Kindergartens in Zhuhai {Education in China}

I have made it a mission to write about Kindergartens in Zhuhai. However, it took me a while to get to it!

As the time passes by, there are more and more expat families coming to Zhuhai. And one of the first questions is: what is the situation with schools like here?

Today I will share what kinds of kindergartens Zhuhai has to offer. My own children are in a private Chinese kindergarten and a private Chinese primary school. Their education is in Mandarin Chinese, and at home we speak English. 

Disclaimer: these are very general highlights of what the preschool education system in Zhuhai has to offer. The details may vary from place to place, and so do they fees. If you have something to add here – please get in touch with me, or leave a comment so I can correct, edit, or add the information.

I placed all kindergartens in three categories:

Government/Public kindergarten

Main language: Chinese. Usually (but not all) children who graduate from these kindergartens continue into public schools. 

Curriculum: in accordance with the Education Bureau

Extracurricular activities: depends on the budget and the status of the kindergarten. Low-budget kindergartens usually cost less, have less children, and don’t offer any. Kindergartens with better status and funding offer a range of extracurricular activities (dance, sports, arts etc). All extracurricular activities have extra fees.

Starting age: 1.5 – 3 years old.

Fee range: 500 yuan to 2000 yuan tuition, plus, term fees for books and uniforms, meal fees, and bus fees (if applied).

Note: some of these kindergartens hire full time or part-time teachers to offer extra English classes.

Private Kindergartens:
In this category I included all Kindergartens with fully local management, franchises which have local management; and so-called international kindergartens with foreign teachers.

Main language: Chinese. In some kindergartens a bilingual curriculum has been adopted, where foreign teachers spend half a day or full day with children, participating in their daily activities. Usually children who graduate from these kindergartens continue into public or private schools. 

Extracurricular activities: usually plenty, and they cost extra. 

Starting age: 2 – 3 years old. 

Fee range: 2800 to 8000 yuan a month, plus, term fees, and uniform and book fees, meals and bus fees. 

International kindergartens:
The kindergartens that are part of foreign found international education establishments that offer education to expats and locals children from the age of 2-2.5 to 5 years old. This age range is only applicable for 2 fully international schools in Zhuhai: ZIS (Zhuhai International​ School), and QSI (Quality School International).
Main language: English. Chinese is not offered till 5 years old. 

Extracurricular activities: there are some afterschool activities offered for additional fees. 

Starting age: 2-2.5 years old. 

Fees: Currently, the tuition fee for kindergarten around 80,000 yuan, plus, capital fees, meal fees, and bus fees. 

I am currently working on a list of kindergartens that have experience working with foreigners. Please keep an eye on my blog!

Blogging Buddy Series: Helen


In Kid Blogger Network we run a monthly project for pairing up to be blogging buddies for a month.

I had a pleasure of being paired up for a month of February with Helen of Peakled Pie and Witty Hoots.

I have previously worked with Helen on various projects and blog hops she hosted and I always enjoyed cooperating with her. Her creativity is amazing and I always enjoy her posts, photography and the way her blogs are designed in general.  

The month of February and the beginning od March were a little strange and busy: Chinese New Year holidays, all three kids getting sick after being back to school… Needless to say, this, plus some Internet connection problems, kept me away from being actively involved into 2 blogging buddy projects.

However, today I am very happy to share with you some information about Helen and introduce some of her best posts to you!

Helene and I sort of interviewed each other and here are the questions and answers that will give you a little insight her personality! Don’t forget to read her About page to learn more about who she is and how she came about blogging!

Varya: What moved you to start your blog?

Helen: Encouragement from another blogger and I wanted to record and share everything I was doing at home with my young daughter aka Peakles.  After about a year I started to realise I wanted to blog about other things that were not within the Peakle Pie niche – hence I started Witty Hoots.

V: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

H: Hopefully still blogging!  I want to write fiction books, some e-books and an online baby signing course.

V: Do you ever regret starting a blog?
H: No! I wish I had begun blogging years ago!  I have met or worked with some fabulous people and made some good friends too.  I have gained some great skills and I am constantly trying to improve my writing, photography and social media skills.

