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THE NEW AGE PARENTS

2016/2017

School searching

Types of early childhood approaches in Singapore

Does junior really need it?

Questions to ask before signing up for that class

Time to soar

Enrich your child with help from the experts

You are doing just fine

Prepping for the journey ahead

Find a centre nearest to your home

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EDITOR’S NOTE

LET’S GO TO SCHOOL

A mum asked me if I knew of any preschools with good teachers around her area as she was thinking of changing the current school. The preschool had a solid curriculum, was reputable and had been around for many decades in the industry. However, she felt that her son’s teacher was not passionate about her job, and it showed in her dealings with the kids. Another mum shared how she pulled out of her daughter’s school just weeks after she signed the enrolment papers. Her daughter would sob every day and although she knew this was normal in most toddlers and a passing phase, as a first-time mum then, it was very difficult to bear. Is it possible to find the ‘right’ or ‘perfect’ childcare centre or Kindergarten for your child? After months of hard work and searching, the answer is now in your hands - our latest labour of love, the first edition of The New Age Parents Enrichment and Resource Guide. What makes a Reggio-inspired preschool different from an arts-based one? What does it mean if a childcare centre is SPARK certified? What are the things to consider before you enrol? We discuss these issues in our Preschool section. Enrichment programmes are aplenty, with each program having their own unique points. How do we narrow down to which programme is best-suited for our child? In our Enrichment section, we review several centres to discover their programmes. How can we make learning engaging and fun for our kids? A panel of experts share their advice in our Experts Corner. Going to school can be scary. Not just for kids, but for parents too. In our Just for Parents section, we address some of the above questions and share insights on how you can make the home-to-school transition less stressful. The early foundation years are the most important. As you navigate the preschool and enrichment terrain, I hope this guide will deepen your understanding of what works best for you and your child. Wishing you and your child many enriching years ahead! My best,

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contents The New Age Parents Enrichment and Resource Guide 2016/2017

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54 Did you forget something? 60 Optimize Synchronise 61 Spell it out 62 For the love of reading 66 Picture this 72 To speak, or not to speak? 74 Made for Mandarin 76 Make it count 78 Stay to play 86 Time for a dip

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EXPERTS CORNER 47 Meet our panel 49 Whole me right

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94 Life’s little ABCs 96 Off to school now 98 What did you do this time? 102 You are doing just fine

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105 Enrichment centres 115 Childcare centres and Kindergartens


THE NEW AGE

ENRICHMENT & PRESCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE 2016/2017

EDITORIAL TEAM Editor Michelle Ang Writers Dorothea Chow, Jenny Tai & Rachel Lim Contributors Heather Yew & Melisa Neo Art Director Michelle Ang Coverpage Model Simone Isobel Khoh Jing Yi Photography Yew Kwang from Photography by Yew Kwang Marketing Head and Advertising Sales Director Elaine Lau For advertising enquiries, email us at advertise@thenewageparents.com Web Development Director Seow Poh Heng If you wish to contribute to us, email us at support@thenewageparents.com While every care is taken in the production of this resource guide, the publisher, editor and editorial team assume no responsibility for any inaccuracies and omission, which might arise. Opinions by the contributors and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publisher and the editor. The articles in the resource guide are for references only. While every care has been taken to ensure that information contained in the publication is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. The New Age Parents gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of any information or advice contained, or that it is suitable for the reader’s intended use. The New Age Parents Enrichment and Preschool Resource Guide 2016/2017 is published by New Age Consulting Pte Ltd. Company registration no. 201205394N. MCI (P) 224/04/2016. Printed by Chin Long Printing Pte Ltd. Company registration no. 199400035K. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher.

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preschool

Learn about the various early childhood methods adopted in preschools here and find out how to choose the best school for your child. 8


CDA? ECDA? SPARKS? Here are important abbreviations to know before you enrol your child to a new centre. By Rachel Lim Child Development Account (CDA) The Child Development Co-Savings Scheme is part of the Marriage and Parenthood Package. The scheme includes a cash gift and Government matching savings in the child’s CDA – a special savings account. You will have up to 12 years to save in your child’s CDA. The Government will match your savings in the CDA within two weeks. You can use the savings in the CDA to pay for all your children's expenses at various Baby Bonus Approved Institutions (AIs)

including kindergartens and child care centres.

Development (MSF), and is hosted under MSF.

Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)

Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease (HFMD)

ECDA serves as the regulatory and developmental authority for the early childhood sector in Singapore, overseeing key aspects of children’s development below the age of seven, across both kindergartens and child care centres. ECDA is an autonomous agency jointly overseen by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family

HFMD is a viral infection caused by a group of enteroviruses, most commonly the Coxsackie virus. Both adults and children can be affected, but young children below five years old are more susceptible. A child with HFMD may suffer from some of these common signs and symptoms: Fever; Sore throat; Mouth ulcers on the inside of the mouth or 9


sides of the tongue; Rash (flat or raised spots) or small blisters on palms of hands, soles of feet, and/ or buttocks; Lethargy; and/ or poor appetite. HFMD is endemic in Singapore and became legally notifiable in Oct 2000, i.e. medical practitioners, childcare centres, kindergartens with HFMD outbreaks must notify the Ministry of Health.

programmes in a safe and conducive environment.

Infant Care

This applies to families whose children are enrolled in Kindergartens operated by Anchor Operators or the Ministry of Education, earning a gross household income of $6000 or less each month, or larger families with a monthly per capita income of $1500. Fee assistance is up to $160 per month, with lower income households receiving more.

Infant Care services cater to children aged between two months to 18 months. These centres provide full-day and half-day care programme for infants and toddlers. On top of providing working parents with reliable care services, centre based infant care providers strive to meet and develop the physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs of the infant in a safe and conducive environment.

Child Care Centres Child Care Centres provide full-day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of seven years old. On top of providing working parents with reliable care services, Child Care Centres have programmes aimed at education and development for preschool children, through effective early childhood education 10

Kindergarten Kindergartens usually operate three to four hours classes for children aged three to six in pre-Nursery, Nursery, K1 & K2. They may be church-based or MOEregistered.

Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)

Parent-Teacher Conference Parent-Teacher Conferences or Meetings are platforms where parents discuss their children’s progress in school with their teachers. These conferences and meetings are typically scheduled once half-yearly after each semester. The topics of discussion may include personal and physical development, literacy skills such as reading ability, as well as social and emotional development.

Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK) SPARK is a quality assurance framework to assist preschools in Singapore in raising their quality. SPARK Assessment has been implemented since January 2011. Currently, 409 preschools in Singapore are SPARK-certified. These preschools have met the baseline quality standards in areas such as Curriculum, Pedagogy and Health, Hygiene & Safety. Currently, 56 preschools have attained SPARK Certification (Commendation). This recognises centres with strong teaching and learning practices which include a well-designed and integrated curriculum, and strong pedagogies to support children's holistic development in an environment conducive for learning.

Staff-Child Ratio Staff-child ratios are one of the means to ensure safety, well-being and development of children in child care centres and kindergartens. The ratios range from one educarer to five infants, to one teacher to 25 kindergarten-age children. The ratios are lower for younger children as they require closer supervision.


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School searching Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Multiple Intelligences and HighScope. How many of these names are you familiar with? Rachel Lim and Michelle Ang round up the types of early childhood approaches out there.

Montessori

The Montessori approach takes its name from Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator (1870-1952). Dr. Montessori first became interested in education while caring for mentally challenged children 12

in a psychiatric clinic in Rome. Her creative and original practices, including a combination of sensory-rich environments and handson experiential techniques, elicited positive learning behaviours from children left behind by society then.

KEY FEATURES: Respect for the child This is the cornerstone on which all other Montessori principles rest. The prepared classroom environment Each classroom is equipped with materials that first


teach through the senses and later lead to reading, writing, advanced mathematics, problem solving, geography, science and cultural studies. The logical, sequential nature of the environment provides orderly structures that guide discovery. The Montessori preschool classroom is a ‘living room’ for children. Children choose their activities from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves.  The absorbent mind Montessori believes that children educate themselves. Children are born to learn, and they are remarkable learning systems. However, what they learn depends greatly on their teachers, experiences, and environments.  Mixed age grouping Children in Montessori schools are mixed within an age band. The young child in each band is surrounded by role models a little more developed than himself. Similarly, the older child finds himself in a position of responsibility, and by showing younger children what he knows, affirms to himself, the extent of his learning. Cooperation replaces competition as the driving force within these mini-societies.

 Normalisation This is Montessori’s special term for the process whereby characteristics including initiative, selfdiscipline, concentration, independence, a love of purposeful activity, and compassion manifest in the child. When children are allowed freedom in an environment suited to their needs, they blossom. After a period of intense concentration, working with materials that fully engage their interest, children appear to be refreshed and contented. Through continued concentrated activity of their own choice, children grow in inner discipline and peace. This ‘normalisation’ is the most important result of Montessori education. Ms Portia Jansen, a Lead Teacher with ten years of experience in the Montessori Method shares that understanding and appreciating the Method is crucial for parents before placing their children in this setting. “Inquire from other parents who have children in a Montessori setting and be patient as the 'academic progress' takes a while to show as the setting caters to independence before any other aspect takes place.” She encourages parents to visit the school

of choice and ask as many questions to clarify any doubts. PRESCHOOLS ADOPTING THE MONTESSORI METHOD: Early Years Montessori, www.earlyyears.edu.sg Brighton Montessori, www. brightonmontessori.com.sg Modern Montessori International, modernmontessori.com Montessori for Children, www.montessori.edu.sg

Reggio Emilia

The Reggio Emilia Approach was developed by a teacher named Loris Malaguzzi, and the parents of the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. After the war, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning. The assumption was that people form their own personality during the early years of development and that children are endowed with 'a hundred languages" - a hundred ways of expressing themselves such as drawing, sculpturing, dramatic play and writing. At the centre of its philosophy, the Reggio Emilia approach believes in the natural development of children and the close relationships children forge with their environment. 13


KEY FEATURES:  Children must have some control over the direction of their learning.  Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing.  Children have a relationship with other children and with materials in the world that they are allowed to explore.  Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.  Much of the instruction at Reggio Emilia schools takes place in the form of projects where they have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesize, question, and discuss to clarify their understanding.  Children are also viewed as social beings and a focus is made on the child in relation to other children, the family, the teachers, and the community rather than on each child in isolation. REGGIO EMILIA-INSPIRED PRESCHOOLS:  Blue House Nursery and International School, www. bluehouseinternational.com  Odyssey the Global Preschool, theodyssey.sg  The Children's Place, www. thechildrensplace.com.sg  White Lodge, www. whitelodge.com.sg 14

Waldorf Steiner

Developed in 1919 by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrain philosopher and scientist, Waldorf Education is based on an understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child. Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child- the heart and the hands, as well as the head.

verbal instruction.  Sufficient time, space and equipment are allowed for creative play to unfold.  The impact of sensory experience in childhood is considered vital.  In the Waldorf programme under the the Waldorf Steiner Education Association Singapore, use of plastics are discouraged in their programmes.  There are also no academics before Primary

Photo: Waldof Steiner Education Association Singapore

KEY FEATURES:  For the first seven years, Waldorf early childhood education aims to work with, the child’s natural inclination to be active.  Children are taught through imitation and example as educational approaches rather than

One and parents are asked to limit exposure to TV, social media, computer, or video games.  Children use proper chinaware for drinking and eating, and play with handmade toys from natural materials and sit on wooden chairs.  Numeracy is learnt


through practical domestic work like cooking and bread making.  Literacy skills are nurtured through daily story-telling, singing and recitation of poetry and verses.  The approach is also built upon active parent participation in all areas of school life.  The Waldorf approach is built on parternship between educators and parents, says Ms Carine Seror, a Nursery teacher with Waldorf Steiner Education Association Singapore. “We organise ‘Open-mornings’ events regulary to give interested families opportunities to vist our premises and meet the teachers. We also hold talks and workshops on children development and education for the public.” WALDORF STEINER PROGRAMMES IN SINGAPORE:  Waldof Steiner Education Association Singapore, www.facebook.com/WaldorfSteinerEducationAssociationSingapore  Whole Child Nurture Centre, kampungsenang. org/wheels-of-nurture/ whole-child-nurture-centre

Multiple Intelligences

This model was proposed by Harvard University Professor,

Howard Gardner, in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. He identified eight types of intelligences that every individual has the capacity to possess. This allowed educators to identify various strengths and weaknesses in children and also challenged the idea of measuring intelligence using IQ. KEY FEATURES: Visual/Spatial Involves visual perception of the environment. It is the ability to create and manipulate mental images, and the orientation of the body in space. Verbal/Linguistic Involves reading, writing, speaking and conversing in one’s own or foreign languages. Logical/Mathematical Involves number skills, recognising patterns and relationships, timeliness and order, and the ability to solve different kinds of problems through logic. Bodily/Kinaesthetic Involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities. Musical Involves understanding and expressing oneself through music and rhythmic movements or dance, or composing, playing or conducting music.

Interpersonal Involves understanding how to communicate with and understand other people and how to work collaboratively. Intrapersonal Involves understanding one’s inner world of emotions and thoughts, and growing in the ability to control them and work with them consciously. Naturalist Involves understanding the world of nature, noticing their characteristics and categorising them. PRESCHOOLS THAT INCORPORATE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: Preschool for Multiple Intelligences, www.pmi.com. sg ChildFirst, www.childfirst. com.sg Posso Preschool, www. possopreschool.com

HighScope

HighScope was developed in Michigan, USA, in the 1960’s by the Director of Special Services in the Public School District, David Weikart. The HighScope Method draws on educational teachings of Jean Piaget, John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky. KEY FEATURES: Comprehensive curriculum content Content areas are organised 15


in eight main categories: Approaches to learning, social and emotional development, physical development and health, language, literacy, communication,mathematics, creative arts, science and technology and social studies.  Active participatory learning Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children’s interests and choices are at the heart of HighScope programmes.They construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. In active learning settings, adults expand children’s thinking with diverse materials and nurturing interactions.  Scaffolding Vygotsky referred to the zone of proximal development as the area between what children can accomplish on their own and what they can do with the help of an adult or another child who is more developmentally advanced. HighScope teachers carefully observe children so they know when and how to enter this zone. In a HighScope programme, adults first validate, or support, what 16

children already know, and then, when the time is right, gently encourage them to extend their thinking to the next level.  Plan-do-review time This includes a 10–15-minute small-group time during which children plan what they want to do during work time (the area to visit, materials to use, and friends to play with); a 45–60-minute work time for carrying out their plans; and another 10–15-minute small-group time for reviewing and recalling with an adult and other children what they’ve done and learned. In between “do” and “review,” children clean up by putting away their materials or storing unfinished projects. Children are very active and purposeful during “do” time because they are pursuing activities that interest them. They may follow their initial plans, but often, as they become engaged, their plans shift or may even change completely. PRESCHOOLS WITH HIGHSCOPE-INSPIRED APPROACHES:  British Council Preschool, www.britishcouncil.sg/preschool  George Washington Preschool, www.facebook. com/GWPreschool

Arts Based KEY FEATURES: Create fun and joyful experiences Shape how children (and later on as adults) see the world Provide children with the ability to understand human experiences Develop children’s imaginations and creative thinking skills Develop aesthetic awareness and appreciation Provide opportunities for self-expression and selfawareness Create respect for and understanding of others’ individuality Improve physical coordination, motor skills and technical skills. There is no right or wrong way to explore and create art, says Ms Elaine Cheong, Curriculum Head of Da Little School. “Every child is free to explore the techniques, tools and materials. The experience is enjoyable and calming. The outcome of every art piece is unique. Through the openended process of making art, preschoolers learn to make decisions, problem solve, trial and error, and emerge to be a confident individual.” Ms Cheong, who has fifteen years of experience in early childhood education,


offer bilingual programmes for their students, where Chinese is given equal exposure and importance as English. Some centres, such as Eton House International at Hwa Chong Institution and Nangyang Kindergarten, even offer a pure Mandarin speaking curriculum, where lesssons are entirely taught in Mandarin from pre-nursery and nursery classes.

Spotlight: Chengzhu Kindergarten

urged parents to extend their children’s fun art experience at home. “Pre-schoolers are curious about the world around them. Singapore is a melting pot of many cultures, this advantage brings about a culturally rich society where preschoolers are able to appreciate the aesthetic beauty in multicultural art. This cohesive environment promotes diverse style of art in children from a young age.”

35 Rochester Drive, #03-01 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639 www.chengzhu.net

Mandarin Based

There has been a growing demand for preschool education that offers a strong foundation in Chinese. Various centres and kindergartens in Singapore

Bilingual Immersion Chengzhu Mandarin Kindergarten offers a 4-hour programme from Nursery One to Kindergarten Two in a language rich environment. Programme for Nursery One and Nursery Two are conducted in purely Mandarin. Kindergarten

Photo: Chengzhu Mandarin Kindergarten

ARTS BASED PRESCHOOLS: Da Little Preschool, www.dalittlepreschool.com.sg NAFA Arts Kindergarten, www.nafa-intl.com/ kindergarten.htm Artz-Kidz preschool, www.artskidz.com.sg 17


One and Kindergarten Two classes consist of three hours Mandarin programme and, as required by Ministry of Education, one hour of English per day. This enables children to build a strong foundation in English literacy before transiting into Primary school, where the primary language of instruction is English. Curriculum Includes activities such as drama, music and movement, storytelling, role-play, arts and crafts, speaking and listening, reading and writing, enabling children to develop confidence, independence and excellent communication skills. Highlight Bright and spacious, the 6,000 square foot centre features nine studios, an indoor playground and the StoryHouse ( 故事屋 ), a unique children’s library that has been designed with cheerful colours and cosy corners to capture the imagination of young children and bolster their enjoyment of learning Mandarin. The StoryHouse boasts an impressive collection of 1,855 carefully selected books relating to all aspects of Chinese culture, which children can enjoy at the reading loft or borrow to take home. 18

Spotlight: MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Tampines Central 3 Tampines Central 1, Abacus Plaza, #03-01, Singapore 529540 www.mindchampspreschool. org/chinesepreschool.php By infusing the Chinese language into their unique preschool curriculum, MindChamps Chinese PreSchool offers a nurturing, vibrant speaking and learning environment specifically

instruction, the curriculum is be structure in a way that English is increasingly used in classes as preschoolers progress from the Playgroup level to the Kindergarten level. Essentially, the curriculum of MindChamps Chinese PreSchool gradually moves towards the integration of Mandarin and English to prepare preschoolers for Primary school. Highlight In their Chinese Culture Appreciation programme,

Photo: MindChamps Chinese PreSchool

designed to inculcate in Young Champs an understanding and love for the Chinese language and its culture. Bilingual immersion Whilst Mandarin is the primary medium of

preschoolers learn about China’s rich history and culture through activities such as clay modelling, Chinese painting and calligraphy. Moreover, integrating rich and colourful language teaching activities that introduces them to


Chinese poetry, stories and nursery rhymes keeps the learning of Mandarin exciting and helps to develop their appreciation and understanding of the language.

MOE Kindergartens

The Ministry of Education operates 15 MOE kindergartens . These kindergartens are located in the HDB heartlands, within community spaces and primary schools where collaboration can thrive. Their two flagship programmes are the HI-Light Programme and Starlight Literacy Programme. It offers a half-day (4-hour) programme. Parents who require a full-day programme can enrol their children in Kindergarten Care, a service available at most MOE Kindergartens. KEY FEATURES: Nurturing an all-rounded child The HI-Light Programme nurtures the child holistically in six learning areas: Aesthetics and Creative Expression, Discovery of the World, Language and Literacy, Motor Skills Development, Numeracy and Social and Emotional Development. MOE Kindergartens adopt an integrated approach to

learning to help children make meaningful connections across different learning areas. Bilingualism The Starlight Literacy Programme nurtures early childhood bilingualism and is offered in English and the three official Mother Tongue Languages. It uses Big Books, songs and games to make language learning fun and enjoyable. Ms Leong Pik San, Lead Specialist with the Preschool Education Branch, Ministry of Education adds, “The curriculum is designed to be relevant for the Singapore child, focusing on holistic development and nurturing early childhood bilingualism. It provides children with opportunities to enjoy learning English and their Mother Tongue Language, communicate with confidence and be aware of local traditions and customs.” Distinct Singapore flavour Children learn best when they can relate to what they are learning. The curriculum has a distinct Singapore flavour, with local topics, stories, songs and dances to make learning relevant for the child. This also helps children learn about Singapore traditions and community values such as respect and harmony, to help them build a strong sense of national and cultural identity. Purposeful play Play is a natural way for

children to learn about themselves and the world around them. Teachers carefully plan activities which allow the child to explore, interact, develop creativity and enjoy the learning experience. Quality interactions Children’s thinking and learning are enhanced when they are given opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas with others. Teachers engage the child in shared and sustained conversations to facilitate and extend their learning. For example, to deepen children’s learning, each theme culminates in a Weeks of Wonder (WoW) project at the end of every term. Children work together with their peers and teachers to investigate topics of their interest and find answers to their questions. For the full list of MOE kindergartens, visit www. moe.gov.sg/moekindergarten

Religious Childcare Centres and Kindergartens KEY FEATURES: Basic religious values Religious kindergartens integrate basic religious values into the academic 19


curriculum. For example, My Little Gems Preschool, a Buddhist inspired pre-school, children attend character class where children learn Buddhist values such as self-reliance, motivation, gratitude, unconditional love and compassion through role play, Buddhist stories and songs. Mr Ben Lim, Director of My Little Gems Preschool explains that children also engage in daily mindfulness and meditation sessions, so that they can be more attentive, less reactive, have more empathy and selfcontrol. For Christian kindergartens, it is common for children to learn about the fruit of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. At Ascension Kindergarten Bible stories are woven into the respective foundations to bring the programme across at an age-appropriate level. “We focus very much on values teaching. Teachers, being mostly Christians, share the same ethos and we practice monthly staff devotions to remind ourselves why are we in this profession.” says Mrs Dianne Seet-Swee, Principal of Ascension Kindergarten Early exposure to religious practices Religious kindergartens 20

Photo: My Little Gems Preschool

showcase how the religion is practised. For example, Muslim Kindergartens practise the everyday recitation of du’a in children’s daily routines such as the meal times, toileting and nap times. CATHOLIC St Anthony’s Childcare Centre, www.saint-anthony. org Marymount Kindergarten, mkg.edu.sg Magdalene’s Kindergarten, www.magdalene.canossian. org.sg For a list of all the Catholic childcare centres and kindergartens, go the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) website. CHRISTIAN Ascension Kindergarten, kindergarten.ascension.org. sg Presbyterian Community

Services, www.pcs.org.sg/ childcare.html St James Church Kindergarten, sjck.org.sg BUDDHIST My Little Gems Preschool, www.my-littlegems.com Tai Pei Child Care Centre, www.dabei.org.sg Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool, www.tzuchi.org.sg MUSLIM Al-Iman Childcare and Kindergarten, iman.edu.sg Brainy Bunch International Montessori, www. brainybunch.sg Cavenur Kindergarten, cavenur.edu.sg HINDU Saraswathy Kindergarten, www.skg.sg Saraswathy Darma Muneeswaran Kindergarten, www.sdmkg.sg Sarada Kindergarten, www.sarada.edu.sg


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Little school boys and belles One of the perks of going to school is not having to fuss over what to wear. Here are a few preschool uniforms that caught our eye. By Michelle Ang

Red me up

The philosophy of MindChamps PreSchool is to lay the foundations for a lifetime of achievement and a Champion Mindset. Red was chosen as the primary colour for the uniform, symbolising a vibrant assertion of life. Exciting to the eye and playful in attitude, it is matched with the innocence and purity of white. To ensure that their students are free to move about with ease, the uniform is made from a combination of natural cotton and Dri-Fit materials, selected for comfort, appearance and durability. OUR VERDICT: We love how the girl’s collared dress is paired with white knee length tights. It maintains a soft feminine feel, without comprising a girl’s freedom to move and play around. The white sleeve stripes, buttons and collar on the boy’s uniform makes it stand out from your mundane polo shirt. The vibrant red can also come in handy when parents need to spot their child from afar! 22

All checked out

Chiltern House Preschool was named after Julia Gabriel’s parents’ home in England. To her, the name signifies love and care. “The uniform is intended to capture this

feeling as I wanted it to be comfortable, practical, attractive, and something children can feel proud of,” the Founder and Director of Julia Gabriel Education and Chiltern House Preschool shares.

Photo courtesy of MindChamps PreSchool


designed with the inspiration of Fred Perry’s twin tipped polo shirts in mind. The girls and boys bright yellow top consists of a twin tipped polo tee with two buttons. Yellow was chosen as it represents energy, sunshine and has the right amount of cool, fitting and style, says Dawn Choy, Principal of DreamKids Kindergarten. It is paired with navy blue bermudas for boys and a sports skirt for girls. Photo courtesy of Chiltern House Preschool

Before deciding on the final design, the school asked a few children to try them out and share their thoughts. “It was important that our children were able to dress themselves in the uniform and change into their shorts and vests for P.E. as part of developing independence.” Julia chose blue Gingham checks as they were not only bright and cheerful, the checks helped in ‘hiding’ paints or stains. To liven up the uniform, the school also offers bright red sun hats, red cardigans and jolly book bags. OUR VERDICT: The signature Chiltern blue colour makes the uniform visually pleasing. We love

the minor details; think big red buttons and redtrimmings on the girl’s collar. The high waist dress for girls is not only flattering, it makes it easy for them to walk, skip or hop in.

Hello sunshine

Dreamkids Kindergarten school uniform was

OUR VERDICT: Sporty, chic, and neat. We imagine the Dreamkids child to be someone who loves to move, groove, and have fun! The bright yellow complements the navy blue bottoms and we love how the girls wear a sports skirt for their bottoms, allowing them to move freely. The twin tipped design is simple and timeless.

Photo courtesy of Dreamkids Kindergarten

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All checked? How can you make the best childcare or preschool choice for your child? Here’s checklist to help you. By Rachel Lim WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC APPROACH?

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utilise funds from the Child Development Account (CDA) to pay for these classes. Plan ahead if you have younger children in line. You probably want the siblings to attend the same school eventually, so think about the affordability of school fees if you have two or three kids attending this preschool at the same time.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION

WHAT’S MY BUDGET? Besides working out a budget, here are some financial points to consider. Some preschools offer enrichment classes such as Chinese, computer literacy, sports, ballet, and music for their students. Check with the school if the enrichment classes are billed separately from the term fees. You need to make financial provisions if you wish to sign your child up for these enrichment classes. Find out if you can

Travelling to and fro school can take a toll on both parents and the young child. Do check out the traffic conditions during arrival and dismissal timings because even if the distance to school is a short one, you may spend big bulk of time stuck in a jam if the traffic is heavy. Find out about the school bus pick-up and drop-off timings. Some school bus routes may require your child to board the bus one hour ahead of the start of school. You need to think about your willingness to subject your child to long rides on the school bus.

OPEN-AIR VS AIR-CONDITIONED CLASSROOMS Think about your preference for your child to be in an open-air environment or a fully air-conditioned premise. There are pros and cons to each type of ventilation. Airconditioned environments can rectify the negative impact of extreme heat on physical

and intellectual activities. The reduced temperature may optimise the conditions for learning and play for your child. However, there are risks of air-conditioned classrooms. The sudden changes in temperature and humidity may affect a child’s respiratory system. It has a drying effect on skin and the air circulation in an air-conditioned room can transmit infectious respiratory diseases. Airconditioning has also been associated with rhinitis which plagues some young children.

OUTDOOR TIME AND FACILITIES How much time is allocated for outdoor play in a day? The outdoors is the best place for preschoolers to practice and master emerging gross motor skills. It is in nature and the outdoors where children can freely develop physical skills like running, jumping, hopping, leaping, skipping and climbing. They can also perform manipulative skills such as scooping and pouring sand, lifting and carrying movable objects like a watering can. Sweating it out is good for our kids’ health and such activities strengthen their spines for greater ability to sit and concentrate in class. The outdoors also provides full stimulation for the kids’ senses which will be helpful for their learning. 25


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religious affiliation may help you arrive at your final choice of preschool.

HFMD is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. It is characterised by sores in the mouth, rash on the hands and feet. It is most commonly caused by a Coxsackievirus. Request information from the school on previous outbreaks of HFMD. Understand the frequency and intensity. This would give you an idea about the school’s level of concern and diligence with regard to the health of the children under their care.

WHAT DO OTHERS THINK ABOUT THE SCHOOL?

WHAT DO THEY EAT IN SCHOOL?

Attend their Open House or book a preview and bring your child along. Observe how they respond to the

If you are particular about your child’s nutrition, enquire more about the school’s menu. Do check if the meals provided are well-balanced and nutritious, with processed food and sugars kept at bay.

IS THE SCHOOL AFFLIATED TO ANY RELIGION? Being a multi-religious country, there are Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu childcare centres and kindergartens available. If exposing your child to religious teachings and practice is important to you, narrowing your choices down to centres with your 26

Have a chat with neighbours or friends with children in the preschool that you are considering. They can be wonderful sources of information about the school. You may check in with them on issues like parent-teacher communication, disciplinary methods and staff turnover rates.

DO THE STAFF AND TEACHERS GET ALONG WELL?

children spontaneously greet the principal and teachers happily? Do the principal and teachers engage the children in an encouraging, gentle and patient manner? Know what are your own dealbreakers or big no-no’s like teachers shouting and tugging at the children. You may also think about the school’s teachers profile and your preference - mature and motherly versus young and energetic.

THE FINAL CALL There is no single perfect preschool. Know what factors are important to you and make a list of deal-breakers. Ask yourself if the school’s culture, curriculum approach and culture are aligned with your parenting values. Make the best decision you can

No matter which school your child is enrolled in, you play the biggest part in ensuring that their experience is a positive one. school environment and the teachers. You can also take the chance to see how the teachers break the ice and interact with your child. Observe the principal’s and teachers’ interactions with the children. Are their interactions characterised by warmth and trust? Do the

while taking into consideration constraints like finances and logistics. Be an involved parent, keep yourself interested and participate actively in any collaborations with the school. Your child will catch your vibes and enjoy their school days naturally.


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YOU HAVE MY THANKS Preschool teachers are not just glorified baby-sitters or child-minders. Dorothea Chow uncovers the hard and heart work of their job.

Preschool teachers have to be accredited Many might be quick to suggest that preschool teachers are not “real 28

teachers” in the same caliber as those you find in the formal learning institutions, due to different standards of academic qualifications. But that’s not true. Today’s

preschool teachers need to possess a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. Even teachers who have graduated from


NIE are required to go through this course, as the Ministry of Education considers training in early childhood development, pedagogy and curricular components as essential for all teachers in this field. In Early Childhood Diploma courses offered at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, students learn modules such as Infant & Toddler Behaviour and Development, Psychology of Exceptional Children and Curriculum Planning. In addition, students also have to fulil a field practicum study each year, where they are attached to a childcare centre to observe, teach and learn.

curriculum. This comes on top of their workload of drafting curriculum and lesson plans, portfolio documentation and sending emails and newsletter to parents. Not forgetting the prep work before a Parentteacher Conference or annual year end concert.

Preschool teachers are underpaid

Across the education field, preschool teachers are paid the least. Preschool

teachers take home an average of $1,200 to $2,300 a month, depending on their positions and qualifications. Private childcare centres may afford to pay their staff slightly more. However, there has been a push for accreditation in recent years and this has enabled preschool teachers to receive slightly better pay and benefits. Most early childhood educators would be quick to add that they are not

Preschool teachers have a lot on their plate

Preschool teachers not only have to teach, they have to do routine, i.e. toilet training, shower time, nap time. While kindergarten hours (3-4 hours per session) may be shorter than regular school hours (6-7 hours per day), many kindergarten or childcare teachers take two sessions a day. Besides managing a class of kids, they also have to decorate and change the classroom environment, according to various themes depending on the school 29


in this line for the money. However, most of the teachers we spoke to hoped that the pay scale for preschool teachers would be more on par with the average teacher’s salary in Singapore ($2,300-2,500 for a fresh graduate).

Preschool teachers have to meet high expectations

Many parents in Singapore have high expectations of preschool teachers, often heaping on them the sole responsibility of getting their children up to speed on all things academic, disciplining, teaching them social skills and protecting them from harm. As soon as something goes wrong, are we too quick to blame the teacher or school? This mindset may have led to many teachers taking the cautious, tried-andtested approach when it comes to managing their young charges, at the expense of exploring new forms of learning, encouraging creativity and spontaneity, and letting kids learn from their failure and mistakes. Let us appreciate our child’s preschool teachers whenever we can. Affirm them for the work they do, not just on Teacher’s Day, but every opportunity we can. 30

A note parents Don’t leave all the teaching responsibility to your child’s teacher. Early childhood educator Heather Yew has a few requests.

Toilet train at the appropriate age when your toddler is ready You can start to toilet train once your toddler turns three and it has to be reinforced at home. Bring your child to the toilet regularly. Gradually, this will become a routine for your child. You can also start introducing pull-up diapers or training pants during this phase.

Your reply means a lot Home-school partnership is not just about the relationship between the school and parent, but it also concerns the child's learning and development. When teachers send updates of events and activities in school via emails, WhatsApp or leave a note in the communication book, your reply not only encourages a two-way communication, it also acknowledges that you have read the message, which will be very much appreciated!

Clean your child before sending them to school During my early shifts, it was a common sight to see parents carrying their sleeping child into school. We know how hectic some mornings can be. No matter how difficult it is to wake your child to prep them for school, it’s always best to start their day fresh; with a clean face and teeth, and new uniform or diapers.

If your child is unwell, rest at home While we understand that a week of childcare leave may not be enough for the entire year, we urge parents to keep their child at home. Plan for other alternatives; get help from your parents, in-laws, relatives or a babysitter. Chances are, if your child comes to school unwell, his classmates will be catching his virus. He probably won’t have a pleasant day in school as he is not in the best health to learn and play.


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How can you stimulate your child’s senses and boost their learning? We find out with help from the experts.


Time to soar Looking to enrich your child and develop their skills? From academics to the arts, Rachel Lim and Michelle Ang speak to experts for advice.

HOW CAN I ENHANCE MY CHILD’S MEMORY? Left and right brain memory There are two kinds of memory, left brain memory and right brain memory, says Kuah Eng Liang, Founding CEO of Heguru Education Centre. Left brain memory is slow and attained through repeated reading or verbal regurgitation in a systematic manner, and is short-term. Right brain memory is fast, and it works by looking, 32

storing and recalling massive amount of visual information at high speed. It is also called photographic memory, which is the ability to remember things by taking a glance, and is longlasting. “The right brain is stimulated through speed, music, visualisation, memory and numeracy activities. These activities help children to harness their powerful right brain abilities such as superb memory, speed calculation

and improved concentration. At the same time, the left brain’s linguistic and analytic thinking skills are also strengthened.”

Starting early is key Taking advantage of your child’s brain plasticity by providing them with rich experiences. This helps to facilitate the steady growth of their brains, states Ms Jacqueline Neo, Principal of Happy Train. “In the first few months of life, the brain is busy wiring connections


between axons (transmit signals) and dendrites (receive signals) to form synapses. The connections within the brain can only be strengthened through experiences. When the weaker synapses are not used, they will gradually be pruned off when the child reaches around 10 years old.”

