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British Orchard Nursery in Dubai

Nursery name British Orchard Nursery
Type of institute private nursery
Curriculum or Student Nationality British
Qualifications or Courses NC EYFS
Head of nursery
Executive body or owner Vandana Gandhi (founder and CEO)
Date founded September 2006
Number of students (approx) 200
Number of staff (approx)
Nursery area, location map Al Mankhool, Bur Dubai - location map
Postal address PO Box 125045, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3983536
Fax +971-4-3983525
Email info@britishorchardnursery.com
Website www.britishorchardnursery.com
Nursery fees structure 29,100-51,000 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range
Kid satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 98 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 27 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 46 votes.    

British Orchard Nursery admissions, reviews, notes

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British Orchard Nursery Mankhool Bur Dubai (BON) tuition fee structure, information
  2014-2015 Per Term (AED)   Annual fees (AED)
Class levels, groups Times / Days per week 1 2 32 4 52   1 2 32 4 52
Babies and toddlers 6-18 mths 0800-1130                       11,200            12,600                         33,600            37,800
  0800-1400     12,200   14,600       36,600   43,800
  0800-1700     13,200   15,600       39,600   46,800
Toddlers, nursery, foundation1 0800-1130, 1200, 1230     09,700   11,100            
  0800-1400     10,700   13,100            
  0800-1700     11,700   14,100            
Breakfast club 0730-0830
Afternoon Little Apples Club 1200-1700
  1. Morning nursery school for toddlers 18 mths to 2 years old from 0800-1130, nursery class 2-3 years from 0800-1200, foundation 3-4 years and upper foundation 4-5 years old from 0800-1230. Extended sessions to 1400 and 1700 in the afternoon same times for all groups. Foundation class children must attend 5 days per week (3 day per week option not available).
  2. Apples Plus for afternoon sessions add AED 840 per term for 3 days per week (AED 2,520 per year), and AED 1,400 for 5 days per week (AED 4,200 per year).
  • 2014-2015 registration admission fee AED 1,250 (includes starter pack), uniforms AED 195 (per set), bus transport AED 3,000-3,400 per term (only for children attending 5 days per week). Tuition fees include costs and charges for medical, books and craft, gym, special events. After school day care from 1200-1700 (Little Apples Club, registration fee AED 500) and early drop off from 0730-0830 (Breakfast Club).
  • 2013-2014, 2012-2013 fees information not supplied.
  • 2011-2012 fees AED 30,000-38,000? Registration, medical, admission fee AED 1,250? Not confirmed. Deposit AED 1,000?
  • 2010-2011 fees AED 18,000-30,000? Not supplied or confirmed.
  • Children aged 6 months to 4 years old accepted. Curriculum followed is British Early Years Foundation Stage (EY FS).
  • Additional classes offered include Arabic language, ballet, computer, gym.
  • Additional contact telephone 800-PRESCHOOL (800-773724665) (toll-free in UAE).
  • Nursery establishment date not clear - both January 2007 and September 2006 seen. One source says established in 2002? Official FB page says September 2006 - might refer to the Jumeirah branch.
  • FB page at facebook.com/British.Orchard.Nursery.Official (11 Mar 2013), used for all BON branches.
  • Location is Villa 20A, Street 33 (or 33rd Street off Trade Center Road - Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St), Mankhool, Bur Dubai. Near Al Karama metro station.
Nursery teachers, teaching assistants, and other jobs at British Orchard Nursery
  • Nursery and Foundation teachers should be western nationals who speak English as a first language (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA), with relevant qualifications and British National Curriculum experience.
  • Email CV (and photo?) to hr@britishorchardnursery.com, recruitment@britishorchardnursery.com, or info@britishorchardnursery.com.
Gym Juniorz Fitness Club (GymJuniors)
  • From September 2009 (?), located in a seperate facility from the nursery preschool, with various sports and activity classes. Facilities and equipment include miniature treadmills, exercise bikes, trampoline, swimming pool, weight benches made of foam. Costs AED 200 per week per class (KT 19 July 2009 information).
  • Children aged 2-5 years old can attend. Or 2-9 years old (unconfirmed information)?
  • Location details and map not supplied.
  • Telephone contact +971-4-3580538. Email gym@britishorchardnursery.com.
12 October 2014
  • A new British Orchard branch opened or is opening in JBR, Dubai Marina. Another branch opened or will open in Warsan but for DEWA employee kids only.
16 May 2014
  • BON opened two new nurseries in Abu Dhabi on 14 April 2014: Al Bateen branch for all residents, and Khalifa City branch at ADCO head office for children of ADCO employees only.
10 September 2013
  • Opening of new British Orchard Nursery at Dubai Municipality headquarters in Deira announced.
  • British Orchard Nursery say they are the first, and only, nursery in the UAE (or Middle East according to some press releases - "Middle East’s first ISO 9001:2008 quality certified nursery chain", "the Middle East’s only ISO certified nursery chain") to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 Certification award, which is a Quality Management System (QMS) standard (or something). Unknown which certification body awarded the certificate - ISO do not award certification to, or accredit, individual institutions themselves), and date of award not supplied. Spectrum Nursery in Deira (not related to British Orchard) also say they are an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Nursery.
  • BON website says "Classes available for Special Needs", referring to their GymJuniorz Fitness Club. Not clear if that means Special Needs students also accepted into other classes and groups.
07 July 2013 review
  • The founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery, Vandana Gandhi, won a business excellence award - the "Emirates Women’s Award 2013 (EWA) Overall Winner in Business Category" (press release dated 02 Jul 2013, but award presented or awarded beginning of June 2013?).
  • BON plans to open more branches, Ms Gandhi was quoted as saying "... we now plan to expand into GCC and India." Further details regarding timeframe and locations not supplied or reported.
  • New fax number is +971-4-3983535? Was previously +971-4-3983525. Not clear if number has changed, or there was a typo. Both numbers supplied as current. Other sources say +971-4-3983535 is a telephone number for BON. Check with nursery for correct fax number.
29 May 2013 review
  • New British Orchard Nursery branch in Dubai Silicon Oasis official opening ceremony announced.
  • Principal (or Operations Manager) is no longer Ms Debbie Edmondson? Left in January 2012? New director name not supplied.
28 November 2008 review
  • British Orchard Nursery and Daycare center open hours 7:30am - 5:00pm. Toddler classes 8:00am - 11:00am or 11:30am - 2:30pm, Nursery classes 8:30am - 12:00pm, Foundation classes 8:30am - 12:30pm, Breakfast Club from 7:30am - 8:30am, Little Apples Club for afternoon creche and daycare up till 2:00pm or 5:00pm.
  • Fees information not supplied. There is also a British Orchard Nursery Umm Suquiem - Jumeirah area.

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Last update 07 December 2014
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