Preschool or Kindergarten options in Doha

I have a 2 and a 7 month daughter who we intend to enter into a preschool/kindergarten so just as she won't get bored at home. I'm not thinking of the big schools like QIS or Doha School but a smaller group which has english as it's main language. Any ideas of such Kindergarten or Preschools and their contact numbers?

thanks!

regards,
Xtian

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There are several good nursery schools with English as the primary language around Doha. My son when he was preschool age attended Mulberry Bush and then Doha English Speaking Kindergarten. A good friend of mine owned and ran these places but I don't think she still has Mulberry Bush. DESK was good though, my son enjoyed getting out of the house and making his own friends there. It's been a few years so I don't know about any of the teachers, etc that might still be there, or if my friend Louise Al Jaidah still owns the place, but you can call and find out. Good luck!
Hi Stephanie, I'm new in doha and am desperately looking for an English nursery school for my 20 month old son.Do you know of any in the area around the Landmark mall? I've enquired at the one in rivera compound but they are full. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pika-boo
My youngest daughter goes to Tots Corner nursery, which is very good. It is friendly and well-run and they do nice creative stuff with the children. They also have a lovely garden to play in, when it is cool enough.
Hi need some advice - I shall be moving to Doha with my 2 sons of 4 and 8 in 2 months. (1)What are the good schools (pls include best) (2)How much do they cost per annum (3)Will we face difficulty in getting admission. This is very importnat to us and any help is solicited
go and have a look in Busy Bees down salwa road ... my friend Nadene own the place. Any mom here with 4 yrs old boy and similar age???
Banker, Here the popular school in Doha. Doha English Speaking School, Park House, Doha College Primary or American School of Doha. Mind you there are very long waiting list of school in Doha.
Novita thanks for the help. Long queue is concerning. I shall try to get in touch with the schools directly.
I heard there is a nursery in Messilah Compound. Not sure what is call though.
Stephanie ... I think u meant CESK instead of DESK. Central English Speaking Kindergarden. My son went to that nursery for 2 yrs before he started at DESS. Yes I was happy with the school, by the time he left CESK he knows his number, alpabhet, simple arabic and writing letters. Not bad hey?
Hello has any of you heard of a nursery called Los Pitufos? I come from Spain and read on the net that they offer Spanish speaking classes...
Hola Amaya, No I haven't heard...sorry. Perhaps the embassy will have the info. Have you tried to call them?
Life only can be understood backwards, but must be live forward. Los Pitufos is in the D ring road. But i heard it is close. Never actually check it myself everytime i pass the place.
Life only can be understood backwards, but must be live forward. Hi Amaya ... i guess you are the same Amaya in expatwoman.com :-)
hi guys! like xtian, id like to ask if any of you know a playgroup or preschool for my 5 yr old son. hes never been into a preschool before but will definetely go to the big school this sept. i know some of nursery schools youve mentioned but do you think they will still accept a 5 yr old boy?
Are the kids in safe in Qatar that are from other countries. You hear stories of kids being kidnapped. Hate to bring it up but these days nothing is truly safe not even here in the US. Just a fearful mom.
Are the kids safe in Qatar that are from other countries. You hear stories of kids being kidnapped. Hate to bring it up but these days nothing is truly safe not even here in the US. Just a fearful mom.
Probably as safe as anywhere in the world.
A reletive of mine took her child to the Mulburry Bush and she was very happy..... This is off topic but Amal kamel is a familiar name to me....i had a peek in your profile and i see that you are Egyptian...I knew a Amal Kamel who lived in Nasr City......lol I know, I know Egypt is vast....Needle in a haystack!!! You just reminded me of home..lili.
Unfortunatly i don't....People with kids in the ELS( Egyptian language school) obviously are in touch with the Egytian community here through the school and the embassy............fridays in city center, especially carrefour is a great Egyptian hang out.....u know our obssession with malls and crowded areas....lol.lili.
