Admission to 2016/2017 is open. Please complete the online application.               We are introducing flexible attendance and extended hours in our Hattan Gardens Nursery.               Our nurseries are accredited and certified by the Pre-School Learning Alliance (UK).               Priority Admission to our schools, Dubai International Academy(DIA), Raffles World Academy(RWA), Raffles International School(RIS) and Collegiate American School(CAS), subject to space availability and our Admission Policy criteria

 Welcome Message by Principal, Pre-Schools

Dear Parents

On behalf of the Pre-Schools staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child to Raffles International School. Pre-school is where the first steps into ‘formal’ learning begins and our main goal is to instill a love of learning in children.

In the important early years, care and education are inseparably linked and form the basis for a child’s social, emotional and intellectual development. At Raffles Nurseries, we are committed to providing the highest quality childcare and early education by working in partnership with parents through regular communication and discussion. We aim to help each child attain his or her full potential and achieve that important head start in life.

Our nurseries provide a warm and welcoming environment where all children receive attention and support to develop independence and appropriate early learning skills.The nurseries are situated in a number of easily accessible locations and are now well-established in the community. Equally, our premises have been thoughtfully planned to ensure that the classrooms are not only safe and secure but also provide a child-centred and nurturing learning environment.

We offer both Early Years and Montessori programmes at specific locations – this allows you a choice of finding a curriculum that you feel will be best suited to your child. Both programmes aim to produce confident, independent and active learners. By learning through play, discovering and investigating, communicating and sharing with others and enjoying creative expression and practical activities, we intend to build on your child’s natural curiosity so that he or she will develop into an eager and successful learner.

To get a real insight into our nurseries, please contact the nursery of your choice to book a tour. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work in partnership with prospective families and to be part of the dedicated staff team that we have in our Pre-Schools.

Nida O’Brien
Principal, Pre-Schools

Email: nidao@rafflesis.com