WHERE: Heguru Education Centre, Happy Train

HOW CAN I NURTURE THE WORDSMITH IN HIM? Read in front of your kids Esther Lim, Founder of LEAP SchoolHouse and Curriculum Director, LEAP EDUCATION GROUP emphasises the importance for parents to be readers and role models for their children. “Rekindle the love for reading yourself. If you love to read then you are on your way to producing children who will love reading too. Read in front of your children and set the example for your children to start appreciating the value of reading.”

Create a print-rich home Fill your home with books and reading material, adds Esther, who has 23 years of experience in the education industry. This can include books, newspapers,

magazines, brochures. Make the reading process something that is part of recreation and day-to-day activities.

Read to your kids Instead of starting off with elements like the letters and the sounds, talk about what the story and book is about, says Brian Caswell, Dean of Research and Program Development at MindChamps. “Sit down with your child, make them comfortable and happy. Read to them, put on voices, get them to predict what’s going to happen next. Do this before they can even decipher the text. It doesn’t matter if he is reciting something, or that he is not decoding it, because that book is alive for him. And the phonics will come to him almost instantaneously because he is already making the connections; he is learning it through experience.” Mr Cameron Mitchell, Academic Director of I Can Read adds, “Reading to your child exposes them to a whole range of language and activates their imagination and literacy thought processes. Reading at home with your children also sets a very good example and develops a love of reading as a family.”

Use it at home Language acquisition is most effective when parents help

children use the language in their daily lives at home, says Joanne Zhao, Head Teacher of YouLe Mandarin Centre. In order for a child to pick up a language, they first have to listen the language. After listening, children will learn to speak the language, followed by reading and writing. “Give them new things to explore and try, to grab their attention. Listen and speak to them and never force them to speak the language.”

Use picture books Reading picture books to children provides them with great opportunities for having both the volume and richness of words, Joanne adds, who has six years of experience in teaching children. “It’s difficult to consistently engage in meaningful conversations on a daily basis. But picture books are a platform which allows us to do so. There is a storyline and a specific theme to talk about at the end of the story. This is how we can spark off meaningful conversations with our children.” Joanne advises parents to choose books they personally enjoy or like, because eventually they will be reading it to their child. WHERE: MindChamps Reading and Writing Centre, Julia Gabriel Centre, LEAP SchoolHouse (English) | 33


Chengzhu Language Centre, YouLe Mandarin Centre, LEAP SchoolHouse (Mandarin)

HOW CAN I HELP HER TO BE NUMBER SAAVY? Lay a strong foundation Teach the right concepts from the start and avoid rote learning, says Chua Chin Loong, Co-founder and Head of Curriculum at Seriously Addicitve Mathematics. Counting by memorizing, for example, can only lead to problems as mathematical concepts get more complex.

Use concrete examples Instead of writing or showing the number 2 to a child, show them real objects, suggests Chin Loong. “Demonstrate these ideas by using concrete objects such as little bears or counting cubes. E.g. to show 3 more than 4, place 4 bears on the table in a line, then add 3 more bears slowly to demonstrate the concept of ‘more than’.”

Progress one step at a time Chin Loong continues, “Once they are able to identify the number ‘2’ at a concrete level, the next step is to present it to them in pictorial form. i.e. drawings. Lastly, you can translate the number sum into symbols, which is at the abstract level for a child. For example, if I have four bears and take one bear 34

away, how many bears are there left? The concerete form of this would be presenting real objects to represent the bears, and ‘act’ the sum out. The pictorial form of this would be to draw it on paper. The abstract form of this would be 4 – 1 = 3.”

who was a Maths Primary School MOE teacher. “Do not advance your child until they fully understand the concept. Assess and focus their understanding and ability. Take a step back if you need to, even if that means more time and effort.”

Abacus as a tool Do not rush your child Children should not be rushed to advance from the concrete to abstract stage, as the foundation is the most important, warns Chin Loong,

Abacus can be used to help students count in a concrete manner. With abacus as a learning tool, Maths is no longer something abstract for them, says Ms Joy Tay,


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owner of Fun with Abacus School. “In our programme, children learn number bonds to help them manipulate a nine beads abacus, and work on math sums revolving the four basic mathematical operation signs. As children become more proficient in their use of abacus, they will be able to gradually shift from a physical tool (abacus), and form a visual image in their heads to do quick mental calculations.” With 13 years of experience teaching abacus to the young, Joy adds that the process of learning abacus also helps to cultivate patience and increase one’s endurance and concentration. For parents who are unfamiliar with the abacus methods, she assures that it is possible for them to pick up the skills.

WHERE: Seriously Addictive Mathematics, Fun with Abacus

HOW CAN I GROW HIS INQUISTIVE NATURE? Observe them Every child is born with three ‘IN’ things - INquire, INvestigate and INnovate, says Profressor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore. “Observe how a young child asks questions, put things 36

into their mouth to explore, or experiment and change the use of any item given to them.”

Do fun science experiements at home Science can entertain, engage and enrich children in fun and impactful ways through handson exploration and experimentation. Some ideas that Profressor Lim suggests are playing with magnets to learn about magnetism. Help children discover what magnets are made of, i.e. the strength of the magnetic poles and how magnetism is utilised in our daily lives. Playing with bubbles is another fun activity that provides the opportunity for children to explore science concepts such as elasticity, surface tension, properties of air, light and chemistry.

Encourage them to question Children develop cognitive skills rapidly in their foundation years and build on them progressively through their school years, adds Professor Lim. Preschoolers’ natural curiosity makes them inquisitive explorers. “Science complements that curiosity and helps answers questions they have, such as ‘Why do butterflies visit flowers?’ or ‘What makes a rainbow in the sky?’”

Science Centre Singapore offers interactive science enrichment programmes for preschoolers. Preschool programmes suitable for 3 – 6 year olds are also offered across attractions including KidsSTOP, Omni-Theatre and Snow City. WHERE: Singapore Science Centre (holiday programmes), Terra minds, Little Newton Learning Centre

HOW CAN SPORTS HELP HER IN HER OVERALL DEVELOPMENT? Build core strengths Ms Rachel Lim, Director of SPORTIFYkids, advocates two principles to focus on as parents endeavour to hone their children’s motor and sports skills – build their core strength to develop a strong spine and to provide experiential learning of life lessons through sports. “A strong core not only leads to good posture in children, it also helps to lay a solid foundation in their learning, enabling them to concentrate better and longer.”


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Strong and resilient Sports also help to build character and emotional resilience in children. “Sporting opportunities are excellent platforms to impart lifelong lessons like good sportsmanship, listening, perseverance, pursuing excellence, taking turns, teamwork, understanding boundaries and following rules.” rules.” Ms Lim explains. 38

WHERE: My Gym, Sports4kids, Gymboree Play and Music, SPORTIFYkids, The Little Gym, Little Splashes Swim School and AQZOG Swim School

HOW CAN I HONE HIS CREATIVE EYE? Give children time and freedom to be themselves Fiona Walker, Group Managing Director of Julia Gabriel Education,

champions the freedom of expression in children. “You may be pushed for time, but demonstrate to your child that you are genuinely interested in their feelings, thoughts, opinions and ideas. We can so easily damage our children’s self-esteem and confidence if they feel that what they have to say is not respected or valued. Dampened enthusiasm


learn in developmentallyappropriate environments for long-term benefits. It might be easy to push your child to tweak his natural learning styles to suit our perspectives, but we need to remind ourselves that we can't turn back time or give our children back their childhood once it’s lost.” It’s a big misconception that dancing, especially ballet, are for sissies. Pamela Carvalho, Dance Principal of Crestar School of Dance clears this negative image attached to ballet. “Dance is extremely helpful to a kid’s physical development and coordination. In fact, dance can be even more physically demanding than the typical sports “suitable’ for boys.”

Ask leading questions

shuts down imagination and creativity.”

Give them exposure Ms Shauna Chen, Director of Kindermusik With Love Studios, highlights the importance of ensuring developmentallyappropriate artistic experiences to lay necessary foundation skills for artistic success later in life. It pays to let your child

Surround them with the results of creativity such as books, art works, music, and ask questions about the works, suggests Brain Caswell. “If you want to create a home environment where creativity is grown, ask lots of leading questions that require your child to predict, and questions that require your child to see if their prediction is accurate. When you look at a painting or art work, you can talk about what is it about. E.g. What do

NOTE TO PARENTS

You may have various motivations when you first begin to navigate the enrichment terrain. These may include curiosity, friends’ goodwill recommendations, sense of competitiveness or insecurity. Amongst these motivations, we must prioritise our child’s level of interest and readiness. Bear in mind that no programme can ever take the place of your involvement, presence and companionship in your child’s learning. you see, what is she doing with her hands, why do you think she is doing that, who is she, tell me her story. It’s not just about looking at a pretty picture; it’s about reading a picture. That’s a creative activity, and it’s all about the questions.”

WHERE: Crestar School of Dance Centre (Dance), Julia Gabriel Centre (Speech and Drama), heART Studio (Art), Da Little Arts School (Art and Music Theatre), Kindermusik With Love Studios (Music), MindChamps Reading and Writing Centre and LEAP SchoolHouse (Creative Writing) 39


Does junior really need it? Are we becoming overzealous in booking lessons on top of regular weekday classes? Jenny Tai raises some important questions to ponder.

Is my child ready? Is your two-year-old really ready to attend an enrichment class by herself when she just overcame separation anxiety not long ago? Some classes have an age limit in line with their curriculum or require the child to be independent enough to understand instructions. If a class teaches things beyond your child’s abilities, it’s probably not the right fit. Feeling uncertain about your little one’s readiness? Choose a class that allows accompanying adults. In fact, if you’re involved in the class, you can help your child practice and apply what they’re learning at home. 40

Am I doing this for my child, or for myself? Do you solely have your child’s interest in mind, or are you jumping on the enrichment bandwagon because you don’t want to feel like the odd parent out? Perhaps all your mummy friends have packed their kids’ schedules with enrichment classes, so you feel pressured to do the same. Are you doing this partly for your own ego? Keep your kiasu-ness in check – especially if your kid clearly shows no interest in a specific topic, but you’re tempted to sign them up for it anyway. Enrichment

classes should nurture and explore your kid’s natural interests and talents. Learning absorption is hindered if they’re forced into something they don’t enjoy. When there’s an unhappy, unwilling child and a frustrated parent, neither one benefits.

What are my goals?

Ask yourself what your goal for the enrichment class is, including what specific skills you hope your child gains. Maybe you hope that enrichment classes will reinforce and go beyond what’s being taught in preschool to prepare your child for the higher demands


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in primary school. Maybe you’re building off of your child’s love for sports by enrolling them in soccer class to become team players and progress their motor skills even further. Perhaps you opt for Mandarin class because you want junior to be truly bilingual. Or let’s say you simply want them to meet and play with other kids, even if they don’t end up acquiring an academic skill. Whatever classes you’re considering, make sure you have a clear objective for it first.

Does the teaching style and class culture suit their learning style?

Are you looking for a program to raise the standards of your child or to further stretch their talents? Ascertain what is the aspect of development or skill that you are looking to enrich your child’s experiences, says Esther Lim, Founder of LEAP SchoolHouse and Curriculum Director, LEAP EDUCATION GROUP. What is your child’s learning style? Does the program match your expectations and on par with your child’s learning ability? Is learning through active play encouraged? For example, a good language program should allow for an all-encompassing element

of seeing a child connect, discover and engage with the language. It should see opportunities for the child to recreate and use the language skills developed in and out of the classroom. Does the course rely too heavily on rote learning? Are lessons taught at a good pace, or does the instructor go too fast? Does the classroom culture foster curiosity and openness to making mistakes? How much one-on-one attention do

While this wouldn’t be possible for certain classes like ballet, where the skills can only be learnt through an instructor, there are many other skills that can be home taught. Search online for fun, educational games and activities to do with your children, such as science experiments or art projects. Go beyond story time; make your bub’s favourite book come alive by acting out scenes together and

Even if you don’t feel confident in your teaching abilities, you can give them experiences where they feel joy, confidence, and security. This is enough to encourage a love of learning. the students get? These are other factors to consider as you determine whether an enrichment class is compatible with your child's learning style.

Do I have any alternatives? Despite your best effort, junior might still be reluctant to attend enrichment courses. It’s clear he doesn’t want it; the question is, does he even need it? Maybe not. Think of alternative means that allow your child to reap similar benefits, without having to attend a formal course.

building props. Co-create a spelling list by asking your child what vocabulary words they’d like to learn. Set up regular play dates. Make outdoor play, children’s concerts, and museum visits a part of your weekend. The possibilities for learning are endless, and they don’t have to happen inside a classroom. In many ways, entrusting your kids’ education to an enrichment centre is easier than doing the teaching yourself. But as a parent, don’t forget that you are a lifelong teacher to your kids. 43


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This three year-old is dead serious when it comes to colouring, and relishes in outdoor and water play. She enjoys role-playing during her English and Chinese speech and drama classes and loves to dance ballet! But going to school was not a bed of roses. Her mother Shiela Mari Matias, recounts the experience.

LETTING GO OF MY OWN ANXIETY “Being a stay-at-home mum, Simone and I were almost inseparable. I enrolled her into childcare when she was 19 months old. Both of us had a hard time as we have never been apart for at least a few hours. She cried for about two weeks, which the most heart breaking part for me. I was all ready to withdraw her, but decided to let go of the separation anxiety because I realised she picked up on my anxiety as well.� 44


THE PATIENCE AND BABY STEPS PAID OFF “We took baby steps to lengthen the hours she spent at school and made sure she was comfortable until she could do a full day programme. Slowly but surely, she bloomed into a pretty cool independent tot. Today, she tells me she loves and friends and teachers and would talk about them every day!”

FROM ONE MUMMY TO ANOTHER “Always validate their feelings, let them know that it’s okay to be sad too. When they misbehave, it’s usually because they are not able to handle ‘big emotions’ yet. Let them know why their actions are not right instead of scolding them. Emphasize on the positive and don’t be hypercritical of their mistakes. Bring them outdoors to give them the freedom to move. Lastly, it’s okay for your kids to get bored, because that’s when you see their creative side!” 45


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KUAH ENG LIANG was offered both the PLE-EDB overseas scholarship (USA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC)- Singapore Government Scholarship. He accepted the former and pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Cornell University (USA). After returning from USA, he pursued a Master's degree at the National University of Singapore. A father of two and a certified Heguru instructor himself, he decided to bring the Heguru programme to Singapore after being inspired by the founders’ passion and witnessing the effectiveness of the programme. Eng Liang is the CEO of Heguru Education Centre @ Sengkang, One KM and Waterway Point. A certified phonics trainer by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, JACQUELINE NEO started her teaching career in 2004 as a Speech and Drama teacher at a childcare centre. Later in the same year, she began teaching in a right-brain training school

and was inspired by the abilities of children and infants. This sparked her interest to further her knowledge and interest in right brain training. Ever since then, she has been working as a trainer and programme developer for brain development centres. Jacqueline is one of the Cofounders of Happy Train. She also holds a Masters in Early childhood Education.

SELENE DIONG is the Principal Instructor of Sparkanauts. The centre focuses on play and exploration with resultsoriented learning for children five months to five years old. As the Principal Instructor, Selene is responsible for creating a fun and engaging curriculum, to help children learn through play. She also promotes a strong engagement with parents, working with them to develop a more meaningful and fun time with their little ones. EDUCATION BRIAN CASWELL is an internationallyacclaimed author of more than 200 books, many of which have won literary

awards. He has over 35 years of experience in public and private education and is an established speaker and literary consultant for the past two decades. He is the Dean of Research and Programme Development at MindChamps and also sits on its World Advisory Board.

FIONA WALKER joined Julia Gabriel Centre in 1991 as a teacher and is now the Group Managing Director of Julia Gabriel Education, which comprises Julia Gabriel Centre, Chiltern House Preschool, Chengzhu Mandarin Centre and Chengzhu Mandarin Kindergarten both in Singapore and overseas. She is a strong advocate of ensuring children receive the best possible education. She believes that the quality of a child’s connections helps to develop positive self-esteem and a lifelong love of learning. ESTHER LIM is the Founder of LEAP SchoolHouse and the Curriculum Director of LEAP EDUCATION GROUP, which manages both LEAP SchoolHouse and LEAP KIDS Preschool. Before 47


EXPERTS starting LEAP, Esther was a primary and secondary school teacher for over a decade. She was also a part of the Curriculum Planning and Development Division Unit (MOE) responsible for the conceptualising and development of the primary unit curriculum. CHINESE / MANDARIN HUANG YING was born and raised in Beijing and worked as a kindergarten teacher for 10 years before moving to Singapore in 1997. She joined the Julia Gabriel Centre and worked in a variety of teaching roles before becoming the Head of Chengzhu Mandarin Centre, a subsidiary of Julia Gabriel Education, in 2011. She is now the Principal of Mandarin Programmes for Julia Gabriel Education in Singapore. She enjoys sharing her expertise and experience on how parents can support their children’s learning of Mandarin through public events and articles. RAYMOND CAI holds a Master’s in Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore, and 48

is the Co-founder of YouLe Mandarin Centre. A huge believer of using literaturebased approach for effective learning, he decided to set about creating a rich, bilingual environment for his daughter, who is now two years old. While English-based books and programmes are all around, excellent mandarin books and classes are much harder to find. Overseeing the curriculum at YouLe Mandarin Centre, Raymond wishes to offer like-minded parents resources and an environment where Mandarin becomes lively and relevant. MATHS

LAU CHIN LOONG holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University (Canada). He has an MBA from Leicester University (United Kingdom) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NTU). Before Co-founding Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M), he was in the banking industry and a Primary school teacher. He is also the Lead Mathematics Curriculum Developer of S.A.M.

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After having two daughters, RITA MULANI was interested in creating a safe place for children to learn while playing. Realising that there was little emphasis on play in most of the schools in Singapore, she started Gymboree Play & Music Pte Ltd in 1994, which prioritises the benefits of learning through play. She is now the Managing Director of Gymboree Play & Music, and oversees the marketing, training and operation aspects of all the Gymboree centres in Singapore and Malaysia. SWIMMING ELENA LIM has been coaching swimming for almost a decade. She first started coaching adults and children 4 years and above. In 2012, she started to coach swimming for infants. With the support of her family, she opened Little Splashes Swim School with her husband. She is certified with Austswim (Australia) and STA (United Kingdom).


Whole me right Right brain training alone is not sufficient. Jacqueline Neo, Cofounder of Happy Train reveals more. In order to achieve the result of whole brain development, the two brain hemispheres have to be connected. Your baby’s brain is constantly growing new neural connections and developing stronger connections.

A variety of activities will help to stimulate different parts of the brain. Some activities you can do are those that involves touching, smelling, tasting, listening, talking, singing, dancing, running and playing. One activity to connect both hemispheres of the brain is flashcard reading at high speed. As the right brain takes in the visual details of the picture, the left brain processes the word.

Music and songs develops body coordination and awareness, as children move their bodies to the rhythm and beat of the music. The ability to recognise rhythm is also an important part of speech development. Activities such as singing finger-play songs or reciting action rhymes helps children develop their language and motor skills.

Art activities are great for expressing emotions, building memory and cognitive skills. A simple craft activity may encourage children to learn about colours, shapes and sizes, or give them the opportunity to draw or paint on the craft.

to let them experiment with various social and emotional roles of life. When they take on another person’s role, they learn to think from someone else’s perspective.

Repetition and practice are

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crucial in building strong neuron connections. You can create an enriched learning environment by ensuring that your children are presented with new information and challenging experiences. They can be introduced with different ways to learn and solve problems. Holistic brain development also encompasses learning opportunities in social and emotional development areas. Pretend play is a good way

to reassure and praise children for their efforts. Provide constructive feedback or offer alternatives during the learning process. Children learn best under their parent’s guidance and encouragement. When you are involved in their learning process, you can better identify your child’s abilities, learning styles, strengths and weakness, making the learning journey smoother and more effective.

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TNAP Spotlight: Happy Train

On board the train of learning and love Happy ‘Hellos’. Warm smiles. Flying hugs. Step through the door of Happy Train and it’s not just the welcoming atmosphere of familiarity among the teachers, parents and children; there is also a sense of friendliness and affection.

Perhaps this is what the school’s philosophy - Education of the heart – is all about. “Beyond our holistic brain development programme, our mission is to develop a 50

child's intrinsic desire and love for learning, because if they genuinely want to learn, they will learn it well and fast.” Jacqueline Neo, Co-founder and teacher at Happy Train adds.

Heart to heart Why do parents need to sit in with their children, even when they are independent and capable of learning on their own? Jacqueline, who has 12


years of teaching experience, shares that the right-brain training methodology adopted by the centre, comes from the ideologoy of education of the heart. “Children need their parents support when they grow and this includes the learning process. When parents sit in class with them, they can learn together. This also gives parents the opportunity to observe their child’s learning style and abilities.” The centre strongly believes in the importance and positive impact of parentchild bonding. In all their classes, each child has to be accompanied by one parent.

things. For example, they are able to notice different tunes and tones at a young age.” From three years and above,

Choo and Angie Koh were clueless when it came to engaging with their girl Audrey. They enrolled her in the

Children need their parents’ support when they grow and this includes the learning process. which is the ‘output’ stage, they start to show signs as they begin to verbalise their thoughts and communicate. First time parents Alvin

programme when she was just 10-months old and saw how she progressed over the years. “Audrey has developed an inquisitive character and

Developing body, heart and mind There are over 20 activities conducted in a single Happy Train class. To a normal bystander, the back-toback activities in one sitting might seem overwhelming. However, tempo and rhythm are very important to keep the lessons stimulating and effective. This is because the right brain processes large amounts of information at a very high speed, says Jacqueline. Children also absorb and learn the most during their ‘input’ stage. “This stage occurs when they are one to two years of age. In fact, children have the ability to discern and differentiate many 51


where learning takes place in a fun and encouraging environment.”

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challenges her teachers with her ‘whys’. She impressed us when she was able to easily recite the biblical verses we taught her, without any prompting or help. The 52

programme has not only benefited her, but us parents too! We picked up the catchy songs sang in class and have fun singing it together at home. It is truly a place

Devoted and passionate. These are the words used by most parents to describe the teachers at Happy Train. “The teachers are devoted and they show passion in their jobs. This reassures us that we have made the right choice to continue with this course.” Lim Chor Hua affirms. The father of three enrolled all his children into the programme since 2009. Even though each lesson is parent accompanied, the teacher to child ratio remains low - 1:6 for the preschool and kindergarten age group, 1:4


for the infant age group. This is to ensure that each child gets the maximum attention and support from the teacher. Alvin and Angie also observed Audrey’s close relationship with her teacher. “She loves her teachers in Happy Train. They have built a special bond with her over the years and Audrey always looks forward to her weekly lessons. The teachers are caring, funloving and constantly wear a smile on their face.” Besides possessing positive character traits, teachers at Happy Train undergo three months of training to equip themselves with the proper techniques and skills. More importantly, they share the same values and philosophy – working in tandem with parents and helping each child to focus and learn the best they can.

A trilingual and holistic programme In addition to English and Chinese classes, Japanese classes are available. Jeromy Ngian, father to three-year old Aiden, mentioned how his son was able to learn the languages efficiently. “Aiden started class with Happy Train since he was six-months old. At 18 months, Aiden learned the pronunciation and meaning of words very quickly. He could identify pictures and objects he has seen only once, and was

able to count to 20 in three languages.” The father reiterates, “The key strength of the programme is the experienced and engaging teachers, structured curriculum, customised learning resources and exposure to three languages - English, Chinese and Japanese.”

Foster your child’s mind, body and heart with Happy Train, where the journey of learning is always fun and exciting! Trial classes are available. Call to make an appointment today. Happy Train Pte Ltd - Bugis (Headquarters) 87 Beach Road, Chye Sing Building #06-02 Singapore 189695 Tel: 6336 5080 Email: enquiry@happytrain.com.sg Happy Train Centre - Tampines 1 Tampines Central 5, CPF Tampines Building, Singapore 529508 Tel: 6781 6788 Email: enquiry-tm@happytrain.com.sg Website: www.happytrain.com.sg

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Did you forget something? Can memory be improved? Kuah Eng Liang, CEO of Heguru Education Centre introduces two visual and long term memory techniques for preschoolers.

LINK MEMORY TECHNIQUE How it works Our right brain tends to retain memories contained in interesting stories. In the “link” memory technique, your child can be easily trained to memorize information through 54

creating a visual story and “linking” the information sequentially, for easy recollection. East to do, it also helps your child to exercise their creativity. Imagine that you have a grocery shopping list: 1) Chicken 2) 10 Apples 3) A roll of hand towel

4) Broccoli 5) Coffee Using the left brain method, it will involve you monotonously memorizing the shopping list by repeated looking through them or regurgitating them verbally. If you have 10, 20 or 30 items your left brain will have a difficult time


remembering a long list of items. Try this Ask your child to employ the right brain link memory technique, which is both fun and effective. Conjure an interesting and vivid story to link up the items in the shopping list. For example, the “chicken”, after eating “10 apples” all at one time, turns into “a roll of hand towel”. I used the hand towel to wrap a “broccoli” before throwing it into a gigantic cup of “coffee”. Visualize this story in your mind 1 or 2 times and you will find that you can remember the 5 items so much easier now. Try it and you will be amazed!

Key Point to Note The story formed need not be logical. The sillier, more interesting or more dramatic your links, the easier and more long lasting the memory is.

PEG MEMORY TECHNIQUE How it works The Peg Memory technique improves your child’s memory by creating a filing cabinet in your child’s mind. It works by associating information which your child already knows well (e.g. the numbers 1 to 20) with the new facts that he wants to remember.

Number

Peg word

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Visual association of the peg words to the information to recall

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First

Chicken

First -> Chicken The “chicken” came in “first” in the race.

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Tooth

10 Apples

Tooth -> 10 Apples My “tooth” broke after eating “10 apples”.

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Tree

A roll of hand towel

Tree -> A roll of hand towel I threw “a roll of hand towel” up a “tree”

4

Fork

Broccoli

Fork -> Broccoli I picked up a “broccoli” with a “fork”.

Coffee

Fire -> Coffee I roasted some “coffee” beans with “fire”.

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Fire

A "peg" is just a mental image hook on which you hang the information. This hook acts as a reminder to help your child mentally retrieve information. For example, with the rhyming Peg words, you first remember a concrete object whose name rhymes with the number. NUMBER

PEG WORD

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First

2

Tooth

3

Tree

4

Fork

5

Fire

To memorise a list, you visually associate each

item of information with the number image (e.g. first, tooth, tree, fork, fire). To recall the list, you simply run through the numbers in your mind. Using the same grocery shopping list, “peg” each of the items visually to the number and hence the peg words with a funny story. 1) Chicken 2) 10 Apples 3) A roll of hand towel 4) Broccoli 5) Coffee Go through the stories of each peg work a few times. You will be amazed by how easy it is to recall the grocery items just by recalling the numbers and peg words! 55


TNAP Spotlight: Heguru Education Centre

Unleashing your child’s true potential CLASSES THAT PACK A PUNCH At Heguru Education, the right brain is being effectively stimulated using a variety of techniques which are not used in a typical Singapore classroom. Each class is packed with a range of over 40 activities in an hour. Complementary activities are peppered throughout the class to train your child to harness their powerful right brain abilities such

as photographic memory, speed calculation and concentration. The left brain’s linguistic and analytic thinking skills are also strengthened simultaneously. Other focus areas include motor skills development, character building and parent-child bonding.

“The best investment I made for my child!”

Miss Lee Pei Lin, mother of William Teh, with CEO Mr Kuah and Head Teacher Paige

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What makes you attracted to an enrichment programme. The curriculum? The teachers? For Lee Pei Lin, it was both. Just three months into the programme, she observed that her second child, William, was able to concentrate better and had a longer attention span. He has been attending the programme for the past three years. “The curriculum of the programme appealed to me. On top of focusing on developing the right brain, Heguru Education helps to discover a child’s hidden talent, hone their critical thinking skills and boost their confidence to become more independent. William takes pride in his learning and is very motivated to practice what he has learned in class at home,” adds Pei Ling, a mother of three. All her three kids, aged eight, six and three, attends classes at Heguru Education Centre @ One KM.


“My son, who was not speaking even at the age of two, showed rapid progress in his speech.” Noeline Wong, a MOE school teacher, was initially hesitant to enrol her son. But after a few sessions, she saw how he progressed rapidly in his speech. “We had our concerns when Nathan was still not speaking at the age of two. When he first started with the toddler programme, there was hardly any participation. Slowly but surely, about four months into the programme, his speech rapidly progressed. Subsequently, he

Miss Noeline Wong, mother of Nathan James Wong, with Teacher Yun Tong

was discharged from his clinical follow ups for his speech.” Noeline has been sending three year old Nathan to Heguru Education for the past year. She also enrols her eight year old daughter in the Heguru Primary course at Heguru Education Centre @ One KM.

“It stretches his cognitive thinking and appetite for learning.” Chan Wai Leng, was looking for a program that would fit her inquisitive

Miss Chan Wai Leng, mother of Matthew Chan, with CEO Mr Kuah and Head Teacher Paige

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and energetic boy. After attending Heguru classes, she has not looked back. Like Pei Lin, the mother chose Heguru Education because of the programme and strong parent-child bonding element. “Most of the materials taught were slightly daunting at first, but after a few lessons we were surprised to see that Matthew was able to complete the tasks. This opened our eyes to the potential of our child and we are glad that the Heguru Education techniques are effective in unlocking Matthew’s potential and helping him 58

to learn at an amazing pace across various domains of studies. Matthew is still ever inquisitive and never fails to surprise me and my husband with his nuggets of knowledge and techniques he picks up from the lessons.” Apart from Matthew, Wai Leng also sends her four year old daughter to Heguru Education Centre @ One KM for the past three years.

DEDICATED TEAM OF TEACHERS What differentiates Heguru Education Centre from the rest is its dedicated, passionate and highly experienced team

of teachers, majority of whom are graduates from Singapore universities or universities in Australia and the USA. “Nathan absolutely enjoys every class. Not once did he show any signs of refusal to step into his classes. He adores his teachers – Teacher Yun Tong and Teacher Shu Mei, who never fail to shower the kids under their charge with lots of love and attention,” Noeline adds. Under the guidance of the teachers, Pei Lin saw how he has grown from a shy to a confident and active learner.“Head Teacher Paige, who has been teaching William

Photos courtesy of Heguru Education Centre

New Heguru Education Centre at Punggol Waterway Point


for the past three years, is a very dedicated and passionate teacher. She takes the initiative to conduct meetings with parents and keep us updated on our child’s progress. On top of that, she is very generous with her advice and encouragement. She would constantly give me ideas on how I can engage William at home.� The strong teaching staff is also one of the main reasons why the centre receives many word of mouth referrals from parents.

NEW BRANCH AT PUNGGOL WATERWAY POINT! The new campus at Waterway Point provides a conducive learning environment for the little learners. It is conveniently located in the heart of the North-East region and is directly linked to the Punggol MRT station.

HEGURU EDUCATION CENTRE @ ONE KM One KM Shopping Mall 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-53 Singapore 437157 Tel: 6346 4646

Heguru Education builds a strong foundation and provides a head start for young children before they start formal education. Learning techniques acquired at Heguru Education will benefit them for a lifetime! Visit www.hegurueducation.com. sg for more details. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook. com/HeguruEducation or drop them an email at enquiry@ hegurueducation.com.sg

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Optimize synchronize How do we optimize our little one’s brain? Selene Diong, Principal Instructor of Sparkanauts shows us three ways how. GET ON ALL FOURS Whether they are five months old or five years old, crawling and creeping is an activity that we should do with our children on a daily basis. Crawling directly strengthens a child’s mid brain which controls important functions such as reading, writing and speech. When our children crawls in a cross pattern manner, the left and right side of the brain will work together to complete the action. This strengthens their ability to co-ordinate their body to complete any activity from sports to writing, it also strengthens their core muscles, shoulders, arms and wrist. Crawling can develop arches in their hands, helping them to strengthen their writing, colouring and scissors cutting abilities.

FIND YOUR BALANCE Have you ever felt yourself shaking your head to keep yourself awake? What you are really trying to do is to stimulate the vestibular system that is located in your inner 60

ears. The vestibular system in in charge of a person’s ability to balance, co-ordinate, establish eye control and pay attention. To stimulate and strengthen the vestibular system, you can rock, swing and jiggle your child in various directions.

CONTROLLED MOVEMENTS Movement grows the brain. Movement plays a

very crucial role in building pathways between neurons in a child’s brains. These pathways are important in establishing a child’s ability to think, solve problems, plan and memorize. Engage your child in games that require them to move with accuracy. A few such examples would be hopscotch, jumping jacks and musical games.


Spell it out When is the best age to teach your child to write and spell? Esther Lim, Founder of LEAP SchoolHouse and Curriculum Director of LEAP EDUCATION GROUP shares her more.

When your little ones are ready to read or spell, signs of readiness will show. When this happens, that is when the next chapter of learning begins. At preschool level, we define children as being ready to learn ‘to write’ when they are able to understand the direction of writing (i.e. left to right), know that written words have spaces in between and is able to use or produce letter-like shapes and symbols to convey meaning. When a child is observed to be able to achieve

fluency in the above, he is ready to assimilate writing as a skill. Prior to learning how to write and spell, expose your children to pre-writing skills like patterning or fingerpainting early. Such activities build up fine motor skills; a pre-requisite to handling writing. For slightly older children, expose them to activities that requires them to pick up their crayons/pencils and start doodling on the board or paper with the right pencil grip.

Spelling works best when there is a context to understanding the meaning of the word spelt. Children as early as 3 years old can spell simple 3-letter words orally. Early exposure to alphabets through songs and reading gives them the building blocks to understand that letters make words and words carry meaning. So when is the right age to write and spell? It is all in watching and observing. 61


For the love of reading How can parents raise a child who reads and loves to read? Brian Caswell, Dean of Research and Programme Development at MindChamps shares his experience and advice.

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For over 15 years, during my time as a teacher, I coached highschool basketball teams to a number of local area championships. Why do I mention this in an article about raising a reader? Because I would like to use success in basketball as a metaphor for reading mastery.

Basketball and books

Looking at the overall performance of players over those 15 years, it was easy to see a strong and direct correlation between their quality as a player and their ability to make freethrows. In other words, the best players were also the best free-throw shooters. In research terms, ability at free-throw shooting was an effective indicator – or predictor – of overall performance or prowess. Does this mean that all we have to do to create great basketball players is to drill them constantly in free-throw shooting, so that their free-throw average is over (say) 80%? Most people would see the proposition as ludicrous. After all, although the ability to make free-throws is an essential factor in winning close games, that specific ability is only a very


small part of the complex set of skills that make up a top-flight basketball player. An understanding of strategy; defensive technique; lay-ups; dunks; off-ball movements; passing rotations; the ability to memorise and execute complex ‘plays’ in coordination with four other players; the ability to improvise, to predict the opponent’s moves and a thousand other nuanced abilities all make up the skill-set of a successful basketball player, and years of experience reveals that this combination is overwhelmingly the result of three components: 1 Years of training in all aspects of the sport; 2 Hours and hours of playing the game under all kinds of conditions and against all kinds of opposition – but mostly just for fun and, essentially, 3 A love of the game for its own sake. The process of developing the manifold skills of basketball naturally results in the improvement of any individual component of those skills – e.g freethrow shooting. But what if free-throw percentage is easier to measure? What if, in research terminology,

it is more quantifiable? We might use it to predict the potential quality of a player, before seeing him or her play, and the correlation might be strong, but that is very different from focussing only on that skill in training and developing a player. In research, there is a truism that states: ‘Correlation does not equal causation’, and this is where the basketball analogy intersects with the area of reading.

