Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Nursery / Pre-schools / childcare centres

Hi kids!
For a change, this post is for Moms and Dads!
On popular demand from young parents, I tried to gather info on nursery schools, pre-schools, play schools, day care / creches in many parts of Chennai.
I came across many such centres in Adyar, T. Nagar, Mylapore, a few in Tiruvanmiyur, Abiramapuram, Velachery and Nungambakkam. Almost 'nil' in north Madras.
I guess the working parents reside, not in North Madras!

I welcome additions to the list. (The list is alphabetical in order)

Disclaimer: Parents, please verify with others who leave their kids in these places, before taking a decision. I do not have any personal experience or connection with any of these schools / creches!

Aarambh Play School
125 (Old no. 59), G. N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar. Phone: 45872636

Abhyaas Play School
Shreyas apartments, IV Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Tiruvanmiyur. 24402651

Akshara Play School
23(Old no.10) Arisikara Street, Mylapore. Phone:24640742, 24939232

Alpana Creche
Unit D, Level 1, Sreela Terrace, 105, I Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar. Phone: 24416468

Apple Kids - International Pre school
13, Teachers Colony, Adyar. Phone: 30979445, 9884423695

Bright Kids Pre school (Day care attached)
17, Anna Avenue, Bhakthavathsalam Nagar, Adyar. (Behind Ganapathiram Theatre)
Phone: 55686866, 9444466216

*Euro kids - Alwarpet
Play Group and Nursery, 1F, Subaraya Avenue (Behind Sony World), Off C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Abhiramapuram. Phone: 9894050227, 9894040227
* Ask for centres at other areas in the city

Khel Play School and Creche
85, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. 24993172, 9840574008

Kutties Play School
18, Luz Church Road, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore. Phone: 24662557

Little Steps (Play school, day care and after school activities)
38, Co-operative Colony, Behind Park Sheraton, Chennai 18. Phone:24995759

Princess Naik's Play Coop
Play school, Pre school and day care centre, 12 (83), IV Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar.
Phone:42054989, 9884610369

Silver n Springs, Nursery and Primary
29(Old no. 15), School View Road, I Lane, R. k. Nagar, Mandaveli. Phone: 42100564, 24618473

Smart roots (Play school and Creche)
5, 5th Cross Street, Lakshmana Perumal Nagar, Kottivakkam. Cell: 92821 04486

Sprouts Montessori House of Children
358, TTK Road, Alwarpet. Phone: 24984074, 42059447, Cell:98411 22788
Sun Shine Play school and Day care
4, 22nd Cross Street, Indira Nagar, Adyar. Phone:24411247, 9444810307


Anonymous said...

thanks revathy... this definitely is very useful for me... i have a 1 year old son and have been deseperately looking for some info on play schools... this has come as a blessing

Anonymous said...

request you to please give some info for in and around anna nagar

artnavy said...

what about Velachery?- good initiative you have here

Lakshmi said... in adyar

Anonymous said...

any additions to this list ?

Anonymous said...

Hey wonder if there is any information on Velachery schools....BTW i feel this blog is so awesome

Anonymous said...

parentschoice is a day-care center only. they do not hav playschool. also they charge around 8k for toddlers

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome blog.I stay in Medavakkam and I am looking for some good play schools in Tambaram-Velachery line for my 2 year old son. Can someone give me some inputs on this. It will be very helpful to me.

Umasree said...

There is a beautiful play school and after school day care centre in Velachery

No 247 A, chadra sarovar
Ram Nagar II Street
Contact Manasi- 9884031293

gayasri said...

There is a beautiful play school in Royapettah

T.R.R Play School,
No 17, Hanumantha Road, Balaji Nagar, Royapettah,
Chennai 600014
Ph: 28130395

Satheesh Palaniswamy said...

Little Steps in Cooperative Colony is a very good play school & great place for after school activities. My daughter has spent 2 years and she enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Vanilla children Place, 8/57 ist St, Luz Ave, Mylapore tel 45534146 - great play gym for children 6m+ and space for moms. Please check it out.

Anonymous said...

Is there a good creche in T.Nagar?

Anonymous said...

I love Vanilla children place in Mylapore. its the most child friendly place in the city,
it is a paradise for babies and young children.
they also have workshops for the mothers and a cafeteria. wego there every Sunday,yes, they are open!
their website is

Anonymous said...

Hi Is there any good playschool in Trustpuram, Kodambakkam?

seshugopal said...

can u please tell me a day children care centre / play school located in choolaimedu nungambakam

Anonymous said...

can you please suggest a play school near porur?

