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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 International Kindergarten

Rain Trees Kindergarten provides a caring, fun and friendly home-from-home environment for children between 2 and 6 years to learn through play. Our Kindergarten is based on UK national curriculum and taught by qualified international and award winning teachers with extensive experience of providing education to expatriate communities since 1999.

As parents, you are your child’s first and most important teacher - as such, you are aware of the value of play. We believe we have created a warm, inviting and well-equipped environment where your child can play happily and learn at his or her own pace.

At Rain Trees, we aim to provide a creative environment, which is both stimulating and challenging. Children learn best through doing and we offer ample opportunities for exploration, experimentation and discovery with hands-on equipment and materials, in an adult-directed setting.

Rain Trees Kindergarten is conveniently located in the naturally beautiful Bukit Timah area on Kheam Hock Road, between Adam Road and Stevens Road. We offer a wonderful preschool environment for our children with a spacious detached property spread over 3 floors and on almost 7,500 square feet of land. We are lucky to have a large and safe garden area. The school retains a small and friendly feel and has a maximum capacity for 80 children.

It is our great privilege to be entrusted with the education and care of your child. We take this responsibility seriously and are fully committed to providing your child with a great start to their school life.

Join us for a tour of the school and meet our highly qualified international and award winning teachers.
60 Kheam Hock Road
Singapore 298 824
Call us +65 6474 6181
Email us -

Rosemount International School / Rosemount Kindergarten

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, Singapore 458588


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 6783 9209 to book an appointment now.

Canadian International School Kindergarten

Canadian International School

As one of Singapore’s leading international preschools, Canadian International School Kindergarten is recognised as a perfect place for discovery and exploration. The school focuses on unlocking young children’s potential through:

  1. A Tailored Global Language Programme
  2. Stimulating Learning Pods & Playgrounds
  3. A Hands-on Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum
  4. Dedicated Arts, Music & Physical Education Specialists

Global Language Programme
All students at Canadian International School (CIS) Kindergarten learn an additional language from 4 years of age. They have the opportunity to choose either French or Chinese taught by dedicated language specialists, or enrol in our pioneering bilingual Chinese-English programme. Our bilingual programme provides equal exposure to both Chinese and English, with two qualified teachers in each classroom.

Stimulating Learning Pods and Playgrounds
Our state-of-the art, purpose-built Kindergarten facilities are designed specifically to support play-based learning. At our Lakeside campus, classrooms are organised around stimulating ‘learning pods’(large, open learning spaces), where teachers can set up hands-on learning centres. Dedicated outdoor play areas include an early years playground, bike tracks, sandpits with water-play zones, a large wading pool (Lakeside campus only) and gym.

Hands-on Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum
Literacy and numeracy learning is built into the daily schedule. Concepts are taught based on an inquiry, play-based approach (for example our students explore volume and capacity through ‘hands-on’ water play activities) and tailored to a wide range of academic abilities.

Dedicated Arts, Music & Physical Education Specialists
Students at CIS Kindergarten engage in Physical Education and Arts (Music, Visual Art, Dance, Drama) classes with single subject specialists. Our Physical Education lessons focus on movement (running and jumping) and gross motor development while our Arts lessons focus on teaching children how to express themselves through different types of mediums.

A quote from a happy parent
“ Our CIS experience has been a great one. There is a wide range of hands-on activities, so both Matias and Luciana are always engaged in learning new things. Both of them really enjoy the bilingual classes”. Evelyn Carvajal, CIS Kindergarten parent, June 2015.

Lakeside Campus (ECE to Grade 12)
Jurong West Street 41
Singapore 649414
T: +65 6467 1732

Tanjong Katong Campus (ECE to Grade 8)
371 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437128
T: +65 6345 1573

Capella International Preschool

Capella International PreSchool

Capella International Preschool
Capella International Preschool is housed at a quaint bungalow with a large field and a spacious open backyard for healthy outdoor activities. Our field also houses a little garden where our children can learn how to grow and care for the greenery.

Our Philosophy
We strive to create a cheerful, fun and positive difference in our children’s growing up. We encourage our children to be inquisitive, creative and with a boldness to explore the world around them. We endeavour to guide and nurture our children to shine the brightest that they can be, and emerge as a happy and well-rounded child under our care. We strive to enhance the learning experience of our children through open communication and close partnership with our children’s parents.

Every Capella child is our STAR!

  • Seeker
  • Thinker
  • Adventurer
  • Really happy kid!

