Born out of passion and love of children
The children’s house believes in giving every pree school child the best possible childhood and foundation for life through the Montessori approach.
The first and longest established Montessori preschool in Malaysia, The children’s house (TCH) has grown from a single Montessori preschool in 1986 to 15 schools across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor today.
A new venture, a new gain
The children’s house was born out of the vision of Nan Civel, fondly known as Aunty Nan. Having worked for ten years with Unilever Malaysia, Nan Civel decided to pursue her passion for Early Childhood Education in 1983.This gave her the confidence and motivation to open the first Montessori preschool in 5 Jalan Batai Barat in 1986.
Starting with a small team consisting of a young enthusiastic trainee teacher, an administrator, the family cook and her four-year-old son, Nan Civel managed to unpack, clean and organise the imported materials that came from Europe. The first set of parents who came to visit the school were from France. The second parents were from Sweden and they interrogated me for an hour, checked my credentials, knowledge and experience.
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.
she holds an American Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management.
Her quest in keeping the heritage curriculum of Montessori dynamic and relevant is unfading
she believes that the nurturing of the powerful minds of the children must begin now as they have the potential to be the leaders of tomorrow.
With deep respect and love for the unique, magical minds of children, Aunty Nan and Ji Aris
continue to keep abreast with new research and best practices improving and injecting new ideas for the betterment of the children.
Celebrating 35 years of The Children’s house
Working together as a family rooted in ethics and respect, we value a child’s development and well being the most.
children feel at home in a surrounding, scaled down to a child’s dimensions.”
We always ensure that our Montessori environment undergoes constant
refurbishments and is meticulously designed to ensure that it is conducive and stimulating
for the ever-changing needs of children in the 21st century and beyond.
Our teachers are our greatest treasure. They are warm, loving, nurturing and respectful of every child. Many of them have grown with us from the very beginning and are committed
to providing the best learning experience for our children.
We believe in establishing caring, harmonious and long term relationships with our parents and colleagues.
Each growing moment in The children’s house fills our hearts