Playgroups in Hong Kong offer babies, toddlers, and young children a wide variety of fun and educational early learning experiences. From Kowloon to Central, many options exist for baby, toddler, and pre-nursery playgroups. Children under five race through the various stages of brain and skill development. For your little one’s optimum development, they’ll need a stimulating environment to play and learn.
Playgroups are ideal for children who want to make friends, learn about the world around them, develop their social and physical skills and learn how to problem-solve. The setting allows moms and dads the opportunity to share ideas. Lifelong friendships often begin in playgroups.
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Casita playgroup classes have three components your children will enjoy: Music and Movement, Open Ended Sensory Play and Early Foundational Skills. In Music and Movement, children enhance their gross and fine motor skills and tap into their natural aptitude for music by through dancing, playing with instruments and singing along to original Zumbini songs.
In open-ended play, they interact with others through sensory exploration, heuristic play, and STEAM activities. As part of Early Foundational Skills, children are also introduced to early literacy, numeracy and practical skills to ease their transition into a successful and well-adjusted pre-school life.
Little Genius House is a fully bilingual (Mandarin & English) kids club for children at 12 months and older. Little Genius House offers various drop-off classes for kids between 2-9, and also offer their popular classes in a playgroup setting for kids between 12 months to 30 months, in either English or Mandarin. On-site creative spaces such as a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor garden, and high-tech digital room give children the opportunity to explore and discover new interests. A maximum student-teacher ratio of 4:1 ensures tailored instruction to foster each child’s development.
Small World (Generations) Playgroup is an international playgroup and kindergarten that has educated curious young learners for over three decades and welcomes families of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities. The school offers a warm and caring environment, with plenty of indoor and outdoor learning spaces and an outdoor playground amongst the trees. Learning at Small World is based around the International Early Years Curriculum. The primary school provides a stimulating and nurturing environment where children aged 18-32 months begin a life-long journey of confidence, caring, and motivation.
Each session is led by the nurturing facilitator, who leads the young children to grow cognitively, socio-emotionally, physically, and spiritually through different activities intentionally selected for them. Parents and caregivers can also share and learn from each other and the professional facilitators about development in the early years. Sign-up for a complimentary session today! The playgroup is conveniently located in Sai Ying Pun, with very close access to MTR, bus, and tram services.
Baum.haus is German for tree.house. Tree stands for life, and a house represents family and security, two concepts vital for creating an environment for a healthy upbringing. Baumhaus captures the essence of the spirit that represents safety, family, and imagination. The Baumhaus concept embraces your child's various milestones, from toddlers taking their first steps to pre-schoolers playing imaginative games with their friends. In the center of the Baumhaus community is a beautiful birch treehouse, an encouraging space to bring children together and grow their confidence and creativity. The structure has become the foundation of physical and emotional stimuli and a source of never-ending fun.
The Baumhaus playgroup has a café where parents and caregivers can create connections. Each teacher is an early childhood specialist and well-versed in infant and toddler behavior management and positive parenting techniques. Baumhaus offers Kindermusik classes for your child. The classes encourage children to sing, move, play musical instruments and listen to stories, allowing them to develop musically, cognitively, and socially within the international curriculum.
Join one of Woodland's famous accompanied classes in Hong Kong! They offer Rollers (ages 6 months - 12 months), Wrigglers (ages 12 months - 18 months), Playgroups (ages 18 months-2 years), and more! With locations all over Hong Kong, this well-known playgroup is home to fun learning experiences and new friends.
Woodland Playgroups, Mid-Levels, Happy Valley, Kennedy Town, Pokfulam, Repulse Bay Beachside, Repulse Bay Montessori, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, https://www.woodlandschools.com/curriculum/accompanied-class/
The Hong Kong Academy playgroup is a bespoke learning experience with many exceptional features. The playgroup classroom opens onto the outdoor playscapes and organic gardens. English language teachers transition children from age three to a program of independence as they learn and develop at their own pace. Mandarin-speaking support teachers are in every class so that children are exposed to both languages from an early age. The hands-on International Baccalaureate framework is a shared learning experience adapted to stimulate young minds and support children.
