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 Play 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 2.5 years
Pre-Nursery        2.5 to 3.5 years
Nursery              3.5 to 4.5 years
Preparatory        4.5 to 5.5 years

Weekend Programs

Candy Club ‘Weekend Program’

Days: Every Saturday
Timings: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Fee: PKR 3500 per month (inclusive of all the material)
Age group: 2 to 7 & 8 to 13

Any one activity to select from:
1. Pottery
2. Painting
3. Baking/ Cooking
4. Hippo Hockey
5. Modern Taekwondo
6. Archery
7. Woodworking
8. Swimming
9. Sculpting
10. Metalworking

The program starts on the 3rd of December 2022 and Ends on the 18th of February 2023

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 fee of PKR 3499 has to be submitted prior to the child’s observation/assessments.

* The registration fee is only applicable to Pre-School admissions.


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 & worldwide, 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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