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Information for Parents 2018 – 2019


Busy Bees Nursery

Information for Parents 2018 – 2019


About the Nursery

Busy Bees is a hive of activity, located in a villa situated off 4th street (between 9th and 7th).

It has five classrooms and the classes are divided according to the age of each child on 15th September of the academic year:

  • Owls (-)
  • Butterflies (Mrs Vesna) 
  • Ladybirds (Mrs Mona) 
  • Kittens (Mrs Tatiana)
  • Bunnies (Mrs Bisma) 

The nursery is equipped with indoor and outdoor play areas, role play area, library, interactive whiteboards and supermarket area.


The Busy Bees Staff


All staff are highly qualified and exprienced teachers. All classes are conducted in English langauge. Children have Arabic classes

four or five times per week, where they are introduced to basic Arabic language, songs and stories and Islamic studies once a week.


The Nursery Day

The nursery day runs from 08:00 – 13:00, with early morning drop off from 07:30 and afternoon pick-up until 14:00. Parents are

encouraged to ensure that the children are picked up between 13:00-14:00, to avoid unnecessary upset and distress. Outdoor play

takes place between 08:00 and 08:30 (weather permitting) and we finish this session off with a whole-group singing session. Extra

time is available on request at an extra charge.

Each class timetable is planned around indoor and outdoor learning blocks involving the use of the full nursery facilities and the children

have two breaks in the kitchen for healthy snacks to refuel and keep the energy going.

We ask parents, in the best interest of the child, to establish a routine very early on and drop off / pick up at the same time each day. Familiarise

yourselves with the timetable, so that you know what your child is up to each day – this is especially important when it is

water play days, as children will need swimming clothes, towels etc.


The Busy Bees Calendar

At Busy Bees, we pride ourselves on the range of activities, special days and trips that we undertake and this has been a constant

source of positive feedback from the parents. As each event approaches, parents are provided with the appropriate consent form

and information which will need returning to nursery by set dates.

The full and detailed calendar is available under the calendar section and the full breakdown of the planning is available

under the Long Term Plan section

The Busy Bees Curriculum

At Busy Bees, we operate a themed curriculum, which incorporates elements of the Core Knowledge, a US system reflecting

evidence-based and best practice in early years and child development.

Throughout each theme, children are introduced to letter sounds, numbers, shapes, colours, motor skills and concepts / opposites.

Each theme covered throughout the year lasts approximately a month and introduces the children to a variety of experiences that

are tailored to their ages and abilities. 

Core Knowledge Foundation

The idea behind Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you are

able to learn. This insight, well-established by cognitive science, has profound implications for teaching and learning.

By outlining the precise content that every child should learn in language arts and literature, mathematics, science, music, and

the visual arts, the Core Knowledge curriculum represents a first-of-its kind effort to identify the foundational knowledge

every child needs to reach these goals. At Busy Bees we base our curriculum on this concept that children can learn and build

on knowledge gained. This curriculum concentrates on 3 basic areas that are separated into sub-areas. These are:

Physical Well-being and Motor Development

ï  Movement and Coordination

ï  Social and Emotional Development Autonomy and Social Skills

ï  Approaches to Learning Work Habits

Language and Literacy Development

ï  Oral Language

ï  Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Fingerplays, and Songs

ï  Storybook Reading and Storytelling

ï  Emerging Literacy Skills

Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development

ï  Mathematics

ï  Science

ï  Music

ï  Visual Arts

Communication at Busy Bees

At Busy Bees, we communicate with parents through SMS, website / email notifications, Facebook and notices in the display areas.

It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that we have the correct contact information at all times. Teachers contact parents

directly for updates and important information.

We regularly upload pictures and videos to the following social media platforms:


Instagram: follow us 'busybeesnursery'

Snapchat add us @bbnursery

youtube BusyBees Nursery


Fees at Busy Bees

The nursery fees for 2018 – 2019 are as follows:

·         500AED registration fee

·         500AED deposit (deducted from the first term fee)

·         22,230AED nursery fee (full year), per child 

-         7,410AED nursery fee (per term), per child        

·         1,500AED transport fee per term, per child (please note we do not offer discounts for siblings)

·         170AED uniform fee (pack of 2 uniforms)


Please visit our website for further information:

or contact Administration on:

02 621 9492 /



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