Expat Guide - Education, Pre SchoolsExpat Guide - Education, Pre SchoolsExpat Guide - Education, Pre Schools

Education is essential for every child, and it can start as early as preschool years. Singapore Expats comprehensive list of schools from preschools to playgroups.

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Rain Trees Kindergarten


Rain Trees Kindergarten is a small, family orientated preschool that provides a ‘home-from-home’ environment for children aged 2-6 from the international community.

We offer a caring, fun and friendly preschool with experienced international teachers in an integrated indoor-to-outdoor setting

Rain Trees Kindergarten , founded in 1999 is highly recommended by parents and is located in Bukit Timah on Kheam Hock Road.

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Rosemount International School

Rosemount International School

Established in 1999, Rosemount International School is a private international school in Singapore providing schooling at the preparatory (kindergarten) and junior school (primary) levels.

Our curriculum is built on an inquiry-based philosophy in which students are encouraged to question, discover and communicate through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning.

At Rosemount it is the combination of highly trained teachers, a challenging, yet flexible curriculum and an individual approach to learning that allows students to develop to their full potential.

For more information please contact admissions:

P: +65 6446 4636
A: 25 Ettrick Terrace, Siglap, 458588, Singapore


British Council Pre-School


At British Council Pre-school, we believe that a forward-looking, stimulating environment is the key to developing your child’s inquisitive nature. Instil the love for learning in your child with our 21st century education.

Our mission

  • We will help every child fulfil his or her true potential.
  • We will provide a happy, secure and healthy learning environment.
  • We will work together with parents to nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

Our curriculum

We believe every child is unique and is constantly learning. Using the best pre-school practices from both the United Kingdom and Singapore, we provide holistic, hands-on and concrete learning, with a strong emphasis on language and literacy.

Our Daily Programme

Our 3-hour programmes are available in two sessions:
Morning   09:00 to 12:00
Afternoon 13:00 to 16:00

Delivered by a team of dedicated and passionate teachers with professional qualifications in early childhood education, children will learn about:

  • Language and Literacy: Immerse in a language-rich environment and learn about the multi-sensory Jolly Phonics programme
  • Speech and Drama: Build strong communication skills and confidence through fun activities
  • Art: Foster creativity through the exploration of art
  • Motor Skills Development: Develop coordination, control and movement through purposeful play
  • Music and Movement: Learn to appreciate music, sound and dance while honing gross motor coordination skills
  • Numeracy: Understand mathematical concepts through hands-on learning experiences
  • Discovery of the world: Build the foundation for learning science, history and geography
  • Social and Emotional Development: Through the reinforcement of “Golden Rules”, children cultivate a positive sense of themselves
  • Primary School Induction Programme: K2 students will experience new teaching styles in Terms 3 and 4
  • Chinese: Stories, songs, games and role-play will develop the confidence to use the language

11 Tampines Concourse  #01-02/03/04 Singapore 528729

Free school visits can be arranged. Call +65 6653 6071 to book an appointment now.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

Opening in September 2014, GEMS World Academy (GWA), Singapore will be the first school in South East Asia to be connected to the GEMS global network of international schools. The network provides the opportunity for students from Singapore to interact with their peers in other cities around the world from over 150 nationalities. This unique learning environment is designed to prepare students for a world that is more interconnected than ever before.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GWA (Singapore) will initially enrol students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 (ages 3-13), and will expand in the future to include children up to Grade 12. It intends to apply to become a full International Baccalaureate Programme for students, within a state-of-the-art educational facility on a five-hectare campus. GWA (Singapore) will be led by Dan E. Young, Founding Head of School, an internationally recognised educator with more than 40 years of experience and previously Head of School for GWA-Dubai.

GEMS IB Diploma students have been recruited and accepted into more than 350 universities worldwide.

While all the academies under GEMS Education focus on academic excellence, they are also dedicated to the concept of "Ad Vitam Paramus" - "preparing for life". GWA students will study world languages from an early age, participate in global initiatives and specially designed extracurricular activities and sports programs that develop leadership skills through peer interaction. GWA Singapore will encourage independent learning, empowering students to take on personal responsibility and will look to develop a student's character, talents, skills, creativity, values, entrepreneurship and leadership. The school will support parents by reinforcing basic human values such as honesty, kindness, generosity, courage, freedom, equality and respect, all reflected in a defined learner profile.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

GEMS World Academy (Singapore)GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Information and Enrolment Centre
582 Orchard Road
#15-02 Forum
Singapore 238884


Nexus International School, Singapore

Nexus International School, Singapore

Nexus International School, Singapore (NISS), started in January 2007.
NISS currently meets the educational needs of about 400 students from over 50 different countries. Enrolment is steadily increasing to meet the educational needs of the children of expatriates in Singapore.

