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25 Kindergartens in Lavington and Kilimani Area

You’ve gotten past the weaning, teething and walking stage and now you’re getting ready to send your little one out into the world – its time for Kindergarten.

Do you live in Lavington or Kilimani and are struggling to find a Kindergarten fit for your little one? Here are 25 great schools in your area to start your child’s academic journey!

 

1. Shani Kito Kindergarten

The Shani School was opened by a collection of parents who were interested in starting a Kindergarten that would eventually promote family values as well as the human and spiritual development of parents, teachers and children. The school was officially opened in September of 2002 and now has 4 campuses all accommodating classes from kindergarten up to class 7. The Kindergarten is titled “Shani Kito School” and has an academic year that is divided into 3 terms, which run from January to October.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Student-led concerts
  • Class trips
  • Family picnics
  • Family fun days

The next lot of new kindergarten kids are expected to report to school on 11th January 2019!

 

Location/Contact

Along El Molo off of James Gichuru

Lavington, Nairobi Kenya

Admissions handbook: http://www.shanischool.com/resources

Administration +254 722 749 002/+254 722 652 817/+254 738 394 239
Admissions: +254 721 800 124

Fee structure

Email: admin@shanischool.com

Website Link

 

2. Logos Christian School

This Christian-based kindergarten uses the Montessori method to guide their teaching and learning. More specifically, the children learn through child-centered self-discovery rather than teacher-centered.

The school admits children between the ages of 2 to 6 years who are then placed in one of 4 classes, based on their age – baby class, nursery, kindergarten and pre-unit.  The earliest class begins at 8am and the last group of children end their day 3:30PM. The option of a half-day schedule is also available and ends at 12:30PM, at the latest.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Music e.g. violin, flute and piano
  • Art e.g. paper maché and clay modeling
  • Learning-based class trips

Logos Christian also welcomes children with learning and/or physical disabilities and educators are dedicated to meeting these children at their specific point of need.

If needed, school lunch is can be provided or parents can opt to send their children with a packed meal. Are you unable to take your child to or from school? Logos Christian school also provides transport!

 

Contact/Location

Chaka road,

Kilimani, Nairobi 

+ 254 (020) 2010399/+254 728 589678

Contact for fee structure

Email: info@logos.ac.ke

Website Link

 

3. PlayStreet Kindergarten

This kindergarten works to build the little ones that pass through their doors as holistically as possible – socially, culturally, mentally and physically. Children between the ages of 2 to 6 years can be enrolled in the school. Days for the children run from 8am to 3pm during which children are taught everything from numeracy to personal, social and emotional development.

Some of the schools extracurricular activities include;

  • Roller skating
  • Music
  • Library
  • Cookery
  • Art
  • Sports Day
  • Ballet  

The school also provides hot lunch and door-to-door transport, if needed!

Contact/Location

Denis Pritt Rd off of Kayahwe Road

Kilimani, Nairobi Kenya

Landline +254 20 232 9546

Mobile +254 720 661 383

Fee structure

Transport fees

Email: info@playstreetschool.com

Website Link

 

4. Appleton Montessori Kindergarten – Kilimani School 

The school admits children from ages 2 to 7 years. 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.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Dance – Ballet, African and Expressive Dance
  • Musical instruments
  • Tae-Kwondo
  • Swimming

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.

Location/Contact

Kilimani, Muringa Grove, Nairobi Kenya  

Tel: +254 713 696029/+254 706 667337

Contact for fee structure

Email: infor@appleton.ac.ke

Website Link

 

5. Riara Group of Schools

The kindergarten within this group of schools accommodates children from 3 to 6 years. The educators pride themselves on providing the children with a rich blend between academic and extracurricular excellence by offering their pupils a sound early childhood education, while uniquely teaching them about their rich Kenyan culture through carefully chosen class activities.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Music
  • Dance e.g. ballet
  • Sports Day
  • Annual Concerts

School transport is also available.

Contact/Location:

Riara Road 

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 703 038 132

+254 703 038 231

Fee structure – Here

Email: info@riaraschools.ac.ke

Website Link 

 

6. Trinity kindergarten

The school works to achieve the following goals;

  • To develop a child’s self-esteem
  • To teach cooperation
  • To focus on a child’s natural curiosity
  • To enhance communication
  • To develop expressive language
  • To develop classroom respect

This Kindergarten bases its core values and philosophies on strong Christian foundation. The school gives its children a loving environment that nurtures the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. The kindergarten accommodates children aged 1½ to 5½ years. Full school days run form 8:30am to 3:00pm while half days run from 8:30am to 12:30pm. 

 

Depending on age, children are divided among 4 classes – Diamond, Ruby, Pearl and Emerald.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities include;

  • Art
  • Music
  • Play

Contact/Location

Kanjata Road, Off James Gichuru

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 721 146 777

Contact for fee structure

Email: trinitykindergarten@gmail.com

Website Link

 

7. Amiscus School

Amiscus School has been open for ten years. The ultimate aim of the school is to open the door of learning for children and make them love the process so that they will become self-motivated learners in their future lives. Teachers focus on developing curiosity, rational, logical and sustainable process of thought.

