Last Date : 2024-07-31
About School
Nestled within the bustling heart of Whitefield, Bangalore, Kai Early Years stands as a beacon of excellence in early childhood education. A true pioneer in its field, Kai Early Years proudly holds the distinction of being India's first stand-alone accredited and authorized IB-PYP (International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme) Preschool, reflecting its commitment to offering a truly unique and internationally acclaimed curriculum. With a harmonious fusion of Montessori principles and IB-PYP framework, Kai Early Years redefines early childhood education, nurturing young minds with a global perspective. Unveiling a Unique Educational Odyssey: Kai Early Years epitomizes a commitment to exceptional early childhood education that transcends traditional boundaries. The school's mission is grounded in sowing and nurturing the seeds of a joyful, curious, and lifelong love for learning during the formative years. With a deep understanding of the significance of these early stages, Kai Early Years seamlessly merges two renowned pedagogical approaches - the Montessori method and the IB-PYP curriculum. The Montessori method, a cornerstone of Kai's educational philosophy, empowers children to embrace their innate curiosity and take ownership of their learning journey. It fosters independence, responsibility, and a deep-rooted love for creativity and exploration. Kai Early Years embraces these principles, providing an environment where children are encouraged to challenge themselves, explore their passions, and develop a strong foundation for future success. The school's integration of the IB-PYP framework amplifies this commitment to holistic education. Guided by the core values of inquiry, open-mindedness, and intercultural understanding, the IB-PYP curriculum cultivates internationally minded individuals, equipping them with the skills and attitudes needed to thrive in an interconnected world. This unique amalgamation of Montessori and IB-PYP creates a learning environment where every child's potential is nurtured, and their horizons are expanded. A Blossoming Community: At the heart of Kai Early Years' success is its unwavering belief in the power of community. The school is grounded in the notion that it takes a village to raise a child, and this sentiment permeates every facet of its operations. By fostering a deep sense of community involvement, Kai Early Years creates an environment where children, families, caregivers, and educators collaborate harmoniously to create an enriching educational experience. The school derives its name, "Kai," from the South Indian word for "hand," symbolizing the transformative role that hands play in shaping young lives. Just as each finger bears a unique fingerprint, Kai Early Years celebrates the individuality of each child, nurturing them within a supportive and inclusive community. This commitment to unity and support is encapsulated in the Latin word "kaio," meaning "happy." The school's name serves as a testament to the joyous and fulfilling educational journey it offers. A Sanctuary for Learning: Kai Early Years' purpose-built campus spans an expansive 2 acres in the heart of Whitefield, Bangalore. This carefully designed environment caters to the distinct developmental needs of young children, offering a safe haven for exploration, play, and learning. With 20 meticulously crafted indoor and outdoor spaces, children have the freedom to engage with their surroundings and unleash their innate curiosity. The school's dedication to health and safety is paramount. Stringent protocols, including daily sanitization, regular handwashing, and deep cleaning, ensure the well-being of both students and staff. Kai Early Years' commitment to safety extends to 24/7 security, visitor screening, fire safety measures, and adherence to COVID-19 protocols. The school's infrastructure, combined with its rigorous safety measures, provides parents with the peace of mind that their children are in a secure and nurturing environment. Empowering Educators, Enriching Lives: Kai Early Years' vision extends beyond its students to encompass educators, families, caregivers, and the larger community. By nurturing these stakeholders, the school creates a cycle of enrichment that positively impacts every facet of a child's early years education. Through comprehensive training, ongoing professional development, and a collaborative work environment, Kai empowers its educators to excel, thereby fostering an atmosphere of excellence within the school. Kai Early Years' commitment to nurturing not only young minds but also the adults who shape their world is a testament to its dedication to holistic education. By uplifting educators and involving families in the learning journey, the school creates a harmonious ecosystem where everyone thrives. A Journey of Excellence: Kai Early Years stands as a testament to innovation, dedication, and a profound belief in the transformative power of education. By seamlessly weaving together the strengths of Montessori and IB-PYP, the school creates a dynamic and enriching educational experience that prepares children for a future marked by global challenges and boundless opportunities. As a trailblazer in the realm of early childhood education, Kai Early Years sets the stage for a lifelong journey of inquiry, discovery, and growth. Its commitment to fostering a joyful, curious, and life-long love for learning ensures that each child who walks through its doors is equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values needed to excel in an ever-evolving world.