The 470,000 sq ft campus at 201 Ulu Pandan Road has facilities to support all academic and co-curricular programme for up to 1,200 students. These include swimming pools, gymnasiums, sports fields, as well as Science, Computer and Multi-media laboratories to support our Centres of Excellence - Sciences, Arts and Sports.

NISS has a team of highly qualified international educators delivering a well-balanced curricula based on the best standards and practices used around the world. NISS is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). It is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and an approved Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre. NISS is currently a candidate school for the CIS/WASC accreditation.

NISS is a member of Taylor's Education Group and the second Nexus International School (NIS) campus in the region. The first NIS is located in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Nexus International School
201 Ulu Pandan Road Singapore 596468
Tel +65 6536 6566, Fax +65 6536 6866

Raffles Montessori Kindergarten

Raffles Montessori Kindergarten

Located off Still Road (East Coast), Raffles Montessori Kindergarten is ensconced in a beautiful detached house, with an immaculate carpet grass lawn, exciting outdoor playground equipment, and herbal gardens for the children to enjoy. At Raffles Montessori, we aim to give the children the best start in life, an environment conducive for learning, social interactions and physical development.

Clinical Psychologist / Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS


VENUE: Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Still Road)

TIME:    10AM- 12.30PM

To Register, Please Call 6344 0077 or Email:

Why Raffles Montessori?

  • Individualized learning
  • Full set of authentic Montessori materials
  • Bilingual curriculum
  • Programmes for toddler age through kindergarten
  • MOE registered School
  • Holistic experience

Contact Us
Phone: +65 6344 0077
Address: 105 Lorong Stangee Singapore 425080

Two by Two

Two by Two

Two by Two Schoolhouse is a Bilingual kindergarten cum enrichment centre with a Mandarin emphasis. We specialize in language acquisition and have successfully developed a curriculum that nurtures lifelong learning.

Our background

Two by Two Schoolhouse was founded by two mothers who only wanted the best learning environment for their children. We wanted to create innovative and experiential programs whereby our children could learn through play.

Our methodology

Children thrive in a stress-free, natural and immersive environment with a low teacher-student ratio, grasping the nuances of the language effortlessly through a play based and child initiated approach.

Our curriculum also develops a child holistically in English, Math and Science, exposing them to a wide variety of subjects, including the Arts and Sports. They are encouraged to explore and experiment, ultimately developing confidence and become effectively bilingual.

Learning takes place through structured hands on activities and is not confined to the classroom. Frequent field trips reinforce learning and a Multi-sports program trains children’s physical and mental capabilities.

Our strength

Our enrolled children are of diverse heritage and ethnicity, with the non-local nationalities making up 40% of our enrolment. This provides invaluable opportunities for greater learning experiences and exchange of knowledge.

Our non-native speakers using Mandarin confidently and effectively is testimony of the success of our teaching methodology.

Core Daily Program

Nursery, K1 and K2
830am – 1230pm or 1pm to 5pm


Accompanied playgroup
130 – 3pm

Afternoon Enrichment

Mandarin Speech & Drama: I’m a Star! (小小明星体验班)
Mandarin Language & Literacy (华语快速认读)
The Mandarin Muse (华语。娱乐。沉思)
Treasure Trove of Values (底子规学堂)

Call us today to enjoy free trial classes, ongoing promotions and giveaways!

Two by Two Schoolhouse

55 Lor L Telok Kurau #03-61
Bright Centre S425500

Tel: 62450838

White Lodge

White Lodge

White Lodge is a well-known and popular pre-school and kindergarten with eight centres across Singapore. It caters towards children aged 6 months to 6.5 years. White Lodge helps them get the greatest value, pleasure and fulfillment from their childhood through parent and child playgroups, nursery and kindergarten programmes.

Over the years, White Lodge’s passionate team of early childhood educators has worked to develop a curriculum that supports the growth and development of children as unique individuals.

The schools facilitate active learning, involvement and discovery through a hands-on approach. White Lodge’s curriculum framework is based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

White Lodge believes that children should experience learning as an adventure, and that stimulation inspires and encourages the development of their imagination. White Lodge provides a world in which children can explore and express themselves best.

