Welcome to Butterflies Nursery
BUTTERFLIES NURSERY and day care centre, situated in the heart of Umm Al Quwain has been established to meet the needs of today’s children. Butterflies is a home away from home with a happy, caring atmosphere. “Butterflies” has been beautifully designed to provide quality care and education in a safe and stimulating environment.
The name speaks for itself… Yes! The colours, the vibrancy and the freedom that is attached to the name is something that has made our nursery a class apart. Butterflies Nursery is a place where love, warmth, security, education, fun and happiness all merge.
We encourage learning through the play way method. We mould and nurture every child’s potential and instill laughter and creativity, helping them to be the very best. We give them the finest facilities to encourage talent. We ensure that they get a balanced education, alongside students of other nationalities thereby fostering mutual respect and enabling them to become global citizens.
The nursery has a unique blend of English and Arabic education. The children are grouped according to age as follows:
The Baby Section provides care for babies from the age of 3 months to ‘walking stage’. To ensure your baby’s emotional stability and happiness we will follow as closely as possible, the routine already established at home. Not only for meals and sleep but also the ways your baby prefers to eat,rest,sleep times but also the ways your baby prefers to eat, rest, sleep or play. It is these smaller details that are so important in making it a real home away from home. A multi sensory environment provides a stimulating foundation for all areas of development and our dedicated and experienced nannies will provide love, comfort and security ensuring the very best care for your baby in every way.
A record of your baby’s day will be kept so as to keep you fully informed. We enhance your baby’s environment with soft toys, colourful books, and music. This warm and caring atmosphere will promote their healthy development.
Toddler classes provide care for children from the ‘walking stage’ to 2 years.
Children in the toddler group are encouraged to become more mobile and independent through the use of toys and activities that are specifically designed for this age group. Toddlers are beginning to think through their actions, solve problems, and understand language. They thrive on new experiences, so we provide them with a safe, nurturing environment that allows each child to develop naturally, individually, and happily. Weekly progress and activity reports will be sent home.
The Nursery Section (N1)cares for children between 2 and 3 years of age. Your two-year old is ready to explore and discover the world around him or her. We spark your child’s sense of discovery by providing a colourful, enriching environment that offers a wide variety of educational toys and materials. We encourage purposeful play as an important tool for learning during these early years. Children have many opportunities to develop their hand eye co-ordination and manual dexterity skills through the use of puzzles and constructional toys. A variety of activities will be introduced, to ensure that children learn basic skills such as shape and colour recognition etc. Because your two-year old is learning words so quickly and beginning to express thoughts, we use activities like reading books aloud, nursery rhymes, and songs to expand your child’s language skills. A fun, safe atmosphere filled with self-directed activities gives your child the independence he or she is so eager to enjoy and helps prepare your child to make the transition into preschool.
The Foundation Year (N2) provides care for children aged between 3 and 4 years of age.
As this is the year before your child starts formal education, the day has more structure. We cater to provide a curriculum which ensures a complete learning experience for each child through a play way method. Although expectations are higher we never forget the importance of providing a caring and fun atmosphere with an emphasis of individual development and growth. As we are aware that many children joining the foundation year have just turned three, our emphasis is still on a relaxed, flexible and caring atmosphere, where we continue to work in partnership with parents to provide loving care.
Our structured approach to both learning and play ensures all round development and encourages children to reach their full potential. Our goal is to prepare your child for the educational challenges they will face as they continue to develop. Meeting their needs as early as the infant stage will greatly promote understanding and enjoyment of schooling throughout the years to come. Our activities help develop the motor co-ordination, enhances the cognitive and psycho-motor skills in the child. We work to make certain that each student leaves with a confident approach to life, an enquiring mind and a generous heart…………
At Butterflies Nursery, we have developed an enhanced programme to cater to the diverse needs of our community. Our daily activities are carefully planned to stimulate each child’s cognitive, emotional, social, physical, creative and intellectual growth whilst, maintaining a sense of enjoyment and excitement. Our philosophy is that “What is fun is learnt quickest!” Butterflies provide an atmosphere where your child can make friends and share the fun of learning with other children.
We have a fortnightly theme – based curriculum that is constructed in a way so that it is fun and entirely flexible. Through play, children can be taught self esteem, problem solving and independence.
Our Nursery Curriculum is organized into six main areas. The activities are planned to ensure that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through carefully structured play activities which allow all children to develop their knowledge and skills.
The six areas of the curriculum are listed below:
1) Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This area covers important personal and social skills which children need to develop. We develop the child’s confidence in meeting new people and new situations, their ability to focus, concentrate and meet challenges. We enable them to become independent in all their activities within the unit, help them to play, co-operate and share with their peers. We develop their ability to understand and express their feelings and to respect the beliefs and traditions of different cultures.
2) Communication, Language and Literacy
All children will have opportunities to talk and communicate in a widening range of situations, to respond to adults and to each other, to practice and extend the range of vocabulary and communication skill.
Included here are the important pre-reading, pre-writing, listening and speaking skills which children need. Here we develop the child’s book handling skills, enjoyment of sharing books and ability to listen and reflect on stories. We develop emergent writing and the ability to listen to others and to talk with others.
3) Mathematical Knowledge and Understanding
There are important concepts, skill and language the children need to develop before they are ready to begin formal mathematics. In the Nursery we give the child a wide range of practical activities to develop understanding of number, mathematical language of shape, size and position and simple problem solving.
4) Knowledge and Understanding of the World
This area focuses on providing opportunities to all children to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a variety of contexts, and to explore and find out about their environment, people and places that have significance in their lives. Here we provide the children with experiences in handling natural materials such as sand, water and clay. We develop their awareness of their environment. We give them opportunities to use computers, programmable toys and cassette recorders. They use construction kits and reclaimed materials to make models.
5) Creative Development
In this area children experience a variety of art activities (creating pictures, collages and models and experimenting with colour mixing) and a range of musical activities (singing and responding to music through movement). In this area we provide the children with a wide range of media with which to experiment. We develop their ability to handle and control tools or instruments in an appropriate manner. We provide the opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of art, design and technology, music and movement, dance and imaginative and role play activities.
6) Physical Development
Children must develop their strength and skills to learn to control their bodies in both large and fine movement. Here we increase their agility, co-ordination, awareness of space, body control and ball handling skills through our. P. E. lessons. We also develop their water confidence in our swimming sessions. We develop their fine motor skills through handling equipment and toys which require control and strength to manipulate. We provide the opportunities for children to develop and practice their fine and gross motor skills, and to increase their understanding of how their bodies work and what they need to be healthy and safe.
Through this curriculum each child develops skills and understanding, meets challenges and grows in self esteem and independence to be ready to make the transition to the Reception year.
All children have a natural desire to learn, and they learn best via hands on experiences. Play in various forms nurtures every aspect of a young child’s growth and development. It provides the natural environment needed to construct their knowledge and makes learning enjoyable.
Each child grows at his/her own pace and is therefore encouraged to progress accordingly to his/her full potential, while integrating with a group as a whole. Each child is regularly assessed and his/her development monitored.
Developmental Resources & Facilities
All nursery classrooms and playrooms are large and bright and well equipped with quality multi level educational books, reference books, story books, toys, puzzles, Lego, construction blocks, games, soft play etc. Children of each age group are provided with spacious, outdoor facilities consisting of large shaded, sand and water play areas. All classes follow a flexible daily routine with snack/drinks breaks and an active session followed by a quiet activity.
- AddressAl Duhail
- LocationAl Duhail
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