Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Preschools in Bukit Jalil


So the third post in my #PreschoolList series will be dedicated to schools in Bukit Jalil. Hope this helps!

  • Monthly fees: RM2,200
  • Located at Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Contact: +6018 323 2688 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: Montessori
  • Program: Infants, Pre-Toddlers, Toddlers (3m-2.5y), Nursery, Preparatory (2.5-6y)
  • Premise: 2-storey corner lot shophouses with plenty of natural lighting 
    • Full-day program: 8.30am to 6pm 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM19,730
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, tea
    • Menu on 4 weeks rotation
    • Other branches: Batai, Cyberjaya, Ara Damansara, Beruas, U-Thant, TTDI 1, TTDI 2,  Mont Kiara, Ampang, 16 Sierra, Bangsar

  • Monthly fees: RM2,100
  • Contact: +6010 962 6808 (Whatsapp), very helpful, pleasant and informational
  • Located at Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Approach: 3S Learning Model (Functional, Interpersonal, Thinking), Thematic, GrapeSEED English, National Curriculum
  • Program: Toddler Care (18-35m), Inclusive Preschool (3-6y), Early Intervention Program, School Readiness Program, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • Premise: Ground floor and first floor of shophouses
    • Full-day program: 8am to 6.30pm 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM7,208
    • New branch (grand opening in December 2022)
    • Started as a therapy centre for special needs children and has since expanded to preschools and learning centre
    • Offer trial classes
    • In-house speech therapist, occupational therapist and child psychologist
    • Other branches (Preschool): Eco Botani Johor Bharu, Eco Spring Johor Bharu

  • Monthly fees: RM2,000 (including meals)
  • Located at Pusat Perdagangan Bandar Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Contact: +6019 810 8667 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: Thematic, Learn Through Play, Project Based, Drama Based
  • Program: Playgroup (18-30m), Nursery 1 (30-36m), Nursery 2 (3-4y), Kindergarten 1 (4-5y), Kindergarten 2 (5-6y)
  • Premise: Second floor of shophouses 
    • Full-day program: 9am to 5pm
    • Material fee - RM600 per term (3 months)
    • Earliest drop-off 8am, latest pick-up 7pm
    • At a minimum, all teachers had a minimum of diploma
    • Focused on tri-language literacy
    • Gymnastic classes, cooking classes, gardening
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, tea break & dinner
    • Parents are invited to join their child during the first 3 days of school as the child settles into their new environment
    • Google Rating: 4.8 (23 reviews)
      • My baby girl is so fortunate to be able to join the playgroup with Krecious House!  The Principal and the teachers are so well trained and enthusiastic with early childhood education. They have very impressive facilities (especially the soft playground with big slide and a proper gym area) and cleanliness is always at high standard. My child is so safe and has been growing up so well at this preschool! They are definitely worth more than just 5-stars Review! [Leong Yi San]
      • By far one of the best daycare in the Bukit Jalil area. I am extremely fussy when it comes to my child's education. My child tried 3 daycare centres in this area. I personally visited 11 daycare centres for quality assessment. I started with big names but none of them are as good as K'recious House. For K'recious House, quality of education and cleanliness are their highest priority. All teachers are well trained.  Parents are given many pictures and videos of their daily activities through the app. Teachers will update you daily on your child's progress and many more competive advantages. It's not easy to get in as they have a long waiting list of parents wanting their child to join K'recious House; but it worth the long wait (could be 6 months or more) in order for your child to enjoy the best possible quality education at his or her age. [Mohammad Falahat]

  • Monthly fees: RM1,900 (RM2,150 for extended full-day)
  • Located at The Park Residences, Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Contact: +6013 350 0109 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: Montessori
  • Program: Infant (4weeks-15m), Toddler (15m-2y), Playschool (2-2.5y), Pre-school (2.5-3.5y), Kindy (4-6y), The Atelier Edulab (7-12y)
  • Premise: Second floor of shophouses 
    • Full-day program: 7.30am to 6pm
    • Extended full-day program: 7.30am to 7.30pm
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM9,100 (RM9,850 for extended full-day)
    • Trained medical personnel on-site
    • Daily progress update, weekly update via the school app
    • Focused on tri-language literacy
    • Fairly new branch (since 2019)
    • Mixed reviews, with a few alarming ones! Two children had bruises on their heads. The parents shared their comments on Google (with the photo evidence, too!). Baby Altelier did not take responsibility, denied parents the CCTV access, and was rude to the parents. Hence, I will definitely, definitely not be considering this school. 

