First Steps Nursery Dubai
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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|
|Website||www.firststepsnm.com (new window)|
|Nursery fees structure||13,500-30,600 dhs per year (2013-2014)|
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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|
- 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously email@example.com, presumably no longer valid if website not available.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
- Smart Steps Montessori Nursery is a new nursery in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), related to the First Steps Nursery in Dubai, but not to the First Steps Nursery in RAK. Unknown if either are related to the Smart Steps Nursery in Al Ain (we think no).
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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|Kings Dubai Nursery||September 2004||UK|
|Le Jardin Enchante Dubai||French||21,000-24,000||LJED reviews|
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|Little Wonders Dubai||March 2006||UK||17,500-37,750||LWD reviews|
|London and Paris Nursery||2004||French, UK||35,000|
Last update 24 October 2014
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