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Busy Hands Nursery

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Mission Statement

Our carefully planned programs promote curiosity, self-expression and allow children to experience learning at their individual level of development. Children participate in a daily curriculum that is challenging, motivating and most of all, fun!

Our goal is to let you be confident that your child is getting the best possible provisions at an important developmental stage of their lives.

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General Information

  • Phone

    +974 4487-3214
    +974 6655-2897

  • Email

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  • Website

  • Area of Doha

    Al Rayyan

  • GPS Coordinates for nursery

    25.292935, 51.455936

  • Close to Busy Hands Nursery

    Al Khawaya and Al Waab

  • Schools close to Busy Hands Nursery

    ACS International School Doha, Compass Al Rayyan, Compass Al Gharaffa, Debakey High School, Doha English Speaking School, Gulf English School, Newton British School and Sherborne Qatar Pre-Prep Campus

  • Nationality of Management

    Multicultural staff

  • Nursery Curriculum

    English International Curriculum

  • Also on Doha Family

    Nursery Directory

  • We’re social!

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Admission & Attendance

  • Ages of Children Admitted

    Two months up to four years.

  • Cost
    • For children attending five days a week the cost is QR2000 per month or QR5500 per term from 7:00am to 2:00pm.
  • Nursery Fees payment schedule

    Per term or per month

  • Registration fee


  • Application procedure

    Please visit the nursery and collect the application folder

  • Average length of waiting list

    Please visit the nursery

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Hours & Schedule

  • Hours of nursery

    6:00am - 5:00pm

  • Full-time care available

    Additional nursery hours until 5:30 pm for an additional fee of QR25 per hour.

  • Nursery Schedule options

    Three or five days per week

  • Naps

    Naps are offered according to each child’s desire

  • Typical Daily Schedule

    Our programme makes use of a wide variety of approaches in order to meet the range of needs and interests typical of our multicultural and multilingual classes.

  • Summer sessions offered

    June, July and August

  • Nursery Holidays

    Busy Hands Nursery is open all year round with the exception of Qatar national holidays.

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Classroom & Teacher Information

  • Training & Education for teachers

    Teachers play a vital role in the development of children, and as such they must have a variety of skills and aptitudes, including a talent for working with children and strong communication skills; the power to influence, motivate, and train others; patience; and creativity. Busy Hands Nursery’s teachers have a college degree, have received training certificates for First Aid and CPR, fire safety training and they have previous experience in teaching files or Child Care.

  • Training & Education for teacher’s assistants

    College degree or English courses certificates. Experience certificate to prove they have previous experience with children, first aid training, fire safety training.

  • Languages spoken by teachers

    Various languages

  • Languages spoken and/or taught to children

    English, French or Arabic (as per parents’ request)

  • Size of classes & number of teachers

    One teacher and two assistants per class

  • Extra-curricular activities

    Kitchen fun, yoga, playing the musical instruments, water play activities, role play & puppets show and much more…offered as a part of our program (free)

  • Do the children watch TV/videos?

    Yes, however if parents wish their child not to watch TV we can move them to the play areas

  • If yes, how frequently and for how long?

    We allow them to view educational and entertaining programming specifically geared to children and taking into account the interests of each age group and monthly theme. TV time is very limited and monitored (twenty minutes)

  • Are webcams available for parents to view their children online?

    Yes and we have large surveillance monitors in the reception area

  • List of after-hours and weekend babysitters available?

    Depending on demand

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Other Information

  • Grassy play area

    No, but we have a shaded sand area

  • Shaded outdoor play area

    Yes, equipped with age-appropriate toys, a small inflatable pool and a special place to practice sport

  • Dedicated indoor play area

    Yes, it is a free-play area equipped with a lot of different toys.

  • Are snacks supplied for the children?


  • Are lunches supplied for the children?


  • Are the lunches (from the lunchboxes) heated for the children?


  • Nut policy

    Nuts are not allowed

  • Other food policies, if any

    None, however, healthy foods and snacks are encouraged.

  • Birthday policy

    Parents can bring in anything they want to celebrate their child’s birthday.

  • Are cloth diapers accepted?


  • Are diapers and wipes supplied?


  • Do you offer Islamic studies?


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


  • Special Needs Children

    We are willing to accept some cases

  • Potty Training

    Yes, when parents feel the child is ready we will assist parents in the toilet training of their child.


We couldn’t be happier with the care Leon gets. He looks forward to going to nursery and really enjoys himself.

Sowmya Oniell (Leon’s mother)

My two babies joined Busy Hands recently and I can see an excellent improvement. They love going there and are always coming home with lots of artwork. Every week we receive a cute file full of working sheets, handcrafts and projects!

Sheihka & Mohammed’s mother

I want to thank the staff in Busy Hands Nursery for their efforts because really my baby have great time

Hamoud’s mother

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