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Preschool & Kindergarten
in Bayan Lepas, Penang

Cherie Hearts International Preschool & Kindergarten with Daycare and Nursery Facilities:
Bayan Lepas Branch, Penang

Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas is located within the city of George Town. In the mid 1970’s this new township was created, and has since become a major suburb of a greater Penang metropolitan area. This makes Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas a popular choice among parents who want to send their children for infant care, childcare, preschool or kindergarten in the area.

Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas programs & operating hours 

We understand that a majority of the parents are working and thus, we are a kindergarten in Penang that aims to support families with our long hours. The parents do not have to rush to work after drop off or rush from work to pick up their children.  Our operating hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

At Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas, our programme caters to infants from two months to preschoolers aged 6. One of our goals is to prepare our students for mainstream primary school or elementary grade international school. 

Programmes available at Cherie Hearts are as follows:

Infant Care 2 months to 17 months old
Playgroup 1 18 months old to 2 years old
Playgroup 2 3 years old
Nursery 4 years old
Kindergarten 1 5 years old
Kindergarten 2 6 years old

Considering the current pandemic situation, Cherie hearts also provides Virtual Learning Classes for the aforementioned age groups.

Our understanding of online teaching for kindergarten and other age groups equips us to provide quality education and learning to your child using virtual learning techniques.

Why send your child to Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas 

Cherie Hearts Baya Lepas is the first choice for many parents when it comes to daycare, nursery and kindergarten. Here are some reasons why:

Class size

We keep our classes small so that we can focus on each child. Individual attention for each child ensures that all our children are learning, growing and hitting their developmental milestones. Small classes also mean better safety for our students. 

Our student-teacher ratio is as follows:

  • Infant care – 1:3
  • Playgroup 1 – 1:5
  • Playgroup 2 – 1:5
  • Nursery – 1:10
  • Kindergarten 1 & 2 – 1:12


We aim for the highest standard of excellence at our centre and work hard to be the best kindergarten in Penang Island. Cherie Hearts have won the best Childcare and Preschool awards in Malaysia for 2 consecutive years in 2015 & 2016. We are happy that our hard work and diligence have been recognized as we continue to provide high-quality child care and education to our little ones. 

Special programs offered

In addition to the main programmes, Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas also provides student care for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old. This is suitable for working parents who need someone to watch their children during their workdays. 

Emergency care and customized hour flexi care is available for infants from 2 months to 12 years old. We also run enrichment programmes for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Remedial classes are also available. 

Student Care 7 years old to 12 years old
Emergency Care 2 months old to 12 years old
Flexi Care (Customized Hour) 2 months old to 12 years old
Enrichment Programmes 4 years old to 12 years old

Other facilities

Cherie Hearts is a preschool in Penang that sits on 4,500 square feet and this generous space means plenty of room for our little Cherians to grow in. Facilities at Cherie Hearts Baya Lepas include a huge indoor playground where kids can run and play even during rainy days. 

We know that a good reading habit is important and thus, our library is fully stocked with books suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. If your child loves science experiments, our science lab will nurture this interest. We also have a music lab and art room where children are free to create their masterpieces. 

Meal times are in our dining room, where children will enjoy nutritious meals. Our healthy menu is specially crafted by a nutritionist as healthy children learn better. We also have a sick bay where your child will be cared for if your child is feeling unwell. 


At Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas, we believe that every child should be developed holistically. In addition to academic knowledge, we also provide children with the opportunity to develop their skills, and abilities and to understand disposition and feelings. 

We’ve crafted a curriculum that enables children to meaningfully engage and discover answers to their questions. We provide the opportunity for children to think and problem solve, and thus, give them the confidence to face life challenges. 

Our curriculum is a Trilingual programme and we give equal focus to all of the three main languages that are spoken in Malaysia. Children are able to pick languages up quickly and thus, we teach English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia from 18 months (Playgroup 1) onwards.

If you want to know more about our unique curriculum and discover how it will benefit your child, come and visit us. We’ll be glad to show you around our centre. 

