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11 Kindergartens in Karen and Ngong Area

Do you live in Karen or Ngong area? Are you struggling to find a Kindergarten fit for your little one? You asked for it! Here are 11 great schools in your area in your neighbourhood to start your child’s academic journey! 

1. Stepping Stones Kindergarten

This quaint kindergarten also aims to connect children to nature with its beautiful, green grounds filled with winding pathways, tall trees and flowers.

This unique kindergarten offers an Early Years learning experience to children from the age of 9 months to 6 years. The curriculum is founded upon a holistic approach that develops children artistically, spatially, socially and emotionally. It works to prepare their children for a variety of educational options namely, the British National Curriculum, the Kenyan 8:4:4 or American education systems.

They school year runs from September to June and is divided into 3 terms with one half-term break each term. School days begin at 8:15am, end at 3pm and close early on Friday afternoons at 1:30pm. Throughout the day, the children are provided with a healthy snack and lunch.

 

The school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Tennis
  • Drama (Lamda)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Shamba time
  • Dance
  • Early ICT skills

The kindergarten also caters to children with special needs and customises the curriculum to create space where each child is equally and individually benefitting from education plans that meet them at their individual points of need. Teachers work very closely with families, therapists and specialist teachers to ensure these children can integrate comfortable and enjoy learning at Stepping Stones.

Contact/Location 

Langata Road

Ngong, Nairobi

+254 799 169 988

Fees

Website Link

Email: steppingstoneskindergarten@yahoo.com

 

2. Msingi Bora Kindergarten 

This fun kindergarten provides a space where children can play, learn and grown in a safe and secure environment by focusing on creative play, thematic methods of teaching and by placing emphasis on well balanced-meals.

The school-week consists of 5 days in total and runs from at 7:30am to 3:30pm each day. The school year is broken down into 3 terms that begin January and end in October.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Horse Riding
  • Mini Tennis
  • Ballet Guitar
  • Taekwondo

Keep in mind that spaces for this kindergarten are limited so if it ticks all the boxes for your little one – call and register him or her today!

Contact/Location

Off of Hillcrest Road

Karengata, Nairobi

+254 723 554 421

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@msingiborakindergarten.co.ke

 

3. Waldorf School

The school aims to provide its children with a holistic education that strives to offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education that will inspire life-long learning.

The Waldorf School prides itself on being a community within a school. The kindergarten currently holds children between the ages of 2 to 6 years and uniquely takes their children through a transition period during their last year of kindergarten. They say that this time is greatly important to give children “appropriate preparation for ‘formal learning’ based on their developmental needs and not on increasing pressure from parents and ‘the system’ to being ‘formal learning’ as early as possible”.

The school year runs from September to July and is divided into 3 terms.

Some of the schools extracurricular activities include;

  • Music
  • Handwork
  • Woodwork and claywork
  • Eurythmy (an art form consisting of music, sound and movement and promoting coordination and grace)

What’s more? All the food that the school provides to the children (full breakfast and lunch) is sourced locally, prepared onsite and is of the highest quality!

Contact/Location

Karen, Nairobi

+254 719 504 148/ +254 722 823 463

Fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke

 

4. St. Christopher’s Kindergarten

At this kindergarten, their aim is to provide their children with an enjoyable, stimulating and educational time and teach them a variety of skills and social graces to help them follow on their next big adventure – Prep school!

Play is the primary tool used for child development in Kindergarten and focuses on the following areas;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Specific Areas – literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design

This kindergarten accommodates children from 18 months to 5 years. The curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum that is modified for the international context.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Monkeynastix
  • Rollerblading
  • Peripatetic Music (piano, violin, guitar and drum set)
  • Ballet and Creative Dance Movement
  • Express Soccer

Better yet, this kindergarten gives it’s children a smooth transition into primary school and later into high school – all on the same campus!

Contact/Location 

Ngong Road

+254 723 392 957

Fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@scslearning.com

 

5. Greenyard Jr. School

This school aims to stand out from other schools by creating difference within the minds of its students that will afford them respect from society, later in life. The preschool is based on Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) while the primary is based on the local 8.4.4 school system in efforts to provide wholesome education by incorporating non-examinable subjects such as Information communication technology (ICT), Music and Art. School days run from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Children form the age of 3 are admitted to the pre-school.