Thanks a lot Lili for your reply, I will get the phone numbers from daleel. if you are egyptian, do u know any places for egyptians grouping? another off topic one Thanks again
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Hi, I have a 19 month old son and wish for him to be integrated into a national school with an arabic medium as I wish for him to pick up arabic. Are foreign nationals allowed to enrol their chidlren in Qatari national schools? We are from Malaysia. My son is already conversing in Malay, English and Indonesian and understands all three laguages. We want him to learn arabic.
Hi all, we are a couple with a 8 months baby that want to move to Doha. We don't know nothing about the possible cost of kindergardens or some babysitter at home. Can you recomend one option or another? Do you know from where are those possible babysitter and if it is common that they live at home with us or they come every day? Many thank's
i want to know exact location of tots corner plz help me out.......
i will get birth my baby in April, and i am working women i think i can have vacation 3 or 4 months but after that i want to send the baby to nursery school, but i do not know any school in Doha, please help me?
We have thesame concern ninanazri. I'm new here at doha and my family will soon be coming here after six months. And right now i'm looking for school where my 4yr old son can learn to speak arabic and english. Its good that your son speaks malay, english and indonesian. My son speaks only philippine language...hahaha... but he can understand english. But anyway please update me if ever foreign can enrol to qatari national school. thanks!
Hi expat community! We´ve just arrived from Spain 2 wks ago and have been looking for schools before we left Spain and since its almost end of school yr all is booked. My son is 4 ys old, speaks english fluently and i desperately need to take him to a daycare so he will interact with other children since most likely will not be admitted in any school until Sep. We live in the West Bay area, any suggestions??? Please help.
Can anybody recommend any good Nursery school for 4yrs kid. We are moving to Doha from Canada in few weeks and looking for some English nursery.
Brand New Canadian Nursery near Landmark 671-2602
IS A BRITISH SCHOOL CENTRAL ENGLISH SPEAKING KINDERGARTEN (CESK.
Do you know about this school? Are their teachers well-trained in English? Are the children well taught in that school?
Spanishrosella Does anybody know about Global Academy and Gulf School? I mean the level of the teachers and the standard of the education?
Hello Expats, I am looking for an English pre-nursery school for my 20 month old son. Can you please suggest some good pre-nursery schools in Doha. Cheers Vish
You might want to check the Doha Mums Nursery Guide - it tells you what you need to know about Doha's most popular nurseries :) http://www.dohamums.com/doha-resources/nursery-guide.html (Full disclosure: I'm the Group Administrator for Doha Mums)
Really I strongly recommend step one International school. Step one International school. It is a British school in al hilal area, offers strong English curriculum and strong Arabic & Islamic studies as well. Their system is different, kids there should move from room to room according to the curriculum subjects. Trust me no boring in their educational methods. English teachers are highly qualified Native English speakers. I forget to tell you that they offering 25% opening discount for their new primary section on the first 100 kids registered in the school. School building is near Tadamon roundabout, kindergarten building near Mall roundabout for more info call 4666313 or 4666717 from 7:00 to 2:30 Sunday to Thursday. Thanks
Hi everybody, I tried to enroll my kids to TEK kindergarten but then i found out that most of the teachers are NOT teachers. they do not hold a teaching degree nor are sponsor by the school. Does anyone knows anything about this? is this happening in everyplace here in Doha? It is really disppointing to know our kids are going to a kindergarten which has not qualified personel and we trust them with our kids. Who will be reponsible if something happens? I send a letter to SEC (Supreme Education Council) but they haven't reply. money is not an issue when we are talking about our kids education, but what education if they are with people we don't know who they are, where ther are coming from.
hey Guys i really don't know about a good Kindergarten. As i said before. TEK hires fake teachers. I guess they have qualified personel but also peolpe without teaching experience. i just cannot trust my kids with them becasue if something happens who will be responsible. Anyone knows anything about this? Which Kinder do you recommend?