Additional Details
  • Minimum Entry Age :- 3
  • School Provide Meals ? :- Yes
  • Air condition Class ? :- Yes
  • CCTV Surveillance ? :- Yes
  • Day Boarding ? :- Yes
  • Teacher Student Ratio :- 1:12
  • Total Seats at Entry Level Grade :- 12
  • Total School Strength :- 135
  • Average No of students per class :- 20
  • Total No. of Teachers (All Class) :- 17
Building & Infrastructure
Kai gives children significantly more indoor and outdoor space than is globally suggested for preschools. Nestled within a 2-acre campus in the heart of Whitefield, Bangalore, Kai is a preschool sanctuary for early years learning. Designed and purpose-built around the distinct developmental needs of this age group, we offer 20 wonder-filled indoor and outdoor environments, within which children can explore safely, play freely and learn abundantly.
Safety Security and Hygiene
We have daily sanitization and deep cleaning, hourly bathroom checks, sanitizers at different stations, and hand washing is done regularly. All areas are checked for upkeep and maintenance. We have a dedicated dining area to maintain cleanliness. All footwear is removed before entering the premises. The staff is provided with uniforms, gloves, and aprons. Training is given to the staff on different aspects of hygiene which include diaper changing, hand washing, and overall cleanliness of the school.
  • Fire Safety :- Yes
  • School has Strong Room ? :- No
  • School has Wifi Enabled ? :- Yes
  • Total No. of Playground ? :- 4
  • Total No. of Rooms ? :- 15
  • No. of Laboratories. :- 0
  • No. of Lift elevator. :- -1
  • Total No of computers. :- 4
  • No. of Activity room. :- 20
  • School has clinic facilities ? :- Yes
  • School has Gymnasium ? :- Yes
  • Total Area of School ? (Sq) :- 87120
  • Total area of playground ? (sq) :- 50000
  • Total No. of Library ? :- 2
  • No. of Auditorium. :- 1
  • No. of Digital Classroom. :- 3
  • Total No. of Buses Owned. :- 2
  • Transport Facility :- Yes
Admission Details
  • Admission Process :- Our fee structure varies for different age groups. For details, please contact + 91 97404 80123 or send an email to
  • Start Date :- 2023-05-16
  • Facility to do online admission process :- Yes
  • Admission Open :- Yes
Fee Details
  • Admission Fee :- 50000
  • Annual Fee :- 300000
  • Transport Fee :- 48000
  • Others Fee :- 25000
GLOBAL EDUCATION AWARDS 2022-23 The ScooNews Global Education Awards recognize outstanding contributions made by organizations involved in education through pioneering practices and the use of innovation and technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. We have received awards in the following categories: # Best Standalone Preschool of the Year # Innovation in Child’s Development EDUCATION WORLD The annual Education World India School Ranking (EWISR) is among the largest and most in-depth school rating and rankings surveys based on interviews with knowledgeable stakeholders in the field of education. 2022-2023 Kai has been ranked at a national level for being the: #1 in India for Innovative Pedagogy #2 Pro­prietary Pre-School in Bangalore 2021-2022 Kai was awarded as the No.1 Proprietary school in India. 2020 – 2021 Kai has been ranked at the national level for being the: #1 ‘Future-Ready Preschool’ in India #1 in ‘Campus Design Excellence’ in India 2019 – 2020 We were ranked at the national for being the: #1 in India for Innovative Pedagogy #1 in Campus Design Excellence in India EDUCATION TODAY Every Year, at the National Conference & India School Merit Awards, Education Today rewards Excellence in Education across the K 12 sector in India. 2022 – 2023 Within the category of ‘India’s Top 5 Montessori Schools’, Kai Early Years is ranked #1 in Bengaluru #1 in India #1 in Karnataka 2021 – 2022 Kai was ranked in two categories at the National Level: #1 Certificate of Achievement in the ‘Innovative Pedagogy in Early Years of Education’ category #1 Certificate of Achievement for ‘Outstanding Contribution in Early Years of Education 2020 – 2021 We were awarded the ‘Best Standalone Preschool of the Year’ award for exemplary contributions to the field of education. 2019 – 2020 We were recognized and awarded the ‘Most Innovative Campus Design & Curriculum’ and ‘Emerging Benchmark Preschool of the Year’ in India. KYOORIUS DESIGN AWARDS 2019-20 For our Kai branding and the environmental design of our campus, our design partners TSK Design were awarded the Blue Elephant at the Kyoorius Design Awards 2019 under the category ‘Integrated Brand Identity’. SCHOOL MEMBERS’ ACHIEVEMENTS & RECOGNITION Ms Priti Sait, our Co-Founder has been recently conferred with the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2022’ by the India School Merit Awards, hosted by Education Today. She was awarded for her exemplary contribution to the field of education particularly early childhood education and Montessori over the last 38 years. Mr. Saad Sait, our Co-Founder & Executive Director has been recognised as ‘The Education Icon of the Year 2018’ by Education Today. He was also nominated as one of the 25 Educational Visionaries of Indian Education.
Vision and Leadership
School Vision

