Candy Club where learning is always a treat!

Candy Club educational collaborative was founded in Dec 2015 by two young educators with complementary background in teaching and facilitation at renowned educational institutes like The Grammar School, Haques, etc., social service, visual art, NBL – Nature Based Learning & Waldorf Education.

Candy Club is one of a kind and to date, it is the only forest school in Pakistan; based on NBECE, NBL and Waldorf Education System. Their goal is to provide enriching educational opportunities for children where the process of nurturing is natural and child centered. Since the founding, they have offered a number of innovative after school programs in many of the leading schools in Karachi.


Candy Club has an active board of directors and a professional advisory board. At this time Candy Club is excited to expand its operations. Consistent with its mission to serve children with different educational organizations; with a vision of expanding their impact and the method of learning in the society, Candy Club has established a full time Play School (pre-school).

Nature-based education is promoted by the Natural Start Alliance and the Children and Nature Network which support young children’s connection to nature and environmental awareness. Candy Club is also an active member of NAAEE – North American Association for Environmental Education.

Waldorf education is an independent school movement with over 120 schools in the US and 1000 worldwide. Through arts-integrated academics for children from preschool through high school that enhances and enriches learning, Waldorf education aims to inspire lifelong learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.

Play School

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”   -   John Dewey

Candy Club Pre-School is based on Nature Based Learning, inspired by 'Early Childhood Waldorf Education'. It's the first ever Forest School in Pakistan with a Nature Based Curriculum which is executed through five basic elements life.

 

 

 

 

Ever observed the delightedness of a child when he has a candy to unwrap and have it? The focus, interest, involvement turns into an accomplishment and satisfaction of achievement. At Candy Club play school which is based on ‘nature and play’, it’s all about learning with fun. The kids with us don’t graduate competing for good marks; instead they are encouraged to have a great heart. We want children to be children, which later would help them be humans.

 

 

At Candy Club every moment is a moment of discovery. Through the magic of our friendly forest to the cozy classrooms, the environment welcomes every kid. Learning is a response to the environment. A natural facilitator raises the spirits high with giggles and wiggles, allowing children to think making stories, songs, verses, puppets a base. Lessons of language and wisdom of nature start children off their educational path. Children in our programs spend significant time outdoors. Research has demonstrated that active outdoor time fosters healthy social-emotional development, autonomy, helps to develop key learning skills related to executive function, and can be therapeutic in addressing attention deficit disorders. Being outdoors provide a wonderful context for inquiry-based and FASCP learning.

Candy Club play school children are trained & developed for five basic pillars of life; Art, Science, Construction, Philosophy & Farming. In integration they also receive a comprehensive foundation for school success, with explicit instruction in literacy, math and science.

Our developmentally NBL and NbECE appropriate curriculum also features FASCP:

  • Farming – through plantation, taking care of animals & cooking.
  • Art - through painting, clay modeling, designing, crafts.
  • Science – though research & experiments.
  • Construction – through wood art, building blocks and various other mediums. 
  • Philosophy – through storytelling, puppetry, and music.

All above mentioned features are integrated with the nature, play and exploration.

 

 

 

 

 

The children who attend Candy Club play school move on from play group to pre-nursery to nursery to elementary with solid academics, minds free to inquire and learn, bodies strong and able to work, hands ready to create, and hearts open to others and to the wonders of nature.

 

 

 

Facility               Age Level

Playgroup           1 to 2 1/2 years

Pre-Nursery        2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years

Nursery             3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years

Preparatory        4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years

Foundation 1         5 1/2 to 6 1/2 years

Day Care

Candy Club day care offers tailored high quality childcare for children aged 1 to 7 years. Using nature to nurture, we provide children with a wonderful introduction to their first independent steps in the world.

Having established Candy Club Play-School we have watched our school children thrive through outdoor learning and play. Seeing first-hand the positive impact a Forest School has on the children, and in response to demand, we decided to extend this opportunity to children by opening our unique Day Care. Through the magic of our beautiful outdoor setting we combine child care with education allowing children to flourish and grow as individuals. While we assure the parents to leave their children in our safe hands; we provide a foundation upon which children can learn whilst nurturing their personal and social development.

Fee Structure for Day Care

Admission Fee: PKR 25,000

Monthly Fee : PKR 22,500 (Full day 8am to 4pm)
Monthly Fee : PKR 12,500 (Halfday first half 8am to 12pm)
Monthly Fee : PKR 12,500 (Full day 12pm to 4pm)

The fee includes all the enriching educational material provided throughout the year.

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Registration Form!

Please fill out the registration form below. Once we have received your online form, our representative will get in touch with you to schedule an interview at the school. The Registration Fees is Rs 2500, parents will be required to pay prior to the admission's interview.

FAMILY INFORMATION

Candy Club
4.8
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SaMia Khan
SaMia Khan