The Curriculum
Capella International Preschool adopts the International Preschool Curriculum®. The IPC was developed to raise international Early Childhood Education (ECE) standards by adopting and implementing proven research.

IPC Key Characteristics:

  • Objective Based
  • Inquiry Based
  • Play Based
  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Family Involvement
  • Content Learning Areas
  • Peer reviewed
  • Updated Regularly
  • International

Mandarin Programme:
As part of the partnership with IPC, Capella International Preschool also implements a challenging and exciting Mandarin curriculum developed by the CI-NTU (Confucius Institute – Nanyang Technological University). CI-NTU has been jointly established by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and NTU in Singapore.

Field Trips
We arrange monthly field trips to take our children to different places in Singapore such as goat/frog farms, museums, parks, and many more. These trips are always an excitable time for our children as the new environment intrigue their curiosity under the watchful eyes of our teachers.

Our School
11 Margate Road
Singapore 438052
Contact Us: 6342 1377

German European School Singapore

German European School Singapore

The first school you choose for your child is one of the most important milestones in your child's life. Knowing this, the GESS Pre-School Department provides a learning environment that is fun, safe, and stimulating. One that promotes passion and enthusiasm for learning to children between 18 months to 6 years. As a bilingual Department, we provide a unique German and English Language Programme designed specifically to meet the diverse language levels of our students. Additionally, we are offering a fully integrated Danish Mother Tongue programme to our Danish students two afternoons a week.

  • In Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, we offer the IB PYP inquiry-driven approach to teaching and learning. Along with our learning curriculum, we are promoting pre-reading and pre-writing skills, science, sports, music, drama, ICT, arts, cooking as well as using play as a learning tool. GESS provides lots of space to run, explore and embrace the natural environment around us. We foster our cultural diversity by celebrating European and Singaporean festivities. Parent-Child groups are suited for children aged from 18 months - 3 years. The groups are kept to a small number and are using generous group rooms as well as extra rooms for crafts, music, movement and a generously laid-out playground.
  • In preparation for starting Kindergarten, GESS offers Toddler groups from 2-3 years, to ensure a smooth transition from those first steps of independence to full-time kindergarten attendance.
  • In our Kindergarten classes, we provide heterogeneous grouping, for 3 to 5 years old. This uniqueness promotes a child-centred approach, where the structure for play is closely linked to real life.
  • Our Pre-Primary is for our five and six year’s old students and is located at the "Habitat" on Junior School Campus.

A quote from a happy mother:
“Up to now, my son has loved each and every day at class and sometimes even demands on the weekends to go to school!" - Maria Gialakis, Mother

Main Campus
72 Bukit Tinggi Road
Singapore 289760
Tel: 6469 1131

Junior School Campus
300 Jalan Jurong Kechil
Singapore 598668
Tel: 6461 0802

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

White Lodge

White Lodge

White Lodge is a well established pre-school and kindergarten with eight centres across Singapore. It caters for children aged 6 months to 6.5 years providing an inspirational and nurturing learning journey for each individual. White Lodge strives to provide an education with “something more“.

Over the years, White Lodge’s passionate team of early childhood educators continually work to develop a curriculum that supports the growth and development of children as unique individuals. Teachers liberate, empower and motivate the children to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity. Children are given the opportunities to develop as intelligent, confident, wise and lovable young people.

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

White Lodge’s Parent-and-Child Workshops are available to children from 6 months – 18 months of age. Socialising and fun sensory activities are a part of these workshops that encompass a great community spirit giving parents a chance to meet. The pre-nursery program from 18 months allows a child to attend White Lodge on their own making the transition onwards all the way up to kindergarten. Children are stimulated, challenged and nurtured to prepare them for the next step of their lives.

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.

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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You seem to thrive in looking for arguments. I have no idea why. I'm just reading what vishnu_msg wrote, avoiding assumptions that lack evidence while comprehending evidence that does exist. That doesn't seem like a radical notion.

I learnt long time ago you like to have the last word if anything of yours gets disputed.

In this case, you still haven't figured it out while focussing purely on your POV - that you are 100% correct .. Let me leave it there.

And it wasn't about JB ....

Oh, I do admit, my intelligence and English comprehension is extremely below average.

PS. The silence from the OP is deafening enough to show ...

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I have just booked a venue. Unfortunately it was not a cheap one, but you pay for what you get. I was just not happy with any potential relatively cheap venues: there are just no nice cheap venues in Singapore.

