After school day care centers

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liz80 2012-09-04 14:29:13



I am planning to work after a break. My son is 4 yrs now. I need a good after school day care centre in velachery. Share your views and experiences.

Name some for me to check out.


liz80 2012-09-04 14:35:15


Any idea about Little feet day care and Kanchana paati...??? or anything else that has a good review can be suggestted.



Kanishu 2012-09-04 15:01:35


Hi Liz80,

Please dont prefer Kanchana patti, my friends son suffered a lot. Eventhough Kanchana patti has good name comparatively velachery branch is worst and personally I felt bad experience in MAS play school and day care. Please go for Athenes . Its good my child and her friends are enjoying there. Please think many times b4 opting any.




liz80 2012-09-04 15:29:24


Thanks Kanishu for your feedback about kanchana paati.

Would be helpful if you could give me more details about Athenes?


Kanishu 2012-09-04 15:57:10



We 3 parents looked for a day care near velachery after a bad experience with MAS play skool and day care as well kanchana patti. And we shortlisted many day care and end up with Athenes. Athenes is located in Film street near Fitness one. Its just backside of Hot Chips. Reasonable rate, profeesional teachers and they have Art teacher , Yoga,  Classical dance, Abacus coaching. All the extra curricular activites are inbuilt and coaching fees are at reasonable rate. We are happy with the environment and the kindness they show to the children. You can always step in and have the feel wat we felt.





 Former member 2012-09-04 18:58:35


 Pls never ever go for Kanchanapaati



liz80 2012-09-04 20:14:09



Thats a real good review. I sure would check Athenes in my list. I am 2 right now shortlisting good day cares. U have made my work easier.



liz80 2012-09-04 20:17:05


How about Seed? Any view upon this....


NJ 2012-09-04 21:34:48


Is it the seed in mylapore? Does anyone know of any good daycares in and around RA puram?


Vasanthiram 2012-09-05 16:32:02



There is a new school called Gigglewhiz in santhome. My children have been going there for their afterschool program and I haven't seen any better place in this area. It's a bit far for me but I don't mind travelling because I know my kids are safe and it's a clean and hygienic place and my kids are happy there.

They have a website

I think they offer daycare service as well. you could check.




NJ 2012-09-05 16:55:43


Thanks vasanthi. I read their advertisement in yesterdays paper. I'll check them out. How many kids do you see in the afterschool program? And is this program everyday? how much is their fees? what are the timings? thanks, I want to start with afterschool and eventually into daycare.


Vasanthiram 2012-09-05 17:26:48


They have four children in their afterschool care including mine. However we're going out of town for the kids' holidays and will be back in October.


My kids go everyday for 3.5 hours and my older child has an hour of tuition as well for an hour (I pay separately for tuition). The afterschool fees varies depending on the number of hours you want. Basic amount for one hour starts from Rs 1000 i think. 


They close at 6:30 pm.


NJ 2012-09-05 21:17:17


Thanks vasanthi


Kanishu 2012-09-07 12:32:12


Hi liz80,

Dont know much about seed since the timings offered by them didnt suit for me. So I dropped it :) . Still in hunting phase or u got any better option.




liz80 2012-09-07 19:21:54


Hi Kanishu,

Got a month more for me to decide, so still in the hunt. I have Athenes and Seed in my checklist for now.


liz80 2012-11-07 10:50:44


Hi Kanishu,

How are you? I have joined my son in Athenes from this month (Nov 2012). I find him to be liking the place. People are taking good care too.

Thanks a lot for suggesting me the School.

Because of ur feedback in parentree i wanted to check it out. Now am happy to have found such a nice centre for my son.

Is your daughter still in Athenes? How old is she and what's her name?

If possible lets share our emails or phone numbers and talk in person as well.



Kanishu 2012-11-12 14:30:12


Hi liz,

I am fine . was little busy .  Mam has informed me. Thank you. My kid is still there. Lets meet on some day.




Sreepadma 2013-04-01 15:44:54


Hi Kanishu or Liz,

I had been to Athenes around an year ago but dnt put my daughter at that time as she was too young and are some how managing at home. That was the first day care i went and felt confident to leave my daughter there. They were well receiving too. Would like to know how much they are charging now for the day care around 6 -8 hours. Can you please share the information


liz80 2013-04-08 20:01:20


 Hi Padma,

They are charging Rs. 500 per hour. Food & transport are optional and are charged seperately.


Sreepadma 2013-11-08 13:09:29



Would you mind sharing what was the discomfort with MAS day care, I have a thought to see that also. I am thinking between athenes,  prahalath and MAS though I could not see prahalath and MAS yet. I have to finalize on this week end. Any input is appreciated. Thank you


malmah 2014-01-02 16:30:12



I am planning to work f. My daughter is 4 yrs now. I need a good after school day care centre in pallikaranai=pallavaram 200ft road , keelkattalai and kovilambakkam 



hamsamom 2015-04-26 23:11:18


All. Pls suggest a good after school care in velachery. Have Athens, prahlath in mind. Thanks

Arnoldarun2015 2015-05-29 12:45:19


Visited Athenes Play school for enquiry and suprised to see they were closed(The one in Film Street)..The number available in Internet is also not working 9282233456..Have they shifted to new place? anybody aware of their working phone number?



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