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First Steps Nursery Dubai

Nursery name First Steps Nursery Dubai
Type of institute private nursery
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses EYFS, Montessori
Head of nursery
Executive body or owner Bhavna Bachani (Founder)
Date founded July 2000
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Nursery area, location map Umm Suqeim 3 - location map
Postal address PO Box 50841, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3486302
Fax +971-4-3534501
Email firststepsnm@gmail.com
Website www.firststepsnm.com (new window)
Nursery fees structure 13,500-30,600 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range
Kid satisfaction rating
3 stars from 15 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
1.5 stars from 3 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 3 votes.    

First Steps Nursery Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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First Steps Nursery Montessori Dubai (FSNM) fee structure and general information

Also called First Steps Montessori Day Nursery or similar (FSMN). Not related to the First Steps Nursery in Abu Dhabi.

2013-2014 fees Per Term (AED)   Annual fees (AED)
Times / Days per week 1 2 3 4 5   1 2 3 4 5
0800-1200            4,500 5,250            6,600              13,500 15,750            19,800
0800-1400   5,700 6,450   7,800     17,100 19,350   23,400
0800-1600   6,900 7,650   9,000     20,700 22,950   27,000
0800-1800   8,100 8,850   10,200     24,300 26,550   30,600
  • 2013-2014 annual fee amounts in italics calculated as 3x term fees, not confirmed. Additional fees for admission, registration, medical, transport not provided.
  • 2010-2011 fees information not supplied.
  • Additional email address is firststepsdubai@gmail.com? Unknown if still valid after website and email change Jan 2014.
  • Additional telephone number is +971-4-3486301? Mobile contact is +971-50-506524728 or +971-55-7902553.
  • Head's name, owner's name not supplied. Founder and director (manager) was Bhavna Bachani (from 2000-2013)?
  • Location description is Villa 10, Street 15a, Community 366, Umm Suqueim 3 (Um Suqiem) (opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel). Turn off Jumeirah Beach Road at the Emirates Bank (Street 17a).
10 January 2014
  • Facilities include Medical Clinic, Learning Diagnostics Center, outdoor playground area, sleeping room, water play area and splash pool, indoor and outdoor gardens, art and music rooms, indoor play area and gym, kitchen.
  • Children aged from 18 months to 4 years old accepted. Classes are Toddlers 18 months to 2 years, Nursery 2-3 years, Foundation for 3+ years old.
  • Website updated to www.firststepsnm.com. Previous domain www.firststepsdubai.com not available.
  • Email address updated to firststepsnm@gmail.com. Previously info@firststepsdubai.com, presumably no longer valid if website not available.
  • Tel contact updated to +971-4-3486302 (was +971-4-3486301 - might also be valid).
  • Date founded not clear. First Steps NM information says "First Steps was established in 1994 ..." but previous information indicated it was established in July 2000, and building was refurbished in 2012.
10 October 2010 review
09 October 2009 review
  • First Steps Montessori Nursery in Dubai (or First Step Nursery Dubai) is the new name for the Fantasy Land Montessori Nursery. Location and contact details unchanged.
  • Children aged 18 months to 5 years old accepted into nursery classes.
  • First Steps nursery class timings not provided, but Fantasy Land timings were as follows:
    • Montessori Nursery classes from 0800-1200 (8am-12 noon).
    • Learning Enhancement Programs from 1230-1630 (12:30-4:30pm).
    • After School Educational Support Program from 1330-1630 (1:30-4:30pm).
  • Daycare available until 1800 (6pm) for children up to 10 years old, day care also open on Saturdays.
  • First Steps also accepts Special Needs students - Autism, Down's syndrome, slow learners and hyperactive children.
  • Summer camps offered for children aged 2-10 yrs. Fees information from old FantasyLand website was AED 500 per week or AED 1500 per month.
  • Some nursery school and daycare information available at both First Steps and Fantasyland websites.

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Alphabet Street Nursery      +971-4-3485991  UK Birth to Three Matters, EYFS 25,650-46,800  ASN reviews 
Babyland Nursery Dubai   1981   +971-4-3486874  Arabic,English,French,Lebanese Claire Maassab 17,000-30,000  BND reviews 
Blossom Nursery Dubai   May 2009   +971-4-3486275  UK FS / Reggio Emilia 25,830-48,675  BND reviews 
Childrens Oasis Nursery   September 2002   +971-4-3488981  English, Spanish 10,000-64,000  CON reviews 
Childs Play Nursery      +971-4-3480788  UK EYFS 20,250-33,360  CPN reviews 
Emirates British Nursery   April 2000   +971-4-3489996  UK Early Years Program (EYP) 20,700-29,700  EBN reviews 
Kids Palace Nursery   2006   +971-4-3484163  UK, French 30,000-50,000  KPN reviews 
Kings Dubai Nursery   September 2004   +971-4-3483939  UK NC FS   
Le Jardin Enchante Dubai      +971-4-3486788  French 21,000-24,000  LJED reviews 
Little Learners Dubai   September 2008   +971-4-3486260  UK EYFS 36,000  LLD reviews 
Little Wonders Dubai   March 2006   +971-4-3487195  UK EYFS, 2 mths to 4 yrs 17,500-37,750  LWD reviews 
London and Paris Nursery   2004   +971-4-3480077  French, UK 35,000   


Last update 24 October 2014
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