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About Kent Nursery

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Kent Nursery is a British Nursery in Dubai based in the heart of Nad Al Sheba, just off Al Ain Road, with close proximity to surrounding areas of Meydan South, Meydan Precinct, Al Barari, The Villa and Dubai Silicon Oasis. The Nursery is conveniently located on the same site as Kent College Dubai - a British Curriculum school in Dubai that offers various performance pathways through which to graduate including A Levels, BTEC in Sports, Business and Performing Arts, BTEC and A Levels combined, and they are an IB Candidate School.

Kent Nursery offers British Curriculum nursery schooling from 6 months to pre-FS age. Once children reach Foundation Stage schooling age, they can conveniently and seamlessly feed into Kent College Dubai alongside their classmates.

Meet Our Manager

My name is Catherine Mulligan and I am very excited to lead the team at Kent Nursery. Kent’s purpose-built facility is an exceptional nursery setting which boasts outstanding learning experiences for children from 6 months to rising 4’s.

Originally from Scotland, I moved from Glasgow to Dubai 11 years ago with my husband and eldest son. I am blessed to now have three sons who never fail to keep me entertained. Since moving to the UAE, I have worked in various leadership roles, from training staff to the day-to-day running of large nursery schools in Dubai. I was very proud to lead one of my previous settings to achieve the prestigious PLA accreditation (NDNA). I have also worked in Early Years consultancy, guiding the completion of a purpose-built nursery facility here in Dubai.

Why Kent Nursery?

In the next 2-4 years, your child will transition from nursery school into Foundation Stage Schooling. This is a big transition, and we believe that their experience in nursery school sets them up with a strong foundation to thrive in this next new step into ‘big school’.

Here at Kent Nursery we aim to provide an enabling environment that is designed to teach children independence in a manner and pace that is comfortable for them, and makes them feel confident and secure. In Dubai, we exist in the luxury of a multicultural environment where each and every child is recognised, appreciated, and celebrated for the individual that they are. Inclusion is a priority at Kent Nursery, and we strongly promote diversity and inclusion. As such, we celebrate each individual child’s uniqueness and ensure that every child feels heard and included, and knows that they are an integral part of the group. We place strong emphasis on discipline because we believe that children thrive in an environment where they have been given boundaries. We encourage this through consistent routines, and modelling our expectations to the children.

Above all else, Kent Nursery in Dubai is a home away from home, filled with love and fun. We adore what we do and are honoured that you have chosen us to walk this journey together.

Some Foundations that are set up in Nursery School

Children learn about social structures, get exposed to an array of personality-types through socialising with their peers, and learn to decide for themselves which of their peers are a good fit for them.

Children learn to share and wait their turn: whilst this may seem obvious, sharing is not inherent in most young children, and so in a nursery setting where multiple children want to play with the same toy, they are coached and mentored through the concepts of sharing, fairness and waiting their turn.

Children learn about structure that takes place outside of the home. Whilst nursery school is a lot more of a relaxed environment, there are some skills that are taught that will set them up for an easier transition into the more structured days required at FS and Junior School.

Separating from their parents at the door of the school or classroom is a challenging time for most young children. However, studies have shown that when children learn this skill from under the age of two, it is easier for them.

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Separating from you at Nursery: Introducing the Hug Button
Kent Nursery Admin
Mar 15, 2021

Separating from you at Nursery: Introducing the Hug Button

Has your child just started Nursery school in Dubai? It’s a massive and exciting milestone, but it’s a daunting one for them (and for us parents too!). Rest assured that once you’ve left the car park, most children are too …

Choosing the Best Nursery in Dubai for your child
Kent Nursery Admin
Mar 15, 2021

Choosing the Best Nursery in Dubai for your child

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to top Nursery schools in Dubai, so it can be a daunting task finding the best nursery for your little one. The good news is that there are probably as many nurseries as …

Age-Appropriate Chores for Early Years
Kent Nursery Admin
Mar 15, 2021

Age-Appropriate Chores for Early Years

At Kent Nursery, we believe that children of all ages should be encouraged and taught to help around the home with age appropriate chores. This teaches children from early on how to contribute, and is a great way to build …

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Kent Nursery works closely with local governing bodies. Compliance audits and inspections are regularly carried out by these bodies to ensure that we meet high standards for your child’s health and safety.