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Welcome to British Montessori

Baby Spa

2 Years Onwards

6 Years Onwards

British Montessori


British Montessori is …

A home away from home with a school in it.

A warm, friendly, stable and enriching environment from which your child can find the security to grow emotionally, intellectually and physically.

We offer approximately 100 days extra per year compared to all other similar facilities in Kuala Lumpur. That coupled with our longer operational hours, means that your child has time to enjoy the activities we offer and learn at their own pace.

Our first port of call for each child that comes through our door is to ensure they feel safe and comfortable in our care. Once we have achieved that, the rest is rather easy. Your child will naturally progress to being more engaged with our staff and the activities and topics available to them.

Placements are limited to 8 children per group.

Each room is a topic room and the children circulate through the house every 35 – 45 minutes.

We do not require your child to take a test before admission, nor do we require them to be potty trained or fluent in any language.

Our center is well intergrated with children from all over the world.

We believe in equal opportunities and welcome children who are challenged!

Our History


The very first criteria for staff at British Montessori is a fascination and love of children. We choose staff based on humanistic qualities of compassion, understanding, patience and personal etiquette. Our staff would be veteran teachers who are re-trained to our requirements and standards.

Zara Davies

The very first criteria for staff at British Montessori is a facination and love of children. We choose staff based on humanistic qualities of compassion, understanding, patience and personal etiquette. Our staff would be veteran teachers who are re-trained to our requirements and standards.
Zara Davies is originally from Cardiff, Wales, UK.

A mother of 5 adult children, she has been in the field of eductaion since 1982 when she first started teaching as an assistant teacher in Gladstone Junior School, Cardiff in Wales.

From there she moved to New York, USA and taught at a private school in Buffalo, New York.

Upon arriving in Malaysia, Zara taught at two international schools in Kuala Lumpur prior to opening British Montessori in 1993.

Her own British educational experiences and the needs of her children, became the catalyst for her to develop British Montessori in Malaysia.

Personal Resume

Born in Cardiff, Wales. UK.
Of mixed parentage.

Primary Education –
Gladstone Infants & Junior School, Cardiff, Wales. UK.

Secondary Education –
Cathays High School, Cardiff, Wales. UK.

College Education –
Diploma in Montessori Education
Newborough Training College, Liverpool, England. UK

University Education –
Diploma in Law
University of London. UK.

Attended International Islamic University Malaysia
Degree in Anthropology, Philosophy & Psychology 1990 – unfinished due to family commitments

What is Montessori ?

The Montessori system was created by Dr Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was born on the 31st August 1870 in the town of Chiaravalle, Italy and died on the 6th of May 1952.

She qualified as an engineer and later went on to study medicine.

She is famous for her work in the rehabilitation of deprived children.

Her educational system has become a recognised corner stone in child development.

Basically, the system recognises that very young children need access to logical hands on apparatus which when processed correctly they learn about their environment logically, and hone skills to enable them to become self taught and institiutionally eduacable.




For Babies, Waddlers and Toddlers, 2 months to 2 years old.
Located at No.5, Jalan 15, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, Ampang 68000.
This is a small private homecare facility registered with the Department of Social Welfare.
We provide a loving and safe home environment for a maximum of 10 babies, waddlers and toddlers only.
Our operational ratio between staff and babies is one member of staff to two babies or three toddlers.
We provide Home Cooked Food, Daily Massage, Montessori Activities and a Safe Outdoor Play Area.
Everyone has their own high chair, potty and cot provided with bedding by us.
Our staff are trained as per the Departments of Social Welfare requirements. They are loving, careful and responsible.
Choose from full or half daycare. We highly recommend you register as early as humanly possible!
Center is to be fitted with 8 cctv cameras in March 2014.


Once your child has reached approximately 2 years old he may be ready to enter our preparatory school center.
Here staff to child ratio is approximately one member of staff to 5 or 8 children.
Two Nursery Nurses are also on hand to assist with biological needs. This center is a full Montessori environment with hand picked staff, re-trained to our standards.
If your child is attending our Baby Spa you can ask us to bring him on short visits to this center in preparation for his transition.
This helps to eliminate any separation anxiety that often occurs at this milestone.
At this center we offer a wider range of activities to entice your child. Dance and Drama, Art and Craft, Practical Life, Sensorial Activities and Great Outdoor Fun. Also available are activities based on Language, learning to communicate, read and write, Mathematics and Geography, History and Science.
We believe children need friends, good food, sunlight and fresh air to grow.
Due to our extended hours and about 100 more days per year, your child will have plenty of time to take on our academic topics at his own pace.
Without trying very hard, merely with the element of fun, hands-on repitition, don’t be surprised if your child achieves a standard of development at age 6 equal to a child aged 8 or 9. It happens very often here.
Center is to be fitted with 16 cctv cameras in April 2014.
6 Years Onwards ~ Coming Soon To TAMAN TAR, AMPANG 68000


Due to the great demand, we are planning to open another children’s center to cater for children aged 6 – 13 years old.
This center will be a homeschooling center where topic staff will require a degree to apply for a position.
We shall be implementing the British Educational system and offering for those who can, to complete their International General Certificate of Secondary Education at aged 13.
We believe this possible as many of our children who have attended our center starting at aged 2 years, commonly achieve academic developmental ages 8 or 9. We shall be working on the same principals of 100 extra learning days per year compared to any where else.



Fee Schedule 2015 – 31 December 2017.

Baby Spa ~

  • Time 7:45AM – 6:00PM
  • Annual Registration: RM 1500.00

    Monthly Fees: RM 1000.00 (Full day)

  • Time 7:45AM – 12:45PM
  • Annual Registration: RM 1500.00

    Monthly Fees: RM 750.00 (Half day)

2 Years Onwards ~

  • Time 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Registration RM 1000.00
    Annual RM 3000.00

    Monthly Fees RM 750.00

  • Time 8:30AM – 2:30PM
  • Registration RM 1000.00
    Annual RM 3000.00

    Monthly Fees RM 1000.00

  • Time 2:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Add on Full Day Care Service

    Monthly Fees RM 350.00

6 Years Onwards ~

  • Time 8:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Registration RM 1000.00
    Annual RM 5000.00

    Monthly Fees RM 1350.00

  • Time 3:30pM – 6:00PM
  • Add on Full Day Care Service

    Monthly Fees RM 500.00

  • Time 7:30AM – 12:30PM /

    Time 1:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Transit Service

    Monthly Fees RM 750.00



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British Montessori
Ampang KL

No 6, JALAN 1,
AMPANG 68000
M 012.37.888.79