  • Monthly fees: RM1,800
  • Located at Pusat Perdagangan Bandar, Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Program: Playgroup (1.5-2y), Nursery (3y), Kindergarten (4-6y)
  • Approach: Thematic, National Curriculum
  • Premise: 2nd floor of shophouses
    • Full-day program – 8.30am to 5.30pm
    • Contact: +6010 202 6232 (Whatsapp)
    • Earliest drop off 7.45, latest pickup 7pm
    • Trial class available
    • Other branches: Kota Damansara, Sunway Geo, Ipoh

  • Monthly fees: RM1,780
  • Located at The Earth, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6017 830 2935 (Whatsapp) Lianne, Centre Manager
  • Approach: Thematics
  • Program: Little Explorer (18m-3y), Little Thinker (3y), Little Researcher (4y), Littel Rover (5y), Little Achiever (6y) 
  • Premise: 3-storey shophousesHuge yard with a music room, small garden and a waterplay area
    • Full-day program – 8am to 6pm
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM9,915
    • Reading programme - Jolly Phonics 
    • English and Mandarin classes
    • The earliest drop off time- 7.45am
    • Meals: Breakfast (9am), Lunch (11.30am), Tea time (3pm)
    • Menu on 4 weeks rotation
    • Late pickup charges RM10 per 10 minutes after 6.30pm

COZO MARVEL KIDZ (previously known as Kidz At Work)
  • Monthly fees: RM1,650
  • Located at Jalil Link, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6019 313 0310 (Whatsapp) Ms Pheng
  • Approach: Da Vinci Art & Craft, Kindermusik, FLASH System, Thematic
  • Program:  Kidz Early Years (6m-3y), Preschool (4-6y)
  • Premise: 2nd floor of shophouses
    • Full-day program – 8am to 6pm 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM3,080
    • Trial class available
    • Late pickup charges RM10 for 6.30-7pm, RM20 for 7-7.30pm
    • Daily Math, English, Mandarin and Bahasa classes

  • Monthly fees: RM1,300
  • Contact: +6017 883 9615 (Whatsapp)
  • Located at Plaza Bukit Jalil (nearby Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Approach: Multiple Intelligences (MI), Project-Based Learning (PBL), Inter-Disciplinary Learning (IDL), Play & Game Based Learning (PGBL)
  • Premise: 4 floors of shophouses
    • Full-day program – 8am to 6pm
    • Program : REAL Kids Plus (International Preschool Curriculum) depending on the branch
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM5,090
    • Trilangual focused - English, Bahasa Malaysia & Mandarin
    • Google Rating: 4.3 (17 reviews)
      • My boy likes this centre when he started his trial class last year, he smiles and looking forward going to school next day. Teachers are lovely, patient and experience, and we likes their programmes that can fully occupy and groom our boy. He is learning well here and to our amaze he is very independent in school. I am so glad that the teachers here are very attentive when we need their help and they really feedback to us on his progress. We like their strict SOP on the sanitising part and when other family members fetching the kids as well. [Wantein Ng]
      • In overall, we're satisfied with everything about the school. Our kid is happy & looking forward to go to school everyday. Teachers are friendly, caring and responsive too when parent texted/ask anything. Recommended school, and we are ok with R.E.A.L Kids syllabus. Set your appointment and please have a visit to school, you'll definitely can consider this school among other schools in the area.. [Nur Farhana Arissa]

