For the coming weeks, we will be highlighting local and international schools around Beijing from our upcoming 2014-2015 School Choice Guide, which comes out in early February 2014. Scroll down for more information on how to participate in our annual school choice fair in March 2014.
Twinkle Twinkle Play and Learning Center is an international nursery and kindergarten that provides full-time early education. Headquartered in Japan, the school has more than 50 years of history and has six branches in its country of origin. In China, Twinkle has locations in Beijing’s Lido area and Guangzhou. The school offers a tailor-made educational plan for each child, advocating a philosophy of “slow education” while providing a warm and loving atmosphere for every teacher, student, and family. Twinkle also lectures on early education in universities and publishes parenting articles in magazines.
Founding date: September 2011
School type: Nursery and kindergarten
Grades offered: Nursery and kindergarten
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? No
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year):
- Application fee: RMB 2,500
- One-year tuition: RMB 70,000
Age range: 1-6
Number of students: 50
Nationality of students: 70 percent foreign
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Class size: Average 10 students per class
Teacher/student ratio: 1:3
School hours: 8.30am-4.30pm
School facilities: Hall and outdoor playground
Total area: 800sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Yes
Contact: 2B, Greenland Garden, 1 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District (8457 4060, email@example.com) www.xingyibaby.com 朝阳区将台西路甲1号嘉林花园 2B
Word from a Parent:
"I was looking for a kindergarten where kids can be kids while learning how to interact socially and be creative. The moment I stepped into Twinkle Twinkle Kindergarten, I knew I finally found the right place for my girls. The atmosphere is warm and loving, and they foster a creative and engaging environment for the kids. It is so obvious how much the teachers love the children, from the little greetings and smiles in the morning to the genuine thrill and happiness when they see them after a school break. Every week, I receive pictures from the kindergarten so I can follow my children’s activities. The happiness on my girls’ faces is priceless. They have both developed tremendously as individuals, linguistically and artistically, and I love their amazing stories and performances at home. I also feel engaged in the kindergarten, as they always value parent input and do their utmost to improve and have happy, well-functioning kids. My oldest daughter just started primary but misses Twinkle Twinkle so much that she returns every afternoon after school to see her teachers."
– Charlotte Lodahl, mother of Laura (6) and Asta (4)
For more information on the 2014-2015 School Choice Guide email firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to view the 2013-2014 School Choice Guide on ISSUU. For more information on our upcoming School Choice Fair on March 1-2, 2014, please e-mail email@example.com.
Photo courtesy of Twinkle Twinkle