“Learning is easy…when learning is fun”. The minds of Children in their formative years are highly receptive and active. The knowledge given to them between the ages of 0 and 5 stays with them for life and forms the basis for future education. Here is a list of play/ pre-schools that will provide a diverse stimulating environment to learn and grow and help them achieve their best.
1. Podar Jumbo Kids
With 360 centres in over 14 states, Podar Jumbo Kids provides education to over 30,000 children across the country. With 38 centres in Mumbai, primary location is in Khar, Podar School Kids follows the KIDUCATION curriculum which ensures the activities and learning that kids are exposed to at their age is relevant, developmentally appropriate, culturally specific and hands on. To ensure all of the above, the KIDUCATION curriculum has three specific elements Hand-Head-Heart = Hand-Stimulation, Head-Thinking, Heart-Nurturing. Along with this the school also follows The EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum framework of United Kingdom.
Parents can start the admission process by filling out the online registration form and submitting all the mentioned documents to the school’s office. The school will get in touch regarding with further information.
All the information regarding the fee structure can be obtained by contacting the school’s office.
Podar Jumbo provides various facilities such as, early childhood centre, day care, mother-toddler program, virtual tour along with various other facilities and cooperate tie ups.
2. Euro Kids
With more than 1000+ preschools across 350+ cities Euro Kids has become one the trusted brand over 17 years. There are 68 centres across Mumbai. Euro kids gives international presence by providing a 360-degree learning experience along with total health and hygiene care.
Euro Kids provides playgroup admissions throughout the year. Admission for other programs of Nursery, EuroJunior & EuroSenior close by 31st August in that given year. Euro Kids Pre-schools adopts FCFS policy for enrolment to its programs.
The average annual charges of Euro Kids are Rs. 11,000/-. Further information regarding the fees can be obtained from the admission office.
Euro Kids inculcates a variety of activities in their EUNOIA curriculum such has an exclusive “Buddy Mobile App” for staying connected, Eurofit and YogaKids – interactive fitness program, Learn2play – Kid’s own toy library, EuroMusic – innovative music based learning.
3. Kangaroo Kids
Kangaroo Kids franchise is spread across 5 countries and 50 cities. In Mumbai, it has 11 branches with Bandra being their primary location. Kangaroo Kids provides three programmes – toddler club, playschool and day care. The schools underlie principles of KKEL curriculum. This curriculum is divided into age appropriate monthly themes and enhances the child’s Language and Literacy Development, Cognitive Development, Creative/Aesthetic Development and Physical Development.
To apply for admissions at Kangaroo Kids, parents need to register online and get the acknowledgment number. You will be called to the school to collect the prospectus and admission form by paying Rs.750/- as registration fees for Kangaroo Kids. The admissions are of first come first serve basis.
The entire course fees for Kangaroo Kids Play Group approximately comes around Rs. 90,000/- which includes annual tuition fees, term fees, rhyme book, school essentials, library fees etc.
Kangaroo Kids centres are equipped with well-ventilated classrooms, art and craft rooms and playgrounds.
With over a decade of experience in the preschool industry, Kidzee has nurtured more than 9,00,000 children throughout India. Kidzee is one of the largest preschools in India, has over 1900+ centres in over 750+ cities in India and Nepal and is the most successful preschool chain in Asia. It was awarded National Early Child Playschool Chain 2019 by Franchise India in Feb 2019. Kidzee has 14 branches across Mumbai, primarily located at Malad.
Kidzee simplifies the admission process into four simple steps:
Step 1) Fill in the enquiry form
Step 2) Kidzee will invite you to the nearest Kidzee School
Step 3) Parents can visit the school and a school tour
Step 4) After submitting all the required documents you can enrol your child into Kidzee
Below is the fee Structure of Kidzee:
- Reregistration, prospectus and admission fee – Rs. 500/-
- Admission fee for new student – Rs. 6500/-
- Annual charges – Rs. 2500/-
- Tuition fee (paid monthly):
- PG – Rs. 1650/-
- Nursey – Rs. 2200/-
- Jr. KG – Rs. 2200/-
- Sr. KG – Rs. 2200/-
Kidzee offers various programmes like Nuvo, Play Group, Nursery, Kindergarten and teacher training programme. Kidzee also has the facility of providing learning tablets as well as Kidzee Learning App.
5. West Wind
West Wind Nursery and Kindergarten School was founded in 1947 was then and continues to be a cooperative, non-profit institution devoted exclusively to the intellectual and emotional well-being of the child, with mothers playing a pivotal role in administration. The school provides programmes for Play Groups, Nursery, Jr. KG and Sr. KG.