  • Monthly fees: RM1,100
  • Located at The Link 2, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6011 2806 6054 (Whatsapp)
  • Program : 2m to 4 years old
  • Approach: Montessori
    • Payment upon registration: RM2,512
    • Full-day program – 7.15am to 6.30pm
    • 24 hours CCTV
    • Activities recorded in daily log book
    • Dwilangual focus - English & Bahasa Malaysia

  • Monthly fees: RM950
  • Located in Jalan 17/155c, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6011 1155 7385 (Whatsapp) Elaine - Principal
  • Approach: STREAM, CAPABLE framework
  • Premise: Shophouses
    • Full-day program – 8am to 6pm 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM3,120
    • At a minimum, the teachers are diploma qualified
    • Small student-teacher ratio (10 to 12 per class)
    • In a day, activities consist of flashcards, phonics, early maths, pre-writing, story telling. Not quite play-based
    • Meals - Morning snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks

  • Monthly fees: RM920
  • Located in Casa Green, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6013 238 8217 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: MiKids, Play-Based
  • Program: Wonder babies (4-17m), Wonder Toddler (18-30m), Wonder Nursery (31m-3y), Wonder PreK (4y), Wonder Kindergarten (5-6y)
  • Premise: Level 8 of Casa Green Condominium
    • Full-day program – 7.30am to 7pm 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM1,580
    • 3-day free trial class available
    • Activities updated via Anak2u apps
    • A diverse group of teachers
    • Parents can drop off their children at Casa Green lobby
    • Google Rating: 4.3 (17 reviews)
      • My younger son started going to this school from this academic year and I must say its one of the best decision we have taken. Teachers are so caring. They make kids do so many fun activities and art, crafts. My son loves to go to school. He is 2.5years old and he doesn't cry even for once to go to school. That shows how much he enjoys there. My elder one goes to the same school for day care after his normal school. And they give great guidance and help in his homework. Keep up the great work teachers 👏 👍 [Vaishnavi Rajan]
      • A wonderful place for your kids to learn, play and grow. Teachers are very thoughtful and caring towards the kids. Attentive and loving the syllabus they teach here. Play based learning. Definitely a good playschool to send your kids over. Principal is always able to attend to any queries, teachers are lovely and professional. My son learnt to talk alot once entering this school. Love that he is able to respond to questions and even ask questions back now! Good job wonder years. [Atifa Faiza]
      • Spacious place within the kindergarten where the children can play games as well as have their arts and crafts workshops with room to spare. Nursery room is large and separated from the main hall. Teachers care for the children with understanding and support. Security is good with CCTV in place. Fees are very reasonable compared with the facilities provided.
      •  [Matthew Goh]

  • Monthly fees: RM800
  • Located at Jalan 16/155C, Bukit Jalil
  • Contact: +6010 226 9083 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: Thematic, Smart Reader Phonics
  • Program: Smart Reader Kids + Smart Reader IEP (I Enjoy Play-Learning) depending on branch
  • Premise:  2nd floor of shophouse
    • Full-day program: 8am to 5.30pm
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM2,477
    • Overtime charges RM10 per 30 mins after 6pm

  • Monthly fees: RM650
  • Located at The Park Residences, Bukit Jalil (behind Pavilion Bukit Jalil)
  • Contact: +6017 992 7600 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: Islamic Montessori
  • Premise: 3rd floor of shophouses
    • Full-day program – 7am to 6pm 
    • Earlist drop-off 6.50am
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM1,746
    • Overtime charges RM10 per 30 mins after 6.45pm

  • Monthly fees: RM550
  • Located at Mutiara Bukit Jalil
  • Approach: Islamic (Under Al-Baghdadi Playschool)
  • Premise: 2-storey house with a huge yard
    • Full-day program – 7am to 7pm
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM1,000
    • CCTV access for parents

Below is the summary for preschools in Bukit Jalil (full-day program for a 3-year-old); 

And other preschools not listed above;

I will continuously update this post as I visit more schools. So, keep an eye on any updates!
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Sunday, 13 November 2022

Preschools in Damansara Heights


Welcome to the second post of my #PreschoolList series, where I share information regarding preschools for other parents. This time, I'm focusing on the schools in Damansara Heights (or Bukit Damansara). As usual, the fees reflected is for a full day program of a 3 year-old.