Prescription for nurturing a life-long reader

In reading the easiest thing to measure (and to drill) is what are called the ‘codebased’ or phonics skills. Just like free-throws, these are easily quantifiable. They can be measured in a ‘tick-box’ manner and they predict future reading success because without phonics skills – word-attack – no effective reading is possible. However, as one influential paper on the subject pointed out: To understand the vocabulary and sentence structures that result from decoding, children must

have mastery over their native language as well as knowledge of the world. Otherwise, they only decode the letters in the sentence into words that yield nothing beyond a string of seemingly disconnected sounds. 1 Unfortunately, as in the free-throw analogy, phonics skills are only one component of a complex and beautiful process that hinges on: 1 Years of training in all the manifold and complex skills of reading – including, but not limited to the development of phonics skills; 2 Hours and hours of reading, both collaboratively and individually, under all kinds of ‘real life’ conditions – i.e: complete sentences, stories, books, poems etc. rather than meaningless fragments – but mostly just for fun and, most essentially, 3 A love of the act of reading for its own sake. Children learn by engaging, by taking a skillset and experimenting with it – by playing with the pieces until they see for themselves how they go together. So, the prescription for building a life-long enthusiastic reader is simple.

Dickinson, DK, Golinkoff, RM & Hirsh-Pasek, K: Speaking Out for Language: Why Language Is Central to Reading Development. Educational Researcher, Vol. 39, No. 4, p. 305 (May, 2010)

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 Read to and with them from the moment they are born – even before the words make sense to them. They will absorb the sounds and flows and rhythms of the language, ‘wiring’ their rapidly developing brains with the circuits essential to future reading.  When they are old enough – and this can be amazingly early – ask them questions about the story or the characters, have them point to pictures, elements and, as they become more aware, ask them to predict, comment, offer reasons for events and behaviours. 64

 Use books with predictable repetitions and outcomes, and encourage the child to both predict what will come next, and chant the key repeated words and phrases, while pointing to them. This is not ‘decoding’ – although it can rapidly develop into it, as the brain begins to recognise patterns. Talk to them constantly, and encourage them to talk back; point out environmental language (signs, words on food containers; logos [what 21st Century two-year-old does not recognise the golden arches?] – the names of family members etc.)

Immerse them in a sea of language and fun, so that reading is equated with the best of times – not with drill and boredom. There is nothing wrong with drawing attention to the shapes and the sounds of words as part of the reading process, but this is most effective when it occurs ‘in context’ – as part of an enjoyable and engaging interaction with the magic of text. Without the engagement and the immersion in whole reading experiences, we are simply drilling them to shoot free-throws – without any certainty that they will ever enjoy playing the game.


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PICTURE THIS Want your child to learn and love Mandarin? Read picture books, suggests Raymond Cai, Co-founder of YouLe Mandarin Centre. Children love to tell stories and be told stories. Besides developing language skills in the process, they are also developing important social skills and traits such as creativity, empathy and 66

humor. Reading Mandarin books with your child provides them with a rich literary environment in which they not only learn new vocabulary, they also learn rules about grammar

and sentence structure to hone their own language expression. Engaging in dialogic reading over Mandarin books gives you and your child a chance to regularly practice the language.

How do I choose a good Mandarin picture book? For younger children below six years old, go for picture books that are filled with large and captivating illustrations.


The sentences on each page and the length of the book should not be too long as young children have a short attention span. Choose stories that are easy to understand; preferably one that teaches good moral values or has a story that is relatable to your child. For example, I highly recommend the ‘小熊绘本系 列’ for children 0 - 3 years old as the stories revolve around how the little bear ‘ 小熊’ goes about his daily activities such as bathing, feeding, and learning social skills through interacting with his friends during playtime. The aim is not to teach many Chinese characters, but to let your children develop an interest in the language; to listen how Mandarin is used in narratives and to understand that behind

each stroke in the Chinese characters have a meaning.

How should I read to them? A book opens us to the world. When you read to your child, you are entering a shared experience where parent-child bonding takes place. Set up a routine so that your child knows it is time to settle down to a book. Many parents use reading time as part of their child’s bedtime routine, which is a good way of winding down at the end of the day. Take your time to read to your children. As you flip the pages, engage in dialogic reading by describing the illustrations and talk to them about how the stories and pictures relate to their daily lives. Research has shown that literacy development flourishes from rich

human interactions. For infants, you’ll be amused to find that they will attempt to pluck the pictures off the page. For older children, ask them questions relating to the storyline and characters. Stories are a great way to strike conversations and share your own stories. Encourage your child to reply in Mandarin. You’ll be surprised by their imaginative and amusing responses!

Where can I find good picture books? Besides public libraries, major local bookstores carry Mandarin picture books catering to young children. YouLe Mandarin Centre has an e-store offering a small but fine selection of Mandarin picture books, accessible at www.youle. com.sg/bookstore.

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TNAP Spotlight: YouLe Mandarin Centre

Mandarin Magic No drilling. No rote-learning. Just pure fun, joy and engagement! YouLe Mandarin Centre creative multimodal approach and action-packed classes includes visual, audio and hands-on kinaesthetic activities. Here’s a sneak peek at what goes on in their class.

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HOW MANY FINGERS DO YOU HAVE? Storytelling is a core component in YouLe Mandarin. With six years of teaching experience under her belt, Head Teacher Joanne breathes life to every character. She tells each story with gusto and animation, drawing children in as they listen. She reads two to three stories in each class and asks questions at the end to encourage children to speak the language. Each picture book used is carefully sourced and selected by her.

DRUMMING TO THE BEAT OF CLASS Hardly a quiet moment, catchy tunes and sounds of percussion instruments fill the air. In this lesson, Joanne gets each child to be an active participant as she prompts them to strike the drum in tandem with the song they are singing.

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WHAT DO MONKEYS LOVE TO EAT? Lessons are never the same because there is always something new up the teacher’s sleeve! A wide variety of teaching methods are adopted to constantly keep children intrigued. Here, Joanne calls upon her Monkey friend and uses him to reinforce the story she read earlier and to arouse their curiosity.

READING IN A FLASH Flashcards help to expand children’s vocabulary through memory and stimulate their right brain. Having spent years teaching in renowned right-brain training centres for infants to preschoolers, Joanne is wellversed in the best stimulation techniques for young children to keep them engaged.

MUMMY / DADDY CRAFT TIME The parent and child activity at the end of class promotes bonding and also allows parent and child to converse using new words learnt earlier in class. Research has shown that literacy development flourishes from rich human interactions.

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Keeping children engaged and motivated YouLe’s innovative pedagogies stem from the belief that in order for children to learn, they have to first be engaged and motivated. “This is particularly challenging since young children have limited attention span, all the more so if they are learning an unfamiliar language,” says Raymond Cai, Founder of YouLe Mandarin Centre. The centre’s multimodal mandarin programme seeks to stimulate and engage the child by incorporating a wide variety of visual, audio and kinaesthetic activities that are challenging yet fun. A small class size also ensures every child is involved in the activities. Raymond adds, “This motivates them to pick up the language because they want to interact with the teacher and their peers.”

captivating illustrations, and good values or important life-skills. Her strong belief in using mandarin picture books as the central theme to learning Chinese stems from the positive response she has received from her students and her own daughter. With her cheerful and bubbly personality, it’s easy to see why Joanne is able to connect and engage with every child. Cindy Tan, a mother who sends her son Dylan to YouLe, was impressed by Joanne’s wealth of experience and sensitivity. She also felt

at ease that the school employs no “hard-sell” tactics. “Teacher Joanne is very warm, sincere, patient and loving towards Dylan and our family. Furthermore, classes are lively and highly enjoyable for both students and parents.”

With lessons for children aged six months to Primary One, YouLe aims to build a strong foundation in Mandarin through their creative multimodal approach and actionpacked classes. Simply quote ‘TNAP’ to book a free trial class from now till 30 Dec 2016.

Why picture books? Reading books to children provides them with great opportunities for having both the volume and richness of words, says Joanne. She sources for oneof-a-kind Mandarin picture books for the centre’s curriculum. The books have to pass the school’s stringent criteria of having fascinating storylines,

YouLe 优乐 Mandarin Centre 19 Tanglin Road #03-38 Tanglin Shopping Centre Singapore 247909 Contact: 62620700 / 81020422 / 96802010 Email: enquiry@youle.com.sg Website: www.youle.com.sg

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To speak, or not to speak? You can raise a bilingual child even if you are not fluent in the language, says Fiona Walker, Group Managing Director of Julia Gabriel Education. Here are eight ways to increase your child’s exposure to Mandarin. Listening to audio books Children love stories. If you are not a fluent and native Mandarin speaker, listening to an audio book while following the written text of the story is an excellent alternative to reading to your child. It is also a great way to increase vocabulary while they absorb the expressive dynamic of the language.

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to remember language. Matching words with melody is an effective way to build vocabulary so invest in Mandarin CDs and music videos. Plus, singing around the house together is fun!

Watch appropriate TV programmes Television can be a powerful learning aid when used sensibly. A specific time during the day can be set aside for watching children’s programmes as long as this is followed by a relaxed

discussion with questions that promptw them to remember and talk about what they have seen. Exposing children to Chinese DVDs and quality TV programmes will increase their ability to speak Mandarin and create awareness of the written language. For the longest time my son thought certain cartoons only came in Mandarin!

Playdates with children who speak the language Arrange playdates with children who speak


Mandarin as their first language and ask their mums to speak to your child in Mandarin. Or you could arrange for a teacher or sitter to come over a couple of times a week for about two hours. This should not be a dull tuition session, but rather someone who plays with your child and only speaks with them in Mandarin. Children learn far more if they are motivated, relaxed and enjoying the experience.

Regular exposure to language outside home

families, whilst creating memorable bonding experiences. My own daughter was so proud of herself when she was able to translate what the taxi driver was saying when we were in Beijing. She just loved that she could do something far better than me and that I was so proud of her!

Who is your child’s Mandarin role model? Keep in mind that the most important link in the process of learning a language is the person who

models that language. If that person is not going to be you, it is important to pick your child’s language models with care. Ensure that the role models avoid destructive criticism or negative comments and always celebrate effort and success.

What you can do Show a personal interest in learning the language by asking your child to teach you the words they have learnt in school. This is very empowering for a child because they enjoy becoming the “teacher”.

A unique way to increase your child’s exposure to Mandarin could be a Chinese cultural arts programme. This is a wonderful way to bring language alive, spoken and written.

Travel abroad The more opportunities a child has to use a second language, the more easily they will catch it and feel confident. Overseas travel provides one of the most dynamic learning opportunities for this to happen. In depth exposure to indigenous culture and the local speech and language helps put language into context for both children and their 73


Mastering Mandarin How can you make learning Mandarin fun and effective for your preschooler? Huang Ying, Principal of Mandarin Programmes for Julia Gabriel Education lets out six fun secrets. Keep it natural Language is ‘caught not taught’. From day one, talk to your baby (not at him) using a mixture of baby talk and adult language. Use a wide range of words, incorporating them in reading games and other activities. Use them frequently 74

and naturally in your baby’s presence. Children learn through osmosis. They acquire language when they are exposed regularly and in natural settings, e.g. at home or in a play environment. Interact with your child as they grow; have

dialogues and expose them to a variety of experiences that bring them into contact with different places, people and Chinese materials. As they grow older, their horizons need to expand in order for their vocabulary to expand too. If you are able to write in


family, though there are also many opportunities here in Singapore. You might consider joining an adult accompanied Mandarin or bilingual enrichment programme that incorporates play, music and colourful activities in their class, enabling your child to absorb Mandarin in a rich language environment.

Read stories Children love stories and they love being read to. Be creative with your reading. Keep it light and fun by using funny voices and make funny faces. Find quality and age-appropriate

a great way for you to learn the language too!

Be a role-model Experience the process of learning with your child too. Your preschooler will be much more excited to learn something if they feel your excitement! You will both benefit so much from this process.

The two magic Ps Patience and Praise. These two qualities help make learning Chinese a fun and natural part of everyday life. Studies on brain growth and

THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEARNING OCCURS WHEN THESE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES ARE BOTH NURTURING AND ENJOYABLE Chinese, label objects around your home, introducing new words into your conversations gradually. Encourage friends, relatives, siblings and other visitors to speak and play with your child in Mandarin.

Exposure! Exposure! Exposure! Expose your little one to real-life experiences in places where Mandarin is spoken. When language has a direct relevance to your child’s life they will absorb it easily. A holiday to China or Taiwan will be fun for the

videos that are fun to watch and allow you to use words in conversation afterwards.

Music and songs Music is a great way for young children to pick up the natural rhythm of language, to hear correct pronunciation of sounds and to remember vocabulary. Songs with simple melodies and repeated phrases work best. Let your child fall asleep listening to their favourite CD; play it in the car. You may get tired of it after a while but your child will not! If you are not a natural Mandarin speaker - it’s

early language development have shown that language acquisition in infants is dependent on their early neural connections (synapses). These connections are stimulated through responsive interaction with others, ideally during the first two years of life. The most effective learning occurs when these interactive experiences are both nurturing and enjoyable. The more positive, fun and importantly, natural, a child’s experiences; the easier it is for them to pick up one, two and even three languages simultaneously. 75


Make it count Learning mathematics is more than just the computation of numbers. We are no longer impressed by the ability to calculate numbers quickly or mentally. Calculators could do that quite well, and Singaporean students are allowed to use them at Primary 5 and 6. Instead, children in schools today are being taught to understand mathematical concepts and problem solving strategies. Lau Chin Loong, Co-founder and Lead Mathematics Curriculum Developer of Seriously Addictive Mathematics lists the do’s and don’ts of teaching maths. 76

DOS Use the CPA Approach When you show a child the number ‘2’, they may not understand that ‘2’ represents two quantities. Simply writing the number down and telling them “This is number 2” would not be meaningful to them. Hence, it’s important to start at the concrete or manipulative stage. This would involve using manipulates like blocks or cubes to show two quantities. Once they can successfully display two quantities using manipulates, we can move on to the pictorial stage. At this stage, we would

encourage them to draw pictures of two quantities using coloured pencils and paper. After successfully drawing pictures of two quantities, they may proceed to the abstract or symbolic stage. Here, they would be able to read and write the number ‘2’ with understanding. Concrete examples are objects, such as figurines, toys, and blocks. Pictorial examples are diagrams and drawings. Abstract examples are symbols, i.e. 10 – 3 = 7. This approach can be used to teach across all levels and topics. It is particularly useful in teaching how to solve problem


sums. E.g. It’s your birthday and you have a birthday cake that you would like to share with 5 of your friends. But on that day, 3 more friends came over. How many slices do you need to cut now? Is each slice of the cake smaller or bigger? Slowly graduate your child Once your child understand the sum at a concrete stage, you can move on to pictorial stage, and lastly, understanding the sum in its abstract form, which is translating the ‘story’ into numbers. Slowly, graduate them from the concrete to the abstract stage. They should not be rushed to move from the concrete stage to the abstract stage. ‘A little bit every day’ Practice makes perfect. Do a few sums each day. By doing a little bit every day, it becomes a lot. If you ask your child to practice five questions each day, they would have done 30 questions per week. Make sure that they are practicing and solving the sums with the right understanding and concepts. If they are practicing sums with the wrong concepts, it will be more difficult for them to unlearn them. If you are unsure of the teaching methods or concepts, seek help from teachers. Attitude is key It’s not just the IQ, it’s the attitude. Incalculate a love for

mathematics by instilling the right attitude towards learning. Be encouraging and praise them when they have done well or manage to complete their set of math sums without any help to encourage further learning. The emphasis is not about having the right intelligence for mathematics, but having a positive mindset when it comes to doing maths. DON’TS Don’t use memory work; teach concepts Memorisation of maths facts is similar to memorising the multiplication table without understanding. E.g. your child knows that 2 x 3 = 6, but does not know how the answer is derived. If your child understands the concept behind 2 x 3, they will understand that it means there are two groups of three, and the total of that is six. They will also know that there is a difference between 2 x 3 and 3 x 2 even though the answer is the same; 2 x 3 means two groups of three, whereas 3 x 2 means three groups of two.

clues hinders a child’s learning opportunity. Don’t be hasty Do not advance your child until they fully understand the concept. Make the effort to go back and revise on the basics. Assess and focus your child’s understanding and ability. Take a step back if you need to, even if that means more time and effort. E.g. if a child does not understand the concepts of subtraction and addition, go back and start from the beginning. Don’t keep banging on the same problem If you are stuck at a problem or concept and don’t know how to progress or teach your child, move on and seek help if you need to. Refrain from working on the same problem over and over again. Help can be in the form your child’s teacher or someone whom you know is better at Maths and able to teach it well.

Don’t feed your child with answers Assist your child by asking leading questions. E.g. “Why do you think the answer is 8?” or “What happens if you do this?” The main purpose of this is to allow the child to discover, and self-learn. Feeding them answers or providing obvious 77


TNAP Spotlight: Seriously Addictive Mathematics

Mad about Maths Studies have shown that early exposure to maths in the real world increase children’s IQ levels in later years. What can parents do to start off on the right footing? Children may begin to understand the concept of numbers as early as three years of age, even if they may not be able to write or recite numbers yet, says Lau Chin Loong, Co-founder of Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M). The general guideline is to expose children to the world of numbers at around 4 years of age, but in a creative and fun way.

A holistic approach to learning mathematics From the way the trainers engage students in the class, to the way questions are phrased and how solutions are presented in their worksheets, the centre adopts a holistic approach. Skills such as critical thinking, heuristics, logical reasoning, metacognitive understanding, solving word problems with modelling techniques are fostered. By the end of their programme, students will be well equipped with an array of skills to confidently embrace future challenges in the world of numbers.

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S.A.M works! Mother Angela shares, “I like the fact that the S.A.M program is catered for preparation of the Singapore Mathematics syllabus. Also, the progression is based on individual ability. This has allowed my 6 year old son to progress to a higher level of maths in a fun and interesting manner.” Mrs Hoh, who signed both her daughters up after a trial assessment, saw a change in their attitude towards maths. “Since their enrolment into S.A.M, I have seen great improvement in my elder daughter’s approach towards word problems. She is nine this year and is now able to solve word problems with the use

of bar modeling techniques. My younger daughter who is six, is able to apply different approaches to solve addition and subtraction sums. I believe the programmes have not only helped them to learn the different methods to approach mathematical sums but more importantly, it changed their attitude towards maths. Their confidence has increased tremendously.” To find out more about S.A.M’s programme, log on to www. seriouslyaddictivemaths.com.sg


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STAY TO PLAY Through play, children can gain a sense of self and an appreciation of their abilities. Rita Mulani, Managing Director of Gymboree Play & Music spells out the various types of play and their benefits.

Let’s get physical Through physical play, children develop their gross motor and cognitive skills. It’s important to engage them in physical activities every week, whether it’s an outdoor or indoor one.

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Such games improves their ability to focus, while learning something new in the process. It also fosters their listening and problem solving skills.

in games, they learn how to resolve conflicts and develop respect for rules and the opinions of others.

Go on play dates

Intellectual Stimulation

Playing with their peers allows children to develop cooperation, sharing, social and language skills. When they create and participate

Introduce different words through picture cards and have face-to-face conversations with your child. Tell them stories and read to


them. This supports language development.

Sensory Play This includes any activity that stimulates any of your child’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and sound. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating the senses helps them to develop cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively.

Allow freedom, but set boundaries Enough freedom should be given to children to develop their creativity. Let your child take the lead. They may find new ways to use materials, props, or even surprise

A note to parents  Over protective Signs include, always holding on to your child’s body, hands or clothes. Trust and allow your child to solve problems and learn about cause and effect.  Always deciding for your kids When your child is old enough to start thinking and have their own preferences, give them choices and freedom to explore and learn on their own. This develops an independent attitude. However, you are still present to guide them on certain matters, e.g. how to identify what is a safe and ageappropriate environment for them to explore in, right and wrong actions.  Too controlling You may feel the need to control every thing your child does, and that they are too young or vulnerable to decide on their own. Most of the time, our intentions may be the purest of intention, but children need to make their own mistakes to learn.  Lack of involvement Put away your smart phones and be involved!

you with new ways to play. However, boundaries still need to be set for them to learn about rules, and to ensure their own and others safety.

How you can make full use of your child’s playtime:  Avoiding using electronic devices during play  Engage with a variety of activities  Constant eye contact  Look out for your child’s interest  Use positive words of encouragement e.g. “You can do it”, “It’s okay, try again”  When your child does a good job or stand up to their fears, acknowledge and praise them  Give assurance and feedback 81


TNAP Spotlight: Gymboree

One for all and all for fun! Tumble, climb, balance and catch. How can your toddlers practice these skills with fun and laughter? It all starts at Gymboree. Gymboree Play & Learn is the centre’s most popular class and it’s easy to see why!

In this adult accompanied programme, children are encouraged to learn at their

own pace and play to their heart’s content through a range of activities.

TO THE OBSTACLE COURSE WE GO “Today we are going to learn about circles and we are going to the circle obstacle course!” says Teacher Janna. She walks around to observe and assist parents as they help their child through the obstacles. As children jump into hoops and crawl through tunnels, they not only build their motor skills, they are also developing their spatial and body awareness.

CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR TOES? Through a repertoire of music and original Gymboree songs, each activity performed by the trainer focuses on certain movements, building up on their milestones as they progress.

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BUBBLE TIME Big bubbles, small bubbles; this activity is hot favourite with the little ones. To work on their hand-eye coordination, Teacher Janna sings the bubble song and encourages each child to pop them in the air.

AIR AND FREEZE One of the signature Gymboree activities and another hot favourite, parents and toddlers tap to the beat of the song on an air log (large cylinder gym equipment). . As Teacher Janna shouts ‘Freeze!’, all tapping stops, and the little ones wait in anticipation for her cue to begin tapping again. Teacher Janna sings all the songs melodiously, with clarity and confidence.

TOGETHER WE CAN MOVE BIG THINGS At Gymboree, children not only build creativity and confidence, they build friendships too. Working together as one, the toddlers roll the air log from one end of the mat to the other. Being in class with same age peers encourage children to do more and play more, shares Teacher Janna.

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UP AND DOWN, IN AND OUT Children learn about cause and effect, and build their strength through play with ramps, slides and climbers.

YOU CAN DO IT! Initially hesitant at first, this little girl manage to balance and walk across the air log with a little help from mum at the side. Along the way, Teacher Stefan compliments her and asks her to try and pick up a scarf along the way. Sometimes, all children need is a positive nudge, says Teacher Stefan.

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Warm and positive teachers The warm and caring staff at Gymboree is one reason why parents keep coming back. Besides finding the classes highly interactive, Samantha Fernando adds, “The teachers are all nice and know how to handle kids. Sabrina has never had a bad experience here which is why she enjoys coming back.” Besides finding the lessons extremely enjoyable and enriching, Karin Wong appreciates the positivity and passion the teachers show in their work. Karin sends her three kids to Gymboree.

play space at Tanglin Mall and Harbourfront Centre, Gymboree’s play equipment are custom

Plenty of play space With its brightly lit indoor

made in the USA and designed to ensure children can move and explore safely.

Harbourfront Centre

Tanglin Mall

For over 30 years, Gymboree has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages from 0 to 5 years old. The programmes are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. Call now to find out more about their class schedules.

Tanglin Mall 163 Tanglin Road #03-21 Tanglin Mall Singapore 247933 Tel: 6735 5290

Harbourfront Centre 1 Maritime Square #03-09/10 Harbourfront Centre Singapore 099253 Tel: 6271 1545

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Time for a dip Is your child afraid of the water? Elena Lim, Director of Little Splashes Swim School reveals how to build your child’s confidence in the water.

START THEM YOUNG Babies after six months of age are ready to be in the water. This is when their neck is more stabilised and their muscles are developed enough. Most babies would have also had their major vaccinations taken by that time. The younger you introduce your 86

child to the water; the less fearful they will be. BUILDING WATER CONFIDENCE Water confidence does not come overnight. The secret is to make it fun for your child when they are in the water. Introducing games and using toys help make the

experience fun. Assure your child that the water is safe to play and swim in encourages him to explore the water and build their confidence. SLOWLY CONDITION THEM Every child is born without water phobia. It is important to slowly condition your baby to be accustomed to the


their back, with their face towards the ceiling and ears submerged in the water. This helps them to be familiar with the sensation of water in their ears. Often, due to past traumatic experiences in the water, i.e. neardrown incidents, children become afraid of being underwater. Parents may also unintentionally instill fear in their child when they keep focusing on the dangers of being in the water. THE SUBMERSION TEST At Little Splashes Swim School, there is a specific test to ensure that babies are ready to be submerged. The "test" is done by showering

the baby with water over their heads. If parents do not feel confident in doing the submersion on their own, trained instructors will demonstrate with their baby, and show the parents how it is done. Babies are very sensitive. If you are scared or anxious, your babies can feel it and be affected too. When a child cries after being submerged, parents are encouraged to calm them down by hugging them close to their bodies, and reaffirm them that they are all right. Our instructors will then advise on the next submersion, or if that is enough submersion for the day.

A NOTE TO PARENTS

Baby swimming is not the same as baby spa water before submerging them. For example, for first-time babies who have not been in the water, you can start by sprinkling water over their head, to familiarize them with the sensation of water flowing down their face and head. Once they are comfortable with this, you can lay your baby flat on

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TNAP Spotlight: Little Splashes Swim School

It starts with a splash Water is a great tool to improve physical, mental health and brain development. If you’re unsure of handling your baby in the pool, take a dip with the swimming experts at Little Splashes Swim School.

Infant and Toddler Swim Programme Catered specially for infants six months to three years old, every child must to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

GRAB THAT TOY As part of the warm-up activity, parents wade in the pool with their babies to collect the floating toys and coloured balls.

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THE DOORS ON THE BUS GOES OPEN AND SHUT Familiar nursery rhymes are sang in the class. Parents sing along and mimic the actions of the songs.

HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON THE WALL In this segment, infants are propped on a large rectangle float. With the teacher’s guidance and at the count of three, parents hold on to their babies and in one smooth movement, they carry them down from the float and scoop them underwater for a submersion. This is to build their water confidence and condition them to being underwater.

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR In this segment, parents rest their infants on their shoulders, with their head facing up. As parents sing the song, they walk backwards with a toy in their hand, or open and close their hands to resemble that of a star.

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PERSONAL TOUCH When a new baby joins the class, Little Splashes swim coach will test the child’s reaction to water and gauge how comfortable they are before proceeding to the next level. During each activity, coaches observe how parents interact with their child and provide immediate feedback on their techniques. Here, Coach Coco guides a mother on the various types of holds for babies in the water.

BABIES CAN GO SWIM Conditioning babies allow us to give them warning to them submerging. From there, babies will know when to hold their breath, says Elena Lim, head coach of Little Splashes. A maximum of 12 submersions are capped for each child per sessions.

FILL THEM WITH ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAISE After each underwater submersion, parents are reminded to hug their children close to their chest and praise them. This is to calm them down and to build their confidence of being underwater, says Coach Coco.

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Small ratio Classes are conducted in small ratio (1:5). This allows better supervision and interaction among their peers. If there are more than five infants in the class, there will be two teachers in the pool. Charlene Go shares her first time experience with Little Splashes. “Our experience with Coach Coco was great. Her instructions were clear and she was very encouraging throughout the lesson. When she was interacting with my baby boy, she was very gentle and calm. I was amazed that he did not even fuss or cry even though it was his first lesson with new company and in a new environment. I also liked that nursery rhymes and toys were incorporated.” The mother of two attended the Infant and Toddlers Swimming programme with her 10-month old son, Reyes.

Lin Kejin, mother of 3 year old Thaddeus adds, "The coaches are very patient and I felt the lessons are very well thought out; where each child’s swimming proficiency is carefully considered. There are less distraction compared to other pools and it is weather proof!"

Double protection For hygiene purposes, children below the age of three are required to wear two layers of diapers – a disposable water-proof diaper, and a reusable diaper on the outer layer.

Class time To cater to the attention span and stamina of children, all programs are kept at 30 minutes per session.

The pool The only one of its kind, the swim school uses a

non-chlorine purification method to give ultra clean and bacteria-free mineral water. This prevents any associated allergies to chlorine water that is present in most swimming pools. The water in the 1.2 metres deep pool is kept an ideal temperature of 30 to 34 degree Celsius. It was because of this that Mother Samantha Noh chose Little Splashes. “The mineral water is very good for eczema skin and the heated pool makes it comfortable for the babies,” said Samantha. Charlene adds, “The heated swimming pool also provided great convenience as I will not worry about the rain or strong sun and my boy catching a cold. There were changing tables available for babies and even the shower rooms for adults have heated water!”

Little Splashes aims to introduce water safety, water confidence and water familiarisation to infants and toddlers from six months to three years old. They also offer swimming lessons for older kids and adults. Book a class with them today! Little Splashes Swim School 300 Bedok South Avenue 3 Siglap Community Centre #01-07 Singapore 469299 Contact: 6636 0016 Email: info@littlesplashes.com.sg Website: www.littlesplashes.com.sg

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Going to school can be scary. Not just for kids, but for parents too. Here’s how you can make the home-toschool transition less stressful.


dream before your dreams can come true. for Encourage In a world that has that has too much complaints and criticisms, being appreciated is always a breath of fresh air. Sometimes, all you need is that little extra encouragement to go from good to great. for Fortitude Success is getting up every time you fail, and fortitude is that helping hand.

Life’s little ABCs

A for Apple? B for Boy? Not quite. Rachel Lim shows us a different set of ABCs to teach your little one. for Altruism Altruism is the principle or practice of unselfishness. Teach your child to consider the interests of others above his own and to give without expecting anything in return. for Bravery The world is a wonderful place to explore and find out more. Be brave, be curious and try new things (within boundaries of course). 94

for Gentleness Do not mistake gentleness for cowardice. True gentleness is strength under control. for Hope Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

for Contentment In a world that constantly hankers after more, knowing how to be contented is a rare virtue that when applied well can put you in good stead for the rest of your life. Less is more. Sometimes being minimalist is better than having it all!

for Inclusivity Teach your child to embrace everyone, especially those who have difficulty integrating. Even if they may look, speak and act very strangely or differently, every human being has the capacity to feel love and hurt.

for Dream The sky is the limit! Dream big! You have to

for Justice Justice is truth in action. Inculcate a heart for justice in


your child. When they see the downtrodden, they will not be the bystanders - they will be the Good Samaritan. for Kindness Kindness has converted more sinners than fervour, eloquence, or writing. Being kind to others doesn’t just benefit them – it benefits you too. for Life, Laughter and Love Cherish this precious human life that we have. Let your child know that it’s okay to be silly or laugh at ourselves sometimes, even when we make mistakes. Most importantly, the more love we give; the more we will receive. is for Manners Good manners is the mark of good character. Inculcate it from young and your child would make the world a better place to live in. is for Nature Take care of Mother Nature, becauser there is only one of her. is for Obedience Not just obedience, but immediate obedience, and active obedience. Teach your child how boundaries are important not just for children, but adults as well, in fact sometimes even more so.

is for Patience Being demanding and self-righteous is more and more prevalent today, especially with adages like “the customer is always right”. Show your child how to be patient, especially with service staff. Such heart lessons have to be caught, not just taught. is for Quiescence Sometimes amidst the chaos, it takes a calm and quiescent mind to bring people back to earth and focus on the issues at hand. Such a skill is valuable in today’s day and age when information is vast and virtually limitless. Live an unhurried life with your child, don’t rush to tell them “hurry up!” Smell the roses with them. is for Resilience It’s never about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard a hit you can take.

is for Understanding It’s so much more important to hear, than to be heard. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. is for Vulnerability People wear masks all the time, for fear of getting hurt or sometimes more sinister reasons. Being vulnerable appropriately will open you up to rich relationships that you could never have expected. is for Wonder Cynicism is a mark of daily life. Teach your children how to maintain that sense of wide-eyed wonder in everything they see around them. is for X-factor Everyone is unique, everyone is special. Find that X-factor in you!

is for Spunky or Spontaneus Being safe and boring, taking the easy way out, is very simple to do. Sometimes a little spunkiness adds colour to life.

is for Youthful Youth is not a time of life, or the condition of your body. It is a state of mind, a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigour of the emotions.

is for Trustworthy Self-interest is pervasive in this dog-eat-dog world. Being faithful, loyal and trustworthy is so much more precious.

is for Zeal A life lived without zeal is a life not lived at all. People with passion are naturally magnetic and draw others towards them. 95


Off to school now Attending a new school can be scary. Melisa Neo suggests how parents can help their child ease in. Take photographs of the school that your child will be attending. Find interesting features that could excite your child and talk to them about the facilities and facade. It could 96

be the playground, a specific toy, or even furniture. Create a Countdown chart by using a large calendar or print one off from the web. Decorate the day where your

child goes to school. As you countdown to the school day, strike off the dates together.

Read stories about going to a new school. Talk about the pictures together, ask


RECOMMENDED READS FOR TODDLERS TO PRESCHOOLERS ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL:  Wilberforce Goes to Playgroup by Margaret Gordon Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins Let’s Go To School With Thomas by Britt Allcroft Going To Playgroup by Geraldine Taylor Kevin Goes To School by Liesbet Slegers  Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards how the character is feeling and share what your child can expect in the new school and routine.

Make a small size family photo readily available in your little one’s bag, or place it in his school cubby. If your child has switched to a new school, you can also include a class photo or photos of friends from the previous school.

Encourage your child to talk about their feelings and share your feelings too. E.g. “Daddy and mummy will be worried when you are in school while we are at work, but we know that the teacher will be taking good care of you, and you will be having fun with your friends”. Talk about certain emotions that may arise while in the new school, and how they can cope with the emotion. E.g. “When you miss us, you can look at the

photo that mummy placed in your bag.”

Know the school’s schedule Starting school may mean that he has to wake up earlier every day, or it may mean that meal times may need some changes. Help him cope ahead by adjusting his nap times at home to be on par with the school’s timetable. Find out from the teachers whether there are any other areas where you can help your child to adapt beforehand. For example, some schools may have a “diaper-free” policy, and potty training has to begin from home.

Give a comfort item such as a familiar toy or item from home, or even an item from you that your child associates with you; preferably something they can identify with. For example, your Ezlink card that your child helps you to tap

while taking the bus or MRT. Assure him that you will be back at the end of the day to take the item.

Visual timetable After understanding the flow of the schedule, you can draw a visual flow of events of the school day for your child. Indicate the drop-off and pick-up time in the timetable. For younger kids, their visual timetable may not need to indicate the exact numerical time; you can use pictures instead. Home-School Partnership Work closely and initiate conversations with his teachers to find out how he is coping in school. Seek advice from them should the transition from home to school continues to be a challenge to find a better strategy. As much as possible, prepare your child for the changes and be the secure base that they can trust and rely on. Younger children usually lack the language to describe their emotions and react through physical means which may be misinterpreted as being ignorant or difficult. While some children may have more intense reactions, some will be able to ease through the change easily. Be patient and give your child time to adapt, while you continue to communicate with the caregiver. 97


What did you do this time? What if your child is turns out to be one of the ‘infamous’ kids at school? Dorothea Chow highlights possible scenarios and strategies to manage them.