Additionally, the Global Language Academy by White Lodge (GLA) is a language school that takes a balanced academic and creative approach to teaching a new language, making it both fun and effective.

GLA offers Mandarin, French, Hindi, Korean and Spanish lessons for children 3 to 10 years of age.

The Mandarin programme is designed in line with the requirements of Ministry of Education, Singapore and is comparable to the Primary One to Primary Three syllabus.

For more information visit or call a White Lodge close to you on the numbers below where you can arrange a time to visit the school and speak with teachers.

Bukit Timah 39 Linden Drive, Tel: 6468 8846
Central North 45 Burghley Drive, Tel: 6280 7388
East Coast 102 Guillemard Road, Tel: 6440 6690
Loewen Gardens 75E Loewen Road, Tel: 6475 7262
Phoenix Park 310 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6235 5310
Upper Bukit Timah 1 Jalan Siap, Tel: 6314 5481
Upper East Coast 36 Toh Drive, Tel: 6543 1802
West Coast 9 South Buona Vista Road, Tel: 6779 8465

Preschools at Bukit Timah

Cherrybrook Kindergarten
Address: 5 Vanda Road, Singapore 287775
Tel: (65) 6468 6550

German European School Singapore
Address : 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Tel: (65) 6469 1131

Raffles House Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 1 Robin Drive, Singapore 258261
Tel: (65) 6732 1455

Preschools at Holland

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 37 Grove Lane, Singapore 279029
Tel: (65) 6462 4838

Faith Montessori Centre
Address: 4 Moonbeam Walk, Singapore 277219
Tel: (65) 6465 2751

Nanyang Kindergarten
Address: 118 Kings Road, Singapore 268155
Tel: (65) 6466 3375

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Road #03-03 Ulu Pandan Community Building,
Singapore 279621
Tel: (65) 6468 3725

St James’ Church Kindergarten
Address: 1 Leedon Road, Singapore 267878
Tel: (65) 6468 7609

Preschools at East Coast

Raffles Montessori Pte Ltd
Address: No.95 Telok Kurau Road, Singapore 423797
Tel: (65) 6841 1111

Christ Methodist Church Kindergarten
Address: 597 East Coast Road, Singapore 429082
Tel: (65) 6344 8823

Schoolhouse By The Bay
Address: 51 Kampong Arang Road, Singapore 438178
Tel: (65) 63458258

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 1 Haig Road #01-555, Singapore 430001
Tel: (65) 6846 3065

Learning Tree Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 26A Ulu Siglap, Singapore 457184
Tel: (65) 6242 9975

Preschools at West Coast

Ellas Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 12 West Coast Walk #02-16 West Coast Recreation Centre,
Singapore 127157
Tel: (65) 6778 1293

Japanese Kindergarten (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Address: 251 West Coast Road, Singapore 127390
Tel: (65) 6779 3434 / (65) 6776 2930

Tanglin Trust School Limited
Address: Portsdown Road, Singapore 139294
Tel: (65) 67703171

TownforKids Pte Ltd
Address: 10 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139940
Tel: (65) 6776 1888

Preschools at North

Cherie Hearts Kids-At-Play Pte Ltd
Address: 34 Westlake Ave, Singapore 574245
Tel: (65)  6352 4889
Email :

Kinderland Preschool
Address: 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946
Tel: (65) 6483 2261

Modern Montessori Preschool Centre
Address: Block 750 Woodlands Avenue 4, #01-317, Singapore 730750
Tel: (65) 6369 0700

Sonrise Preschool
Address: 2 Kovan Road #01-01 Simon Plaza, Singapore 548008
Tel: (65) 6285 5911

Jansen Preschool
Address: 39 Jansen Rd, Singapore 548441
Tel: (65) 6487 6116

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Shame you can't access the restaurant without having to navigate the entire store.
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Re: Online storage for photos/videos



What kind of photos and videos do you take? I'm a photographer and I haven't even filled 500 GB.

Or are those videos what I think they are :wink: .
- all my (and my wife's) digital photos (and I have a habit not erasing any) since 2001, some raw, uncompressed,
- most of my analogue photos starting from mid 70's, scanned, uncompressed
It is basically over 100k digitized, hi-res, low compression photos (~1TB)

Now, photos are the easy part but I also do videos and I always archive them in a raw format. For example, a typical DV tape holds ~13GB of data (1h). I have ~90 tapes like this, plus few hundred GBs of digital camera movies.