  • Monthly fees: RM3,350
  • Located at Jalan Balau, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: Reggio Emilia
  • Premise: 2 storey bungalow with a huge yard and dedicated drop-off lobby for parents
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM18,800
    • Full-day program: 8.30am to 4pm (Friday until 1pm)
    • They just moved to the new premise in Bukit Damansara in January 2022
    • Daily outdoor play
    • Menu rotation every 3 weeks
    • At a minimum, the teachers hold a Bachelor’s degree 

  • Monthly fees: RM2700
  • Located at Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara 
  • Approach: Reggio Emilia
  • Program: Buds (18m-3y), Reception (3y-5y)
  • Premise: In Cempaka International School
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM37,800
    • Full-day program: 8am to 4pm

  • Monthly fees: RM2,120
  • Located at Jalan Bruas, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: Montessori
  • Program: Infants, Pre-Toddlers, Toddlers (3m-2.5y), Nursery, Preparatory (2.5-6y)
  • Premise: 2-storey corner lot with playground, atelier, modern music room
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM18,640
    • Full-day program: 8.30am to 6pm 
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch, tea
    • Menu on 4 weeks rotation

  • Monthly fees: RM1,550
  • Located at Jalan Bruas, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: Nature-based Montessori
  • Program: Little Tots (1.5y), Nursery 1 (2y), Nursery 2 (3y), Reception (4y), Primary 1 (5y)
  • Premise:  Huge yard with garden and playground
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM8,735
    • Full-day program – 9am to 4pm
    • Bahasa and Mandarin classes
    • Emphasis on outdoor exposure
    • January & May 2023 intake is full

  • Monthly fees ≈ RM1,588 [fees to be paid per term; 3 terms in a year, early birds discount RM1,288]
  • Located at Jalan Beluntas, Medan Damansara
  • Contact: +6011 1670 0064 (Whatsapp) Sharm, Principal
  • Approach: Nature-inspired, referenced to Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori
  • Program:  Angelfish (18m-3y), Starfish (3-4y), Dolphin (5-6y)
  • Premise: Corner lot 2-storey house with a huge yard
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM7,010 [discount available for early birds; RM5,610]
    • Full-day program – 8.45am to 6pm (including daycare)
    • Earliest drop-off time - 8am
    • Meals: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snacks
    • Communicate with parents using Procare Child Care web-based app
    • Free trial class available
    • Emphasis on outdoor experience
    • Discounts available
    • FB Rating: 5 (10 reviews) | Google Rating: 5 (8 reviews)
      • This pre-school was a life changer for my son. During pandemic , We were extremely worried about our son's education and social skills. We made the best decision by changing him to Nature Kids. Nature Kids program was just fantastic and within just 2months , we saw tremendous changes in our boy. The teachers are very kind, loving and dedicated. We are so touched with their sincere dedication and love to all the kids. Most importantly our boy wakes up everyday looking forward to school even during school holidays! Thank you teachers and Principal Sham for everything you do. [Tanuja Rajalingam]
      • If you are looking for a great place to educate and care for your children, Naturekids is definitely the place for you! This place meets all the requirements for me - a lot of outdoor playtime, activities like sensory / messy play, app to see your children in action, great teachers, constant engagement with principal and teachers. To that end, my children are growing up to be well-spoken, curious and lively individuals!
      • [Zia Mohzani]

