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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