I've got a Creche on You: Daycare and Creches in Gurgaon

Aditi posted on 27 November

Becoming a new parent is hard. You’re expected to jump right back into work, full of its strict schedules and dedicated lunchtimes. Getting out of the office early can be near impossible, and finding the right place to care for your child while you’re busy can be nerve wracking.

Before you start making your rounds to see what works for you and the little VIP in your life, we thought we’d help by rounding up some daycare and crèche services to help you make your choice.

Medhaam

A model of ‘parents as partners’ for learning and sharing tips, they operate on the assumption that both parents and teachers simply want what’s best for the child. The daycare schedule is shared online here, and end-of-day notes are shared daily with parents.

 

Schools & Colleges

Block C, Near Rakshak Apartments, South City 1, Gurgaon

Intellitots Creche and Activity Centre at Fortis

All the standards that apply to maintaining a premium hospital – temperature controlled rooms, strict sanity procedures, and personalised schedules, managed by experienced childcare professionals to accommodate sleep patterns, diets and special needs.

 

Schools & Colleges

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Opposite Huda Metro Station, Gurgaon

Pallavan Daycare

Send your own snacks, but know that the teachers are Whatsapp-friendly and happy to chat about what’s going on with your kid{s} through the day.

 

Schools & Colleges

Plot 1107, D Block, Opp. Qutub Plaza, Shahtoot Marg, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon

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Modern Montessori International

A tried and tested teaching system, passed down over a hundred years and now handled by franchise partners.

 

Schools & Colleges

Modern Montessori International Preschool &

1113, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon

Pathways Early Years

A system of education where curiosity is a good thing, and is used as a trigger for learning cognitive and motor skills. It follows an international school model, with an emphasis on open, green spaces.

Where: Orchid Petals, Sector 49, Sohna Road. Find out about the other locations here.

Contact: +91 9650566556

Admission Age: One year onwards

Timings: 8.30am – 6pm, all working days

Find out more here

Schools & Colleges

Orchid Petals, South City 2, Sector 49, Gurgaon, Haryana

Footprints

With a new location in DLF Phase IV, Footprints is spreading across Gurgaon and Noida. They offer a variety of services including daycare, pre-school and after school care.

 

Schools & Colleges

GH-4212, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

The Little Company

It’s called TLC for short, which is always reassuring. TLC runs centres in Bombay as well, and they also run corporate facilities in Gurgaon. They are located in office areas; if it helps, you’re never too far. The child to adult ratio here is 2:1.

 

Child Care Services

RT/C5A, DLF Building 10 C, DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, Gurgaon

Leen’s Nestling

A small but good set-up that also acts as a kindergarten. The basics are done right and the staff is like family.

 

Schools & Colleges

Suncity B-Block, Sector 54, Gurgaon

DPSG Starz {previously Eureka}

Air-conditioned facilities, including transport, home-made fresh meals and baby feed options. They are also associated with an after-school activity centre from 2pm – 8pm, where kids can be engaged {or distracted} with a range of activities.

Where: C-2 Block, Palam Vihar

Contact: 0124 4238423, +91 8802173370

Admission Age: 18 months onwards

Timings: 8am – 8pm

Find out more here

Oysterr

Run by two ladies, this creche provides home-cooked meals, and a ‘meet me’ programme for parents who may get anxious during the day. A unique settling-in programme called ‘under the wings’ means they only take in one new child in any given week, so that the staff can focus on the needs of the newest kid on the block.

 

Schools & Colleges

A-634, Opp. The Laburnum, Block A, Sushant Lok Phase I, Gurgaon

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Morning Glorie

Rather than a cluttered schedule or an overly rigid structure, they want children to flourish, without pushing them into anything. They provide meals, but parents will need to provide formula and diapers. Includes pre-school and after school programmes.

 

Child Care Services

K-6, South City 1, Block K, Gurgaon

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iDiscoveri

A holistic system of learning, started by an international corporate professional who was unhappy with the quality of care and education his kids had access to when they were younger, you can expect every step of your child’s day to be constructed thoughtfully.

 

Schools & Colleges

Nursery School Site, Near Plot No 1393, Sector 46, Gurgaon

Kidzee

A nationwide chain, they have a proprietary program called iLLUME, which is India’s only university-verified pre-school curriculum.

 

Schools & Colleges

Kidzee

Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, School Site 104, 105, Gali 17, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar Phase-1,Mayur Vihar, New Delhi

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Crystal Children’s Centre

A good mix of traditional and modern methods of learning. The Cradle facility has a 1:1 ratio of children to adults, and recognises unique patterns of eating, sleeping and playing. They also provide the option of nanny services on off days.

 

Admission Age: Cradle & Tots programmws, three months – 2.5 years; programmes vary for kids up to 10 years

 

Schools & Colleges

K7/12A, DLF City Phase II, Gurgaon

Klay Prep

Based on the principles of the Theory of Multiple Intelligence, they recognise that each child is good at his/her own thing, so milestones remain flexible. School runs till 12 noon, and is followed by varying activities for children of all ages.

 

Admission Age: Six months onwards

Timings: Vary from centre to centre

Schools & Colleges

NS-08, B-Block, Opp. AVA Court, South City 2, Sector 49, Gurgaon

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Sixth Element

With a good understanding of the pressures that nuclear working families go through, they even provide an emergency back up hourly/weekly arrangement for unavoidable work pressure commitments, and plenty of reasons to learn/celebrate during the week.

 

Admission Age: 12 months onwards

 

Schools & Colleges

Sector 30, South City I, Sector 30, Gurgaon

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Ipsaa Day Care

A well-maintained home-like environment, run by a team that believes children should not be shuffled from one activity to the other. It is influenced by the teaching principles of Shri Aurobindo, and they put care before education. The programme for six months to 1 year old children maintains a 1:1 ratio of kids to mentors.

 

Admission Age: 4 – 6 months onwards

Timings: 8am – 8pm; you can also discuss timings that suit you

Child Care Services

Plot 21-A, Mayfield Gardens , Opp. Nirvana Country, Block J, Sector 51, Gurgaon

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