V: What would you be doing professionally if you were not blogging?

H: I’m not too sure, probably running my own business or writing a book!

V: What advice would you give to someone who was wanting to start a blog?

H: To write from the heart and to find their own unique voice, don’t try to copy what everyone else is doing and to join a blogging community that they can trust.

These are some of Helen’s best posts and projects:

Quirky Blog Hops

Teenagers and Exams: Top Tips for Parents

Mother of the Child in Green Wellies

Please follow Helen via her Facebook Page, Twitter, Pinterest, G+

Top 10 Valentine Quotes on Love


Top 10ValentineLove Quotes

Valentine’s is fast approaching and I am happy to prepare for celebrations by joining in with bloggers of Kid Blogger Network with Top Ten Lists of 2016!

Today I am sharing printable images with you on quotes of love which are great for printing out as cards and sharing with your friends and family. These quotes are also meaningful and great to have your young readers read and memorize.

Feel free to print these and share with your friends and family!  Click on the image below to download!

Top 10 valentine love quotes


Please join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with Top 10 List for Valentine’s!

Valentine's lists

Visit the blogs below to see what lists they have prepared!

Top 10 Valentines Play Dough Recipes from Craftulate

Top 10 Valentine Desserts Kids Can Make from Study at Home Mama

Top 10 Free Printable Valentines from Our Whimsical Days

Top 10 Nature-inspired Valentines from OutdoorsMom
Top 10 Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Skills Activities from Happy Brown House

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Dinner Dates with Kids from Our Good Life

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids from Sunny Day Family

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Printables for Preschool from Living Life and Learning

Top 10 Eco Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts from Nemcsok Farms

Top 10 Valentine Keepsake Gifts from Rhythms of Play

Top 10 Valentines Learning Activities for Preschoolers from Crafty Kids at Home

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Activities For Toddlers from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Photo Frame Valentine’s Day Gifts from Teach me Mommy

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Sensory Activities from Play & Learn Everyday

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Treats from The Resourceful Mama

Top 10 Heart Crafts for Preschoolers from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Valentine Party Games for Preschoolers by Playground Parkbench

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Decorations from Witty Hoots

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Sensory Bins from Still Playing School

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Sensory Bottles from Little Bins for little Hands

Top 10 Candy Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

Top 10 Valentine Sensory Projects from Project Sensory

Top 10 Valentines Food Ideas for Kids from Eats Amazing

Top 10 Free Printable Valentines for Boys from Preschool Powol Packets

Top 10 Valentine Quotes on Love from Creative World of Varya


Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #35


Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!

The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can’t wait to see what you share this time!

Created by Frances of Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes, the blog hop has now found a new home at Multicultural Kid Blogs.

This month our co-hosts are:

Peakle Pie on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Creative World of Varya
Crafty Moms Share
Castle View Academy
La Cité des Vents
Peakle Pie
Raising a Trilingual Child
Our MultiAsian family life
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Living Ideas
Crazy Little Family Adventures

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place for you to share your creative kids culture posts. It’s very easy, and simple to participate!
Just follow these simple guidelines:


    • Pinterest, Google+

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      . Please let us know you’re following us, and we will be sure to follow you back.


    • Link up any creative kids culture

      posts, such as language, culture, books, travel, food, crafts, playdates, activities, heritage, and holidays, etc. Please, link directly to your specific post, and no giveaways, shops, stores, etc.

    Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop


    Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop


      • Please grab the button code above and put it on your blog or the post you’re linking up. You can also add a text link back to this hop on your blog post. Note: By sharing your linkup on this blog hop you are giving us permission to feature your blog post with pictures, and to pin your link up in our Creative Kids Culture Feature board on Pinterest.


        • Don’t be a stranger, and share some comment love! Visit the other links, and comment. Everyone loves comments!


          • The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop will go live on the 3rd Sunday of the month. It will run for three weeks. The following blog hop we will feature a previous link up post, and if you’re featured, don’t forget to grab the button below:

          Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop


          Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop

          Here’s my favorite from last time:

          Meeting Food Nanny from La Cité Des Vents


          Thank you for linking-up, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!