The HKA playgroup is designed to ease children into learning by fostering creativity and independence. The HKA playgroup teachers host the Hong Kong Academy childhood development program; this series focuses on various aspects of young child development, giving parents some valuable take-home tips. HKA playgroup encourages a variety of community events and parent education opportunities. Hong Kong Academy invites you and your little one to try a complimentary taster session.
Les Petits Lascars is a French international preschool offering playgroup and baby gym classes in French, English, and Mandarin. The classes accommodate children aged 9 to 24 months and help with their cognitive, emotional, social, and psychomotor development. With small classes of up to seven, your child will explore the five senses and their environment, including sensory and stimulating learning activities.
Les Petits Lascars believes in an educational approach centered around each child's well-being and adapting to their learning rhythm. Teachers focus on their specific learning needs while simultaneously building their confidence to ensure a smooth transition into preschool. The teaching environment is bright and colorful, and has numerous education tools, including motor skills equipment and outdoor play areas. The Central and Tseung Kwan O campuses have been recently renovated.
Les Petits Lascars, Central Campus: 3/F, Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, +852 2526 8666 and Tseung Kwan O campus: G01, Capri Place, 33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, +852 2526 8666, email@example.com, www.lespetitslascars.com
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong draws directly upon the heritage of one of Britain’s most outstanding independent schools. It places unique emphasis upon the quality of experience and opportunity available to young learners and draws upon an impressive reputation among parents regionwide.
A group of entrepreneurial parents founded IMS 20 years ago, pioneering the unique bilingual Chinese and English Montessori program for children between ages 2 and 12. The Montessori curriculum provides children with the freedom to explore their own passions while guiding them to develop the 21st Century skills they need to be successful in school and life.
Experiencing success is critically important to your toddler developing self-concept and self-esteem. Start your child’s journey in an immersive English and Chinese IMS Foundation Group, then continue in the Casa Dei Bambini for ages 3-6, which is the best preparation for continuing the journey in IMS’ unique Montessori Elementary education.
At IMS, each child is immersed in a dual-language Montessori environment. Each classroom is guided by two teachers, one a Putonghua speaker and one an English speaker who exclusively speak their native language to the children. The children are exposed to speaking, listening, reading, and writing from the earliest ages in both English and Chinese.
IMS Aldrich Bay Campus (ages 2-6), G/F, i-UniQ Grand, 155 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
IMS South Horizons Campus (ages 2-6), G/F, Blocks 23 to 23A, South Horizons, Phase III, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
IMS Mid-Levels Campus (ages 2-6), Mezzanine Entrance, Tung Fai Gardens, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
IMS Stanley Campus (ages 3-12), Phase III, Ma Hang Estate, Stanley (off Stanley Plaza), Hong Kong
KinderU’s vision is to become the world’s leading elite early education institution by educating its students with desirable qualities. The playgroup nurtures traditional values and kindness while advocating respect, diligence, and trust. It’s well known that children learn best from birth to the age of 6 years when they use each of their visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory senses.
The KinderU programs are based on the philosophies of renowned right brain specialists. They are designed to provide the ideal education environment by engaging children in activities that stimulate brain growth appropriate to their developmental stages. KinderU offers fun-filled activities promoting early brain and physical development, creating a sensory-rich environment of textures, sounds and objects to stimulate your child's senses.
KinderU, Shum Wan Campus: G/F, Broadview Court, 11 Shum Wan Road, Hong Kong, +852 2970 2382; South Horizons Campus: UG/F, Tower 26-28, South Horizons, Phase 4, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2554 7576, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kinderu.com
Mulberry House offers amazing Mandarin playgroups for kids in Hong Kong. Join their multi-sensory playgroup program which is parent-accompanied, focusing on your child’s language development, cognitive development, motor skill development, and social skills.
Mulberry House Playgroups, Unit 2403, Universal Trade Centre, 17-19 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.mulberryhouseasia.com/mandarin-playgroup
ESF Language & Learning puts the 'play' into playgroup, ensuring their youngest students have fun while learning. From stories and songs to hands-on sensory activities, ESF classes help establish routines, build confidence, and develop emotional, social, physical, and language skills. The primary school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Their teachers believe play is the foundation of development and learning for young children.