When your child’s teacher asks to speak to you in private, it usually means only one or two things. He’s been an angel in class, and she wants to you or your child. But the words most of us wouldn’t want to hear coming out of that teacher’s mouth are… “I’m sorry, but I must tell you that your child…” Immediately you think “Oh no, what has he done now?” 98

MY CHILD IS… TALKING BACK TO THE TEACHER Your child’s teacher asks him to keep his toys and start working on the class activity. “No” is his flippant reply. The teacher sees red and confiscates his toys or denies him of play time. Or your preschooler refuses to do the craft activity as directed and argues with the teacher about doing it a different way. Jane Nelsen, author of

Positive Discipline states that when children talk back, what they are expressing is anger, frustration, fear, or hurt. Talking back could be your child’s way of getting attention from the teacher, or protesting against what he feels is an unfair request. For younger children, it is just their way of asserting their personal preferences and rights, or a reaction to feeling out of control of a given situation.


TRY THIS: Set clear limits ahead of time Talk to your child about what kind of behavior is okay and not okay in the classroom. Explain to him the need for such behavior, e.g. “Teacher needs you to pay attention in class so that you will know how to do the homework later on.” Or “When you say ‘No’ or fold your arms, it looks very disrespectful and it might hurt your teacher feelings.” Focus on the message behind the tone Find out what your child is thinking or feeling when he is talking back to the teacher. Perhaps he is angry with a decision she has made, or frustrated that she can’t see his point of view. If you begin with an argument (What’s wrong with you? How can you talk to your teacher like that?), chances are his walls will immediately shoot up. Instead of taking a confrontational approach, seek to understand what he meant by what he said, and why he said it. Next, help him to think about how he could have made his point in a more respectful manner.

MY CHILD IS… HURTING HIS FRIENDS It can be a huge shock to any parent when you realise that your child is a bit of

a classroom bully, biting or hitting his peers in the classroom – whether it’s for fun or as a reaction to their behavior. Biting is common among preschoolers, it could be their reaction to feeling frustrated, cornered, hurt, curious or excited. Primary school children would probably not struggle with this issue as much, as they would have learnt how to regulate their behavior better by then. Hitting, however, is a habit that may take more time to outgrow, especially when your child is mad about something or someone. Your first priority is to establish the reason behind the physical behavior. Is your child biting or hitting as a reaction to something, or as a means to elicit a response? Is he being overstimulated in the classroom or situation, giving rise to his higher level of aggression? Does she know why hurting her friends is wrong? TRY THIS: Set clear boundaries about hurting others, whether at home or in school, and determine the consequences if your child acts out in this area. Since the issue is one of physical violence, you shouldn’t punish your child with any physical discipline. After all, you’re trying to send the message that hurting

others is wrong. Instead, try the approach of time-out or taking away your child’s privileges, should he cross the line again. Talk about your child’s feelings What led him to punch his buddy or led her to bite her friend? What can he do if he encounters similar feelings in the future? Help your child to think about alternative ways to cope, e.g. teaching him to say “I don’t like this game. Can we play another game?” or “I don’t like it when you tickle me. Please stop!”

MY CHILD IS… TELLING LIES Children lie at any age – even we adults do tell the socalled “little white lie” once in a while. The reasons for lying, however, stay roughly the same. We all prefer our version of the truth every now and then – to avoid getting the punishment we deserve (or that we think we don’t deserve), to protect someone we love, or simply because the lie sounds better than the truth. Children often create imaginary friends or worlds, and may be genuinely confused between fiction and reality at times. Whilst most primary school children and tweens would be growing out of this phase, they may still have valid reasons for the lies they tell, especially 99


Why do children lie? Other than as an expression of anxiety, children do tell lies for various reasons, adds Esther Lim, Founder of LEAP SchoolHouse and Curriculum Director, LEAP EDUCATION GROUP. While we often wish to trust our children wholeheartedly, it would be best to also maintain an open communication with their teachers to get the full picture before making conclusions. Young children are not always able to contextualise what they are trying to verbalise. For example, they may see a friend being hurt by another child through a fight in school. When verbalising to an adult, they might say that they were the ones that were hurt in the fight and not the friends who were involved in the actual tussle. Secondly, to pander for more attention, sensationalising events becomes an avenue for children to get adults to keep them under their radar. Lastly, children listen to what adults have to say and words from you mean the most to them. Their young minds can then look at things differently and perceive non-truths as perfectly acceptable.

when group dynamics and social norms come into the equation. Avoid coming down too hard on a young child who is caught telling her first few lies While you certainly should not condone the lying, understanding the circumstances and reasons for the lie is vital to help your child process through why and how she could have responded differently. Recognise that your child 100

may not even be intentionally covering up the truth, but simply having trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality. TRY THIS: Set a good example for your children by always telling the truth, even when it is inconvenient. For example, don’t lie about your smallsized four year-old’s age just to get him free entry into the cinema. Explain the importance of truth-telling

and honesty to your children, instead of just demanding these standards of them. Recognise that your child has reasons for telling the lie, and do take these reasons into consideration as you mete out appropriate consequences for his lie. Speak to your child’s teacher to find out the context if he is caught lying in school. Focus more on the importance of truth than the problem of lying For young children, assuring them that you will not punish them if they tell you the truth about a certain situation can be a good way of demonstrating how highly you value the truth. If your child is lying chronically about many things, do seek professional assistance. While we often wish to trust our children wholeheartedly, it would be best to also maintain an open communication with their teachers to get the full picture before making conclusions.

MY CHILD IS… THROWING TANTRUMS IN CLASS Parents often think that their toddler will grow out of the “terrible twos” phase and straight into maturity, but that’s often far from reality. Temper tantrums


or emotional outbursts may continue well into the primary school years and even the pre-teen years, although they may come out differently. A ten-year old is more likely to slam her room door and scream hateful words, while a two-year old may writhe on the floor, kicking and crying. In class, your child may react violently to a classmate’s teasing, a perceived injustice from the teacher, or to losing in the class quiz. She may show her temper by shouting, crying, slamming the table, throwing things, destroying school property or just flat out refusing to obey the teacher. As a parent, you may feel helpless to teach her a better way to respond.

Come up with a plan together with your child that he can fall back onto the next time he is in a similar situation E.g. Let the teacher know when he is upset with a classmate, and ask to meet the teacher after the class to talk more about it. Then hold him accountable to it, with the help of his teacher. These issues are part

of your child’s growing up experience, as he learns to adapt to different people and situations. With proper guidance and the opportunity to practice what he has learnt, and with parent and teachers working closely together to facilitate change, you can empower your child to relate better to his teachers, peers and the school system.

TRY THIS: Stay calm If your child is still reeling from the emotions that are out of control, talking about the problem may be far from helpful. Sometimes, the best thing is to wait until the storm has blown over. You can talk about things when both of you are in a better frame of mind. Seek to understand why he was upset Help your child to understand what he was reacting to, and to consider how he could have responded better to the stressful situation. 101


You are doing just fine Instead of dismissing your concerns, it’s important to acknowledge that starting school is an adjustment for both you and your child. Jenny Tai preps parents for the journey ahead. 102

Prepare for changes Your home life will change a bit. There might be new morning and after school routines; homework time; a younger sibling at home missing their older sibling; conversation topics revolving around what took place at school. As you navigate these changes, remember that it’s natural to feel stressed or overwhelmed before finding your footing. Consider getting more involved with his school by volunteering for activities, career days, or field trips. Remember the names of their classmates, and get to know their parents. When asking your child


about school, don’t start with something vague like “What did you do today?” because your child will probably respond with, “I don’t know.” They’re not dismissing you. It takes time to digest a long day, so it’s unlikely that they’ll provide you with a detailed rundown on the spot. Instead, ask your child simple, specific questions such as, “What did you eat for lunch?” or “Did you have water play or sand play at recess today?” The more you know about their school world, the more at ease you’ll feel.

Observe your little one

As your child continues their education, you might come across new worries such as, “Are they keeping up in class?” “Do they like school?” “Are they getting enough physical activity?” “Do they need to more stimulation? Should I sign them up for enrichment courses?” It might feel like the worries never cease. Don’t ignore your concerns, but do find out if they’re well founded. If your child comes home singing songs they learned in class and is cheerful when you drop them off and pick them up from school, then you can put the worry “Do they like school?” to rest. The key is to

observe your child. That way, you’ll be in tune with their needs. If a concern is well founded, rather than blaming yourself and feeling like you’re failing to give your child the best, decide what action to take. Ask their teachers about their progress. If your kid’s math or Mandarin needs some strengthening, help them

education should be in tune with what you have observed about them and their learning style. The last thing you want is to overburden them with decisions that add stress to their lives. Some things might be out of your control. When your kid comes home telling you that so-and-so doesn’t want to be their friend, or that

Have confidence in your child that they’re resilient and bright individuals who will find their way, even if it’s after some exploration and adjustments here and there. As your confidence in them grows, you’ll gain confidence as a parent as well. review at home. If they don’t get enough exercise at school, make outdoor play a priority on the weekends or sign them up for a sports class they enjoy, whether it’s dancing or swimming. You might consider sending your kid to enrichment classes to acquire or brush up on certain skills. The point is, doing something about the situation will make you feel more in control, and that in turn will help your confidence.

Believe in your child, believe in yourself

Take direction from your child. Don’t compare them with others. Any decision that you make about your kid’s

another student didn’t invite them to their birthday party, what can you do? As much as you want to step in, it’s best not to interfere. Instead of feeling helpless, think about what you can do. As much as we reassure our kids that school will be fun and that they’ll make plenty of friends, we can’t help feeling nervous when we leave them in school the first time. Will they fit in? Will the other kids be nice? What happens if they throw a tantrum? Give your child your undivided attention, make them feel more loved than ever. Fill your home with warmth and acceptance. Let them feel valued. 103


enrichment

Music, art, science or sports? Enrich your child with the right programmes. Find out what’s available out there.


MindChamps Reading & Writing Designed by international reading experts and award winning authors, the MindChamps Reading & Writing programmes establish the love for reading and writing in the early years by engaging both your child’s emotion and intellect. MindChamps Reading (3 – 7 years old) MindChamps Writing (K2 – P3)

MindChamps Reading & Writing @ East Point 3 Simei St 6 #06-04 Singapore 528833 Tel: 8499 4311 / 6538 3113 MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Junction 10 1 Woodlands Rd #02-15 Singapore 677899 Tel: 6767 2381 MindChamps Reading & Writing @ OneKM 11 Tanjong Katong Road #03-05/06/07, OneKM Singapore 437157 Tel: 6702 6626 / 8492 8666

PROGRAMMES Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System® (P1 – Tertiary) P5 Success™ & PSLE Success™

MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Paragon 290 Orchard Road #06-19/20 Singapore 238859 Tel: 6732 0087 MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Tampines 4 Tampines Central 5 #05-06/07 Tampines Mall Singapore 529510 Tel: 6782 0606 MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Toa Payoh 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh HDB Hub Biz 3, Lift Lobby 2 #05-02 Singapore 310490 Tel: 8332 0020

MindChamps Reading & Writing @ United Square 101 Thomson Road #0423/25, United Square Singapore 307591 Tel: 6259 0606/ 8123 2128 NEW MindChamps Reading & Writing @ West Coast Plaza 154 West Coast Road #01-63 Singapore 127371 Tel: 6774 1733 / 8597 8216 MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Westgate 3 Gateway Drive #04-16/17 Westgate Singapore 608532 Tel: 6369 9455

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Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M) S.A.M is an award winning Maths program based on the Singapore Maths syllabus for children 4 to 12 years of age, where students learn at their own pace through an individual based Step-Up process that is thoughtfully prescribed by qualified S.A.M trainers. The unique S.A.M classroom and worksheet experience program is gaining popularity with parents in Singapore as well as in other countries like Malaysia, Thailand, India and the United States. S.A.M is also open to Master Franchise enquiries. The Classroom Experience Conducted by Certified S.A.M Trainers, engages students with dialogue, probing questions, props, games and a healthy dose

of encouragement. During this engagement time, the trainer takes the opportunity to accesses how the student is coping with his work, his rate of progress and his level of motivation. The Worksheet Experience The Worksheet Experience engages each student individually in their own designated time for study at home. This regime instills self-discipline and independent learning, both necessary skills required in all manner of learning. The volume of work and level of difficulty are all carefully calibrated to ensure that learning remains challenging yet fun for every student at S.A.M.

PROGRAMMES Preschool Mathematics 4 to 6 years old • Primary School Mathematics 7 to 12 years old Ang Mo Kio Blk 163 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-454 Singapore 560163 Tel: 6524 9397

Orchard Far East Shopping Centre 545 Orchard Road #11-10 Singapore 238882 Tel: 6520 0338

Toa Payoh Blk 83 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh #01-455 Singapore 310083 Tel: 6258 2008

Bukit Timah Bukit Timah Plaza 1 Jalan Anak Bukit #02-27 Singapore 588996 Tel: 6466 1684

Serangoon 237 Serangoon Avenue 3 #01-110 Singapore 550237 Tel: 6846 9776

Yishun Blk 103 Yishun Ring Road #02-85 Singapore 760103 Tel: 6257 1744

Jurong East Central Blk 134 Jurong Gateway Road #03-307B Singapore 600134 Tel: 6899 9302

Tampines Central Abacus Plaza 3 Tampines Central 1 #02-01A Singapore 529540 Tel: 9173 3356

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CRESTAR LEARNING CENTRE

Crestar Learning Centre was established since 1977, offering a wide range of creativelydesigned and interactive enrichment programmes for students of various age groups. The curriculum is tailored to suit varying needs and interest, from the performing arts to language studies. With local and international professionals developing the curriculum, Crestar Learning Centre facilitates internationally recognised qualifications to mould brighter future for the children. A proprietary Developmental Assessment (DA) System helps our teachers customise coaching strategies that allows students to learn effectively, accordingly to their pace and ability.

Dance Dancing Tots 2.5 - 3 years old Bebe Ballet 3- 4 years old Classical Ballet 4 years old & above Modern Jazz 4.5 years old & above Street Jazz 9 years old & above / Adult classes Hip Hop 9 years old & above / Adult classes Modern Theatre 5 years old and above

PROGRAMMES - Felt Craft, 3D  Chinese Dance Paper Diorama, 4 years old and Paper Relief, Paper above Sculpture, Mosaic  Contemporary Art Dance 10 years old and above Mandarin  Belly Dancing 5  Chinese Speech years old - Adult & Drama Course (Preschool) ARTmazing  Beginners (4 – 4 Abacus & Mental years 11 months) Arithmetics  Elementary I (5 – 6  Nursery Level (4 – years 11 months) 5 years old)  Elementary II (7 – 8  Fresher Abacus (6 years 11 months) years old & above)  Modular Courses

Marine Parade Blk 87 Marine Parade Central #04-301 Singapore 440087 Tel: 6344 4588

Tampines Abacus Plaza, 3 Tampines Central 1 #04-02 Singapore 529540 Tel: 6782 882

Thomson Plaza 301 Upper Thomson Road #03-24A Singapore 574408 Tel: 6553 6450

Woodlands Woodlands Civic Centre, 900 South Woodlands Drive #05-03 Singapore 730900 Tel: 6892 8892

Jurong East Blk 135 Jurong Gateway Road #03-341 Singapore 600135 Tel: 6560 9997

Junior Abacus (students who completed Fresher programme) Senior Abacus (students who completed Junior programme) Master Abacus (students who completed Senior programme) Maths Maths Jumpers 4 to 7 years old

Choa Chu Kang Blk 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #02-01 Choa Chu Kang Centre Singapore 680309 Tel: 6769 7228 Hougang Blk 202 Hougang Street 21 #03-00 Singapore 530202 Tel: 6287 6385

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BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Heguru Education Centre

Heguru Education Centre is a multi-award winning enrichment school in right brain training and whole brain development for children. Originated from Japan, Heguru has more than 30 years of history and proven results. Heguru Education Centre has received prestigious awards from several local parenting magazines with raving reviews of the effective Heguru programmes and dedicated teaching team. PROGRAMMES Infant and Toddler Course 6 months to 4 years old Preschool Course 5 to 6 years old Primary Course7 to 12 years old Heguru Education Centre @ One Km One KM Shopping Mall 11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-53 Singapore 437157 Tel: 6346 4646 Heguru Education Centre @ Sengkang Buangkok MRT Station, Exit A 10 Sengkang Central #01-02 Singapore 545061 Tel: 6686 6566 Heguru Education Centre @ Waterway Waterway Point, West Wing 83 Punggol Central #02-07 Singapore 828761 Tel: 6385 1588 www.hegurueducation.com.sg enquiry@hegurueducation.com.sg 108

SPARKANAUTS HAPPY TRAIN

Happy Train offers holistic brain-training programme for children aged 3 months to 6 years old. The curriculum is designed to motivate the learner’s aspiration of achievement, and to enrich children’s growing minds through a variety of games, guided play and hands-on activities. PROGRAMMES Trilingual Programme Bilingual Programme Pure Japanese Programme Happy Train Pte Ltd @ Bugis (Headquarters) 87 Beach Road, Chye Sing Building #06-02 Singapore 189695 Tel: 6336 5080 enquiry@happytrain.com.sg Happy Train Centre @ Tampines 1 Tampines Central 5, CPF Tampines Building #08-01 Singapore 529508 Tel: 6781 6788 enquiry-tm@happytrain. com.sg www.happytrain.com.sg

Sparkanauts aims to give each child an intellectual, physical and social edge in life and learning through specially design programmes that combine fun activities and research-backed teaching methods. Their curriculum combines play and exploration with learning, consisting of activities such as flash cards, music, mobility and mathematics. PROGRAMMES Baby Cadet 5 – 12 months Cadet 12 – 18 months Junior Pilot 1 – 2 years Pilot 2 – 3 years Explorer 3 – 4 years Navigator 4 – 6 years Bilingual 3 – 5 years Witty 3 – 5 years Curious 18 – 36 months Playgroup Programme 18 – 36 months SPARKANAUTS SAFRA Toa Payoh 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #02-01 Singapore 319387 Tel: 6259 0307 www.sparkanauts.com info@sparkanauts.com


ART

ART

ART

ART

ART

BAKING

Genius R Us heART Studio

heART Studio believes early engagement in art has a positive impact on young people. It allows children to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. The studio provides quality arts education for all students to gain mastery in the arts, to nurture their creative potential and to cultivate a community of artists and art lovers of all ages. Students are exposed to painting, cartooning and clay creative art, using various mediums and materials. PROGRAMMES: Little Botero 3 years old Little Dali 4 to 5.5 years old Little Picasso 6 to 7.5 years old Young Van Gogh 8 and up years old Adult class Yearly Holiday programs heART Studio 1 Charlton Lane #01-04 Singapore 539631 Tel: 65547563 www.heartstudiosg.com info@heartstudiosg.com

Da Little Arts School

With a believe that learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics cab enrich the lives of the children, Da Little Arts School aims to educate and nurture each child with adequate life skills to mould them into confident and responsible individuals and develop an inquisitive mind to explore the world around them. PROGRAMMES Little Doodlers 18 months to 2.5 years Book Explorers 2.5 to 4 years Little Crafters 4 – 6 years old Master Artists 6 years and up Birthday Parties Holiday Programmes Da Little Arts School 35 Rochester Drive Rochester Mall #03-23 Singapore 138639 Tel: 6570 8001 www.dalittleschool.com.sg rochester@dalittleschool. com.sg

Genius R Us is a baking cove where kids build their confidence and learn skills beyond the perimeter of a classroom. Specializing in their very own Kidz Can Bake!™ and Tots Can Bake!™ series of workshops, Genius R Us has conducted workshops for over 75,000 happy kids. PROGRAMMES Tots Can Bake!™ 2 – 5 years old Kidz Can Bake!™ 5 – 12 years old Specialised Birthday Packages City Square Mall Studio 180 Kitchener Road City Square Mall #07-08 Singapore 208539 Tel: 6634 6020 / 6221 4561 / 8183 0563 (SMS) info@geniusrus.com

Westgate Kids Club Studio Powered by Genius R Us 3 Gateway Drive #05-03 Westgate Singapore 608532 Tel: 66908 3736 / 8183 0563 westgatekidsclub@geniusrus. com www.geniusrus.com

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MANDARIN

MANDARIN

Molin Tutorial Centre CHENGZHU

MANDARIN CENTRE

Chengzhu Mandarin Centre

With a curriculum specifically designed to surpass standards set by the Ministry of Education, combined with a proven recipe of challenging yet enjoyable activities, students build strong communication and literacy skills, enabling confident use of the language in real-life situations and academic success at school. A range of dynamic language, creative writing and cultural arts programmes inspire students to achieve through each level because they remain focused and feel actively engaged at all times. PROGRAMMES Adult Accompanied Programmes (6 months and 3½ years) Preschool (2 to 6 years old) School Years Programmes (7 – 12 years old) Chengzhu Mandarin Centre 35 Rochester Drive #03-01 Rochester Mall Singapore 138639 Tel: 65 6737 5348 www.chengzhu.net enquiries@chengzhu.net

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Molin Tutorial Centre is an established brand name for Chinese tuition. It has a proven record of more than 25 years and enjoys a strong reputation among educators as one of the top choices for teaching academic-based Chinese. The curriculum is extensively researched and aligned with the school syllabus set by the Ministry of Education (MOE). PROGRAMMES Foundation Programme (Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2) Enrichment Programme (Primary to Secondary Level) Oral and Comprehension Programme (Primary 1 to 2) Composition and Comprehension Programme (Primary 3 to 6) Marine Parade Blk 87 Marine Parade Central #04-303 Singapore 440087 Tel: 6440 8036 / 6348 5048 Jurong East Blk 135 Jurong Gateway Road #03-341 Singapore 600135 Tel: 6665 7558 / 6665 7560 www.molin.com.sg enquiry@molin.com.sg

ENGLISH / SPEECH & DRAMA

Julia Gabriel Centre

The centre’s unique EduDrama philosophy forms the foundation of every programme and teaching methodology. Process drama, combined with planned educational outcomes, develops powerful tools for learning that take children successfully through school and life. Julia Gabriel Centre students stand out because they are confident and expressive communicators. Programmes for infants and caregivers, Speech and Drama programmes, Readers and Writers programmes and Trinity College London assessments, challenge and excite students to explore, discover, learn and achieve. PROGRAMMES Adult Accompanied Programmes (6 months to 3 years) Speech and Drama Programmes (2 to 18 years) Readers and Writers Programmes (2 to 12 years) Julia Gabriel Centre Forum 583 Orchard Road #04-00 Forum The Shopping Mall Singapore 238884 Tel: 6733 4322 Julia Gabriel Centre Tampines Mall 4 Tampines Central 5 #05-03 Tampines Mall Singapore 529510 Tel: 6444 6735 www.juliagabriel.com enquiries@juliagabriel.com


ENGLISH/CHINESE

PLAY

LEAP SchoolHouse

At LEAP, our goal is to help children grow up with a love for reading and lifelong learning, empowering them with the ability to engineer change in life through literacy mastery. We engage children through our book-based curriculum and keep our class sizes small so that children get the attention they deserve. PROGRAMMES BEC™ Parent-Assisted Programme (8 to 36 months old) LEAP TOTS™ Weekday Playgroup (2 to 3 years old) KIDSNETIC™ English Enrichment (3 to 6 years old) YUE DU FANG™ Chinese Enrichment (3 to 6 years old) Immersion To P1 Bilingual Programme (6 to 7 years old) Holiday Programmes (3 to 8 years old) LEAP SchoolHouse @ City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road #B219/20 City Square Mall Singapore 208539 Tel: 6634 0828 / 8578 1596 contact@LEAPSchoolHouse. com.sg LEAP SchoolHouse @ Pasir Ris 443 Pasir Ris Drive 6 #03-02 Singapore 510443 Tel: 6581 2271 / 9230 5117 contactpasirris@ leapschoolhouse.com.sg www.leapschoolhouse.com.sg

GYMBOREE

For over 30 years, Gymboree has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages from 0 to 5 years old. Today there are over 750 locations in 30 countries, making us the global leader in early childhood development programs. Gymboree programmes are specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play. PROGRAMMES Play & Learn Level 1 (0 - 6 months) Play & Learn Level 2 ( 6 - 10 months) Play & Learn Level 3 (10 - 16 months) Play & Learn Level 4 (16 - 22 months) Play & Learn Level 5 (22 - 28 months) Play & Learn Level 6 (28 - 36 months) Play & Learn Level 7 (36 - 60 months) Music 1 (6 - 16 months) Music 2 (16 - 28 months) Music 3 (28 - 60 months) Family Music (6 - 60 months) Arts 1 (18 - 24 months) Arts 2 (24 - 36 months) Arts 3 (36 - 60) months Sports (36 - 60 months) School Readiness (3 - 5 years old) Preschool program (2 - 3 years old) Mandarin Classes (18 - 36 months/36 - 60 months) Themed Birthday Parties Tanglin Mall 163 Tanglin Road #03-21 Tanglin Mall Singapore 247933 Tel: 6735 5290 Harbourfront Centre 1 Maritime Square #03-09/10 Harbourfront Centre Singapore 099253 Tel: 6271 1545 www.gymboree.com.sg gymboree_singapore@yahoo.com.sg

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SPORTS

SPORTS

Little Splashes Swim School

BazGym Gymnastics School A well-established school specializing in teaching gymnastics and movement programmes to children aged 3 and above, BazGym caters to all ability levels, including children with special needs. Students follow a well-planned syllabus, with specially designed facility and equipment to enhance their learning in a safe environment. They are grouped according to their individual ability level, with small student to instructor ratio. PROGRAMME Mini Bear 3 - 4 years old (Parent accompanied) Gym Bear 5 - 6 years old Gym Boy / Gym Girl 5 years and above BazGym Gymnastics School 333 Boon Lay Way SAFRA Jurong Country Club #3C-01 Singapore 649848 Tel: 6686 4309 Home-Team NS Balestier Clubhouse (Level 4) 31 Ah Hood Road Singapore 329979 Tel: 6256 8191 SAFRA Punggol 9 Sentul Crescent #04-01 Singapore 828654 Tel: 8781 3461 punggolbazgym@gmail.com www.bazgym.com administrator@bazgym.com 112

SWIMMING

MY GYM @ Buona Vista

Love, patience, positive support and self-esteembuilding activities are the basic principles of the MY GYM experience. Its award-winning program is designed to build skills, confidence, and to nurture a child’s natural ability, curiosity and creativity. PROGRAMMES Tiny Tykes 4 to 10 months old Waddlers 10 to 18 months old Gymster 18 months to 3 years old Terrific Tots 3 to 4 years old Mighty Mites 4 to 5 years old Whiz Kids 5 to 8 years old Cardio Kids 8 to 13 years old Playgroup & Nursery Programs (Independent) 18 months to 4 years old Birthday Bash and special themed parties Holiday programmes MY GYM @ BUONA VISTA 35 Rochester Drive #0324/25/26 Rochester Mall Singapore 138639 Tel: 6684 9220 www.facebook.com/ mygymbuonavista buonavista@mygym.com.sg

Little Splashes believes that every child is born without water phobia. It aims to introduce water safety, water confidence and water familiarization to infants and toddlers from 6 months to 3 years old. The school uses an indoor mineral heated swimming pool, with diaper changing stations and showering facilities for adults.

PROGRAMMES Infant & Toddler Swim 6 months to 3 years old (Parent accompanied) Children Learn to Swim 3 to 7 years old Swim Stroke Correction (Open to all ages) Adult AquaFitness (Open to all ages) Little Splashes Swim School 300 Bedok South Avenue 3 Siglap Community Centre #01-07 Singapore 469299 Tel: 8685 8688 www.littlesplashes.com.sg info@littlesplashes.com.sg


ABACUS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

SPORTS

The Tots' Classroom Fun in Abacus Katong Plaza

No 1 Brooke Road #02-45 Singapore 429979

Ang Mo Kio Centre Toa Payoh Centre Ang Mo Kio Centre Big Box @ Jurong East

To find out where the centres are located, or for more info, call 9786 5383 http://funwithabacus.com

531 Bedok North Street 3 #01-704 Singapore 460531 Tel: 64455881 www.thetotsclassroom.com MANDARIN

Sport4kids

21 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh #23-05 Singapore 319581 Tel: 93550376 www.sport4kids.sg SWIMMING

YouLe Mandarin Centre Tanglin Shopping Centre 19 Tanglin Road #03-38 Singapore 247909 Tel: 6262 0070 / 8102 0422 www.youle.com.sg

AQZOG Swim School Tel: 91375141 www.aqzog.com

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*All the listings under this section were categorised according to the Urban Development Authority Map System, www.ura.gov.sg/uramaps


CHILTERN HOUSE PRESCHOOL

Established since 1994, Chiltern House Preschool offers both full and half-day programmes from pre-nursery to kindergarten. A bilingual programme and interactive, child-centred curriculum prepare children for confident entry into primary school. The curriculum includes Mandarin, Maths, Language and Literacy, Art and Craft, Cookery, Science, Computer Discovery, Physical Education, Speech and Drama, Music and field trips. Learning Support programmes are also available. Pre-Nursery • Nursery • Kindergarten • School Fees: $$$$ METHODOLOGY: Chiltern House Preschool adopts a range of teaching methods: EduDrama Thematic, Multiple Intelligence, Project work, Play, Learning Centres and Experimental. CHILTERN HOUSE EAST COAST 902 East Coast Parkway Block C #02-17/18 Playground @ Big Splash Singapore 449874 Tel: 6345 9912 cheastcoast@chilternhouse.com.sg

CHILTERN HOUSE THOMSON 510 Thomson Road #04-01A SLF Building Singapore 298135 Tel: 6299 5161 chthomson@chilternhouse.com.sg

CHILTERN HOUSE FORUM 583 Orchard Road #04-01 Forum Singapore 238884 Tel: 6737 1966 chforum@chilternhouse.com.sg

CHILTERN HOUSE TURF CLUB 232 Turf Club Road Singapore 287982 Tel: 6468 8566 chturf@chilternhouse.com.sg

CHILTERN HOUSE MOUNTBATTEN 231 Mountbatten Road Block A #01-00 Singapore 397999 Tel: 6242 8368 chmountbatten@chilternhouse.com.sg www.chilternhouse.com.sg | For enrolment: 6346 6130 / enquiries@chilternhouse.com.sg

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MindChamps PreSchool & Chinese PreSchool Voted the No. 1 Choice by Singapore parents*, the curriculum at MindChamps PreSchool and MindChamps Chinese PreSchool nurtures all aspects of child from 18 months to 6 years old. Give your child the most C 46 C 23 C 100 C 50 C 0 C 0 C 0 P186C 100 100 0 0 100 M M M M M 50 M M 0 0 C foundation comprehensive fromY 100 any of theY 31 MindChamps 0 Y 0 Y 0 Y 100 Y 100 Y 0 M 100 K 0 K 0 K 0 K 0 K 0 K 0 K 80 Y 81 PreSchools and 1 Chinese PreSchool. K 4 *identified via more than 4,000 independent online and face-to-face consumer surveys conducted by Brand Alliance since 2013.

www.mindchampspreschool.org | sg.enqpreschool@mindchamps.org | Hotline: 8233 4400 Playgroup • Childcare • Preschool • School fees: $$$$ METHODOLOGY: MindChamps’ unique approach to early childhood education is their cutting-edge scientific research behind their preschool pedagogy, based on the four domains of domains of Early Childhood Education, Neuroscience, Child Psychology and Theatre.

