Starting a daycare/Playschool in Chennai

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divyaraj123 2010-01-10 15:41:38



Hi ,

This is Divya here , a HR Professional and a proud mother of my Ishana(5 months). Being a working mother, i have hired a caretaker to stay along with me to take care of my daughter. But to my horror, she left without informing after taking her 1st month salary. I felt like stranded. I have also come across branded creche's & day care centers where they sedate the baby to make them sleep throughout the day.

We cannot expect a mother to give 100% to her job, when she knows her child is with strangers. Research shows that productivity increases when parents are not worried."

Now i could feel the pain that we mother's undergo. Hence I have planned to start a creche / Play school to take care of toddlers from 3rd month onwards with a service motto.

Below are the features that i was expecting in a creche for my Ishana and would inculcate the same in my paradise:


1) Open from 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM.

2) Can include toddlers from 3 months onwards.

3) Hiring staff who are service oriented and have love towards children.

4) Having a ratio of 1:3.

6) In case of emergency/need, we can drop your little ones at your home
at extra cost(travelling cost).

7) Separate case sheets for tracking children feed and other activities.

8) Homely & Hygenic environment.

Play School :

Age Group: 1.5 yrs - 5 yrs

1) Teach Basic manners like greetings,Toilet training

2) Extra curricular activities like Singing & Dancing,Indoor Games,Story
Telling ,Drawing and other activities.

3) Understand the food habits of evey kid and provide quality snacks &
Mineral water (Boiled).

4) Ratio of 1 teacher for 5 kids.

5) In case of emergency/need, we can drop your little ones at your home
at extra cost(travelling cost).

6) Medical support.

Hope these features would ease the mental pressure of parents . I sincerely request you to advice / suggest me any other ideas that you would expect for your little ones in a paradise. Also please suggest whether this idea of mine is good one to go ahead with.


suteja 2010-01-10 16:59:19


hi divya,

well i too faced this kind of a situation though i had my mother with me with my two children i found it very difficult as days went by the responsibility of bringing them up fully falls upon us and one fine day i had to quit my profession as a lawyer for and became a homemaker though i found it initially difficult to to take this decision but we are mothers- anyway ur idea of starting a creche is a great idea but if ur able to rope in like us-mothers- with similar views u will have a great start hope ur day care centre does great job best of luck



jaya79 2010-01-11 10:45:21


Hi Divya,

Good to see your ideas on day care. I too have a 3 yr old son and looking for good day cares near Anna Nagar-Mogappair by June'10.

I have never come accross a day care which is fully satisfactory, though some of them do a good job--Mother's nature:).Initially they might do their best, but as the strength increases the care given to kids decrease.

I would suggest that if you provide food to the kids, it would be really nice.

One more suggestion--I have seen that most of the day cares have a play area full of sand and the kids will be playing in sand for hours and the maid will not have to look after the kid. Though for some time this is fine, but the day care owners should make sure that the kid is not playing always in sand. Best thing would be avoid sandy play area:)

All the best for you day care!.

where are you planning to start the day care?



chennaimom 2010-01-19 09:55:34


Hi Divya,

Good to see that you want to start a daycare with best quality. I am Mother of 2.8 years old son and have stopped working after his birth as was not able to trust any caretaker maid/ daycare.

I have sent an e-mail to your inbox @ parenttree (please check your "My Page" to access it). It would be interesting to hear your views on the email.

Best Wishes,


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suchitraag 2010-01-25 13:16:27


hi Divya,

G8. Even i


suchitraag 2010-01-25 13:26:41


Hi Divya,

G8. Even I`m facing the same problem. I have quit my job for my 6 month old son Vishnu. we cant belive on strangers and cant depend on our parents too. as a mother - I`ll be happy if i get a creche as u said. please dont fail to include activity based learning porgrammes for kids under 1.5 yrs old.

best wishes



Menu 2010-03-05 13:25:34


hi divya,


I have similar plans which area are you me on 9176688911 lest discuss or reply with your number.will call.


jayaiyer 2010-03-12 14:51:36


hi, where is your day care center located


Menu 2010-03-12 15:33:12


wait till june 2010.i am in the rpocessing of starting one in Mogappair


Menu 2010-03-18 13:24:11


hi divya,

also on same thought why dont we  catch  up sometime my number is  name is priya.


Harrini 2010-05-17 19:45:29


Hi divya,

  I am rekha and i have a 1 and half year old son who has undergone around 8 surgeries. He is still to undergo one more. Now due to personal and financial reason I got back to my job . Now I am very badly in need of a place where my son can be taken care(utmost care). I have been serching for baby sitters but of no use. Now started searching for the baby care, your ideas made me really to relax and i request you to help me out in this. my number is 95000 40263.


BAN 2010-08-27 16:21:47


hi divyaraj,

have u started ur day care ? how is it going?


Lourdes 2010-08-30 13:17:31


hi divya, your plan sounds great.Will eb a blessign to many mothers. have u started it alreay? im also looking for a good playschool for my 1 .8 yr old active daughter


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vybu 2011-02-17 21:54:03


 hi divya. would like to contact u. my no 9840338576 shanthi


Meeravi 2011-09-27 12:07:41


Hi Divya,

        I am also facing the same problem. Having the same thought as you. Would like to contact you for further information.

my mail id -





prasanna8681 2012-04-03 14:50:04


Hi Divya,

Great! i am on similar lines.. Thinking of starting one. The mental tension of leaving your kid in a place which you dont believe is a big stress.

Have you started? How is your day care going on?


prasanna8681 2012-04-03 15:01:19


Which area are you located?


Meeravi 2012-06-22 11:08:46



I am also interested in starting a day care. Am staying in Perumbakkam, let us discuss on this, if it works out we will continue. mail to:



Priyakrishnan86 2012-11-30 15:40:19



Divya Am PriyA..Am very recent to this ..saw ur post regards Creche and play school..Ve u started ??I ve Idea to start in my native Wat r formality to start with >wat r leagal things to be needed Kindly give me ur support to start with ..With ur discussion oly i ve know how far its excetable r not...


Sivasakthi 2016-06-11 00:14:45


Hi All,

i am planning to start a preschool & day care at Vandalur area. I am looking for an consultant to get the initial setup done for the playschool.

If you know any consultant kindly share their contact details.

Thanks in advance,


Elaya raja



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