The first few years of life are the most critical for brain development, laying the foundation, from cognitive skills and academic achievement to social-emotional wellbeing and lifelong health. At ADEK, we believe that every child deserves the chance to thrive, that's why we are making an unwavering commitment to enhancing access to and the quality of early education services.

Private Nurseries

There are more than 200 private nurseries in Abu Dhabi, offering a range of 4+ curricula tailored for kids aged 0 to 4 years.

You can now use the school finder engine to find a nursery suitable for your child.


Public Nurseries

Al Ghad Nurseries offers Emirati children aged between three months to four years the access to quality early education services and promises a brighter future for Abu Dhabi's youngest learners. 

With 10 public nurseries to launch over two academic years in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, two nurseries will open in Al Falah and Al Shamkha Areas with more to open at the end of 2024.

 Al Falah Catchment Area

Al Ghad Nurseries - Al Falah

 Al Shamkhah Catchment Area

Al Ghad Nurseries - Al Shamkha

Documents Required for Registration at Al Ghad Nurseries

  • Emirates ID for the child 
  • Emirates ID for the parents
  • Proof of residence (Tawtheeq contract or electricity bill)
  • Confirmation of marital status (Family Book)
  • ‘To whom it may concern’ letter from the employer (for working mothers living within the residential area)
  • People of Determination card for specific to parents only (if any)

Registration Criteria

  • UAE Nationals or Children of Emirati Mothers
  • Children between the ages for 3 months to 4 years
  • Only available to families living in the catchment areas (Al Falah & Al Shamkhah)
  • Priority is given to working mothers
Get started on your child’s education journey – Register today. Seats are limited.

Rules & Regulations

Opening a Nursery in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi contributes to more than 60% of the GDP of the UAE. Education is considered a fundamental pillar for the development of a sustainable economy based on knowledge and the aspiration to achieve the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi takes serious steps to upgrade the capacity of private education institutions and enhance the learning process as well as facilitate investment in the private sector.
If you are interested in opening a nursery in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, feel free to contact us to understand the process and requirements.

People of determination

Education of People of Determination

The Department of Education and Knowledge believes in the right to education for all segments of society including people of determination, and therefore strives to enforce policies and legislations and to launch initiatives that ensure their full integration into the educational system in a manner that further develops their linguistic and social skills from the early years of nursery and primary school.

The Department requires that all nurseries in Abu Dhabi have a clear policy in place with regards to the handling of people with determination

A country's greatest investment lies in

building generations of educated and knowledgeable youth


The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan