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Phone number: 4483-3836, 7796-5436 (mobile)
Fax number: 4483-3967
Location of nursery: Al Taief Street, Dahl El Hamam, Madinat Khalifa North
GPS Coordinates: 25.329167, 51.476944
Nearby Landmarks: Dahl Al Hamam Park, Landmark Mall
Students live in the following areas: Dafna, Madinat Khalifa, West Bay, Markhiya, Al Gharrafa
Nationality of Management: Qatari
Construction fun with friends! Kid'n Around is fully equipped with high-quality Lakeshore Learning toys and learning tools.
Ages of children admitted: 3-5 years old
Cost: Please feel free to contact us for an up-to-date fee schedule.
Fees are paid: Termly and Yearly rates are available. We offer a 10% discount for siblings.
Registration fee: QR1000
Application procedure: Registration forms must be completed in full by a parent or legal guardian. You can download a registration form from our website and visit us at the kindergarten. The following pertinent records must be provided:
All students must be independent with their toilet needs.
Our huge indoor play area guarantees that your children will get their exercise even during the hottest months.
Hours of Kindergarten: 8am - 1pm
Care options: Five days per week
Before-school and after-school care: No
Type of curriculum: British Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage
Typical daily schedule: During the day the children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. A sample of the daily routine in the kindergarten would be:
School Holidays: National Holidays, 10-14 days during Winter and Spring Breaks, and two months during the summer break
School calendar(s) most closely followed: Compass International School
Our main hall provides appropriately-sized seating for our most important people - the students!
Size of classes & number of teachers: 18 children per class, one teacher and one assistant. We also have extra assistants to help teachers when required.
Required teacher trainings/education: University Degree and at least three years experience in an early years setting. We also provide in-house training on the Early Years Foundation Stage Program.
Required teacher's assistant trainings/education: At least three years experience in an early years setting
Languages spoken by teachers: English and Arabic
English Languages spoken and/or taught to children: English and Arabic (optional)
Extra-curricular activities: As part of our curriculum we have weekly structured PE, music, music & movement, ICT, gardening and cooking classes. Regular field trips may incur an extra charge.
Do the children watch TV/videos? No. However, we do have special gatherings & activities on Thursdays for each year group, which may include a cinema day.
Are webcams available for parents to view their children online: No
List of after-hours & weekend babysitters available: No
Our shaded outdoor play area includes a sandbox with no sharp edges and areas for gardening and water play.
Grassy Play area: Astroturf in our gardening area and our water area
Shaded outdoor play area: Yes
Dedicated indoor play area: Yes
Are snacks supplied for the children: No - children bring their own snacks.
Are lunches supplied for the children: No
Are the lunches (from lunchboxes) heated for the children: No
Nut Policy: No nuts
Other food policies, if any: Healthy snack
Islamic Studies offered: Yes (optional)
Full-time Nurse on staff? Yes
Accepts Special Needs students: Dependent on the disability
Assists with potty training: No
Our bright & cheery classrooms add to Circle Time fun!
Personally I am thrilled with the school: the service, the staff and level of education that Graysen is and has received. There is individualized work if the kids are ahead which is great. There are lots of activities and field trips that the kids partake in. They get homework on Wednesday to finish by Sunday. They also get a reading book once a week (starting in January). A notebook goes home with these items so that parents and teachers alike can pass along messages as required. Parents also receive a weekly newsletter in their email so they know what has been and will be covered in school plus what requires reinforcing. He has actually learnt Arabic, from recognizing letters to singing. In fact, he sang Happy Birthday to his little brothers on their birthday all by himself. Considering I have had kids at five different schools/daycare in Doha, I am the most pleased with Kidn’d Around. If the classes went beyond Junior Kindergarten, I would elect to keep Graysen there – that is how happy I am with the school.
Greyson's mum - Krista
My son started at Kid 'n Around Kindergarten in January 2012.I have never seen him happier, he loves going to school. His teacher is fantastic. Always going above and beyond to ensure that each day is fun and interesting and learning comes with it!
Also my son suffers some food allergies, his teacher and the staff always ensure his safety, at the same time making sure he doesn't miss out on any of the treats that come in for birthdays, or baking days in class or field trips, with an alternative for him.
We love the weekly newsletters with photos included so you can read and see everything that's being done in class. The kindergarten itself is spacious, bright, colourful making it a wonderful place to learn. The outside play area is also lots of fun with plenty of things to keep the kids occupied, my son particularly likes the bikes and slide. I love picking up my son every day to see the smile on his face and to hear the stories of the day he had at school.
Adrian's mum - Venessa
Kid'n Around Kindergarten is a nurturing environment which is highly child centred. Our daughter has grown in confidence socially and academically over the past 12months. The staff at the KG are highly responsive to the needs of each individual child and family. They respond promptly and professionally to queries and suggestions, and are also friendly and supportive. For us as parents, our prime concern was that we would find a school which provided a holistic approach to education, catering for the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of our child; we found it in Kid'n Around. Our daughter loves school and is very happy there.
The weekly newsletters are excellent in their design and content. They keep parents informed as to past, future and current events. It is really great to get information on learning tips for home, and to see photos of the children in their work and play.
The reception class this year is small, and as such the children receive a high level of attention. We have noticed a significant improvement in our child's speech, literacy and numeracy over the past 9 months. The learning environment is bright and colourful with a wide variety of resources. The school caters for all nationalities, and as a British family we are pleased that our child has been able to access Arabic as a second language at an early age, and has been able to mix well with a range of local Qatari, European and Asian families.
Isabella's mum- Laura
My son has now spent a year at Kid'n Around KG, where he has experienced great learning in line with other institutions internationally. He has been exposed to a range of varied weekly fun activities to reinforce the week's topic of learning, a true reflection of the creativity and imagination of the staff. One of the attributes of the KG is the way in which they listen and respond to parents' concerns and issues, giving this sense of real nurturing.
Prillanam's mum- Nandini
My son has been very happy since day one at Kid'n Around Kindergarten. The staff is incredibly friendly and give personalised attention to every Kid. The management people are also very accessible and seem to have very good knowledge about curricula and early education.
Charle's Mum - Arlene
The Facility is enormous, spacious, very neat and tidy, well equipped, beautifully designed with a very comfy atmosphere. The entire staff are genuinely concerned, professional, warm and very appreciative. No wonder my son had short lived anxiety and fear when he started schooling. Now I could sense that he has particularly loved the place, his teachers and his friends. Surely it is uplifting to see your child gradually, yet greatly, improve on his behaviour, socialisation skills, and more importantly his learning capabilities. This is the reason why I also favour the limited class size-ratio the school adopts to ensure each of the students' progress is monitored efficiently.
Jad's Mum - Samia