Imagine a group of toddlers tumbling around in a 10,000 sqft. lawn right in the heart of Chennai city. This is the sight that greets a visitor upon entering the premises of Veranda School in T. Nagar. 

The preschool is the brainchild of three women, who are passionate about helping parents nurture the unique potential of every child. As a matter of fact, they share a lot of free resources and tips, including a weekly menu, as part of their online parenting community.

Flannel board story time at Veranda

Veranda has a massive play area, a mini-park in itself replete with about 1,000 species of flora, a green lawn and a lovely sandpit. The beautifully decorated, childproofed themed rooms hosts engaging activities such as a ball bath and have climbing walls as part of the unique infrastructure.

Most importantly, the play-school is modelled on the ‘Thinnai Pallikoodam’ style of the past, when every house had an extended veranda and children had their first lessons from their loving extended family.

A toddler enjoying his meal at Veranda

The school serves a varied menu at snack time every day, where every item is freshly prepared in the in-house kitchen, that follows high hygiene standards. The meals are delicious, balanced, toddler-friendly and are planned based on the advice of nutritionists.

Visit at snack time and you will be amazed to see twenty little two-year-olds happily eating on their own surrounded with lot of cheering and encouragement.

Veranda is the only preschool in Chennai to completely follow the multiple-intelligences system of education. Here each child is considered unique and the style of learning differs from one kid to another.

Aware that many parents suffer from separation anxiety, the school shares daily reports about the child’s activities with photos on a regular basis. In addition, it regularly hosts events and meets to inform about the modern parenting techniques and other things related to toddlers.

Veranda Programs are categorised as:

Nestlings (Mom & Me) – 1-2 years

Younglings (Play Group) – 2-3 years

Warriors (Preschool) – 3-4 years

Veranda has opened admissions for the session June 2018 – 2019 this month. For admissions, to join their Free Parenting Community or get alerts of their events, contact them on:

044-28343198 / 044-28343567 / 9841030710 or check their website

Location: No. 42, Habibullah Road, T.Nagar