Although G2 is only 19 months old and I have no intention of sending him to preschool until he is at least 3, I figured I ought to do my research to find out more about what is out there now. I have been leaning heavily towards a Montessori program for some time now so I made up a list of schools to look at. Some of these schools aren’t Montessori based but they came highly recommended through friends. Most of the schools selected were the ones that were conveniently located for us. I figured that unless I really can’t find anything appropriate within our reach, then I would broaden my circle. So here they are…
Junior Creative Mind (Montessori)
76 Jalan Wangas Budi
9 Wangsa Melawati
Tel: 016-2067227; 017-3309354
Smart Mandarin Kids (Montessori)
112A-124A, Jalan Kasah
Main Line: +6 (016) 227 5437
Admin Line: +6 (016) 207 5437
P-03-02, Bayu Walk
Mont’ Kiara Bayu
Tel: 03-6203 1669
British Montessori Preparatory School
No. 6, Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak. Ampang.
75 Jalan Sri Hartamas 3
Both Sparkles Montessori and Summerfields are on the same street just a few houses apart. I have the details for both schools which I will write about in a separate post, but I was not keen on either school once I saw that they were located very close to high tension wires.
Tel: 03-77271909 (TTDI Branch)
Tel: 03-41473229 (Wangsa Melawati Branch)
Lorna Whiston Melawati Branch is not operational at present. They are still waiting for their license from the Ministry of Education. They also only take children from 4 years onwards (not 3 years as stated on their website).
Insight Kids Preschool
No. 1 Jalan Beluntas
We saw three schools today and I have to give G2 credit for taking it all so well. I would never have dared to do this with G1 at this age because we would have had a melt down in the car. G2 was only too happy to join the other kids and make himself at home while I spoke to the principals. G1 at 19 months hated anything that looked remotely like school. G2 is just happy to be around other children and to see new toys he hasn’t played with before.
Update July 2014
We ended up sending G2 to Trinity Kids and you can read more about them here.
This was the school we wanted to send G2 to except that we weren’t ready for each other at the time (by the time we were both ready, G2 was already very comfortable at Trinity Kids so we decided not to move him):
A few other preschools that have caught our attention – as in the photos they posted look really lovely but we know very little about them except for what they share on their websites:
No. 22-1, Jalan Panglima,
Off Jalan Persiaran Mahkota Cheras,
Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras, Selangor.
Tel: 013-206 2700