We are a premium international kindergarten located in the heart of
Bang Tao
A bright future starts with Little Lions!
About Us
Welcome to the Little Lions International Kindergarten!
Little Lions was founded by Dr. Frederic, a Canadian historian and language teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, working with pupils from all around the world. He is also our kindergarten director.
Little Lions follows the British curriculum and aspires to prepare its pupils for the most prestigious international schools.
All lessons are taught in English, by native speakers. They are accompanied by assistants who speak other languages, such as Russian, Chinese, French, German or Thai. All are trained educators and have done security background checks.
Little Lions is
A full-time kindergarten open 9:00-17:00 located in Bang Tao / Pa Sak
British standards of education (EYFS and KS1 programmes)
Native English teachers
A safe, playful and nurturing environment for kids age 2-7
Learning based on lessons, activities, sports and play
Our mission
To provide a safe, caring and playful environment for children of all nationalities, with learning focus on English language, nurturing individual skills, respect of others and civic responsibility. Our community strives to prepare young learners for further studies at top English and international schools all over the world.
Meet our director, Dr. Frederic Cyr
One of the owners and the director of Little Lions
Frederic was born in Canada and is a doctor in history (Ph.D.). He graduated from Union College in New York and the University of Montreal in Canada. His doctoral thesis "Paul Levi, rebelle devant les extrêmes: une biographie politique" was published as a book by the Presses Universitaires de l'Université Laval.

During his career, Frederic has been involved in academic research and teaching at many world class institutions such as Union College (New York State), Freie Universität, Berlin (Germany); The Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, Canada), the Moscow State University (Russia), the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and others. He is fluent in English, French, Russian and German.

Frederic is also the founder of the online school Imperial Standards (imprep.ru), which for the past 10 years has prepared children for the most prestigious schools in Europe and the USA, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Le Rosy, York University, King's College, Imperial College London, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, New York University, Wellington College, etc. This placement business continues to this day and Frederic maintains close personal ties with the institutions mentioned above and many others.

His newest project, Little Lions, is the natural continuation of his passion for helping children learn English and prepare for a highly successful future.

Frederic now lives in Bang Tao, Phuket, with his wife and three kids. All three speak English, French and Russian fluently.

He is looking forward to meeting you, future parents and pupils, who he hopes will thrive at Little Lions International Kindergarten.
Our groups
A full-time kindergarten open 9:00-20:00 located in Bang Tao British standards of education (EYFS and KS1 programmes)
Native English teachers
A safe, playful and nurturing environment for kids age 2-7
Learning based on lessons, activities, sports and play
The Ducklings
For our youngest learners, the focus, of course, will be on play, fun and getting used to the basics of English. Experienced nannies and educators are there to take care of their every needs.
Class size: 12
The Meerkats
In addition to playtime, our middle group will spend more time learning English actively, focussing on speaking, letters, and reading (phonics). They will also start maths lessons and sports.
Class size: 12
The Little Lions
Our older group will actively get ready for studies at English speaking schools. In addition to intensive English lessons, our older learners will work through the KS1 maths programme and begin preparation for verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests.
Class size: 12
Our academic programme
In addition to sports, play, games and arts, our academic programme (literacy, mathematics, and social studies) is loosely based on the British EYFS and KS1 curricula. However, it has been adapted for non-native English learners, as well as to our Thai environment.
Learning Approach based on play and active learning:
Our learning programme is loosely based on the EYFS and Key Stage 1 UK curriculum. We believe in the following characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
  • Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’
  • Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things
Rigorous academics at Key Stage 1:

