Our Programs

  • Our Programs

    Our aim is to ensure each child is granted the correct approach to learning and development. We believe that learning is both individual and social. Children enjoy participating in ‘hands- on’ and ‘brains-on’ activities. They actively drive their own learning and development, by the choices they make, the interests they develop, the questions they ask, the knowledge they seek, and their motivation to act more competently. Children’s choices and interests are the driving force for building knowledge, skills and understanding: by working and playing with other people, they are constantly learning about themselves and their social and cultural worlds. Children build positive identities through collaborative, caring relationships with other people, by managing and taking risks, ‘having a go’, experiencing success, developing resilience, and developing ‘mastery’ or ‘can-do’ attitudes.

    Within our high-quality facility we lay the foundations to ensure your child becomes a lifelong successful learner. We ensure that children feel valued as individuals, safe and cared for. Their individual development are never rushed, but are supported in ways that are right so that they have the opportunity to become deeply involved in their activities and to follow their ideas through.

    We also manage the pace of activities and plan interesting new experiences to stimulate learning. With this groundwork in place, it is then were our teachers’ skilled interactions will allow learning to move forward.

  • Our Curriculum

    We base our program on the “Birth to Three Matters” framework, for the children under 3 years. It highlights the inter-relationship between growth, learning, development and the environment in which the children are cared for. The framework is based on four “Aspects”: a strong child, a skillful communicator, a competent learner, and a healthy child. The framework identifies the Child’s individual achievements and efforts.

    For the children 3 years and above the EYFS (UK, Early Years Foundation Stage) framework is used as our guideline. Our key principle is learning through play. The goal is to develop a unique child, allow them develop positive relationships in life, provide them the best possible enabling environments and understand that each child develops and learns differently. We base our carefully planned activities on the EYFS 7 main areas of learning and development:

    Communication & Language Development

    Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. We implement this in Role Play, Group Games and Activities, Story Time, Circle Time, Speaking and Listening, Arabic Lessons, Discussions.

    Physical Development

    Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. In this area we cover Fine motor skills (including drawing, writing, painting, sand and water play), Gross Motor Skills (through gym, dance and play), Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Healthy Attitudes to Exercise, How our Body Works.

    Personal, Social & Emotional Development

    Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities. Some of the activities that we implement for this Learning Development are practiced every day, using praise, encourage positive relationships with others and also building self confidence in each child.

    Literacy Development

    Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading of development is respected, so that children for them. We manage Children’s time, materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest. We encourage this by using Story Sacks, Mark Making (leading to drawing / annotation /emergent writing), Role Play, Singing Songs and Rhymes, Arabic Lessons, Jolly Phonics, Linguistics Modelling.

    Mathematics

    Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. We plan activities for Counting, Sorting, Ordering, Matching, Comparing, Capacity/Weight/Volume, Shape and Space, Numbers and Number Bonds, Table Top Activities, Sand and Water Play, Cooking and Exploring.Science (including cooking), Gardeners Barn, Sand/Water Play, Healthy Lifestyles, History of Self and Family, Geography, Nature and the World around us and IT.

    Expressive Arts & Design

    Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role- play, and design and technology. We encourage this by providing Music and Dance, Role Play, Art and Craft, Use of Knowledge of colors.

    More Developmental Programs

    We offer additional developmental programs such as; Weekly Cooking sessions, Sing Along with the Music Center, and Paddling Pool. Arabic and French classes are offered on a weekly basis, through fun activities such as: stories, songs and arts &

  • Nursery Hours

    We understand that parents require flexible nursery timings to suit individual needs.

    We are open Sundays through Thursdays, offering three flexible timings:

    • 8:00am- 12:30pm or
    • 8:00am- 2:30pm or
    • 8:00am- 5:30pm

    Additional Hours

    • Early Morning Attendance (7:30am- 8:00am)
    • Holiday Care i.e. Christmas, Easter with a range of flexible timings throughout the year.
    • Summer Camp

    Early Years Preparatory class children (ages 3+) are encouraged to attend five days per week. Part-time attendance includes 3 days or 4 days.

  • The year is divided into three terms, which coincide as closely as possible with the leading Schools of Dubai. All United Arab Emirates National and Public Holidays are observed. Please feel free to contact the administration office at anytime to receive further details. 

