The children's house (Ara Damansara)

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.

Opened in November 2013, Oasis Square Ara Damansara is our first school within a complex situated in a new bustling township. It is also the first amongst our schools to introduce an award-winning infant programme for infants as young as three months of age. All the facilities including an indoor playground are thoughtfully planned within this 14,000 square feet space. The rooms in the kindergarten are spacious, well-lit and neatly arranged with engaging learning materials. The indoor playground ensures that the children can enjoy a weather-proof playtime at any time of the year.

The children’s house Ara Damansara is not only a preschool but also a child care for your tiny tots. The operational hours of the preschool provides a lot of flexibility to parents who need to tweak their routine. The full-day programme is also a great benefit for working parents.

Each programme is Montessori-based, focused on preparing the child for the next level. The preschool programme for infants and pre-toddlers is holistic in nature and aims to focus on optimum periods of learning which are a characteristic of development in the first three years of the child. The environment at the childcare is specially designed to support, respect and respond to the sensorial development of the baby.

Year Established


Admission & Fees

Half-Day Programme (9am-12pm/12.30pm/1pm)
From RM6,400 – RM7,200 per term

Extended Hours Programme (9am-3pm)
From RM7,400 – RM8,000 per term

Full-Day Programme (8am-6pm)
From RM8,800 – RM9,800 per term

*1 term = 4 months


Programmes offered at TCH Ara Damansara:
Montessori Playgroup
3 months to 2.5 years

*Infant Care programme is available.

Montessori Junior
2.6 to 6 years

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