Anonymous said...

Vridhi( in Bazullah Road, T Nagar seems to be a decent creche for those around T Nagar

Ramapriya said...

I would like to have names of playschools in velachery. thank u this blog is very useful.

Vasant said...

Are there any creche / day care in Besant Nagar?

kamaladevi said...

Very useful collective information .do you have any information about after school care centres in & arround Ashok Nagar.And also let me know good quality creche's name in and arround ashok nagar .

thanks in advance..

vastu said...

I would like to know some places in Chennai around Mylapore Royapettah area to hold my 5 year old's b'day party for 50 people.

Anonymous said...

Can you check the Vanilla Place for B'day party celebration .
I have no personal experiences with this.. Just came across this site while surfing ..

adeept said...

Scope Play Group – Taylors Road/ Kilpauk,
Spring Blossoms - Anna Nagar East.

selvaraj said...

is there any play school near triplicane

Manjula said...

Evening playgroup for 2.5-5 year olds at Valasaravakkam


I am running an activity group called Summer Mangoes. Its for 2 hours a day, 2 days a week. Timing 5 PM to 7 PM. Batches of 12 weeks at a time.

The children will do an assortment of activities each day - games, music, art/craft, dance, stories, dramatics, yoga, field trips, etc. to enhance self-esteem, motivation, group interaction, movement & fine motor skills, and bring out their particular talents. Also to build pre-reading, pre-writing & pre-mathematics skills in addition to English vocabulary and general knowledge.

First batch intended to start on March 1.

Registration cum material fee is Rs 250. For 12 weeks, course fee is Rs 500.

You can write to me at my gmail id which is mayanair followed by .75 located at gmail in the com domain. Do mention your contact phone number & address and kid's details. I will get in touch with you to answer your queries.

ezhil said...

as a parent i would suggest vanilla children place in mylapore, a friend of mine suggested this place and i really enjoy being there. i think this is the first time a parent also enjoys being in a child's place. i like their concept and the place is hygenic, good food and their workshops are very well planned.

vastu said...

I am in Royapettah. Do you know any place for art and craft for 5 year old. i know hippocampus. But i need a place nearby. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi all,

I am also looking for some good day care for my 1 yr old baby in Medavakkam or OMR Road. Pleasee let me know. This is bit urgent

Anonymous said...

There is fairyfield Montessori at Medavakkam.
Address is -
Fairy Field Montessori School
No: 11 Ashtalakshmi Avenue
Pallikaranai, Chennai-601 302(600 100).
Ph: 6462 1263

Anonymous said...

I am staying in ayanvaram. I am looking for some good summer camp for my 3-year old boy. can anyone help me.

Vidhya C said...

Can anyone suggest a play school in tambaram

Anonymous said...

Hi This is Prakash,

Relocated from Pune recently, Can any one help me out to find a good play school in adayar or saidapet area.

Lakshmi said...

Thanks a lot for the info.
How the after school program works.
What about the trasnportation between the daycare and school. My sil works in Mylapore and her husband in adyar.Her daughter studies in West Mambalam as they live there. As of now my inlaws take care of her and they are planning to come here (USA) and my sil has to put her daughter in daycare. Especailly need something where they can keep her upto 7. Is there any centers available and how they work. Please let me know

vastu said...

In which area are you looking out? In RA puram there is Bamboola. You can try there

Srini said...

Is there any play schools near K.K.Nagar / Ashok Nagar ? Kindly inform.

Thanks & Regards,

Jagadessh said...

My Friends son who finished his PreKG last year at The Satchels Play school, Royapettah had very good exposure in many rhymes and has gained some nice creative thought also. Even though the school is very small than expected, their way teaching is many times better than expected. The address is The Satchels Play Shcool 17/7, Sripuram second street, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014 Ph: 42011822

mdsaliya said...

Can anyone suggest a play school in saidapet or ashok nagar

Abha said...

Dear all,

Does anyone has any inputs on a child activity center located close to Kilpauk or Egmore area. I am not looking for a regular day care but an activity center that keeps the child constructively occupied through the evenings somthing comparable to Vanilla in Mylapore but closure home.

Anonymous said...

you have forgotten to add Bamboola play school/day care and after school in your list, this place is spread over 15000 sqft, very clean, green and extreamely child friendly.the activities offered are wonderful and staff are very friendly

Anonymous said...

please give me addresses of playschools at kotturpuram, chennai

Rekha V. said...

request you to please give some info for in and around Thiruvottiyur, Ch-19

irfana said...
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Suchitra said...

