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Vernus Early Learning Centre JLT Q & A

Vernus Early Learning Centre, located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, opened 2014 and is private nursery that enrols children from one month through KG2. There is a second branch of the centre in Umm Suqueim.
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
Nursery
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 40,000* help
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2015
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Milica Pejcic
Owner
Eduhub
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Vernus Early Learning Centre JLT Q & A

Welcome to the Vernus Early Learning Centre JLT 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.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

We do not currently have a waiting list.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

As an Early Learning Centre we cater for children from six weeks to six years meaning your child does not have to leave once they reach four years. We are fully accredited and regulated by KHDA which means our standards and quality of teaching is of the highest level. As a purpose built centre we have included many additional spaces which all benefit and enhance our childrens learning experience including dedicated science, music, sensory and ICT rooms along with large indoor and outdoor play areas and swimming pool.
Our unique curriculum which combines the International Preschool Curriculum with the Common Core State Standards insures that children are prepared to move to a variety of primary schools including British, American and International.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

26

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

No

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

Depending on the age group:
1-2 years -1:3
2-3 years - 1:7
3-6 years - 1:10

Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of how you measure, and current Value Added benchmark scores.

N/A

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

N/A

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

N/A

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

N/A

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

For our older children (KG1 and KG2) we give light homework that should take no longer than thirty - forty minutes. We see this as link between home and school where parents participation is key.

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

We have a full time PE teacher who provides each age group with engaging daily PE and weekly swimming classes. We also offer many after school activities including gymnastics, ballet, hip hop, karate and soccer.

How do you promote healthy eating?

We have a whole school healthy eating policy whereby we do not allow children to eat any crisps, candy, cakes or junk food, instead we promote healthy lunchboxes.
Every year at the start of term we run a 'Healthy Eating Week' to help children understand the benefits of healthy eating.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

No

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

N/A

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

Our normal academic day is 7.30am-1.30pm. We also offer early drop off from 7am and extended after school timings until 5.30pm.

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, Children from one years up receive uniform, the cost is included in the school fees and provided in school.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

We promote the use of positive reinforcement, whereby rather than punishing or disciplining unpleasant behavior we continually praise and encourage positive behavior.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We send daily feedback to parents via our online school application. Parents receive updates about how their child was throughout the day, activities and classes they participated in, along with photos.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Once per term we host parent teacher meetings where parents receive their childrens progress report. We have an open door policy where parents are always welcome to meet with their children teachers or school management.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

Yes, we offer additional English classes for children who's first language is not English

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

No

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

N/A

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes, we have a special needs teacher in school and work with outside centres to provide support to children with additional needs.

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?

Each SEN case is assessed on an individual basis. Our aim is to offer support and integrate SEN children into our mainstream classrooms.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

N?A

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

No

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

N/A

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

Yes, we encourage parents involvement in all areas of school life. We host many open days and events throughout the year such as International Day Fairs and Fundraising Bazaars where parents participation is encouraged.

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

N/A

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

We host open days and induction days at the start of each academic year where all parents are welcome. We also run regular coffee mornings that all parents are invited to attend.

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