Activity-based learning

Activity-based learning is a big part of our curriculum as children who are actively involved in the learning process are better able to understand the concepts that are being taught as well as retain the information that they have learnt. 

Activity-based learning also encourages our students to be independent and inquisitive. The self-directed learning encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning experiences and this is an essential skill that will help them as they move to primary or elementary school. 

How to get to Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas 

Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas is easily accessible by car and our strategic location means easy drop-off and pick up for parents. 

Please refer to the google map link to our precise address and location of Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas for your convenience of finding us.

Things about Bayan Lepas, Penang that you should know

Located in Penang, Bayan Lepas is the island’s main industrial hub. Home to the Free Industrial Zone, the Penang International Airport and the island’s biggest shopping mall, Bayan Lepas is a charming township. 

A quick half-hour drive via the Bayan Lepas Expressway will bring you to Georgetown. Numerous international companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Bosch have plants in this town. 

A brief history

Bayan Lepas is believed to have been founded in the later part of the 19th century by a Sumatran family. The town got its name from an incident that occurred when the family arrived. Their pet parakeet escaped and thus, the name Bayan Lepas, which means ‘escaped parakeet’ in the Malay language. 

The first-ever civilian airport within British Malaya was built in 1935. The Bayan Lepas Airport eventually became the Penang International Airport in 1979. Bayan Lepas was a rural village till the 1970s. Its economy was reliant on rice farming and this small town was once famous for being the ‘rice bowl’ of Penang. 

Bayan Lepas’ Free Industrial Zone was launched in 1972 to help overcome rising unemployment rates. This move by Lim Chong Eu, the Chief Minister of Penang in the 1970s was key in reversing Penang’s economic slump. 

Bayan Lepas continued to grow over the years and become known as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’. Bayan Lepas continued to develop and this has resulted in the modernization of Penang’s eastern coast. 


Bayan Leaps is a large township that includes neighbourhoods such as Sungai Ara, Batu Maung as well as Bayan Baru. Malaysia’s 2010 National Census show that there was a population of 122,654 in this ‘mukim’. 

According to data from this census, 47% of Bayan Lepas’s population was formed by Ethnic Malays, closely followed by Chinese who were 37%, 8% of Indians and the other 7% comprising of foreigners.



The electronics and engineering sectors have been the stronghold of the town. Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone has developed to the ‘Silicon Valley of the East.’ Motorola was the first multinational firm to set up their plant in Bayan Lepas, and others followed.

As a result of the multinational companies, the town has benefited from foreign direct investment (FDI).  In 2015, Penang attracted RM4.5 billion worth from the latter, with the highest funds going to the manufacturing sector. The Free Industrial Zone has helped develop the manufacturing sector which is currently making 44.6% of Penang’s total Gross Domestic Product as per 2016.

Service outsourcing

In current years, the Penang state government has provided funds to develop Bayan Baru to a Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) hub. The investments include Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)-status infrastructure, a good example being SUNTECH Tower and One Precinct. Other multinational companies such as Zurich Insurance, Keyence and Celestica are also setting business outsourcing centers.


The nearby neighborhood of Batu Maung is a fisheries center. It has a deepwater fishing port and a headquarters of WorldFish Center, a global non-profit fisheries research organization and Malaysia’s Fisheries Development Authority’s Fisheries Research Institute.



The Penang International Airport is one of the major airports in Peninsular Malaysia. It is the oldest civilians’ airport. It was completed back in 1935 when Penang was part of the British crown colony.

The proximity of Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone allows easy transportation of products to and from the industries. It also connects Penang with major cities such as Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Doha, and Ho Chi Minh City.


Bayan Lepas is connected to the Malay Peninsula through the Second Penang Bridge, which connects Batu Maung on Penang Island with Batu Kawan in Seberang Perai.

Rapid Penang bus routes 308, 302, 401 and 401E have stops within Bayan Lepas proper. Routes 102, 306, 401 and 401E serve Penang International Airport.

We’d love to hear from you! Contact Cherie Hearts Bayan Lepas today at 04-6386 3000. We will be at your service and assistance at any time convenient to you.For more information on Cherie Hearts, visit our website at www.cheriehearts.com.my

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