You have forgotten SEED - one of the most popular and sought-after pre-schools in Chennai - Adyar, Thuraipakkam and now, even in Velachery! there have pre-schools, play-schools and KG also. They have about 6000 sq.ft of air-conditioned space at each of their localities, great outdoor facilities and an adult-child ratio of 1:6.I've had wonderful experiences with SEED, and I highly recommend that you try there.
Their contact no: 98402 98344

UmaMaheshwari said...

Hi This is Uma. I am looking for baby day care in the OMR near to sholinganallur or in Thiruvanmiyur. I'm desperately looking for a day care for my one year son.

vastu said...

this is for OMR day care request. There is one good place in Balmurugan Garden in Thoraipakkam. I don't remember it's name. But I have seen the place. it's a good one. It's near
Little Angels school.

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone,

Are you looking for a less crowded toddler playgroup where your child gets more teacher attention and pre-school guidance? Where he/she will develop more confidence and language skills? Where he/she will not be shouted at or physically punished?

Please contact me at 2479 3698 if you are interested in sending your child to a home-based secure and innovative toddler playgroup located at Natesan Nagar, Virugambakkam. Admission starts on Vijayadasami day 2008.

Best regards,

Anonymous said...

I noticed there is new day care, after school club called Grandma & Grandpa's opening in Chennai in Besant Nagar, near Kalakeshetra colony. Fantastic facilities and programs, standards based on UK curriculum. Pretty convenient flexible timings for full time working parents. Easy access to IT corridor, Tidel Park, OMR, Adyar, Besant Nagar.

Anonymous said...

Parent Choice is a international school and day care combined. It is there in Adyar and Shollinganallur (opp Infosys) where I work.
It is expensive but then the quality is great. Every 3-4 kids they have a teacher. Their timings are very apt for us working parents.

Anonymous said...

I am looking for a good day care center in sholinganallur. I found Parent choice and Apple kids. Can anyone pls tell me which one is the best

Anonymous said...

Anyone have personal experience with any of the above said daycare centers in sholiganalur? If so pls share with us

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. It is very much useful for me. I was in a big confusion and now i got a solution from you. Thank u very much. I have 9 months old child. If u have an idea u can share about ur personal experience about the creche and also about the quality and cost.Bye bye.


Praveena said...

can i have details about a good play school for my son (21/2yrs)in thiruvanmiyur.

Anonymous said...

N0 10, Laxmi Nagar,
VGP Shanthi Nagar Part - III,
Pallikaranai, Chennai -601 302.

any other creche in pallikarani for my one year old son?

Anonymous said...

Eurokids Medavakkam is being planned from April 2009

This is at the back entrance of Ragamalika Apts , Velachery Tambaram road.

New Door No. 4/245, old no. 4/355, II Main road, BHEL Nagar, [Next to Ragamalika Apartments Back gate], Medavakkam
Chennai 600100

Contact for registration details
Tel:-91-94450-22123 .
email:- ""

Enrolments are to commence in Feb 2009 for April 2009 Summer camps, activites and Jun 2009 - Apr 2010 regular admission.

Anonymous said...


I am searching for a day care center for my 6 months baby in OMR [near karapakkam, thotaipakkam, solinganallur]. if any one know about the details pls reply..


Anonymous said...


If you are looking at Anna nagar, check out Kid's Academy. It's got limited no. of chidren,child dev milestones, structured curriculum and very resonable fee.

Call; 26262867; 9662525667

RB said...

Hi Parents,
The latest craze to hit the market is the FRANCHIZEE sector for Pre-schools.Beware of these start ups as most of them do not have the right infrastructure, experience or attitude. You need to choose wisely for your child. Look for schools who have the right balance.


swarna said...

Hi Revathy,

I just wanted to inform you that after a long search for child care centre for my son i planned and started a child care centre in Ambattur, if any body searching for a safe childcare centre for children from the age group of 8months to 12 years are taken care of from 8am to 8pm.
My contact no is 26863095/9677095563

Chennaimoms said...

There are many play schools listed in this link with reviews for Annanagar play schools/creche:

Check it out.

Tanisha said...

Please check out the Amelio Early Learnign Centre at Sholinganallur. Visted there last week and they were really open about what they do. You can take your child along which I thought was a big plus. You really get to see how well she/he likes the place. My child didnt want to leave at the end!!! They ahve really thought through their space design and it ties up very well with their curriculum. The website is quite useful in explaining what they do and directions to the place.

