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FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Fee Structure?

Registration Fee

Administration Fee AED 500
Medical Fee AED 600
Deposit (To be deducted from 1st Term’s Fees) AED 1,900
Total Registration Fee AED 3,000

Term Fees for Academic Year September 2018 – June 2019

Please note:
   - There are 3 terms in an academic year
   - Term fees are paid in advance
   - Yearly and monthly payment options also available

JINS Regent (The Greens)

Academic Term 07:00 - 08:00 08:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 18:00
3 Days AED 800 AED 10,600 AED 975 AED 750 AED 1,275 AED 1,650 AED 2,450
4 Days AED 900 AED 10,950 AED 1,170 AED 900 AED 1.530 AED 1,980 AED 2,880
5 Days AED 1000 AED 11,600 AED 1,300 AED 1,000 AED 1,700 AED 2,200 AED 3,200

JINS Al Safa

Academic Term 07:00 - 08:00 08:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 18:00
3 Days AED 800 AED 9,500 AED 975 AED 750 AED 1,275 AED 1,650 AED 2,450
4 Days AED 900 AED 10,500 AED 1,170 AED 900 AED 1.530 AED 1,980 AED 2,880
5 Days AED 1000 AED 11,600 AED 1,300 AED 1,000 AED 1,700 AED 2,200 AED 3,200

JINS Downtown

Academic Term 07:00 - 08:00 08:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 18:00
3 Days AED 900 AED 11,150 AED 940 AED 675 AED 1,350 AED 1,725 AED 2,625
4 Days AED 1,080 AED 12,150 AED 1,125 AED 810 AED 1,620 AED 2,070 AED 3,150
5 Days AED 1,200 AED 13,250 AED 1,250 AED 900 AED 1,800 AED 2,300 AED 3,500

JINS Sunmarke (JVT)

Academic Term 07:00 - 08:00 08:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 18:00
3 Days AED 940 AED 11,290 AED 975 AED 750 AED 1,275 AED 1,650 AED 2,590
4 Days AED 1,125 AED 11,640 AED 1,170 AED 900 AED 1,530 AED 1,980 AED 3,105
5 Days AED 1,250 AED 12,290 AED 1,300 AED 1,000 AED 1,700 AED 2,200 AED 3,450

What are the due dates for the payment of the Term Fees?

Autumn Term: 1st August
Spring Term: 1st December
Summer Term: 15th March
Re-enrolment: 1st May

Child placement and age groups

Children are placed in classes based on age groups:

  • Little Learners: 0-1 year
  • Curious Beginners: 1-2 years
  • Inquisitive Adventurers: 2-2.5 years
  • Confident Explorers: 2.6-3 years
  • Active Discoverers: 3+ year

Do you have sibling discounts?

The Nursery offers sibling discounts for families with multiple siblings:

  • 1st Child: Full tuition fee
  • 2nd Child: 5% tuition fee discount
  • 3rd Child: 5% tuition fee discount

Transportation

JINS operates an optional air-conditioned transport service to various parts of Dubai, 5 days a week, with options for 1-way or 2-ways.

What curriculum do you follow at JINS?

Our curriculum is based on the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).

Can a child join in the middle of the term?

If a child joins during the Academic year, and a place has been reserved for the child from the beginning of the Academic Year, then the Full Tuition Fees for the term unattended from the beginning of the Academic Year are payable.

If a child joins at any time during the Academic Year, the full amount of Registration, Medical, Advance and other fees are payable. However, the Tuition Fees will be calculated on a pro rata rate for that term depending on when the child has joined.

What are the documents required for admission?

  • Completed JINS Application Form
  • 1 copy of Child’s Birth Certificate
  • UAE Family Book (Emiratis Only)
  • 4 colour passport size photographs of Child (please write Child’s name at the back)
  • 1 copy of Child’s Passport
  • 1 copy of Child’s UAE Residence Visa
  • 1 copy of Sponsor’s/Father’s Passport with UAE Residence Visa
  • Company letter if Visa is under process
  • 1 copy of updated Immunisation/Vaccination record in English
  • JINS Indemnity/Consent Form
  • JINS Medical Consent and Declaration Form
  • JINS Vaccination Information

Payment methods

Payments can be made via cash or cheque.

