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Childcare, Babysitting in Kuwait City

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Nearly everyone living in Kuwait has a nanny/maid. However, there are some childcare facilities that you can take part in that offer specific activates, language learning, or services. Most nurseries take child from as young as 0 months, all the way up to age 4.

Keep the following information in mind when selecting a childcare facility:

Budget: It is important to know what you are able to spend to help determine where you should look. Think about the number of hours and time to day you will need a sitter to determine your total costs.

Language: Your child may need a dual language facility if they do not speak the native language. Many schools are dual or even tri-lingual staff and curriculum both for international children and to encourage early learning.

Age of Children: Choices in childcare are more limited before 3 years old, and children over 5 years old may attend public pre-school for at least half a day. Some schools require that children be potty-trained.

Proximity to home or work: This is often a deciding factor. The easier the commute, the happier the parent and child.

Service Provided: Some facilities offer occasional care or partial care (i.e. 3 days a week), while other facilities only offer full-time.

When choosing a care center, also check staff turnover. Consistency in caregivers is a major benefit for your child. Make sure that you completely trust any facility or caregiver you leave your child with. This is an important element in creating a happy situation, and a happy life.

Childcare Facilities in Kuwait


Tel: 5386404 or 7373522
Mishref based nursery with friendly staff

Al Bustan Nursery

Tel: 4822086
Khaldiya, Block 2, Bldg. No.2, Ferdoos Str.,
Al-Bustan Nursery receives children who suffer from hearing and verbal handicap namely hearing-impaired and deaf children who conducted the cochlear implant between two to six years.

British International Nursery
Tel: 5030612
Based in South Surra.

British Playhouse
Tel: 94411783
Situated in Mangaf, The British Playhouse follows the British curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and welcomes children of all nationalities.

Bubbles Montessori Nursery
Tel: 253-83867
Block 5, Street 12, Villa 5, Mishref, Kuwait Map
Montessori nursery for children ages one to four, located in Mishref; curriculum includes practical life lessons, sensorial, language & mathematical development; has spacious grounds & indoor & outdoor facilities

Cascade British Nursery School
Nursery in Adan area of Kuwait offering early years learning for children ages 1 to 4; employs only British teachers.

Gulf Montessori Nursery
Tel: 2 565 0125
Nursery in Salwa. Gulf Montessori Nurseries have a special child-cantered approach which will feed children's developing skills and interests at the right times and help them to become confident, capable and in control of their world.

Happy Chappies Montessori
+965 6779 5678 / +965 6700 4777
Fintas, Block 4, Street 1, Villa 51
Montessori school officially registered and licensed by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs; caters to children between 10 months & five years; curriculum includes practical life skills, maths, language, literary skills.

Kortoba Pre-School
Tel: 2531 4466
Kortoba pre-school caters to children aged between 2 and 5 years. They follow a Lifeways-based curriculum and pride themselves on a low student to teacher ratio. Their teachers have developed age-appropriate activities that introduce and strengthen academic and social skills.

Kuwait Montessori Nursery
Tel : (965) 25320969 – (965) 25340259
Jabriyah, Block 12, Street No. 7, House No. 6
Montessori nursery located in Jabriyah; children are taught in English by qualified Montessori teachers; levels 2 and 3 children attend Arabic sessions.

Learning Steps Montessori Nursery
Tel: 6674-0637
Ageila, Block 1. Street 126, Villa 27,
Providers of quality Montessori education for children from 18 months to 4.5 years; offers a child-centred environment, focus on individual progress & development, spontaneous activity, active learning etc.

Little Harvard Pre School

Tel: +965 25375171
Tel: +965 50800035

Mishref Block 6, Street 7, Jeddah 6, Villa 10

The cornerstone for Little Harvard is novelty. Our school is driven by excellence and creativity. Little Harvard's elite and exclusive learning environment will nurture your child's enthusiasm for education and provide them with the foundation to collaborate and excel in today's globalized world.

Marafie Nursery
Tel: 5613385-5628220-6355349
Based in Salmiya. Very flexible timings.

The Rainbow Playgroup
Tel: 66757226
The Rainbow Playgroup is a bilingual nursery, located in Kuwait City which follows the British Curriculum for children ages 1 to 5.

Twinkle Star Nursery
Tel: 97801611
Based in Egaila, Twinkle Star caters to children from the ages of 1.5 years to 4.5 years. They have a warm and relaxing atmosphere that welcomes all children to have a fun filled day.

Universal English Nursery
Tel: 25215669/09
Universal English Nursery was established in 2005 in Kuwait and has 2 branches in south surra in Al-Salam and Al-Shuhada areas , The Nursery Aims to teach children English by using the American curriculum also the nursery teaches Arabic and Holy Quran


The English Playgroup

Abdullah Mubarak 24358771

Salwa Blue Bldg. 25627192/93
Salwa Green Bldg. 23636037

Jabriya 25335963

Kaifan 24825503
Rumaithiya 25620099

Salwa Infant School (SIS) 25611864

The English Primary School

Salmiya 25668145 – 25610824/5
Salwa White Bldg. 25616834 – 65553703

Abu Halifa 23713381 - 23713394
Mishref 65553708

At the English Playgroup you will find a stimulating and successful program of learning, playing and care, taught by the very best trained English specialist teachers. Within the school there is a strong belief in children receiving a challenging and inspirational education and in developing their own talents and personalities in preparation for their future education. They offer a bilingual program which teaches fluency in English and Arabic through a well-structured, thematic approach to learning.

The Rainbow Playgroup
Tel: 66757226
The Rainbow Playgroup is a bilingual nursery, located in Kuwait City which follows the British Curriculum for children ages 1 to 5.


Fees fluctuate from nursery to nursery and are based on the number of days a child attends and the program they're enrolled in. Some offer half days while others operate five days a week. Meals may be included for some nurseries, while others may require parents to bring their own meals, especially if the child is an infant or on a special diet.


Nearly everyone living in Kuwait has a nanny/maid and therefore, there's no real market for babysitters.

For frequent childcare, consider a nanny. Consult the section 'Au Pair' under 'Find a Job'.

Update 26/05/2013


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