Acorn Nurseries is a group of premium British-managed, EYFS curriculum early learning centres in Qatar for children aged 2 months to 4 years of age.
We strive to be the best EYFS nursery in Qatar, operating to international standards and employing qualified staff with relevant UK experience. We have branches in the Ain Khalid area of Doha as well as Al Khor.
At the heart of our nursery school is a safe, clean, loving environment where children can feel valued and secure. Only then can they build the confidence to explore their environment, make new friends and constantly use their natural inquisitiveness to expand their skills and experiences.
Equally important, but perhaps less apparent to those unfamiliar with early years education, is a structured, stimulating and supportive learning environment linked to a modern, well-planned curriculum. This keeps our children interested and engaged as they develop their knowledge and skills through hands-on, play-based learning.
If you are looking for a premium nursery for your child, which makes the most of the few short years available to you to make your child "school ready", we strongly encourage you to contact us and arrange a tour of the nursery. Do not make such an important decision without taking the time to visit us and experience the "Acorn difference" for yourself.
Our outstanding UK-qualified teachers supported by experienced, well trained teaching assistants are
key to “the Acorn difference”. They ensure individual attention, a safe learning
environment and stability of our teaching staff.
All rooms are amply resourced with high quality toys, furniture and equipment imported from Europe. An emphasis on wood and other natural materials creates warm and inviting learning spaces.
We closely follow the British EYFS curriculum, using structured play-based activities in line with the latest educational methods. Careful lesson planning ensures a focus on productive learning opportunities.
Young children learn through play, and as a nursery we completely embrace this. We work to create situations and learning environments to stimualte their natural curiosity and playfullness.
We encourage recycling, environmental awareness, junk-modelling, the use of wood / natural materials, and outdoor play. We believe something built by the children, for their own play, is a thousand purchased plastic equivalents.
Young children learn by getting hands-on and involved, stimulating all their senses. Expect your little ones to come home with stories of tasting new foods, gluing and sticking, paint on their clothes, and outdoor adventures - this is learning in action!
Learning in the early years is fuelled by curiosity. Each teaching day is carefully planned, but includes the flexibility to give children choices, adapt to their level of interest or any unexpected events which capture their imagination.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a modern, flexible curriculum framework for children aged from birth to 5 years of age. It is from the UK, but widely used by international schools and nurseries around the world. It sets the teaching and learning expectations for children from birth to 5 years.More →
We have closed Acorn Al Khor due to the parent of a child testing positive for Covid-19. Note this is a precautionary measure only, and there is no evidence as yet that any students have been put at risk. We re-open for students on Monday 5 October 2020.More →