Our Fees

IDEA Early Learning Center operates as a fee paying early years facility that is regulated by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

2017/18 Academic Year KHDA Approved Fees

This fee schedule is applicable for 5 day per week for term time.

Year Group Annual Fees (AED) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Babies, Infants & Nursery

(9 months to 3 years)

35250 11750 11750 11750
Pre-KG (3- 4 years) 37000 12333 12333 12333
KG 1 (4-5 years) 39000 13000 13000 13000
KG 2 (5-6 years) 43000 14333 14333 14333

This fee schedule is applicable for a 3 day week for term time. Children in Pre-KG may attend their first term for 3 days but we recommend that they attend for 5 days thereafter.


The fee for 3 day Pre-KG can be given upon request.

Year Group Annual Fees (AED) Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Babies, Infants & Nursery

(9 months to 3 years)

25500 8500 8500 8500

Additional Fees at Registration

Additional Fees Amount (AED)
Application/Registration Fee 500
Admission Fee 1000
Medical Fee (payable at the start of each new Academic Year) 500

Additional Fees for Extra Curricular Time

Club 3 days 5 days
Early Bird Club (7:30-8am) 840 AED per term 1575 AED per term
Afternoon Club (1-3:30pm) 1260 AED per term 1785 AED per term
Late Afternoon Club (3:30pm-5:30pm) 1470 AED per term 2100 AED per term

Additional Fees for Teacher Led Specialist Clubs

Club Number of clubs per week per half term
Teacher Led Specialist 1 club 420 AED, 2 clubs 735AED, 4 clubs 1260AED, 5 clubs 1470AED

Application Fee

An application fee of AED 500 must be paid prior to a child’s assessment. The fee is non-refundable and non- transferable.

Admission Fee

To secure a place at IDEA ELC, an admission fee of AED 1,000 is required within 7 days of the offer.

Tuition Fees

A term’s fees are due fourteen days prior to the start of each term. A student may not start the term unless the term’s fees are paid in full.

Medical Fees

A medical fee of AED 500 is due at the start of each academic year.

Refund Policy

As per KHDA guidelines, in all circumstances, for new and existing students, tuition fees will not be refunded if a child does not return to the center for the next academic year or if they choose to not accept a place within the center.

Payment of Fees

Parents who pay the full year’s fees in one payment will receive a 5% discount on the appropriate fees schedule.