Address: Al Ayay Street, Near to Al Muhairi Mosque – Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 2 445 5339
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English, Arabic and French
Ages: 1 month to 4 years
Curriculum: British and Australian

What the school says

We are a multicultural nursery school that puts children first. Bright Beginnings Nursery is a place where each child's personal development and cultural experience are accommodated.


Bright Beginnings Nursery offers the British and Australian curricula, with a particular focus on play-based learning. The school also offers bilingual classes in English/Arabic and English/French.

Activities foster balanced development in art, music, language, role-playing and problem-solving. The school offers outdoor and indoor, quiet and noisy and individual, small and large group activities to ensure each child is developing in the best environment for them.


Tuition fees vary based on the number of days of attendance and pick-up times, but parents can expect to pay between AED 13,275 and AED 33,195 per annum.

There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of AED 1,000.

What the Managing Director says

Founded in January 2005, Bright Beginnings is a popular nursery choice for families in Abu Dhabi. Parents appreciate the happy, safe, home-like environment, with qualified staff who care about the welfare and development of every child.

All families seeking care and education for their children want the very best. Placing your children in an early childhood educational centre is a big decision, and you need to feel confident that your children are being cared for in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that promotes trust, confidence and high self-esteem.

Our Centres nurture and encourage all aspects of your child’s individual development during their formative years. Children are treated with respect, affection, courtesy, and above all, as individuals.

Nursery and preschool are certainly exciting years for young children. These are the years when foundations are laid for personal development and achievement.  Bright Beginnings is a wonderful environment to start your child’s educational path.

We would love to personally meet you and your child and give you a tour of our wonderful nurseries.

– Jo Shaban, Bright Beginnings Nurseries Managing Director

What the parents say

Bright Beginnings has wonderful, caring staff who are dedicated to the children. My questions have always been answered quickly and thoughtfully. The fact that my daughter cries at the end of the day upon leaving speaks very highly about the kind of experience she has daily. Thank you!

– Lily (Grasshoppers parent)

It took us a while to find the right nursery for our daughter, we looked at many, but then we found Bright Beginnings and none of the others could even compare. Our daughter spent her days at Bright Beginnings from a year old until 4 years old, and she absolutely loved it.

I want to thank all the staff at Bright Beginnings for giving our daughter the happiest start to her life. They provided such a loving and caring atmosphere for her to spend her days, whilst also teaching her so many things. We could not have been happier with our choice of nursery, and I would highly recommend it to anybody that is looking for a nursery for their child.

– Kate Moon

As a busy working mother of two small children, I can say that Bright Beginnings has been a wonderful addition to my family’s Abu Dhabi experience. The directors, teachers and staff have all been consistently loving and caring people who are genuinely interested in my kids on a personal level. Every morning, my daughter is welcomed with a cuddle and a kiss. When she’s sick, they call me to ask how she’s feeling. When it was time for my son to go to school, they supported us through the admissions process and advised us on successful strategies. Most importantly, the kids spend their days in a stimulating environment doing what kids love best, playing, getting messy, and doing all types of other fun and enriching activities.

– Alida (Ladybirds parent)

Further reading

►See Nursery Schools in Abu Dhabi for a list of schools

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