Of course, you want your beloved kiddies to have the best possible care and learning when they're not in your hands.. and this list of the top centres for childcare in Bali are all a big tick. But let's not forget, all Mums deserve and need some 'me-time' too!
Not only do you & all Mum’s need some deserved time-out from the little ones, each week or on holidays with kids!, but how much do they love the extra learning and activities that are guaranteed with these top childcare in Bali centres?
Drop your child off in the morning and go shopping, hit the gym hard, sleep or get a massage, or just catch up with friends whilst being totally assured that your kids will be picked up at the end of the day safe, happy and ready for a good night’s sleep! Here are some of the best childcare centres in Bali:
UMALAS KIDS CLUB, Kerobokan
A top pick in Bali and not only because it’s so centrally located, this centre has everything you could need for your children to grow and learn in a happy and safe environment! Umalas Kids Club is an international day care centre for children between six months to five years old and welcomes children of all nationalities. They take pride in the various cultural, religious and language backgrounds that come in to the facility and teach the kids to learn to share, to socialise and to discover new things every day. Easily accessible from Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta, it’s the go-to for when Bali Mums need a much deserved day off!
At Umalas your children will be free to play as they wish, but also with guided play so as to let them both explore and grown on their own, but to have structure there to stimulate for effective learning. With fresh and healthy meals available to keep energies high, the children have the following at their fingertips (literally!) – an extensive list of toys to play with including the kitchen, shop, and garage (encouraging fantasy role play), Lego and blocks for hand and eye stimulation through building, sand and water play, art and crafts, storytelling and rhymes, and lots and lots of movement.
Umalas Kids Club, Jalan Umalas Lestari 28, Kerobokan, p. +62 (0)361 8499 441 or (0) 62 819 3629 1040.
THE GARDEN EARLY LEARNING CENTRE, Canggu
Open 7 days a week and with no reservation needed, this drop-in learning centre for kids is a great option for those living in Canggu (especially with the delicious Sprout Café next door!) Accommodating children from aged 2 to 12 (tots under age must be accompanied by a carer), The Garden is a place where the kids can create, learn and discover through play, art and crafts, cooking and gardening. What makes this club different is it’s passion for all things green! It is an eco-friendly facility with a focus on environment and sustainable living – a fantastic learning path for the kids of tomorrow.
The Garden Bali, Jalan Raya Semat No. 18A, Canggu, p. +62 858 5722 294.
ANAK ATELIER, Bukit Jimbaran
With a philosophy that aims to ‘provide experiences that empower children for lifelong learning,’ the Anak Atelier facility strives to teach children through their surroundings, by incorporating the community and the cultural delights of Indonesia. A typical day includes outdoor learning, the all-important snack time!, group activities, movement (your little one will be a better yogi than you before you know it), cooking, drama, and indoor learning. If your mini-me loves to dance then this is the one for you – the Balinese dance classes for 3-10 year olds is a great way to get in touch with those Indo-vibes!
Anak Atelier, Jalan Pantai Balangan, Ungasan, p. +62 (0) 361 849 8059.
CHEEKY MONKEYS, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta
Cheeky Monkeys has three locations; Beachwalk Mall in Kuta, Sanur and the Sofitel Resort in Nusa Dua, making it one of the most convenient and recommended daycares in Bali. All three locations offer colourful amenities, professional staff and supervised play areas for kids who love to play all day long. The Sanur location requires booking ahead, but Kuta and Nusa Dua are great for last minute drop-offs. Catering for children from 1-10 year olds, this multinational, non-religious childcare service is one of the best in Bali. Cheeky Monkeys follows the UK National Curriculum as the basis for its teaching guidelines and learning outcomes, but adapts it to the Balinese and Indonesian culture – the perfect combination for your cheeky monkey’s!
Cheeky Monkeys, Nusa Dua p. +62 (0)361 8492888 ext 4223, Sanur, p. +62 (0)361 282420, Kuta p. +62 (0)361 8465610a.