  • Monthly fees: RM1,400
  • Located at Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara
  • Contact: +6012 202 0838 (Whatsapp) Ms Pathma, Principal
  • Approach: Montessori
  • Program: Toddlers (18m-3y), Pre Scholars (3y-5y), Little Scholars (5y-6y)
  • Premise: Corner lot 2-storey house with playground and indoor wading pool
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM8,686
    • Full-day program – 8.45am to 6pm
    • Earliest time for school drop-off – 8.15am
    • Overtime charges RM20 per hour after 6.15pm
    • English, Bahasa and Mandarin classes
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
    • Free trial class available
    • FB Rating: 5 (10 reviews) | Google Rating: 5 (3 reviews)
      • Everything is just perfect here. Teachers are attentive and caring. Place is well kept. You won't regret sending your children here. Best choice made. [Su San]
      • This is a superb school not to be missed! If you just view the photos you won’t be impressed but you can send your kids for 3 days free trial and you will understand why! I am truly confident this is the school that will take care of my kid’s happiness and academic at the same time. Can I just say that Auntie Joyce there is real life Mary Poppin as my kid asked me if he can skip holiday just so that he can go to school right after he was there for 2 days? Take the leap of faith and send your kids there and experience the magic yourself. Cheers! [Lilian Ho]

  • Monthly fees: RM1,350
  • Located at Jalan Batai Barat, Bukit Damansara
  • Contact: +6012-215 1722 (Whatsapp) Ms Aliza
  • Approach: Thematic
  • Program: Infant (2-17m), Playgroup (18m-3y), Nursery (3-4y)
  • Premise:  Corner lot unit with playground
    • Full-day program: 7.30am to 7.30pm
    • Other branches – TTDI
    • This place was recommended by a friend
    • The school visit is on Saturday, by appointment
    • Additional enrichment program - Creative and Performing Arts, Sports, Cookery programmes, Computer Literacy, Phonics and Foreign Language.

  • Monthly fees: RM1,250
  • Located at Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: Montessori, Thematic
  • Premise: 2-storey house with a huge playground 
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM6,650
    • Full-day program – 8.30am to 5.30pm
    • Reading program: Read with Phonics, Heinemann Reading Series
    • Very informative website
    • Overtime charges: RM5 per 30 minutes after 5.45pm
    • Optional extra curriculum activities ranging from RM150 to RM200 per month – Mandarin, English, Bahasa, Gymnastic, Little Chefs, Martial Arts

  • Monthly fees: RM1,070 [discount available for early birds; RM860]
  • Located in Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: Thematic, Al-Quran
  • Premise: First floor of shophouses
    • Full-day program – 8.30am to 6pm (Zamrud program)
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM4,775 [discount available for early birds; RM3,885]
    • Trial class available
    • The 3-year-old class will be mixed with 4-year-olds
    • The payment differs for each branch. CIC Bukit Damansara is in the Elite category

  • Monthly fees: RM1,050
  • Located at Jalan Setia Bakti, Damansara Heights 
  • Contact: +6012-311 6565 (Whatsapp)
  • Approach: National Curriculum
  • Premise: Terrace house with playground and a huge trampoline
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM2,260
    • Full day program – 8am to 6pm
    • Meals: Snack (10am), Lunch (11.30am), Teatime (2pm), Snack (4.30pm)
    • Relatively new (since April 2022)
    • 2 nap times of 30 minutes each
    • In a day, activities consist of pre-reading, pre-writing, flashcards, arts & crafts, playground, sensorial, math, science. Not quite play-based

  • Monthly fees: RM690
  • Located at Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara
  • Approach: National Curriculum, Islamic
  • Program: Playschool (1.5-3y), Preschool (4-6y)
  • Premise: 2-storey house with a huge yard
    • Payment upon enrolment: RM1,341
    • Full-day program – 8am to 6.30pm
    • Since 2020
    • Claimed to be able to help the children to read and solat by the age of 4

Below is the summary for preschools in Damansara Heights (full-day program for a 3-year-old); 

And other preschools not listed above;

I will continuously update this post as I visit more schools. So, keep an eye on any updates!
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