Nursery Jobs in Dubai

Written By : Deborah Newman
nursery jobs in Dubai

Dubai is a bustling city in the UAE with a thriving early years education sector. As a result, there are many teacher jobs in Dubai for those interested in pursuing a career in this field, both in dedicated nursery schools and in international schools that also offer primary education. In this article, we will explore some of the key aspects of nursery jobs in Dubai, including what qualifications are required,what experience is needed, what types of roles are available, the benefits and what the job market is like.

Qualifications and Experience Required

To work in a nursery in Dubai, some several qualifications and certifications are typically required. These can include a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or other education-related field, or a CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualification. Some nurseries may also require a minimum number of years of teaching or childcare experience, particularly for more senior positions.

In addition to dedicated Early Years teachers, nurseries in Dubai also value primary school teachers or teachers with a primary education background who have experience working with children and a passion for early years education. Strong communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, and a commitment to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for children are also important qualities for anyone looking to work in a nursery in Dubai.

Types of Nursery Jobs Available

There are a variety of nursery jobs available in Dubai, ranging from classroom teachers to administrative and support staff. Some of the most common roles include:


  • Nursery Teachers: These are the lead educators in the classroom, responsible for planning and delivering lessons, assessing children's progress, and providing a safe and supportive learning environment. Nursery teachers may work with children aged between 2 months and 5 years, depending on the nursery's age range.
  • Teaching Assistants: Teaching assistants work alongside nursery teachers to support children's learning and development. They may help to plan activities, provide one-on-one support to individual children, and assist with administrative tasks.
  • Senior Management: These are the staff who manage and run the nursery school and can include Nursery Manager, Deputy Manager, Head Teacher, Head of EYFS and Department Head.
  • Administrative Staff: Administrative staff are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the nursery, including handling enquiries from parents, managing the nursery's finances, and coordinating staff schedules.
  • Support Staff: Support staff may include cooks, cleaners, and maintenance staff, who help to ensure that the nursery is clean, safe, and well-maintained.

The Job Market in Dubai

The job market for nursery jobs in Dubai is generally quite strong, with a steady demand for qualified and experienced early years educators. Many nurseries in Dubai offer competitive tax free salaries, free flights and benefits packages, as well as opportunities for professional development and career advancement.  There are regular job postings and job alerts on a number of professional forums which are advertised internationally and many recruitment agencies specializing in teaching positions in early years settings.


Nursery or primary schools teaching jobs in Dubai can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice for those with a passion for early years education. Whether you are a qualified teacher, a teaching assistant, or an administrative or support staff member, there are a variety of roles available in nurseries throughout the city. Whilst the job market was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for high-quality early years education has now recovered and remains strong, making nursery jobs in Dubai a stable and attractive career option for many.

Blossom Nurseries are one of the largest Early Years Education providers in the UAE with nurseries in 3 Emirates.  Blossom is always keen to hear from suitably qualified candidates for all nursery roles and candidates can submit a prospective application to the Blossom HR team through the website at


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Writer's Bio

Deborah Newman

<p>Deborah is an experienced education sector manager with experience in both the UK and the UAE. Deborah has worked at a senior level in Early Years Education in the UAE for 9 years, with 7 of these with Blossom having been Center Director at 3 Blossom centers. Deborah is CACHE5 qualified and also a qualified teacher of English as a second language, in addition to having other management and project management qualifications. Deborah is now working as part of the Blossom Head Office team, initially as the Head of Home Learning during and immediately after the Covid pandemic, and now as the Head of Communications.</p> <p>Deborah is passionate about early years education, recognizing the significant development benefits to a child of a quality early years education during the first five years of life, and the lifelong benefits of this. In her personal life, Deborah is the mother of three grown up children who all live in the UK and in her free time enjoys travel, especially involving trekking.</p>