Nurturing Your Child Through Every Stage of Development
Children can only grow to their full potential if their needs are met at each stage of development. With this in mind, we adapted our approach to fully engage your child's brain from the second you enter Redwood Nursery.
Children at our nurseries learn both academic and vital social skills. Below we’ll walk through how our approach changes at each new stage of development.
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First Steps Into A Bigger World

A baby's brain doubles in size in its first year” Harvard, 2022. The stimulus it receives is critically important in the first 12 months of life. We encourage your child to feel confident to explore, providing them the nurturing care that forms the foundations of early learning.

  • Develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Natural play materials & a calm environment
  • Daily updates on your child’s progress
Discovering the wonder of their world

We provide a warm, safe and nurturing environment in which children can grow and develop. Treating children as individuals and embracing them in a loving environment, cultivates a child who is happy, confident and insightful.

We constantly strive to develop new and innovative ideas, and during these early years, our aim is to inspire an excitement for life, discovery and a curiosity to explore the newness of everything around them.

Exploration & Discovery

By age 3, your child’s brain has developed over 100 Trillion new neurons” (Harvard, 2022). This is the key period for growth, ensuring their attention and interest are developed in these critical years.

At this age, Redwood children begin to learn writing & counting using concrete forms. This leads to deep integration of this knowledge and a solid base to grow from.

  • First steps into reading & writing
  • Support in creating a positive self-image
  • Learn courtesy and empathy through modeling
  • Child-led learning for maximum growth
Resilience & Getting Ready For School

This is the age where your child’s brain fine tunes itself” (Harvard, 2022). Primary senses like touch, vision & motor skills are nearly fully developed. This is where we seed children with a lifelong love of knowledge and confidence in their ability to learn.

Our approach for this age includes reading, writing, creative play, and cooperation. Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace, which builds their independence & resilience.

  • First steps into reading & writing
  • Support in creating a positive self-image
  • Learn courtesy and empathy through modelling
  • Child-led learning for maximum growth
lay the foundations for academic success

Positive association with learning is the key focus for these final preparatory years before primary school” (Harvard, 2022). This is where we develop their love of learning, setting them up for success in the school system.

We offer a KHDA approved advanced Montessori programme. Redwood students are frequently enrolled in the top schools in UAE & abroad. Our approach means students are already reading & doing foundational maths as they’re ready to enter school.

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  • Learn a growth mindset through Montessori methods
  • Gain good learning habits & a postive self image
  • Cooperation & leadership modelled in mixed-age classes

Our Montessori-based curriculum

Here at Redwood Montessori Nursery, there are so many ways we help each child flourish. By exploring the fascinating world in which they live and are surrounded by, children will strengthen their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

Through our wide and varied curriculum, children will build concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect – all of which will help them make the transition to big school as easy as possible.

Practical lessons

Children love the feeling of independence, and in our Montessori classroom, they get to enjoy activities where they take charge. Pouring, hand-washing and polishing, cleaning and organising are just a few of the activities they can enjoy. Practical tasks such as these help children develop concentration and attention to detail.

Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence – Dr. Maria Montessori.

Cultural studies

As part of enriching our young learners here at Redwood, we educate them on the wonders of science, geography and history. An early introduction to these subjects develops knowledge, increases vocabulary and reading skills, develops physical skills and stimulates the senses.


The language programme at Redwood focuses on communication skills, vocabulary, speaking, listening, literature, grammar and writing. Each child pursues these separate skills at his or her own pace. Exercises include rhyming games, matching objects to pictures, sandpaper letters, and language cards.

Sensorial exercises

We look to educate and refine a child’s senses through sensorial materials that encourage exploration of dimension, shape, colour, texture, weight, aroma, taste and pitch. These materials are designed to simplify learning and awareness of the environment by isolating difficulty, isolating the senses, encouraging mastery through repetition and learning self-correction.


The maths curriculum focuses on the understanding of numbers, counting skills, measurement, fractions, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The Montessori method isolates each learning concept and introduces it to the child one step at a time.


Development of fine motor skills is crucial in the first few years of life. At Redwood, we put together a personalised programme for each child based on age-appropriate physical activities and skills. The ultimate goal is to support all children along the path to lifetime physical fitness by developing individual strengths, team building skills, self-discipline, coordination, balance, endurance and sportsmanship.


From babies to five-year-olds, each child at Redwood is taught art, music and movement in combination with cultural studies, history, literature, and more. We celebrate multiple perspectives – to us, there is no right and wrong solution to a problem. It’s all about creativity and self-expression which we seek to foster through auditory, kinaesthetic and visual stimuli.


Music at Redwood combines individual and group work with lessons designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles. Through music, children can develop a sense of self-confidence, satisfaction and individuality – qualities we nurture and showcase through regular performances that reveal some of their hidden talents.

Enrichment Program

We strive to encourage the development of each child’s skills and abilities. So, from 2 to 4pm each day, we offer a wide variety of activities such as boxing, drumming, cooking, music, arts, karate and more. These stimulating and challenging activities teach and promote respect, self-discipline and independence, but most of all, give children the chance to have fun.

Participation is optional and advanced booking is essential. While there are no fees for basic classes, some specialty classes may have an associated cost.

Daily Updates Sent To Your Phone

Through the Educore app, we update you daily with photos and reports of your child’s growth, and development, all direct to your phone with images & stories..

Our team has a direct relationship with you, providing daily updates so you are always in-the-know.

Redwood parents often tell us how excited they are to check the reports on their phones each day, eager to see their children's growth. We are your trusted partner and we value that responsibility.

Nurse and on-site clinic The nurse visits each room daily and will be available to discuss and review any issues pertaining to sick or unwell children, as well as any accidents/injuries sustained in the previous 24 hours. In addition, the nurse plays an integral role, in partnership with the practitioners, to ensure your child comes to nursery in good health, and that during the day and at pick-up times, remains healthy and safe.

The primary role of the Nursery Nurse and clinic:

  • + To provide emergency or first aid care to sick or injured children by the Nurse.
  • + Administer nursing care appropriate to the identified needs of the children.
  • + To assist the doctor in conducting medical examinations for all children.
  • + Inform parents of any illness outbreaks at the Nursery,
  • + Implement health and safety policies throughout the Nursery.
  • + Maintain medical information for all children.
  • + Maintain and submit required records and reports as required by the Ministry of Health.

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