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Who We Are

We’re Dubai’s most trusted and happiest Early Childhood Centre. At Jumeirah International Nurseries, we provide a holistic and inspiring education that nurtures the hearts and minds of children aged 45 days to 6 years.


When Mrs Shakuntala Mankani, JINS and Fortes Education Founder, came to Dubai in 1964 as a young woman with her husband and a baby, she had no idea where life would take her. With her daughter, Veena, they started a dream endeavour, Jumeirah International Nurseries, in 1981, and now we are celebrating over 40 years of Dubai’s most trusted nursery.

We started small with a big vision of delivering an outstanding education to thousands of children in Dubai.

Our core mission at Jumeirah International Nurseries has always been to help little learners to learn and we were founded with a strong sense of purpose that by developing a young child’s values, character, and overall wellbeing, both academic and non-academic success will follow.

Now a pioneer of early childhood education in the UAE, with over 12,000 children graduate from our Nurseries, JINS has achieved an unparalleled reputation as the go-to partner of choice for thousands of parents across UAE.

Once our children graduate JINS, they embark on a seamless journey into our sister schools, Regent International School and Sunmarke School.




Our passion for high quality, inspirational practice has established JINS as leaders of pedagogy, provision, and practice, and we specialise in “Giving your child a head start” in life.

As one of the region’s most trusted Nursery brands, we celebrate the great potential of young children and the importance of parent collaboration, along with the responsibility of service to our community.


After nurturing generations for more than 40 years, JINS continues its tradition of excellence and delivering a unique high-quality education to children in Dubai.


At JINS, we lay the foundations for a lifelong love of learning by making every day at nursery a new adventure. We focus on the holistic development of our children and understand the importance of preparing them with the skills that will equip them as future leaders in our ever-developing world.

View our key approaches to learning below.


Our rich and inviting Reggio-inspired centres have been designed to give our young learners the freedom to experiment, to explore and to create.
We also take full advantage of our large, exciting outdoor spaces, where children explore through sensory and physical play – whilst also forging a strong connection to nature with our outdoor mud kitchens and garden areas.

Our centres are located in the vibrant communities of Al Safa and Downtown Dubai, within the campuses of Regent International School (Emaar’s ‘The Greens’) and Sunmarke School (Jumeirah Village Triangle), Villanova, Ibn Battuta Mall, JBR and Palm Jumeirah.