Who we are and what we do

At PLAY, we strive to create a safe, creative and inspiring environment where children can play and learn together.

Since 2011, PLAY has been the premier childcare facility in Bahrain. Our founder Sama Yateem, mother and educator saw a need for a high-quality children’s center that incorporated education and fun, as well as convenience. In 2016, Yana Antoniadis, mother of three and successful entrepreneur, came on board as a partner and Operations Director of PLAY. Together, Sama and Yana envision an international brand for the PLAY name and continue to grow and diversify its programs, while instilling core concepts. They are what makes play, PLAY.

We believe in the old-fashioned value of play: children using their imagination to create and interact with the world around them. The PLAY concept innovatively combines interactive play with educational experiences, providing a unique environment for children to pretend, socialize and grow. Your child’s safety is our main concern. By creating a warm and friendly environment, parents feel confident about leaving their children in the highly capable hands of our PLAY Professionals. Our enthusiastic and caring staff make PLAY a space where children feel right at home and independent to choose their own way to PLAY. We create a secure, nurturing and inspiring environment.

To serve the education and children’s industries while encompassing values of imaginative play, diversity, and creativity, all into a one-of-a-kind hands-on play center that caters to both parents and children.

To bring PLAY to every corner of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the GCC Region. We are a play center that has strong community ties whereby developing and maintaining relationships with people and businesses locally is a priority.

At PLAY, we believe in the concept of hands-on experiential learning through play. We create a unique and interactive environment that is a replica of familiar occupational models. We invite children to use their imagination to explore the world around them. Through role play, we believe that children practice teamwork, use their imagination and develop important life skills resulting in effective socialization and problem-solving. We are here to help nurture creativity, to encourage togetherness, and to make learning more fun!

Giving back and helping those who are in need.

PLAY is committed to benefiting the community and is involved in many ongoing community projects to give back to the community. PLAY sponsors events for local organisations that focus on bettering the lives of orphans and children with special needs.

Meta-learning, also known as “learning to learn”, intends to design models that enable children to learn new skills or adapt to new environments rapidly. 

Looking for partners around the GCC Region!

By following our exacting standards developed in the PLAY Franchise Resource Package, You, the entrepreneurial investor, will achieve solid returns year-on-year.

With PLAY, envision yourself achieving employment independence, financial success, freedom to make your own decisions at work and, most of all, having fun, while building your own business and profits.

The PLAY Franchise Resource buy-in is tailored to fit each territory, demographic and franchisee investor.

So take a look inside the world of PLAY – an affordable and solid Franchise Reality!

Play Bahrain received the BEST BAHRAIN FRANCHISE BRAND by MENA Franchise Awards For Excellence in Franchising in 2016.