NORTH

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bishan Midview City 18 Sin Ming Lane #01-18 Singapore 573960 Tel: 6734 8400 MindChamps PreSchool @ Serangoon 151 Lorong Chuan #03-06 (Lobby F) New Tech Park Singapore 556741 Tel: 6281 5638 MindChamps PreSchool @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub Biz 3 Lift Lobby 2 #05-12 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310490 Tel: 6828 2648 116

MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson 9 Tagore Lane #01-08 9 @ Tagore Singapore 787472 Tel: 6552 1032 / 9127 0985 MindChamps PreSchool @ Woodlands 11 Woodlands Close #0138/39 Woodlands 11 Singapore 737853 Tel: 6339 3296 MindChamps PreSchool @ Yio Chu Kang 202 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01204 Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex Singapore 569771 Tel: 6481 6626 / 8492 7888

MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun 6 Yishun Industrial St 1 NorthView BizHub #019/10/11 Singapore 768090 Tel: 6966 8758 NORTH EAST

NEW MindChamps PreSchool @ Punggol Northshore 11 Northshore Drive, #01-B, Marina Country Club Singapore 828670 Tel: 8838 4428 NEW MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok 15 Serangoon North Avenue 5 #02-00 (within Popular building) Singapore 554360 Tel: 8838 4863


EAST

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bedok 750C Chai Chee Rd #01-01 Viva Business Park Singapore 469000 Tel: 6445 4567 / 9833 4567 MindChamps PreSchool @ Changi Business Park 51 Changi Business Park Central 2 The Signature #01-16 Singapore 486066 Tel: 6781 6870 NEW MindChamps PreSchool @ MacPherson 56 Kallang Pudding Road #01-01/02/06 HH @ Kallang Singapore 349328 Tel: 6385 5803 / 9113 6278 MindChamps PreSchool @ Mountbatten 231 Mountbatten Road Block C #02-01 Singapore 397999 Tel: 6242 9839 NEW MindChamps PreSchool @ One KM (relocated from 143 East Coast Rd) 11 Tanjong Katong Road #03-19 Singapore 437157 Tel: 6440 0859 MindChamps PreSchool @ Tampines Point 2 Tampines Central 6 NTUC Income Tampines Point Level 2 Singapore 529483 Tel: 6260 0531 NEW MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Tampines Central 3 Tampines Central 1 Abacus Plaza #03-01 Singapore 529540 Tel: 9769 9025 SOUTH

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bukit Merah 2 Jalan Kilang Barat #01-01

Singapore 159346 Tel: 6274 6066 MindChamps PreSchool @ Mapletree Business City 20 Pasir Panjang Road #02-25 Singapore 117439 Tel: 6659 4100 MindChamps PreSchool @ Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-213 Marina Square Singapore 039594 Tel: 6333 0331 / 9695 3738 CENTRAL

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bt Timah 200 Turf Club Road The Grandstand #05-05 South Grandstand Singapore 287994 Tel: 6468 0668 MindChamps PreSchool @ City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road City Square Mall #07-01/05 Singapore 208539 Tel: 6834 4388 MindChamps PreSchool @ Liang Court 177 River Valley Road Liang Court #05-01 Singapore 179030 Tel: 6338 3002 / 9114 2280 MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon 290 Orchard Road Paragon #06-19/20 Singapore 238859 Tel: 6732 0087 MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin 318 Tanglin Road #01-42 Singapore 247979 Tel: 9782 6663 MindChamps PreSchool @ Zhongshan Park 18 Ah Hood Rd #05-51 Hiap Hoe Building

Singapore 329983 Tel: 6734 7702 / 9776 5033 WEST

MindChamps PreSchool @ Buona Vista (Biopolis) 3 Biopolis Drive Synapse #01-11 Singapore 138623 Tel: 6684 5568 / 9831 4567 MindChamps PreSchool @ Fusionopolis 1 Fusionopolis Way Connexis #03-11/24 Singapore 138632 Tel: 6463 4567 / 9831 4567 MindChamps PreSchool @ Holland V 211 Holland Avenue #04-01 Holland Road Shopping Centre Singapore 278967 Tel: 6463 0881 MindChamps PreSchool @ West Coast Plaza 154 West Coast Road #01-63 West Coast Plaza Singapore 127371 Tel: 6900 4500 MindChamps PreSchool @ JTC Summit 8 Jurong Town Hall Road The JTC Summit #05-01 Singapore 609434 Tel: 6896 8896 MindChamps PreSchool @ Junction 10 1 Woodlands Road #02-15 Junction 10 Singapore 677899 Tel: 6767 2381 MindChamps PreSchool @ Jurong West 20 Jurong West St 93 Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre #0206/07 Singapore 648965 Tel: 6790 8878 117


Dreamkids

Dreamkids employs a fusion of the world’s best early childhood educational approaches. The school’s Education and Curriculum Specialist comes from Finland – recognised as one of the world’s leading education systems – and blends knowledge of Finland’s well-balanced system with the successful traits Singapore. Playgroup. Nursery. Kindergarten. School Fee: $$$ METHODOLOGY Adopting a thematic approach in their school, Dreamkids Kindergarten also partnered with Rovio Entertainment Ltd, to bring in an early childhood education program for three to six-year-olds based on the ‘Fun Learning’ methods and values. The programme, Angry Birds Playground, supports engagement, creativity and innovative thinking. Dreamkids Kindergarten @ East Gate 46 East Coast Road #01-03 Singapore 428766 Tel: 6348 8078 / (SMS) 8777 8834 www.dreamkids.com.sg info@dreamkids.com.sg

LEAP SchoolHouse

LEAP SchoolHouse Preschool daily mission is to create moments for each child to experience the joy of personal success and to love the process of learning. With a holistic programme that emphasises learning beyond the books and academic technicalities, the school inspires children to grow up with an appreciation for life; instilling positive values and attitudes towards self and others. LEAP SchoolHouse @ City Square Mall Infant Care. Playgroup. Nursery. Kindergarten. School Fees: $$$$ METHODOLOGY Thematic, Play, Learning Centres, Experimental 180 Kitchener Road #B2-19/20 City Square Mall Singapore 208539 Tel: 6634 0828 www.LEAPSchoolHouse.com.sg contact@LEAPSchoolHouse. com.sg

LEAP KIDS Preschool

Located in the heartlands, LEAP KIDS Preschool provides convenient child care options for parents and cosy environments for children to learn, socialise, play and grow up in. LEAP KIDS Preschool values academic development, physical and socio-emotional growth. All centres feature their own outdoor play area for the little ones. LEAP KIDS Preschool @ Jalan Lana Playgroup. Nursery. Kindergarten. Student Care (Primary School). School Fees: $$$ METHODOLOGY Thematic 5 Jalan Lana Singapore 419037 Tel: 6449 0306 www.facebook.com/ LEAPKIDS.JalanLana LEAP KIDS Preschool @ Woodlands Playgroup. Nursery. Kindergarten. School Fees: $$$ METHODOLOGY Thematic, Learning Centres 11 Woodlands Close #01-40 Singapore 737853 Tel: 6694 3135 www.facebook.com/ LEAPKIDS.Woodlands

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Childcare CENTRAL

Adventureland Kidz 3 Pickering St #01-61 S048660 T: 8606 6809 Agape Little Uni. @ Cecil 101 Cecil St #01-01 S069533 T: 6223 8081 Agape Little Uni. @ Central 22 Sin Ming Lane #01-71 S573969 T: 6659 4990 Agape Little Uni. @ Commonwealth 401 Commonwealth Dr #02-01 S149598 T: 6479 7001 Agape Little Uni. @ Kallang 5 Upper Boon Keng Road #0220 S380005 T: 6848 9230 Agape Little Uni. @ Orange Grove 30 Orange Grove Road #08-01 S258352 T: 6737 1690 Alphabet Playhouse @ Mountbatten 369 Tanjong Katong Road S437126 T: 6345 3248 Alphabet Playhouse @ Somerset 16 Dublin Road S239805 T: 6735 9407 Amar Kidz @ Tanjong Pagar 143 Cecil St #04-01 S069542 T: 6533 1238

Amazing Star Montessori House @ Ubi 306 Ubi Ave 1 #02-187 S400306 T: 6844 0706

Americare Child Development Centre 541 Geylang Road #02-01 S389496 T: 6344 4424 Amity Juniors 9 Grove Dr Henry Park S279050 T: 6469 7793 Appleland Playhouse 104C Depot Road #01-03 S103104 T: 6377 0800 Apricot Academy @ Katong 828 Mountbatten Road S437821 T: 6345 2289 Arts Junior Montessori 11 Chang Charn Road #02-02 S159640 T: 6272 1332 Ascension Kindercare 105 Potong Pasir Ave 1 #01-436 S350105 T: 6281 8434 Babies Inc Montessori 100 Turf Club Road #01-02D S287992 T: 6467 7600 Bambini Childcare 3 Jalan Kakatua S598523 T: 6468 7790

Bambini Montessori Childcare 131 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1591 S160131 T: 6270 9633 BestCare Montessori 45 Boon Keng Road #02-01 S339771 T: 6299 0818 Bethel Child Development Centre 111 Aljunied Crescent #01-110 S380111 T: 6846 9287 Between Two Trees Preschool @ Holland Road 7 Ming Teck Park S277375 T: 6733 9768 Between Two Trees Preschool @ Loewen Gardens 73 Loewen Road #01-19 S248843 T: 6509 8296 Bleu Castle Montessori Child Care Centre 45 MacPherson Road #01-01 S348469 T: 6281 8995 Bloomberry@ Bukit Merah 1 Jalan Kilang Barat #01-02 S159345 T: 6339 6360 Blossom Glittering Campus 4 Crescent Road S439289 T: 6346 3218 Bridging Stars Childcare Centre 123 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-78 S150123 T: 6271 0322 Bright Juniors @ Bishan 140 Bishan St 12 #01-484 S570140 T: 6353 1712

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Bright Juniors @ Bukit Purmei 113 Bukit Purmei Road #01-226 S090113 T: 6270 1939 Brighton Montessori Fort Road 16 Fort Road S439077 T: 6588 3883 Brighton Montessori Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade #0241A S237994 T: 6588 3883 Brighton Montessori Mountbatten Road 764 Mountbatten Road S437764 T: 6588 3883 Caelum Junior Bendemeer 70 Bendemeer Road #02-01 S339940 T: 8877 7021 / 6341 7008 Caelum Junior Bishan 11 Binchang Rise S579882 T: 9632 9575 / 6352 9290 Camberley Pre-School (Balmoral) 271 Bukit Timah Road #02-16 S259708 T: 6235 7555 Cambridge @ Bukit Timah 19 Toh Tuck Dr S596883 T: 6463 9240 Cambridge @ Robertson 11 Unity St #02-01 S237995 T: 6737 9139 Canaan Church Kindergarten (SCCC) 84 St Francis Road S328069 T: 6292 9335 Carpe Diem Juniors 20 Kallang Ave #03-00 S339411 T: 6296 1866

Carpe Diem Kidz 1B Royal Road S118303 T: 6275 0995 / 8511 0995 Carpe Diem Kids Academy 36 Watten Park S287421 T: 6467 6601 Carpe Diem Kidz Universe 3 Russels Road S118282 T: 6275 0995 / 8511 0995 Carpe Diem Schoolhouse Jurong Kechil 146 Jalan Jurong Kechil S598640 T: 6468 0368 Carpe Diem Schoolhouse Toh Yi Drive 5 Toh Yi Dr #01-221 S590005 T: 6468 2341 Carpe Diem Springs 108 Spottiswoode Park Road #01-126 S080108 T: 6225 6700 Champz School House 865 Mountbatten Road #0544 S437844 T: 6344 2997 Character Montessori @ Bishan 1 Pemimpin Dr #04-01 S576151 T: 6507 0390 Cherie Hearts @ Depot 5 Depot Road S109681 T: 6373 1531 Cherie Hearts @ Eastgate 46 East Coast Road #03-03 S428766 T: 6345 4555 Cherie Hearts @ Mountbatten 231 Mountbatten Road #01-01 S397999 T: 6242 3828

Cherie Hearts @ Science Park I 89 Science Park Dr #01-11 S118261 T: 6872 2028 Cherie Hearts Discoveryland (Depot Close) 3 Depot Close S109840 T: 6835 9007 Cherie Hearts Elite Tots (Kallang Pudding) 47 Kallang Pudding Road #0101 S349318 T: 6636 0825 Cherie Hearts Holdings @ Kim Keat 60 Kim Keat Road #01-01 S328827 T: 6252 6228 Cherie Hearts Kids-At-Play (Thomson) 34 Westlake Ave S574245 T: 6352 4889 Cherie Hearts Little Angels (MacPherson) 13 Siang Kuang Ave S347931 T: 6283 6568 Cherie Hearts Preschool (Kallang) 8 Kallang Sector #02-00 S349282 T: 6749 8049 Cherie Hearts Preschool & Early Development Centre 3 Harbourfront Place #02-01 S099254 T: 6271 0072 Cherie Hearts Nurtureloft (Sin Ming) 18 Sin Ming Lane #01-02 S573960 T: 6570 5585 Child’s Atelier 33 Ubi Ave 3 #01-43 S408868 T: 6570 3768


Childfirst @ Dunearn 896 Dunearn Road #04-02 S589472 T: 6469 4466 Childfirst @ Mountbatten 229 Mountbatten Road #01-32 S398007 T: 6440 4466 Childhood Builder Preschool 237 Alexandra Road #02-09 S159929 T: 6473 3543 Childland 409 Sin Ming Ave #03-01 S570409 T: 6454 8365 Chiltern House Preschool Forum 583 Orchard Road #04-01 S238884 T: 6737 1966 Chiltern House Preschool Mountbatten 231 Mountbatten Road #01-00 S397999 T: 6242 8368 Chiltern House Preschool Thomson 510 Thomson Road #04-01A S298135 T: 6299 5161 Chiltern House Preschool Turf Club Road 232 Turf Club Road S287982 T: 6468 8566

Dardis Child Development Centre 134 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1420 S160134 T: 6276 2523 Daystar Child Development Centre 8 Holland Ave #01-32 S271008 T: 6779 2411 Deerland Pre-School 199 Toa Payoh North #01-1019 S310199 T: 6256 1949 Del-Care Edu Centre 80 Anson Road #02-08 S079907 T: 6226 2556 Eager Beaver Schoolhouse @ Bukit Merah Central 3500A Bukit Merah Central S159837 T: 6377 3619 Early Learning’s Fun Preschool 64 Eng Kong Road S599057 T: 6466 4045 E-Bridge Pre-School @ 17 Circuit Road 17 Circuit Road S370017 T: 6742 0869 Ecokidd Childcare Centre @ Toa Payoh 172A Lor 1 Toa Payoh #01-1170 S319172 T: 6252 1272 / 6455 6616

EtonHouse @ Claymore 15 Claymore Road S229542 T: 6737 3322 EtonHouse @ Newton 39 Newton Road S307966 T: 6352 3322 EtonHouse @ Robertson 11 Unity St #02-20 S237995 T: 6221 1050 EtonHouse @ Sentosa 33 Allanbrooke Road S099981 T: 6377 3322 EtonHouse @ Thomson 8 Thomson Lane S297743 T: 6252 3322 EtonHouse @ Vanda 1 Vanda Road S287771 T: 6746 3333 EtonHouse @ 681 Bukit Timah 681 Bukit Timah Road #01-03 S269782 T: 6467 3322 EtonHouse @ 223 Mountbatten 223 Mountbatten Road #01-18 S398008 T: 6440 5100 EtonHouse @ 717 Mountbatten 717 Mountbatten Road S437737 T: 6440 0777 EtonHouse @ 718 Mountbatten 718 Mountbatten Road S437738 T: 6846 3322

Citikids Academy 105 Amoy St S069925 T: 6220 9282

Educa-Zion Group 108 Depot Road #02-05 S100108 T: 6271 6692

Columbia Junior Academy 11 Keng Cheow St #01-01 S059608 T: 6533 2490

Enfant Educare 26 Horne Road #02-00 S209062 T: 6294 9686 / 9339 7880

EtonHouse @ 215 Upper Bukit Timah 215 Upper Bukit Timah Road S588184 T: 6762 3322

EtonHouse @ Broadrick 51 Broadrick Road S439501 T: 6346 6922

First Junior Preschool 11 Lor 37 Geylang S387908 T: 6747 8044 121


Genius Hive Pre-School 105 Cecil St #02-02 S069534 T: 6225 1939 Global Tots Preschool Braddell 6 Muswell Hill S358421 T: 6286 2533 Global Tots Preschool Holland 3 Jalan Hitam Manis S278418 T: 6476 3231 Gloryland Child Development @ Toh Tuck 31 Toh Tuck Road S596709 T: 6462 2701

Happy Family Child Care Centre @ Bishan 505 Bishan St 11 #01-438 S570505 T: 6258 5823 Happy Town Child Care Centre 1205 Upper Boon Keng Road S387311 T: 6748 7343 Haven Schoolhouse @ Bahagia 29 Jalan Bahagia #01-348 S320029 T: 6355 1433

Green Pastures Child Centre 28/30 Duke’s Road S268910 T: 6467 2380

Healthy Start Child Development Centre 120 Bukit Merah View #01-04 S152120 T: 6270 2443

Greenland Childcare 535 Kallang Bahru #03-01 S339351 T: 6538 3301

House on the Hill Montessori Pre-School 12 Mount Sophia S228460 T: 6337 4635 / 6337 3940

Grow & Glow @ Ghim Moh 5 Ghim Moh Road #01-238 S270005 T: 64694830

Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (Purvis) 17 Purvis St #01-01 S188596 T: 6333 9392

Grow & Glow @ Holland Village 11 Holland Drive #01-20 S271011 T: 67781244

Ideal Montessori 1 Youngberg Terrace #01-02 S357741 T: 6288 5421

Halifax Montessori Childcare 7 Halifax Road S229260 T: 6392 2007

Innate Montessori @ Jurong Kechil 25 Jalan Kakatua Jurong Kechil S598543 T: 6468 7449

Hampton Pre-School Bishan 178 Bishan St 13 #01-215 S570178 T: 6258 6209 Hampton Pre-School Tanjong Pagar 126 Kim Tian Road #03-02 S160126 T: 6734 8682

Innate Montessori @ Science Park 2 21 Science Park Road #02-05 S117628 T: 9100 7016 Jingles Childcare Centre 259 Kim Keat Ave #01-04 S310259 T: 6353 8498

Josiah Montessori City Childcare Centre @ Aperia 12 Kallang Ave S339511 T: 6702 3902 / 6702 2177 Josiah Montessori City Childcare Centre @ Suntec City Mall 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-374 S038983 T: 6336 6906 Joy Little Schoolhouse 32 Sin Ming Lane S573954 T: 6684 4111 Just Kids @ Marine Parade 50 Marine Terrace #02-265 S440050 T: 6441 0050 Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse @ Newton 420 Clemenceau Ave North #01-02 S229492 T: 6734 0390 Kiddiwinkle Schoolhouse @ Novena 1 Novena Terrace S307903 T: 6355 0555 Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse @ The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road #05-06 S287994 T: 6762 8878 Kiddy Campus (Eunos) 17 Eunos Crescent #01-2865 S400017 T: 6748 1553 Kiddy Campus (Ubi) 346 Ubi Ave 1 #01-1071 S400346 T: 6747 1146 Kids Educare 96 Farrer Road S259225 T: 6466 8386


Kidscampus @ Bukit Merah 4000 Jalan Bukit Merah #0207 S159465 T: 6396 8569 Kidscampus @ Tanjong Pagar 101 Cantonment Road #03-01 S089774 T: 6396 8569 Kindercare @ Joo Seng 17 Joo Seng Road #03-133 S360017 T: 6280 8537 Kinderland @ Bishan 16 Pemimpin Place S576013 T: 6353 8629 Kinderland @ Katong 5A Crescent Road S439291 T: 6478 0480 / 6478 0481 Kinderland @ Marine Parade 87 Marine Parade Central #03203 S440087 T: 6342 5635 Kinderland @ Ministry of Education 1 North Buona Vista Dr #04-01 S138675 T: 6773 5360 Kinderland @ Ministry of Manpower 18 Havelock Road #01-18 S059764 T: 6532 6838 Kinderland @ Ministry of National Development 7 Maxwell Road #06-02 S069111 T: 6323 1138 Kinderland @ Pandan Valley 3 Pandan Valley #01-316 S597627 T: 6468 4776 Kinderland @ Revenue House 55 Newton Road #05-01 S307987 T: 6354 6153

Kinderland @ Singapore Polytechnic 212 Clementi Road #01-01 S129785 T: 6778 1619 LEAP SchoolHouse @ City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road #B2-19 S208539 T: 6634 0828 Learning Hub @ Graceland 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #04-05 S588177 T: 6766 4008 Learning Seeds Child Development Centre 3 Bukit Chermin Road S109923 T: 6273 9733 Learning Vision @ Alpha (Science Park II) 10 Science Park Road #01-02 S117684 T: 6774 1723 Learning Vision @ Biopolis 11 Biopolis Way #02-01 S138667 T: 6478 9464 Learning Vision @ CET East Campus 11 Eunos Road 8 #04-04 S408601 T: 6842 2235 Learning Vision @ Hwa Chong 673 Bukit Timah Road S269735 T: 6781 0888 Learning Vision @ Kent Ridge (Science Park I) 81 Science Park Dr #01-03 S118257 T: 6776 1015 Learning Vision @ KKH 100 Bukit Timah Road #01-01 S229835 T: 6781 0888

Learning Vision @ Novena 12 Gentle Road S309198 T: 6252 5113 Learning Vision @ NUH Medical Centre 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #0701 S119082 T: 6339 6130 Learning Vision @ Raffles Place 101 Cecil St #01-02 S069533 T: 6221 0896 Learning Vision @ Solaris (Fusionopolis) 1 Fusionopolis Walk #01-14 S138628 T: 6659 0762 Learning Vision @ Surbana One 168 Jalan Bukit Merah Level 3 S150168 T: 6273 9778 Learning Vision @ TTSH 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng Level 4 S308433 T: 6354 3346 LeClare Preschool 100 Beach Road #02-07 S189702 T: 6969 9479 Life Childcare 138 Prinsep St #01-00 S188659 T: 6789 8228 Life Journiz Educare Centre 48 Craig Road S089686 T: 6222 0895 Little Beginnings 140 Paya Lebar Road #01-06 S409015 T: 9689 0110 Little Footprints Preschool @ Balestier 530 Balestier Road S329857 T: 6356 4882

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Little Footprints Preschool @ Sims 165 Sims Ave #01-01 S387606 T: 6844 7702 Little Footprints Preschool @ Thomson 157 Sin Ming Road #02-01 S575624 T: 6554 1445 Little Footprints Preschool @ Ubi 67 Ubi Ave 1 #01-10 S408942 T: 6509 4701 Little Wonders Montessori Childcare @ Bishan 18 Sin Ming Lane #01-10 S573960 T: 6684 9151 Little Raffles School House 1 Biopolis Dr #01-02 S138622 T: 6659 6676 Little Village On The Grange 41 Grange Road S239704 T: 6735 7356 Macpherson Sheng Hong Childcare Centre 175 Macpherson Road S348537 T: 6858 5862

Maple Bear Havelock (Annex@Furama) 407 Havelock Road #04-01 S169634 T: 6737 8898 Maple Bear Katong (Katong Point) 451 Joo Chiat Road #04-01 S427664 T: 9777 4866 Maple Bear Orchard (Claymore Connect) 442 Orchard Road #02-05 S238879 T: 8569 9560 Maple Bear Pasir Panjang 243 Pasir Panjang Road S118599 T: 6774 0589 Maple Bear Paya Lebar 115 Eunos Ave 3 #02-06 S409839 T: 6810 0371 Maple Bear Serangoon North (Popular HQ) 15 Serangoon North Ave 5 Level 3 S554360 T: 9777 4866

Maple Bear Alexandra (Alexis) 354 Alexandra Road #01-21 Alexis S159948 T: 8858 0777

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bishan 18 Sin Ming Lane #01-18 S573960 T: 6734 8400

Maple Bear Bishan (Midview City) 20 Sin Ming Lane #01-56 S573968 T: 6268 4866

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bukit Merah 2 Jalan Kilang Barat #01-01 S159346 T: 6274 6066

Maple Bear Bukit Timah (The Grandstand) 200 Turf Club Road #06-08 S287994 T: 6463 5733

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bukit Timah 200 Turf Club Road #05-05 S287994 T: 6468 0668

MindChamps PreSchool @ Buona Vista Biopolis 3 Biopolis Dr #01-11 S138623 T: 6684 5568 MindChamps PreSchool @ City Square Mall 180 Kitchener Road #07-01 S208539 T: 6834 4388 MindChamps PreSchool @ Fusionopolis 1 Fusionopolis Way #03-11 S138632 T: 6463 4567 MindChamps PreSchool @ Holland V 211 Holland Ave #04-01 S278967 T: 6463 0881 MindChamps PreSchool @ Liang Court 177 River Valley Road #05-01 S179030 T: 6338 3002 MindChamps PreSchool @ MacPherson 56 Kallang Pudding Road #0101 S349328 T: 8233 4400 MindChamps PreSchool @ Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-213 S039594 T: 6333 0331 MindChamps PreSchool @ Mapletree Business City 20 Pasir Panjang Road #02-25 S117439 T: 6659 4100 MindChamps PreSchool @ Mountbatten 231 Mountbatten Road #02-01 S397999 T: 9456 2688


MindChamps PreSchool @ OneKM 11 Tanjong Katong Road #03-19 S437157 T: 6440 0859 MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon 290 Orchard Road #06-19/20 S238859 T: 6732 0087 MindChamps PreSchool @ Toa Payoh 490 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #05-12 S310490 T: 6828 2648 MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin 318 Tanglin Road #01-42 S247979 T: 9782 6663 MindChamps PreSchool @ Zhongshan Park 18 Ah Hood Road #05-51 S329983 T: 6734 7702 MMI Biopolis 1 Biopolis Dr #01-02 S138622 T: 6659 6676 MMI Bukit Merah 167 Jalan Bukit Merah #04-15C S150167 T: 6278 8482 MMI Bukit Timah 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road #04-05 S588177 T: 6766 4008 MMI Katong 865 Mountbatten Road #04-01 S437844 T: 6344 2997 MMI Pinnacle@Duxton 1D Cantonment Road #03-37 S085401 T: 6634 0070

MMI Spooner Road 3 Spooner Road S168794 T: 6273 0600

My First Skool 153 Bishan 153 Bishan St 13 #01-32 S570153

MMI Thomson 6 Bright Hill Dr S579598 T: 6451 1797

My First Skool 236 Bishan 236 Bishan St 22 #01-154 S570236

Moral Child Development Centre (Macpherson) 122 Paya Lebar Way #01-2903 S381122 T: 6844 3550

My First Skool 245 Bishan 245 Bishan St 22 #01-308 S570245

Moral Child Development Centre (Membina) 18 Jalan Membina #03-01 S164018 T: 6276 4243 Mulberry Learning Centre @ Alexandra 12 Hoy Fatt Road #02-01 S159506 T: 6509 3480 Mulberry Learning Centre @ Bukit Merah 168 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-09 S150168 T: 6274 9362 Mulberry Learning Centre @ Cairnhill 1 Anthony Road Level 2 S229944 T: NA Mulberry Learning Centre @ Tanjong Pagar 5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-01 S082005 T: 6223 3539 Mulberry Learning Centre @ Toa Payoh 743 Lor 5 Toa Payoh Level 1 S319457 T: 6710 7834 My First Skool 4 Beach Road 4 Beach Road #01-4973 S190004

My First Skool 54 Chin Swee 54 Chin Swee Road #01-22 S160054 My First Skool 85 Dawson 85 Dawson Road S141085 My First Skool 128 Geylang East 128 Geylang East Ave 1 #01-125 S380128 My First Skool Guillemard Crescent Guillemard Crescent S390000 My First Skool 1 Haig Road 1 Haig Road #01-555 S430001 My First Skool 50 Havelock 50 Havelock Road #02-755 S160050 My First Skool 106 Henderson Crescent 106 Henderson Crescent #0137 S150106 My First Skool 18A Holland 18A Holland Dr #01-457 S272018 My First Skool 137 Bukit Merah 137 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1380 S160137 My First Skool 19 Jalan Sultan 19 Jalan Sultan #01-180 S190019

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My First Skool 66 Kallang Bahru 66 Kallang Bahru Road #05473 S330066 My First Skool 248 Kim Keat 248 Kim Keat Link #01-53 S310248 My First Skool Marine Parade 80 Marine Parade Road #0408 S449269 My First Skool 18 Marine Terrace 18 Marine Terrace #01-108 S440018 My First Skool 111 McNair 111 McNair Road #01-238 S320111 My First Skool 134 Potong Pasir 134 Potong Pasir Ave 3 #01-180 S350134 My First Skool 82 Strathmore 82 Strathmore Ave #01-138 S141082 My First Skool 2 Tanjong Pagar 2 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #03-35 S082002 My First Skool 63 Telok Blangah 63 Telok Blangah Heights #01219 S100063 My First Skool 14A Toa Payoh 14A Lor 7 Toa Payoh #01-229 S311014 My First Skool 55 Toa Payoh 55 Lor 5 Toa Payoh #01-160 S310055 My First Skool 192 Toa Payoh 192 Lor 4 Toa Payoh #02-672 S310192 My First Skool 219 Toa Payoh 219 Lor 8 Toa Payoh #01-639 S310219

My First Skool 236 Toa Payoh 236 Lor 1 Toa Payoh #01-66 S310236 My First Skool 85 Whampoa Drive 85 Whampoa Dr #01-268 S320085 My First Skool 49 Whampoa South 49 Whampoa South #01-08 S330049 T: 6634 9989 My Little Treasure International Preschool 22 Lichi Ave S348796 T: 6283 3830 MY World Preschool @ Bishan 171 Bishan St 13 #01-13 S570171 T: 6259 0071 MY World Preschool @ Boon Keng 4 Boon Keng Road #01-110 S330004 T: 6293 0279 MY World Preschool @ Leng Kee 52 Lengkok Bahru #01-301 S150052 T: 6473 3109 MY World Preschool @ Sims 10 Lor 37 Geylang S387907 T: 6745 9258 MY World Preschool @ St. George’s 14 St George’s Road #01-70 S320014 T: 6298 2543 MY World Preschool @ Stevens 60 Stevens Road S257854 T: 6839 8385

MY World Preschool @ Tiong Bahru View 9B Boon Tiong Road #01-515 S163009 T: 6271 0355 Nobleland Arts N Learning Place Bishan 104 Pemimpin Place S576101 T: 9735 0366 NurtureStars @ SAFRA Mount Faber 2 Telok Blangah Way #01-02 S098803 T: 6377 0859 NurtureStars @ SAFRA Toa Payoh 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #01-06 S319387 T: 63540859 Odyssey The Global Preschool Fourth Avenue 20 Fourth Ave S268669 T: 6781 8800 Odyssey The Global Preschool Wilkinson 101 Wilkinson Road S436559 T: 6781 8800 Orion Preschool 90 Tanjong Katong Road S436959 T: 6445 6628 Our Future Prodigies 37 Jalan Belangkas S369400 T: 6747 6813 Our Juniors Global Schoolhouse @ Bishan 17 Jalan Binchang S578527 T: 6356 5070 Our Juniors Global Schoolhouse @ Tanjong Katong 1 Bournemouth Road S439659 T: 6348 0897


Our Juniors Global Schoolhouse @ Thomson 33 Westlake Ave S574244 T: 6250 5048 Our Juniors Global Schoolhouse @ Ubi 10 Ubi Crescent #02-06 S408564 T: 6749 9909 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Buckley 7 Buckley Road S309763 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Claymore 11 Claymore Road S229541 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Katong 45 Meyer Road S437870 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Mount Emily 19 Upper Wilkie Road S228126 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Prinsep 30 Prinsep St #04-01 S188647 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Raffles 11 Beach Road #03-01 S189675 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse Ridgewood 61A Mount Sinai Dr S277114 T: 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Tanglin 110 Alexandra Road S159921 T: 6781 2288 PCF Sparkletots Kcare Centre @ Blangah Rise 91 Level 4 Telok Blangah Heights S109100 T: 6253 606

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 181 Bishan East 181 Bishan St 13 #01-251 S570181 T: 6352 5219

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 39 Kolam Ayer 39 Bendemeer Road #01-01 S330039 T: 6298 2284

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 257 Bishan North 257 Bishan St 22 #01-347 S570257 T: 6458 4348

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 79 Kim Seng 79 Indus Road #01-465 S161079 T: 6270 2748

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 267 Bishan North 267 Bishan St 24 #02-164 S570267 T: 6459 0522

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 10 Cairnhill 10 GlouceStreeter Road #01-51 S210010 T: 6296 7896

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 12 Bukit Timah 12 Toh Yi Dr #01-389 S590012 T: 6466 6271

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 46 Queenstown 46 Tanglin Halt Road #01-289 S142046 T: 6474 0931

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 4 Buona Vista 4 Holland Close #01-19 S271004 T: 6776 6927

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 145 Queenstown 145 Mei Ling St #01-137 S140145 T: 6471 6606

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 32 Buona Vista 32 Holland Close #01-134 S270032 T: 6774 6348

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 365 Queenstown 365 Commonwealth Ave #01-17 S149732 T: 6474 2045

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 412 Geylang Serai 412 Eunos Road 5 #01-104 S400412 T: 6747 6280

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 18 Radin Mas 18 Telok Blangah Crescent #01168 S090018 T: 6272 9757

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 59 Dawson 59 Strathmore Ave #01-93 S142059 T: 6479 5402

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 44 Telok Blangah 44 Telok Blangah Dr #01-19 S100044 T: 6270 4688

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 341 Kembangan 341 Ubi Ave 1 #01-915 S400341 T: 6744 1291/6748 9341

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 146A Toa Payoh Central 146A Toa Payoh Lor 2 #01-01 S311146 T: 6225 2524

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 232 Toa Payoh East 247 Kim Keat Link #01-27 S310247 T: 6352 6434

Raffles House Preschool @ Paya Lebar 247 Paya Lebar Road #02-11 S409045 T: 6742 8015

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 247 Toa Payoh East 247 Kim Keat Link #01-27 S310247 T: 6353 4815

Raffles House Preschool @ Robin Close 15 Robin Close S258297 T: 6836 7959

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 45 Toa Payoh West 45 Toa Payoh Lor 5 #01-149 S310045 T: 6259 1737 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Ulu Pandan 15 Ghim Moh Road #01-25 S270015 T: 6762 5650 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 105 Whampoa 105 Jalan Rajah #01-78 S320105 T: 6356 2059 Pegasus International Preschool 26 Evans Road S259367 T: 6735 2494 Pibos Garden (Dunearn) 1 Dunearn Close S299574 T: 6466 2639 Pibos Garden (Hua Guan) 7 Hua Guan Crescent S589034 T: 6465 0019 Praise Kids 42 Joo Chiat Lane S428102 T: 6345 4442 Pu Ti Child Care Centre 104 Aljunied Crescent #01-245 S380104 T: 6741 6119 Raffles Early Learning Centre 78B Telok Blangah St 32 #02-16 S102078 T: 6273 1398

Raffles House Preschool @ Toa Payoh 3 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #01-02 S319378 T: 6732 1455 Rainbowland Learning Centre 16 Pemimpin Place S576013 T: 6353 8629 RED SchoolHouse @ Upper Thomson 34 Sin Ming Lane S573955 T: 6353 3200 Rosemary Hall Montessori Katong Childcare Centre 17 Rambai Road S424336 T: 6445 5765 Rosemary Hall Montessori Robinson Childcare Centre 14 Robinson Road #05-01 S048545 T: 6221 8638 Rosy Hearts Babies 12 Lorong Pisang Batu S597925 T: 6464 6618 Rsh Kids 70 Martaban Road S328667 T: 6259 2668 Safari House Preschool Bukit Timah 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road #B2-17 S588179 T: 6462 0238 Safari House Preschool Dover 131 Dover Road S139659 T: 6873 0021

Safari House Preschool Thomson 50 Tagore Lane #B1-4 S787494 T: 6455 4822 Safari House Preschool Toa Payoh 480 Lor 6 Toa Payoh #03-01 S310480 T: 6490 1200 Sam’s Early Learning Centre 17 Jalan Mutiara S249196 T: 6736 1037 Sasco Child Care Centre 102 Bukit Purmei Road #01-78 S090102 T: 6278 5558 School House @ CABCY 443 Sin Ming Ave #01-443 S570443 T: 6452 6796 Schoolhouse By The Bay 51 Kampong Arang Road S438178 T: 6348 4223 School House Bythegarden @ Thomson 14A Marigold Dr S576416 T: 6653 8088 Seedlings Montessori Alexandra 57 Dawson Road #02-11 S142057 T: 6472 3457 Shaws Preschool @ Braddell Heights Campus 24 Lynwood Grove S358666 T: 6382 0314 / 6282 9778 Shaws Preschool @ Carmichael Campus 45A Carmichael Road S359826 T: 6487 7892


Shaws Preschool @ Katong Post Campus 373A Tanjong Katong Road S437130 T: 6440 9192 / 6440 7813

Stamford Education @ Orchard Road 40A Orchard Road #04-01 S238838 T: 6589 8888

Sunny Bunny Montessori Infant And Child Care Centre 455 Sin Ming Ave #01-489 S570455 T: 64570514 / 9647 6828

Shaws Preschool @ Mountbatten Campus 855 Mountbatten Road S437839 T: 6440 9192 / 6440 9196

Stamford Education @ Parkway 1 Marine Parade Central #13-04 S449408 T: 6589 8888

Superland Montessori PreSchool 568 Ganges Ave #02-102 S160568 T: 6278 5886

Shaws Preschool @ Tanjong Katong Campus 4A Boscombe Road S439738 T: 6440 3533 / 6440 3633

Star Learners @ Bishan St 12 114 Bishan St 12 #01-96 S570114 T: 6258 8113

Sweetlands Childcare Farrer Road 6 Farrer Road #01-72 S260006 T: 6473 9049

Sherwood Childcare 10 Ayer Rajah Crescent S139940 T: 6776 1888 Shooting Star Child Development Centre 305 Shunfu Road #01-103 S570305 T: 6258 1366 Small World Educare Centre 3188 Geylang Bahru #01-07 S339717 T: 6392 0002 Spring Brainy Kidz @ Potong Pasir 113 Potong Pasir Ave 1 #01-838 S350113 T: 6383 4463 Spring Brainy Kidz @ Ubi 306 Ubi Ave 1 #02-185 S400306 T: 6743 9108 St Gerard’s School 231 Mountbatten Road S397999 T: 6333 9226 Stamford Education @ Bugis 101 Beach Road #02-01 S189703 T: 6589 8888

Star Learners @ Bishan St 13 510 Bishan St 13 #03-02 S570510 T: 6250 0170 Star Learners @ Boon Keng 5 Boon Keng Road #01-84 S330005 T: 6250 0173 Star Learners @ Tanjong Pagar 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-01A S082001 T: 6225 7745 Star Learners @ Thomson 51 Lorong Puntong S576441 T: 6250 0173 Sunflower Baby House 200 Turf Club Road #04-01 S287994 T: 6463 1303 Sunflower Kiddy House 141 Cecil St #01-01 S069541 T: 6225 5506 Sunflower Preschool @ Balestier 80 Lorong Limau Level 2 S320080 T: 6256 2326 Sunflower Tinkleland 33 Ubi Ave 3 #01-39 S408868 T: 6634 1938