So thank you for all the suggestions.

Haha like I said before, there's no such thing as nice + cheap venue anywhere, unless you go for unconventional route and spend time creating your own wedding space for cheap.

So which location did you go for? Hope you don't mind me asking.

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Just FYI my first bill has been of 79.7$ for the period 28th of June - 23rd of July, So I would say that for the full month it should have been around 100$.


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Well... I don't really wanna have kids in my current house!
Its gonna be squeezy. Parents + Brother + wife + me + kids = die?
Apparently you already have a few "kids" in the home. They just happen to be bigger and older than most. ;)

Re: EP min salary to be raised to $3600 from Jan 2017


I don't quite follow your logic, SMS. EP holders to obtain DPs for spouses(*) and children.

The $5,000 minimum came into effect on September 1, 2015, up from $4,000 previously. Before 2012 it was a mere $2,800 (S Pass holders) and no minimum except the pass minimum (EP holders). In short, the government knows how to reduce "baggage," most directly, with an increase in that $5,000 threshold. So I don't think "baggage" reduction is what's going on here. It's really about raising the cost of foreign talent in the lower salary ranges relative to the resident workforce.

(*) Are you alluding to the scenario with two working spouses, both in the <$5,000 income range, both trying to obtain or renew S Passes or EPs? I guess there's something there, but two independently qualifying foreign workers -- husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/husband, or whatever -- aren't really what I'd call "baggage." And if baggage happens to arrive (a child) then the DP is still impossible without somebody in the foreign household hitting the $5,000 threshold.

Re: Work Permit - Indonesian Chinese

Well... I don't really wanna have kids in my current house!
Its gonna be squeezy. Parents + Brother + wife + me + kids = die?

I'll prob try to drag the kids thing until when the BTO is almost ready... hopefully my sperm arent too fat and lazy..

hmm.. Yeah but resale?... I don't have that kinda cash.
ANd even if I do, i'm not going to spend it like that... its a real waste..

Not when I can take that money and grow it.


My question:
How long do I need to wait before applying PR for my spouse (With LTVP)

Re: entry VISA for in-Laws


Oh, Johor Bharu is now a geographic place in India? ;) And who said anything about India anyway? It wasn't the original poster. Pakistan (for example) is completely out of the question?

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Re: EP min salary to be raised to $3600 from Jan 2017

What it IS going to do is cut down on the additional baggage. By throwing a large number of EPs into the S pass range it will mean no spouse or kiddos for them. While it will probably not affect those on EP immediately, it will apply to them if they try to change jobs and find the wify will have to return to their native land unless able to secure their own EP/S pass/WP. They will probably add another $200 to the S pass starting salary as well up to $2400 to go along with the new $650 2nd tier S pass levy.

It could be a mini-boom for employers as their married with baggage low end EP holders will think twice about moving.

Re: EP min salary to be raised to $3600 from Jan 2017

What it IS going to do is cut down on the additional baggage. By throwing a large number of EPs into the S pass range it will mean no spouse or kiddos for them. While it will probably not affect those on EP immediately, it will apply to them if they try to change jobs and find the wify will have to return to their native land unless able to secure their own EP/S pass/WP. They will probably add another $200 to the S pass starting salary as well up to $2400 to go along with the new $650 2nd tier S pass levy.

Re: EP min salary to be raised to $3600 from Jan 2017


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yeah, but at 3,600, the chance of getting an EP is like super low - aim higher, very much higher, if looking at that number ;) More like 4,400 ??

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Talking about bandwidth


Well, when you say once it, A's time line won't matter for B, then C comes and asks for A's timeline, and then asks A to share "ALL" Info (oh, that I am still not sure if all info including salary is shared .. ) all for B or C want to profile A - to what use ? Are they gonna 'modify' their past career and experience to be like A ? Or be reborn like A ? Or ????

All cluttering the initial response - "No, it won't matter" how long another person's application took, and then .... more and more "it matters .. " or "get away, we wanna know .. "

All I can say is, such info is very important to be discussed over a chai or kopi-si, it's topics for discussion, and some people take tea time seriously. Ah, it still doesn't matter when you dissect another guy's profile or time line.

So the initial reply from the Moderator saying "it won't matter how long it took for another guy" .. still stands.

So back to the question, what exactly are you saying when you said whatever you said ?

EP min salary to be raised to $3600 from Jan 2017

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