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School Timings and Term Dates

Messy play
Messy play
Messy play

Working hours

Children can enter the nursery from 7:00 a.m. (unless a prior arrangement has been made for additional hours) and teaching starts at 7:30 a.m.

Teaching finishes at 1:00 p.m. and we ask that children be collected no later than 1:30 p.m. (unless a prior arrangement has been made for additional hours).

Additional before and after-hours care is also available by prior arrangement and at additional cost, extending the day from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. if required. Please discuss your requirements with the Nursery Manager and we will attempt to accommodate you.

Annual calendar

The nursery does not take the same holidays as schools, so is open almost continuously between the months of September and July to provide continuous support for working parents. It does close for public holidays (Eids, National Day etc.) plus a few other days.

We have three teaching terms each year, which approximately align with the local international schools. During the holidays (between Terms 1 and 2, and between Terms 2 and 3) we continue to offer childcare in the form of a less academic and more play-based holiday camp. This is provided at no additional cost to students already registered in the nursery.

Full details on the School Calendar can be downloaded below.

Summer school

The nursery is closed for July and August although, depending upon demand, a summer school is available to keep children active and entertained during the hot summer months. This programme is available to both registered students of the nursery and any children from the wider community (especially siblings). Details and prices are available from Reception.