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 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


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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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Do you live with the owner? I agree that the rules here can be quite petty. Though for having others stay over it could be a matter of not wanting you to sublet or fire safety restrictions too.

I honestly think a major part of it is not wanting you to sublet, because for all they know these "friends"/your "mother" could simply be paying you $25-50 per night to have a cheap stay at a condo.

My wife was renting a room here (before I moved to SG), and the owner who she lived with, although nice and friendly, wasn't too keen on the idea of me staying there during weekends when I visited; it was only after we were actually married that she allowed me to stay, and I gave gifts to her too. I spent many thousands on hotels before that.

Our current place: We rent the whole apartment and we've not seen the landlord or agent since getting it in January. We've had my wife's sister and her kid stay here for a month+, and her mother stay here for a month+ (different times). We didn't inform anyone.

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?


That's a new level. Is it because only poor people ride the bikes and we don't want to have any such people in our condo?

Re: Couple new to Singapore seeks new buddies

Oh, cool, I wasn't sure if Taxi's would allow that - will make cycling at east coast park easier... Now I won't have to cycle ~10km on the roads to get there.

Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Yes agreed, lots of petty rules in this country. Can be a surprise for those of us from more liberal locations. My attitude is their country, their rules. You just need to work within their system, and that isn't really difficult.

Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!


Congrats on getting your full deposit back.

Goodluck with the next place you stay and I would suggest you follow the rules there.

You know, sometimes, when landlord said no visitors are allowed, it's only for formality. Because i've been living on three places before, a lot of my friends that came to Singapore, stayed at my house before. And the owner have no problem with that, even though they say no visitors are allowed. How about in your place? Are they allowing you to bring friends? Also, few months ago, my mom came to visit me, and slept in this house, the owner asked for my mom passport and embarkation card, isn't it a bit too much? :-|

Re: Couple new to Singapore seeks new buddies

Nope you've read correctly, only folding bikes allowed on public transport, outside rush hour.

Plenty of people transport via taxi, just remove the wheels.

Re: Getting a new passport before issuance of Employment Pass

Strong Eagle:

You obviously have never crossed borders at remote sites. No internet. No computers. Large ledgers. Lots of stamps.

Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!


Raw beef is perfectly healthy (if this is a perfectly healthy raw beef) and actually the tartare of beef is pretty delicious. I am sure OP has it that way.

Yeah, nah. I wouldn't trust raw meat, too many people handle it before it gets to you and it gives too many chances of becoming sick or unwell.

i used to think so, until i had tenants that essentially fried (cooked?) enough food that (all) the smell's embedded permanently into the apartment walls. even beyond the kitchen door...

They're just helping to avoid rust formation and give your walls a non-stick property. Honestly, I would thank them for seasoning your place, and if you wish to know more, have a read

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?

I've known cases where motorcycles were not allowed to park in the condo car park, in fact there is one in my street. Before I moved here I got the LL to provide a letter confirming I could park my bikes.

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?

Yes, MC is in control, but what I mean, they normally allow parking the residents, non-LLs owned vehicles. It is like with the swimming pools, if there is a pool and there is a condo it is assumed it can be used by all the residents, not that one moves in and discovers it is for the owners only. Some things can be assumed based on a common practice.

Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Lets educate then

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?

In Australia most strata titles define the car park situation. In Singapore I don't believe they commonly do. So actually the MC has control of the car park, not the LL. That's where the issue is arising I think. A landlord does not own or have assigned slots many times.

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?

Gave up buying car and cancelled all arrangement.

I will move out from this condo. Can't tolerate their by-law (favour to them as it managed by unit owners here). I felt they dont like LLs to rent to tenants.

Re: tenants able to park car in Condo?

Car park lots are just part of the facility so IMHO if something is not available the LL should inform the tenant about it before signing TA. It is like one rents a condo apartment and all the sudden discovers he rented a bare flat with the right to access it. This is not a common practice and not a common understanding so it is actually in the best interest of the LL to ensure the facilities are available or the tenant is fine, if they are not.

Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Unless she googles it, I kinda doubt she's ever heard of it, let alone prepare or eat it. I love good triple ground Steak Tartare.