Tai Pei Child Care Centre 2 Lavender St S338823 T: 6298 6255 The Caterpillar’s Cove @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic 535 Clementi Road #03-01 S599489 T: 6464 5219 The Children’s Place 19 Kay Siang Road S248935 T: 6472 3788 / 6479 9118 The Experiential Learning Centre 200 Turf Club Road #03-12 S287994 T: 6466 4533 The Kiddiwinkle Place (ENV) 40 Scotts Road #06-00 S228231 T: 6733 4402 The Learning Ladder 2 Highgate Walk S598754 T: 6467 2714 The Little Champions 20 Aljunied Road #02-01 S389805 T: 6746 8589 The Little Skool-House AtAlexandra 378 Alexandra Road S159964 T: 6471 5135 129


The Little Skool-House AtOCBC-Centre 65 Chulia St #02-02 S049513 T: 6236 0159 The Little Skool-House AtOutram 226 Outram Road S169039 T: 6325 0129 The Little Skool-House AtPandan-Gardens 150A Pandan Gardens #03-00 S609335 T: 6569 9297 The Little Skool-House AtRiver-Valley 262 River Valley Road S238308 T: 6737 3980 The Little Skool-House ByThe-Crescent 36 Namly Crescent S267551 T: 6462 7287

The Preparatory Place 40/42 Fernhill Road S259101 T: 6737 6427 The White House International Preschool 644 Dunearn Road S289627 T: 6464 6088 Toddlers’ Cottage 118 Aljunied Ave 2 #03-102 S380118 T: 6841 4111 Treasure Box Child Development Centre 1 Marine Parade Central #05-01 S449408 T: 6345 9928 TWINKLE Child Care And Development Centre 59 Yuk Tong Ave S596360 T: 6468 2881

Yuquan Preschool @ The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road #06-03 S287994 T: 6846 0600 / 6789 0500 Yuquan Preschool @ Wilkie Road 92 Wilkie Road S228086 T: 6337 1961 YWCA Child Development Centre @ Bishan 185 Bishan St 13 #01-323 S570185 T: 6258 9040 YWCA Child Development Centre @ Marine Drive 66 Marine Dr #01-202 S440066 T: 6344 1942 YWCA Child Development Centre @ McNair 7 McNair Road S328516 T: 6299 7510

The Little Skool-House AtThe-Park 1A Pearl Bank #01-10 S169016 T: 6224 9391

Wesley Vineyard Childcare @ Toa Payoh 44 Lor 5 Toa Payoh #01-117 S310044 T: 6258 0102

The Little Skool-House ByThe-Vista 170 Ghim Moh Road #03-01 S279621 T: 6468 3725

Wesley Vineyard Childcare @ Telok Blangah 29 Telok Blangah Rise #01-231 S090029 T: 6271 1216

The Little Skool-House AtThomson 512 Thomson Road #05-00 S298136 T: 6259 0273

WhizKid Preschool Center 89 Marine Parade Central #02750 S440089 T: 6247 7333

ZEE Learning Cove 896 Dunearn Road #02-03A S589472 T: 6466 0203

Young Talents Preschool 200 Lor 2 Toa Payoh #01-03 S319642 T: 6258 5872

ZEE Playhouse 257B Bukit Timah Road S259699 T: 6836 6365 / 9639 6836

Yuquan Preschool @ Mountbatten Road 231 Mountbatten Road #01-02 S397999 T: 6789 0700

ZEE SchoolHouse 23 Wareham Road S436788 T: 6440 0090

The Nurture Cottage Holdings 715 Mountbatten Road S437735 T: 6345 1420 The Orange Tree Preschool Alexandra (Technopark) 438B Alexandra Road #01-02 S119968 T: 6270 7877

YWCA Child Development Centre @ Outram 254 Outram Road S169051 T: 6223 4556 ZEE Juniors 722 Dunman Road S439235 T: 6440 0070


NORTH

AceKidz Group @ Yishun Centre 315C Yishun Ave 9 #01-180 S763315 T: 6710 7545 Active Learners 306A Woodlands St 31 #03-03 S731306 T: 6363 0631 Berry Tree Preschool @ Sembawang 511 Canberra Road #03-02 S750511 T: 6555 4740 Brainy Kids Schoolhouse 24 Cedarwood Grove S738375 T: 6363 7412 Bright Juniors @ Yishun 865 Yishun St 81 #01-21 S760865 T: 6758 5493 Bright Sparks Childcare 401 Woodlands St 41 #01-30 S730401 T: 6363 0264 Bumble Bee Child Care Centre 369 Woodlands Ave 1 #01-853 S730369 T: 6363 0234 Cambridge @ Admiralty 12 Admiralty Road East S759992 T: 6755 4647 Carpe Diem Kidz Playhouse 257/259 Canada Road S759791 T: 6257 8422 / 9232 3859 Carpe Diem Little Green House 11 Woodlands Close #01-33 S737853 T: 6694 4313

Character Montessori Woodlands 21 Woodlands Close #01-10 S737854 T: 8719 1009

E-Bridge Pre-School @ 504 Yishun 504 Yishun St 51 #01-05 S760504 T: 6555 9276

Character Montessori Yishun 2 Yishun Industrial St 1 #01-16 S768159 T: 6507 0399

E-Bridge Pre-School @ 590B Montreal 590B Montreal Link S752590 T: 6465 9538

ChampKids’ Academy 888 Woodlands Dr 50 #02-741 S730888 T: 6368 9047

Eager Beaver Schoolhouse @ Yishun Central 925 Yishun Central 1 #05-227 S760925 T: 6852 8204

Cherie Hearts @ Admirax (Sembawang) 8 Admiralty St #01-03 S757438 T: 6483 8318

Emmanuel Child Educare 29 Jalan Malu Malu S769646 T: 6852 8361

Cherie Hearts Nurture Cottage (Yishun) 19 Jalan Mata Ayer S759100 T: 6481 1396

Funland Educare Centre 736 Woodlands Circle #01-513 S730736 T: 6363 6980

Child At Street 11 102 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-1429 S560102 T: 6455 3681

Global Child Development Centre 620 Woodlands Dr 52 #01-84 S730620 T: 6269 9176

CiTiKids Academy North 268 Woodlands Centre Road #04-06 S738931 T: 6365 2838 Crystal Tots Child Development Centre 769 Woodlands Dr 60 #01-130 S730769 T: 6269 4337 Cuddle Kids Playhouse 539 Woodlands Dr 16 #01-117 S730539 T: 6894 5055 E-Bridge Pre-School @ 431D Yishun 431D Yishun Ave 1 #01-611 S764431 T: 6555 9276

Glory Joy Child Development Centre 501B Wellington Circle #01-06 S752501 T: 6758 7662 Glucklich Schoolhouse 878A Sembawang Road S758467 T: 6755 5650 Greentree Montessori Children Hub Singapore 45 Jalan Mata Ayer S759130 T: 6756 4382 / 9011 4345 Grow & Glow @ Woodlands 23 Marsiling Dr #01-159 S730023 Tel: 6368 8734

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Grow & Glow @ Yishun 411 Yishun Ring Road #01-1807 S760411 T: 6755 7714

Kindercare Centre 502A Woodlands Dr 14 #01-26 S731502 T: 6364 6866

Happy Brainy Kidz In Wonderland 534 Sembawang Road S758407 T: 6257 0109

Kinderland @ Republic Polytechnic 17 Woodlands Ave 9 #01-01 S738968 T: 6269 5414

Huda Childcare Centre @ 270 Woodlands Centre 270 Woodlands Centre Road #01-01 S738932 T: 6365 1330

Kinderland @ Woodlands Civic Centre 900 South Woodlands Dr #0503 S730900 T: 6892 8892

Huda Childcare Centre @ 11 Woodlands Close 11 Woodlands Close #01-19 S737853 T: 6334 3119

Kinderland @ Woodlands Mart 768 Woodlands Ave 6 #02-01 S730768 T: 6365 0010

Little Ocean Montessori Preschool 11 Woodlands Close #01-40 S737853 T: 6694 3135

IMAN Woodgrove 5 Woodgrove Ave S738405 T: 6369 4436

Le Kottage 3A Woodlands Centre Road #B1-164 S731003 T: 6363 2642

Little Treasures Childcare (Woodlands) 848 Woodlands St 82 #01-175 S730848 T: 6369 1545

Just Kids @ Yishun 290 Yishun St 22 #03-401 S760290 T: 6757 3290 Kidsville Child Care & Development Centre Yishun 217 Yishun St 21 #01-333 S760217 T: 6755 6557 KIDSZONE Childcare And Development Centre 480 Sembawang Dr #01-455 S750480 T: 6257 8863 / 6753 2422 Kidz Meadow Child Care @ Woodlands 874 Woodlands St 82 #01-522 S730874 T: 6368 9634 Kidz Meadow Child Care @ Yishun 173 Yishun Ave 7 #01-817 S760173 T: 6759 5117

Learning Vision @ Vista Point 548 Woodlands Dr 44 #02-20 S730548 T: 6781 0888 Li’l Einsteins ELC 15 Jalan Cherpen S769922 T: 6257 9424 / 9029 1352 Little Footprints Preschool (Woodlands 551) 551 Woodlands Dr 44 #01-42 S730551 T: 6894 7123 Little Footprints Preschool (Yishun 366) 366 Yishun Ring Road #01-1510 S760366 T: 6758 0833 Little Footprints Preschool (Yishun 388) 388 Yishun Ring Road #01-1671 S760388 T: 6753 3393

Little Footprints Preschool (Yishun 701) 701A Yishun Ave 5 #02-04 S761701 T: 6752 3052 Little Greenhouse @ Woodlands 161 Woodlands St 13 #01-633 S730161 T: 6367 0882 Little Greenhouse @ Yishun 832 Yishun St 81 #01-448 S760832 T: 6758 1506

Little Tree House @ Sembawang 558A Sembawang Road S758450 T: 6484 1211 Lutheran Child Care Centre 124 Yishun St 11 # 04-596 S760124 T: 6758 9335 MindChamps PreSchool @ Woodlands 11 Woodlands Close #01-38 S737853 T: 6339 3296 MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun 6 Yishun Industrial St 1 #01-9 S768090 T: 6966 8758


MMI Canberra 310 Canberra Road #01-125 S750310 T: 6757 8514 MMI Woodlands 750 Woodlands Ave 4 #01-317 S730750 T: 6369 0700 My Little Campus @ Canberra 482 Admiralty Link #01-01 S750482 T: 6753 5332 My Little Campus @ Sembawang 406 Sembawang Dr #01-828 S750406 T: 6755 2278 My Little Campus @ Wellington 511 Canberra Road #03-01 S750511 T: 6853 3089 My Little Campus @ Yishun 849 Yishun Ring Road #023701 S760849 T: 6756 1669 My First Skool 491 Admiralty 491 Admiralty Link #01-191 S750491 My First Skool 303 Canberra Road 303 Canberra Road #01-29 S750303 My First Skool 331 Sembawang Close 331 Sembawang Close #01-361 S750331 My First Skool Sembawang Shopping Centre 604 Sembawang Road #02-31 S758459 My First Skool 507A Wellington Circle 507A Wellington Circle #01-146 S751507

My First Skool 347 Woodlands 347 Woodlands Ave 3 #01-109 S730347 My First Skool 406 Woodlands 406 Woodlands St 41 #01-06 S730406 My First Skool 688C Woodlands 688C Woodlands Drive 75 #0144 S733688 My First Skool 678 Woodlands 678 Woodlands Ave 6 #02-724 S730678 My First Skool 742 Woodlands Circle 742 Woodlands Circle #01-443 S730742 My First Skool 848 Woodlands 848 Woodlands St 82 #01-195 S730848 My First Skool 423 Yishun 423 Yishun Ave 11 #01-550 S760423

MY World Preschool @ Sembawang Drive 462 Sembawang Dr #01-223 S750462 T: 6481 2905 MY World Preschool @ Woodlands 863 Woodlands St 83 #01-190 S730863 T: 6269 4829 MY World Preschool @ Woodlands Circle 725 Woodlands Ave 6 #01-494 S730725 T: 6362 2913 MY World Preschool @ Yishun 760 Yishun St 72 #01-314 S760760 T: 6257 6770 MY World Preschool @ Yishun Northland 270 Yishun St 22 #01-58 S760270 T: 6756 0729

My First Skool 612 Yishun 612 Yishun St 61 #01-193 S760612

Niwa Schoolhouse 21 Woodlands Close #01-20 S737854 T: 6908 0855

My First Skool 796A Yishun Ring 796A Yishun Ring Road #013382 S761796 T: 6634 9989

NurtureStars @ SAFRA Yishun Country Club 60 Yishun Ave 4 #01-V1 S769027 T: 6755 0859

MY World Preschool @ Admiralty 787B Woodlands Crescent #0182 S732787 T: 6362 1566

Our First Steps Preschool 6 Yishun Industrial St 1 #01-07 S768090 T: 8123 7760 / 9622 9050

MY World Preschool @ Canberra 350B Canberra Road #01-221 S752350 T: 6481 7427

Pat’s Schoolhouse Sembawang Country Club 249 Sembawang Road S758352 T: 6758 4883 / 6781 2288 PCF Sparkletots Kcare Centre @ Northoaks 61 Sembawang Dr S757622 T: 6481 1380

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 585 Admiralty 585 #01-68 Woodlands Dr 16 S730585 T: 6462 5772

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 446 Gambas 446 Yishun Ave 11 #01-54 S760446 T: 6694 6181/6694 6182

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 879 Nee Soon South 879 Yishun St 81 #01-243 S760879 T: 6555 9154

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 330 Canberra 330 Sembawang Close #01383 S750330 T: 6257 0112

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 12 Marsiling 12 Marsiling Lane #01-23 S730012 T: 6269 9308

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 504A Sembawang 504A Montreal Dr #01-50 S751504 T: 6753 2301

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 337 Canberra 337 Sembawang Crescent #01174 S750337 T: 6483 4942

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 302 Marsiling 302 Woodlands St 31 #01-303 S730302 T: 6368 3926

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 755 Sembawang 755 Woodlands Ave 4 #01-299 S730755 T: 6368 7021

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 413 Canberra 413 Sembawang Dr #01-712 S750413 T: 6555 2078

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 334 Marsiling 334 Woodlands St 32 #01-13 S730334 T: 6365 6787

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 101 Woodgrove 101 Woodlands St 13 #01-20 S730101 T: 6368 2778

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 502 Cheng San 502 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #013734 S560502 T: 6554 9513

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 339 Marsiling 339 Woodlands Ave 1 #01-553 S730339 T: 6364 1246

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 894 Woodgrove 894D Woodlands Dr 50 #0117/19 S732894 T: 6365 7293

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 115B Chong Pang 115B Yishun Ring Road #01-813 S762115 T: 6756 3123

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 357 Nee Soon East 357 Yishun Ring Road #01-1850 S760357 T: 6756 4693

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 604 Woodlands 604 Woodlands Dr 42 #01-77 #01-11 S730604 T: 6362 5530

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 142 Chong Pang 142 Yishun Ring Road #01-38 S760142 T: 6756 2881/6257 6300

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 723 Nee Soon South 723 Yishun St 71 #01-157 S760723 T: 6756 0735

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 649 Woodlands 649 Woodlands Ring Road #01-438 S730649 T: 6760 4160

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 277 Chong Pang 277 Yishun St 22 #01-294 S760277 T: 6756 3057

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 781 Nee Soon South 781 Yishun Ring Road #01-3552 S760781 T: 6758 9641

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 677 Woodlands 677 Woodlands Ave 6 #01-748 S730677 T: 6366 5006

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 288 Chong Pang 288 Yishun Ave 6 #01-46 S760288 T: 6756 1170

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 852 Nee Soon South 852 Yishun St 81 #01-70 S760852 T: 6852 0576

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 801 Woodlands 801 Woodlands St 81 #01-127 S730801 T: 6367 0347


PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 824 Woodlands 824 Woodlands St 81 #01-02 S730824 T: 6362 1082 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 853 Woodlands 853 Woodlands St 83 #01-132 S730853 T: 6365 8725 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 550B Zhenghua 550B Segar Road #01-628 S672550 T: 6710 4138 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 632A Zhenghua 632A Senja Road #01-167 S671632 T: 6339 2149

Safari House Preschool Yishun 5 Yishun Industrial St 1 #01-01 S768161 T: 6710 7328 Sheffield Kidsworld (Woodlands) Woodlands Ring Road #01-132 S730660 T: 6364 0108 Shooting Star Child Development Centre Yishun 26 Jalan Shaer S769372 T: 6759 1678 Skool4kidz Centre @ 24 Marsiling Drive 24 Marsiling Dr #01-191 S730024 T: 6368 9244

Star Learners @ Sembawang Place 587 Sembawang Place S758440 T: 6756 7913 Star Learners @ Sembawang Way 355 Sembawang Way #02-02 S750355 T: 6250 0173 Star Learners @ Woodlands 11 11 Woodlands Close #01-22 S737853 T: 6250 0173 Star Learners @ Woodlands Circle 764A Woodlands Circle #01300 S731764 T: 6250 0173

Phyllis’ Riccia School 49 Woodgrove Ave S738229 T: 6465 3020 / 6465 3021

Skool4kidz Centre @ 782E Woodlands Crescent 782E Woodlands Crescent #01341 S734782 T: 6375 4149

PPIS Child Development Centre - Sembawang 316 Sembawang Vista #01-191 S750316 T: 6754 3950

Skool4kidz Centre @ 628A Woodlands Ring Road 628A Woodlands Ring Road #01-282 S731628 T: 6462 6513

Sweetlands Childcare Woodlands 608 608 Woodlands Ring Road #01-237 S730608 T: 6269 0553

Praiseland Child Care And Learning Centre 662 Yishun Ave 4 #01-235 S760662 T: 6852 2922

Skool4kidz Centre @ 430A Yishun Avenue 430A Yishun Ave 11 #01-376 S761430 T: 6710 5137

Sweetlands Childcare Woodlands 643 643 Woodlands Ring Road #01-42 S730643 T: 6893 8146

RED SchoolHouse @ Woodlands 11 Woodlands Close #01-29 S737853 T: 6334 7680

Small Wonder @ Adora Green 348A Yishun Ave 11 #01-557 S761348 T: 6369 9953

Sweetlands Childcare Woodlands 886C 886C Woodlands Drive 50 #01553 S733886 T: 6734 1081

Safari House Preschool Woodlands 11 Woodlands Close #01-25 S737853 T: 6262 0098

Spring Brainy Kidz @ Yishun 716 Yishun St 71 #01-258 S760716 T: 6482 1768 St Anthony’s Child Care Centre 331 Woodlands Ave 1 #01-421 S730331 T: 6368 5058

Sunnytots Schoolhouse 658 Yishun Ave 4 #01-341 S760658 T: 6759 6877

Sweetlands Childcare Woodlands 896B 896B Woodlands Dr 50 #01108 S731896 T: 6366 6557

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Sweetlands Childcare Woodlands @ Ace The Place 120 Woodlands Ave 1 #03-01 S739069 T: 6893 1108 Sweetlands Childcare Yishun 458 458 Yishun Ave 11 #01-742 S760458 T: 6684 4984 The Learning Campus Preschool @ Sembawang 7 Gambas Crescent #01-20 S757087 T: 6397 5383 The Little Skool-House AtSemb-Place 579 Sembawang Place S758427 T: 6752 1170 The Little Skool-House ByThe-Lake 90 Yishun Central Tower A #04-01 S768828 T: 6570 8513 The Little Skool-House OnThe-Green 1 Orchid Club Road S769162 T: 6759 0393 Thinkerstar Preschool 701 Woodlands Dr 40 #01-102 S730701 T: 6365 6535 Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool 703 Yishun Ave 5 #01-270 S760703 T: 6759 6470 Yishun Bethlehem Educare Centre 311 Yishun Ring Road #01-1286 S760311 T: 6257 3875 YMCA CDC @ Woodlands 171 Woodlands St 11 #01-55 S730171 T: 6269 4125

Young Minds Child Care Centre 316 Woodlands St 31 #01-112 S730316 T: 63632269 / 81215467 NORTHEAST

AceKidz Group @ Hougang Centre 924 Hougang Ave 9 #01-60 S530924 T: 6726 6311 AceKidz Group @ Trinity Centre 34 Serangoon Garden Way S555940 T: 6284 0894 Agape Little Uni @ Sengkang Eastway 325B Sengkang East Way #01655 S542325 T: 6312 5541 Amar Kidz @ Hougang 406 Hougang Ave 7 #01-1124 S530406 T: 6385 2518 Amazing Star Montessori House (SK) 2 St Anne’s Wood S545270 T: 6315 1443 Amazing Star Montessori House (SK2) 46 Jalan Merdu S548674 T: 6315 9815 Amazing Star Montessori House (SN) 103 Serangoon North Ave 1 #01-773 S550103 T: 6285 0887 Berry Tree Preschool @ Sengkang 319C Anchorvale Dr #01-66 S543319 T: 6875 7517

Bethany Presbyterian Child Development Centre 364A Upper Paya Lebar Road S534965 T: 6283 3100 Bethel Day Care Centre 12 Jalan Lateh S359110 T: 6288 5078 / 6282 3121 Bethel Preschool 476 Upper Serangoon Road S534514 T: 6284 1612 Bloomberry @ AMK 3 Ang Mo Kio St 62 #01-09 S569139 T: 6253 7009 Blossom Aspiration Centre 26 Serangoon Ave 1 S556141 T: 6287 5535 Blossom Discovery Centre 275A Lorong Chuan S556770 T: 6284 3320 Blossom Educare Centre 7 Lorong Batawi S536668 T: 6382 0560 Brainy Bunch Hougang 247 Hougang Ave 3 #01-452 S530247 T: 6283 4490 Brain Explorers Schoolhouse 267 Upper Paya Lebar Road S534908 T: 6288 8193 Bright Juniors @ Serangoon Central 255 Serangoon Central Dr #0150 S550255 T: 6281 1173 Bright Kids Punggol @ 173D 173D Punggol Field #01-635 S824173 T: 6343 6626


Bright Kids Punggol @ 175D 175D Punggol Field #01-531 S824175 T: 6875 6330

Cambridge @ Serangoon 22 Kensington Park Road S557271 T: 6282 8455

Bright Kids Punggol @ 192 192 Punggol Central #01-311 S820192 T: 6875 6332

Cambridge @ Yio Chu Kang 1 Tamarind Road S806011 T: 6481 6252

Brighton Montessori The Grassroots’ Club 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #02-01 S568046 T: 6588 3883 BrilliantTots Childcare Jalan Kelulut 28 Jalan Kelulut S809045 T: 6753 6659 Bubblesland Playhouse 238 Compassvale Walk #01542 S540238 T: 6388 5667 Camberley Pre-School Kovan 16 Flower Road S549405 T: 6383 5025

Candyland Infant & Childcare Centre 338 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1645 S560338 T: 6455 6321 Carpe Diem @ Hilltop 701 Yio Chu Kang Road Blk 1 S787087 T: 6458 0585 Carpe Diem @ ITE 2 Ang Mo Kio Dr #01-07 S567720 T: 6752 7317 Carpe Diem Childcare Resort 18 Punggol 24th Ave S829489 T: 6312 5317

Cambridge @ AMK 5/15 Mei Hwan Dr S568346 T: 6383 4464

Carpe Diem MI Preschool 946 Hougang St 92 #01-167 S530946 T: 6386 8839

Cambridge @ Fernvale 409A Fernvale Road #01-46 S791409 T: 9731 6403

Carpe Diem MI Schoolhouse 954 Hougang Ave 9 #01-536 S530954 T: 6385 4011

Cambridge @ Hougang (Poh Huat) 38 Poh Huat Crescent S546871 T: 6288 1838

Character Montessori @ AMK 161 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-502 S560161 T: 6507 0440

Cambridge @ Hougang (St Xavier) 8 St Xavier’s Lane S535736 T: 6288 0083

Character Montessori @ Punggol 420 Punggol Road S546674 T: 6507 0441

Cambridge @ Sengkang 50 Sengkang East Way S548601 T: 6315 3183

Chee Hwan Kog Childcare Centre 695 Hougang St 61 #01-72 S530695 T: 6386 2076

Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home 202 Serangoon Garden Way S556057 T: 6713 9151 Cherie Hearts @ Charlton (Kovan) 19F Charlton Lane S539643 T: 6382 1369 Cherie Hearts @ Upper Thomson 6 Tagore Dr #B1-05 S787623 T: 6456 3802 Cherie Hearts Little Play House (Tai Seng) 30 Tai Seng St #02-12 S534013 T: 6288 8261 Ci Ai Education Incubator 621B Edgefield Walk #01-51 S822621 T: 6886 0045 Discovery Garden @ Cactus 39 Cactus Crescent S809741 T: 6482 1956 Discovery Garden @ Tung Po 1 Tung Po Ave S787149 T: 6456 6967 E-Bridge Pre-School @ 614A Edgefield Plains 614A Edgefield Plains #01-321 S821614 T: 6509 0242 E-Bridge Pre-School @ 670 Edgefield Plains 670 Edgefield Plains S820670 T: 6966 8547 E-Bridge Pre-School @ 116A Rivervale Drive 116A Rivervale Dr #01-08 S541116 T: 6489 2141

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E-Bridge Pre-School @ 178A Rivervale Crescent 178A Rivervale Crescent #01453 S541178 T: 6443 6563 Ecokidd Childcare @ Punggol 195C #01-5320 Punggol Road S823195 T: 6556 4566 / 6455 6616 ELFA Serangoon 587 Upper Serangoon Road S534564 T: 6858 9619 / 6858 9620

Happy Family Preschool @ Kovan 45 Jalan Songket S537416 T: 6382 5401 House Of Kids 36/38 Dedap Road S809442 T: 6481 9395 Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (Fernvale) 439 Sengkang West Ave #0101 S790439 T: 6634 9138

Eshkol Valley @ AMK 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 # 01-41 S569880 T: 6570 0809

Iyad-Child Development Hougang 565/566 Hougang St 51 #01468 S530565 T: 6513 2388

Eshkol Valley @ Sengkang Compassvale Dr #02-125 S541212 T: 6636 3293

Jamiyah Child Care Centre 124 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #014055 S560124 T: 6457 4458

Genius School House 637D Punggol Dr #01-385 S824637 T: 6343 8130

Junior Playworld Child Care & Development Centre 2/4 Jalan Lye Kwee S537822 T: 6281 7865

GlobalKids Early Learning Centre 19 Serangoon North Ave 5 #0303 S554913 T: 6481 1389

Kids And Kins Child Care Centre 2 Shangri-La Walk S568179 T: 6451 6730

Grace Child Development Centre 19 Compassvale Walk #03-00 S544644 T: 6715 8874 Grow & Glow @ AMK 442 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 St 43 #01-1205 S560442 T: 6457 0714 Grow & Glow @ Hougang 127 Hougang Ave 1 #01-1494 S530127 T: 62834674

KidsKingdom Childcare 154 Hougang St 11 #01-196 S580194 T: 6587 4771 Kidz Meadow Childcare @ 979C Buangkok 979C Buangkok Crescent #01105 S533979 T: 6489 8670 Kidz Meadow Childcare @ 986C Buangkok 986C Buangkok Crescent #0188 S533986 T: 6570 1560

Kindercampus 12 Sommerville Walk S358182 T: 6383 0585 Kinderland @ Hougang 202 Hougang St 21 #03-00 S530202 T: 6287 1841 Kinderland @ Sengkang 363 & 365 Lor Buangkok S534564 T: 6315 8732 Kinderland @ Yio Chu Kang 449 Yio Chu Kang Road S805946 T: 6483 2501 Learning Kidz Child Development Centre 423 Serangoon Central #01342 S550423 T: 6282 8390 Learning Kidz Educare 10 Ang Mo Kio St 65 #01-04 S569059 T: 6484 1849 Learning Kidz Educentre 61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #03-01 S569814 T: 6456 0383 Learning Vision @ Nanyang Polytechnic 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 S569830 T: 6455 7784 Learning Vision @ NCS 5 Ang Mo Kio St 62 #04-04 S569141 T: 6481 1708 Learning Vision @ The Grassroots’ Club 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #03-02 S568046 T: 6459 9653 LiCdo Preschool Team 2 Thomson Hills Dr S574747 T: 6459 4228 / 8588 7423


Little Champs Schoolhouse (Montessori) 447 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #011675 S560447 T: 6459 7411

Little World Child Care And Development Centre 113 Rivervale Walk #01-33 S540113 T: 6388 6966

Little Footprints Preschool (AMK) 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-32 S569880 T: 6570 9316

Lucas Children Academy 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-39 S569880 T: 6659 2636

Little Footprints Preschool (Punggol) 168D Punggol Field #02-663 S824168 T: 6702 0050 Little Footprints Preschool (St. Anne’s) 74 St Anne’s Wood S545215 T: 6312 5401 Little Greenhouse @ Serangoon 540 540 Serangoon North Ave 4 #01-101 S550540 T: 6484 0365 Little Greenhouse @ Serangoon 553 553 Serangoon North Ave 3 #01-75 S550553 T: 6484 1078 Little Harvard International Preschool 6 Jalan Gelenggang S578189 T: 6459 0079 Little Mighty Me 274B Punggol Place #02-816 S822274 T: 6604 6200 Little Paddington Preschool Serangoon 4 Jalan Tani S548542 T: 6280 3007 Little Tree House @ Hougang 70 Jalan Naung S537731 T: 6386 1211

Masterpiece Child Education 18 Sommerville Walk S358187 T: 6285 8826 MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok 15 Serangoon North Ave 5 #0200 S554360 T: 8838 4863 MindChamps PreSchool @ Punggol Northshore 11 Northshore Dr #01-B S828670 T: 8838 4428 MindChamps PreSchool @ Serangoon 151 Lorong Chuan #03-06 S556741 T: 6281 5638 MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson 9 Tagore Lane #01-08 S787472 T: 6552 1032 / 9127 0985 MindChamps PreSchool @ Yio Chu Kang 202 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01-204 S569771 T: 6481 6626 MMI Compassvale 248 Compassvale Road #01618 S540248 T: 6388 3751 MMI Kovan 91 Kovan Road S544914 T: 6289 8133

MMI Northstar 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-46 S569880 T: 6570 1237 Moriah Schoolhouse 1 Seletar Road #02-07 S807011 T: 6257 9877 My First Skool 302B Anchorvale 302B Anchorvale Link #01-176 S542302 My First Skool 308C Anchorvale 308C Anchorvale Road #01-26 S543308 My First Skool 314A Anchorvale 314A Anchorvale Link #01-147 S541314 My First Skool 332B Anchorvale 332B Anchorvale Link #01-372 S542332 My First Skool 209 AMK 209 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #011584 S560209 My First Skool 229 AMK 229 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-1272 S560229 My First Skool 329 AMK 329 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #012038 S560329 My First Skool 331 AMK 331 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1869 S56033 My First Skool 343 AMK 343 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #012182 S560343 My First Skool 541 AMK 541 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #012336 S560541

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My First Skool 571 AMK 571 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-3291 S56057 My First Skool 601 AMK 601 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-2611 S560601 My First Skool 295A Compassvale Crescent 295A Compassvale Crescent #01-203 S541295 My First Skool 269 Compassvale Link 269 Compassvale Link #01-127 S540269 My First Skool 203D Compassvale Road 203D Compassvale Road #0159 S544203 My First Skool 230 Compassvale Walk 230 Compassvale Walk #01-416 S540230 My First Skool 126A Edgedale Plains 126A Edgedale Plains #01-344 S821126 My First Skool 183 Edgefield 183 Edgefield Plains #B1-266 S820183 My First Skool 170 Hougang 170 Hougang Ave 1 #01-1481 S530170 My First Skool 528 Hougang 528 Hougang Ave 6 #01-237 S530528 My First Skool 667 Hougang 667 Hougang Ave 4 #01-339 S530667 My First Skool 950 Hougang 950 Hougang St 91 #01-316 S530950

My First Skool 446A Jalan Kayu 446A Jalan Kayu #01-310 S791446 My First Skool 166 Punggol Central 166 Punggol Central #01-01 S820166

My First Skool 306 Serangoon 306 Serangoon Ave 2 #01-58 S550306 My First Skool 312C Sumang Link 312C Sumang Link #01-163 S823312

My First Skool 267A Punggol Field 267A Punggol Field #01-111 S821267

My First Skool (Waterway Point) 83 Punggol Central #02-12 S828761 T: 6634 9989

My First Skool 208B Punggol Place 208B Punggol Place #01-924 S822208

MY World Preschool @ AMK 584 Ang Mo Kio St 51 #01-3107 S560584 T: 6451 1207

My First Skool 209A Punggol Place 209A Punggol Place #01-1276 S821209

MY World Preschool @ AMK Central 700B Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01320 S562700 T: 6481 3254

My First Skool 306A Punggol Place 306A Punggol Place #02-47 S821306 My First Skool 153 Rivervale Crescent 153 Rivervale Crescent #01-122 S540153 My First Skool 101 Rivervale Walk 101 Rivervale Walk #01-40 S540101 My First Skool 451B Sengkang West Way 451B Sengkang West Way S792451 My First Skool 140 Serangon North 140 Serangoon North Ave 2 #01-34 S550140 My First Skool 219 Serangoon 219 Serangoon Ave 4 #01-214 S550219

MY World Preschool @ Compassvale Ancilla 281B Sengkang East Ave #01605 S542281 T: 6384 2870 MY World Preschool @ Hougang 373 Hougang St 31 #01-65 S530373 T: 6280 8744 MY World Preschool @ Upper Serangoon View 476C Upper Serangoon View #01-534 S533476 T: 6385 3461 Nobleland Arts N Learning Place@Punggol 261 Punggol Way #01-07 S820261 T: 9735 0366 Nobleland Arts N Learning Place@Waterway 665A Punggol Dr #02-512 S821665 T: 6481 6338


Nobleland Arts N Learning Place Thomson 22 Thomson Walk S574469 T: 6452 1521

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 508 Punggol 508 Hougang Ave 10 #01-93 S530508 T: 6386 9844

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 602 Punggol Coast 602 Punggol Central #01-01 S820602 T: 6570 5645

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 335 Braddell Heights 335 Serangoon Ave 3 #01-335 S550335 T: 6284 9495

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 123A Punggol East 123A Rivervale Dr #01-133 S541123 T: 6385 7855

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 328 Hougang 328 Hougang Ave 5 #01-196 S530328 T: 6282 5856

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 194 Punggol East 194 Rivervale Dr #01-771 S540194 T: 6312 0175

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 517 Jalan Kayu 517 Serangoon North Ave 4 #01-236 S550517 T: 6483 0193

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 172B Punggol North 172B Edgedale Plains #01-486 S822172 T: 6312 4979

Pat’s Schoolhouse Serangoon 2C Lim Ah Pin Road S547813 T: 6285 7205 / 6781 2288

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 109 Kebun Baru 109 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-28 S560109 T: 6457 2579

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 622C Punggol North 622C Punggol Central #01-290 S823622 T: 6604 9881

Pat’s Schoolhouse - The Grassroots’ Club 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-04 S568046 T: 6459 2382 / 6781 2288

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 172 Kebun Baru 172 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-565 S560172 T: 6455 2203

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 308B Punggol West 308B Punggol Walk #01-364 S822308 T: 6444 8032

