And although for a large part of the children in the city under the hills, there are places in childcare facilities, there are still parents who prefer private facilities


In the middle of last month, the results of the first ranking for the 2024/2025 academic year for admission to kindergartens and another ongoing one for admission to nurseries in Plovdiv were published.

2,197 vacancies were announced for it, and 2,522 children born in 2021 took part. They will attend kindergarten from September 15 in the first age group. The data shows that 2,033 children are already on the placement lists for one of up to five childcare facilities declared by parents, with most of them being first-preference placements. After the first stage of enrollment, 1,010 vacant places have been announced for the upcoming second ranking for admission at the beginning of June 2024.

And although for a large part of the children in the city under the hills, there are places in childcare facilities, there are still parents who prefer private facilities, where traditionally the groups are smaller and because of this the kids can get more personal attention.

We’ve selected the most recommended among them so that you can make an informed choice.

Valshebstvo Private Kindergarten

Valshebstvo Private Montessori Kindergarten opened its doors on September 15, 2019 in Plovdiv. Its mission is quality education and upbringing of children from 2 to 7 years of age.

The kindergarten strives to create a calm and harmonious atmosphere, encouraging the independence and free choice of children, interacting with an environment prepared to support their work, and allowing them to participate in their own learning actively.

It’s located in the Central Region.

Detstvo Moe Private Kindergarten

Detstvo Moe private all-day kindergarten focuses on studying art and foreign languages ​​. It carries the spirit of artistic values ​​through its unique design - handmade art furniture of natural materials, murals, and paintings. All this helps the little ones to enter the world of magic, games, and dreams come true through the magic of art.

The kindergarten has a room for games and sports, a children's library, a mini theater, an art room, corners for games and relaxation, sanitary facilities, security, a kitchen with a varied menu, a medical office, and a large landscaped yard for fun games and pleasant emotions.

They have two branches - in the central part of the city and in the Komatevo district.

Joy Private Kindergarten

JOY Private English Language Kindergarten was established in 1992 and is the first private kindergarten in Plovdiv. It is approved by the Ministry of Education and offers training and education to children from 3 to 7 years of age.

In Joy Kindergarten, there is an atmosphere of trust between the teacher and the children. They are calm, communicate freely, and build their desired social status in the kindergarten. The teacher-child relationship is based on love, care, and understanding. The individual approach helps each child to reveal their gifts and talents.

It’s located in the Northern Region.

Daga ot Mechti Private Kindergarten

The philosophy of Daga ot Mechti Private Kindergarten is based on the idea of the overall development of the child's personality through adaptation, individualization and integration of activities, security and support, self-affirmation, and freedom of choice. The kindergarten offers:

All-day mode - from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m 

Half-day mode - from 8.30 to 12.00 

Preparatory group 

The education is conducted according to program systems approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 4 age groups. 

It’s located in the Southern Region.

Of course, there are also quite a few hybrid models between a kindergarten and a childcare center, and where the best place for your child is, is a matter of personal choice, preferences, and feeling.