CUBBY HOUSE KIDS CLUB, Canggu
Located at the Canggu Club, Cubby House Kids Club offers a positive, safe and stimulating environment for children 2 to 12 years old. Open every day, this daycare centre strives to educate your child in a fun way. For instance, they have a Creative Cooking School where your kids can learn to cook – in December, it’s Christmas themed! There is a cinema area where a whole host of children films are played, for kids for love to read there is a library, an area for arts and crafts, plus lego and racing cars to play – both always popular choices for the younger tots. For the techie older kids, this one comes with MAC computers and WII. Your kids certainly won’t get bored at this club! Parents and nannies aren’t permitted to remain inside the play area, but for kids two years old and below, a parent is allowed to enter but additional charges may apply.
Cubby House Kids Club, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu, p. +62 361 8483 939.
THE GREEN SCHOOL, Badung
For those looking for a more of a long term childcare facility, this multinational school, nestled in the jungle, has a curriculum that combines the core essentials of English, Maths and Science with Green Studies and a Creative Arts curriculum, meaning your child will have all the skills and knowledge to open any door they choose to in their lives. Once named ‘The Greenest School on Earth’ it inspires children to be ‘creative, innovative green leaders’! The school caters for children aged 3-17yo+. The sister entity to Green School is Green Camp, which is great for families and kids wanting to get a taster of The Green School, plus there are Kids Day Camp and Kids Overnight Camp over the holidays for children [aged 6–12 years] to join an adventurous five days at the eco-amazing site.
The Green School, Banjar Saren, Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Badung, p. +62 (0) 361 469 875.
Green Camp, Banjar Saren, Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Badung, p. +62(0) 851 0009 3310.
With a clear focus on the child ‘care’, this day centre doesn’t follow curriculum priorities but rather lets the children learn and play, whilst helping and stimulating their development and keeping them safe. There is plenty to keep your kids occupied – with lots of outdoor games and toys, including bicycles, climbing, swimming, sand pits, plus indoor they can read, play music, have singing classes, play dough (oh the nostalgia from the smell of play dough!) and of course fantasy play. Your child will no doubt learn very good social skills in this setting, ready for his or her first day at school!
Skoebi-Do, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 (0)85 100 474 573.
LITTLE STARS, Sanur
Welcoming kids from 18months to 6 years old this pre-school and kindergarten day centre is a small, friendly place where your children will learn the British National Curriculum combined with aspects of the Indonesian curriculum. There is a heavy focus on free play, but also structured play to help the kids grow and learn. What is great and unique about Little Stars is their weekly themes – one week the learning and play may be centred around families, the next it may be creepy crawlies!
Little Stars, Jalan Tirta Akasa 50 Sanur, p. +62 (0)361 285 993.
BLUE DOLPHIN PLAYSKOOL, Kuta
For children aged 18 months to 6 years old, this day centre in Kuta is named so as the ‘blue dolphin’ represents the innocent and naive children who loves to play and eager to learn in a fun learning environment – exactly their ethos for their centre. They use the MiMaCo (Mind Management Concept) system which combines practical life skills, academic, creativity and arts.
Offering many excursions out, like a day at the supermarket or a sports day, plus visits to the playschool from a skilled professional, your kids will get a unique experience that varies from day to day. Perfect for any budding policeman, doctors or dentists!
Blue Dolphin Playskool, Jalan Dewi Sri No. 88 Lingkungan Legian Kaja, Kuta, p. +62 (0)361 8947 008.
RUMAR KECIL, Denpasar
Rumah Kecil takes pride in its healthy and sustainable approach, ensuring your kids are getting the best they can from their day. They provides homemade food, based on Japenese home cooking, free from MSG and all organic ensuring your kids’ senses, emotions and thinking are as efficient as they can be! The centre is situated in a joglo house which is made of wood, a material which adjusts to humidity and temperature as it breathes, meaning your child is full of beans all day, and able to fully, enjoy the many activities such as swimming, mud building, drawing, story telling and make believe play!
Rumar Kecil, Jalan Tirta Akasa No 60, Sanur, Denpasar, p. +62(0) 361 846 4281.
After spending most of her twenties living and breathing the London life as a writer and marketeer, Amy left the hustle and bustle of the city in search of palm trees, sandy toes and salty hair. Now residing in Bali, Amy spends her time exploring the magical island and writing about everything it has to offer.