PCF Sparkletots Kcare Centre @ Punggol View 9 Punggol Place S828845 T: 8869 5281

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 180 Kebun Baru 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #012948 S560180 T: 6554 9509

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 308B Sengkang Central 208 Compassvale Lane #01-122 S541208 T: 6312 6252

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 221 Paya Lebar 221 Hougang St 21 #01-90 S530221 T: 6281 6147

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 308B Sengkang Central 210 Compassvale Lane #01-01 S540210 T: 6834 4796

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 302C Punggol Coast 302C Punggol Place #01-207 S823302 T: 6570 6548

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 231 Sengkang Central 231 Compassvale Walk #01-436 Singapore540231 T: 6489 2182

Nurturestars @ SAFRA Punggol 9 Sentul Crescent #03-01 S828654 T: 6222 0859 Our Children’s House 106 Paya Lebar Crescent S536186 T: 6635 7668 Pat’s Schoolhouse Aroozoo 19 Aroozoo Ave S539830 T: 6858 6197 / 6781 2288 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Kovan 755 Upper Serangoon Road S534625 T: 6501 7558 / 6781 2288

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 642 Hougang 642 Hougang Ave 8 #01-195 S530642 T: NA PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 937 Hougang 937 Hougang St 92 #01-77 S530937 T: 6386 0296

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 259B Sengkang Central 259B Compassvale Road #01621 S542259 T: 6875 5895

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 415 Teck Ghee 415 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-967 S560415 T: 6459 7789

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 262A Sengkang Central 262A Compassvale St #01-117 S541262 T: 6384 1026

Picket Fence @ Serangoon 78 Yio Chu Kang Road #01-02 S545571 T: 6285 4188 / 9188 0949

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 262A Sengkang Central 270 Sengkang Central #01-01 S540270 T: 6634 9685 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 290A Sengkang Central 290A Compassvale Crescent #01-106 S541290 T: 6388 2053/6388 2383 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 298B Sengkang Central 298B Compassvale St #01-164 S542298 T: 6384 3554 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 441B Sengkang South 441B Fernvale Road #01-313 S792441 T: 6659 0945 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 452 Sengkang South 452 Hougang Ave 10 #01-575 S530452 T: 6387 1004 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 141 Serangoon 141 Serangoon North Ave 2 #01-08 S550141 T: 6281 7375 / 6283 1348 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 310A Teck Ghee 310A Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01393 S561310 T: 6684 3474

Prodigy at the Minton 147 Hougang St 11 #01-77 S538743 T: 9188 4217 Raffles Kidz @ Yio Chu Kang 4 Tamarind Road S806014 T: 6481 7110 RED SchoolHouse @ Bartley 67 Lorong Penchalak S536290 T: 6288 2387 Rosyth Child Care Centre 31/31A Grace Park S557783 T: 6281 4572 Safari House Preschool Thomson 50 Tagore Lane #B1-4 S787494 T: 6455 4822 Saint Elmo’s Child Care 926 Hougang St 91 #01-83 S530926 T: 6387 6220 School House Bythegarden @ AMK 340 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1681 S560340 T: 6451 4858 School House Bythegarden @ Hougang 27/27A Hougang Ave 1 S538875 T: 6282 3630 School House Bythegarden @ Hougang 23 Jalan Teliti S537319 T: 6858 0168

School House Bythegarden @ Phillips Ave 12 Phillips Ave S546934 T: 6280 8562 School House Bythegarden @ Seng Kang 2 Jalan Merdu S548651 T: 6385 1996 SGM Little Kidz @ Rivervale 188C Rivervale Dr #01-1042 S543188 T: 6386 2868 Sheffield Kidsworld (Sengkang) 131 Rivervale St #01-868 S540131 T: 6384 3203 Sheffield Kidsworld (St Annes) 1 St. Anne’s Wood S545271 T: 6575 1072 Skool4kidz Centre @ Anchorvale Crescent 336A Anchorvale Crescent #0138 S541336 T: 6702 5187 Skool4kidz Centre @ Edgefield Plains 673A Edgefield Plains #01-593 S821673 T: 6702 5608 Smart Kids Educare 9 Jalan Jarak S809173 T: 6556 4056 / 9388 6486 Smartie Cottage 405B Fernvale Lane #01-115 S792405 T: 6343 8146 Star Learners @ AMK 320 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1521 S560320 T: 6451 4789 Star Learners @ Sengkang Compassvale 266 Compassvale Bow #01-04 S540266 T: 6489 0711


Star Learners @ Sengkang Rivervale 195 Rivervale Dr #01-743 S540195 T: 6250 0173

Sunflower Preschool @ Punggol Field 201D Punggol Field #01-270 S824201 T: 6343 8358

The STeachers’ Co-Op Child Care Centre 706 Hougang Ave 2 #01-181 S530706 T: 6382 3830

Star Learners @ Sengkang Sports Centre 57 Anchorvale Road #01-04 S544964 T: 6702 2151

Sunflower Preschool @ Punggol Field Walk 128D Punggol Field Walk #01323 S824128 T: 6315 9540

The Sunbird Child Development Centre 122A Sengkang East Way #0149 S541122 T: 6312 3138

Star Learners @ Yio Chu Kang 645 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #014991 S560645 T: 6454 8327

Sunshine Kids Care Centre 101B Punggol Field #01-476 S822101 T: 6312 6828

Small Wonder @ Anchorvale 327B Anchorvale Road #01-322 S542327 T: 6702 1937

Sunshine Kids Educare 321 Hougang Ave 5 #01-38 S530321 T: 6283 1892

Thye Hua Kwan Educare Centre (AMK) 218 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-925 S560218 T: 6552 1058

Small Wonder @ Punggol Ripples 211A Punggol Walk #01-623 S821211 T: 6636 3990

Sweetlands Childcare Punggol 612 612 Punggol Dr #01-07 S820612 T: 6634 3693

Small Wonder @ Serangoon North 6 Serangoon North Ave 5 #0201 S554910 T: 6786 0066 Sunflower iKids World 35 Saraca Road S807381 T 6481 4220 Sunflower Kinderhub LLP 33 Kasai Road S808280 T: 6484 6781 Sunflower Kinderhub @ AMK 20 Mayflower Rise S568659 T: 6452 6116 Sunflower Preschool @ Hougang 90 Hougang Ave 10 #05-08 S538766 T: 6386 6048

The Children’s Discovery Centre 184C Rivervale Crescent #01199 S540184 T: 6315 9157 The Little Skool-House AtThe-Hub 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #03-22 S569933 T: 6853 8131 The Moral Childcare Centre @ 402 Serangoon Ave 1 402 Serangoon Ave 1 #01-97 S550402 T: 6487 5021 The Moral Childcare Centre @ 407 Serangoon Ave 1 407 Serangoon Ave 1 #01-81 S550407 T: 6487 4697

Treasure Box Child Development Centre 5A Parry Ave S547227 T: 6382 0454 Twinkle Kids Pre-School 246 Hougang Ave 3 #01-153 S530246 T: 6640 2797 Wesley Vineyard Childcare @ Serangoon 504 Serangoon North Ave 4 #01-470 S550504 T: 6481 8455 Wharton Preschool 4190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #04-01 S569841 T: 6455 6100 YWCA Child Development Centre @ AMK 513 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-2776 S560513 T: 6456 1087 EAST

ABC Children’s Place 878 Tampines Ave 8 #01-308 S520878 T: 6785 8586

The Salvation Army AMK Child Care Centre 610 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-1227 S560610 T: 6452 4862 143


ACES Montessori Kidz @ Lor Sarina 10 Lorong Sarina S416672 T: 6749 6908 ACES Montessori Kidz @ Pasir Ris 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-07A S519599 T: 6583 3013 Al-Amin Education Centre 9 Tampines St 32 #02-01D S529286 T: 6786 0042 Al-Amin Pre-School 570 Pasir Ris St 53 #01-64 S510570 T: 6583 2268 Alphabet Playhouse @ East Coast 440A Upper East Coast Road S466497 T: 6444 4170 Amar Kidz @ Elias Mall 623 Elias Road #02-01 S510623 T: 6585 0331 Amar Kidz @ Tampines 472 Tampines St 44 #01-69 S520472 T: 6781 8729 Aspiration Child Care Centre 871 Tampines St 84 #01-47 S520871 T: 6783 1337 Babyplanet Montessori 6 Jalan Ulu Siglap S457127 T: 6446 0038 Big Apple Child Care And Development Centre 297 Tampines St 22 #01-576 S520297 T: 6260 4391 Blossom Creative Centre 8 Jalan Limau Purut S468182 T: 6241 8829

Blossom Fantasia Centre 26 Mariam Close S508668 T: 6542 3898 Brainy Bunch Pasir Ris 273 Pasir Ris St 21 #01-498 S510273 T: 6384 6744 Bright Juniors @ Temasek Polytechnic 45 Tampines Ave 1 #01-09 S529763 T: 6786 9943 Bright Kids @ Pasir Ris 764 Pasir Ris St 71 #01-246 S510764 T: 6583 1600 Brighton Montessori Frankel Avenue 125 Frankel Ave S458235 T: 6449 9875 Cambridge @ Bedok 94 Dido St S459509 T: 6243 0636 Carpe Diem First Years 129 Pasir Ris St 11 #01-325 S510129 T: 6582 1233 Carpe Diem Kindercare 108 Bedok Reservoir Road #01300 S470108 T: 6741 5743 Carpe Diem Young Hearts 355 Tampines St 33 #01-638 S520355 T: 6784 5742 Carpe Diem Young Minds 219 Tampines St 24 #01-28 S520219 T: 6786 3954 Changi Bethany School-House 694 Upper Changi Road East S486824 T: 6542 9171

Changi General Hospital Child Care Centre 2 Simei St 3 S529889 T: 6850 4881 / 6850 4882 Charis Montessori Preschool 8B Jalan Masjid #01-03 S418929 T: 6749 8928 Chee Hoon Kog Child Care Centre 520 Bedok North Ave 1 #01340 S460520 T: 6448 4325 Cheery Hues Education 5 Jalan Pari Kikis S488531 T: 6246 3033 Cherie Hearts @ Bedok Central 219 Bedok Central #01-140A S460219 T: 6242 6787 Cherie Hearts @ Bedok Reservoir 743 Bedok Reservoir Road #023083 S470743 T: 6442 5887 Cherie Hearts @ Changi Business Park 1 Changi Business Park Cresent Plaza 8 #01-01 S486025 T: 6260 5611 Cherie Hearts @ Tampines St 34 372 Tampines St 34 #01-20 S520372 T: 6783 6601 Cherie Hearts @ Tampines St 42 460 Tampines St 42 #01-312 S520460 T: 6788 0603 Cherie Hearts Kidz Campus (Pasir Ris) 625 Elias Road #02-302 S510625 T: 6583 8768


Cherie Hearts Kidz Kingdom (Eunos) 168 Changi Road #02-01 S419730 T: 634 48198

Grow & Glow @ Tampines 432 Tampines St 41 #01-555 S520432 Tel: 6783 8310

Kiddy Ark Childcare & Development Centre 727 Tampines St 71 #01-11 S520727 T: 6783 1912

ChildFirst @ Tampines 3 Tampines Central 1 #05-01 S529540 T: 6260 4466

Happy Family Edu-Hub @ Tampines 493E Tampines St 43 #01-334 S524493 T: 6787 7898

Chiltern House Preschool East Coast 902 East Coast Parkway Blk C #02-17 S449874 T: 6345 9912

Happy Kids Childcare & Development Centre 882 Tampines St 84 #01-80 S521882 T: 6786 4998

Chow & Chows Childcare Centre @ Fengshan 20 Bedok North St 2 #01-04 S469644 T: 6241 6680

Ilham Child Care @ Kaki Buki 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1 #01-32 S415934 T: 6749 6323

Kidz Ventures Child Care 606 Bedok Reservoir Road #01736 S470606 T: 6443 3676

IMAN Pasir Ris 148 Pasir Ris St 13 #01-34 S510148 T: 6584 1742

KidzMonte Child Development Centre 73 Loyang Rise S507528 T: 6542 6808

IMAN Simei 154 Simei St 1 #01-75 S520154 T: 6784 5082

Kinderland @ Pasir Ris 60 Pasir Ris Dr 3 S519497 T: 6582 0882

Island Playhouse-Child Development Centre 77 Pasir Ris Ave S519732 T: 6582 5330

Kinderland @ Siglap 6 Lakme Street S456903 T: 6241 1811

Discovery Kidz Preschool 13 Bedok Ria Place S489773 T: 6448 7687 D’Joy Children’s Centre 1 Maude Road #03-30 S200001 T: 6294 9960 ELFA Pari Burong 91 Jalan Pari Burong S488730 T: 6246 4474 ELFA Tampines 866A Tampines St 83 #04-01 S521866 T: 6786 4484 Eureka Schoolhouse 2 Sunbird Road S487127 T: 6542 2561 Grow & Glow @ Pasir Ris 21 Centre 229 Pasir Ris St 21 #01-28 S510229 T: 6585 2396 Grow & Glow @ Pasir Ris 51 Centre 561 Pasir Ris St 51 #01-265 S510561 T: 6581 3437

Josiah Montessori City Childcare Centre @ Changi Business Park 1 Changi Business Park Crescent S486025 T: 6634 1780 Jude Child Care And Child Development Centre 104 Pasir Ris St 12 #01-141 S510104 T: 6582 0285 Just Kids @ Tampines 305 Tampines St 32 #01-80 S520305 T: 6784 3833

Kidskingdom @ Bedok Reservoir 742 Bedok Reservoir Road #013131 S470742 T: 6247 5036 / 6587 4771 Kidskingdom @ Changi Simei CC 10 Simei St 2 S529915 T: 6587 4771

Kinderland @ Upper Changi 769 Upper Changi Road East S486880 T: 6545 6010 LEAP SchoolHouse @ Pasir Ris 443 Pasir Ris Dr 6 #03-02 S510443 T: 6581 2271 / 9230 5117 Learning Kidz Academy @ Tampines 5 Tampines Central 1 #05-01 S529541 T: 6789 2298 Learning Vision @ Changi Airport Changi Airport Upper Basement Terminal 1 S819642 T: 6781 0888 145


Learning Vision @ Changi Business Park 15A Changi Business Park Central 1 #01-01 S486035 T: 6501 7456

Marine Parade - Aspiration Child Care Centre 201 Bedok North St 1 #01-545 S460201 T: 6441 1086

Learninghill Pasir Ris 258 Pasir Ris St 21 #02-333C S510258 T: 6582 0882

Maris Kidz Schoolhouse 165 Simei Road #01-362 S520165 T: 6786 9670

Little Beez Playskool 491H Tampines St 45 #01-242 S527491 T: 6783 9228

Marvel Kidsworld 180 Bedok Reservoir Road S479220 T: 6876 0434

Little Big Pre-School 95 Telok Kurau Road S423797 T: 6345 4560

MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Tampines Central 3 Tampines Central 1 #03-01 S529540 T: 9769 9025

Little Fairyland Child Care & Development Centre 509 East Coast Road S429063 T: 6447 1088 Little Fellow Childcare 55 Telok Kurau #03-57 S425500 T: 6440 2945 Little Greenhouse @ Tampines 707 Tampines St 71 #01-78 S520707 T: 6787 1996 Little Palm Pre-School 20 East Coast Ave S459210 T: 6443 7833 Lorna Whiston School @ Raintree Cove 1018 East Coast Parkway #0203 S449877 T: 6448 8846 LoveShine Childcare 473 Tampines St 43 #01-90 S520473 T: 6782 2488 Lutheran Childcare Centre 265 Tampines St 21 #01-32 S520265 T: 6783 4598

MindChamps PreSchool @ Bedok 750C Chai Chee Road #01-01 S469003 T: 9833 4567 MindChamps PreSchool @ Changi Business Park 51 Changi Business Park Central 2 #01-16 S486066 T: 6781 6870 MindChamps PreSchool @ Tampines Point 2 Tampines Central 6 Level 2 S529483 T: 6260 0531 Mini World Child Care & Development Centre 58 Chai Chee Dr #01-122 S460058 T: 6443 3122 Moral Child Development Centre 542 Bedok North St #01-1296 S460542 T: 6442 0560

Moriah Child Care And Development Centre 31 Simei Road S529974 T: 6788 4436 MMI Bedok 743 Bedok Reservoir Road #013081 S470743 T: 6242 4274 MMI Tampines 939 Tampines Ave 5 #01-167 S520939 T: 6784 2880 My First Classroom 21 Sennett Lane S466912 T: 6246 2387 My First Classroom @ Siglap 10 Palm Ave #02-01 S456532 T: 6241 3887 My First Skool 419 Bedok North 419 Bedok North St 1 #01-152 S460419 My First Skool 503 Bedok North 503 Bedok North St 3 #01-88 S460503 My First Skool 1 Bedok South 1 Bedok South Ave 1 #01-921 S460001 My First Skool 197 Pasir Ris 197 Pasir Ris St 12 #01-102 S510197 My First Skool 487 Pasir Ris 487 Pasir Ris Dr 4 #01-507 S510487 My First Skool 524C Pasir Ris 524C Pasir Ris St 51 #02-593 S513524 My First Skool 568 Pasir Ris 568 Pasir Ris St 51 #01-82 S510568


My First Skool 637 Pasir Ris 637 Pasir Ris Dr 1 #01-576 S510637 My First Skool 135 Simei 135 Simei St 1 #01-54 S520135 My First Skool 341 Tampines 341 Tampines St 33 #01-264 S520341 My First Skool 487C Tampines 487C Tampines St 45 #01-115 S522487 My First Skool 803 Tampines 803 Tampines Ave 4 #01-89 S520803 My First Skool Eastpoint Mall 3 Simei St 6 #06-06 S528833 T: 6634 9989 My Little Campus @ Pasir Ris 735 Pasir Ris St 72 #02-344 S510735 T: 6582 4898 My Prep School 73 Lengkong Dua S417731 T: 6445 5088 MY World Preschool @ Pasir Ris 575 Pasir Ris St 53 #01-06 S510575 T: 6585 1260 MY World Preschool @ Simei 123 Simei St 1 #01-402 S520123 T: 6784 2674 MY World Preschool @ Tampines Central 855 Tampines St 83 #01-262 S520855 T: 6786 3590 MY World Preschool @ Tampines Changkat 113 Tampines St 11 #01-151 S521113 T: 6782 7200

MY World Preschool @ Tampines North 428 Tampines St 41 #01-459 S520428 T: 6781 0592

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 620 Eunos 620 Bedok Reservoir Road #011426 S470620 T: 6449 0069

NISSI Childcare @ Pasir Ris 443 Pasir Ris Dr 6 #03-02 S510443 T: 6585 2728

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 629 Eunos 629 Bedok Reservoir Road #011634 S470629 T: 6449 2673

Nurturestars @ SAFRA Tampines 1A Tampines St 92 S528882 T: 6789 8393 Odyssey The Global Preschool De Loyang 191 Jalan Loyang Besar S506996 T: 6653 2819 Our Juniors Schoolhouse @ Tanah Merah 68 Jalan Pari Burong S488718 T: 6242 1707 Pat’s Schoolhouse - Siglap 26A Jalan Ulu Siglap S457184 T: 6242 9975 / 6781 2288 PCF Tampines East 3-IN-1 Family Centre 205 Tampines St 21 #01-1281 S520205 T: 6260 6363 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 13 Bedok 13 Bedok South Road #01-605 S460013 T: 6243 5542 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 233 Simei 233 Simei St 4 #01-148 S520233 T: 6788 4542 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 134 Eunos 134 Bedok Reservoir Road #011235 S470134 T: 6746 0726

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 76 Fengshan 76 Bedok North Road #01-178 S460076 T: 6242 0326 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 108 Fengshan 108 Bedok North Road #012222 S460108 T: 6246 4026 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 115 Fengshan 115 Bedok North Road #01-303 S460115 T: 6443 0230 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 184 Fengshan 184 Bedok North Road #01-01 S460184 T: 6242 9044 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 525 Kaki Bukit 525 Bedok North St 3 #01-410 S460525 T: 6449 0524 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 131 Kampong Chai Chee 131 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-118 S460131 T: 6242 6012 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 424 Kampong Chai Chee 424 Bedok North Ave 1 #01246 S460424 T: 6449 2494

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 32 Chai Chee 32 Chai Chee Ave #01-222 S461032 T: 6445 0945/6449 5746

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 273 Tampines 273 Tampines St 22 #01-60 S520273 T: 6784 8001

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 412 Pasir Ris East 412 Pasir Ris Dr 6 #01-373 S510412 T: 6581 3084

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 385 Tampines East 385 Tampines St 32 #01-53 S520385 T: 6783 3417

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 650 Pasir Ris West 650 Pasir Ris Dr 10 #01-66 S510650 T: 6585 3071

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 942 Tampines West 942 Tampines Ave 5 #01-251 S520942 T: 6784 9448

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 172 Siglap 172 Bedok South Road #01-417 S460172 T: 6445 6272

Picket Fence @ Tampines (Child Care) 817 Tampines St 81 #01-588 S520817 T: 6784 3324 / 9188 0949

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 713 Tampines Central 713 Tampines St 71 #01-196 S520713 T: 6260 1386

Planet Montessori 22 Kew Dr S467960 T: 6441 8708

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 725 Tampines Central 725 Tampines St 71 #01-179 S520725 T: 6789 3677 / 6788 6206 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 858 Tampines Central 858 Tampines Ave 5 #01-529 S520858 T: 6788 5737 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 867A Tampines Central 867A Tampines St 83 #01-265 S521867 T: 6783 7868 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 112 Tampines 112 Tampines St 11 #01-185 S521112 T: 6787 1130

PPIS Child Development Centre - Bedok Reservoir 709 Bedok Reservoir Road #013854 S470709 T: 6243 3468 PPIS Child Development Centre - Pasir Ris 1 557 Pasir Ris St 51 #01-201 S510557 T: 6581 5754 PPIS Child Development Centre - Pasir Ris 2 187 Pasir Ris St 11 #01-88 S510187 T: 6582 0697 Rainbow Cove Pre School 319 Upper East Coast Road S466451 T: 6241 2833 Raising Champions Cove @ Kaki Bukit 61 Kaki Bukit Ave 1 #06-01 S417943 T: 6747 9162

Raising Champions Cove @ 1 Pasir Ris 1 Pasir Ris Terrace S518645 T: 6582 0768 Raising Champions Cove @ 15 Pasir Ris 15 Pasir Ris Way S518531 T: 6583 5548 Safari House Preschool Tampines 8 Somapah Road S487378 T: 6385 0388 Sasco Child Care Centre (Bedok) 93 Bedok North Ave 4 #01-1477 S460093 T: 6449 0020 School House Bythegarden @ Eunos 19 Jalan Singa S418106 T: 6742 9870 SGM Murni Child Development Centre 411 Tampines St 41 #01-241 S520411 T: 6260 1894 Skool4kidz Centre @ Tampiness 524A Tampines Central 7 #01-51 S521524 T: 6853 6469 Smartz Playhouse 60 Lucky Heights S467614 T: 6442 0080 Star Learners @ Bedok 64 New Upper Changi Road #01- 1158 S460064 T: 6445 4930 Star Learners @ Telok Kurau 3 Lorong G Telok Kurau S426165 T: 6344 1861 Star Learners @ Pasir Ris 76 Pasir Ris Heights S519282 T: 6583 7678


Star Learners @ Simei 9 Harvey Ave S489480 T: 6214 0722 Star Learners @ Tampines 241 Tampines St 21 #01-435 S520241 T: 6250 0173 Sunflower Childcare & Development Centre 670 Bedok North St 3 #02-03 S469627 T: 6447 8782 Sunflower Kiddy Star 896 Tampines St 81 #01-876 S520896 T: 6789 1033 Sunflower Kidz’ Discovery Ark 50 Frankel Ave S458177 T: 6348 0311 Sunflower Montessori Discovery Ark 146 Pasir Ris Road S519132 T: 6584 8748 Sunflower Preschool @ Pasir Ris 472 Pasir Ris Dr 6 #01-464 S510472 T: 6582 0700 Sunshine Kids Care Centre @ Tampines 519A Tampines Central 8 #01-11 S521519 T: 6483 6828 Tampines Bethlehem Educare Centre 320 Tampines St 33 #01-108 S520320 T: 6604 6912 / 9819 8405 The Little Skool-House AtDowntown-East 1 Pasir Ris Close #03-113 S519599 T: 6509 7880

The Little Skool-House AtTampines-Junction 300 Tampines Ave 5 #04-02 S529653 T: 6587 7142 The Orange Tree Preschool Kaki Bukit 6 Kaki Bukit Ave 1 #03-04 S417940 T: 6743 7877 The Pre-Schoolers Childcare & Development Centre 718 Bedok Reservoir Road #014572 S470718 T: 6446 3393 The Salvation Army Tampines Child Care Centre 159 Tampines St 12 #01-95 S521159 T: 6785 2976 United World Preschool 4 Jalan Hajijah S468699 T: 6445 0050 Victoria Montessori Schoolhouse 823 Tampines St 81 #02-00 S520823 T: 6783 3886 Wharton East Coast 791A Upper East Coast Road S466601 T: 6636 3218 Xiyao Childcare 61 Kaki Bukit Ave 1 #06-26 S417943 T: 6841 2083 Yasmine @ Frankel Early Learning Centre 38 Chai Chee Ave #01-203 S461038 T: 6449 6279 YWCA Child Development Centre @ Bedok 24 New Upper Changi Road #01-608 S461024 T: 6448 0683

YWCA Child Development Centre @ Pasir Ris 214 Pasir Ris St 21 #01-256 S510214 T: 6582 6784 WEST

Ace @ Work (703 CCK) 703 Choa Chu Kang St 53 #0154 S680703 T: 6767 1611 Ace @ Work (757 CCK) 757 Choa Chu Kang North 5 #01-121 S680757 T: 6769 8611 Ace @ Work (Cashew) 105 Cashew Road #01-01 S679675 T: 6760 1611 / 9692 7778 Ace @ Work (JE) 288B Jurong East St 21 #01-378 S602288 T: 6565 1611 AceKidz Group @ CCK 688C Choa Chu Kang Crescent #01-120 S683688 T: 6219 2688 AceKidz Group @ Jurong 175A Yung Kuang Road #01-15 S611175 T: 6710 7532 / 9247 0611 AceKidz Group @ West Coast 2 Clementi West St 2 S129605 T: 6773 3855 Adelfibel Infant And Child Development Centre 435 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-653 S670435 T: 6767 9405 Agape Kids Campus @ Cashew Terrace 1 Cashew Terrace S679539 T: 6764 4650

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Agape Little Uni. @ CCK 789 Choa Chu Kang North 6 #01-224 S680789 T: 6769 0725

Brighton Montessori Sunset Way 41 Sunset Way #02-01 S597071 T: 6588 3883

Carpe Diem Starlets 2 120 Teck Whye Lane #01-808 S680120 T: 6892 6686

Agape Little Uni. @ Clementi 453 Clementi Ave 3 #01-01 S120453 T: 6775 8086

Brilliant Tots Childcare Bukit Batok 21 Bukit Batok Crescent #02-81 S658065 T: 6659 9353

Carpe Diem Young Joy 445 Fajar Road #02-544 S670445 T: 6892 0688

Agape Little Uni. @ Jurong West 274D Jurong West Ave 3 #0199 S644274 T: 6861 8865 Amar Kidz @ West Coast 8 Jalan Lempeng #02-03 S128796 T: 6774 1996 Amazing Star Montessori House (CCK) 511 Choa Chu Kang St 51 #01243 S680511 T: 6763 3637 Amazing Star Montessori House (GR) 524A Jelapang Road #03-01 S671524 T: 6764 5138 Appleland Montessori Child Care Centre 165 Bukit Batok West Ave 8 #01-286 S650165 T: 6899 3195 Bright Juniors @ Corporation Drive 350 Corporation Dr #01-550 S610350 T: 6261 1146 Bright Juniors @ Jurong West 660D Jurong West St 64 #01334 S644660 T: 6862 5606 Bright Kids @ Jurong West 641 Jurong West St 61 #01-38 S640641 T: 6793 0030

Cambridge @ Dairy Farm 1 Jalan Suasa S678493 T: 6766 8208 Carpe Diem Ace Learners 2 Bukit Batok St 23 #01-12 S659554 T: 6250 5919 Carpe Diem Childcare 318 Bukit Batok St 32 #01-169 S650318 T: 6564 3913 Carpe Diem Educare 167 Petir Road #01-138 S670167 T: 6769 8488 Carpe Diem Kidsworld 739 Jurong West St 73 #01-66 S640739 T: 6793 0935 Carpe Diem Kidz Arena 511 Upper Jurong Road #02-04 S638366 T: 6266 7957 / 9727 2241 Carpe Diem Kinder Ace 626 Bukit Batok Central #01622 S650626 T: 6567 7531 Carpe Diem Playskool 153 Yung Ho Road #01-41 S610153 T: 6262 1109 Carpe Diem Starlets 1 110 Teck Whye Lane #01-586 S680110 T: 6763 6686

Cherie Hearts @ Gombak (Upper Bukit Timah) 307 Bukit Panjang Loop S669638 T: 6768 3259 Cherie Hearts @ The Chevrons (Jurong East) 48 Boon Lay Way #01-01 S609961 T: 6861 7371 Cherie Hearts Justkidz (Jurong West) 721 Jurong West Ave 5 #01-110 S640721 T: 6791 0542 Cherie Hearts Holdings @ Jurong East 248 Jurong East St 24 #01-72 S600248 T: 6560 8786 Cherie Hearts Holdings @ Limbang (CCK) 533 Choa Chu Kang St 51 #0201 S680533 T: 6769 8789 Cherie Hearts Kidz Lodge (Hillview) 2 Jalan Dermawan S668947 T: 6765 5522 Chow & Chows Childcare Centre @ CCK 542 Choa Chu Kang St 52 #0166 S680542 T: 6462 9973 Chow & Chows Childcare Centre @ Teck Whye 151 Jalan Teck Whye #01-29 S680151 T: 6766 9973


CiTiKids Edventure @ Bukit Panjang 450 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-595 S670450 T: 6762 8330 Columbia Academy @ The Furniture Mall 10 Toh Guan Road #06-03 S608838 T: 6862 5883 Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay 31 International Business Park #02-01 S609921 T: 6697 4168 Daystar Child Development Centre (Jurong West) 653C Jurong West St 61 #01460 S643653 T: 6795 8936 Eager Beaver Schoolhouse @ Faber Terrace 60 Faber Terrace S129040 T: 6779 2363 Ecokidd Childcare @ Nanyang 50 Yunnan Dr 1 S638270 T: 6793 6606 / 6455 6616 E-Bridge Pre-School @ Bukit Panjang Plaza 1 Jelebu Road #04-05 S677743 T: 6769 1163 Flamingo Child Care Centre 617 Choa Chu Kang North 7 #01-437 S680617 T: 6766 4819 Gloryland Learning Centre @ Cashew 32 Cashew Terrace S679564 T: 6766 7915 Greenfield Montessori 8 Hong San Walk S688999 T: 6760 0895 Grow & Glow @ Bukit Batok 116 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-232 S650116 T: 65632242

Grow & Glow @ Jurong West 452 Jurong West St 42 #01-170 S640452 T: 65674642 Happy Family Preschool @ CCK 186 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 S689464 T: 6769 4633 Happy Kids Early Learning Centre @ Jurong West 917 Jurong West St 91 #01-142 S640917 T: 6793 3370 Happy Talent Childcare Centre 110 Jurong East St 13 #01-318 S600110 T: 6665 5418

Ichiban Montessori Kiddie Kollege 631 Senja Road #01-228 S670631 T: 6762 2005 Ilham Child Care @ Jurong 18 Boon Lay Way #01-121 S609966 T: 6749 6323 / 9850 9723 IMAN Jurong 399 Yung Sheng Road #01-19 S610399 T: 6264 4163 INNATE@Corporation Place 2 Corporation Road #01-13 S618494 T: 6265 5407

Ichiban Childcare Centre Noble Branch 8 Yunnan Walk 2 S638139 T: 6791 8432 / 6795 3158

ISmart Montessori Kindergarten 256 Bangkit Road #02-73 S670256 T: 6877 9158

Ichiban Childcare Centre Yunnan Branch 51 Yunnan Crescent S638350 T: 6795 3158

Iyad Choa Chu Kang 418 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01290 S680418 T: 6513 2308

Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (CCK) 427 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01186 S680427 T: 6765 5957

Iyad Jurong East 241 Jurong East St 24 #01-659 S600241 T: 6513 2311

Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (Hong San Walk) 20 Hong San Walk S689011 T: 6314 3298 Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (Segar) 546A Segar Road #01-67 S671546 T: 6369 9692 Ichiban Montessori Childcare Centre (Yunnan) 98 Yunnan Crescent S638310 T: 6790 1480

Just Kids @ CCK 253 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 #0111 S680253 T: 6877 9983 Just Kids @ Jurong 255 Jurong East St 24 #01-315 S600255 T: 6565 1255 Just Kids @ Jurong West 667C Jurong West St 65 #01139 S643667 T: 6791 9909 Just Kids @ Taman Jurong 399 Yung Sheng Road #01-48 S610399 T: 6264 4337 151


Just Kids Learning Place 159 Bukit Batok St 11 #01-180 S650159 T: 6569 0159 Kanooka School House 852 Jurong West St 81 #01-317 S640852 T: 6791 9122 Kids Mansion Childcare 18 Boon Lay Way #01-131 S609966 T: 6659 9947 KidsCampus Jurong West 837 Jurong West St 81 #01-75 S640837 T: 6396 8569 Kidz Meadow Child Care @ Jurong West 663C Jurong West St 65 #01237 S643663 T: 6316 5103 Kinderland @ Choa Chu Kang 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #02-01 S680309 T: 6769 8138 Learning Seeds Child Development Centre @ Gek Poh 1 Jurong West St 74 #02-04 S649149 T: 6795 0516 Learning Vision @ Icon IBP 3A International Business Park #01-07 S609935 T: 6686 4487 Learning Vision @ NTU 94 Nanyang Crescent S637034 T: 6792 2194 Learning Vision @ Sunshine Place 475 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 #0214 S680475 T: 6765 2618

Learning Vision @ Temasek Club 131 Rifle Range Road #03-01 S588406 T: 6781 0888 Little Dolphins Playskool @ CCK Ave 2 276 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 #01309 S680276 T: 6765 6347 Little Dolphins Playskool @ Clementi Branch 714 Clementi West St 2 #01-139 S120714 T: 6775 1455 Little Footprints Preschool (Teban Gardens) 22A Teban Garden #01-01 S601022 T: 6334 3738 Little Footprints Preschool (West Coast) 6 Jubilee Road S128531 T: 6773 6029 Little Greenhouse @ Bukit Batok 373 Bukit Batok St 31 #03-244 S650373 T: 6569 3800 Little Greenhouse @ Jurong West 478 478 Jurong West St 41 #01-276 S640478 T: 6567 1622 Little Greenhouse @ Jurong West 502 502 Jurong West Ave 1 #02-813 S640502 T: 6567 7900 Little Kinder Montessori 55 Chu Lin Road S669949 T: 6892 4450 Little Tree House @ Westwood 82 Westwood Crescent S648782 T: 6795 0200

