emeraldcity_banner_menu-image27th November 2017

Dear Emerald City Nursery Friends, Contractors, Suppliers and Providers,

Notice For All Of Emerald City Nursery Closing on Thursday 14th December 2017

It is with the saddest regret we inform you that due to a change of Nursery Government rules which is – children under the age of six years must be on the ground level only.  These new regulations became known to us only recently at the time of the renewal of our Nursery License.

As it is not possible for the Nursery to continue without utilizing the first level, we have no choice but to cease Nursery operations as from Thursday 14th December 2017.
If convenient for Emerald City Nursery parent’s, we have spaces for their children to attend our other Nurseries which are also open throughout the three-week Winter Break – Sunday 17th December until Thursday 4th January 2017 

Yellow Brick Road Nursery, Al Garhoud
Crystal Valley Nursery, Al Mizher
Indigo Valley Nursery, Al Twar2.

If you would like your child or baby to attend either of our three Nurseries, then we would make all necessary arrangements for a seamless transfer.  Each of our other three Beautiful Minds Nurseries follow the same philosophy, teaching and learning styles as parents and all others are accustomed to at Emerald City Nursery.

We thank you in advance for your understanding of this situation and with full respect for the United Arab Emirates Governing Rules and Regulations, we continue to follow all that is required of us.
We are offering staff positions within our other Nurseries and currently transferring twenty staff to the three Beautiful Minds Nurseries.  We are supporting each of our Nursery team members in the most positive way possible.

Outside providers and all other concerned persons, for any enquiry, please directly contact me via email, thank you.

For each of our beautiful Emerald City Nursery babies and children, we wish you all the very best wishes that life can possibly bring.  From our hearts we thank you for your joy and inspirational wisdom, you are our teachers, we are just here to do what is right for you and to gently guide you towards a wonderful life, thank you and we love you.
For all our past Emerald City Nursery babies and children, we extend a grateful and loving thank you for spending your early years with us, we loved caring for you and we wish you a continued happy and joyful life.

Kind regards
Bernadette King-Turner
Managing Director

Emerald City Nursery Farewell to All

Emerald City Nursery Farewell to All


In our beautiful ‘Victorian’ style dining room children come together and enjoy the social experience of a meal time. Independence is promoted and children can serve their own meals, they can pour their own glass of water, help themselves to teaspoons from the ‘crystal bowl,’ use the rose water sprinkler to freshen their hands and can wash their hands and face with a lemongrass scented flannel. We have paid attention to every detail in the dining room, in an effort to turn this ‘routine’ into a ‘ritual.’

Meal times are very special, social experiences for the children and it is during the meal times that the children will learn many excellent behavioural qualities of life, such as sharing, patience, politeness, understanding and acceptance of others. Plus of course, appropriate dining etiquette for their age groups.

The Start of the New Day – Breakfast

We understand it is often very difficult for children to rush through breakfast at home before arriving at the nursery, therefore, a healthy breakfast is offered to all the children in the dining room. This special breakfast time will allow your children to relax, enjoy breakfast and spend time interacting with the other children before starting their Nursery day.

The ‘Hungry’ Time of the Day – Lunchtime

Lunch times are between the hours of 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Emerald City Nursery offers a freshly prepared hot cooked lunch for all the children. The menu is available upon request at the reception desk. Our lunch menu has a two-week set menu and your children receive a highly nutritious and balanced diet. Due to the possibility of allergic reactions – fish, eggs and all nuts are always excluded from our Nursery menu.

Special Diets If your child suffers from any food allergies or has any special dietary requirement it is of utmost importance that you state this in his/her registration form as well as informing the classroom teacher.

Mini Meals – Please provide a healthy afternoon ‘mini meal’ for your children, as they will eat again at around 2:00p.m (if your child is registered for extended hours an additional  ‘mini meal’ must be provided for 4:00 pm).

Healthy Nutrition – We encourage only healthy diets for the children, therefore, we advise parents to provide only good quality, low sugar-content snack foods. Nuts of any sort are not allowed in the Nursery due to the possibility of allergic reactions and choking.

Due to the extremely high trans fat content plus the dangers of consuming acrylamide we advise parents not to bring potato crisps into the Nursery, plus no carbonated drinks.

Fruits, cut vegetables, crackers with cheese, yoghurt pots, and wholemeal small sandwiches are all healthy examples of snacks you can provide.

Birthday Celebrations – Throughout the year we celebrate lots of boys and girls birthdays. Please refer to our Birthday Policy available at the Nursery Reception.