Before the big international school debate starts, it all begins with nursery, pre-school or kindergarten and lucky for us, here in Bangkok there are many places parents can choose from. Never under estimate the importance of fun and the role fun though learning plays in early childhood development.
Your child’s early years education is more than a preparation for primary school. It is a key time for the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to create a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. It is throughout their early years where they establish an understanding of their world, social and language skills, and the ability to approach problems and work with others.
The early years foundation stage is catagorised from birth to 5 years old and much emphasis has been placed on the importance of learning through play. Lucky for us, Bangkok has an excellent choice of early years schools using and adapting different styles of curriculum allowing kids to learn through a playful fun experience.
Here we feature some of the happiest places in Bangkok and take a look at our premium and featured smaller schools, most of which go up to age 5-6 years, happy browsing!
For a full list of Kindergartens in Bangkok which include the larger international schools that offer pre-schools click here
ABC Pathways International Kindergarten is a premium International Kindergarten located in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. We have a custom built campus that provides a secure and friendly environment for preschoolers. We believe in fun learning and creative development and strive to instill the love for learning in young children. We follow an adapted version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum as per the standards laid down in the U.K. National Curriculum. Our motto is “Creative development equals outstanding achievement” We strive to instill a love for learning in our young students by our fun learning methods.
The Apple Tree International Kindergarten is the newest pre-school in the central business district in Bangkok, serving children from 18 months up to 5 years of age. Whilst closely following the British EYFS curriculum, the school aims to expose the children to a range of learning experiences through a much wider curriculum of activities, such as gardening, water confidence, mindfulness and cooking, to name a few; and to ensure that the children’s personal, social, emotional and academic needs are holistically met. The Apple Tree teachers bring learning to life by igniting the children’s curiosities and developing unique opportunities for progress through the children’s own passions and interests.
Raintree International School provides a progressive early childhood programme for 1.5-5 year olds. In a safe and nurturing environment, we combine the British curriculum with a Reggio-inspired teaching philosophy. Above all, Raintree places a special emphasis on fostering creativity and communication, while developing each unique child within our community of lifelong learners.
We pride ourselves on the caring and qualified teachers along with a healthy child to staff ratio, ensuring that each child receives the care and attention he or she deserves. Our teachers work closely with parents to empower children to reach their full potential.
Why choose Raintree International School?
- Curriculum fostering creativity
- Authentic language programme
- Teaching excellence
- Green haven in the heart of Sathon, Bangkok
- Purpose-built learning facilities
- Happy learning community
Set in a spacious house and tranquil, leafy garden, Bright Skies offers exceptional education in a bright, happy setting for children aged 18 months to 6 years of age.
Julia Gabriel Centre, the Number 1 Early Learning and Speech & Drama centre from Singapore, is located in Bambini Villa, Sukhumvit Soi 26 Bangkok. Originally founded over 30 years ago in Singapore, Julia Gabriel Centre has since expanded to China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and India. Our unique EduDrama methodology uses drama as a teaching tool to engage children and make learning fun, stimulate imagination and to develop strong communication skills, confidence, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills, all of which are essential life-long skills.
Julia Gabriel Centre offers the following programmes:
– PlayNest: for 6-18 month old children (adult-accompanied)
– PlayClub: for 18 month to 3.5 year old children (either adult-accompanied or independent)
– Speech & Drama: for 3 – 7 year old children (classes grouped according to year of birth)
Kensington International Kindergarten is a renowned, award-winning school offering a play based curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) and the UK National Curriculum. We were named ‘International Kindergarten of the Year 2019’ by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), endorsed by the UK Ministry of Education and OFSTED. Our NDNA accreditation is at the highest level, ‘Platinum,’ and remains a first for any school outside the United Kingdom! A firm commitment to providing excellence in Early Childhood Education lays a critical foundation for a lifetime love of learning, development and vital confidence building. Kensington International remains the first-choice kindergarten in Thailand.
