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Kid’n Around Kindergarten


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Mission Statement

Kid’n Around Kindergarten is a place where adults and children grow and learn together in a nurturing and creative environment. Our values reflect our belief that children learn best in a rich environment that focuses on the interweaving of cognitive and creative ways of thinking and learning. Our staff is truly committed to working in partnership with you and your child to provide for the highest quality early childhood experience.

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General Information

  • Area of Doha

    Madinat Khalifa North

  • Phone

    +974 4483-3836
    +974 7796-5436

  • Email

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  • Website

    kidnaroundkg.com

  • Close to Kid’n Around Kindergarten

    Dahl Al Hamam Park, Landmark Mall

  • GPS Coordinates for nursery

    25.329167,51.476944

  • Schools close to Kid’n Around Kindergarten

    ACS International School Doha, Compass Madinat Khalifa, Doha College West Bay, Doha English Speaking School, English Modern School, Gulf English School, Qatar Canadian School, Qatar International School and SEK

  • Nationality of Management

    Qatari

  • Kindergarten Curriculum

    British Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Nursery Directory

  • We’re social!

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Admission & Attendance

  • Ages of Children Admitted

    From three years to five years

  • Cost

    Please feel free to contact us for an up-to-date fee schedule.

  • Nursery Fees payment schedule

    Monthly, by term and yearly rates are available. We offer a 10% discount for siblings.

  • Registration fee

    QR 1,000

  • Application procedure

    Registration forms must be completed in full by the parents or legal guardian. Forms must be completed at the kindergarten. The following pertinent records must be provided; child’s birth certificate, vaccination record, two recent passport photographs, copies of father’s passport and Qatari ID, copy of father’s resident permit, copy of child’s passport and Qatari ID, copy of mother’s passport, Qatari ID and resident permit.

  • Average length of waiting list

    Currently no waiting list

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Hours & Schedule

  • Hours of nursery

    8:00am until 1:00pm

  • Full-time care available

    No

  • Nursery Schedule options

    Five days per week

  • Naps

    No naps offered

  • Nursery Holidays

    National Holidays, 10-14 days during winter and spring breaks, and two months during the summer break.

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Classroom & Teacher Information

  • Training & Education for teachers

    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.

  • Training & Education for teacher’s assistants

    At least three years experience in an early years setting

  • Languages spoken by teachers

    English and Arabic

  • Languages spoken and/or taught to children

    English and Arabic (optional)

  • 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.

  • 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

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Other Questions

  • 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 the lunchboxes) heated for the children?

    No

  • Nut policy

    We have a no nut policy

  • Other food policies, if any

    Healthy snack

  • Birthday policy

    Parents can bring sweets, cakes or treats as long as they are nut-free. Birthday celebrations need to be prearranged with the class teacher.

  • Are diapers and wipes supplied?

    No

  • Do you offer Islamic studies?

    Yes (optional)

  • Do you have a full-time nurse on staff?

    Yes

  • Do you assist with potty training?

    No

Testimonials

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

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