JINS Al Wasl

Payment can be also made via wire transfer through the following account:
Account Name: Jumeirah International Nursery
Bank Name: Emirates NBD
Branch: Al Hudaiba
Account Number: 101 203 509 71 02
IBAN #: AE030260001012035097102
Swift Code: EBILAEAD
Remarks: Child’s Name and Year Group

Please supply the name of the child and the Invoice Number as a reference and send an email to accounts.jins1@forteseducation.com after wire transfer.

JINS Al Safa

Payment can be also made via wire transfer through the following account:
Account Name: Jumeirah International Nursery
Bank Name: Emirates NBD
Branch: Oud Metha Branch
Account Number: 101 207 260 41 01
IBAN #: AE510260001012072604101
Swift Code: EBILAEAD
Remarks: Child’s Name and Year Group

Please supply the name of the child and the Year Group as a reference and send an email to accounts.jins2@forteseducation.com after wire transfer.

JINS South Ridge Downtown

Payment can be also made via wire transfer through the following account:
Account Name: Jumeirah International Nursery
Bank Name: Emirates NBD
Branch: Jebel Ali Free Zone branch
Account Number: 1014785604201
IBAN #: AE230260001014785604201
Swift Code: EBILAEAD
Remarks: Child’s Name and Year Group

Please supply the name of the child and the Invoice Number as a reference and send an email to accounts.jins3@forteseducation.com after wire transfer.

Jumeirah Village Triangle

Payment can be also made via wire transfer through the following account:
Account Name: SUNMARKE SCHOOL LLC
Bank Name: National Bank of Fujairah PJSC
Branch: Jebel Ali
Account Number: 012000921414
IBAN #: AE220380000012000921414
Swift Code: NBFUAEAFDXB
Remarks: Child’s Name and Year Group

When can we book for a tour of the Nursery facilities?

If you wish to have a tour of our facilities, please contact our Nursery Office, to make an appointment between 8am and 4pm, Sunday-Thursday. A Nursery Parent Liaison will give you a guided tour and answer queries regarding availability, framework followed, documents required, fee structure and Nursery policies.

Where are your Nurseries located?

"We currently have four branches in Al Safa, Downtown Dubai, The Greens (within the campus of Regent Int'l School) and Jumeirah Village Triangle (within the campus of Sunmarke School)".

Does the Nursery offer any languages?

At JINS we offer Arabic and French Lessons once a week teaching basic Arabic and French words, songs and phrases. At Al Wasl branch we offer Russian Language, with Baby Club Methodology.

Transport regulations

Bus transport is governed by the Nursery’s Bus Rules and Regulations which are subject to change at the discretion of the Nursery and in line with the RTA. Children must be 2+ years to travel on the nursery bus. Parents sign a bus contract for the Academic year that they are using the buses.

What are the terms per Academic Year?

Autumn Term: September – December
Spring Term: January – March
Summer Term: April – June

Can I withdraw my child from the Nursery in the middle of the year?

If a child withdraws at any time, or does not join JINS, the fees for Registration, Medical, Early Class, Learning Hub, Uniform, Learning Support Fees, Transport, Paid ECA’s etc., are non-refundable.

If a notice or withdrawal of a child is initiated by JINS, the pro-rata balance of Tuition Fees paid will be refunded after deducting the Booking, Registration.

A parent can withdraw their child from JINS by providing one full term’s written notice in order to secure a refund of the advance of the Tuition fee if any. Failing to do so, the Fees will be non-refundable.

What's next for JINS? Are there any more openings planned?

