The nursery is temporarily closed due to the virus pandemic. We plan to re-open in August 2020 for Summer Camp. The exact re-opening date is awaiting Ministry approvals.
Last updated: 2 Aug 2020
All nurseries in Qatar were closed by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Administrative Development on 9 March 2020, as part of the national effort to restrict the spread of coronavirus within the country.
The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management issued updated guidance on 8-Jun-2020 entitled “Controlled Phased Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions in Qatar”. This plan comprises 4 phases, with nurseries and childcare facilities re-opening during Phase 3 (which has now been announced).
We have responded to the detailed re-opening requirements set-out by the Ministry, and await their approval to re-open. However, the key outstanding issues are:
We have to have a final inspection from the Ministry. We have applied for this, but not yet received a response
All staff have to have a negative Covid-19 test before re-opening, but we cannot proceed with this until we have a re-opening date and the Ministry advises us where these tests can be done
The government is on Eid Holiday from 30 July until 6 August, so we will not be able to progress this until the week commencing 9 August.
We remain in contact with the Ministry and will keep parents informed as the situation develops. At this time, we are targeting a re-opening date of 16 August 2020. However, this remains subject to the approvals process.
We have been working hard during the recent closure to develop enhanced processes and procedures to address the issues raised by the virus pandemic.
A lot of work has been done on enhanced processes for the arrival/departure of children, cleanliness, and preventing infection. This has been submitted to the Ministry as a detailed Re-opening Plan. We will be taking all reasonable preventative measures, based on best practice from around the world, whilst being practical about the needs and abilities of such young children.
Prior to re-joining the nursery, all parents will be asked to complete our "Covid-19 Parent Agreement". This outlines our revised expectations of parents during this difficult period of increased social distancing and infection control.
We want the nursery to remain familiar to the children, despite the changes we will be making, and we aim to provide a safe, positive and supportive environment for your child that meets international standards.
We appreciate that many adults will be feeling anxious, afraid, calm, excited and also looking forward to the reopening. Children are very resilient, and although their world has grown smaller over these last few months, some will be very upset leaving their family they will be excited at seeing their friends again.
The nursery office is presently closed. We are unable to receive visitors or answer phone calls to the nursery. However, senior staff continue to update our social media accounts and respond to emails.
If you need to speak to anybody, please contact us and somebody will respond to you promptly.