Depending on your child’s age, they can tailor the curriculum and choice of Mandarin or English accordingly. Their level 1 starts as early as 6 months. The playgroup at the Premium Learning Centre in Wanchai is progressive-based. Educators carefully follow the EYFS curriculum that prepares your child for their schooling days ahead. Each level is tailored for your child's development objectives and aims to get them to the next level.
ESF Playgroups, 2/F, Prime Mansion, 183-187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Kong, +852 2838 2276 https://www.esf.org.hk/program_category/playgroup/
Whether you are a new parent or a newcomer to Hong Kong, St. John's Cathedral welcomes you to their weekly playgroup for babies and toddlers. There is a range of toys to suit all ages from birth to two years old. Play, relax and meet new friends! Every Thursday (except statutory holidays) from 2:30 to 4:30pm.
Note: St John's Cathedral Playgroup is closed until further notice.
St. John's Cathedral, Fanny Li Hall, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2855 7074 (ask for Ms. Vanda Cole), www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk.
Highgate House School elevates its care to the next level through its original parent, carer, and child groups from 12 months to 3 years in the Seedlings Program. The two-hour class is for adult-accompanied children who will benefit from a gentle transition to a more structured environment, allowing grow in confidence before joining the independent nursery. While kids explore an unrivaled amount of dedicated classroom space, parents and carers also receive an education. Highgate is more than just a playgroup; it provides insights into the latest research on child development. Carers have a chance to discuss ideas and child-centric concerns with their peers and educational experts.
The school was established in 1992 and is the leading Waldorf Education preschool in Hong Kong. Located on the Peak with open views of the mountains and sea, Highgate House School provides a retreat away from the city bustle with easy, safe access. The classrooms are exceptionally spacious to allow children freedom of movement in their activities. Outside is a unique garden specially designed with a sandpit, water play area, climbing equipment, gardening, and a mud kitchen, providing children with daily outdoor activities.
Southside moms are heading to St. Stephen for the ever-so-popular playgroup that meets on Mondays and Thursdays for the parents and toddlers group. The group supports parents and provides a stimulating and nurturing place for children up to 3 years old. This hub of indoor play, outdoor play, arts and crafts activities, snack time, and song time are great activities for parents and their toddlers to learn fine and gross motor skills and interact with other children.
Members are invited to join the St Stephen’s Chapel for the family services held on the first Sunday of each month.
With over 150 years of heritage from Malvern College in the United Kingdom, the teachers encourage your young children to develop individual strengths through a personalized active, play-based learning approach. They endeavor to encourage each child’s core values of curiosity, independence, integrity, and kindness and foster a lifelong love of learning.
Malvern Playgroup is designed to nurture children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through a wide range of stimulating play activities. Malvern Playgroup runs adult-accompanied playgroup sessions for children from 6 to 24 months. The playgroup sets a routine for parents and children, which can be a strong bonding experience. There are wonderful benefits both parents and their children can reap from attending regular playgroups, such as engaging in various activities that parents might not consider at home.
Malvern Playgroup, Coronation Circle Campus, G09-G12 Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road, West Kowloon, +852 3898 4699 and Island West Campus, G/F and 1/F Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, +852 3898 4699, email@example.com, www.malvernplaygroup.hk
Wow Activity Group at Tutor Time is a hands-on playgroup for children aged between 6 months and 2 years. Tutor Time channels infant and toddler energy and excitement into positive early education learning experiences. The program offers a stimulating classroom environment with an immersive bilingual English and Mandarin curriculum, including active learning experiences with unique educational materials. As your child becomes more mobile, they are afforded ample space to move around and discover. The educators guide them to achieve various milestones in preparation for nursery and kindergarten.
Tutor Time International Nursery and Kindergarten is an international leader in early childhood education and family solutions. A team of professionally qualified teachers and staff are at the core of the playgroups; they work hard to promote the whole child's development. Tutor Time has received multiple Center of Excellence Awards across their international preschools.
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