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Little Butterflies Nursery

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Mission Statement

“The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies…….”

At Little Butterflies Nursery, we will develop your child’s self-esteem, confidence, curiosity, creative expression, respect for his/ her family, peers and his/herself through fun, child-focused activities and experiences. Our program is designed to meet the specific needs of infant, toddler and preschool children in a cosy, safe and nurturing environment.

We believe that the parents have the best knowledge of their child and that is why we value having a close relationship with you to help him/her achieve his/her best potential in a special place that supports you both.

Because we know that our staff members are instrumental in achieving this goal, we provide them with the abilities to structure and support the children’s learning. We will also invest in the training and development of our staff throughout their employment to maintain their competence and commitment.

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General Information

  • Area of Doha

    Al Duhail/ Umm Lekhba

  • Phone

    +974 4412-5187

  • Email

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

  • Website

  • Close to Little Butterflies Nursery

    Landmark Mall, opposite Riveira Gardens compound, next to Curves

  • GPS Coordinates for nursery

    25.347778, 51.47

  • Schools close to Little Butterflies Nursery

    ACS International School Doha, International School of Choueifat-Doha, Compass Gharrafa Campus, Lycee Voltaire, Compass Madinat Khalifa, Doha College West Bay, Doha English Speaking School, English Modern School, Gulf English Private School, SEK and Canadian School

  • Nationality of Management


  • Nursery 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

    From twelve months to four years

  • Cost


  • Nursery Fees payment schedule


  • Registration fee

    QR1,200 (non-refundable)

  • Application procedure

    We encourage parents to visit our facilities and we will explain the procedures, however, all information is available on our Facebook page under the ‘Our Registration Kit’ tab or on our website.

  • Average length of waiting list

    Currently no waiting list

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Hours & Schedule

  • Hours of nursery

    6:30am until 2:30pm

  • Full-time care available


  • Nursery Schedule options

    Five days per week

  • Naps


  • Summer sessions offered

    Yes, July and August

  • School calendar most closely followed

    Qatar Academy

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Classroom & Teacher Information

  • Training & Education for teachers

    College degree and first aid

  • Training & Education for teacher’s assistants

    College degree and first aid

  • Languages spoken by teachers

    English, Arabic and French

  • Languages spoken and/or taught to children

    English, French and Arabic

  • Size of classes & number of teachers

    As required by the ministry

  • Extracurricular activities

    Music and art classes

  • Do the children watch TV/videos?


  • If yes, how frequently and for how long?

    Twenty minutes per day

  • List of after-hours & weekend babysitters available?


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Other Questions

  • Grassy play area


  • Shaded outdoor play area

    Yes, we have two areas equipped with age-appropriate equipment and we have a sandpit in the back yard.

  • Dedicated indoor play area


  • Are snacks supplied for the children?


  • Are lunches supplied for the children?


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


  • Nut policy

    We are a nut-free facility.

  • Other food policies, if any

    Healthy food and snacks are encouraged while junk food, chocolates and nuts are not accepted.

  • 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?


  • Do you accept Special Needs students?


  • Do you assist with potty training?

    Yes, when the parents feel that their child is ready we will happily assist them reach this milestone in their child’s life.


Four months ago I moved my daughter from her old nursery to Little Butterflies Nursery, and the difference has been incredible. This nursery is very different from any other we tried for my daughter and previously for my son. Here, they focus on each child individually and make sure that the children feel constantly engaged with the activities and lessons, all the while feeling safe and cared for. What really surprised me is how much my daughter learned in her short time at Little Butterflies, her speaking in Arabic and English has improved so much, and she has even begun to learn French words.

The management at Little Butterflies has done a great job bringing in great professional teachers who truly love the children and love teaching. The nursery has set up a system that stresses bringing along each child at their own pace in a stimulating way. I’ve never felt that my daughter was bored or not learning something new every day. It’s a very creative teaching method, just last week the children earned the names of fruits while making fruit salad, it’s brilliant.

Her typical day starts by greeting the watchman Mahjoub, then she excitedly runs in to greet her teachers and friends, then it’s one fun lesson after another. The atmosphere in the classrooms is always friendly, the classrooms are designed to allow the children to safely play together, Even though the teachers encourage the children to work and do things as a team, if a child feels the need to spend some quiet time alone there are several spaces for them to do so under a watchful eye of a nanny.

With summer vacation coming and my daughter starting school in September, it makes me a bit sad to know that she will soon attend her last day at Little Butterflies Nursery. I will miss coming to pick her up every day and seeing her playing joyfully with her friends teachers. I know she will miss it greatly too. I’m so thankful to the wonderful ladies at Little Butterflies who embraced my child with love and care.

Ibtihaj El Murr, Yasmeen’s mother

Having quite a clingy boy, I was amazed by how a few days after his enrolment, my little Qays would let go of my hand and walk straight into his classroom. This by itself assured me that he is happy and feels safe there.

Little Butterflies Nursery truly embraces its name; it is equipping the kids with intellectual skills, creativity, independence, knowledge and socializing skills; all set to flourish in the world. I feel very refreshed every morning as I drop off Qays because of the cleanliness of the nursery as it is sparkling clean with a fresh feel and my baby boy always comes back home clean which I find is a very important attribute of a good nursery.

The attentiveness of the management and staff for each and every detail is outstanding. I especially enjoy the daily notes of what Qays did while he was away and what activities will be done. Not only does the direct teacher know the details of Qays’s daily routine, but I feel everyone in there knows. They accept his distinct personality and are helping him grow it.

Deena Mo, Qays’s mother

From the first visit of Little Butterflies Nursery we felt that the management and all the staff really love what they do. “The passion for children” is not just words here; it can be felt in caring attitude of the staff and in all the exciting activities for children. The teaching and supporting staff put heart into children, and for us this is the most important factor as our daughter is happy here.

Our daughter received such a warm welcome and lots of individual attention when she joined Little Butterflies, that even though we had previous difficulties with separation, she did not have such problem at this nursery and enjoyed it from the first days.

We like relaxed, open atmosphere, home-like feeling of Little Butterflies - this is really what a child needs to feel happy away from home. Our daughter can feel the attention and kindness of the people here and she is always happy at the nursery. In addition we like that management and teachers at Little Butterflies make special efforts in organising various activities with children keep them interested and develop them.

Our daughter has been attending Little Butterflies for three months now, and she has learnt so much and has become more independent. She started barely knowing any English, and now she is singing English songs at home!

Nataliya Garon, Sophia’s mother

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