Adjustment Time:

Entering a new school or changing teachers can be a challenging experience for a child. We ask that you allow your child a minimum of two to four weeks to make that adjustment. Some children adapt almost immediately, while others take more. Expect ups and downs; even though your child loves going to school, do not be surprised or upset if he/she wakes up some days saying she/he does not want to go. We have a caring and loving staff who will make every effort to make your child comfortable with his/her surroundings.

We have a caring and loving staff who will make every effort to make your child comfortable with his/her surroundings.


For children with no previous experience of attending a Nursery or a Day Care centre, a one week orientation program is recommended, other children might need less time. Parents or care givers will come with the child for 45 minutes everyday for a week from 12.30 to 1.15 p.m. to get to know the home-room teacher/significant others and to familiarize with the Nursery environment, before joining his/her group.


Our two main causes of action are counseling and time out if absolutely necessary.


We welcome constructive criticism at Al-Shumus. Because we operate a totally open school, parents see us at our worst as well as at our best.. This only works when parents accept some of the responsibility by helping us identify problems and work them out. It is caring parents who have time to share with us, that strengthens our school. If you have any suggestion or complaint, please let us hear from you. Being silent only allows a problem to continue and often get worse.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about what you have observed in the class, please call to arrange a one-to-one meeting with your child’s teacher , or the Director.

Teacher/Parent contact:

Our teachers have been asked to seek out parents and discuss problem situations as they arise, rather than allowing time for them to worsen. Please reciprocate by letting us know when you feel there is a problem. If additional information is needed, please feel free to call us.

It would be appreciated (except in cases of emergency) that parents who wish to contact the teachers or the Director either by phone or in person, do so after 12.30 p.m. and not during school hours. Our priority are the children and they NEED OUR ABSOLUTE ATTENTION  ALL THE TIME.

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