Some of the schools’ extracurricular activities include;

  • Drama
  • Taekwondo
  • Brass Band
  • French

Contact/Location

Along CBD

Ngong Road, Nairobi

+254 725 954 188

Fee structure

Website Link

 

6. Tassel Schools 

These Christian-based schools strive to offer affordable, quality education using a combination of the Montessori Curriculum and 8.4.4 education system. The group of schools include; Tassel Kindergarten at Kimathi Estate, Tassel Montessori Centre, and Tassel Junior Schools both located at Ngong Township.

The school curriculum is divided into the following 5 key areas;

  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Cultural Subjects
  • Sensorial
  • Practical Life

 

Some of the schools’ extracurricular activities include;

  • Sports & Swimming
  • School Trips and Excursions
  • French
  • Music
  • Karate

Interested? Everything you need to know about Tassel Schools can be found in this parents manual – www.tasselschools.com/parents_manual.html

Contact/Location 

Kimathi Estate, Off Wangu Ave

Karen, Nairobi

+254 705 481 905/ +254 722 351 514

Fee structure

Website Link

 

7. Panenka Kindergarten  

Fun fact: Paneka is Czech for the word “doll”!

The centre is located at the junction of Karen and Langata Road and accommodates children aged from 8 months to 6 years. The school emphasises on beauty, nature and recycled materials and easily available items for self-initiated play and physically active play, and exploration.

At this kindergarten, the teacher is represents both a partner in and facilitator of the learning process.

The space even has animals on the compound! This unique feature gives children the opportunity to both study and learn the importance of responsibility. It also teaches them about the environment, animal needs and appropriate care.

Regular school hours run from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. However, at an additional fee, the centre can make special accommodations for parents with working parents with busy schedules between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:30PM.

Contact/Location

Junction of Karen and Langata

Nairobi, Kenya

+254 798 963 033/ +254 782 934 819

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@panenka.co.ke
 

8. Appleton Montessori Kindergarten- Ngong School 

The school admits children from 2 to 7 years of age. Using the Montessori method, the school introduces the children to foreign languages, art, computer studies and practical life skills. The school year runs from January to December.

The school provides children with a healthy snack and a nutritious, well-balanced lunch prepared by a qualified chef who ensures all meals are made with a balanced diet. School transport is also available, if needed.

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Dance – Ballet, African and Expressive Dance
  • Taekwondo
  • Swimming
  • Musical instruments
  • School trips

Contact/Location 

Zambia Stage, on your way to Ngong Town

Ngong Hills

+254 20 2176941/ +254 706 667 337

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@appletonschool.ac.ke

 

9. Serare School 

This is a privately owned co-educational day and boarding school that follows the Kenyan 8.4.4 system of education and accommodates children from kindergarten to high school. More specifically, the kindergarten has an average of 20 pupils per class which allows teachers to adequately meet students at their particular points of need.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Contact/Location 

Kerarapron Drive

Ngong, Kenya

+254 733 900 477/ +254 712 681 411

Fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@serare.ac.ke

 

10. Springwood Kindergarten Center 

Springwood Kindergarten is located inside Ngong Racecourse. Children who are admitted to this kindergarten are between the ages of 2 and 6. The centre operates from Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm.

Contact/Location 

Ngong Road

Nairobi

+254 722 722 734

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

 

11. Pre-School Makini – Ngong Road 

The Makini pre-school located on Ngong Road accommodates children from 2 to 6 years of age. They partially integrate the Montessori learning system into their teaching.

The areas of focus include

  • Language and Reading
  • Artwork
  • Hand writing
  • Term projects
  • Number work

Some of the pre-school’s activities include;

  • Journalism
  • Music and Drama
  • Scouts and Girl Guides
  • Cooking club
  • Handwriting club
  • Wildlife club

Contact/Location 

Ngong Road

Nairobi

+254 (20) 3874950/51

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

 

Each of these have something unique to offer and will make memorable firsts for the kids!

 

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