- DIFC, Limestone House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hummingbird Pre-School, DIFC
Hummingbird Early Learning Centre is focused on serving the growing number of working parents who wish to provide their children with the best opportunities during their early years in a caring, secure and stimulating environment. At our four centres, we encourage children to learn through play, exploration and discovery in order to understand the world around them.
Recognised as a leading centre for early year’s education and development in Dubai, Hummingbird is accredited by the UK Pre-School Learning Alliance for meeting the highest standards in teaching, care and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
With a team of professionally qualified and experienced childcare professionals, we are fully committed to continually providing outstanding levels of care and education for children between 3 months and 6 years of age.
Early Years Foundation Stage
We follow the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and pride ourselves in nurturing each child’s abilities and interests in order to prepare them for the next phase of their primary education. In recognising that every child is unique and learns in different ways, our programme has been structured to carefully cultivate intellect, artistic expression and social skills. The framework covers the education and care of all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Your child will learn new skills and knowledge while demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
In the early years, we focus on building the foundation of your child’s education in three essential areas:
– Communication and Language
– Physical Development
– Personal, Social and Emotional Development
As your child learns and grows, the areas of focus sharpen and become
– Understanding the World
– Expressive Arts and Design
Baby care (0-1 year)
We encourage exploration and investigation through play at our home-away-from-home environment. With mirrors, treasure baskets and soft plush toys, we provide plenty of opportunities for sensory exploration at our centres. Our baby classes feature playful interactions including songs and rhymes, as well as physical experiences such as bouncing, rolling, rocking and splashing both indoors and outdoors.
Toddlers (1-2 years)
We offer intense care and attention to make sure your child is looked after in safe and enjoyable surroundings. Our toddler classes are a hive of activity, with children engaging in messy play with gloop, water and sand play, and singing nursery rhymes. Moreover, we recognise the importance of planning activities for younger children which enhances their journey as they begin to walk, talk, listen and explore.
Early learning (2-3 years)
Promoting language and communication skills, we encourage children to talk with their friends and teachers and share what they see, hear, think and feel. Children learn new words through stories, nursery rhymes and singing songs. Through art and craft activities such as painting and ‘messy play’, children develop their fine motor skills which also enables them to identify different materials, colours and textures.
School preparation (3-4 years)
Hummingbird offers Foundation Stage One (FS1) of the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to children from 3 to 4 years old, promoting Language, Personal & Social Development through four areas of learning – Mathematics, Literacy, Knowledge of the World and Expressive Arts. Activities are planned around the children’s interests and help develop independence and self-confidence.
Health, Safety and Security
– Entrances to centres are fitted with a keypad security door
– Centres are cleaned and sanitised regularly throughout the day
– Each centre is fitted with 24 hour CCTV surveillance
– All food handlers hold a certificate in food hygiene
– All teaching staff hold a relevant childcare and /or teaching qualification
All staff hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
To ensure the wellbeing of your child, we have employed a sufficient number of full-time DHA licensed nurses who are on site at all times. Our nurses are responsible for maintaining each child’s medical records, tracking and recording their height and weight as well as monitoring the general health and safety of children in the centre. If required nurses can administer medicine to children on parents’ behalf. We also hold monthly ‘Bouncy Beans sessions’ to teach children about health and safety.
Our centres are designed to offer age appropriate environments for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, and are accredited by the Pre-School Learning Alliance of the UK. At Hummingbird, we offer care for children between 3 months and 6 years old.
Our all-new after school activities programme is another great way to ensure your child is getting all the education he or she needs. Here, we offer children the opportunity to learn through play, have fun and explore the world around them.
Hummingbird Pre-School, DIFC (2 – 6 years)
Address: DIFC, Limestone House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates