Finding a qualified and caring babysitter or daycare centre in Malaysia can be very difficult to do.  Especially with all the cases of abuse and neglect from nannies and maids, as parents, we need to be sure and confident when we drop our children off, or when finding a suitable nanny or babysitter.

First and foremost, you may find a great nanny, but reliability, qualifications and safety can be questionable for some of the nannies out there.  And what is more interesting is that if you want an English-speaking nanny, the cost can double!  Exploring all of your options as a parent who wants the best for their child is a must.

In my opinion, safety always comes first, but for some parents in Malaysia, the price tag can come at a huge cost.  Frugality is important, but safety is an upmost priority.  This is why we took the time to find out daycare prices in PJ.

Daycares in PJ

The average cost of full day daycare in PJ will run you anywhere from RM500 a month for the cheaper daycare centres or upwards of RM2500 per month.  It all depends on what you are looking for.  Here are a few of the Daycare Centres in PJ as of May 10th, 2016):

Cutie Cottage Childcare Centre

Address:  G.01D, Ground Floor, 1 First Avenue, Selangor, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

2 months to 3 years old


Newlife Childcare Centre

Address:  29, Jalan 14/28, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya


Seeds Educentre

Address:  A 17, Block a, Jalan PJU,, 1A/3J, Taipan Damansara 1, Ara Damansara, 47500 Petaling Jaya

1.5 years to 6 years old


Choo Choo Train Baby and Child Centre

Address:  No. 52A, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/12, Section 5, Kota Damansara,
Petaling Jaya , 47810

Accepts children aged zero (0) to four (4) years old



Address:  60, Jalan BU 1/9, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Offers English and Mandarin classes


Little Human Scholars

If safety is a primary concern for you, then I would suggest taking a look at Little Human Scholars Daycare centre in PJ.  For one, their price is mid-range:  not too high and not too low.  Secondly, they put your doubts to ease with their coveted CCTV system that parents actually have access to at no additional cost.  This means that if you register your child at Little Human Scholars Daycare Centre, you can check in on them anytime via phone app.  It is that simple!

Another really great thing about Little Human Scholars Daycare Centre is that they take babies as young as three (3) months old!  They understand that most people have a career they are trying to build so they can provide better for their children, and they support this by offering longer hours and extra services such as hourly drop-off. 

Additionally, they ensure excellence by having at least one adult to every three babies.

In short, there are a lot of daycare centres to choose from in Petaling Jaya, and the best way to get started is by making a list of what is important to you before vetting out different schools and childcare hubs.  For example, do you want a meal plan for your child? Are you looking for transportation services?  Are you looking for a daycare centre near University Hospital, Jaya One, Jaya33, PJ Old Town and PJ New Town?  If safety, health, well-being, edutainment and CCTV are all on your personal checklist, as well as finding a centre that is reasonably priced, I would highly suggest popping into Little Human Scholars Daycare Centre.  You can schedule an appointment by filling out the form here, and a representative will get back to you shortly.

Wishing you all the best in your hunt for the perfect daycare centre in PJ!

Jana Moreno