Mothers of prospective students are expected to register by filling out an admission form. The admission form must be submitted along with Rs. 1000 as a non-refundable processing fee to the school’s office. Interviews will be held in the month of August.
Mothers will be notified by a personal email as to whether or not their child has been admitted to the school. There is no telephone in the school. For admission to the Upper KG class, mothers should contact the school directly with a letter requesting the same, as that class will only have seats available if vacancies occur during the academic year.
Parents will get a detailed site about the school’s fee structure during the orientation.
West Wind’s curriculum continues to not only encompass formal academic training but a wide variety of activities such as Hindi, music, exercise, art and craft, yoga and P.T. The school offers facilities like library, laboratories, well ventilated classrooms, splash pool and a play area.
6. Casa Bambino Montessori
Started by Yasmin Mama in 1966, Casa Bambino Montessori follows the Montessori Method of learning. Casa Bambino Montessori offers education to children in the age group of 2 to 5 years. The school’s curriculum covers all facets of child development – intellectual, physical and social. Casa Bambino Montessori engages their students into activities that will enhance their language, sensorial material, problem solving and mathematics skills. Extracurricular activities such as singing, aerobics, yoga and computers are promoted by the school.
Parents can fill and submit the form online to Casa Bambino Montessori on the first Wednesday of each month. The school will email and let the parents know whether their child has been granted admission or not well before the due date.
Parents can receive all the required information about Casa Bambino Montessori’s fee structure by contacting their office.
The school offers a safe and well-looked after environment where the children are free to explore and learn by their own experiences. The school campus offers a range of indoor and outdoor games and also provides well-maintained car pool system for the children.
7. Children’s Nook
Started as a one- branch kindergarten over 25 years ago, Children’s Nook has grown today to having multiple branches on a pan- India basis. Children’s Nook offers various programmes – Mother Toddler (offered at selected locations), Play School, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Junior KG. The schools are well equipped with A/C classrooms, computer room, music and dance room, pickup and drop facility.
The admission kit is available at all Children’s Nook branches. Once parents submit the admission form from this kit to the office, the school will set up an informal interaction within 15 working days. It’s mandatory for both the parents to be present for the session.
Children’s Nook has a monthly average fees of around Rs. 10,000/-. A detailed fee structure will be available during the orientation session.
Children’s Nook provides an in house curriculum comprising integrated and theme based learning modules with equal emphasis on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. This curriculum strengthens the child’s physical, language cognitive and social development.
8. Besant Montessori School
Sited at Juhu locality of Mumbai, Besant Montessori School was inaugurated on January 6, 1948 by Dr. Iruch Taraporewalla. The school follows the Montessori method of Early Childhood Education. Besant Montessori follows the Montessori method of teaching and maintains teacher student ratio of 1:15.
To start the admission process parents should download the admission form and submit it only on December 15th. If December 15th falls on a weekend, then the forms will be accepted the following Monday. Once the documentation is reviewed an interview session with the parents will be conducted. Admission decisions are purely made on merit.
During the interactive session, Besant Montessori School will provide all the details regarding the fee structure.
The school hosts well-ventilated classrooms with the latest equipment for the students, well-stocked library and a play area for various indoor and outdoor sports activities.
9. Harmony Montessori
Started as ‘Little Angels Montessori’ in 1999 with just 2 children, Harmony Montessori has successfully spread across 3 branches with over 150 students and 20 staff members. Harmony follows the Montessori’s education method. Harmony focuses on sensorial, cultural, language and arithmetical activities for the development of the children.
After duly submitting the admission form along with the required documents, the school will contact the parents with further information.
Parents can find all the details regarding the fees from the admission office.
Harmony Montessori provides various facilities to the children such as Montessori Equipment, Children’s Library, Child sized kitchen and wash basin, (Aquaguard) safe drinking water, all stationery: art paper, paints, writing paper, books, chalk, etc., Air-conditioning, Outside play area (trampoline, slide, sandbox etc.).
10. The Tree House, Santacruz East
The Tree House, Santacruz East Mumbai offers Early Childhood Education aimed at helping a child develop physical, emotional, mental, and social growth. The school provides various programs such as Playgroup, Nursery, Junior and senior KG, Summer Camp, Hobby Classes and Day Care facilities.
The Tree House’s academic year is divided into two terms and admissions are open throughout the year. After applying for the admission form parents can schedule a visit to a Tree House centre near them.
The Tree House’s average monthly fee is around Rs. 3,750/-. Further details regarding the fee structure can be obtained from the school’s office.
The preschool follows the Playway – places emphasis on Playing, Songs and Fun Activities
and the Montessori – uses plenty of Tools and Equipment as an aid to teaching. The Tree House is equipped with spacious and well-ventilated classrooms and the school campus offers excellent teaching-learning facilities.