Affordable Nursery Schools in Dubai

Parents put in a lot of effort to find the best Nursery for their child. However cost is also an important factor and parents take into consideration their budget while searching for affordable nurseries in Dubai. Here’s a list of some of the relatively cheap nurseries in Dubai, spread across different areas.

Tappy Toes

Tappy Toes Nursery in close to Karama’s apartments. They follow the Montesorri Method but has adopted a few concepts from the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Little ones here learn about real-life skills and improve their sensory, language, and cognitive abilities. Its facilities and qualified teaching staff make it one of the top Montessori schools in Dubai.

  • Fees: From AED 1600
  • Curriculum: Montessori Curriculum
  • Timings: 07:00 am – 06:00 pm | Two Limited hour batches 08:30 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 04:00 pm | Additional hours available on request
  • Location: G4, Mohammed Abdulla Al Khayel Building, Al Karama, Dubai, UAE, Behind Karama General Post Office
  • Contact: +971-4-357-5751| +971-55 522-8779

Canadian Kids Nursery

Canadian Kids is located in Business Bay. The nursery follows The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the British Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for kids aged six months to five years.

Experienced and competent faculty members help kids learn crucial skills for problem-solving, reasoning, numeracy and more. They are also taught creative art along with communication and languages. Kids can learn Arabic, French and English in this nursery.

  • Curriculum: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Timings: Sunday to Thursday 07:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Location: Churchill Tower, Business Bay, Dubai, Abraj Street, Burj Khalifa area (opposite Oberoi Hotel, lakeside)
  • Contact: +971-4-365-0011

Chubby Cheeks Nursery

Chubby Cheeks Nursery has several branches across Dubai, making it one of the most sought-after child learning centres in the city.

  • Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Montessori approach and Reggio Emilia approach
  • Timings: Morning Nursery 08:30 am – 12:00 pm | Half-Day Nursery 08:30 am – 02:00 pm | Afternoon program 02:30 pm – 05:30 pm | Full Day Boarders 07:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Location: G floor, Al Kaabi Building, Al Ittihad Road, Al Nahda 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Contact: +971-4-435-6598 | +971-56-549-2511

Alphabet Street Nursery

This is one of Dubai’s top British nursery schools thanks to its highly professional and experienced staff.

  • Fees:
    • Baby Unit
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 12:30 am) AED 2,600 per month
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 03:00 pm) AED 2,850 per month
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 05:00 pm) AED 3,100 per month
    • Nursery/Foundation Fees
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 12:30 am) AED 2,450 per month
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 03:00 pm) AED 2,700 per month
    • 3 days/week (08:00 am – 05:00 pm) AED 2,950 per month
  • Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Location: Al Manara Street, Road 8A, Villa 11 – Dubai – UAE
  • Contact: +971-4-348-5991

Jebel Ali Village Nursery

Jebel Ali Village Nursery was established in 1976, making it one of the oldest affordable British nursery chains in Dubai. The nursery is known for its quality childcare and fully equipped classrooms based for different age groups. Jebel Ali Village Nursery has a preschool, a daycare centre, a kindergarten and summer and after-school care.

  • Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Location: Al Bahar Tower 1 Plaza Level Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Contact: +971-4-424-3791

Circle Time

Circle Time is one of the prominent budget-friendly nurseries in Dubai.  The Nursery follows the EYFS curriculum with an interactive yet engaging learning environment. Kids can also participate in physical activities to help them learn more about the world around them and keep them fit and healthy. The nursery has two sessions for different age groups. The Buds caters to kids aged between 3 to 3.5 years, whereas the Blossoms is suited for kids aged above 3 years.

  • Fees:
    • AED 1,050: Buds Morning 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • AED 950: Buds Afternoon 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
    • AED 1,100: Blossom Morning 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • AED 1,000 Blossom Afternoon 12:00 pm -03:00 pm
  • Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Location:
    • Al Nahda:  # 310, Sandos Building, Amman Street NMC Hospital Road
    • Al Karama: Al Kifaf Oasis Building, Ground Floor Near Burjman Metro Station, Exit #2
    • International City: CBD B04 Building, Opposite to UAE Exchange Signal               
    • Mall Of The Emirates: Art Centre Block, First Floor Level 2 The Theater
  • Contact: +971-800-809 | +971-50-813-8086

Cambridgeshire Nursery 

The nursery is located at Al Mankhool, Bur Dubai, making it easy for families living in the area to find a good affordable nursery.

Cambridgeshire has a faculty of experienced educators with expertise in early childhood education. They use different pedagogical approaches to nurture and educate young minds and help them learn the basics of science, arts, music, math and language

  • Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Fees: AED 15k to AED 27k  per year (sourced from EdArabia)
  • Timings: 
    • 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • 8:00 am – 02:00 pm
    • 8:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Location: Street 35A, Al Mankhool, Bur Dubai
  • Contact: +971-4-351-8173 | +971-55-326-3300

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