British Council wins approval to open first kindergarten in Hong Kong

The institution will cater to children aged three to six and will charge parents HK$72,800; teaching will be in English and Cantonese with Putonghua thrown in

The British Council has obtained a licence from the education authorities to operate its first kindergarten in Hong Kong, the organisation announced yesterday.

The British Council International Pre-School, which will open in August at the council’s Admiralty centre, will charge a tuition fee of HK$72,800 per child for the coming school year.

The kindergarten, for children aged three to six, will have an average class size of 20 pupils and a maximum capacity of 160 for the coming school year, according to a council spokeswoman.

“Over the years we have seen strong demand for diverse and high-quality early-years education in Hong Kong,” said the spokeswoman. “The pre-school is a response to demand from many satisfied parents who tell us they want their children to learn with us.”