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Application Process

We accept admissions applications year-round. Spaces are extremely limited, so you are encouraged to apply early

We have an open admissions policy, meaning you can apply for your child to join us at any time of year. As a nursery school we are not tied to academic years in quite the same way as schools, so children can start with us and/or leave at any time of year.

When to apply

The majority of students start in August / September each year, to be broadly in line with their siblings starting the new academic year at international schools in Qatar.

Spaces are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Book your tour

As a first step, we encourage you to visit the nursery to meet the Manager. She will give you a guided tour of our facilities and discuss your particular needs and concerns.

Reserve your place

Payment of a QR1,500 non-refundable Registration Fee is required to reserve a confirmed place in the nursery.

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a place until this has been received.

Submit an Application Form

Before starting a child at the nursery, you will be required to pay the fees, submit a signed Application Form, and provide the following documentation:

  • copy of child's passport and Qatar ID
  • copy of father's Qatar ID
  • copy of mother's Qatar ID
  • copy of child's immunisation record
  • details of any medical issues
  • completed and signed Application Form (including the Consent and Fee sections)
  • completed “All About Me Form”, to introduce your child to their teacher
Application Form
All About Me - introductory information for your new teacher


Saba Grover
Aug 21, 2021
I had an excellent experience at Acorn Nursery and my son absolutely loved it.There is a whole lot of personal touch with all the teaching and learning that happens at Acorn and the comfort of reaching out to teachers whenever we feel the need to just makes things even better. I would highly recommend Acorn to all those who are looking out for a nursery for their little one.
Aisha Grant
Jul 20, 2021
This was my son's first nursery when we lived in Qatar - he was only 1years old so you can maybe understand some of the anxiety that I had. From the moment I walked through the door I saw how amazing the staff and environment were and signed him up on the spot! He was so happy there and unfortunately since we have moved back to UK I have not found a nursery that compares.