This is one of the oldest and well-reputed providers of early childhood care and education in the UAE. The nursery takes children between the ages of 18 months to four years, emphasizing on whole child development at the foundation level by implementing the Early Years and Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum of the UK.
The nursery is located on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah. Click here for the map. www.jinschools.com/FindUs_Location.aspx
The Curriculum uses age-appropriate learning activities and materials, covering key developmental domains in a child. Jumeirah International Nursery School’s teachers and specialists are trained in early childhood development, and the school is designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of children in each appropriate age range.
Along with lots of personalised attention and support, the teaching approach creates a fun and engaging learning environment that supports each child’s learning.
The school follows standards defined by the Office for Standards in Education, UK, (OFSTED), which provides a framework of teaching, school management and best practices for education. Jumeriah Infants Nursery School says it is committed to working towards the six “desirable learning outcomes” as specified by the “School Curriculum and Assessment Authority”, UK, and reinforced by OFSTED.
The nursery offers programmes geared towards toddlers, preschoolers and foundation age children.
The toddler programme makes use of all the activities that come naturally to them. Toddlers participate in painting, cooking, storytelling, singing and dancing, dressing up, and experimenting with materials like sand and water. These play experiences help younger children develop language, learn to socialize together for the first time, and exercise their budding independence. Toddlers are also taught self-help skills, including toilet training and hand washing. The hallmark of the toddler programme is helping children to choose new experiences based on their own curiosity and developmental readiness. Progress reports give you information on care routines.
Preschoolers build self-confidence with activities like reading, building with blocks, housekeeping and dramatic play, art, science, music and movement. Teachers play the role of coach and challenge their young students without overwhelming them. Children are encouraged to explore and the nursery’s learning centers foster socialization skills, self-esteem, and interactive language abilities.
The hallmark of the preschool programme is helping children learn through play based on their own curiosity.
For foundation age children
The Foundation Stage is organized into six early learning goals:
•Social and Emotional Development
•Communication, Language and Literacy
•Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Personal, Social and Emotional Development The outcome of personal and social development focuses on children learning how to play and co-operate with others. The nursery aims to encourage children to be confident, have self-respect, work independently as well as in a group and establish good relationships with their peers and adults.
Communication, Language and Literacy In all areas of the nursery, there are opportunities for discussions with adults and other children, thereby extending the child’s vocabulary and fluency. Speaking and listening skills are also developed through listening and responding to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and poems.
Mathematics The school aims to give the children practical experience in using and understanding simple mathematical vocabulary, which includes comparing, sorting, matching, sequencing, counting, ordering, patterns, shapes, measurement, time, money, mass, capacity and volume.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World This focuses on the children developing knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and man- made world. It provides a foundation for assimilating concepts in science, history, geography, design and technology.
Physical Development Outside play builds confidence and co-operative skills, increases social awareness, develops hand/eye co-ordination, develops balance skills, and the co-ordination and control in gross motor skills. It also assists general physical development, promotes a positive interest in caring for our environment, and provide practical opportunities for science, mathematics and geography.
Creative Development This involves fascinating explorations of sound, materials, colours and textures, using all the senses. Creative development combines all the early learning goals, and is an area children are enocuraged to use their imagination and express themselves to their full potential.
The facilities at Jumeirah International Nursery School are specially designed for young children with custom designed areas that are suitable for different needs while enhancing and stimulating children’s learning.
The First Term
An informal morning is held to support both parents and children at the start of the year in September. This time is spent locating classrooms and bathrooms and asking questions as well as receiving helpful leaflets. Nursery Supervisors and children interact with each other while the parent is present. Every child has a peg on which to hang his/her bag and snack box.
Orientation Week is to help settle a child with minimal disruption. All children who are entering the Nursery for the first time will have shorter hours for the first week. It is recommended that new children in the Nursery Department attend a session of an hour and a half per day for the first week. A returning child can resume full time from the second day. Once orientation begins, parents are encouraged to stay for a short while with a maximum of half an hour in our younger nursery classes.
If parting becomes a problem after the first week, staff use their personal judgment and intervene when necessary. Notes on separation anxiety are given to all parents when a child joins.
When children start at the Nursery, a “getting to know you” sheet is sent to fill in at home. This includes your child’s likes and dislikes and information about your child that might be helpful to the Nursery during the settling in period.
For younger children, information regarding the nappy changing routine, sleeping and eating patterns, favourite songs, games, and food preferences are requested. This information is helpful in order for the staff to familiarise themselves with your child.
The nursery year is divided into three terms. These coincide with the terms including International schools in Dubai.
Winter: September to December
Spring: January to March
Summer: April to June
Foundation children have compulsory full time attendance of 5 days per week, Sunday to Thursday. Children under the age of three may attend for either 3, 4, or 5 days per week. Click here to download the Application Pack www.jinschools.com/Admission_Info.aspx