KHDA's Admission Guidelines for Nurseries

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 26 January 2022
KHDA's Admission Guidelines for Nurseries

Education regulator Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) revealed admission guidelines as it released a new guide for early childhood education operators.

A child must be aged between 45 days and six years to be admitted to an ‘early childhood centre’ in Dubai.

More than 200 nurseries and early childhood centres, including 15 new centres that opened in 2021, currently cater to children in Dubai. The new guide supports investors in Dubai’s early childhood education and care sector.

The process to open or expand an early education centre has been streamlined, with reduced documentation requirements and faster processing times.

Guidelines for early childhood centres include:

  • New centres need to have dedicated education and care plans and have a clear governance structure in place
  • All staff employed must have suitable attributes, qualifications, knowledge and experience for their role
  • Staff caring for children aged 45 days to 35 months should have expertise in baby and toddler care and development
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