To make things even worse I also do BD and DVD authoring. Leaving aside the project files ( typically taking more space than the resulting disk), it is also good to have a copy of the final work (2-47GB per disk).

Now add all of them up.

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Re: Online storage for photos/videos

There are lots of approaches to managing the storage of data and probably no single approach the suits all. Common wisdom dictates you should have at least 3 copies, 1 on the computer, 1 external and 1 offsite. That provides sufficient redundancy to protect your data in most scenarios.

I have evolved a data storage approach mainly due to an unreliable Mac Pro. The basic premise is that it has to be seamless, provide adequate redundancy and allow access across multiple devices. Working so far but haven’t had to cope with a major meltdown.

I store all my data on a NAS which is mirrored (Raid 1). The NAS is backed up each night to an external drive. In addition I use CrashPlan for offsite backup. I also use Evernote and DropBox (free plans) for some data. The Apple machines use TimeMachine and backup to the NAS.

In addition to the above I have been using SmugMug for photos. Provides unlimited storage and allows you to display to the world, if you want. This is all at a cost, which, with the USD going up, is getting a bit high. I’ll likely discontinue this at some stage.

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Agreed. it's getting harder and harder.

years ago, i applied with O' Level cert and it got approved till now i got my PR and applying for SC.

i can say i'm lucky with that.

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I'm an Australian and I want to invest in Singapore stocks / bonds since they have higher yield than Australian bonds, so need to know if there are any law prohibiting me from doing so.

Re: Getting to eat 'proper food' again...

Same goes for their locations in other countries I've visited them. Their meatballs on pasta (or with veg) is the authentic real-deal. And it's a bargain too. It wouldn't surprise me if they x-subsidise the restaurant, to encourage shoppers to stay and shop for longer.

Shame you can't access the restaurant without having to navigate the entire store.
This could be true but I think lokal folks tend to prefer lower price to higher quality.

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Strong Eagle:
Multi level, pyramid marketing schemes are flat out illegal in Singapore. Problem is, there are so many suckers looking for a quick buck, the authorities cannot keep up with the hucksters because of the people scrambling to give them their money.

Re: Getting to eat 'proper food' again...

Same goes for their locations in other countries I've visited them. Their meatballs on pasta (or with veg) is the authentic real-deal. And it's a bargain too. It wouldn't surprise me if they x-subsidise the restaurant, to encourage shoppers to stay and shop for longer.

Shame you can't access the restaurant without having to navigate the entire store.

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With all this talk of traceability I notice that WhiteFlag has gone quiet. :D

The authorities seem to be pretty good at tracking people down in Sg. If they want to find you I reckon it won't take them long.

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Re: Skiing and snowboarding 2012

Hi Alex,

If I may, a suggestion - why not start a new thread under "snowtrip 2015".
The problem with using one from 2012 is that we cannot tell exactly when it turns into the one for 2015 along the thread.


Re: St Patricks Day Parade under fire....

I think the upset is with the perceived double-standards between Thaipusam and St Pat's.
The privileges I mentioned refer to the closure of roads and permission for al-fresco drinking for SPD, which were far more muted in the case of Thaipusam. So it is understandable that people question such a disparity and I hardly think that they were targeting the Irish community.

Re: Online storage for photos/videos

Here is what I do.

I have my own NAS. It cost me 500$ for 4TB. I have Synology. Much better than Ext hdd.

Things one can do:

Remotely access files through web or ios/android apps. I can see photos or ebooks on my NAS from my phone or laptop.

Stream data from NAS to other devices like Mac or DLNA enabled tv.

Download big files on NAS without keeping the laptop on. The NAS has linux type os to which u can telnet or ssh and start download via wget.

NAS has download center where u can get bittorrent files. Keep downloading while u r away.

Share photos/content with family members.

It is much better than External HDD and much faster than web based cloud services.

Hey guys,

I haven't really been good at backing up photos/videos etc. I have them all in different hard drives. I have just looked at Microsoft One Drive, since it integrates well with my windows phone and laptop, but it gives only 30GB of free storage, which seems pretty tight. Also the process of uploading is very very slow. It like 1 hr per GB. Also I am wondering in the long term, whether they will start charging us. Once I have like 30GB there, its going to be hard to download all of that and move somewhere else.

Any ideas?