The nursery follows a Reggio Emilia inspired Early Years Foundation Framework to help children develop independence, confidence, self-esteem and a love for learning.
The nursery is located in villa 5, 12 A street in Jumeirah
Kids Cottage Nursery is centrally located in Jumeirah on a spacious 12,000 sq. ft. area.
All the classrooms are bright and spacious. Careful consideration was given when choosing classroom furniture which is child size and comfortable for children.
Class sizes are small with a low adult-child ratio which maximizes individual attention. All educators are fluent English-speakers. Classrooms are amply stocked with educational materials, puzzles, books and other equipment.
Physical development hall
This hall facilitates physical development and movement, which are closely linked with other aspects of learning and influenced by your child’s growing confidence and enjoyment of physical play. In this hall, children perform activities like running, rolling,jumping, crawling through tunnels, balancing on beams, playing with soft balls and many more to increase the ability to control the body and feel physical well-being and strength.
Outdoor play area
Children love the nursery’s vast outdoor play area which includes a grass area, a sand pit and an astroturf area. A specifically designed children’s bike path borders the play area. All outdoor activities are supervised to ensure children’s safety.
As a Reggio Emilia inspired nursery, Kids Cottage Nursery is commited to encouraging the development of the whole child within a lively, stimulating and nurturing environment. Through the Reggio Emilia inspired Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the nursery curriculum supports your child to develop independence, confidence, self-esteem and a love for learning.
Founded by Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994) in the city of Reggio Emilia, northern Italy, the Reggio Emilia approach was developed for municipal child-care and education programmes serving children below six years of age.
This approach requires children to be seen as competent, resourceful, curious, imaginative and inventive learners. Children learn and develop through an intrinsic desire to play, explore, create, interact and communicate. The internationally famous Reggio Emilia approach has been adopted in many countries like UK, USA, UAE, Australia and New Zealand.
In the Reggio Emilia approach, the parent’s role is considered to be an essential one. Educators see parents as being an active partner in their child’s learning and development. The vision of the child as a competent learner demands that educators are aware of the children’s interests and questions when creating the environment and facilitate challenging and stimulating learning and development experiences. Educators document the children’s learning journey through photographs and descriptions of activities and potential learning outcomes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework presents the child with a variety of themes and activities to explore new concepts and ideas.
The framework encompasses six key areas of development:
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Communication, Language & Literacy
Knowledge & Understanding of the World
Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy
The nursery accepts children from the ages of two months to rising four years. To register you have to submit a completed registration form, a medical form and a child entry form along with the fees.
The following documents will be needed:
Copy of the child’s passport and UAE residence visa
Copy of the child’s birth certificate
Copy of the child’s immunizations record (in English)
Three passport size photos
Priority places will be given to children who register for the five day programme as children receive the greatest benefit if they attend for the full week.
For forms, please go to www.kidscottagenursery.com/admissions.php