Anonymous said...



preeti said...

plz plz plz someone tell a playschool in medavakkam...

UmaMaheshwari said...

Can any one tell me playschool in medavakkam other than Euro Kids...

Suresh said...

Is there anyone near chepauk & triplicane

Victoria said...

Thnak you so much for the details, this is really helpful...

You may also add to your list Kinder Scholars Pre-school my son studies there.

Kinder Scholars Pre-school
New No:6 Old No:48 1st Main Road
RK Nagar, RA Puram

Anonymous said...

Hi, please tell me howz eurokids in Sholiganallur. Howz price and service and other facilities....

Anonymous said...

Great Blog!

In Velachery, I went to TATVA School and quite liked the way they have set up the place for preschoolers. It is in Vijayanagar.

- Aparna

Anonymous said...

There is a preschool called kindergrow at selaiyur. you can check that out. Their fees is pretty reasonable

little said...

Hi friends

I have started daycare centre at perumbakkam. Our daycare center is located inbetween medavakkam and sholinganallur. We provide very secure and hygenic day care centre at affordablecost. The address is

plotno 120 F1 Aishwariya Homes
krishna nagar 3rd street
Near yoga house
Perumbakkam chennai-600100
For details contact 9941383684/9941383694
Mailus at

Anonymous said...

Parent Choice are charging very high fees, they don't really care for the kids. Even when the kid get injured during school time, the faculty is not even aware that injury had happened. They refuse to take ownership of anything happening during school time and blame the parents if we complain. If you really care for your kids well being this is not the right choice. Management is very arrogant in nature and refuse to answer any queries from parents.

littlebuddies said...

Hi Friends,

Chennai Little Buddies Daycare center which is located between medavakkam and sholinganallur. They provide daycare,playschool, preschool, after school and tuition at affordable cost. Address is plotno 120, F1 aishwariya homes, krishna nagar 3rd street near yoga house perumbakkam chennai-600100. For details contact 9941383684/9941383694
Mail at

Sudha said...


I am going to join my kids in T.I.M.E kidspreschool in Annanagar Chennai.Yesterday I visited the centre. Homely & Safe environment for kids.
you can visit the website :

Sekar said...

Just check out the Annai's Playschool & Creche located at New no.24,Rangarajapuram main road,Kodambakkam,Chennai-600 024.
Im very satisfied with its good quality service at a reasonable price. Also the overall improvement in my child is very evident.

pictures in kalki's ponniyin selvan said...

I am looking for a tuition teacher for a primary school boy in Medavakkam Kootu Road area. The boy can go to the teacher's place any time.

livetheart said...

(Play school/Crèche/Activities)
Admissions open for 2010
Preschool Program
• Learning Environment *Language skill development
• Air Conditioned Ambience *Sensorial Skill development
• Trained /Experienced Teachers *Computer Aided Education
• Child safe indoor and outdoor play area

Open to all kids aged 1 1/2- 4 yrs/Timings 9a.m-7p.m

After School Program

• Homework assistance
• Handwriting
• Spoken English
• Music/Games/Television
• Karate/Western
• Puzzles/Drawing/Craft

LIVE THE ART Activities include Drawing,Painting,Art&craft,Western Dance,Bharatanatyam,Karate, Vocal Carnatic,Keyboard,Guitar,Drums,Veena, Tailoring&Tutions for Hindi,English,French&All subjects.
29/13,Azeez nagar 1st street, Rangarajapuram,Kodambakkam,Chennai-24
(near by ragavendhra kalyana mandapam)

poorani said...

Is there any creche/day care centre in t nagar which operates also on sundays for 1.5 yr baby?

vanam said...

We are goin to relocate frm HYD to Chennai,My husband is working for Wipro CD5, Sholinaganallur, I have 2 kids and i am lookin for Good playschool Kindly Suggest me the same and i also wanted to knw abt best place to stay near the office.

ruchi said...

i have 1 year baby boy so need day care for him near Adyar in Chennai

sowmya said...

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Jags said...

A School has opened a branch in OMR thoraipakkam, address is:

A School, Seevaram, Thoraipakkam,
41, Senthil Nagar Ist street,
Seevaram, Chennai - 96
Ph: 7299936209
(Near Perungudi Toll Plaza)

Twinklestars Kids Play Schools chennai said...

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Gayathri G Rao said...

Dear all,
We live in mylapore & have a son of 2.3 years. Both me & my husband are media professionals... I want to know whether there are any day care centres that will look after my kid from 2 to atleast 7 pm? Tks in advance

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