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The Children's Garden DIP Review

There are currently one The Children's Garden (TCG) nursery one in the Green Community. The second to open, in Al Barsha, closed in July 2019.
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School phase
Nursery
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 47,500
Annual fees
AED 42,000 - 50,000
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
2012
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Erin Muller
Owner
Taaleem
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
Emirati

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The Children's Garden DIP
School phase
Nursery
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
AED 47,500
Annual fees
AED 42,000 - 50,000
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
2012
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Erin Muller
Owner
Taaleem
Community
Main teacher nationality
British
Main student nationality
Emirati
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First Published:
Saturday 7 July, 2012

Updated:
Monday 29 July, 2019

There are currently one The Children's Garden (TCG) nursery one in the Green Community. The second to open, in Al Barsha, closed in July 2019.

Update: The Children's Garden in Al Barsha closed in July 2019. The DIP branch remains open.

There is now a single The Children's Garden (TCG) pre-schools, in the Green Community/DIP,. The second in Al Barsha 2 closed in July 2019. The pre-school is owned by the Taaleem group, the second largest school group in the UAE.

TCG follows an Early Years framework that is aligned to each of the Taaleem schools, concentrating on these major areas: Literacy, Numeracy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design, Personal, Social and Innovation Skills, Communication and Language and Physical Development. TCG students are prepared academically and socially to enter the Primary Stage of a big school.

TCG also provides a focus on languages - beginning in nursery for 2-year-olds, it is English only. However, from Pre-KG onwards, TCG Green Community offers English, French or German and Arabic as third language and TCG Barsha offers English, French or Arabic.

The pre-school's pupils are a mix of nationalities - which fits with the school's approach.  The largest number in the Green Community are German, American, British, French and Canadian.   

Timings for the schools are as follows:

Green Community Al Barsha (now closed)
Nursery - 3 or 5 day option Nursery - 3 or 5 day option
Half day 8.30am to 12 noon Half day 8.30am to 12 noon
Full day 8.30am to 2.00pm 8.30am to 2.00pm
Pre-KG – 5 day Pre-KG – 5 days
Half day 8.15am to 12 noon Half Day 8.30am to 12 noon
Full day 8.15am to 2.15pm Full day 8.30am to 2.00pm
KG-1 & KG-2 – 5 days       KG-1 & KG-2 – 5 days
Full day 8.15am to 2.15pm Full day 8.30am to 2.30pm

An afterschool progamme is available for children from Pre-KG upwards.

The nursery has no catering facilities, therefore parents are asked to pack snack/lunch for their child.

Fees range from AED 29,925 to AED 46,000 at the Green Community, payable in three instalments.

There's a non-refundable Application Fee of AED 500 to put your child on the waiting list. The registration fee of AED 2,000 is payable when you have been notified of your child's placement availability, it is however credited towards the fees for Term 1 or joining term.  

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