We are frequently asked about schools and nurseries on the island, as more and more of our clients consider taking a sabbatical here in Koh Samui or even relocating permanently. We are well-served for educational establishments here, with plenty of schools available, providing education for kids from 2-18. To help you consider your options, Samui Nannies has compiled a list of schools and kindergartens. Some of those schools and nurseries will also welcome your children if you come to the island on an extended business trip or if you plan to spend only part of the year in Koh Samui.
Samui Tiny Steps
Samui Tiny Steps is one of Samui's most popular Kindergartens. Located in Bophut, it is British owned and managed and follows the EYFS system. The school offers education for students up to 5 years of age.
Prices: 45000 THB per semester (full day basis) and 31500 THB per semester (half day basis)
Opened from 8am to 5pm (Monday through Friday)
Tel: +66 (0) 7742 6941
Location: North of the Island, Bophut
Accepts children 2 to 5 years old
This Kindergarten is a much simpler option and more of a childcare facility than an educational establishment. Having said that, it offers much that a young child might need for his or her early development. This nursery has received very positive reviews from Russian families and the kindergarten works at a Thai/Russian ratio of 80/20. The kids are encouraged to play and express themselves throughout the day.
At the end of each day parents are given a report for the day, covering everything from eating and sleeping to activities and play.
Prices: 5500 THB per month, shorter period at lower cost available
Opened from 8am to 4pm (Monday through Friday)
Location: North of the Island, Maenam
Accepts children 1 to 5 years old
Oonrak Koh Samui School
The Oonrak Kindergarten is attached to the school of the same name so in case you like the kindergarten your children can continue their education in the school. Oonrak Kindergarten opened its doors in 2009 and welcomes children from age 2 to age 6. Most of the teachers are English speaking and children are encouraged to communicate in English for about 60% of their time at the kindergarten.
The structure has its own playground with slides, an afternoon nap room with comfortable sleeping area for your children, a computer room available to older children, a library, a large swimming pool where your children can learn how to swim and dance classes. Oonrak is proud to celebrate different cultural holidays by organizing events with the kids.
Prices: 15000 THB per month, entry fee of 3000THB
Opened from 8am to 4pm (Monday through Friday)
Location: North for the Island, Maenam
Accepts children 2 to 7 years old
This Russian kindergarten called "EasyDays" opened its doors in 2013. All teachers have extensive experience working with children and some even have specialized education training. Food and Beverages are both very well adapted to Russian children and toddlers.
Children at “Easydays” are divided into three different groups: 2-3 years old, 3-5 years old and the senior group for children aged 5-7 years old.
Prices: 200-250 Baht per hour or from 15 to 20,000 THB
Opened from 9am to 4pm
Tel: +66 90 926 3066
Location: North of the island, Bophut, Next to Big C supermarket
Canadian International Pre-Kindergarten/Nursery (Koh Samui)
Prices: 500 THB per day or 7500 THB per month (additional registration fee of 3000 THB)
Opened from 8am to 430pm (Monday through Friday)
Location: 11/63 Moo 4, Bo Phut, Ko Samui 84320
Accepts children from age 1 – 6 years old
I Aun Nursery, Koh Samui
"The aim of the company I Aun Nursery Co., Ltd. Is to create a safe and supportive environment that will encourage children to show their talents, develop their self-confidence through singing and dancing, teach them a positive look at the world through an understanding of the difference between "good" and "bad", we believe it will enable their full potential." They accept children from 0 to 6 years old and provide high-quality care during the day including games and activities in a safe, friendly and caring atmosphere. The kindergarten divides children by age into four categories; 0-1.5 years old, 1.5-3 years old, 3 to 4 years old and 4 to 6 years old. A swimming pool, as well as swimming classes, are available.
Prices: 300 THB per day or 7000 THB per month (includes swimming lessons twice a week, English lessons, lunch, snacks and fruits)
Opened from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
Location: 7 / 7 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui
Accepts children from age 0 – 6 years old
International School of Samui
This Kindergarten opened in 2006. "Our goal is to surround each child with a fun, stimulating atmosphere and the knowledge that supports and develops the individual characteristics. We follow the British National Education Program, which is called the basic level program for young (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum - EYFS). It includes 7 areas to explore: the personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language skills; literacy; mathematics; perception of the world; art and design. We adhere to the principles of equality in school enrollment, regardless of race, nationality or religion. Our evaluation system is designed so that students receive positive emotions, and benefit from the diverse educational programs that we offer. "
Prices: entrance fee of 75000 THB out of total yearly cost of 251,261 THB
Opened from 8 am to 4.30pm (Monday through Friday)
Tel: +66 (0) 77 48 45 48
Location: 141/21 Moo 6, Bophut, oh Samui
Accepts children year 1 to year 11
Panyadee – The British School of Samui
The Panyadee School is recognized and accredited by the Cambridge Examination Center for the Teaching of Elementary School Program. Here is how their own website describes the program:
“The program baseline for early childhood (The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)) is the world-renowned education program, which aims to mental and physical development of children in a safe environment."
Prices: 50000 THB per semester plus enrollment fee of 10000 THB
Opened from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)
Tel: +66 (0) 7741 3506
Location: East of the Island, Chaweng Noi
Accepts children 3 to 11 years old
Happy Toddlers is a smaller Kindergarten located in Bangrak for both English and Thai speaking children. Its prices are more affordable than most daycare and the quality of the teaching has been praised in many comments and by many parents.
Prices: 5500 THB per month or 2000 THB per week
Location: Bangrak, North of the Island
Accepts children 2 to 6 years old
Samui Kids Club
This Kindergarten opened its doors in 2012 and offers swimming classes, Art classes, English Lessons with a native English speaker as well as science classes. This is one of the only Kindergartens in the Nathon Area.
Prices: 5000 THB per month, also offers Yoga classes and Swimming Lessons
Tel: 081 606 2501
Accepts children up to 4 years old
ISS -International School of Samui: http://bluewatersamui.com/About_Us.html
PanyaDee - The British School of Samui: http://www.panyadee.ac.th/
Oonrak - Koh Samui Primary School: http://www.oonraksamui.com/
Lamai International School