“Making children feel at home”

It all began when Aunty Nan, the founder of The children’s house, was introduced to the Montessori Philosophy and education during a dire need for change in an unfulfilling career in the corporate world. Montessori not only changed the life of Aunty Nan, but made a positive difference in the early childhood education landscape in Malaysia.

Tucked away in a quiet, leafy part of Damansara Heights, the first The children’s house preschool in Malaysia was opened in 1986. Aunty Nan and her small team, A young enthusiastic trainee teacher, an administrator, the family cook and her 4-year-old son welcomed 5 children from Malaysia, France, Sweden, Denmark and England. Through the years, The children’s house grew alongside more than 20,000 local and expatriate children from all around the world.

As the first preschool in Malaysia to apply the complete and comprehensive Montessori Method of education, The children’s house is one of the undisputed leaders for early childhood education in the country. More than 30 years of proven record and success stories. The children’s house has gained the trust and recognition of many Malaysian and expatriate parents and is often regarded The Montessori preschool to nurture children into compassionate and well-balanced individuals who are confident, independent, socially adaptable, and above all, positive and lifelong learners.

In 2010, The children’s house proudly became the member of the Busy Bees Asia group of education companies, fully dedicated to outstanding care and quality education for children.

Today, in our iconic red and white schoolhouses in twelve locations in Klang Valley, the teaching continues in adherence to the approach created by Dr Maria Montessori.

“In The children’s house, children are the number one priority and the atmosphere is specially created to make children feel at home in a surrounding scaled down to children’s dimensions.”

~Aunty Nan

Step into our schools to experience how uniquely different we are.

Our Founder

The children’s house founder, Nan Civel, also fondly known as Aunty Nan, after having worked for ten years with Unilever Malaysia, decided to pursue her passion for Early Childhood Education in 1983. Inspired by Dr. Maria Montessori, she embarked on a 3-year course of study and work programme in the Maria Montessori Training Organisation in England, United Kingdom, subsequently receiving her Diploma in Montessori Education. This gave her the confidence and motivation to open the first Montessori preschool in Malaysia, introducing the complete Montessori method of education in 1986 at The children’s house.

With a deep respect and love for the unique, magical minds of children, Nan continues to be humbled and enthralled by scientific observations and focused research on ECE from around the world. Thus, subsequently established The Teacher’s House and developed a comprehensive in-house training to enable educators to successfully facilitate the optimal learning and development of the children under their care.

As the first preschool in Malaysia to apply the complete and comprehensive Montessori Method of education, Montessori not only changed the life of Aunty Nan, but also made a positive difference in the early childhood education landscape in Malaysia.

Nur Jiwawati Aris , the co-founder of The children’s house, fondly known as Ji Aris has 30 long years of managing the organisation. She holds an American Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management and was initially responsible for the Financial and Business Development of The children’s house.

Her interest in early childhood education began in 1988 and due to close collaboration with Nan Civel, she was also actively involved in operations and the enhancement of quality improvement of facilities and curriculum.

She improved and injected new ideas in the arts, drama and music elements and ignited the creativity of musical productions. She was instrumental in the expansion of The children’s house from three to twelve to date.

The close collaboration with international organisations in the same field has further enriched her experience. She actively attends conferences in the US, UK, Japan, India and Singapore, to keep abreast with new research and best practices. She believes in remaining current in the ever changing field of early childhood education.

Her quest in keeping the heritage curriculum of Montessori dynamic and relevant is unfading as she believes that the nurturing of the powerful minds of the children must begin now as they have potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Vision

A Montessori preschool that nurtures young minds and hearts in lifelong learning.

Our Mission

Motivate a generation of children to be socially and emotionally balanced, resilient and environmentally responsible through the integrated Montessori curriculum.
Deliver memorable and positive learning experiences by committed educators
Foster close partnerships with parents in support of children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.

Our Philosophy

To create a circle of love and harmony in an environment that is responsive to the ever changing needs of each growing individual.

