Our philosophy incorporates happiness and a joy for learning, taught and practiced through play.

The children begin to gain their independence by being part of a caring community throughout their time at Little Smarties.

Our experienced and committed staff provide high quality learning experiences through a broad balanced early years curriculum based on play and communication. Self-esteem and confidence are fostered and respect and tolerance developed through interaction and co-operation. The villa setting provides a homely environment for children's first experience of school and is surrounded by a large grassy garden which is used on a daily basis.

Little Smarties is committed to ongoing professional development and regularly have in-house workshops and training courses.


"The world is opening up and counts on today's youth to build tomorrow"

We pride ourselves at Little Smarties Pre-school in the knowledge that we are committed to educate your children and to develop their needs to ensure they receive the best possible start on both their educational and life journey.

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Parent Information

What to bring on the first day your child starts at Little Smarties Nursery

  • Two sets of spare change of clothing with underwear in a zip lock bag with the child’s name clearly labelled
  • Please provide one hat to be left at school
  • Please apply sunscreen before coming to school
  • An over-sized T-shirt for art and craft projects
Please provide your child with a healthy and well balanced snack in a cooler safe lunch bag. All containers should be clearly labelled.
A packed lunch, i.e., sandwiches containing cheese, meat, etc. and fresh fruit or other healthy snacks.
These should be enough to cover two lunch breaks if your child is scheduled to stay for lunch. Many children suffer from severe allergic reactions to nuts and nut products, e.g. in biscuits so please do not send any nut or products containing nuts to nursery.

For children not yet toilet trained

  • One large packet of disposable diapers
  • One box of hygienic wet wipes
  • One individual baby cream, if required
  • A small box of large zip-lock bags to return soiled clothing

Kindly note that the items listed below are not allowed at the nursery for health and safety reasons.

  • No sweets, chocolate or nuts (including nutella and peanut butter)
  • No fizzy drinks
  • No glass bottles
Please advise us of any medical, dietary or cultural requirements you wish us to undertake.


"Life holds no greater responsibility, no greater privilege than the raising of the next generation."

C. Everett Koop

"Through praise, encouragement and fun, we gently guide your child on their educational journey."


"The world is opening up and counts on today’s children to build tomorrow."


"To flourish without fear of failure and to love and respect all."


"Starts with your child make a difference, one life, one journey, one world."


"To grow into confident, caring individuals."


"The early years are the most important years in a Childs life."


"The best way to make children good is to make them happy"

Oscar Wilde

"Children re-invent your world for you."


"Children are the anchors that hold the hold the mother to life."


"Education is not preparation for life…education is life itself."

John Dewey

"The art of teaching is…the art of assisting discovery."

Mark Van Doren

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

Albert Einstein

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things."

Upcoming Events

Our Classrooms

Our staffing ratios comply with the UK's Children's Act Regulations and the guidelines set by OFSTED in the UK.
Throughout the nursery we use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to guide our practices with the children.
The nursery is divided into different age groups. The age indication is an estimate, and depending on each child's progress in all aspects, he/she may be advanced into the next class under the Principals and Teachers discretion.

2 Months to 18 Months

Baby Bunnies

Precious Pandas

Our Baby Rooms - We have facilities to take the best care of a limited number of babies in the nursery. The management have carefully selected all staff, not only for their qualified status, but also for their experience and dedication to childcare practices, motivation and their caring and sensitive attitude to both children and parents.

1.5 Years to 2.5 Years

Toddling Teddies

Twinkling Turtles

Gentle Giraffes

Young children are very keen, observant, curious and interested in trying new things. The curriculum introduces academic concepts like colours, shapes, numbers and the phonic-sounds. These concepts are presented and taught within the children's level of understanding and are built up progressively throughout the school year. The 2 year old's curriculum also includes sensory and repetitive activities for their development.

2.5 Years to 3 Years

Buzzing Bees

Lively Ladybirds

Dazzlin Dolphins

At this age, we send the children on a voyage of discovery and we hope they will find it exciting, absorbing and inspiring! We encourage the development of the children's self-esteem, confidence in themselves and their own abilities and independence. The children are encouraged to identify common objects and speak in three to five word sentences to communicate their needs. The curriculum incorporates music, arts and crafts and dramatic play, to shape the children's creativity and imagination.

3 Years to 4 Years

Fuzzy Foxes

Cuddly Camels

Our mission is to provide a rich and joyous learning environment that will stimulate our children's minds, nurture their souls and embrace the wonder and beauty of our world.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is designed to nurture a child's multiple intelligences. We provide a holistic approach to educating the child. As the children get older they are becoming more and more active with increasing skills in different areas of their development. The class focuses on preparing children for the 'big school', through encouraging our 'learning through play' curriculum.


Registration Fee

To apply for a place for your child at our nursery, a non-refundable, non-transferrable registration fee is due upon registering for school. This payment does not confirm your child’s placement in school until tuition fee is paid in full on the due date, as we accept 'a first come first serve' principle.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is payable in advance or before the first day of each school term. If an invoice is required please inform the office one week prior to the tuition due date. Payment in UAE Dirhams may be made in cheque payable to 'Little Smarties Pre-school Nursery', drawn on a local bank.

Term Dates

There are three terms per year, which coincide as closely as possible with the terms of Al Yasmina, Al Raha and other district schools. All UAE National and Public Holidays are observed.

Nursery Hours

The regular nursery hours are from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday. Early morning and late afternoon programmes are also available for working parents.

Afternoon Care

Afternoon Care runs daily from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The class offers care facilities with which children can draw, paint, read books or enjoy role-play. The class will be adequately staffed at all times.

Pick Up Time

Children may be picked up at anytime during their scheduled hours,between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

Get in Touch

Contact Info

Little Smarties Nursery & Preschool
21st Street,Khalifa City A
P.O.Box: 78925
Abu Dhabi , UAE
P: +971 02 5565500
F: +971 02 556551
W: www.littlesmartiesnursery.com
E: info@lsn.ae

Book a Visit

Visiting time would be 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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