Infants Guide to Expats who relocating to Hong Kong


There are limited daycare facilities for infants available in Hong Kong as there exists a strongpreference towards engaging domestic helpers to take care of young children. The majority of the facilities currently available are government-run and cater to the local community, so most of the care givers in the daycare centers do not speak English. Most expats find that it does not make financial sense to opt for a private daycare center over hiring a domestic helper, as daily half-day sessions at a private center costs between HK$4,000-$11,000 a month, much higher than the cost of a full-time, live-in helper at HK$3,740 a month. See our “Domestic Help” section for complete information on nannies and helpers.

Name Age Student Intake Monthly Fees Location Contact Details
Kingston Children Centre 2-5 40 Primary 1-2: $10,500/M
Primary 3-4: $11,000/M
Primary 5-6: $11,500/M
Kowloon Tong G/F, 14 Cumberland Road
Tel: 2337 9049
Montessori for Children 2-6 43 $39,295 per term in 2014. Stanley House A, Phoenix Garden
R.B.L. 1033, Tai Tam Village
Tel: 2813 9589
Highgate House Nursery 2-6 50 $2000-$9500 depending on the age of your child and the frequency of attendance. Further details can be found on the school website. The Peak Shop No 6, 2/F
Block B, Dairy Farm Shopping Centre
Tel: 2849 6336
Tutor Time
International Nursery
2-3 50 Fees at differ according to age of the child and the frequency of attendance. Please contact the school for information Kowloon Tong, Mid-Levels,North Point and Red Hill, Tai Tam Tutor Time operates from five locations in Hong Kong
Parkview Rhine Garden
International Nursery
2-3 56 Fees differ according to the age of your child and the frequency of attendance. Further details can be found on the school website. Tsuen Wan Podium Level 2, Tower 5
Rhine Garden, 38 Castle Peak Road
Tel: 2496 2080
Morningstar Preschool and Kindergarten 2-3 N.A. Fees differ on the basis of the number of hours and classes that your child takes but full-time fees range from $3100 to $7500 a month Pokfulam Block H2, Ground Floor Chi Fu Fa Yuen,Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong
Baby Buddies International Playgroup Three months to 3 yrs N.A. Contact playgroup for fee information Four locations in Hong Kong three on the Island and one opening soon in Kowloon Hotline:- 5188 0671
Braemar Hill Nursery 2-6 95 Rumoured to be the most expensive preschool in Hong Kong at over $10000 a month Jardine’s Lookout 1/F Chun Fai Centre
No 9 Chun Fai Road
Tel: 2578 7922


Some playgroups are privately run, while others are non-profit organizations, which require parent participation. Several large apartment developments and estates also run their own playgroups. Before you enroll your child in a playgroup, it is advisable to check that they are registered with the Social Services Department or the Education Department, as the authorities have specific regulations with regard to safety, hygiene, and the qualifications and experience of childcare workers in relation to the number of children in a playgroup. The fee policies of each playgroup differ enormously. Some offer classes by the hour whilst others require that children are signed up for a minimum of a twelve week period. Please check the websites of each playgroup for specific details.

Name Age Monthly Fees Location Contact Details
City Kids PPA Playgroup 18m-3y $135 per session. Mid-Levels 2/F East Wing, 12 Borrett Road
Tel: 5193 2044
Kindermusik By Catherine 18m-5y Various packages available, check website for more details. Central Suite 1005A, 10/F, The Centrium
60 Wyndham St
Tel: 2518 4840
Kiddicraft Playgroup 1-2y Various courses offered do contact the playggroup for details Kowloon Tong 107 Waterloo Rd
Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2338 5890
Graceful Hands Kids Center 1-3y Various packages available, check website for more details. Prince
8/F Summit Insurance Building
789 Nathan Road
Tel: 8227 8842
English Adventures 10m-3y $200 per class on weekdays and $255 per class at weekends. Twelve-week packages available, check website for more details. Tsing Yi G/F, House 51, Tsing Fai San Tsuen
Tsing Sum Street
Tel: 2432 2525
Jack & Jill Treehouse 6m-3y $240-$350 per class
Mid-Levels Shop 608, Universal Trade Centre
3 Arbuthnot Road, Mid-Levels
Tel: 3102 1328

Pre-Schools and Kindergartens

There is a wide choice of private pre-schools and kindergartens in Hong Kong, but demand is very high and the popular schools typically have long waiting lists. The entry age for a child is between two to three years old, depending on the school.

Name Curriculum Age Student-Teacher Ratio Monthly/Yearly Fees (Half-Day Session) Location Contact Details
Anfield International Kindergarten British 2-5 10:1 $4,300 Kowloon
Tong and Whampoa Hung Hom
6 Somerset Road
Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2794 3668
Carmel Jewish Pre-school American 3-5 15:1 Nursery and Pre-K – HK$8,100 per annum

Elementary classes – HK$13,050 per annum

Mid-Levels 1 Robinson Place
70 Robinson Rd
Tel: 2249 7600
Woodlands Pre-Schools British 2.5-6 12:1 Fees vary according to the hours of attendance and the campus selected. However, the average is around $7600 per month. Various locations Suite 2405, Universal Trade Centre,
3 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Tel: 2559 4855
International Montessori School Association Montessori International 3-5 12.5:1 Around $7,000 per month. Ap Lei Chau G/F, Blocks 23-23A South Horizons
Phase III Ap Lei Chau
Tel: 2861 0339
Hong Kong International School American 3-6 20:1 $103,800 for the year Repulse bay 23 South Bay Close
Repulse Bay
Tel: (852) 2812 5000
The Kellett School British 3-6 12:1 $130,300 for the year Pokfulam 2 Wah Lok Path
Wah Fu, Pokfulam
Tel: 2551 8234
International Christian School American 3-5 10:1 $52,200 for the year for half-day classes. New Territories 7/F, Jubilee Court Shopping Center
2-18 Lok King Street, Fotan
Tel: 3920 0010
Zebedee International Kindergarten British 3-5 20:1 $4,000+ per month New Territories Ground Floor Yat Nga Court
Nam Wan Road, Tai Po
Tel: 2650 3339