“My son has been with his Hummingbird family since he was 5 months old. It is always hard to leave your little one, no matter what age, at a day care. But I wouldn’t ever call Hummingbird just a daycare. It is so much more. It was always Zayyan’s home away from home. There were days he didn’t want to leave me but so many more where he would eagerly cuddle his caretaker and wave goodbye, all smiles.
The nurses kept me up to date of his wellbeing regularly, the reception staff dropped notes during stressful work days on his little antics, the bi-weekly letters and weekly calendars telling me the different topics and activities they would be learning explained the variety topics they were learning, the personalized notes and artwork they would send home brought his day experience to life for us, the weekly pictures uploaded for us to coddle over kept us entertained over the weekend, the activities they planned for parents and kids helped stimulate child-parent interaction, the suggested ‘at-home’ activities to ensure we don’t let the ball drop while at home was very helpful for any new parent and the daily notebook with their eating, sleeping and pooping schedule to make sure we know whether our kids are eating, sleeping and pooping on time!
These were all but a few things that convinced me that Zayyan was in the best place, the best environment and definitely with the best people.
A huge heartwarming huggable thank you to each one of the Hummingbird family for their input in Zayyan’s first 2 years. We will miss you. A lot.”
– Amna Ahmed
“I just wanted to say formally in writing how wonderful Miss Christine has been, she truly is an asset to the nursery.
Miss Christine has been so kind towards both Lily and I. The transition back to work for me and Lily was tough as it happened so quickly but Miss Christine was so lovely, her gentle nature and kind words settled both Lily and I. I can’t thank her and the nursery enough for the wonderful way she has handled Lily (and me!)”
– Amelia Byres
“The team at Hummingbird immediately helped my son, husband and I settle into a good routine once I returned to work after one year maternity leave. Leaving your little one all day in someone else’s hand is overwhelming in the beginning but I knew from the start our family had made the right choice when I saw how happy our son, Wyatt was and the fact that we soon saw development milestones being reached with the encouragement and support of Miss Christine, Miss Pears and Miss Joycee. Our time at Hummingbird was short (only 7 months due to my work transfer to the US) but the experience was overwhelmingly positive. I highly recommend Hummingbird for those busy mummies and daddies who want to be close to their little ones, knowing that they are well taken care of while we are working. The entire team from the kitchen support, to the Nurses, Receptionist and the Centre Manager are all lovely and truly made us feel that they cared about our son. We will miss Hummingbird and can only hope our experience at the next nursery is as fantastic!”
– Stephanie Marano
“Like any parent, at first, I wasn’t too keen to drop off my (back then) 5 month old brand new little girl to any nursery. A year on and I haven’t looked back since. Hummingbird isn’t just a nursery, it’s my 17 month old’s 2nd home. She wakes up in the morning saying her teachers name, she’s learnt and grown in more ways than she would have if she was at home. Her social skills are expanding on a daily basis and she is being stimulated, challenged and taught new things everyday – all thanks to Hummingbird. They’re welcoming, caring and friendly! They cater for each baby’s/toddler’s needs in a very warm and comfortable manner. Hummingbird has truly been a blessing for both of us! Thanks for keeping us happy, knowing that our little one is in good hands!”
– Sarah Mohammed
“My 5 year old daughter attended Hummingbird full time from when she was just over 2 years old until she was just over 4 years old and started at primary school. My 16 month old son has been at Hummingbird full time since he was 1. I work full time in the DIFC. My daughter loved it and my son loves it now. The staff are amazing – they provide a great educational environment which is stimulating and interesting but more importantly, given the age of the children, they really care for the children and love and nurture them. The pastoral care and educational environment are both excellent. I highly recommend Hummingbird”
– Louise Flanagan
“I have 2 children at Hummingbird and they both love it. The facilities and the staff are fantastic – approachable and very professional. I feel very comfortable dropping them at Hummingbird as I know that they will not only receive great care but their social and educational development needs are taken care of too. I highly recommend Hummingbird”
– Lorraine Gatfield
“As DIFC working parents we had concerns about our daughter going to nursery as a 14 week old. We did not need to worry! Hummingbird was amazing. The care, love and developmental guidance they gave to her and to us was exceptional. Our daughter spent over 3 years in Hummingbird and even wanted to go on weekends! The educational aspect exceeded our expectations and we now have a very confident, happy, social and well-adjusted little girl. She loved her monthly topics, show and tell, the jungle gym, French, music and ballet lessons and the excursions were always a favourite experience. Additionally she made some lovely friends who became so important to her. The staff were always absolutely wonderful and I cannot praise them enough, they guided us through her development in a professional and caring way. I cannot recommend Hummingbird enough. Thank you so much and we already miss you all!”
– Kylie Inferrera
“As most parents find, going back to work after having your first child, is always daunting, and when my daughter was 5 months old I was faced with the guilt and anxiety of returning to the office. I didn’t need to worry, my daughter settled into the Hummingbird very quickly, and nearly 18 months later she is still very happy there, and on many occasions hasn’t wanted to leave at the end of the day! Having her so close to me, as I work in the DIFC, has been an added bonus and being able to pop down whenever I have a moment has been priceless. She continues to enjoy it, has learnt a huge amount and is a very happy toddler. We are also going to be sending our second daughter there when she is 4 months old, and knowing how good the staff are and how well they have looked after my eldest, it has made the prospect of returning to work a lot less daunting and almost guilt free – I cannot thank the teachers/staff at Hummingbird enough!”
– Louisa Carnegy
“Both my kids have gone to Hummingbird as soon as they started walking, and soon the littlest one will be going to big school. They have both been very happy, the older one continues to go for after school activities which she looks forward to every day. And hopefully they will continue to go to after school activities and summer camps until they are too old! Hummingbird’s staff are great. My kids feel like it’s a second home, which makes me very happy that they are so comfortable yet learning so much through a great mixture of activities and play”
“I went back to work when my daughter was 4 months old and Hummingbird definitely helped me throughout the transition. At first I was hesitant and thought maybe I don’t need to work anymore, but seeing how happy and relaxed my baby is has made me more at ease about it. I love how friendly, professional, and approachable the staff is. I love the exposure my baby is getting and appreciate that she’s learning something new every day, socialising and making friends while being in a healthy, safe environment.Thank you Hummingbird for answering all of my questions and for making multitasking a lot easier. A big shout out to all super mama’s out there”