Putting your child through the early journey of preschool education helps to build a strong foundation in four key areas: physical, mental, emotional and social development. However, picking the right preschool can be difficult if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Here are the Top 10 Pre-schools in Singapore, which may help in your selection!
1) Brighton Montessori
Brighton Montessori’s 25 years’ experience has been put into good use through their individualised, hands-on teaching approach. That means every child will be carefully observed and monitored throughout their learning progress in a low teacher-to-student ratio. They adopt the tried-and-tested Montessori materials to encourage their students to learn everything from practical life skills to phonics and sensorial exercises. Enrichment classes such as the Intensive Chinese Immersion Programme are also available to pique your child’s interest. Brighton Montessori teaches children from pre-nursery (1.5-2 years old) to the kindergarten level (5-6 years old). To date, they have five preschool centres islandwide, namely The Grassroots’ Club and River Valley Road.
This award-winning premier preschool has been around since 2006 and they can be found not only in Singapore but also in China and Sri Lanka. Their unique teaching approach lies in the scientific and research-based education curriculum. Together with their signature triage of complementary levels involving Self-Expression, Self-Regulation and Self-Discovery, students get to explore comprehensive learning experience in the class. The teachers at MerlionKids also pay careful attention to every child, ensuring they receive the utmost guidance.
3) Pat’s Schoolhouse
More than your usual preschool centre, Pat’s Schoolhouse prides itself as the trailblazer that adopts the Bilingual Immersion Core Curriculum, which means every child gets to explore bilingual learning experience from both English and Mandarin teachers in the same classroom. The teachers at Pat’s Schoolhouse also utilise inquiry-embedded play and music-based approach for the children, which makes learning all the more fun and rewarding. Pat’s Schoolhouse has 15 preschool centres and 2 infant care centres all over Singapore.
4) Swallows & Amazons
Swallows & Amazons prioritise the values of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional quotient) as a way of educating the children. They also believe that learning through play helps the children to make sense of the world around them. In other words, the joy of discovery allows them to develop both their cognitive and social skills. Each class has a low teacher-to-student ratio, ensuring every child gets the proper attention they need. Classes’ availabilities include pre-nursery (18 months-2 years old), nursery (3-4 years old) and kindergarten (5-6 years old) levels.
5) Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse
Kiddiwinkle Schoolhouse dedicates their teaching methods by utilising the inquiry-based approach in the class. Not only does it help to enhance the children’s learning experience, but it also fosters curiosity and develops a passion for learning and discovery. They offer programmes for both infants and children, with the former designed to stimulate infants’ senses and curiosities. For the latter, children will find themselves exposed to various curriculums such as the soft skills-related PlayTinkers and the personalised reading programme Super Readers, Super Heroes. They have six campuses available throughout Singapore, namely Braddell and Orchard.
6) Josiah Montessori: City Childcare Centre
Josiah Montessori focuses on the Montessori principles, in which they designed their curriculums that fit the children’s individual needs. They have four major programmes tailored for different age groups: infants (2-18 months), toddlers (18 months-3 years old), kindergarten (3-5 years old) and pre-primary (6 years old) levels. Children from Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2 levels can look forward to Josiah’s Musical Arts Programme, where they get to expose themselves in creative learning such as dance, music appreciation as well as Chinese speech & drama.
7) Little Readers Programme
Renowned for their Phonics & Reading programme, Little Readers’ classes are primarily conducted online throughout Singapore. Physical classes are available as well but only restricted to the Punggol Central location. Designed for children age 4 to 8 years old, they offer three programmes including Phonics Reading & Literacy, Creative Writing & Reading Comprehension and Primary One & Two English Tuition Enrichment.
8) Ascension Kindergarten
Ascension Kindergarten has an illustrious history stretching over 50 years, making them one of the most established preschools for both nursery and kindergarten levels in Singapore. They provide a holistic learning experience for the children, encouraging them to learn through play. Children can expect fun-filled, yet enriching activities such as music & movement and visual & creative arts.
9) Kindle Garden
Kindle Garden made its mark as Singapore’s first inclusive preschool, providing a holistic learning environment for both typical children and those with special needs. Their primary aim is to encourage these children to embrace diversity at a very young age, not to mention instilling respect and understanding towards all. Kindle Garden also provides opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s curriculums. This includes the likes of classroom activities and field trips. Their programmes cater to toddlers aged 18-36 months and preschoolers a.k.a. kindergarteners aged 4-6 years.
10) Arise Kindergarten
Arise Kindergarten offers bilingual programmes, where children will be taught in the English and Chinese languages. They diversify their programmes in different areas ranging from small-group & large-group teachings to formal & informal activities. Arise Kindergarten also focuses on a more process-oriented hands-on approach, which helps encourage the children to take ownership of their own learning. Children will be exposed in six key learning areas, namely language & literacy, motor skills development and discovery of the world.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.