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Play-Based Scandinavian Education.

Papagoya is a play-centric learning space that follows the Norwegian Kindergarten Framework for the pre-primary years and incorporates the Pedagogy of Play Framework in its School.

Papagoya Kindergarten

The Papagoya Kindergarten follows the Norwegian Curriculum, and offers a play-based learning program for children from ages 1 year to 6 years. We are a full day Kindergarten that believes in a holistic learning experience for children, while also enabling working parents to pursue their ambitions and passions. 

Papagoya School

The Papagoya School is a continuation of our playful learning approach in our Kindergarten and the pedagogy is deeply rooted in children learning through the joy of play across all ages. It is built on the beliefs and practices of a playful pedagogy and the school’s culture is rooted in respect - for the uniqueness in understanding, ability, interest and passion of every child. 


Our Core Philosophy


The child will always be at the center of all we do 


We are independent, confident, empathetic, secure and gentle people 


We meet everyone with recognition and respect for who they are 


Joy and Play will always be integral to all we do


We will always encourage curiosity, creativity and a desire to learn

Resources & News

Helen Issar honored and recognized by the UN and Ford Foundation

UN Women supported by the Ford Foundation launched a book called “Hum: when women lead” featuring 75 stories of women leadership in India. Our founder, Helen Issar was featured in this powerful anthology that chronicles the extraordinary journeys of resilient women across India and myriad ways women have challenged and reshaped societal norms, overcoming personal, communal barriers, with unwavering determination and courage.

The Papagoya Story Shelf 

From New York Times bestsellers to Popular Indian books, the Papagoya Story Shelf is where the Playmakers and students of Papagoya school read aloud their favorites. 

The Papagoya Playmakers Channel

As a resource for everyone to enjoy, the Papagoya Playmakers Channel on Youtube entertains, educates and enlightens. This story by Leo Lionni is all about colour mixing. Join the two best friends- Little Blue & Little Yellow, as they go on a wonderful adventure together!
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