    ​Term 1: September till December

    Term 2: January till March 

    Term 3: March till June

    To view the 2015-2016 calendar, click here

  • Facilities

    ASN is committed to providing a learning environment that is both secure and stimulating. All areas are age appropriate and designed to accommodate the EYFS framework. Classrooms have been carefully planned and designed to encourage  learning and development. They promote and positively support the child’s interaction with space, materials and his/her teacher. Two large indoors playrooms encourage child- initiated play through custom built pretend and creativity equipment as well as a custom build indoor climbing gym. 

    Our Nursery Garden has been designed bearing in mind safety measures, ensuring all equipment is age appropriate. Our own Gardening area is enjoyed during the cooler months. A gated paddling pool area and water play area is enjoyed during the warmer months.

    Safety & Security

    Safety and security of our children is our priority. The entire team at the nursery share responsibility for keeping our children safe. CCTV cameras installed in common areas and play areas, gated areas and

    sectioned paddling pool area. Fire system connects directly to emergency services (Dubai Civil Defense Department & Dubai Police) and all the staff is certified in pediatric first aid and emergency protocol.

    Child protection

    ASN implements and follows the UAE guidelines for child protection.

  • Partnership with Parents

    At Alphabet Street Nursery value the close involvement of parents; developing a relationship with you the parent is our most important aim. Together we bond to create the best years for your child. We encourage all family members and friends to visit the nursery at anytime. The early years are a time to be treasured. Communication is essential. We are always happy to listen and assist should you believe there is need to discuss any aspect of your child’s

    As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning?

    All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school. Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.

  • Infants: 2 - 12 months

    The infants’ section is an independent area, located on the ground floor of the nursery. Individual programs are set up for each child, and home routines are followed to keep the consistency in their lives; opportunities are provided to cater to the overall development of the babies. Outdoors play, story time, music and movement, puppet shows, and sensory and exploratory play are encouraged to develop motor skills.

  • Toddlers: 12 - 24 months

    In addition to focused activities, child – initiated play is encouraged. Children with their curious minds learn about themselves and their environment through a variety of topics and they develop language, and gross and fine motor skills enabling them to move about confidently. Through stories, singing and conversation children expand their vocabulary, knowledge and confidence. Sensory play, in the form of sand or water for example, is on offer every day. The children also have the opportunity to take part in craft activities, such as painting or sticking, on a daily basis.

  • Nursery: 2 - 3 years

    Independence, love for learning, and role-play are key at this age group. Children learn through role modeling and simulation, and opportunities are provided to help develop their social skills. Interactive music, puppet shows and sing-a-longs are used to help children develop positive attitudes and allow them to enjoy heir learning. We also focus on a child’s individual interests, keeping them interested, motivated and enthusiastic to learn and investigate further. Through messy play, music, cooking, and creative crafts are some of the fundamental activities used to enrich this stage.

  • Foundation Stage (FS1): 3 years +

    The children are provided with opportunities to ensure emotional well being, help them know themselves and learn what they are capable of. Children are encouraged to discover their world, find out about their part in it and explore different cultures. Children are motivated and encouraged the to learn and build on their existing knowledge and skills. Independence and using appropriate behavior s highly encouraged. At this point we aim to prepare children for a smooth transition into ‘big school’ by focusing on important early reading, writing and math skills.

  • Health & Nutrition

    Alphabet Street Nursery provides breakfast: bread and cheese, bread and jam, cereal and milk and banana. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am.

    Snack Time is usually 10:30 am. Please provide your child with a healthy and well-balanced snack (mini cheddars, cheese slices, triangle spread cheese, cereal bars, raisins, dried fruits, small bread sticks, sandwiches, yogurt, fresh fruit, fruit juice etc.

    Glass bottles or containers, fizzy drinks, hard candy, sweets, chocolates and chewing gum are not allowed at the Nursery.

    NUT AND NUT PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND ARE PROHIBITED AT THE NURSERY FOR SAFETY REASONS AS OTHER CHILDREN MAY HAVE SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

    Pack your child’s snack in a cooler type bag/box with a cooling box inside clearly labeled with your child’s name.

    All children attending the nursery beyond the regular nursery hours may opt to receive a hot meal (Lunch). At ASN, Abela Catering Services, a reputable company supplying many schools and nurseries in the UAE, will cater a nutritious and healthy lunch. The menu will vary and change on a weekly basis. If you have any queries or would like to peruse the menu feel free to pass by the administration office.

    An afternoon snack will be provided for our late class children at 3:30pm.

    Please advise us of any medical (allergies), dietary or cultural restrictions you wish for us to note.