Bring Chess for Kids to Your Childcare Centre

Did you know kids as young as three can learn to play chess?

Learning chess helps kids develop key life skills such as problem-solving, concentration, turn-taking, and emotional intelligence. Chess also helps kids who struggle to relate to their peers, such as those with ASD, make friends and improve their confidence.

So, it’s no wonder so many early childhood educators and carers are introducing chess for kids in their childcare centres with our Chess Mates Childcare program!

Chess ages 2-10

Chess for kids made easy

Our Chess Mates Childcare program makes teaching chess to preschool-aged children fun and easy.

Your program license includes all the materials your educators and carers need to teach chess for kids, including our Chess Mates books, music, and video content.

Designed for teaching kids ages three and up, our materials will support your team to lead fun, interactive, and engaging 30-minute chess lessons. The kids in your care will love learning chess through singing, rhymes, mini-games, and stories, like the tale of “Bob the Bishop”, who likes chocolate ice cream so much, he only moves on black squares.

(Brisbane childcare centres can also opt to have a Chess Mates teacher visit and run classes in person.)

Emotional intelligence and chess

Chess Mates Kids Playing Chess

Unlike traditional chess lessons, which position chess as a sport with winners and losers, the Chess Mates Childcare program uses chess to help kids regulate their emotions, address failure and adversity, and improve their self-awareness – all while having fun.

Through our lessons, even young kids will quickly learn to drop the tears and stomping when they lose a piece (or a game), and instead react positively and constructively to challenges.

Chess will also help the kids in your care foster critical, creative, and original thinking, as well as independent decision-making.

Get your Chess Mates Childcare license today

If you want the benefits of chess for kids at your childcare centre, the Chess Mates Childcare license is for you.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring chess for kids to your childcare centre today!

Simply drop us a line at and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

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MD Cannon HillHave you been looking for extra-curricular activities for your childcare centre that don’t fall into the same old categories of “sports” and “dancing”?

Chess classes for kids are a great extra-curricular activity for childcare centres that strive to offer a nurturing, learning-oriented environment that prepares kids for school and provides them with a real head-start on life and learning.

If you would like to learn more about how you can introduce chess classes to your childcare centre, send us a message, or call 1300 Chess Mates (1300 243 776).