Best Pre-schools in Chennai

Best Pre-schools in Chennai

Research has proved that about 90% of the brain develops before the age of 5.  Pre-school lays the critical foundation of imparting a holistic learning for the child. An overall development comprises of not only intellectual but also social skills along with inculcating the right values that will help your child go beyond horizons. Finding the best play school for your child is always a challenge. You have to consider the activities, the quality of education, proximity from home, timings, value for money and other factors that are best suitable for you and your child. So, we have compiled a list of the best Pre-schools in Chennai.

Many preschools in Chennai also provide day care and after school care for the convenience of working couples.The right school fosters courage, self-determination & wisdom in your darling preparing him/her to face the competitive world. It is this period when the core of one’s personality, social being & etiquette and the child’s phenomenal physical development takes place.

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The list below is in no particular order of preference.

Vael’s Billabong High-Kangaroo Kids (Neelankarai)

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 044 – 2449 2292 / 2449 2692 / 7667775775
  • Neelankarai Campus: Vels Kangaroo Kids – 480, 3rd South Main Rd, Sri Kapaleeswarar Nagar, Neelankarai, Chennai – 600 041.
  • Mylapore Campus: Vels Kangaroo Kids – No.9, Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004.

vaels billabong - best preschool

The Preschool Offers:

  • An Australian curriculum based experimental learning with activities like dance, yoga, swimming, painting, art and craft, water play, aerobics, puppetry and story-telling.
  • Higher school affiliated to ICSE and has accreditation for IGCSE.
  • Air-conditioned classrooms, state-of art science lab & art lab, audio-visual room are some of the key offerings.
  • An e-library with 24-hour internet connectivity.

Eurokids – Best Play School Chain In India

Best Pre Schools in chennai - Euro Kids

The Preschool Offers:

  • An integral approach by Eurokids nurtured 884 pre-schools in 311 towns.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable staff.

Vruksha Montessori – Best Montessori Preschools In Chennai

vruksha - best pre school

The Preschool Offers:

  • Teaching methodology based on IGCSE & Montessori at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Pune.
  • Enrollment of children above 2 years – from November, February & September.
  • Programs including toddler (2-3 years), pre-primary (3-6 years), primary (6-10 years).
  • Out-of-the-classroom activities, class trips, house visits stimulates the mind of the children.

Indus Early Learning Centre – Best Playschool In Chennai

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 91-8939752224 / 09940638444 (Ms.Beena Malhotra)
  • Address: No 27 AB/13 A, Karpagam Gardens, Opp Avvai Home Girls School, Besant Avenue, Chennai 600020.

indus - best play school in chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Well planned programs to empower children (age between 2-6 years as per July 31st) to build cognitive abilities, communication, conceptual thinking, creativity and cultivate positive attitudes.
  • Wi-Fi campus with interactive smart boards to prepare kids for digital age.
  • Nutritious lunch, health drinks and snacks are provided to ensure hygiene and over-all health of the child.

KiwiLearners – Best International Playschool In Chennai

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 044 – 24492615 / 24492616, +91 9444309203 / 9444609203
  • Address: Door No.3, Ayshika House, Stillwater Court, 2nd Cross St, Off Sunrise Avenue, Neelankarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600115

Kiwi Learners - Best Pre School In Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • An international childhood centre for children aged 0-6 years.
  • Holistic play based education offering half day, full day, kindergarten and after school programs.
  • Specialized childhood curriculum as per New Zealand standards.
  • The managers have a repertoire of learning methodologies they can choose from (including digital methods) to ensure adequate learning requirements are met.

SEED Academy – Best Playschool In Kilpauk

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: +91 9840298344 +91 9551052277
  • Address: Old 27, Ranganatham Avenue Street, Near Sylvan Lodge Colony, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600010.

Seed Academy - Best Play School In Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Play school, pre-school, kindergarten, after-school and daycare programs are offered from 1.5 years & above.
  • The various amenities are air-conditioned classrooms, healthy meals are provided (breakfast, lunch & snacks), large outdoor play area, pet zoo, splash pool along with transportation.


 Alphabet Play School – Top Playschools In Chennai

Alphabet Play School - Pre School in Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • A comprehensive program helps children develop problem solving and creative thinking skills. Extracurricular activities including dance, music and puppet show.
  • Spacious and air-conditioned classrooms with smart classes.
  • Hands-on activities along with spacious outdoor play area with slides, splash pool and swings.


