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Busy Bees Nursery

Al Waab


Busy Bees opened in September 2004 with five classrooms and in August 2006 we moved to larger premises with seven classrooms. Since 2013, we have nine classrooms available. Busy Bees is a successful feeder nursery to good primary schools such as Doha English Speaking School, Doha College Primary School, The American School of Doha, Park House International School, Qatar International School among others. Busy Bees is trusted by parents to offer a child-centred approach, where children are encouraged to develop their creativity, individuality and self-confidence in secure surroundings and led by willing staff that have a real rapport with the children in their care. We believe children need to feel a sense of security and belonging when they are away from their parents. They learn through play and this is the key to the philosophy of our entire nursery. We strive to ensure that all children feel happy, relaxed and safe and encourage them to feel confident in co-operating and developing good relationships with the adults caring for them.


  1. Provide a caring, fun, secure and yet challenging learning environment in which children are able to reach their full potential through play and fun.
  2. Provide a dedicated team of leaders to promote a happy environment for learning morals, values and social skills.
  3. Provide a broad, balanced and relevant high quality education meeting the needs of individuals.
  4. Promote equality of opportunity, independent thinking, high self-esteem, tolerance and respect for others.
  5. Develop open communication with parents.
  6. Actively promote education as a life long and life enhancing process.


The nursery follows the UK’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES) programme called ‘Stepping Stones’ and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and we are Jolly Phonics trained from November 2013.

The Stepping Stones consist of 7 headings –

  1. Language Development
  2. Literacy Development
  3. Mathematical Development
  4. Creative Development/ Expressive Art and Design
  5. Physical Development
  6. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  7. Knowledge and Understanding of the World


At Busy Bees, you will find a wide range of appropriate learning materials and stimulating, high quality toys and activities that take place both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

Children are encouraged to exercise, rest and play, contributing positively to their physical, emotional and educational development.

Surrounded by their peers, they can develop at their own pace, play a full part in activities devised for their age and enthusiastically learn new skills.

Our activities include:

  1. Indoor play
  2. Outdoor plays
  3. Kitchen Fun
  4. Soft Play Room
  5. Arabic, French and Spanish lessons for 3yrs +
  6. Sensory Garden (new for September)
  7. Music and Movement
  8. Arts and Crafts
  9. Sensory gardening
  10. Water Play (seasonal)
  11. Computer Corner (3 years plus)
  12. Educational Visits to places of interest
  13. Gym Club
  14. Quran Classes
  15. Nutricionalist
  16. Dress up & role play
  17. Messy play and play dough
  18. Pencil control & scissors control
  19. Singing time
  20. Parachute Play
  21. Theatre time
  22. Sand play
  23. Library & Story time
  24. Numeracy games
  25. Sensory play
  26. Visitors to Nursery


Your child may be grouped according to their abilities and not always to their age.

We have 3 terms and children may move up a class at the beginning of a new term and also throughout the term.


  1. Each class sets out a daily plan in 30 minute sections. We cover a wide range of activities, including music and movement, jigsaws, pencil control time, play dough, role play to name but a few.
  2. For the under 2’s, we take every effort to ensure the smooth transition from home to nursery. We require parents to fill out our questionnaire in our ‘Care Plan’ thus giving us an idea of the child’s regular routines.
  3. For our older children 2 years plus, they will settle into a routine laid out by the Leader. A copy of this routine will be available for viewing outside the classroom door.


Our 10 classrooms and are set out as below:

  1. Non Walkers - From 6 months of age
  2. Little Bees – 1 year to 2 years
  3. Beehive – 2 years to 2½ years
  4. The Bees Nest – 2 years to 2 ½ years
  5. Honey Bees – 2½ years to 3 years
  6. Bumble Bees – 2½ years to 3 years
  7. Honeycomb – 3 years to 3½ years
  8. Queen Bees – 3 years to 3½ years
  9. King Bees – 3½ years to 4 years
  10. Honey Pot - 3½ years to 4 years


  1. MANAGER: Miss Nadene Shameem
  2. Office Assistant and Storeroom Manager: Miss Eden
  3. Staff Supervisor: Miss Maricel Ga-ang
  4. Receptionist: Miss Salma
  5. Nurse: Nurse Janet
  6. Nutritionist: Miss Eishah
  7. Class Leaders: Miss Rehana, Miss Fathima, Miss Shabeena, Miss Zarish, Miss Estie, Miss Simone, Miss Izza, Miss Humera and Miss Hana.
  8. Class Assistants: Miss Ludevina, Miss Margie, Miss Grace, Miss Geethani, Miss Jovith, Miss Marianne, Miss Sarah, Miss Annabelle, Miss Shiela, Miss Lorna
  9. F, Miss Maricel Gabriel, Miss Lorna T, Miss Vicenta, Miss Jessica, Miss Anusha, Miss Flor, Miss Fe, Miss Devorah, Miss Annalee.
  10. Floaters: Miss Ammabel
  11. Learning Support: Miss Charlotte and Miss Caitlin
  12. Caretakers: Miss Mona and Miss Elizabeth
  13. French and Arabic Leader: Miss Maya
  14. IT and Spanish Leader: Miss Olga
  15. Gymnastics Leader: Miss Victoria

Suitably qualified staff can enjoy a wonderful career in child care with us and we offer in-house training to enhance your child care skills.

We, at Busy Bees Nursery, are looking forward to welcoming new ladies to join our team and we would love to hear from you. We offer a 50% staff discount on fees for all staff children. Our working hours are similar to school hours and our holidays follow the major British School holidays as much as possible.

Parents Zon 

Dear Parents, welcome to the Busy Bees Nursery Family!  

Please, download the Parent handbook 2013 - 2014 to read all the  important  information about our policies and procedures.

If you wish to discuss anything about the contents of the Parent Handbook, then please kindly call to the office 4447 2319 where a member of out staff will be only too pleased to assist you.

May I wish you a pleasant journey as we watch your child grow and mature with us at Busy Bees!