Little Wonders Montessori Childcare Hillview 2 Hillview Way S669173 T: 6766 7370 Little Wonders Montessori Childcare Jalan Remaja 33 Jalan Remaja S668693 T: 6762 9202 LoveShine Montessori Schoolhouse 8 & 21 Chu Lin Road S669898 T: 6468 5794 Mahad Al-Nasry @ Jurong West Kindergarten 743 Jurong West St 73 #B1-03 S640743 T: 6316 4220 Maple Bear Bukit Batok 15 Bukit Batok St 22 #02-01 S659586 T: 9777 4866 Maple Bear Hillview 63 Hillview Ave #02-08 S669569 T: 6760 2072 MindChamps PreSchool @ JTC Summit 8 Jurong Town Hall Road #0501 S609434 T: 6896 8896 MindChamps PreSchool @ Junction 10 1 Woodlands Road #02-15 Singapore T: 6767 2381 MindChamps PreSchool @ Jurong West 20 Jurong West Street 93 #0206 S648965 T: 6790 8878 MindChamps PreSchool @ West Coast Plaza 154 West Coast Road #01-63 S127371 T: 6900 4500 / 9011 3717


MMI Bukit Batok 368 Bukit Batok St 31 #01-485 S650368 T: 6565 5898

My First Skool 291A Bukit Batok 291A Bukit Batok St 24 #01-57 S650291

MMI CCK 7 Phoenix Walk S668111 T: 6762 0117

My First Skool Bukit Batok East CC 23 Bukit Batok East Ave 4 #0401 S659841

MMI Civil Service Club (Bukit Batok) 91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2 #0202 S659206 T: 6316 6606

My First Skool 235 Bukit Panjang 235 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #02-33 S670235

MMI Jurong West Extension 20 Jurong West St 93 #01-01 S648965 T: 6515 4544

My First Skool 237 Bukit Panjang 235 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-59 S670237

MMI M1 9 International Business Park S609915 T: 6897 3696

My First Skool 602 CCK 602 Choa Chu Kang St 62 #0125 S680602

MMI West Coast 12 West Coast Walk #01-05 S127157 T: 6774 4146 Mulberry Learning Centre @ CCK 26 Hong San Walk S689017 T: 6760 0500 Mulberry Learning Centre @ Jurong East 31 International Business Park S609921 T: 6567 0338 My First Skool 180B Boon Lay 180B Boon Lay Dr #01-664 S642180 My First Skool 197C Boon Lay 197C Boon Lay Dr #01-113 S644197 My First Skool Boon Lay CC 10 Boon Lay Place #04-01 S649882

My First Skool CCK Central 208 Choa Chu Kang Central #01-76 S680208 My First Skool 212 CCK Central 212 Choa Chu Kang Central #01-140 S680212 My First Skool 339 Clementi 339 Clementi Ave 5 #01-258 S120339 My First Skool 375 Clementi 375 Clementi Ave 4 #01-142 S120375 My First Skool 428 Clementi 428 Clementi Ave 3 #01-450 S120428 My First Skool 435 Clementi 435 Clementi Ave 3 S120435 My First Skool 443A Fajar Road 443A Fajar Road S671443 My First Skool 209 Jurong East 209 Jurong East St 21 #01-341 S600209

My First Skool 211 Jurong East 211 Jurong East #01-311 S600211 My First Skool Jurong Point 63 Jurong West Central 2 #03200 S648886 My First Skool 409 Jurong West 409 Jurong West St 42 #01899 S640409 My First Skool 459 Jurong West 459 Jurong West St 41 #01-688 S640459 My First Skool 518 Jurong West 518 Jurong West St 52 #01-129 S640518 My First Skool 518A Jurong West 518A Jurong West St 52 S640517 My First Skool 613 Jurong West 613 Jurong West St 62 #01-161 S640613 My First Skool 648B Jurong West 648B Jurong West St 61 #01312 S642648 My First Skool 656C Jurong West 656C Jurong West St 61 #01313 S643656 My First Skool 671A Jurong West 671A Jurong West St 65 #01-96 S641671 My First Skool 681A Jurong West 681A Jurong West Central 1 #01-94 S641681 My First Skool 756 Jurong West 756 Jurong West St 74 #01-68 S640756 153


My First Skool 10 Jurong West 10 Jurong West S648135 My First Skool 333 Kang Ching Road 333 Kang Ching Road #01-270 S610333 My First Skool 459 Segar Road 459 Segar Road S670459 My First Skool 487 Segar Road 487 Segar Road #01-548 S670487 My First Skool 654 Senja Road 654 Senja Road #01-254 S670654 My First Skool Westgate 3 Gateway Dr #05-02 S608532 My First Skool 505 Yung An Road 505 Yung An Road S618616 T: 6634 9989 MY World Preschool @ Bukit Panjang 217 Petir Road #01-385 S670217 T: 6763 3763 MY World Preschool @ Kang Ching 354 Kang Ching Road #01-23 S610354 T: 6267 4907 Nanyang Kindercare Centre 537 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-835 S670537 T: 6893 4515 New Life Childcare 10 Jelapang Road S677740 T: 6892 01712 Nobleland Arts N Learning Place @ Clementi 311C Clementi Ave 4 #01-187 S123311 T: 6464 1356

NurtureStars @ SAFRA Jurong 333 Boon Lay Way #2A-03 S649848 T: 6254 0859

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 206 Bukit Batok 206 Bukit Batok St 21 #01-78 S650206 T: 6560 9227

Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse @ CCK 1 Choa Chu Kang Grove #01-02 S688236 T: 6875 0887

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 208 Bukit Batok East 208 Jurong East St 21 #01-189 S600208 T: 6567 4739

Pat’s Schoolhouse - Jubilee Park 31 Jubilee Road S128583 T: 6773 3373 / 6781 2288

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 271 Bukit Batok East 271 Toh Guan Road #01-111 S600271 T: 6665 1352

Pat’s Schoolhouse - Lakeside 5 Kang Ching Road S619061 T: 6262 6990 / 6781 2288 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 41 Ayer Rajah 41 Teban Gardens Road #01352 S600041 T: 6896 0563 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 627 Boon Lay 627 Jurong West St 65 #01-380 S640627 T: 6791 4256 / 6791 7543 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 113 Bukit Batok 113 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-178 S650113 T: 6569 7522 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 118 Bukit Batok 118 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-270 S650118 T: 6567 4574 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 178 Bukit Batok 178 Bukit Batok West Ave 8 #01-217 S650178 T: 6665 0148 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 205 Bukit Batok 205 Bukit Batok St 21 #01-50 S650205 T: 6569 6919

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 395A Bukit Gombak 395A Bukit Batok West Ave 5 #05-01 S651395 T: 6896 7110 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 512 Bukit Gombak 512 Bukit Batok St 52 #01-500 S650512 T: 6562 0141 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 535 Bukit Gombak 535 Bukit Batok St 52 #01-631 S650535 T: 6561 8108 /6561 3006 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 254 Bukit Panjang 254 Bangkit Road #01-204 S670254 T: 6769 6688 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 412 Bukit Panjang 412 Saujana Road #01-66 S670412 T: 6764 8858 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 305 Bukit Timah 305 Clementi Ave 4 #01-399 S120305 T: 6779 9108


PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 183 Cashew 183 Jelebu Road #01-38 S670183 T: 6767 6046

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 403 Jurong Central 403 Jurong West St 42 #01559 S640403 T: 6563 1573

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 567 Limbang 567 Choa Chu Kang St 52 #01150 S680567 T: 6760 0746

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 3 CCK 3 Teck Whye Lane #01-168 S680003 T: 6762 3794

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 404 Jurong Central 404 Jurong West St 42 #01575 S640404 T: 6564 1912

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 825 Nanyang 825 Jurong West St 81 #01-414 S640825 T: 6792 0225

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 19 CCK 19 Teck Whye Ave #01-49 S680019 T: 6760 2428

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 455 Jurong Spring 455 Jurong West St 42 #01-136 S640455 T: 6665 9528

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 922 Nanyang 922 Jurong West St 92 #01-39 S640922 T: 6794 4902

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 420A Clementi 420A Clementi Ave 1 #02-01 S121420 T: 6684 4166

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 528 Jurong Spring 528 Jurong West St 52 #01-359 S640528 T: 6569 1645

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 661B Pioneer 661B Jurong West St 64 #01426 S642661 T: 6790 0433

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 257A Hong Kah North 275A Jurong West St 25 #01127 S641275 T: 6790 1850

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 553 Jurong Spring 553 Jurong West St 42 S640553 T: 6665 1297/6665 1298

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 694 Pioneer 694 Jurong West Central 1 #0101 S640694 T: 6791 1792

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 345 Hong Kah North 345 Bukit Batok St 34 #01-288 S650345 T: 6425 0721

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 287 Keat Hong 287 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 #01199 S680287 T: 6769 3324

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 987D Pioneer 987D Jurong West St 93 #01595 S644987 T: 6316 5717

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 419 Hong Kah North 419 Bukit Batok West Ave 2 #01-226 S650419 T: 6566 5185

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 353 Keat Hong 353 Choa Chu Kang Central #01-313 S680353 T: 6763 6803

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 161 Taman Jurong 161 Yung Ping Road #01-35 S610161 T: 6268 6016

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 748 Hong Kah North 748 Jurong West St 73 #01-125 S640748 T: 6792 3281

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 435 Keat Hong 435 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01513 S680435 T: 6766 1283

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 611 West Coast 611 Clementi West St 1 #01-250 S120611 T: 6776 1930

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 308 Jurong Central 308 Jurong East St 32 #01-270 S600308 T: 6560 9622

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 448 Keat Hong 448 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01285 S680448 T: 6762 4336

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 108 Yuhua 108 Jurong East St 13 #01-266 S600108 T: 6562 0866

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 233 Yuhua 233 Jurong East St 21 #01-410 S600233 T: 6563 2562

Safari House Preschool Bukit Batok 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7 #0105 S659003 T: 6684 4378

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 264 Yuhua 264 Jurong East St 24 #01-523 S600264 T: 6563 2427

Safari House Preschool Jurong 1 International Business Park #01-08A S609917 T: 6896 8773

Posso Preschool @ Big Box 1 Venture Ave #04-11 S608521 T: 6569 4131

Saint Elmo’s Childcare 610 Jurong West St 65 #01-534 S640610 T: 6794 6763

Posso Preschool @ West Coast Rise 30 West Coast Rise S127473 T: 6774 4131

Sheffield Kidsworld (CCK) 433 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01535 S680433 T: 6763 5193

PPIS Child Development Centre - Bukit Batok 21 Bukit Batok East Ave 6 S659759 T: 64678 958

Skool4kidz Centre @ Senja 636C Senja Road #01-335 S673636 T: 6465 6115

PPIS Child Development Centre - Jurong 826 Jurong West St 81 #01-430 S640826 T: 6792 6047 Prince Siddhattha Child Care Centre 215 Bukit Batok St 21 #01-343 S650215 T: 6569 6912 / 6569 6347

Smiling Star S 8 Pending Road #03-05 S678295 T: 6893 9318 St Andrew’s Cathedral Child Development Centre 511 Jurong West St 51 #01-80 S640511 T: 6560 9711

Raffles Kidz @ Bukit Panjang 9 Galistan Ave S669682 T: 6314 4551

St. Joseph’s Church Childcare Centre 600 Upper Bukit Timah Road S679331 T: 6760 1301/ 6769 9250

Rainbow Childcare 221 Boon Lay Place #03-100 S640221 T: 6265 8980

Star Learners @ Bukit Batok 501 Bukit Batok St 52 #01-71 S650501 T: 6569 2880

Safari House Babies & Toddlers 1A International Business Park #01-01 S609933 T: 6570 1502

Star Learners @ CCK Sports Hall 1 Choa Chu Kang St 53 #01-01 S689236 T: 9271 4081

Star Learners @ Jurong East 8 Boon Lay Way #01-24 S609964 T: 6686 4286 Sunflower Baby House & Preschool 38 Sunset Heights Clementi Park S597419 T: 6462 0034 Sunflower Preschool @ Clementi 431 Clementi Ave 3 #01-348 S120431 T: 6778 2831 Sweetlands Childcare Clementi 607 607 Clementi West St 1 #01-56 S120607 T: 6777 0858 Sweetlands Childcare JE 316 316 Jurong East St 32 #01-289 S600316 T: 6560 9582 Sweetlands Childcare JW 484 484 Jurong West Ave 1 #01-81 S640484 T: 6561 1305 The Caterpillar’s Cove @ JE 80 Jurong East St 21 #03-02 S609607 T: 6566 5110 The Children’s Campus 25 Almond Crescent S677781 T: 6877 9123 The Learning Campus Preschool @ Jurong 21 Yung Ho Road #01-01 S618593 T: 6265 9288 The Little Skool-House AtKent-Vale 101B Clementi Road S129798 T: 6773 9362


The Little Skool-House AtPandan-Gardens 150A Pandan Gardens #03-00 S609335 T: 6569 9297

Touch Child Care & Family Centre (Clementi) 333 Clementi Ave 2 #01-86 S120333 T: 6777 3933

The Moral Childcare Centre @ Bukit Batok 415 Bukit Batok West Ave 4 #01-264 S650415 T: 6227 9694 / 65619341

Town For Kids @ Kids’ Corner 338A West Coast Road S127393 T: 6778 4328

The Orange Tree Preschool Choa Chu Kang 10 Choa Chu Kang Road #0201 S689379 T: 6894 7877 The Salvation Army Bukit Batok East 247 Bukit Batok East Ave 5 #01-86 S650247 T: 6562 4976 The Salvation Army Bukit Panjang 402 Fajar Road #01-217 S670402 T: 6760 2624

Vithya Junior City 88 Boon Lay Place S649883 T: 6898 1101 Whispering Hearts Infant & Child Care Centre 688 Jurong West Central 1 #01237 S640688 T: 6792 2321 Whiz Kidz Montessori 862 Jurong West St 81 #01-624 S640862 T: 6793 5534 Whizland Montessori 151 Jalan Teck Whye #01-21 S680151 T: 6769 3602

YMCA CDC @ Bukit Batok 225 Bukit Batok Central #01-89 S650225 T: 6665 0342 YMCA CDC @ Zhenghua 510 Jelapang Road #01-68 S670510 T: 6892 2430 YWCA Child Development Centre @ Bukit Gombak 531 Bukit Batok St 51 #01-136 S650531 T: 6567 1545 YWCA Child Development Centre @ Jurong East 324 Jurong East Ave 1 #01-130 S600324 T: 6561 0009 YWCA Child Development Centre @ West Coast 510 West Coast Dr #01-315 S120510 T: 6778 8326

kindergarten Kindergartens are for children 3 - 6 years old. Search for one near your home in our detailed listings. *All the listings under this section were categorised according to the Urban Development Authority Map System, www.ura.gov.sg/uramaps


Kindergarten Arts Kidz Tiong Bahru 67A Eu Chin St Level 2 S169715 T: 6456 8003

Growing Up Gifted (United Square) 101 Thomson Road #01-20 S307591 T: 6258 4722

Bethel Kinderlites 114 Aljunied Ave 2 #03-75 S380114 T: 6744 5860

IROHA Kindergarten 231 Mountbatten Road S397999 T: 6908 5086

Bethesda (Depot Walk) Kindergarten 10 Depot Walk S109590 T: 6276 4732

Jessin Kindergarten 85B Lor 4 Toa Payoh #01336 S312085 T: 6258 4558

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten (Namly) 68 Namly Place S267214 T: 6462 4838

JHS Montessori Kindergarten 491B River Valley Road #02-01 S248373 T: 6887 4876

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten (Pasir Panjang) 396 Pasir Panjang Road #02-01 S118733 T: 6774 4900

Kim Keat Christian Church Kindergarten 11 Beng Wan Road S339843 T: 6294 1665

CENTRAL

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten (Rochester) 35 Rochester Dr #03-11 S138639 T: 6684 8980 Damien Centre Kindergarten 1 Commonwealth Dr S149603 T: 6473 7812 Growing Up Gifted (Mountbatten) 231 Mountbatten Road #01-04 S397999 T: 6242 6992

KiZroo Kindergarten 200 Turf Club Road #0603 S287994 T: 6466 7011 Knowledge Frontier Centre 229 Bishan St 23 #B1-53 S570229 T: 6452 9455

Marymount Kindergarten 9 Lor 8 Toa Payoh S319253 T: 6251 5049 Montessori For Children (Broadrick) 11 Broadrick Road S439476 T: 634 50087 Montessori For Children (Newton) 43 Newton Road S307970 T: 6256 3952 MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise 91 Telok Blangah Heights S109100 T: 6274 6830 My Montessori My World Kindergarten 82 Queen’s Road S266774 T: 6469 2638 NAFA Arts Kindergarten (Derbyshire) 2 Derbyshire Road S309458 T: 6513 0273 / 6513 0274 Nanyang Children School 78B Telok Blangah St 32 #02-17 S102078 T: 6274 5528 Nanyang Kindergarten 118 King’s Road S268155 T: 6466 3375 Newton Kindergarten 16 Newton Road S307995 T: 6251 5586

Liz Montessori Kindergarten 83 Lor 2 Toa Payoh #01457 S310083 T: 6259 6964

Pasir Panjang Hill Church Kindergarten 3 Pasir Panjang Hill S118827 T: 6474 2183

Magdalene’s Kindergarten 1 Sallim Road S387621 T: 6747 5122

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 54 Buona Vista 54 Commonwealth Dr #01564 S142054 T: 6334 4918


PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 31 Macpherson 31 Balam Road #01-103 S370031 T: 6746 7077

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 54 Queenstown 54 Commonwealth Dr #01564 S142054 T: 6472 1180

Pearlbank Montessori Kindergarten 302 Pasir Panjang Road S118643 T: 6774 6093

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 54 Macpherson 54 Pipit Road #01-52 S370054 T: 6842 6979

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 70A Radin Mas 70A Redhill Close #07-01 S151070 T: 6479 4281

Queenstown Good Shepherd Kindergarten 2 Dundee Road S149454 T: 6479 3382

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 108 Macpherson 108 Aljunied Crescent #0136 S380108 T: 6741 5006

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 87 Radin Mas 87 Redhill Close #01-582 S150087 T: 6472 1620

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 46 Marine Parade 46 Marine Crescent #01-42 S440046 T: 6442 6945

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 124A Tanglin 124A Bukit Merah View #01-406 S151124 T: 6273 4513

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 10 Moulmein 10 Gloucester Road #01-33 S210010 T: 6297 2135

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 2 Telok Blangah 2 Dover Road #01-342 S130002 T: 6773 1760

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 14 Mountbatten 14 Kampong Arang Road #01-45 S431014 T: 6345 4905

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 78A Telok Blangah 78A Telok Blangah St 32 #03-01 S101078 T: 6270 1511

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 51 Mountbatten 51 Old Airport Road #02-01 S390051 T: 6344 9034

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 205 Toa Payoh 205 Toa Payoh North #011175 S310205 T: 6252 6930

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 3 Queenstown 3 Jalan Bukit Merah #015118 S150003 T: 6272 0556

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 313 Thomson 313 Shunfu Road #01-287 S570313 T: 6356 2647

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 53A Queenstown 53A Strathmore Ave #0101 S143053 T: 6475 1912

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 157 Toa Payoh Central 157 Lor 1 Toa Payoh #011243 S310157 T: 6356 1823

Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Still Road) 105 Lor Stangee S425080 T: 6344 0077 / 6247 7072 Rainbow Cove Montessori 354 Alexandra Road #0104 S159948 T: 6339 6372 Swallows And Amazons Kindergarten 200 Turf Club Road S287994 T: 6762 8158 True Way Presbyterian Kindergarten 156B Stirling Road S148947 T: 6471 0781 NORTH

An-Nur Mosque Kindergarten 6 Admiralty Road S739983 T: 6362 4552 Darul Makmur Mosque Kindergarten 950 Yishun Ave 2 S769099 T: 6752 1402 Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ Woodlands 424 Woodlands St 41 #01340 S730424 T: 6365 5505 Hope Community Kindergarten Sembawang 55 Sembawang Dr S757614 T: 6555 1298 159


IMAN Kindergarten (Yishun) 934 Yishun Central 1 #01579 S760934 T: 6756 0041

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 556 Admiralty 556 Woodlands Dr 53 #0161 S730557 T: 6314 6167

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 644 Yio Chu Kang 644 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-850 S560644 T: 6453 6497

KIDSZONE Kindergarten 102 Yishun Ave 5 #03-115 S760102 T: 6752 0455

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 32 Marsiling 32 Marsiling Dr #01-343 S730032 T: 6368 4788

Putra - Putri Kindergarten 408 Woodlands St 41#0109 S730408 T: 6362 5424

Kinderland @ Woodlands Civic Centre 900 South Woodlands Dr #05-10 S730900 T: 6769 8166 Little Leader Kindergarten 102 Yishun Ave 5 #04-115 S760102 T: 6752 2345 Little Treasures Kindergarten 749 Woodlands Circle #01604 S730749 T: 6369 1525 MOE Kindergarten @ Northoaks 61 Sembawang Dr S757622 T: 6481 2018 MOE Kindergarten @ Yishun 318A Yishun Ave 9 S761318 T: 6710 7874 MRC Kindergarten (Yishun South) 848 Yishun St 81 #01-150 S760848 T: 6100 2313

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 302 Marsiling 302 Woodlands St 31 #01301 S730302 T: 6368 3346 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 730 Sembawang 730 Woodlands Circle #0125 S730730 T: 6369 5170 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 755 Sembawang 755 Woodlands Ave 4 #01299 S730755 T: 6368 7021 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 786B Sembawang 786B Woodlands Dr 60 #01-97 S732786 T: 6369 5157 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 789 Sembawang 789 Woodlands Ave 6 #01663 S730789 T: 6363 7978

NORTHEAST

Bethesda (AMK) Kindergarten 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #012980 S560180 T: 6453 6134 Bethesda (AMK) Kindergarten 601 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 S569898 T: 6453 6134 Bethesda (Bukit Arang) Kindergarten 114 Serangoon Ave 3 S556110 T: 6287 0812 Brainy Juniors Kindergarten 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-45 S569880 T: 6684 8876 Cedan Kindergarten 198 Punggol Field #02-02 S820198 T: 6387 6648

New Life Kindergarten 10 Marsiling Lane S739147 T: 6368 9567

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 121 Yio Chu Kang 121 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #011711 S560121 T: 6453 6490

Dayspring Kindergarten @ Marina Country Club 600 Ponggol Seventeenth Ave #02-01 S829734 T: 6489 4489

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 501 Admiralty 501 Woodlands Dr 14 #0152 S730501 T: 6314 6161

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 611 Yio Chu Kang 611 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #012795 S560611 T: 6457 5055

Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ Kovan 777 Upper Serangoon Road #01-01 S534645 T: 6487 5505


Jenius Kindergarten (Hougang) 915 Hougang St 91 #01-10 S530915 T: 6385 5513

Monte Kidz World (Hougang) 21 Hougang St 51 #02-14 S538719 T: 6386 1293

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 105D Punggol North 105D Edgefield Plains #0159 S824105 T: 6315 4294

Jenius Kindergarten @ Kovan 54 Da Silva Lane S549783 T: 6288 4791

MRC Kindergarten (Serangoon North) 542B Serangoon North Ave 3 #01-03 S552542 T: 6555 7823

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 171C Punggol North 171C Edgedale Plains #01438 S823171 T: 6343 8409

Nativity Church Kindergarten 1259 Upper Serangoon Road S534795

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 174D Punggol North 174D Edgedale Plains #01193 S824174 T: 6386 6497

Kinderland @ Serangoon 587 Upper Serangoon Road S534564 T: 6288 2979 Kinderland @ Yio Chu Kang 449 Yio Chu Kang Road S805946 T: 6483 2261 Living Sanctuary Kindergarten 2 Hougang St 22 S538728 T: 6283 3373 Mahad Al-Nasry @ Sengkang South 552 Hougang St 51 #B1296 S530552 T: 6489 6764 Mahad Al-Nasry @ Punggol 415 Punggol Road S546646 T: 6489 6764 MOE Kindergarten @ Fernvale Link 470A Fernvale Link S791470 T: 6241 0902 MOE Kindergarten @ Springdale 71 Anchorvale Link S544799 T: 6384 6707

T: 6487 6757 Paya Lebar Methodist Church Covenant Kindergarten 5 Boundary Road S549954 T: 6285 3730 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 112 Kebun Baru 112 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01313 S560112 T: 6452 9460 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 23 Paya Lebar 23 Hougang Ave 3 #01-330 S530023 T: 6288 2522 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 125 Paya Lebar 125 Hougang Ave 1 #011470 S530125 T: 6487 0285 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 206A Punggol Central 206A Compassvale Lane #01-67 S541206 T: 6489 2370 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 231 Punggol Central 231 Compassvale Walk #01-436 S540231 T: 6881 7901

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 277B Punggol South 277B Compassvale Link #01-264 S542277 T: 6556 3209 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 452 Punggol South 452 Hougang Ave 10 #01575 S530452 T: 6387 1004 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 535 Punggol South 535 Hougang St 52 #01-18 S530535 T: 6385 1030 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 271A Punggol West 271A Punggol Walk #01509 S821271 T: 6702 0790 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 303A Punggol Coast 303A Punggol Central #01782 S821303 T: 6556 2747 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 303A Sengkang West 303A Anchorvale Link #0182 S541303 T: 6312 2961

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PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 226 Serangoon 226 Serangoon Ave 4 #01149 S550226 T: 6284 6683 Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Kindergarten 179 Bartley Road S539784 T: 628 85288 Sunbeam Kindergarten 785 Upper Serangoon Road S534652 T: 6283 7871 EAST

Church Of Holy Trinity Kindergarten 20 Tampines St 11 S529455 T: 6787 4651

Kits4Kids Kindergarten 107 Lorong L Telok Kurau S425542 T: 6345 8812

Darul Ghufran Mosque Kindergarten 503 Tampines Ave 5 S529651 T: 6786 5545

Little Sparks Montessori Kembangan 103 Jalan Kembangan S419141 T: 9820 8609

Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ Enterprise One 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1 #01-10 S415934 T: 6440 5505

Little Sparks Montessori Siglap 20 Siglap Dr #01- 03 S456192 T: 6876 0198

Al - Ansar Mosque Kindergarten 155 Bedok North Ave 1 S469751 T: 6449 7280

Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ Pasir Ris 775 Pasir Ris St 71 #01-402 S510775 T: 6582 5505

Al - Istighfar Mosque Kindergarten 2 Pasir Ris Walk S518239 T: 6583 8711 / 6426 7130

Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ Tampines 374 Tampines St 34 #01-42 S520374 T: 6788 5505

Bethesda (BedokTampines) Kindergarten 300 Bedok North Ave 3 S469717 T: 6645 0700 Bethesda (Chapel) Kindergarten 27 Lor Melayu S416913 T: 6749 4077 Bethesda (Pasir Ris) Kindergarten 11 Pasir Ris Dr 2 S518458 T: 6585 0346 BMC Kindergarten 86 Bedok Road S469371 T: 6445 8048 Cavenur Kindergarten 741 Tampines St 72 #01-74 S520741 T: 6782 3437

Hope Community Kindergarten Tampines 20 Tampines St 43 S529151 T: 6544 0776 IMAN Kindergarten (Tampines) 136 Tampines St 11 #01-156 S521136 T: 6788 4911 IMAN Kindergarten (Tenagaville) 651 Jalan Tenaga #01-04 S410651 T: 6342 1332 Josiah Montessori Kindergarten 5 Tampines St 32 #02-01 S529285 T: 6260 1312

Mahad Al-Nasry @ Tampines 476 Tampines St 44 #01179 S520476 T: 6787 4724 MOE Kindergarten @ Tampines 489C Tampines St 45 S522489 T: 6782 7424 Monte Kidz World Elias 625 Elias Road #02-326 S510625 T: 6585 3326 NAFA Arts Kindergarten (East Coast) 511 East Coast Road S429064 T: 6346 9511 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 426 Pasir Ris East 426-1/2 Pasir Ris Dr 6 #0173 S510426 T: 6581 0356 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 738 Pasir Ris West 738 Pasir Ris Dr 10 #01-21 S510738 T: 6585 1337


PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 170 Siglap 170 Bedok South Road #01-354 S460170 T: 6241 2678

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 358 Tampines East 358 Tampines St 33 #01666 S520358 T: 6260 2059

Bukit Panjang Methodist Church Kindergarten 496 Upper Bukit Timah Road #02-20 S678099 T: 6760 7662

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 725 Tampines Central 725 Tampines St 71 #01-179 S520725 T: 6789 3677

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 443 Tampines North 443 Tampines St 43 #01-51 S520443 T: 6782 2177

Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre Kindergarten 10 Choa Chu Kang St 52 S689284 T: 6763 7502

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 856 Tampines Central 856 Tampines St 82 #01279 S520856 T: 6789 4598

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 483 Tampines North 483 Tampines St 43 #01202 S520483 T: 6785 3919

Chow & Chows Kindergarten @ CCK 208 Choa Chu Kang Central #B1-82 S680208 T: 6877 9973

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 868A Tampines Central 868A Tampines Ave 8 #01534 S520868 T: 6341 6820

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 140 Tampines West 140 Tampines St 12 #01426 S520140 T: 6782 1177

Clementi Woods Kindergarten 152 West Coast Road S127370 T: 6775 0656

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 106 Tampines 106 Tampines St 11 #01-339 S521106 T: 6788 5334

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 887 Tampines West 887 Tampines St 81 #011006 S520887 T: 6783 6365

Darussalam Mosque Kindergarten 3002 Commonwealth Ave West S129579 T: 6777 0028

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 284 Tampines 284 Tampines St 22 #01149 S520284 T: 6784 0156

Preschool Learning Academy 21 Tampines Ave 1 S529757 T: 6780 4066

Hanis Montessori Kindergarten @ CCK 707 Choa Chu Kang St 53 #01-118 S680707 T: 6766 5505

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 318 Tampines 318 Tampines St 33 #01-80 S520318 T: 6587 3461 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 261 Tampines East 261 Tampines St 21 #01300 S520261 T: 6786 1110 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 262 Tampines East 262 Tampines St 21 #01-272 S520262 T: 6783 4463

PSSMK Bedok 718 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-4590 S470718 T: 9835 1077 PSSMK Simei 30 Jalan Pergam S488306 T: 9835 1077 Riverlife Kindergarten 6 Loyang Besar Close S509026 T: 6511 4168 WEST

Arts Kidz Bukit Timah 262 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-03 S588207 T: 6469 1739

Hope Community Kindergarten CCK 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 S689907 T: 6766 0643 Ichiban Nurtureland Kindergarten 31 Hong San Walk S689022 T: 6765 8426 IMAN Kindergarten (Bukit Batok) 277 Bukit Batok East Ave 3 #02-373 S650277 T: 6561 5466

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IMAN Kindergarten (CCK) 530 Choa Chu Kang St 51 #01-323 S680530 T: 6468 9402 Jurong Calvary Kindergarten 101 Yuan Ching Road S618653 T: 6265 6193 Jurong Christian Church Kindergarten 101 Yuan Ching Road S618653 T: 6268 8730 Kinderland @ Choa Chu Kang 475 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 #02-15 S680475 T: 6764 0010 Metamorphosis Kindergarten 309 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #04-07 S680309 T: 6769 6902 Methodist Church Of The Incarnation 31 Teck Whye Lane S688798 T: 6763 0621 MOE Kindergarten @ Westwood 1 Jurong West St 73 S649188 T: 6316 0211 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 48 Ayer Rajah 48 Teban Gardens Road #01-248 S600048 T: 6569 8256 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 207 Boon Lay 207 Boon Lay Place #01215 S640207 T: 6261 6085

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 262 Boon Lay 262 Boon Lay Dr #01-573 S640262 T: 6793 2565

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 226 Bukit Panjang 226 Pending Road #01-179 S670226 T: 6769 1888

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 631 Boon Lay 631 Jurong West St 65 #01-260 S640631 Tel: 6790 0411

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 422 Bukit Panjang 422 Fajar Road #01-511 S670422 Tel: 6892 1269

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 148 Bukit Batok 148 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-319 S650148 Tel: 6561 4656

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 545 Cashew 545 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-871 S670545 T: 6764 6220

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 180 Bukit Batok 180 Bukit Batok West Ave 8 #01-181 S650180 T: 6569 6717

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 10 Chua Chu Kang 10 Teck Whye Ave #01-59 S680010 T: 6760 5783

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 241 Bukit Batok East 241 Bukit Batok East Ave 5 #01-261 S650241 Tel: 6425 4653

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 123 Chua Chu Kang 123 Teck Whye Lane #01864 S680123 T: 6765 3630

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 254 Bukit Batok East 254 Bukit Batok East Ave 4 #01-229 S650254 Tel: 6566 7906

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 330 Clementi 330 Clementi Ave 2 #01170 S120330 T: 6773 1958

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 285C Bukit Batok East 285C Toh Guan Road #0192 S603285 T: 6565 9218

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 462A Clementi 462A Clementi Ave 3 #0101 S120462 Tel: 6779 3135

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 289G Bukit Batok East 289G Bukit Batok St 25 #01-94 S656289 Tel: 6566 7605

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 276D Hong Kah North 276D Jurong West St 25 #01-11 S644276 T: 6267 9003

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 535 Bukit Gombak 535 Bukit Batok St 52 #01631 S650535 T: 6561 8108 / 6561 3006

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 319 Hong Kah North 319 Bukit Batok St 33 #0140 S650319 T: 6569 4373


PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 338 Hong Kah North 338 Bukit Batok St 34 #01338 S650338 T: 6569 6601

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 786 Limbang 786 Choa Chu Kang Dr #01-237 S680786 T: 6766 5694

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 608 Yew Tee 608 Choa Chu Kang St 62 #01-103 S680608 T: 6760 9233

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 750 Hong Kah North 750 Jurong West St 73 #01-69 S640750 T: 6794 4957

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 813 Nanyang 813 Jurong West St 81 #01180 S640813 T: 67920838

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 490 Jurong Central 490 Jurong West Ave 1 #01-01 S640490 T: 6569 1448

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 934 Nanyang 934 Jurong West St 91 #01-329 S640934 T: 6792 0963

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 682 Yew Tee 682 Choa Chu Kang Crescent #01-504 S680682 T: 6762 1701 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 690D Yew Tee 690D Choa Chu Kang Cresent #01-74 S684690 T: 6760 9368

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 465 Jurong Spring 465 Jurong West St 41 #01-536 S640465 T: 6561 2603

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 642 Pioneer 642 Jurong West St 61 #01-60 S640642 T: 6790 8526

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 223A Yuhua 223A Jurong East St 21 #01-851 S601223 T: 6563 2616

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 515 Jurong Spring 515 Jurong West St 52 #01-17 S640515 T: 6565 6500

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 662B Pioneer 662B Jurong West St 64 #01-312 S642662 T: 6794 4987

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @251 Yuhua 251 Jurong East St 24 #01110 S600251 T: 656 56401

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 527 Jurong Spring 527 Jurong West St 52 #01-301 S640527 T: 6565 8895

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 665A Pioneer 665A Jurong West St 64 #01-160 S641665 T: 67918 003

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 317 Yuhua 317 Jurong East St 31 #0114 S600317 T: 6565 4149

PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 411 Keat Hong 411 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 #01-359 S680411 T: 6769 2092 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 484 Keat Hong 484 Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 #01-10 S680484 T: 6763 2302 PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ 543 Limbang 543 Choa Chu Kang St 52 #01-70 S680543 T: 6766 3379

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