Amelio Early Learning Centre – Best Playschool In Besant Nagar

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: +91 92822 00444,+91 44 2441 0701
  • Address: New No. 53A, Old No. 29, M G Ramachandran Road, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600090

Amelio Play School - Best Pre-School In Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Spacious and child-friendly rooms.
  • Constant monitoring through CCTV surveillance.
  • Dedicated cleaning staff who ensure spotless and germ-free spaces.


Bambino Kindergarten – Best Play School In RA Puram

  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: +91 44 24956416
  • Address: 1st Main Rd, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028

Bambino Best Pre School In Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Spacious and child-friendly rooms for children.
  • Montessori education for children while adopting the unconventional methods of teaching allowing holistic development.


Kidzee – Best Playschool Chain In Chennai

Kidzee is Asia’s largest chain of Preschools with 1700+ centres & 550+ cities in India & >450000 students.


Phone: 022-40343900/ 022-26743422

Address: Zee Learn Limited, Fun Republic, Level 6, Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai – 450053.


The Preschool Offers:

  • Kidzee exclusive learning tablet to help develop child’s brain.
  • Kidzee Nuvo – A program exclusively designed for toddlers.
  • 3 assessments through the year to gauge the degree of learning & development.

Kangaroo Kids (Velachery) – Best Pre-schools in Chennai

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 044-43523656 / 64572457, 9841633334 / 9841311117
  • Address: No.12, Kalki Nagar, 1st Cross Street, AGS Colony, Velachery, Chennai-600042

Bambino Best Pre School In Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Customized & theme based learning keeping in mind that each child is unique and learns differently.
  • Well-stocked library, indoor & outdoor playing area, water play area, music room and an audiovisual room.


 Learning Tree – Best Playschool In Adyar

The Preschool Offers:

  • Montessori method of focused teaching with a great teacher-student ratio of 1:15.
  • Outdoor overnight camps along with parental involvement, a great outdoor play area to foster physical & locomotive skills, transportation facilities.
  • Emphasis on not only education but the over-all development through various extra-curricular activities.


Srishti Montessori School – Best Preschool In Chrompet

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 04428253093
  • Address: Gopal Niwas, 12/Old 25, Shenoy Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034.
  • New Branch at Chrompet – #76, Station Road, Radha Nagar, Opp. Raja Coffee, Chrompet, Chennai – 600044.

Srishti Montessori Pre School Chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • Srishti believes that over 50% of the brain develops before the age of 4. Hence sensorial & cultural activities helps the child grow holistically.
  • Learning through exploration. Fosters environmental awareness.


Bamboola – Best Pre-schools in Chennai

  • Website:
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: +91-44-24611779, 9840394190
  • Address: #73 (Old #26), Venkatakrishna Road, Chennai, 600028.

Bamboola Play School

The Preschool Offers:

  • Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:5
  • Karate, Football, Music, Dance, Art & Craft, Drawing, Spoken English
  • Air-conditioned classrooms
  • Age group above 1.5 years


Patasala Montessori – Best Montessori School In Chennai

  • Website: Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 044 28175310
  • Address: New No.24, Ramanathan street, Mahalingapuram, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034.

Patasala Montessori

 The Preschool Offers:

  • Materials that stimulate independent exploration. They are self-correcting that build the child’s intelligence, independence & analytical thinking.
  • Every child comes with his or her own plan for the day. No two children have the same type of day at Patasala.
  • Admission begins at the age of 2.5 years.


TIME Kids – Best Playschool In Anna Nagar

  • Website:
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone: 044-64532299
  • Address: 1512, 16th Main Road, 13th Street, Anna Nagar J Block, Chennai – 600040.

Time Kids Pre School 

The Preschool Offers:

  • Non-toxic toys & equipment
  • The outdoor play area includes a splash pool and a mud pit; prime examples of “learn while you play”.
  • Fostering problem solving, cognitive, conflict resolution skills in children.

Veranda School – Best Playschool In T Nagar

  • Website –
  • Email – [email protected]
  • Phone – 044-28343198/044-28343567
  • Address – 42, Habibullah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017

veranda pre school chennai

The Preschool Offers:

  • First preschool in Chennai to exclusively follow the multiple-intelligences system of education for 10 months to 3.5 years.
  • 10,000 sft. outdoor playground (a mini-park in itself) as well as, creatively-themed, childproofed rooms.
  • The nursery also serves fresh, toddler-approved meals everyday in this warm, home-like environment.
  • Parents are provided with a daily report of the child’s activities, with pictures, throughout the day and the school has a state of the art cctv system, monitored by the directors.

These were some of the top pre-schools in Chennai. There are few more pre-schools that are worth exploring are listed below.

