Who we are

A great English speaking pre-school for children 2-5 years

English language environment

The first fully English speaking international pre-school in Sofia set up and run by expats since 1997

Beautiful mountain setting

ICCC is based in a beautiful, spacious and green location in Dragalevtsi, close to Vitosha Park

Active children who learn skills for life

An exciting social space where young children develop skills to be independent, creative, resilient and engaged learners

Lively international community, family events

We draw from the unique backgrounds of our international and local families to create a culturally rich learning environment

A happy place for every child

Our Groups

1.8-3 Years

Little Ladybirds

They discover about nature and the world around. They learn to play and share, to care independently about their basic needs, and develop their fine and gross motor skills.
3-4 Years

Big Busy Bees

They make discoveries about the world every day. They build a positive sense of themselves and of others, respect for others, social skills and a positive disposition to learn.
4-5 Years

Cheeky Chickens

They continue to develop their knowledge and skills through play, games, and directed learning activities. They build phonics and mathematical skills.
5-6 Years

Clever Kittens

They strike a balance between playing and more structured learning about the natural and man- made world. They learn operations with numbers and measurement, reading and writing.
Learning at ICCC

We make learning exciting with the International Early Years Curriculum, developed by Fieldwork Education, UK.

Core Curriculum

ICCC introduced the International Early Years Curriculum in 2017. IEYC uses international best practices, holistic enquiry and play-based approaches to cover all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development. It forges a seamless link between early and formal education. It offers 18+ learning units based around exciting themes which capture children’s natural curiosity

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Academic Learning

At ICCC children learn basic reading and writing skills through Jolly Phonics. The program uses the synthetic phonics method of teaching the letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. We help each child master basic mathematical concepts with special toolkits like Abacus Evolve.

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Extra activities

Science classes introduce children to the magic of science with plenty of experiments and hands-on learning • Music classes allow children to enjoy rhythm and singing. • Dance and karate keep children active and healthy. • Regular nature walks, Ski School and Green Week nurture children`s love of nature and the outdoors

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Our core value

What makes ICCC unique


Our status of a non-profit English kindergarten, run by a professional Director and a volunteer Board of Parents puts children’s interests at the heart of policy making.

Passionate teachers

Enthusiastic teachers with university degrees in preschool education who have lived abroad in English-speaking countries. They care deeply about their job and the children.

Balanced Learning

A daily schedule that balances play with arts, music, physical education and academics. We value play as the key driving force for children’s learning in early years.

We love sports

A wide variety of seasonal activities such as ski school, green school, tennis and football lessons, in addition to our regular twice-weekly karate and dance lessons.

International curriculum

Specialized UK- and US-based programs that teach positive interpersonal and communication skills, reading and math skills.

Multicultural environment

Rich multicultural environment where both local and international families blend their experiences and make a lively parent community.


Meet our team


What parents say


Do you have questions?
Call or visit us.

+359 879 403 677

Address: 20, Akademik Hristo Hristov Str., Dragalevtsi, Sofia 1415

Monday – Friday:
08:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Application Form




    *ATTENDANCE PLAN: 5 full days5 mornings (LLB and BBB only)



    *What language(s) is /are spoken at home?

    *Does your child speak English?

    *Does father speak English?

    *Does mother speak English?

    Have you already visited ICCC?

    If yes, when did you visit? If not, are you able to visit and when?

    Has the child been in a nursery / pre-school before? YesNo

    If yes, please give details below:

    HEALTH: Please indicate any medical concern of which the centre should be aware of (allergies, illness, medication, etc.)

    How did you hear about ICCC?

    ICCC Membership is annual and is paid in full for the school year in attendance (September – June). Attendance in July and August is optional. When a child joins after the start of the school year the fee is calculated proportionally. There is no discount for longer absences for holidays or other reasons.

    ICCC is open 12 months a year between the hours of 8.00a.m. to 18.00p.m.. While all care and attention will be given to safeguard the children during these hours, the Center will not be responsible for any injury caused beyond the control of staff. No responsibility will be taken outside working hours.

    ICCC admits children based on space availability and age. Priority is given to siblings, English native speakers and expat families.


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