursery was established in 1991. With branches in Al Bateen and Khalifa City A, the nursery provides full and part care for children between the ages of one and four years in small, well supervised and age-appropriate groups. The schools aim to provide a secure and caring environment designed to nurture a child’s social development while learning through play, social interaction, self-discovery and self-expression. The curriculum is a British-based, Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is both formulative and progressive, and supports children in reaching developmental milestones and age-appropriate learning objectives.

Teddy Bear American Nursery

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
One of the first kindergartens to open in Khalifa City A, the Teddy Bear American Nursery has provided a play-filled nursery experience since 2008. Facilities include a gym, well-equipped themed indoor and outdoor play areas and a music room. The nursery offers care 3-5 days a week, with an optional afternoon programme.

Bright Beginnings Nursery

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
Bright Beginnings has two branches, one in the Al Mehairba area and the other on Airport Road in the Al Mushrif area. The school’s extensive play areas include a water play area, a road with mini cars and houses, swings, a sandpit, climbing frames, trampolines, tunnels, a library, a pretend area, a computer pod and a music area.

Busy Bees Nursery

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
Busy Bees Nursery’s mission is to “provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating educational environment that will enable each child to explore, investigate, experiment, communicate and question.” Activities are aimed at providing a holistic education that fosters creative, physical and intellectual well-being. Staff members at the school are well trained and patient. 

First Steps Nursery and Pre-School

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
First Steps Nursery has provided excellent nursery school care since 1997. The nursery school caters for children from 2 to 4 years old, and upholds a 1:7 teacher-child ratio. The nursery offers care 3-5 days a week, at flexible times to suit parents. Pre-school classes are also available for students not quite ready for Kindergarten 1. 

Jigsaw Nursery

Gender: Co-educational
Teaching Language: English
Jigsaw Nursery has two branches. The nursery has a separate outdoor play space for the youngest class and a gym for children to participate in team games and develop motor skills, as well as a wide range of age-appropriate toys and resources. The nursery hours are flexible.

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