• 15 years of outstanding childcare!

  • Our toddler/nursery group welcomes children from 18 months

  • Huge playground - lots of fun!

  • Part time options are available

  • Chess education by Judit Polgár

  • Regular field trips for all classes

  • Let's go for a swim! Weekly lessons from age 4.

"The champions of tomorrow are the Happy Kids of today."

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Chess education by Judit Polgár

“When my husband and I were looking for a kindergarten for our children, we wanted their first experience to be in a loving, caring and homely environment, where they receive professional care and feel safe. We found all these qualities at Happy Kids, where the English language environment was an extra gift for us! Now our children can speak two languages, they are happy and self confident! Thank you Suzy and Peter!”

Judit Polgár Olympic Chess Champion
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International Kindergarten and Nursery

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
H-1124 Budapest, Fodor u. 36.
Email us: info@happykids.hu
(+36 1) 356 2440
(+36 30) 948 4436

English language kindergarten and nursery

Happy Kids International Kindergarten and Nursery aims to synthesize the best practices from a range of national educational systems, balanced by its own unique multicultural experience to create a day care and learning environment of excellence for children in the age range 1,5–7 years. To create this environment our aims include the following:

  • To deliver a well balanced international curriculum which is being continually developed and improved in harmony with the cultural beliefs of the host country and multinational community
  • To develop motivated well rounded and culturally rich students
  • To focus individual care and attention to the stage of readiness of each child so that they can achieve personal success by learning through play
  • To create an environment where qualified experienced staff can develop themselves and continously give their best performance in the classroom
  • To encourage parent participation in the life of the kindergarten.

  • Develop in children the knowledge skills attitudes and concepts in key learning areas.
  • Provide learning experiences that are appropriate to a child’s age, learning readiness, stage of development and level of maturity.
  • Foster a warm, caring and safe learning environment that stimulates curiosity fairness and respect for others.
  • Develop each child’s ability to effectively communicate in the language of instruction (English) while respecting the importance of the child’s home language. Involve inform and instruct parents in all aspects of their child’s education.

Our kindergarten philosophy and curriculum reflects, recognises and values the culture of our host country and our multicultural community. International education should serve international understanding and cooperation providing strategies for meeting each child's individual needs through play. We must help children to appreciate each child's individuality, while developing their ability to work and play together. We strongly believe that teachers and parents are partners in their child's education.

Happy Kids' Curriculum is an internationally based curriculum which places great emphasis on the understanding of concepts and development of attitudes as well as acquisition of knowledge and skills. Underlying are the beliefs that effective learning is an active, cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based process. It is the sum of all the experiences: learning skills, developing concepts, establishing attitudes children encounter in the pre-school. It is a curriculum that uses the power of play to foster children’s development accomplished by means of a balanced, play-centered program in which teachers take an active role in balancing spontaneous play, guided play and directed play. Our Curriculum is developmentally appropriate for young children. It is planned to be appropriate for the age span of the children within the group and is implemented with attention to the different needs, interests and developmental levels of those individual children. Each child is a unique person with an individual personality, learning style and family background. Both the curriculum and adults’ interactions with children should be responsive to individual differences.