The school admits children between the ages of 8 months to 7 years. Children are placed into one of the following classes;

  • Day Care Center
  • Playgroup
  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1 – 3

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Fun days
  • Arts and crafts
  • Pottery
  • Dance and movement
  • Drama
  • Cookery
  • Pony riding

Contact/Location 

Loiyangalani Drive

Lavington, Nairobi

0202231848438

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

 

8. Braeside School 

This is an international school that follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) educated children from 2 to 5 years of age. Braeside incorporates child-led activities values, knowledge and skills stemming from the EYFS Effective Practice.

The school places a large emphasis on play within their curriculum and bases its implementation on 6 key areas of learning;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Activities

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Sport
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Athletics

Contact/Location 

Muthangari Road

Lavington, Nairobi

Fee structure: https://braeside.braeburn.com/admissions/fee-structure/

+254 701 295 566

Website Link

 

9. Lavington Montessori School

This kindergarten bases it’s curriculum on the Montessori Method of Early Childhood Education. The school was founded to share the love of God in a planned education environment to help children reach their full potential.

Children are enrolled from the ages of 2½ to 6 years. Classroom size ranges between 10 – 12 children per class with a teacher and a full time class assistant.

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Monkeynastix
  • Rollerblading
  • Taekwondo
  • Mini Tennis
  • French
  • Piano
  • Swimming

Contact/Location

Apple Cross Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 721 601 390

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@lavingtonmontessori.co.ke

 

10. Kiddy Villa Daycare and Kindergarten 

This is a small, friendly but busy school that provides parents with a striking and imaginative alternative to other institutions. The school welcomes children aged 6 months to 8 years and educates their students using the Early Leaning Goals with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Horseback riding
  • Taekwondo
  • Concert
  • Field trips

Contact/Location 

James Gichuru Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 772 720 056/ +254 723 599 530

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

 

11. Pink Tower Children’s House 

This school has two locations;

  1. Convent Road, Opposite Chalbi Drive
  2. Mzima Springs

This school invests in children by positively building their character. Highly qualified teachers educate their students using the Montessori methods. The school’s primary goal is to cater to a child’s P.I.L.E.S;

  • P – Physical needs
  • I -Intellectual needs
  • L – Language development
  • E – Emotional needs
  • S – Social & spiritual needs

 

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Everyday living activities
  • Art
  • School trips
  • Music & Movement
  • Sports
  • Computer

Contact/Location Mzima Springs Campus 

Mzima Springs Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 711 873 449

+254 787 135 991

Website Link

Fees

Email: info@pinktowerchildrenshouse.com

 

Contact/Location Convent Road Campus 

Convent Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 702 685 152

+254 737 692 721

Email: conventroad@pinktowerchildrenshouse.com

 

12. Lavington Kindergarten

This kindergarten prides itself on;

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for its children
  • Creating a multicultural immersion that will broaden the minds of its students
  • Ensuring that children enrolled in the school attain all-rounded development

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Ballet
  • Horseback Riding
  • Karate
  • Monkeynastix
  • Swimming
  • Skating

Contact/Location 

King’ara Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 20-3867857/+254 733 700 145

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: smartkindie@gmail.com

 

13. Madari Kindergarten

This child centered kindergarten prioritises providing children with love, warmth, clam and rhythm, interest and enthusiasm vital to their growth. Madari kindergarten is also uniquely staffed with 5 internationally certified teachers and assistants.

Children aged 16 months to 6 1/2 years can be enrolled.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Sports
  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Computers

Contact/Location 

End of Riverside Drive

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 202 017 406

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: madariruth@gmail.com

 

14. Cavina School 

Cavina school is a British Prepatory School. The pre-unit section (PPI) admits children starting from 3 years of age have half-day school schedule for the first year.

The school places specific importance on instilling discipline on its students through correction based in a Biblical foundation.

Children are encouraged to develop effective study habits and homework is introduced on a regular basis.

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Caligraphy
  • Orchestral Workshops
  • Wildlife Clubs
  • Cooking
  • Home crafts

Contact/Location

Off of Elgeyo Marakwet

Kilimani, Nairobi

+254 (20) 257 3630/ +254 706 232 334

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: admin@cavina.ac.ke/admissions@cavina.ac.ke

 

15. Nairobi International School (NIS) – Kindergarten

This kindergarten warmly accepts and respects differing cultures and backgrounds. Here, educators encourage the development of children not just intellectually but also socially, emotionally and physically.

 

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Pottery
  • Cookery
  • Glass painting
  • Modern Dancing
  • Badminton

Contact/Location

Off of James Gichuru Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 788 439 146

Fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@nis.ac.ke

 

16. Rusinga School – Kindergarten 

Rusinga school admits children ages 2 – 6 to its kindergarten. Depending on the age of the child, he or she will be placed into one of the following classes;

  • Butterflies class: 2 -3 years
  • Ladybirds class: 3 – 4 years
  • Busy bees class: 4 – 5 years
  • Beetles class: 5 – 6 years

Class tutors carefully monitor the progress of each child and keep in close contact with parents through communication using a diary system.