With over 16 years of pastoral care and experience, Kids’ Academy International School is a British school for Early Years to Primary students (1.5 years – 11 years), focused on developing PASSION for education, through love for learning, creativity, self confidence and expression, taught through key pillars of modern education at our 3 uniquely themed campuses at Srinakarin and Ekamai that include innovative STEM, immersive Chinese (Learning to communicate naturally and seamlessly), living English (natural enjoyment of phonics, reading and writing), expressive arts, and well being (personal, social and health education).
A place to play and learn!
To children, play is the most important word in their vocabulary – for, as they play, they learn. Through planned, purposeful play children gather valuable information and develop critical skills that will support academic success.
Our new International Pre-School through to Primary School (Year 6) has a distinctive futuristic design to inspire creativity and is equipped to develop the future thinkers and leaders of tomorrow, with an English/Mandarin emersion programme. In our state-of-the-art campus, we focus on building a child’s self-confidence as well as encouraging them to become strong individuals, thinkers, creators, and responsible adults. Located conveniently behind Paradise Park, Srinakarin near Bangna Trad highway.
Kids Kingdom Play Center and Kids Kingdom International Kindergaten fully recognizes the growing trend and desire for international education, particularly where a school has the backing of an internationally renowned organization. We aim to nurture each child’s development, interactions, competence and language development through rich, intentionally planned curriculum as well as promoting a sense of self worth, accomplishment, confidence, and independence in each child.
Kids Kingdom Play Center (Ruamrudee) provides a comprehensive curriculum for children.
Our curriculum is a researched syllabus with a mixture of outcome; objective, play and inquiry based learning approaches. Designed by curricula experts, the curriculum is further peer reviewed by an advisory committee to ensure educational relevance and rigor. In order to ensure that the curriculum covers the developmental domains, there are seven core content learn- ing areas which include numeracy, language arts, social and emotional skills, social sciences, creative and visual arts, technology and science, and physical development and motor skills.
Happy learning in a natural environment at Kidz Village! Kidz Village International Kindergarten is open to students from 18 months to 6 years old and provides a developmentally appropriate early year’s program following the Early Years Foundation Stage of the British National Curriculum. Our children are engaged, curious, excited and confident, and guided by caring and committed teachers. Located on 7 rai of land with outstanding outdoor and indoor learning spaces, we maintain small class sizes and provide the range and variety of activities young learners need to thrive and support their social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.
Little Treehouse Nursery was born from two dedicated mothers with years of teaching experience and qualifications. Nestled in the heart of Bangkok, our cozy green space aims to be the first choice for families that want an exceptional learning journey for the early years. Little Treehouse Nursery is a stimulating, safe, and happy place with lots of opportunities for fun, interaction and development. We believe that every child is unique and learns best through play and hands-on activities. As educators and visionaries, we have created this “green nursery” that instills love for nature and care for the environment. We are an international community, with parents, children, and teachers from across the globe. We are lucky to be in a quiet and private residential sub-soi, away from the hustle bustle of Bangkok traffic, but yet not far from Thonglor BTS station. We provide a free shuttle service for pick-ups and drop-offs. We invite you to make adventures in our Little Treehouse.
The kindergarten is the first to offer young children a lifelong learning experience through regular play outdoors in a natural setting. Inspired by the famous forest kindergarten concept, the school offers a stimulating green space within a 1,600 sqm area in the heart of Bangkok (Sukhumvit 46) – ample space for children to learn and develop in a fascinating and fun environment, while remaining easily accessible from BTS Phra Kanong.
For nearly two decades our School has been providing activity-based Education in Bangkok. Our well qualified and dedicated team of experienced Educators focus on the multidimensional growth of our students. Along with academics, special attention is paid to their self-confidence and esteem. With a unique blend of British and Indian curriculum and the latest Montessori techniques, we ensure that our children grow and shape into model students, compatible with all types of international schooling.
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