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Hummingbird Nursery Dubai

Nursery name Hummingbird Nursery Dubai
Type of institute private nursery
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses NC Early Years
Head of nursery Kieny Watts (General Manager)
Executive body or owner Al Tamimi Investments
Date founded June 2008
Number of students (approx) 29
Number of staff (approx)
Nursery area, location map DIFC
Postal address PO Box 9662, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3700449
Fax +971-4-3317550
Email info@hummingbird.ae
Website www.hummingbird.ae (new window)
Nursery fees structure 34,000-54,400 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range
Kid satisfaction rating
3 stars from 19 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2 stars from 14 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 13 votes.    

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Hummingbird Early Learning Center fee structure and information

New branch of Hummingbird ELC opening in Business Bay November 2014.

Hours per day 4 5 6 7 8+
Monthly fees (minimum 20 days) 3,400 4,200 4,400 5,000 5,440
Annual fees estimate (10 months) 34,000 42,000 44,000 50,000 54,400
  • 2013-2014 fees are AED 45 per hour. Registration enrollment fee AED 500, medical fee AED 800 (annual), security deposit or retainer AED 1,000 (refundable).
  • 2011-2012 fee schedule not provided.
  • 2008-2009 registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable), retainer AED 1000 (refundable if toddler doesn't nick any of the silverware), medical fee AED 800 annually. Tuition and childcare fees are 40 dhs per hour; or 3,200 dhs for 4 hours per day to 5,440 dhs per month for 8+ hours per day and 5 days per week (about AED 32,000-54,000 per year if children go 10 months per year). Fees payable monthly in advance.
  • FB page at facebook.com/hummingbirddubai.
  • Location: Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Precinct Level, Building 5.
07 October 2014
  • Hummgbird ELC open on Fridays from 10 Oct 2014 for daytime child care. Costs are AED 60 per hour, minimum 2 hours. Timings 1100-1700 (ref Twitter announcement).
Hummingbird Early Learning Center fee structure 2008-2009
Hours per day 4 5 6 7 8+
Monthly fees (minimum 20 days) 3,200 4,000 4,080 4,760 5,440
Annual fees estimate (10 months) 32,000 40,000 40,800 47,600 54,400
  • Fees calculated based on hourly rate of AED 40. Unknown if children can attend less than 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, or 20 days per month. Check with nursery directly for such arrangements.
  • Children attending 6 or more hours per day, for more than 20 days per month, get a 15% discount on fees.
  • Fees information valid for 2008-2009, probably 2009-2010 (last checked 06 June 2010).
11 April 2009 review
  • The Hummingbird Early Learning Centre DHCC opened 07 April 2009 according to a press release 07 April 2009, but might have opened in March 2009 according to the Hummingbird UAE website. Update: the DHCC Hummingbird nursery closed in January 2010, but the DIFC branch is still open.
  • General Manager is Kieny Watts. DIFC Center Manager is Katherine Smith.
12 September 2008 review
  • Full name is Hummingbird Early Learning Center (HELC), a creche and nursery school for parents working at DIFC.
  • Humming Bird is open from 7am to 7pm (9am to 6pm during Ramadan). Hummingbird also open during school holidays?
  • Children aged 6 months to 4 years old accepted.
  • HB curriculum follows UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS or KS0).
  • Mobile tel contact +971-50-7285238.
  • Previously known as Oasis Early Learning Centre? Owned by Al Tamimi Investments Ltd. PO Box might be for Al Tamimi (not confirmed).
  • Hummingbird also plans to open a second nursery in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), and possibly Abu Dhabi Financial Center, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Sharjah, and Saudi Arabia (Emirates Business report 19 September 2008).


Last update 24 January 2015
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