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Kidville Nursery – WSA Q and A

What is the official name of your School?
Kidville Nursery

What is your school’s Web site address?

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?
Kidville focuses on physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive and artistic development of a child. We believe families would love a little happiness in their lives. As our motto says, “Happy Kids, Happy Families”

Kidville is an international brand of nurseries, classes and birthdays located in USA, Canada, and UAE.

Our guiding philosophy is “follow the child”. We teach to children’s interests. We are guides and partners alongside children, parents and caregivers— offering our support to provide just the right amount of challenge.

We understand it is hard for the child as well as the parent during the separation process when preparing to go to school. Therefore we follow a gradual separation process. This is an important milestone in your child’s development. We have developed a curriculum of trust, where teachers help your child to feel safe and secure when you are not there. At Kidville, we recognize each child is different, separating at different times and using different methods, this is perfectly normal. These differences are incorporated into our planned separation approach for your child.

All our teachers and assistants are qualified and complete a rigorous amount of Continuous Professional Development hours every year to stay current with the latest methods and resources in the Early Years space.


Kidville has strong relationships with several top Dubai schools that help your child ease in to big school. We support parents during their big school search by advising parents on the various curriculum options and programs and make recommendations to aid them in making the most informed choices of schools to apply too. We also facilitate assessments of the child by working with the school representative. We provide recommendations for each child. Our ECD manager meets the Early Years Directors and principals to better understand the different programs so that she can guide parents with up to date information. We do informational sessions on different schools to help parents navigate through the many school choices available in Dubai.

Our kids go to diverse schools as we help them prepare for schools of all curriculams (UK, US, IB, Indian, etc.)

How many nationalities are represented in your school?
Locals, British, Australian, South African, American, Indian, you name it!

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?*

Does your school have a waiting list?
Yes. Go to www.kidville.com for more information or call us on +971 4 236 3648 (Mirdiff), +971 4 394 6066 (Jumeirah) or 04 440 1220 (JBR) for more information.

How does the school promote healthy lifestyles? If you have a general policy statement regarding this, please supply a link to the school website so that WSA can add it to your school details.
We have an allotted time for the children to play around in the soft play gym (also in our outdoor shaded area in the cooler months). We also provide healthy meals and snacks.

How do you promote healthy eating?
We provide organic lunches and snacks to all the little ones

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?
Yes, starting September all the child’s meals, including hot food, are going to be included in the nursery package. There will be no separate fee for this – it is all inclusive.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?
Our basic nursery hours are from 8:30am to 12:30pm. We do have an option for early drop off and late pick up (extending to 3pm and 5pm)

Is there a school uniform?
Yes, we do have a nursery t-shirt. Parents can buy it when they register their child for our nursery program.

How does your school differentiate learning?
Kidville Nursery follows Emergent curriculum inspired by Reggio Emilia approach. Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?
Parents-teachers conferences end of every term. Weekly newsletters from the teachers to the parents updating them about the happenings of the week and what their child learnt.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?
End of term.

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?
We do have an option of Arabic classes on request.

Which other languages are taught?
French as well.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?
Our qualified teachers and our ECD/nursery manager who has years of experience in early child education.

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?
Creating centers and projects to support their interests.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?*

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Does you school offer activities to students from other schools after school hours?
Yes, we do. We have various Gym, Music, Art, Dance and Enrichment classes available in the afternoon after nursery hours.

Can you provide details and/or direct us to the latest programmes on your Web site?
KVU (Kidville University), our nursery program is open for registrations for our fall semester. http://www.kidville.com/jbr/classes-and-programs/pre-school-alternative

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?
Sassy Mama, UAE4Kidz – http://www.sassymamadubai.com/, http://uae4kidz.biz/

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?
Yes, the parents are always welcome to volunteer at events or trips. We recently celebrated haq al Laila (an emirati festival similar to Halloween) at our Mirdif location and we had a lot of moms bringing in boxes of sweet treats for the little ones. http://wordpress.mykidville.ae/2016/05/29/haq-al-laila-event-at-kidville-mirdif/

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?
Yes, we have orientations, events, etc.

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