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Kensington Nursery Dubai

Nursery name Kensington Nursery Dubai
Type of institute private nursery
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses Reggio Emilia
Head of nursery Maha Seddiqi (Director)
Executive body or owner
Date founded May 2009
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
Nursery area, location map Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah - location map
Postal address PO Box 75970, Dubai, UAE
Telephone Closed
Fax
Email
Website www.thekensingtonnursery.com
Nursery fees structure AED 28,080-42,440 (needs update)
Teacher salary range
Kid satisfaction rating
4 stars from 22 votes.
Parent satisfaction rating
4 stars from 6 votes.
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 4 votes.

Kensington Nursery Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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The Kensington Nursery daycare and preschool fee structure and information

See Kensington Nursery Silicon Oasis branch - opened Feb 2012. Not related to The Knightsbridge Nursery. TKN Umm Suqeim branch closed, new nursery open in same location is the Woodbury Children's Nursery.

  • [Check] 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 annual fee range AED 28,080-42,440?
  • 2011-2012 fee schedule not supplied.
  • 2010-2011 annual fee range AED 18,900-31,500.
  • 2009-2010 annual fee range AED 18,900-31,500. Admission registration fee AED 500 (non-refundable), deposit AED 1000, medical insurance AED 500 (per year).
  • Additional email address admin@thekensingtonnursery.com.
  • Tel contact +971-4-394 4473 also for Innovation Trading SL Middle East according to the UAE Yellow Pages? Might be an error, company is in Sharjah?
  • Location is in the Central Perk coffee shop area on Umm Al Sheif Rd between Umm Suqueim 1 and Jumeirah 3.
01 December 2014 - nursery closed
  • Kensington Nursery Umm Suqeim branch has closed. DSO branch is still open. This page left for archive reference.
  • Contact information removed from directory: tel +971-4-3944473, fax +971-4-3944473, email info@thekensingtonnursery.com.
16 November 2014
  • Nursery managers are Viki Calendino and Zene Nel according to TKN website. But Zene Nel now nursery manager at Curious Minds Nursery, started July 2014? Both TKN and Curious Minds operated by Bidayaat LLC. Viki Calendino nursery manager at TKN from May 2012?
  • Website or blog also at kensingtonnursery.wordpress.com. No FaceBook page found for Jumeirah-Umm Suqeim branch.
24 January 2011
  • A new branch of Kensington Nursery is opening in 2011 - possibly April or May - in the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) development?
30 October 2010 fees update
2010-2011 fees   Per Term (AED)   Annual fees (AED)
Class (Age Group) Times / Days per week 1 2 3 4 5   1 2 3 4 5
Babies, Toddlers (4-18 mths) 0800-1300 (8am-1pm)          7,000 8,000 9,200 10,000            21,000 24,000 27,600 30,000
Babies, Toddlers 0800-1800 (8am-6pm)   7,350 8,400 9,660 10,500     22,050 25,200 28,980 31,500
  • 2010-2011 - baby and toddler morning nursery class timings and fees changed from 2009-2010, toddler class from 0800-1400 removed, remaining times and groups fees unchanged from 2009-2010 (see 2009-2010 fee table below).
03 June 2010
  • Kensington Nursery in Dubai has a new head? Director's name is Maha Seddiqi (Siddiqui, Siddiqi) according to various news items since November 2009, but Frances Wood was (or is) the Director of Education?
19 August 2009 review
2009-2010 fees   Per Term (AED)   Annual fees (AED)
Class (Age Group) Times / Days per week 1 2 3 4 5   1 2 3 4 5
Toddlers (4 mths - 2 yrs) 0800-1200 (8am-12pm)          6,650 7,600 8,740 9,500            19,950 22,800 26,220 28,500
Toddlers 0800-1400 (8am-2pm)   7,000 8,000 9,200 10,000     21,000 24,000 27,600 30,000
Toddlers 0800-1800 (8am-6pm)   7,350 8,400 9,660 10,500     22,050 25,200 28,980 31,500
Nursery (2-3 years old) 0730-1300 (7:30am-1pm)   6,300 7,200 8,280 9,000     18,900 21,600 24,840 27,000
Nursery 0730-1800 (7:30am-6pm)   7,350 8,400 9,660 10,500     22,050 25,200 28,980 31,500
Foundation (3-4 years) 0730-1400 (7:30am-2pm)   6,300 7,200 8,280 9,000     18,900 21,600 24,840 27,000
Foundation 0730-1800 (7:30am-6pm)   7,350 8,400 9,660 10,500     22,050 25,200 28,980 31,500
  • 2009-2010 nursery school fees include breakfast and morning tea (or elevenses if you're a fan of Mr Pooh), lunch if children do overtime past 1300 (1pm), and afternoon tea if they stay all day. Annual fees calculated as 3x term fees.
  • The Kensington Nursery (TKN) accepts babies and toddlers from age 4 months to preschool children aged 4 years old who will follow the UK Foundation Stage curriculum.
  • Facilities include Activity Center, Art Room, Early Learning Resource Centre, Language Room, Music Pagoda, Outdoor Areas, Organic Garden, Petting Area (for small animals), Sensory Garden, Skill Play Zone, Water Zone.
  • Paediatric nurse available during school hours (email nurse@thekensingtonnursery.com). Doctor visits monthly.
  • TKN FAQ page indicates they might consider Special Needs students.
  • TKN follows principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach, an Italian early education program founded by Loris Malaguzzi which encourages children to learn and demonstrate communication, curiosity, etc in an environment that allows exploration and discovery etc etc. Which sounds like Montessori, Steiner, and just about any early learning educational program. But Newsweek magazine said it was the best early learning system ever ... in 1991. TKN is the first childcare center in Dubai to offer the Reggio Emilia program? Blossom Nursery also follows RE.
  • Nursery timings start at 0800 for up to 2 years old and 0730 for 2-4 years old. Finish times are 1200, 1300, 1400, or 1800 (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 6pm). Probably not 2am and 6am despite what their website says.
  • Fax number +971-4-3947375 also on TKN website.
  • Another email contact on TKN website is franceswood@thekensingtonnursery.com (for the director?). Or admissions@thekensingtonnursery.com for registrations and admissions.
  • TKN telephone number is same as phone contact for Innovation Trading SL Middle East, but different from fax +971-4-3943663 and PO Box 213490 Dubai seen in some sources. Website is www.innovateforyou.com with Dubai and Sharjah tel nos. If toddlers are organising their logistics, then that could be called innovative.
30 June 2009 - Summer Camp press release
  • TKN summer camp for children from 4 months to 7 years old. Runs from July to end of August 2009.
  • Summer camp timings 0730-1400 (7:30am-2pm) half day or 0730-1930 (7:30am-5:30pm) full day.
26 May 2009 - TKN opening press release
  • TKN follows principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach, an Italian early education program founded by Loris Malaguzzi.
  • According to the Reggio Emilia program, children are encouraged to learn and demonstrate communication, competence, curiosity, imagination, interaction with others, inventiveness, and resourcefulness. Skills are learned by allowing the children to explore and discover for themselves in a supportive and enriching environment, or something.
  • Sounds a bit like an IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate) program for tots.

 

Last update 01 December 2014
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