At Maple Bear we believe in the Joy of Learning

An early-years environment that fosters children's love for learning from their first steps.



A Canadian global brand with 18 years of experience in nurturing confident and happy children. Maple Bear brings the best of Canadian methodology to children worldwide. With our internationally recognized Early Childhood Program we make sure our little students' curiosity and critical thinking will flourish in a safe and warm environment.

With our inquiry-based learning approach, children take the lead in exploring, questioning, and discovering the world around them, becoming active and engaged learners. Here, they discover the joy of learning.

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"Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded"

Discover the Maple Bear approach

Creating confident and creative learners

At Maple Bear, we are committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning in every child.

The Maple Bear curriculum is written by our team of Canadian educational experts who deliver annual teacher training at each nursery.

Our Canadian teaching strategies inspire student independence, promote literacy skills, and encourage higher-level thinking. Through our inquiry-based and play-based curriculum, we ensure that every moment is an opportunity for discovery and growth.

Our methodology prepares children to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We emphasize observation, problem-solving, and decision-making. With large, stimulating, and nurturing classrooms, we provide a safe and supportive environment where every child can thrive.

Creating confident and creative learners

Maple Bear Age Groups

Bear Care, (from 45 days)

The program's warm, welcoming and nurturing environment is designed to support the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of infants while developing positive and healthy attitudes towards a setting outside of the home. The program flows over 3 stages that ensure the needs of all infants are met while respecting the infant as a capable learner.

Stage 1: 45 days - 6 months
Stage 2: 7 - 12 months
Stage 3: 13 - 24 months

Toddler, (2-3 years)

Toddler, (2-3 years)

Planned routines and small group activities consisting of themed learning centers and free choice play are introduced within a setting that nurtures a sense of belonging. Group activities improve social skills and gross motor tasks such as music and movement and outdoor play are also a big part of the Toddlers day.

Nursery, (3-4 years)

Nursery, (3-4 years)

Through engaging, hands-on activities and collaboration with their peers, our students develop crucial skills in self-regulation and communication, building meaningful connections between new knowledge and the world around them. Whether we are exploring nature, creating art, or learning to read and write, our focus is always on inspiring a love of learning.

Junior Kindergarten, (4-5 years)

Junior Kindergarten, (4-5 years)

The Kindergarten 1 program expands to emphasize subject streams: language arts, STEM subjects, creative and cultural expression, and personal and social awareness and physical skills and well-being. The focus on developing the whole child is sustained, as they manipulate their environment, experiment, clarify information, and integrate ideas.

Senior Kindergarten, (5-6 years)

Competence in language, reading, and STEM subjects is developed systematically and teachers integrate subject knowledge into a variety of active techniques suitable to the developmental stages of the children. Upon completion of the Maple Bear preschool program, students are well prepared for the primary school of choice and have a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events

Important Dates


Sustainability Report

At Maple Bear UAE Nursery, our commitment to sustainability is not just a practice but a Read More


Maple Bear Winter Camp

🌍✈ Get ready to embark on an adventure with Maple Bear's 'Come Fly with Me' winter camp! Read More 🌨❄ This season, our cubs will explore holidays in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, discovering diverse traditions and climates. 🗺 Join us on getaways, from sun-kissed beaches to the majestic Alps and the wonder of the Northern Lights. 🏖🏔✨ Pack your imagination as we journey through cultures and adventures at Maple Bear Air! ✈ Less

Stay & Play

Stay and play to discover the joy of learning and experience a day of our nursery with your little ones! Read More

Stay & Play

All families are welcome to enjoy our outdoor area ages 6mo - 6yrs Read More

Open Day

We're excited to invite you to our upcoming Open day at Maple Bear Jumeirah. Read More

Summer Camp

This summer, let your child discover the incredible stories of the greatest creators, inventors, and leaders of all time. Read More


Sports Day at Town Square Nursery

Playtime with our toddlers is always a blast, but Sports Day with the whole family is next-level fun!


Nursery Creek Harbour - Now Open

Registration is now open for Maple Bear Nursery Creek Harbour. The world-class Maple Bear early Read More childhood program will be offered in a beautifully designed nursery. Children from age 10 months to 6 years will play, explore, and make friends as they learn English, French and Arabic. Less


UAE National Day

Join us to celebrate this beautiful country on UAE National Day on December 2nd at 4pm at the Aljada Read More Skate Park. We have planned lots of fun activities for the little ones! We hope to see you all. Less


Winter Market

You will find gifts for everyone on your list, special activities for your little one 🐣 and a Read More spacious outdoor play area ☀️ Something fun for all ages ✨ We hope to see you there on 10th of December. Less

What our happy parents say


Haya joined Maple Bear when she was 18 months old, she is 3.5 years old now. She loves going to school and it's wonderful to know that she is happy, engaged and is learning something new everyday. The Maple bear team is extremely approachable and is always willing to listen and help

By Nadia


I dont know where to start! Maple bear team- you rock in each and every way. Sharing with you hoe much my son is in love with his school makes me the happiest mom ever. Knowing he loves to wake up every morning to ho and learn new things and sing new songs and try new experime

By Rana