The school year runs from September to July. School days span from Monday to Friday – 8:30AM to 3:30PM with the exception of Friday when days end at 3:00PM.

Teachers provide the children with warm milk at 10:00AM and hot chocolate at 3:00PM just before home time!

Some of the school’s extracurricular activities are;

  • Ballet
  • Swimming
  • Cookery
  • Horse Riding
  • Piano and Guitar lessons (Age 5+)

Contact/Location

Gitanga Road

Lavington, Nairobi

Fee structure

+254 722 205 431/ +254 733 633 723

Website Link

Email: info@rusinga.ac.ke/admissions@rusinga.ac.ke

 

17. Little Koala Daycare and Kindergarten 

Fun Fact: This centre has been rated 98% by local authorities!

Little Koala offers both daycare as well as kindergarten services to children from 6 months to 5 years of age.

The centre bases their curriculum on a combination of Montessori Learning and  Play-based Curricula. It is divided into four activity rooms and even has a large all weather garden that accessible!

 

Some of the centre’s activities include;

  • Art& Craft
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • ICT

In case you’re running a little late to pick up your child, Little Koala even has an after school club for all ages!

Contact/Location

Owashika Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 711 397 379/+254 729 147 377

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@littlekoala.co.ke

 

18. Little Souls Learning Centre

This unique learning centre teaches using a combination of Montessori, Waldorf and Play-based methods. Children admitted to this centre are introduced to foreign languages such as French and Arabic.

Educators also instil a godly conscious into their children!

Some of the school’s activities are;

  • Gardening
  • Cookery
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Pony Rides

Contact/Location

14 Muthangari Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 706 575 575

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@littlesouls.co.ke

 

19. Braeburn School – Early Years 

The Early Years program welcomes children from age 3 to 5 (Nursery to Reception). The program uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework from the UK. At the heart of the curriculum is structured, carefully planned play. From this, children are able to develop socially, emotionally, physically and creatively.

Children enrolled in Braeburn’s Early Years program even have exclusive access to a large garden equipped with a shaded sand pit, bike track, monkey bars and play house slide among others!

Contact/Location 

Gitanga Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 722 685 575/ +254 733 553 480

Fee structure

Website Link

 

20. Giggle Baby Day Care 

This daycare provides exclusive childcare services from 3 months to 3 years of age. The centre provides personalised, safe and secure environment that guarantees healthy growth for children and stress free operations for parents.

The team uniquely provides ECDE trained nannies, a nutritionist and a nurse!

 

Contact/Location 

Ole Dume Road

Kilimani, Nairobi

+254 780 511 816

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@gigglesdaycare.co.ke

 

21. Arcadia Kindergarten and Day Care Services 

This christian-based kindergarten provides children with a safe, nurturing and consistent environment where limits and boundaries are clearly defined. It emphasises the importance of community and respectfully identifies parents as the “first teacher”.

Arcadia’s core values are;

  • Commitment
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Continuous improvement
  • Parent involvement

Some of the kindergarten’s activities are;

  • Ballet
  • Tennis
  • Swimming

Contact/Location 

Mbaazi Avenue

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 719 884 656/+254 738 580 666

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: arcadiakindergarten@yahoo.com

 

22. Gracefield Schools 

This kindergarten is set in a large, serene secure environment with plenty of space for children to learn and play. The curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage which is part of the British School System. Gracefield is passionate about their values – caring and nurturing; highly professional, devoted and committed; trustworthy and excelling in all they do.

Play and extracurricular activities build motor skills, while allowing children to express themselves in ways that develop excellent language skills.

Contact/Location

Amboseli Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 721 154 031

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: info@gracefieldschools.co.ke

 

23. Olive Tree Montessori Centre 

The centre offers Montessori curriculum to children aged 18 months to 6 years.

The school week runs from Monday to Friday with days starting at 8:30AM and ending at 4:30PM.

 

Here, the Montessori method is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In the classroom, children independently make creative choices while the teacher offers age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

Contact/Location

Riara Road

Lavington, Nairobi

+254 723 705 110

Website Link

 

24. Little Scholars Academy

This school follows the British NCE learning goals for the foundation stage. The focused areas of learning are as follows;

  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Creative Development and Physical Development
  •  Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding the world

 

Little Scholars Academy offers the following activities;

  • Violin
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • P.E and games
  • Trips and Excursions

The academic year runs annually from September to July.

Contact/Location

Elgeyo Marakwet Road

+254 722 526 732

Contact for fees

Website Link

Email: admin@littlescholarsac.co.ke

 

25. St. Nicholas – Kindergarten

The syllabus of the kindergarten was designed to develop the minds of the children in a way that creativity, reading, writing, talent and skills. The school follows the Kenyan 8.4.4 system

The school admits children aged 3 to 5 years. Classes begin at 8:30AM and end at 3:00PM and even offers children a hot lunch within the day!

 

St. Nicholas offers the following activities to its kindergarteners;

  • Sports
  • Painting
  • Music
  • French
  • ICT

Contact/Location 

Rose Avenue

Kilimani, Nairobi

+254 (02) 272 5665/+254 727 230 141

Contact for fee structure

Website Link

Email: stnicholasschools@yahoo.com

 

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