The children's house (Ampang)

Level of Education



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 opened its doors in 1986. Aunty Nan and her small team made up of a young enthusiastic trainee teacher, an administrator, the family cook, and her 4-year-old son welcomed five 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 a 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.

Our Ampang centre was first established at Jalan Damai in 1990. Then it moved to its new premises on Jalan Ampang Hilir in 1995. Built on a one-acre piece of land, this colonial heritage building is one of the larger The children’s house schools with a capacity of more than 250 children. Throughout its 26 years, the school has touched the lives of children from more than 50 countries.

Standing elegantly among the international community of Kuala Lumpur, the colonial building and its beautiful lawns are a delight. The environment in the preschool is designed to be spacious and well-lit, with a neat arrangement of Montessori learning materials, charts, and paintings in classrooms.

The creative playground sets in the preschool lawn are designed to give the children the opportunity for a great adventure in outdoor play. The children at the kindergarten simply love their fun times in and out of the school, with role-playing and creative activities that make their learning experience fruitful. In fact, ‘graduates’ come back for visits and send their best wishes during festive times and anniversaries, a testament to the preschool’s long-lasting impact.

The programmes available at The children’s house Ampang include Montessori Playgroup for toddlers (18 months – 2.5 years old) and Montessori Junior for Nursery and Preparatory (2.6 to 6 years old) and the operational hours are from 8 am to 3 pm.

Year Established


Admission & Fees

Half-Day Programme (9am-12pm/12.30pm/1pm)
From RM6,560per term

Extended Hours Programme (9am-3pm)
From RM8,360-RM8,760 per term

*1 term = 4 months


Programmes offered at TCH Ampang:
Montessori Playgroup
18 months to 2.5 years

Montessori Junior
2.6 to 6 years

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