Core Values

Teamwork
We work together as a family rooted on ethics and respect.
Child First
We value, foremost, children’s development and well being.
Harmonious Relationship
We establish caring, harmonious and long term relationships with our parents and colleagues

A TCH Commitment

We at The children’s house are firmly committed to Montessori’s idea that transforming the process of children’s education can help transform the attitudes of the adults whom they would later become, contributing effectively to society and making that crucial difference.

Our Greatest Treasure

Our teachers are warm, loving, nurturing and respectful of every child. Teaching is indirect-neither imposes on nor abandons the pupil. Out teachers are ever mindful of the need to help the child achieve his/her goals.

They are dedicated, involved and trained to ensure that the children benefit fully from the prepared environment. Many have been with us for over 10 years as they truly enjoy the harmonious and respectful working environment at The children’s house.

Our teachers are qualified with at least a Diploma in Montessori, Diploma in Early Childhood Education or have been trained in-house with an Intensive Montessori Certificate. They are also continuously enriched and exposed to international best practices through training and development courses.

Many of our teachers have grown with us from the very beginning and are committed to providing the best learning experience for our children.

Photos of long serving staff

Our Greatest Treasures

Our teachers are warm, loving, nurturing and respectful of every child. Teaching is indirect-neither imposes on nor abandons the student. Out teachers are ever mindful of the need to help the child achieve his/her goals.

They are dedicated, involved and trained to ensure that the children benefit fully from the prepared environment. Many have been with us for over 10 years as they truly enjoy the harmonious and respectful working environment at The children’s house.

Our teachers are qualified with at least a Diploma in Montessori, Diploma in Early Childhood Education or have been trained in-house with an Intensive Montessori Certificate. They are also continuously enriched and exposed to international best practices through training and development courses.

Many of our teachers have grown with us from the very beginning and are committed to providing the best learning experience for our children.

The Circle of Love

It has always been Dr. Montessori’s belief that parents, educators and caregivers have an important role as stimulators  of healthy brain growth in children.

Research has revealed that 70% of brain development occurs by the time the child is three years old. She advocated that every parent should observe and nurture children relying on instincts and natural inclinations.

The children’s house strives to shape it positively from the start. We believe that children, parents, educators and the environment form the circle of love – A harmonious environment that is responsive to the ever changing needs of children.

Our Prepared Environment

The prepared environment is clean, safe and beautiful, where children can easily move and access ‘purposeful activities’ with teaching materials that are classified into Practical Life, Sensorial, Number Work, Language and Culture. The materials are multi-sensory, sequential and self correcting. Furniture and fittings are child-sized, and wall mountings are at child’s eye level. 

Our Montessori environment undergoes constant refurbishments and is meticulously designed to ensure that it is conducive and stimulating for the ever changing needs of the child. The focus is to encourage self directed learning to reach the child’s potential in all areas of development namely physical, social emotional, intellectual and creativity. 

Class room at The children's house
Class room at The children's house
Class room at The children's house
Entrance at The children's house
Playground at The children's house
Play area at The children's house

Get in touch with us!

+603-6203 3833

Customer Care Line operational hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. (Closed on weekends and national holidays.)

Or feel free to email your enquiries:

contact@thechildrenshouse.com.my

Schedule a Visit

Careers in TCH

If you have a deep passion and love working with children, email us at

career@thechildrenshouse.com.my

We welcome your feedback

For parent feedback on our schools and services, please email us at

feedback@thechildrenshouse.com.my

Get in touch with us!

+603-6203 3833

Customer Care Line operational hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. (Closed on weekends and national holidays.)

Or feel free to email your enquiries:

contact@thechildrenshouse.com.my

Schedule a Visit

Careers in TCH

If you have a deep passion and love working with children, email us at

career@thechildrenshouse.com.my

We welcome your feedback

For parent feedback on our schools and services, please email us at

feedback@thechildrenshouse.com.my