The Sustainable City Nursery

The Sustainable City Nursery

In November 2016, Norway’s international childcare and education brand, CreaKids, opened the first certified sustainable nursery in the UAE. All materials being used to construct the nursery are sustainable, 100% of the 2300 sq metres of paint will be low/zero VOC (water based). 100% of the 1100 sq metres of gypsum will be recycled from fermacel/knauf. All support, including ceiling support (gypsum support) will be 100% steel (naturally sustainable) and 1100 sq metres of flooring is made from eco friendly vinyl. CreaKids is seeking certification from LEED, SKA, and Estidama.


The nursery is located in The Sustainable City which is  conveniently to many communities such as Motor City, Arabian Ranches, Layan / Waha, Mudon and many new and upcoming communities. The Sustainable City, the premises will encompass 1,050 square metres of learning space including 2 play areas, one a covered court yard and the other outdoors to make use of the winter season outside.

CreaKids The Sustainable City is proud to be affiliated with top schools in Dubai. See below our current list of schools:  

  • Regent International School
  • Sunmarke School
  • JSS International School
  • Dubai Heights Academy
  • Bradenton Prep School
  • Clarion School
  • Winchester School



This academic year, Sep 2016, The Sustainable City will cater to children from infancy to 4 years of age.

Infant Class

Infancy to walking

Toddler Class

1 - 2 years

Norwegian Preschool

2 - 3 years

Norwegian Pre K

2.9 - 4 years

Montessori Pre K

2.9 - 4 years

(Please note that both curriculums follow the vertical age grouping in which the PRE K age group is mixed). The younger children learn from the older ones and the older ones teach the younger children.  This method is called scaffolding and it is a very elite method of teaching in which many theorists the likes of Maria Montessori and Lev Vygotsky have successfully implemented.

For an example of scaffolding, a child is given a puzzle and is unsuccessful on his own or would take a long time to do so, but was able to follow it after an interaction with the teacher, and has developed competence at the skill that will be applied to all future puzzles. This ability develops more with every guidance given and allows the child to develop his skills and use them on his own, developing higher mental functions.


We offer two languages, French and Arabic. The classes are conducted by a group called Baby Arabia.

The Heart Programme

The Heart Programme is an interactive session that allows the children to express their emotions and feelings in a positive way, through stories, pictures, scenarios and role play. The heart program is incorporated in everything we do on a daily basis. Every class gets a focus session of the heart programme, once a week.

Book Time

We have a vast variety books on different topics and themes that range from the ages 0-6 years. Children attend story sessions on a daily basis. Parent volunteers are also invited to conduct reading sessions on a weekly basis, throughout the year, as an ongoing parent involvement program.

Outdoor Play Area

We have 2 safe outdoor play areas, that allow the children to indulge in climbing, jumping, sliding, and riding in addition to sand and water play.

Nature Walks

We give the children the opportunity to explore and discover by being part of nature in the community. Our children enjoy nature walks where we visit the Biodomes, the duck pond, the chicken coop, and the stables. We also enjoy picnics on a regular bases.

Our Nursery Programs & Curriculum



CreaKids Facility Tours

Ibn Battuta location

Sunday to Thursday at 1.30pm


The Sustainable City location

Sunday to Thursday from 1pm-5pm

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The Sustainable City Nursery:

Hours: Sun – Thurs: 8am – 6pm
*except holidays

Phone: 04 240 6728

Email: nursery@creakids.ae

Ibn Battuta ELC:

Hours: Sun – Thu: 8am – 6pm
*except holidays

Phone: 04 368 4130

Email: elc@creakids.ae

Ibn Battuta Play Zone

Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm


Phone: 04 361 9315

Email: playzone@creakids.ae