These work well for little kids used to a structured schedule and are also very handy for trying out a nursery you are looking to enrol your child in later in the year. We like The Kensington Nursery Camp, because it’s jam-packed with activities. Little ones get to participate in all the usual arts, crafts, music and drama, dress up as well as a spot of science-based shenanigans, but there’s also emphasis on physical activities and outdoor play, including enjoying the onsite children’s botanical garden and the nursery’s very own petting zoo. The camps are based around the themes of ‘My Pirate Adventure’ for the first week and ‘Over The Rainbow’ during the second, where they will get creative, learn facts and have an end of week party. Breakfast, snacks, lunch and afternoon tea (for late pick-ups) are included. This camp also caters to slightly older children, so siblings can go together and make the most of the 10 per cent discount.
Ages 2-7, Dhs165-195 (daily), Dhs1,300-1,600 (10 days) 7.30am-2pm and 6pm, April 8-12 and 15-19. Umm Al Sheif Street, 04 394 4473; www.thekensingtonnursery.com.
If you like this, try:
British Orchard Nursery
Ages 2-5, Dhs135 (daily) Dhs675 (weekly). 9am-1pm, April 8-19, Beach Road and Mankool Road branches. 04 398 3536, 04 395 3570; www.britishorchardnursery.com
Kid’s Island Spring Camp
Ages 2-5, Dhs145 (daily) Dhs435 (three days) Dhs580 (four days) Dhs725 (five days). 8am-12.30pm, April 8-19, Kid’s Island Nursery, near Safa Park. 04 394 2578; www.kidsislandnursery.com.
Little Scholars Academy
Ages 6 months-4 years, 7am-1.30pm, Dhs175 (daily) Dhs775 (5 days) or 7am till 6pm, Dhs250 (Daily) 1,140 (5 days), April 8-19. Offers bus service pick up and drop off, Dhs150 (daily) Dhs600 (weekly) Umm Suqeim, 04 395 5532; www.lsa.ae.
Orange Tree Children’s Nursery
Themes are clouds, rain and rainbows. Activities include gym and fitness classes, Kindermusic and Kinderdance, arts and crafts, outdoor play, gardening, cooking. Ages 18-months to five years, 9am-12 noon, Dhs50 (daily) Dhs250 (per week). Additional transport also available. Al Jafliya, Bur Dubai. 04 386 1575 (email@example.com).