To transform the early years for each child and family through enriched learning and living experiences.


Saad is a passionate educator and principled professional committed to early years education. In 2009, he returned to India to lead Legacy School and pioneer a change in K-12 education. Over the past nine years, he has steered Legacy School as the Executive Director, established India’s leading Montessori preschool – Legacy Early Years, and now launched, Kai Early Years. Never one to accept the status quo, he is constantly seeking out progressive, international best practices to implement across his schools, for which they have won numerous recognitions and awards. Saad pursued his education in India and the United States and began his professional career in the field of education at a top-ranking, private US university. He has recently completed certificate courses in Leading Change in Education from the Business and Education Schools at Harvard University and the International Baccalaureate. Saad is regularly invited to speak at prestigious for a on a range of education transformation and school leadership topics. In September 2018, he was recognised among the Top 50 Visionaries in Education, and awarded the Education Icon of the Year 2018, by Education Today.

Mr. Saad Sait
Mrs. Sharayu Thampi

As a seasoned educator and experienced teacher trainer, Sharayu has dedicated the last twenty years of her life to early childhood education. She finds herself at home in school and cherishes having the opportunity of sustaining a caring, nurturing and friendly school environment. She strives to achieve this with both students and teachers, to ensure that they truly enjoy their learning and teaching experiences and uncover their potential. As someone who has been part of the IB accreditation journey during her tenure, Sharayu is passionate about constructing meaningful learning opportunities in the Early Years, and greatly values the Montessori and the IB-PYP for their proven approaches, experiential, inquiry-based curriculum that empowers each student and adult to become life-long learners. Sharayu has a Master’s Degree in Education and Child Psychology and continues to be an active learner; apart from completing multiple IB workshops, she has attended a host of Early Childhood Programs and Workshops on the Reggio Emilia and Montessori Philosophies.

Additional Information
Details 1

Kai Early Years is an IB World School. We are proud to be India’s first stand-alone accredited and authorized IB – PYP Preschool. The early childhood period – from birth to Age 8 – represents a significant developmental period during which rapid and significant cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional competencies are established. Learning in the early childhood period occurs in the context of relationships within and between numerous systems (including a child’s home, childcare setting, preschool, and the interactions among them). Thus, supporting a child’s early learning is the shared responsibility of adults in these systems, and is enhanced through coordinated and cooperative home-school connections.”

Details 2

It is in the early years that the seeds for a joyful, curious, life-long love for learning are sown and grown. Kai believes, it takes a village to raise a child. And so, we nurture and support not only children, but also teachers, families, caregivers, and the communities that scaffold them. Ages 1 - 2 years - 1:6 Ages 2 - 3 years - 1:8 Ages 3 - 4 years - 1:10 Ages 4 - 6 years - 1:12


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