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Kangaroo Kids Al Safa Q & A

Kangaroo Kids is a housed in a very large villa, close to Al Safa 2 park and convenient for Umm Al Shief and Al Manara Street junctions of the Sheikh Zayed Road.

Kangaroo Kids Al Safa Q & A

Welcome to the Kangaroo Kids Al Safa official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

Our Nursery in Dubai is a respected and trusted British Nursery in Dubai, which has been supporting families since 2005. Kangaroo Kids Nursery provides consistency and a genuine desire to offer premium learning opportunities to young children, as they take their first steps towards education. We care for children aged 4 months to 4 years with our qualified and dedicated staff in a nurturing environment. Our nursery in Dubai provides pre-school children with carefully considered learning zones, innovative facilities, and a spacious natural garden to explore. We are wholly committed to the British EYFS curriculum which is evident in all we do; teamed with a firm belief that each child is unique and can lead their own learning journey.

Learning is playful, fun; explorative and varied at Kangaroo Kids Nursery and we offer a rich program of education and activity all day long from 7.00am -6.00pm. We provide multiple opportunities each day for children to express their ideas, make links and ask questions; as this self-led approach results in children being independent thinkers and problem solvers as they grow up.

Mission Statement
Our Mission is simple: A commitment to colourful learning with the child at the heart of everything we do.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

A day at Kangaroo Kids is full of variety. We believe a unique element of what we offer families here at Kangaroo Kids Nursery in Dubai is our All Day Learning programme. After morning classes have finished we offer colourful educational activities to enrich the children’s day further.

After Morning Learning has finished at 12.30 we then run our Extra Learning Club. Our Extra Learning Club is led by our qualified Lead Teachers who provide educational and active learning opportunities that change daily.

These activities are included in the fees such as

Kids Yoga
Cookery Club
Fun Fitness Club “ Healthy Heroes”
Creative Arts
Nursery Picnic
Boogie Babies Dance Club
Football ( extra fee)
Ballet ( extra fee)
Rugby( extra fee)

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

We encourage the children in the nursery to try new foods and experiment with cooking in our popular cookery classes held weekly. From September 2017 the children will also be able to join in with our Fun Fitness Club: Healthy Heroes, designed to engage interest and enthusiasm in being active and eating healthy food.

How do you promote healthy eating?

We encourage the children in the nursery to try new foods and experiment with cooking in our popular cookery classes held weekly. From September 2017 the children will also be able to join in with our Fun Fitness Club: Healthy Heroes, designed to engage interest and enthusiasm in being active and eating healthy food.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

No

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

07:00am - 18:00pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Yes

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

In our Nursery in Dubai our inclusion Policy is simple.

We love all children and we will always do our best to support and work with families.

We aim to provide an inclusive nursery where diversity is welcome. There are times when the additional requirements of some children may exceed our limitations; and we are happy to accept the support of outside agencies and work in partnership with families to provide children with the best outcomes. All children are different and develop at different rates.

As a British nursery in Dubai we hold the guidelines of the British Equality Act (2010) at the centre of our inclusive approach and we strive to provide a welcoming environment for all children and their families. We welcome visits from families looking to find a nursery for their child with additional needs. We continually assess and monitor children and in the event of any concerns the Nursery Principal will meet privately with parents and offer advice and develop a step by step process to enable a full assessment if needed. As a British Nursery we follow the SEND Code of Practice (2014) within the remits of the EYFS to gather information and complete observations if we feel a child is not reaching developmental milestones. In partnership with parents we would then sign-post to services available and develop an IEP Individual Learning Plan tailored to the child’s unique needs. We would then work with outside agencies to ensure the child could make progress.

There may be circumstances where a child needs extra support from a shadow teacher and we would support the family in the recruitment of a suitable professional.

We welcome visits from families who would like to discuss their child’s needs and consider ways that we can support their learning and development in our nursery in Dubai.

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Working in partnership with parents is a vital part of what we do. We believe parents are the experts on their child and that positive relationships support children to achieve and feel happy. We are always available to chat and discuss progress or concerns, it is this personal approach that results in our families feeling relaxed and a part of the Kangaroo Kids Community. We hold several Parent/Teacher meetings throughout the year. We prefer to talk face to face and get to know your family, but this is not always easy with the demands of family life, so we use email, SMS, Facebook to share good news, pictures and information. From September 2017 we will be introducing a handy parent app to give our parents more access to information and a more convenient ways to stay in touch.

The curriculum is on view outside each classroom as an overview of each month, and on our webpage. Individual targets are available to view in a child friendly format and are reviewed weekly by the teaching staff. We run complimentary Parenting Workshops covering many areas such as Potty Training and Positive Behaviour.

Finally, our parents are often seen chatting to staff on our sofas around the nursery at the end of the day, sharing stories about the children. We genuinely encourage parents to join us in the nursery, in the classroom or at special days and events.

We are especially keen to encourage parents to come and read a story, celebrate birthdays and join us on field trips. Kangaroo Kids Nursery is a community with a common goal: to ensure the children are happy, safe and secure; and a strong home/nursery relationship is the first step to achieving that.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Supporting children and their parents is something we feel passionate about. Children are not born with a manual to guide you as parents. There are many challenges along the way. As Principal of the Nursery I run workshops to cover some of the areas that families find challenging. This is a unique service in Dubai. I have worked with many different families over the last 20 years in child care and education, these families have taught me a great deal that I’d like to share with our parents here at Kangaroo Kids Nursery.

Workshops take place during nursery hours and are informal and friendly. We serve tea and biscuits (something I consider an essential element) Many parents say they enjoy the chance to talk and share ideas with other parents. Recently we held a potty training workshop which was well attended and resulted in several of the children becoming potty trained very quickly over the next few days. I have developed some unique systems that work using practical approaches that are easy to follow.

Potty Training Made Easy.
Positive Behaviour for Toddlers
Getting Ready for School
Settling your child
All Workshops are complementary to our parents and run monthly.

Kangaroo Kids Parents can book a place by contacting our Admin Team at Reception or by emailing management@kanagrookds.ae

Best Wishes

Ms Lisa (Principal)

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Comments
1 Archived Comment
Angelina
Archived 14th Oct 2014, 09:51

Very child friendly environment with bright classrooms, teachers were very welcoming, huge outdoor area for playing

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