Jardim das Crianças de Maputo (JCM) offers a bilingual (Portuguese and English) playschool programme for children ages 1-5 years that:

  • focuses on the whole child, including their physical, emotional, social and mental development
  • tailors child care and learning to the individual needs of each child
  • offers a safe, nurturing and child-friendly environment that encourages exploration, independence, creativity, curiosity, empathy, compassion and friendship
  • gives children the tools they will need to become life-long learners
  • celebrates individuality and embraces diversity
  • gives children ample opportunities to explore their strengths and interests at their own pace
  • offers a diverse indoor and outdoor environment with a wide range of daily activities and experiences that are important for healthy development and learning
  • Small teacher/student ratios of 1:6
  • Fully qualified and trained educators.


It is the treasures of the heart – inner qualities such as spiritual strength, character and humanity – that will ensure the true happiness of the child – Buddhist saying



 Hours (Mon to Fri)


Half day: 8:00am – 12:00pm (or 1pm including lunch)
Full day: 8:00am – 4:00pm*

(*1pm on Fridays)


Term 1: January to June
Term 2: August to December

  Location: Avenida Marginal No. 9211, Bairro Triunfo, Maputo, Mozambique

Directions: Drive towards Costa do Sol on Avenida Marginal. JCM is in a terracotta coloured house on the left, one block before Super Mares shopping centre. Just after the Dona Alice roundabout. 


For more information contact:

Michelle Smith,
Tel: +258 84 693 3226,
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