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    Kindergarten options

    Hi,

    I am new to HK and I am just discovering the slightly terrifying world of trying to find kindergarten/ future school place for my daughter who is currently 9 months old. So I am hoping I can get some advice to get me started.

    I'm looking for a nursery/ kindergarten place for my daughter around 3 days a week. We are living in the mid-levels on old peak road so ideally somewhere close. So....

    What are the best options? Is it hard to get a place? Is it best to send your child to a certain kindergarten so that they are they are more likely to get a place in a school of our choice?

    I would really like my daughter to learn a Chinese language so a kindergarten that encouraged that would be good.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated,

    Kate

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    There are a few kindergartens on Caine rd. Tutor-time, Woodlands and a Chinese one called cannon.

    There's also a lovely Playgroup in Tregunter called magic muffins. Give them a call at 9222 6269.

    You an also sign up for some classes at the YWCA on Macdonnell Rd. Classes are both in English and Chinese

    http://clle.ywca.org.hk/
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    You can also look at Victoria at the Belcher's. It's a good kindergarten, they have 2 streams.

    English / Mandarin

    English / Mandarin /Cantonese


    http://www.victoria.edu.hk/eng/Admis...pplication.php

    3-days a week is not very common for a 3 year old.

    They also have their own primary school. However, as all their Kindergartens feed into this school it is quite competitive.
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    Hello there! Don't worry, you are not too late. My little one attends Tutor Time and Victoria playgroups. I'm quite happy with both, though TT uses English/Mandarin (and is 1.5 hrs) while Victoria is Eng/Cantonese (and is 2h). I believe Victoria playgroup applications are closed until May.

    If you're an existing TT playgroup student, my experience has been that they automatically accept you into pre-nursery. If you're a Victoria playgroup student, you still have to interview for PN. The only admissions advantage to existing Victoria playgroup students is that interview is basically an in-class observation by outside teachers. Hope this helps - and good luck!

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