2020-04-16T13:36:14+0000


Thinking of life and how it presents itself sometimes you realise your own paradigms shifting. What seemed better... earlier becomes a stress now or vice versa. Remembering our own childhood we were taught to believe as a culture how noble and prestigious every institute is that imparts 'ilm'. Those in direct contact with children were respected to no bounds or they snatched it which ever way they wanted and it was justified. Children had to conform to uniformity and anyone being different was either over smart or a failure. No child wanted the dreads both labels offered. So we all succumbed to cocooning ourselves and never showing the real strengths we had. Today's generation of adults has plethora of problems in their own heads let alone how they handle what issues come to them in their lives.
A very few of those children back then understood what's going on, showed preservance to the bombardment of tensions at childhood and today they show how courageous different can be.
One of such examples is Usama RQ... Who not only understood what the problem was, who children really are or should be but also took the charge to free them from the baseless immense pressures that are usually aimed at them from a very young age.
Candy club seems to be an entertainment non serious place but the benefit that it's actually spreading is incredible.The child they bring out of even adults is beautiful.
I found candy club when it was bamboos nails and a team of 2. The vision of alleviating childhood from its current state candid. The love children showed to this team told how much they were succeeding. I could tell then an amazing future is awaiting them. May Allah be with them
Alhamdulillah today when I see Candy Club as a tall building with enrichment unfolding more and more everyday it feels great. MashAllah.
Schools have been a business since they were made. The expressions of the innocent faces of children are a testimonial to its school. You see zombies in the name of discipline and a circus training camp. "Learn to read... Oh you couldn't do it. You failed." Really? Allah's creation failed?
I've seen my son write at the age of 4 random letters on a plank of wood in a garden in the free spirited and zealous learning environment that candy club creates. They empower the children and children never disappoint. Welcoming difference warmly and accepting every little brain with unique talents, it's candy club that brings it out and amazes the parents everyday. I wish schools knew what is the worth of humans while they produce machines, in candy club we see geniuses running around and being given standing ovations in every direction.
Thank you Usama for changing the meaning of learning,
thank you candy club for pioneering such a huge change. 🙂
Dr Samia Khan Ghauri
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Mariam Fatima
Mariam Fatima

2020-02-29T07:20:31+0000


Just visited the school today ! It was AMAZING!!!! I love their ideology and methodology! They were soo cooperative and... answered all our questions! I love their school and I wish them the best of luckread more

Asna Haroon
Asna Haroon

2020-01-05T09:21:19+0000


I Had an amazing experience with candy club.
Candy club is offering the best early childhood education programmes in... Karachi.
It’s the best place for your child to grow in a fun loving heathy and proactive environment. They focus on life skills and are nature based, inspired by Waldorf education system.
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Naila Abidi
Naila Abidi

2019-11-08T08:49:28+0000


The seedy look of the school, unprofessional attitude of the front office is just beyond words. School did not allow us... to see what it has to offer, after a wait of 1 hr informed us that child will be observed .read more

Aitadal Rameez
Aitadal Rameez

2019-08-31T14:19:35+0000


so today i am going to give the review about this amazing place ..... i have registered my daughter for weekend program... and trust me it was really amazing experience .... as my daughter is 2 year old her teacher shaheen planned her activities accordingly and she interact with her very humbly and calmly she is a wonderful person and love and take care of my daughter like her own kid ❤.... i realize many changes in her in just 4 week classes ... the way they train the child is highly appreciated and the didnt burdenize the child .... i highly recomend this place and wish them best of luck for future .... i also appreciate the way they treat every child ...... alayna is going to miss you all ❤❤ ... thank you for such a wonderful and friendly enviroment ....read more

Noor Ul Ain Alam
Noor Ul Ain Alam

2019-08-04T09:38:59+0000


Had a great interacting section on orientation day hope you people keep up with this awesome initiative of teaching our... children ..thumbs up to candy club teamread more

Sawera Sumair
Sawera Sumair

2018-12-28T15:59:48+0000


It was a wonderful experience. Learning here is always a treat. A great school with new ways of learning. The teachers... are great. Full of energy and enthusiasm.read more

Aneeta Baig
Aneeta Baig

2018-11-26T16:57:48+0000


Its is an amazing Forest school in actual meaning. My husband went with my daughter to their daddy let's bake, they... enjoyed thoroughly, keep it up with Good work (y)
oh Btw their team is excellent. especially their founder . He was very energetic 🙂
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Aiman Usman
Aiman Usman

2018-11-15T07:57:03+0000


One of the best schools in karachi with innovation and entirely different way of teaching, children are constantly in... touch with nature when at school. Plus, the school administration and staff are just like family, children get the same level of love and affection like home, best of luck Team Candy Club, keep rocking😊read more

Shumma Jibran
Shumma Jibran

2018-11-12T10:55:42+0000


That's the First event I think I know happened in Karachi where ONLY dad bonds with kids....really appreciate the... effort...kids are Not only a Mother responsibility... dad also give their special time ,kids are their responsibility too...N moms is also HUMAN she will get some free time from both the Hyper character of a house DAD N KIDS ....make the ticket price lower so more dads can avail with every child.read more

We’d love to hear from you!

‘Candy Club Online’ is an initiative to promote home based & distance learning via internet. Though, online education has been there for quite sometime, but the need was never felt this much, until now. Due to Covid-19 our mother earth has demanded a break & almost everyone is quarantined in their homes.

Like every other online education channel or blog, we will be coming up with learning material vowing along not to compromise the ‘Candy Club’ essence at all. Learning will be through activities with tons of objectives integrated, based on inquiry, skills & nature with a bucket full of fun & craze.
This initiative will also provide us with an opportunity to reach out a lot of children around in Pakistan & world wide, who, due to any reason can not be a part of Candy Club School.

Candy Club Online has three categories, ‘Readers Club‘, ‘Activities Zone‘ & ‘Homeschooling Series’. Where we will be offering free learning material for teachers and parents.

We know the love for Candy Club will attract children to the screens, which we don’t want; nurture through nature is what we preach & strongly believe in; therefore, we advise parents to limit the screen time of their children & if possible the entire family. Candy Club Online will be educating parents & teachers, for ‘children’ but our direct audience will not be children.

To keep the learning exciting for you all, initially, Candy Club Online plans to start on with activities based on material which can easily be found at home, followed up with more nature driven, intense, adventurous, crazy & more fun filled activities!

Happy Learning!

Founder & Director,
Ussama RQ.

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