British Council has teamed up with Aardman Animations to bring our English language teaching expertise to life for preschoolers through the much-loved characters from Learning Time with Timmy.

Our expert teachers not only provide a positive learning experience for your child but also guide you through your child’s language and literacy development.

Our playgroups are run separately for children of 12–18, 19–24 and 25–35 months of age in our dedicated, large and well-equipped Early Childhood Education Centre. 

Give your child a happy experience to build a strong foundation in English with British Council’s specialised playgroup courses. The earlier the better.

12 – 18 months

This course is designed to be your child’s first meaningful and enjoyable step in learning English.

Engaging in play, storytelling, music, crafts, sensory and motor-skills activities, your child will socialise with other toddlers in an English-only environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to take their first steps in immersing themselves in English in a secure and language-rich environment. 

Course fee and course length: 

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Get 5% off^ for registering for two terms in one transaction and enjoy 6 months of interest free instalments^ when registering with designated credit cards. 

Class size: 10 students with one parent or caregiver per child*

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver aged 18 or above for the whole lesson. Parents and caregivers work with the teacher to build the children’s confidence and maximise participation.

^Terms and conditions apply.

19 – 24 months

This course is designed to develop the whole child following the natural process of language learning.

Learning through play, movement, craft and drama, your child will develop confidence in understanding English and feel at ease to ‘have a go’.

Course fee and course length: 

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Get 5% off^ for registering for two terms in one transaction and enjoy 6 months of interest free instalments^ when registering with designated credit cards. 

Class size: 10 students with one parent or caregiver per child*

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver aged 18 or above for the whole lesson. Parents and caregivers work with the teacher to build the children’s confidence and maximise participation.

^Terms and conditions apply.

25 – 35 months

This course is designed to provide your child with a holistic learning experience to become a successful pre-schooler.

With highly interactive and play-based activities, your child will learn new words with fun, develop conversational skills and good pronunciation. 

Course fee and course length: 

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Get 5% off^ for registering for two terms in one transaction and enjoy 6 months of interest free instalments^ when registering with designated credit cards. 

Class size: 10 students with one parent or caregiver per child*

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver aged 18 or above for the whole lesson. Parents and caregivers work with the teacher to build the children’s confidence and maximise participation.

^Terms and conditions apply.