School Curricula Guides


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a UK based framework for learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. All schools and early years providers in the United Kingdom follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

This is a very important stage as it helps a child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when a child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Children will mostly be taught through games and play.

The 7 areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Each child’s progress will be reviewed - or should be reviewed - when they are between two and three by an early years practitioner or health visitor.

Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn five.

The assessment is based on classroom observation - your child won’t be tested. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework.

You can download a parent's guide to EYFS here



139 UAE Schools offering EYFS

School name Community Emirate
Ajyal International School MBZ Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Al Ain International Academy Al Sarooj Al Ain
Al Ain Juniors School Falaj Hazzaa Al Ain
Al Basma British School Old Al Bahya Abu Dhabi
Al Diyafah High School Al Qusais Dubai
Al Muna Academy Al Markaziyah Abu Dhabi
Al Mushrif Academy Al Bateen Abu Dhabi
Al Rabeeh School Abu Dhabi Al Mushrif Abu Dhabi
Al Salam Private School Al Nahda Dubai
Al Shohub School Khalifa City A Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina School Al Raha Gardens Abu Dhabi
Alphabet Street Nursery Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai
Amity International Al Bahya Abu Dhabi
Apple International School Al Qusais Dubai
Arab Unity School Al Mizhar Dubai
Arcadia Preparatory School Jumeirah Village Triangle Dubai
Aspen Heights British School Al Bahya Abu Dhabi
Asya's Nursery Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Blooming Buds Nursery Al Bateen Abu Dhabi
Blossom Nursery Umm Al Sheif Umm Al Sheif Dubai
Blossom Village Nursery Umm Suqeim Umm Suqeim 1 Dubai
British International School Abu Dhabi Shakhbout City Abu Dhabi
British Rose Nursery - Al Ramla Al Ramla Sharjah
Building Blocks Motor City Dubai
Burj Daycare Nursery Downtown Dubai Dubai
Cambridge High School Abu Dhabi Mussafah Abu Dhabi
Cambridge International School Dubai Garhoud Dubai
Capital School Al Nahda Dubai
Child's Play Nursery Al Manara Dubai
Children's Oasis Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai
Chubby Cheeks Nursery Al Karama Dubai
Cocoon Nursery Jumeirah 3 Dubai
Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
Creative Kids Early Learning Center Business Bay Dubai
Crystal Valley Nursery Al Mizhar Dubai
Cultural Private School Mussafah Abu Dhabi
Deira Private School Al Twar 3 Dubai
Dewdrops Nursery Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai
Diyafah International School MBZ Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Dovecote Green Primary School Dubai Investments Park Dubai
Dovecote Nursery Jumeirah Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai
Dubai Carmel School Al Qusais Dubai
Dubai English Speaking School Oud Metha Dubai
Dubai Gem Private School Oud Metha Dubai
Dubai Heights Academy Al Barsha Dubai
Dubai Marina Nursery Dubai Marina Dubai
EduFun Nursery AlBateen Al Ain
Emirates British Nursery Mirdiff Mirdif Dubai
Emirates British Nursery Motorcity Motor City Dubai
Emirates British Nursery Umm Suqeim Umm Suqeim Dubai
First Steps Nursery Montessori Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai
First Steps Pre-School and Nursery Abu Dhabi Karama Abu Dhabi
Foremarke School Al Barsha South Dubai
Fujairah Private Academy Fujairah Fujairah
GEMS Al Barsha National School Al Barsha Dubai
GEMS FirstPoint School The Villa Dubai
GEMS Jumeirah Primary School Al Safa Dubai
GEMS Metropole Motor City Dubai
GEMS Royal Dubai School Mirdif Dubai
GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail Al Khail Dubai
GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai
