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Umm Suqeim Nursery


  • The Nursery is located within the Raffles International School, with a separate access and parking. It is secured from all sides, with security guards covering all entrance and exit points. Security cameras cover the outdoor areas and corridors
  • The Nursery consists of 8 bright, welcoming, spacious, dynamic and well-resourced classrooms that provide an inclusive approach to meet the diverse needs of children
  • The classrooms have child sized furniture and the toilets in the Nursery are equipped with child size WCs and low wash basins.
  • The philosophy for learning is based on Montessori principles, meeting goals of Early Years Foundation stage in all 7 areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical, Personal Social and Emotional, Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Art, Understanding of the world)..
  • The Nursery boasts of an international team of Montessori qualified passionate and nurturing staff
  • The children are exposed to a wide variety of experiences and activities which encourage children to make decisions and become independent learners. The curriculum and daily routine is structured with planned activities and experiences that give the children all the necessary skills required for school readiness.
  • We have three inspirational outdoor learning areas, with carefully developed creative spaces to give our children endless opportunities to fully explore and build gross motor skills. Our outdoor facilities in the playgrounds include climbing frames, mud kitchens, a cycling track and a sandpit and large water play trays
  • The Nursery children have daily access to a Nursery Library, a Music room and a well- equipped Early Years Role Play/Activity room
  • Bus transportation covers major residential locations in Dubai. For the safety of the children, the buses are equipped with child booster seats.
  • The nursery is accredited by Pre School Learning Alliance and has a keen focus on self-reflective practice
  • Strong, collaborative partnerships with parents are at the heart of everything we do
  • The children at the nursery have exposure to the Arabic language through classes twice a week
  • The Nursery children can avail of a Mother tongue language programme in 5 languages (French, Spanish, German, Hindi and Russian)
  • Once a week, the children have a Music classes taught by a professional
  • The children can participate in optional (paid for) Monkeynastix┬« activity as well as Ballet
  • In case of medical requirements, the nursery children have access to the clinic which is manned by a doctor and 2 nurses during all nursery hours. The clinic also carries out routine medical check ups for height and weight at the beginning of each academic year
  • Parents who wish to purchase hot lunches can do so from our cafeteria which is catered by Abela Caterers. All meals are balanced and healthy and are approved by the doctor. Meals can be paid for at the beginning of each term or for the whole year in advance. Alternatively parents may send lunch from home in a cool bag.