Busy Bees: Drop the kids off here for crafts, water play, dress-up, kitchen fun, soft play and computer skills. Until August 26, 6am-2.30pm, ages one-six, cost dependent on number of days (choice of two, three or five days a week).
Al Waab (4481 2147) and Al Markhiya (4483 4553; www.busybees.com.qa).
Cocorico Nursery: Expect games, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, music, dancing, tie-dye, competitions, wacky water days, cooking, gardening, puppet shows, face painting, storytelling and more. Until August 31, 7am-2pm, ages three-eight, QR550 per week (price is discounted the more weeks you sign up for).
Al Markhiya (5577 4321; www.cocoriconursery.com.qa).
Juniors Nursery: This venue promises to entertain kids with activities including movie days, arts and crafts, face painting, water play, music and dancing. Until August 31, 6am-4pm, ages two months-four years, QR1,600 per month.
Al Azizzya (4451 4382; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Little Angels: Field trips, arts and crafts, music and dance, cooking, water play, science lessons and games are the order of the day at Little Angels, with pursuits to suit the most difficult-to-please bubs. Until August 31, 7am-3pm (7.30am-2.30pm in Ramadan), ages one-12, QR2,000 per month for ages one-three, QR1,900 for over threes.
Al Mamoura (4460 2713; www.littleangels-qatar.com).
Starfish Lane Kids: At Starfish Lane Kids, your children can learn hands on with fun classes in cooking, yoga, arts and crafts, bead making, Aboriginal art, and scrapbooking and card-making. Until August 16, 8am-2pm, ages two-10, QR650 per month for ages up to two, QR750 for over twos.
Al Markhiya (4487 5939) and Al Jelaiah (4411 0355; www.starfishlanekids.com).