The demographics of Dubai are changing and JINS intend to be a part of every community. The Middle East, in general, has a dire need for quality Early Years settings. The JINS brand is one that resonates with parents immediately when they think of excellence in early years education. The parents come to us for the quality of service and resources we have to offer as well as for classroom practices and the Early Years Curriculum applications we have developed with over 30 years of experience, JINS expansion plans include 10 new locations in the next 2 years. In 2016, we opened the doors to our state-of-the-art facility within the campus of Sunmarke School in Jumeirah Village Triangle.

What qualifications do your teachers hold?

The staff across all the branches are qualified teachers with either B Ed, BSc in Childcare, NVQ3, NNEB Nursery Nurses, Cache Level 3 and or 2. All are full-time Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Can you elaborate on the syllabus?

JINS provides high quality active learning programmes and developmental objectives for children aged 6 weeks to 3+ years of age. We follow Early Years Foundation Stage Framework of British National Curriculum. We give children endless opportunities to grow, learn and imagine. Providing a balanced approach to learning, we give parents a peace of mind that the children will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

What sets JINS apart from other Nurseries in Dubai?

The JINS system is designed to provide the latest educational resources and materials in a print-rich friendly environment which stimulates every child’s imagination. The JINS transitional pathway ensures individual attention to children via regular observations, planning, assessments and feedback for developing their unique potential. We create a warm, welcoming environment where children grow from bundle of joy to bundle of curiosity. We also offer enrichment programmes and supplemental educational opportunities which complement our curriculum practices like Sticky Kids, Rhythmic Beats, Aqua Kids, Marhaba Language programme and much more.

Tell us more about JINS

All the Nurseries have a wonderful selection of fully-equipped “inoutainment” (inside and outside) areas to help children develop fully whilst they explore the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Facilities also include outdoor areas, such as grass zones with “get active sessions”, play zone with a range of climbing apparatus, as well as indoor and outdoor sand and water play areas in addition to versatile physical activity zones in all the classrooms. The Nurseries offer a well-stocked library, interactive and multipurpose zones and well-resourced classrooms. The pride and joy of JINS is the Zig Zag Zoom indoor edutainment center, which offers a role play area which is regularly transformed into various activity zones as well. The Nursery caters to working, non-working, visiting parents who want to provide supervise, safe, edutainment for their children at their convenience.

Contact details

Al Safa (in Umm Suqeim) T: +971 4 394 5567
The Greens (Regent Int'l School) T: +971 4 391 8886
Downtown (Southridge next to Burj Khalifa) T: +971 4 456 4955
JVT (Sunmarke School) T: +971 4 423 8910

Do you have any spaces in your Nursery?

The best approach is to contact the Nursery because while we expect to be very busy from September, availability will change throughout the year.

Can I visit your Nursery?

It is essential that you visit the Nursery before making any arrangements. You will need to arrange an appointment for the visit. During your visit we will show you around and explain how we operate our Nursery.

What will my child need to bring to the Nursery?

Children in our care need to bring in food, milk and drink. They also need to be provided with nappies, cream and spare clothing just in case. Some children have special comforters which are welcome at the Nursery. The Nursery runs a food programme called Yummy Tummy, which offers breakfast, snack and lunch. It costs AED25 per day.

What happens if my child is ill?

Telephone or email the Nursery if your child is ill. Due to staffing commitments we are unable to refund families for days absent due to sickness. If your child becomes ill during our care we will closely monitor the child and immediately contact parents. In an emergency we will make a judgment if it is necessary to quickly take a child to the closet hospital. It is important that the welfare of all the children in the Nursery is safeguarded and for this reason a child with a contagious illness should not be brought into the Nursery.

Can we alter the registration times?

The booked registration times form part of a complicated jigsaw that needs to be accurately staffed according to child/adult staffing ratios. However, where it is possible we will try to accommodate small changes provided that we are informed by the 15th of each month for the following month. It is not possible to swap one day for another without altering the registration. Talking is always good but it is always best to confirm potential alterations by email.

What are the arrangements for dropping off and collection of children?

