The Lakes Guide: Schools and Nurseries

Find the perfect school for your little one in the Lakes

01 Jul 2017, words by Shanon D'Souza in The Guides

The Lakes are surrounded by beauty and scenic views as well as world class facilities that help families thrive in this neighborhood. Along with this the surrounding schools and nurseries are available to provide optimum care and quality education for children in their key developmental years. Becoming a resident and joining the Lakes community provides an opportunity for parents to be close to these schools and nurseries, thus ensuring their child has an easy commute and access to the very best educational institutions.  

1. Jebel Ali Village Nursery

Jebel Ali Village Nursery follows the British Curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The areas of learning are divided into two focus groups prime areas and specific areas in order to help the child to flourish. This creates young kids that are balanced and well-rounded individuals in society. The nursery has had over 40 years experience in childcare, they can guarantee the best in terms of care. The nursery maintains that the teacher-child ratio is kept to UK standards that are, 1 teacher per 3 children, enabling the child to effectively learn and develop their knowledge, skills and social behaviour at their own individual pace.

Fees for the nursery are dependent on numerous factors such as the academic year, term and schooling level. More details on fees and timings can be acquired by contacting the nursery directly. 

Location: Lakes Club house, Emirates Living, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 454 8404

2. Gardenia Nursery

Gardenia Nursery is a wonderful place for young children due to their hands-on approach to the learning of young children. Their curriculum centers around personal social and emotional development, physical development, communication, and language. Their aim is to continue to provide a happy and safe learning environment for every child. The nursery also has 24/7 safety and security and quality healthcare onsite for children. Timings are from 7 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Thursday. 

Fees vary depending on the package the child is enrolled in for that year. Fees details can be discussed by getting in touch with the nursery.

Location: The Greens, Panorama Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 4553077 or send an email to [email protected]

3. Dewdrops Nursery

Dewdrops nursery  maintains a loving and secure environment for children and provides equality of opportunity with their anti-discriminatory practices. This includes believing that every child is unique and should be supported. They allow children to develop individuality early on by choosing their own activities early on. This makes play effortless as freedom of choice is experienced at an early age allowing children to learn through personal exploration. Timings for this nursery are 8 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Thursday. 

Fees can be viewed here and vary from AED 2, 000 to AED 2, 600, depending on the number of days the child is enrolled to attend per week. 

Location: JLT Cluster Y branch is located in JBC-3 Tower at the entry point of JLT with direct access from Sheikh Zayed road via Exit 32, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 4229397 or send an email to [email protected]

4. Raffles International School

Raffles International School  states their mission is to empower students with a rigorous, holistic and international education for success in an ever-changing world. The curriculum for this school depends on the stage of schooling. For nursery school they follow the Early Year Foundation (EYFS), in primary school, the Cambridge Primary curriculum is followed and in secondary school in Year 10, the IGCSE curriculum is followed. Raffles International school offers a rigorous education in an ever changing world. 

The school's fees conform with the regulations of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of the UAE. The fees vary from foundation to year 12 and it also varies depending on the academic year the child is enrolled in, and can be viewed on their fees page. 

Location: Al Baghla Street (formerly Street 20), Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details:+971 4 4271200

5. Raffles Nursery

Raffles Nursery follows the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Montessori curriculum. They take a creative approach to the learning and educational development of their pupils. This approach sees the nursery aiming for a more rounded system of learning with a focus on helping children cultivate sensorial, mathematics, language and literacy skills while at the beginning stages of learning. 

Fees for this nursery are AED 36, 000 some fee variations might be found depending on the term, the number of days a week and academic year in which the child is enrolled. 

Location: via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311 and Orchid Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Contact Details: +971 4 427 1471 or send and email to [email protected]