French Ateliers

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1.5 to 6 years old

Our Aim

French Ateliers offer a personalised instruction based on an immersive, communicative and action-oriented pedagogy.

The objective of the French ateliers is to develop the level of French of each child, regardless of his or her exposure to French in the family environment and his or her initial level..

Our very small classes offer children a safe and caring space where everyone receives the attention essential to their development from our teaching team.

By working with the family, the entire educational team helps each child, depending on their age and exposure to French, to enrich their vocabulary, strengthen their language structure and discover the written language.

Our teaching approach

We offer a rigorous, innovative and caring teaching that promotes child’s personal development.

Limited to 6 children per teacher, our French Ateliers offer a serene and caring environment. Our teachers have the necessary and essential time to devote to each child. At the same time, the children work and play together.
Each child is unique, with his or her own personality, strengths, and learning rhythm. Our lessons are therefore adapted and personalized.
Your child is immersed in a French environment. The stories are told in French, the songs are French, the instructions are given in French. During all activities, children are constantly invited to express themselves in French. 
Lessons allow children to discover French culture by following the important dates that punctuate the year in France: the Galette des rois, carnival, spring gardening, summer holidays, back-to-school, Halloween and Christmas.
Reading a story and teaching a song to children means developing their vocabulary, reinforcing the construction of their sentences and, for the older ones, introducing them to phonology.
Each activity is designed by our teachers to create a situation of language exchange with each child.
Transparency and communication with families are very important. We use modern communication tools to keep in touch with families at all times.

Our team

All the teachers from La Maternelle are fully qualified and certified with a relevant experience in the network of the AEFE or in France. Among them:


Primary school teacher with more than 10 years of experience in National Education, Marine has taught in France and also abroad, notably at the Lycée français de Los Angeles.

Art Teacher

Serena is an enthusiastic arts teacher with over 10 years of experience in local and international schools. She studied at London University of the Arts.


Paul created La Maternelle in 2013. Arriving in Hong Kong in 2009, he first worked at the Lycée Français International and taught in an international school.

Our brand new premises

We just moved into brand new premises specially conceived to receive young children.  With 3 classrooms and a big atrium, we provide to children a fully equipped, bright and safe environment.

La Maternelle – French Education Centre is a registered school within the Education Bureau of Hong Kong. Therefore, we comply with all the requirements in terms of safety.

Hours & fees

3 age groups are provided:

1.5 to 2.5 years old (1h only) – 2.5 to 4 years old – 4 to 6 years old

Classes are sold by 10s or 20s.

Once a week

hkd 570 Per 90min class
  • From Monday to Friday
    4pm to 5.30pm
  • On Saturday
    From 9am to 5pm
  • Eclusively in French

Twice a week

hkd 525 Per 90min class
  • From Monday to Friday
    4pm to 5.30pm
  • On Saturday
    From 9am to 5pm
  • Eclusively in French


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From 8.15am to 6pm

3f Hang Wai Commercial Building
231-233 Queen's Road East
Wan Chai