Sports and activities at Little Lions

• Yoga
• Jumping and dancing
• Ball
• Music and singing
• Lego and 3D constructors
• Football
• Trampoline
• Chess and board games
• Painting
• Drawing
• Cooking
• Drama and acting
• Etc.
Care and safety
  • Highly qualified, caring and loving staff
  • Small teacher to student ration
  • Every room is equipped with air conditioning
  • Comfortable beds for napping
  • Safe environment
    padded walls in play areas, clean bathrooms and modern classrooms
  • Accessible high-definition cameras working around the clock
  • Simple, natural, and nutritious food
    morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner
09:00-09:45 - Drop-off and free activities
09:45-10:00 - Breakfast
10:00-10:45 - English language (Alphabet, phonics and reading)
10:45-11:00 - Indoor playground
11:00-11:45 - Mathematics in English
11:45-12:15 - Indoor playground
12:15-13:00 - Lunch and free activities
13:00-15:00 - Nap time (younger pupils)
13:00-14:00 - Science in English
14:00-15:00 - Drama class
15:00-15:15 - Snack and drinks and free activities inside
15:15-16:00 - Arts and craft
16:00-17:00 - Pick up time and free activities
17:00-20:00 - After-hour activities
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Our teachers
  • Matthew
    Little Lions Teacher
    Meet Teacher Matt, an incredible educator joining us from Ontario, Canada, bringing seven years of experience in teaching English around Southeast Asia. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Media Design, Teacher Matt has a special talent for creativity and making learning a blast! He's all about using active games, colourful pictures, and fun activities to teach English in the most enjoyable way. With Teacher Matt, learning English, and maths, becomes an adventure filled with laughter and discovery. Get ready to learn new words, play awesome games, and explore the wonders of language with our fantastic Teacher Matt!
  • Diana
    Meerkats Teacher
    Diana was born in Hungary and went to university there where she finished her Master’s degree in teaching. She has taught English as a second language to different age groups. She’s also a mother of two children age three and five. Diana enjoys working with children who remind her of what adults have sometimes long forgotten 🙂 Her lessons are play-based, dynamic and fun. Diana herself speaks fluent English, German and Hungarian.
  • Tatiana
    Ducklings Teacher
    Tatiana was born in Ukraine, in the city of Mirgorod. She then moved to Russia where she graduated from school in 1979 and entered the Pedagogical Institute of the Kimi Republic for preschool nutrition. After graduating from the institute, she worked for 5 years in a kindergarten in Ukhta. She entered the Institute of Physical Education later on. In kindergarten she worked as a teacher for younger group, for school preparation. She also has experience in food service. Tatiana currently live in Thailand and work at Little Lions where she heads the younger group. She has a son, Andrei.
  • Polina
    English and Dance Teacher
    Paulina was born in Russia, where she received a bachelor degree in Linguistics and pedagogics. She is also a certified EFL teacher.  Over the past 10 years, Polina has taught English in Russia, China and Thailand. For that matter, she's also an accomplished Chinese speaker and teacher, skill which come in handy at Little Lions, for our Chinese pupils. Travelling is Polina's first passion. She has been to more than 20 countries all around the world. Her second passion is dancing, which she has practiced and taught for many years. Her mom actually owns a dancing school in Russia, in which Polina has been constantly involved since she was a little girl. Dancing has always been part of her life.
  • Konstantin
    Physical Trainer and Psychologist
    Konstantin is an experienced sports coach as well as a child psychologist with over 10 years of experience in both fields. He is a karate master who has taught martial arts in Russia for many years, in Ekaterinburg, Moscow and Sochi. He’s also worked with several kindergartens, amongst which Little Lions here in Phuket. He is also the founder of Ensoway Martial Arts School. His mission has always been to engage kids in physical activity from an early age, to strengthen both mental and physical health, in preparation for a bright future.
Our assistant teachers
  • Kasimir
    Little Lions's Assistant Teacher, chess and 3D modelling computer teacher
    Kasimir was born in St-Petersburg. He is our newest and youngest teacher, with a life-long passion for English language and teaching. Before Little Lions, Kasimir taught individual English lessons both face-to-face and online and worked in Phuket as a kindergarten educator - for the past two years. At Little Lions, Kasimir brings youth and energy to his classes and during the activities he teaches. For instance, he is a seasoned and passionate chess player - certified as a Class D player in Russia. Hence, in addition to teaching English and assisting with various groups, Kasimir leads chess and 3D computer modelling classes.

  • Ya Janya
    Meerkats' Assistant Teacher
    Ya is from Phuket and has more than 20 years of experience both as a teacher and as a international school manager. She has a teaching degree from Ramkhamhaeng University and a B.A. in liberal arts from Phuket Rahabhat University. Amongst others, she has worked at the British International School of Phuket, as well as at the PPAO Muang School. At Little Lions, Ya helps our older group with English and maths studies. During breaks, she also loves to play and spend time with our younger pupils.
  • Nur Ameera
    Ducklings' Assistant Teacher
    Nur was born in Narathiwat, Thailand. She has had a life-long passion for English, which she speaks fluently, as well as teaching. She's a fully certified English teacher in Thailand and has been involved in various academic and teaching positions with young learners since 2018. With her pupils, Nur loves to draw, paint and read stories. She's also a passionate badminton player and we count on her to make our pupils move and play sports. Nur also speaks Thai, English, and Bahasa Malaysia.
  • Mai Supanan
    Secretary and assistant teacher
    Mai is a Phuket native who brings Little Lions invaluable experience in the field of international education. For the past 20 years, she has worked at various international schools in Phuket, such as QSI International School and PPAO Satit Ruampattana School. Mai has two teaching degrees: a B.A. in liberal arts from Phuket Rahabhat University and an education bachelor's degree from Sukothai University. She is also a Thai language teacher in her own right. At Little Lions, Mai helps implement a rigorous English programme, taking into consideration Thai specificities. She also assists our director, Frederic, in all things relating to management, accounting, organisation and certification.
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9/69 Soi Pa Sak 5/1, Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110
Phone: +66 96 751 4582
Email: info@littlelionsphuket.com
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