Welcome to the ‘First Steps’ Nursery, Abu Dhabi
WhyFirst Steps Nursery
At First Steps Nursery we aim to provide a setting where children can develop their self-esteem as they participate in an environment that encourages and respects their independence and capabilities in physical, social, intellectual and emotional development, we do so through spontaneous free play and interaction, such as discovery and exploration, problem solving and hands-on experiences.
Pretending or imaginative play is very important in child development.
Through play, children develop who they are, their cognitive, language, physical skills develop them through play experiences, as well as their imagination, concentration self-confidence and social skills.
By providing a setting for role play, the children are allowed o make sense of their immediate world. Children have opportunities to work together, express their feelings and use language to communicate roles thru cooperative play, they learn how to take turns, share responsibilities , and creatively problem solving. Our pretend room includes home area, carpentry, hospital, reading and quiet area, cars and trucks, dress up area, salon, and super market area.
We at First Steps Nursery are very lucky to have an indoor air conditioned gym that we can use all year round specially during hot months and also during rainy days. We have placed a lot of care to create a safe place where children can play and grow.
Active play is important for child’s health, growth and development gym has many benefits:
o Building strong hearts, muscles and bones
o Developing movement and coordination
o Encouraging self-esteem
o Develop emotional skills
Exploring children to music during development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of words. Dancing to music helps children build, motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression.
For children music also helps strengthen memory skills. We go to the music room at least once a week for our music lesson, where we can sing dance and use all kinds of musical instruments
Outside Play Area
Children in First steps are fortunate enough to have access to two outdoor play areas. A big garden where children can explore play in sand and water tables, plant and grow seeds.
The other play area where they can develop the large muscle group, burn off excess energy, an opportunity to get some fresh air and a chance to use their “outdoor voices”.
The playground is fenced and well-padded to avoid any accidents; it is equipped with climbing frame, swings, slides, cars and bikes.