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Kanga’s Pouch Nursery


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Mission Statement

We believe children should spend every day feeling safe and loved, often smiling, always significant and never missing the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Our mission is to create a beautiful, nurturing, learning environment in which your child can develop and grow. We provide a friendly, inclusive atmosphere in which our children are happy, engaged and communicative; where safety is paramount, and our qualified staff are valued, calm and approachable. We seek to cultivate good behaviour and cooperation amongst the children, foster sensitivity towards others and their feelings, and work hard to develop every child’s self-esteem and confidence, all whilst they develop the skills they need to succeed at school. Kanga’s Pouch were recently awarded ‘Outstanding Nursery Services and Standards’ by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

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General Information

  • Area of Doha

    Al Markhiya/ West Bay

  • Phone

    +974 4416-8931

  • Email

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

  • Website

    kangaspouch.com

  • Close to Kanga’s Pouch Nursery

    Landmark Mall, Qatar University, West Bay Lagoon and The Pearl

  • GPS Coordinates for nursery

    25.336169, 51.494306

  • Schools close to Kanga’s Pouch Nursery

    ACS Doha, Compass Madinat Khalifa, Doha College West Bay, Doha English Speaking School (DESS), Gulf English Private School, International School of Choueifat-Doha, Newton International School Lagoon, English Modern School, Lycee Bonaparte, Qatar Canadian School, Qatar International School and SEK

  • Nationality of Management

    Australian

  • Nursery Curriculum

    British EYFS Framework

  • 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 to four years

  • Cost

    Please contact us for a full fee schedule.

  • Nursery Fees payment schedule

    Per term

  • Registration fee

    Non-refundable fee of QR1,900

  • Application procedure

    Pop in to visit the nursery during which time we will show you our facilities and answer any of your questions. We will then give you an information pack and application form which we ask you to complete before we confirm your little one’s place at the nursery.

  • Average length of waiting list

    Variable

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Hours & Schedule Information

  • Hours of nursery

    6:30am to 4:00pm

  • Full-time care available

    Yes, please contact us for details

  • Nursery Schedule options

    Three, four or five days per week

  • Naps

    Offered

  • Summer sessions offered

    Yes

  • Nursery Holidays

    We follow a similar calendar to DESS

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Classroom & Teacher Information

  • Training & Education for teachers

    CPR and First aid training. All staff are Early Years trained and certified

  • Training & Education for teacher’s assistants

    All staff are Early Years trained and certified

  • Languages spoken by teachers

    English

  • Languages spoken and/or taught to children

    English and Arabic

  • Size of classes & number of teachers

    Staff to child ratios of 1:2 to 1:5 depending on the ages of the children

  • Extracurricular activities

    Music, art, gymnastics and Arabic are offered free of charge

  • Do the children watch TV/videos?

    No

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

    No

  • List of after-hours & weekend babysitters available?

    Yes

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Other Questions

  • Grassy play area

    Yes

  • Shaded outdoor play area

    Yes

  • Dedicated indoor play area

    Yes

  • Are snacks supplied for the children?

    No

  • Are lunches supplied for the children?

    No

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

    Yes

  • Nut policy

    We have a no nut policy

  • Other food policies, if any

    As per our healthy eating policy

  • Birthday policy

    We arrange a small party with special party games. We discourage parents from sending in cakes and sweets as per our healthy eating policy and our medical (allergies) policy but we do ask that you bring in something small that your child is willing to share with their friends. Some parents choose to provide small party bags (without food) and some choose to provide a small gift (e.g. pencil, ball, book etc). Celebrations will normally begin after lunch when the children have eaten and are ready for a party!

  • Are cloth diapers accepted?

    No

  • Are diapers and wipes supplied?

    No

  • Do you offer Islamic studies?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • Do you accept Special Needs students?

    Yes, however we must assess any medical condition first to ensure we have the means to cater for them.

  • Do you assist with potty training?

    Yes

Testimonials

Kanga’s Pouch is a wonderful nursery with high quality, well educated and trained staff. The nursery has a strong commitment to further education and is fantastic at keeping parents up to date on happenings. For us, it has been ideal, as our son is able to play and explore in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. The activities are wide and varied and enable a supportive creative outlet. I unhesitatingly recommend Kanga’s Pouch.

Katherine and William, parents to Charles.

Our son has thrived since starting at Kanga’s Pouch. He settled in extremely quickly and is always happy to go to nursery - I’m blown a kiss, a quick wave and smile and then it’s down to the important business of playing and learning. The staff at Kanga’s Pouch are all very warm, friendly and caring, and Homayra, the owner, is an inspiration and a true educator. I would definitely recommend Kanga’s Pouch to anyone looking for a warm, safe and happy nursery.

Kristen, mum to Nelson.

My daughter started at Kanga’s when she was 4 months old. I was so nervous and didn’t know what to expect from the nursery or how my daughter would respond. I needn’t have worried, Homayra and the wonderful staff at Kanga’s answered all my questions and kept me informed of every detail. Over the last 9 months, my daughter has amazed and surprised me with how much she has developed, and above all, she loves Kanga’s, clapping with excitement and giggling when she arrives. I did try out another nursery for 2 weeks before Kanga’s opened, the difference between the two was enormous. The other nursery was a baby-sitting service, Kanga’s is somewhere that I know my daughter will flourish, learn new things and have fun playing!

Holly, mum to Jemima.

We wanted to say how much we’ve loved Kanga’s Pouch and how happy we’ve been with everything! The staff have been fantastic, very kind, loving and passionate about the children’s development. The facilities are fantastic and the teaching activities inspiring. Kanga’s Pouch will almost certainly be the thing we miss most about Doha. Homayra, thank you especially for your commitment to making Kanga’s Pouch such a great learning environment! As well your attention to every detail is greatly appreciated.

Rick & Esra, parents to Ren.

As parents of a toddler girl and a baby boy, we were quickly drawn to Kanga’s Pouch Nursery for its high standards of early childhood education. In a matter of months, we have seen our children develop significantly as they learn through play and participate in a variety of creative activities. Kanga’s Pouch is run by an excellent team of professional and experienced staff who have consistently provided a warm, safe, and loving environment for our children. Most of all, they are having a ton of fun - which makes us parents very happy!

Noha & Andrew, parents to Maya and Seif.

My little one has been at Kanga’s since they opened. Hands down the best nursery in Doha.

Sonwara, mum to Zaki.

Nursery with an intentionality on child-care as opposed to baby-sitting. Focused thoughtfulness from everyone (owner to support staff). They set the standards for other nurseries and takes stress away from parents when we’re at work, away from our kids. It’s my baby’s home away from home.

Jaicy & Manjush, parents to Joella.

Love it as my sons care by everyone concerned is brilliant. Keep up the good work!

Shadaan, mum to Haroon.

We just moved to Doha and I was seeking for a Nursery for my youngest who is 2. From the very first visit on I just loved Kanga’s Pouch. The teachers are experienced the helpers are great, very caring and loving. My child has learnt to speak in full sentences, recognises letters and colours, all this in less than three months. Even when he is sick and kept at home, he would say “kanga pouch please mama”. I guess this says it all. They even have a booklet for each child filled in by the teacher detailing what was done during the day and how my kid evolved in the activities. This was the first time I felt in a nursery that the individual child’s progress mattered!!! Thank you for the excellent work and keep it up, and a big hurray for all the helpers and teachers!

Shihanza, mum to Walter.

An excellent nursery that really stands out compared to all the others. It is a partnership between parents and teachers to organically stimulate our kid’s growth.

Michela, mum to Benny.

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