  • Little Cubs, Alwarpet
  • Apple Kids, Royapettah
  • Vanilla Play School, Anna NAgar
  • Little Angels, T.Nagar
  • Arise ‘n’ Shine, Anna Nagar
  • Little Millennium, Anna Nagar
  • Kanchana Paati, Adyar

Every parent carefully chooses a pre-school for his/her kid. We hope our article has made it easier for you to short-list few while you pay a visit personally & understand what the play school has to offer. We would love to hear back from you. You can also share your feedback on your experience with your child’s playschool. This will help other parents take a better decision & build a bright future with a strong foundation for their precious one.


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21 Comment(s)

  • by Deepak Posted September 15, 2016 2:20 am

    Which is the best preschool around nungambakkam?

    • by ekta Posted September 28, 2016 11:54 pm

      Hi Deepak, you can check Patasala, Eurokids, Kidzee, Kanchana Paati & Srishti Montessori pre schools. Please let us know how was your experience if you visit any of these schools.

  • by chinnu G Posted October 3, 2016 5:33 pm

    very useful content .worth know more about best play school in chennai

  • by Shyamala Posted January 27, 2017 8:49 am

    Comprehensive list. It will be more helpful..if we can also hav a rough look at the cost aspect of these schools. Please include dat if possible

    • by Ekta Posted January 30, 2017 2:46 pm

      Thank you for the feedback. The prices are dynamic & change every year. However, will work on it & include it soon! 🙂

  • by Shobana Posted May 7, 2017 11:43 am

    Please post best pre schools in perungudi area.

    • by Ekta Posted May 9, 2017 1:21 am

      Hi Shobana, if you are keen on Pergungudi, you can consider Little Millenium. If you are exploring options in the OMR band, there is PSBB, Vels, Sishya & APL Global in that stretch.

  • by Srividya Posted May 15, 2017 8:13 pm

    Hi Ekta, Very useful info. Pls suggest best preschool around Palavakkam.

    • by Ekta Posted June 2, 2017 1:34 pm

      Hi Srividya, German International School is fabulous, but is expensive. However, there are other good ones like Euro Kids, BusyBees(~Rs.1500 a month), Champs Academy(~Rs.32,000 annually) & UniKids(~Rs.15000 annually).

  • by aparna Posted June 1, 2017 9:52 am

    Hi, please let me know best play school in kilpauk.

    • by Ekta Posted June 1, 2017 12:35 pm

      Hi Aparna,in my opinion some of the best play schools in Kilpauk are Scope, Seed & Kidzee. However, you can choose considering proximity from your home 🙂

  • by Kalyani Posted June 8, 2017 11:37 pm

    Hi ekta,
    Anything aroubd ekkattuthabgal / ashok nagar ?

    • by Ekta Posted June 8, 2017 11:55 pm

      Hi Kalyani, SIMS Hospital is one of the best Hospitals close to Ashok Nagar. They have all the amenities required for a safe & comfortable delivery.

      • by Kalyani Posted June 9, 2017 12:30 am

        Ekta, apologies for not being clear. I am looking for play school recommendation for my 19 mos old tot.

        • by Ekta Posted June 10, 2017 3:59 pm

          Hi Kalyani 🙂 Sure, in Ashok Nagar you have a gamut of choices, but some of the Best PlaySchools there are SEED, Little Millenium, Kidzee & Euro Kids. Would be nice to share your experience.

  • by ammu anish Posted June 19, 2017 12:33 am

    hai ekta.I’m staying at annanagar .nearby 15th main road, shanthi coliny like dt I’m searching a preschool but confused

    • by Ekta Posted June 22, 2017 11:22 pm

      HI Ammu, Serra, Seed & Little Milennium & Little Elly are some of the best Pre-schools in Anna Nagar. The former two are very well known. Kindly visit all the four before choosing the best 🙂

      • by ammu anish Posted June 24, 2017 1:35 am

        thank u ekta..sorry to ask again…hw is arise n shine preschool. .some of my frnds suggested ds. .near to our home..but I want ur opinion about ds preschool .can u help me once again..

        • by Ekta Posted June 24, 2017 8:06 am

          Hi Ammu, we are delighted to hear back from you. Yes, Arise & Shine is also a good play-school. Also in my opinion more affordable than the others mentioned earlier. Can definitely go ahead 🙂

          • by ammu anish Posted June 25, 2017 1:21 am

            thank u dear?

          • by Ekta Posted June 25, 2017 11:01 pm

            Always happy to help in any way we can 🙂

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