Guides for Expats
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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TELC - The Experiential Learning Centre
TELC is an accredited childcare centre located in Holland area that offers half-day and full-day bilingual programme for children from 18 months to 6 years of age. TELC’s mission is to provide a haven for children, parents and teachers to experience personal success and a joy for learning. Founded in 1993, TELC believes that children will achieve optimal growth and development when they are surrounded by love in a secure environment.
TELC’s philosophy is based on an Experiential Learning approach that encourages hands-on experimentation and interaction with others. Foundations for English Language and Literacy, Chinese Language, and Mathematics are centred on meaningful activities that promote usage and application.
TELC’s focus is on the holistic development of each child, by providing developmentally appropriate activities for all children that recognize individual differences and strengths.
Our Daily Programme
- A comprehensive daily Mathematics programme that was developed to closely link preschool Math to Primary School Math
- A multisensory literacy programme inspired by Montessori and Letterland that targets individual development of reading and writing skills
- An effective Chinese programme that promotes confidence in spoken and written Chinese
- Montessori Practical Life Skills and Sensorial Activities
- Music and Movement
- A daily variety of Outdoor Experiences including sand and water play
Afternoon Activities include English and Mandarin Speech and Drama / Discovery Club / Cookery / Messy Art and Gymnastics (optional programmes).
With small class sizes and low teacher-child ratio, each child is given individual attention to thrive in a nurturing environment. Caregivers and parents are most welcome to bring their children along to visit the centre and get a feel of the TELC experience. Please call or email to make an appointment.
The Experiential Learning Centre
9 Grove Drive, Singapore 279050
Tel: (+65) 6466 4533
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:
Rosemary Hall Montessori Kindergarten
Rosemary Hall Montessori Kindergarten was established to meet the growing need for very high quality pre-school education for children of all nationalities in Singapore. We aim to provide the child with ample opportunity for growth, in a safe and pleasing environment, that will nurture him through his early childhood years. Rosemary Hall Montessori aims to develop an intelligent, emotionally stable, gracious, and cultured child. Through a rigorous Montessori curriculum and rich array of after-school enrichment activities, ample opportunity for both outdoor and indoor run and play, and an emphasis on patient nurturing, we foster learning, growth and preparation for the world ahead. Children who graduate from Rosemary Hall are self-motivated, self-disciplined and poised.
Our program brings the best of Early Childhood Education into a single place: The Montessori curriculum focuses on development in Mathematics, Language, Practical Life, Sensorial studies and Culture. Our after-school enrichment programs include Speech and Drama, which instills self-confidence and a strong grasp of the English language, Art and Craft, which fosters creativity and imagination, Music and Movement, which encourages expressiveness and agility, as well as Sciences, which develops inquisitiveness and builds on the knowledge of the world around us. We furthermore believe in the value of mastering a second language, and run an integrated Mandarin program to inculcate effective bilingualism.
For our working parents in the Raffles Link area, we provide services such as “Instant Access” where your child is brought to you during your work day, and “Pick up and Drop off” from your office lobby.
Morning Session: 8.30AM- 12.30PM
Afternoon Session: 1PM- 4PM
Extended Day Session: 8.30AM- 3PM
After school Enrichment: 4PM-6PM
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.
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)
Information and Enrolment Centre
582 Orchard Road
Joy Little Schoolhouse
Joy Little Schoolhouse
(Pioneer Mandarin Immersion Programme)
Address: 32 Sin Ming Lane Midview City
Tel: 6684 4111
Joy Little Schoolhouse is a PIONEER in providing MANDARIN IMMERSION PROGRAMME for young children.
Our one-of-a-kind Chinese Programme allows children to explore the wonderful realms of the Chinese language not only during lesson time where a myriad of developmentally appropriate teaching strategies such as storytelling, puppet, drama are adopted, but also during other parts of the day, where everyone from the teachers to the cook converses with the children in Mandarin. Our teachers, who are also specifically trained in Chinese Teaching and Literature, are dedicated to helping young children discover their innate ability to converse and use Mandarin confidently in their everyday settings.
So, if you would like to find out more about us and our curriculum do feel free to drop by at our annual open-house which is held in the month of September or just give us a call to schedule an appointment at a time and date convenient to you!
We look forward to embarking with you on this learning journey with your child, as we help him/her unleash his ability and inner-potential to use the Chinese language!
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.
Red SchoolHouse @ Katong occupies a quaint red and white bungalow with plentiful space for interesting outdoor activities. A herb garden is in the pipeline where the little ones will have a chance to learn how to grow and care for the living plants and the environment.
At Red SchoolHouse, we embark on a unique holistic SPICE curriculum incorporated with innovative approaches. Emphasis is given on hands-on experiential learning as kids are encouraged to be independent learners and creative thinkers. Class sizes are kept small (below the teacher-child ratio guideline required by the Ministry of Education / Early Childhood Development Agency) to ensure the child gets the maximized attention from the teachers.
Monthly field trips take the little learners to various places in Singapore such as goat / mushroom / tortoise farms, kampongs, health promotion board and various museums. The school will also take them for age-appropriate theatre plays at least once a year at places like the Esplanade and Act 3 International at Cairnhill Road. Apart from stimulating the kid's curiosity, these trips also teach them to be more confident and aware of their surroundings when they are outdoors.
Red SchoolHouse believes in forming a strong partnership with parents. We invite parents to be actively involved in the school’s activities e.g. field trips, baking classes. Together, as a BIG family, we support and care about the well-being of each other.
The mission at Red SchoolHouse is to create an environment where one feels secure, happy and loved unconditionally. Our team of dedicated and dynamic staff is also constantly building up and refreshing their knowledge and expertise to better support the children's learnings.
The tag line that keeps this BIG family grounded - "Settling The Heart, Defining Your Child".
Address: 11 Margate Road Singapore 438052
Tel : +65 6342 1377
Fax : +65 6342 1477
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/redschhsktg
Twitter Page : https://twitter.com/redschhs_ktgt
White Lodge Early Learning Centre (WLELC)
White Lodge Early Learning Centre (WLELC) offers quality pre-school education from the ages 18 months – 6 and a half years. WLELC has 260 students from 16 nationalities and admits students from Playgroup to Kindergarten. It offers a comprehensive curriculum based on the most up-to-date education practices and revolves around guided, play-based practices. Thus its low teacher child ratio of 1:6.
WLELC emphasises on each child individually so that they grow in understanding, awareness and responsibility. Sessions run daily from 9.15am to 12.15am or 9.15am to 2.15pm with a choice of 2, 3 or 5 day placement.
Address: 39 Linden Drive, Singapore 288712
Tel: (65) 6468 8846 Fax: (65) 6762 0215
Preschools at Bukit Timah
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
Address: 118 Kings Road, Singapore 268155
Tel: (65) 6466 3375
NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Road #03-03 Ulu Pandan Community Building,
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,
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
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
Address: 2 Kovan Road #01-01 Simon Plaza, Singapore 548008
Tel: (65) 6285 5911
Address: 39 Jansen Rd, Singapore 548441
Tel: (65) 6487 6116
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