As the adult/child ratios are statutory, we are obliged to monitor drop off and pick up times and if necessary have the registration times adjusted. Punctuality is therefore important because if children arrive before their booked time the adult/child ratios in the Nursery may be affected. Children should never be collected late. The Nurseries are a secure facility and access is strictly controlled. All parents or carers are met at the door by a member of staff. Parents or carers must be recognised in order to gain entry. Occasionally, a child may be collected by another nominated person - in this case an ID must be presented. Without the ID we will not hand over a child.

Is there a particular member of staff who will look after my child?

Each child has a Key Person who will maintain a progress file on that child. These files contain the EYFS record. The quality of our progress files is a feature of our Nursery and these are always available for parents to view. On a day-to-day basis all staff know the needs of all children and staff work as a team to create and develop each child. Our children/staff ratios are always generous and there is always the opportunity to receive feedback from staff about a child's day. More formally, we undertake to offer a Parent Meeting in the year as well as a transition meeting during the term around the time of your child's second birthday.

How to Choose a Nursery

We understand that as a parent you have a wide choice of childcare providers offering different benefits to you as a parent. Nurseries also differ in various aspects of the day care they offer. This comprehensive check list is designed to help you ask the right questions when selecting a Nursery that is right for you and your child.

We sincerely wish you choose JINS and we guarantee that we will provide an outstanding childcare education for your son or daughter.

Choosing a Nursery

  • Does the Nursery feel happy, warm and welcoming? Do the children seem happy and are they interacting with the staff?
  • Are the opening hours suitable for you?
  • Is the day Nursery open all year round?
  • Is the building safe, comfortable and geared for child care?
  • Is the day Nursery registered? Is the certificate on display?
  • Is the day Nursery properly equipped to care for each age group? Is it bright and clean?
  • Can parents visit at any time?
  • Is there a safe outdoor play area?

Policies of the Nursery

  • Does the day have a realistic attitude towards the needs of working parents?
  • Does the day Nursery have a secure procedure for the collection of children?
  • Check entry /exit security
  • Is there a formal list of exclusion for communicable illnesses?
  • Check emergency evacuation procedures?
  • Can you see their policies?
  • What is their policy on discipline?
  • Do the day Nursery have a strong equal opportunity policy?
  • Is the Nursery flexible and does it take parental requests into account?
  • What is their settling in period for new children?

Organisation of childcare

  • Does the day Nursery consider and meet emotional, physical and educational needs of children from 45 days – 4 years?
  • Children of a similar of age should be grouped together, but check that they also have opportunity to mix.
  • Is the child able to rest or sleep in a quiet area?
  • Ask other parents how they view the day Nursery.
  • Is there an emphasis on fun and well-being?
  • Does the day Nursery encourage healthy eating? Check what they cook and that their menus are well balanced and nutritious.
  • Are bathrooms hygienic with areas for children to wash their hands? Is the children’s personal privacy considered?
  • Are all dietary requirements catered for?
  • Does the Nursery encourage good personal hygiene habits like washing hands and brushing teeth?
  • Do they have suitable nappy changing and toilet facilities?

Staff within the Nursery

  • What is the staff turnover like?
  • Are the staff friendly and sincere? How do they seem with the children? How do they get on with each other?
  • Is the Manager suitably qualified and experienced?
  • Are the staff interested in you and your child? Do they listen to you and your questions?
  • Are there First Aiders on site?
  • Does the Nursery adhere to the minimum staff ratios?
  • Are the staff well trained? Ofsted dictates a minimum of 50% qualified staff

Curriculum and EYFS

  • What will be your child’s routine? How does the day Nursery and preschool plan its activities and how varied are they?
  • Is there a structured curriculum based on the guild lines of the foundation stage of the National Curriculum, preparing children for primary school?
  • Is there a computer for use by older children?
  • Does the Nursery enhance its daily routine with interesting activities or outings? Does this apply to all ages including babies?
  • How is the information about your child’s day communicated to you? Are activity plans on display to view and is there evidence of well- rounded curriculum?

Following these questions will provide you with the most informed choice when it comes to choosing a Nursery. If you would like to book a visit at one of our outstanding state of the art facilities, please call to book a tour and we look forward to meeting you!

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