Hi..im looking for a job(any job as well)...I have read your post regarding baby sitting...Im interested..I'll be moving to doha this coming july- visit visa...And I need a job also.. plz help me regarding this matter,,,,,here's my email add...ngirl_162004@yahoo.com If you need a baby sitter..just email me or message me....I'd love to hear from you soon... Thanks!!!!
Are there any schools near ramada signal.
Are there any schools near ramada signal.
is there any english pre school in Hilal
Please advise me the name and contact details of english based kinder garten in hilal area
Please could anyone tell me of any Cheap,clean & well managed Day-care Ain khalid behind Qtel Abu Hamour.
you can put you kid in nursery but it will cost you , or nany come to your house ,it will ask about half the amout nursery takes or the best to do , to look for for a ladies how accept kids at thiers house but you should visit they houses befor, some places are really safe and good to make sure you kid is happy, they wont take alot send email to this amail if you interested of the last option.. she is teacher/mother have a room in her house she takes only 2 kids to teach and look after them sophis_zakhia@hotmail.com
your location pls
see future nursery is good one
Please list this too... Bright Morning Nursery Tel: 44 11 6032 Mob: 70 04 6434 E-mail: bm.nursery@gmail.com http://brightmorning-nursery.com
Friends, Anybody has idea about PRE KG/BABY SITTING/IN MATAR Qadeem street or around???? please guide with the route or telephone no.
hello friends i hav a 2.6 old girl whom we want to send to playschool or prenursery.we have recently shifted to doha from India,so we r looking for indian good nursery's so that our daughter will not have much language problem near to crazy signal or near by areas.have checked Noble Indian kindergarden,anyone know how is it or any better.pls avdvise,thank you.
hello friends i hav a 2.6 old girl whom we want to send to playschool or prenursery.we have recently shifted to doha from India,so we r looking for indian good nursery's so that our daughter will not have much language problem near to crazy signal or near by areas.have checked Noble Indian kindergarden,anyone know how is it or any better.pls avdvise,thank you.
ART & CRAFT Classes for Kids! It s an art & craft classes with various creative activities for the Age Group of 3-6 years. Including: drawing Painting Cutting Work with different types of paper Clay Baking, Salads and more… With small groups, max. 2-4 Kids per group. Your child will learn painting, drawing, making useful things out of junk and few recipes as well like salads and sandwiches. These classes will enhance creativity in your child and boost confidence among kids. It will be from 02:00PM to 03:00PM on every Saturday and Wednesdays Duration is : one hour Fees are : 1 hour: 80QR If you have more than one child or a group, then you can choose the day/days which is better for you. .. Fees included all the supplies and snacks. The Location is : near the crazy signals in old Ghanim . The first class will be on 6TH April. The registration is 2-3 days before of the beginning the classes. For more information and registration please contact: yaseminyildiz78@hotmail.com
can you tell me .....near hilal........any kindergarden.......my son...2 and half year old......
Dear parents who r looking for good English nursery go to Windsor English nursery in Abu humour they teach Arabic math science and have a lot of activities like swimming day, tea parties, face painting , cooking and others. For more information call 30005928...
How much do you charge if a child needs to be for 8-2 shift and if the child is 2 year old @ shailajagatthani ?
Baby sitting costs how much if the I need to drop 8 - 2 PM
Timings 7.30 Am to 10.30 Am. safe place where your child can learn,loving and caring environment. Mob No. +974 33483989 Adress: Doha Jadeed
International Academic Society, Doha. The academic parents of your child. We offer services & education for: Baby Care Day Care Play School KG1 and KG2 For Further Information Please Contact Mr. Faraz : 70166171/44554068
Kindly send me your time schedule. Are you open on Saturdays? My office timing is from 8 to 4 pm.
Hello, Kindly send me your time schedule. Are you open on Saturdays? My office timing is from 8 to 4 pm.
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