GEMS Wellington Primary School, Dubai Al Wasl Dubai
GEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah Seih Al Uraibi Ras al-Khaimah
GEMS Westminster School Sharjah Al Moweilah Sharjah
GEMS Winchester School, Dubai Oud Metha Dubai
Golden Beach Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
Home Grown Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
Hopscotch Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
Horizon English School Dubai Al Safa Dubai
Horizon International School Umm Sheif Dubai
House of Colours Nursery Al Jimi Al Ain
Hummingbird Nursery, Dubai Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai
Humpty Dumpty Nursery Khalifa City A Abu Dhabi
Humpty Dumpty Nursery Abu Dhabi - Al Bateen Al Bateen Abu Dhabi
Ibn Seena English School Al Shahba Sharjah
Indigo Valley Nursery Al Twar Dubai
Jebel Ali School Jebel Ali Village Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery Arabian Ranches Arabian Ranches Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery Healthcare City Dubai Health Care City Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery Marina Jumeirah Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery Meadows The Meadows Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery The Lakes Emirates Hills Dubai
Jebel Ali Village Nursery Umm Suqeim Umm Suqeim Dubai
Jigsaw Nursery Abu Dhabi Al Karama Dubai
Jigsaw Nursery MBZ Mohammed Bin Zayed City Abu Dhabi
Jumeira Baccalaureate School Jumeirah 1 Dubai
Jumeirah English Speaking School Al Safa Dubai
Jumeirah International Nursery Al Safa Al Safa Dubai
Jumeirah International Nursery School Al Wasl Al Wasl Dubai
Kangaroo Kids Al Safa Al Safa Dubai
Kensington Nursery Silicon Oasis Dubai Silicon Oasis Dubai
Kent College Dubai Nad al Sheba Dubai
Kid’s Cottage Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
Kiddy Planet Umm Suqeim Dubai
Kids Academy Abu Dhabi City Al Bateen Abu Dhabi
Kids Academy Khalifa City Khalifa City Abu Dhabi
Kids Island Nursery Jumeirah 3 Dubai
Kids Kingdom Nursery IMPZ International Media Production Zone Dubai
Kids Palace Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
Kings' School Al Barsha Al Barsha Dubai
Kings' School Dubai Umm Suqeim Dubai
Kings' School Nad Al Sheba Nad al Sheba Dubai
Ladybird Nursery Al Wasl Dubai
Little Learners Nursery Umm Al Sheif Dubai
Little Pandas Early Learning Centre Jumeirah 1 Dubai
Little Wonders Nursery Umm Suqeim Dubai
London & Paris International Nursery Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai
Monroe's Nursery Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai
Newlands School Al Warqa Dubai
Nord Anglia International School Dubai Al Barsha Dubai
Oxford School Al Muhaisnah Dubai
Pristine Rainbow Nursery Al Nahda Dubai
Raffles International School - West Umm Suqeim Dubai
RAK Academy Dafan Al Khor Ras al-Khaimah
Ranches Primary School Arabian Ranches Dubai
Reach British School Baniyas East Abu Dhabi
Red Bus Nursery Jazirat Al Hamra Ras al-Khaimah
Regent International School The Greens Dubai
Repton School Abu Dhabi Al Reem Island Abu Dhabi
Royal Beach Nursery Jumeirah 3 Dubai
Safa British School Al Quoz Dubai
Safa Community School Motor City Dubai
Scholars International Academy, Sharjah Al Gharayen Sharjah
Sharjah English School University City Sharjah
Smart Start Kindergarten Al Barsha South Dubai
St. Mary Catholic High School Dubai-Al Muhaisnah Muhaisna 1 Dubai
Star International School Al Twar Dubai
Star International School Mirdiff Mirdif Dubai
Super Kids Nursery Mirdif Dubai
The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre Oud Metha Dubai
The City School International Nad Al Hamar Dubai
The School of Research Science Al Warqa Dubai
The Winchester School Jebel Ali Dubai
Toddler Town British Nursery Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai
Victoria English School Al Azra Sharjah
Victory Heights Primary School Dubai Sports City Dubai
Wesgreen International Al Gharayen Sharjah
Willow Nursery Dubai Marina Dubai Marina Dubai
Willow Nursery Umm Sequim Umm Suqeim 2 Dubai