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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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Kindergarten

Rain Trees Kindergarten

BRITISH COUNCIL PRE-SCHOOL

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 offers 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.

For more information visit www.raintreeskindergarten.com

 

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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
E: admissions@rosemount.com.sg
A: 25 Ettrick Terrace, Siglap, 458588, Singapore
W: www.ris.edu.sg

Preschools

British Council Pre-School

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

Address:
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

Website: www.gemsworldacademy-singapore.com
Email: info_gws@gemsedu.com


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
Web www.nexus.edu.sg
Email enquiry@nexus.edu.sg


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.

SPECIAL TALK ON 8TH NOVEMBER 2014 DR EMMA WADDINGTON
Clinical Psychologist / Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS

TOPIC:  THE ART OF VALIDATION: HOW TO USE VALIDATION TO HELP YOUR CHILD THRIVE

VENUE: Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Still Road)

TIME:    10AM- 12.30PM

To Register, Please Call 6344 0077 or Email: info@rafflesmontessori.com.sg

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
Email: info@rafflesmontessori.com.sg
Web: www.rafflesmontessori.com.sg


Red SchoolHouse

Red School House

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.

The Curriculum

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.

Field Trips

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.

Parent Volunteers

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 Team

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".

Our School

Address: 11 Margate Road Singapore 438052
Tel : +65 6342 1377
Fax : +65 6342 1477
Email : admin@redschhs-ktg.com
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/redschhsktg
Twitter Page : https://twitter.com/redschhs_ktgt


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 : elaine.kng@cheriehearts.sg
URL : www.cherieheartskidsatplay.com.sg

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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Wd40:


No they don't go on by default. Just ask the former residents of Detroit or similar previous boom-cities. The mansions of Riga, Latvia, Warsaw, Berlin, and so on...

The hope of 'appreciate forever' comes via many factors. Build quality, economy, wealth, desirability etc etc. What do you think it might take to trash values in Kensington, London, or on Madison Avenue, Manhattan?

My home in London is a mere 154 years old; I grew up in a c450 year old house. Some things were built to last (and in retrospect) improve with age :wink: Should we bulldoze the palaces of Rajesthan because they're well past 50?

Absolutely no buildings of any age or architectural merit in the UK can be 'en-blocked' except under exceptional circumstances, and it's very very very rare that it is granted. This idea of 'build everything shiny new again every 30 years' is a strangely Singaporean thing and anathema to anyone with an interest and belief in the value of culture and history...

Interesting! So the build quality of UK apartments must be good then. In Singapore there are not many examples of apartments of over 50 years old. But the few there are, from what I read, owners had maintenance problems, like leaks etc, like the Pearl Bank apartment, which was put on en bloc 3 times. In case of other poorer countries, its even worse. In Indian cities like Mumbai some of the 40+year old apartments are terrible rundown and dangerous to live in.

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Or is there any experienced boxers here to give some advice?

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Great guy

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choya:
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I have been hosting X'mas eve parties for a couple of years, fun but tiring and stressful for me. Therefore this year, I decided not to host any parties and skip all the familiar faces and routines for a change.

However as the date is drawing near, I realised that I have no plan or clue on what to do at all. Stuffing myself with snacks in front of the tv seems pathetic. Any suggestions?

Re: At what point do you remain here, and sell your 'home',

JR8:


In the UK once what were originally standard 100-125 year leases get down to about 80 years remaining, then you start encountering problems. They're less attractive as people have this notion, not of 'I'll live there five years and move on', but instead, 'Hang on, I'll maybe live 80 years which means my home ends up as worthless!'. Mortgage lenders in parallel get sniffy, the pool of potential buyers evaporates.

In the UK you have a statutory right to extend a lease. By default the extension adds an additional 90 years to the unexpired term. I recently did this to a lease with c75 years unexpired. Not a fun process, but entirely pragmatic and ultimately self-funding+.

I think I've mooted this before - what happens when the older HDB estates here have remaining leases such that they're unmortgageable? About 65 years remaining and the valuation curve becomes steeply downwards. Well, I'm sure HDB have an answer to this, as they're going to have to...

Re: At what point do you remain here, and sell your 'home',

JR8:


No they don't go on by default. Just ask the former residents of Detroit or similar previous boom-cities. The mansions of Riga, Latvia, Warsaw, Berlin, and so on...

The hope of 'appreciate forever' comes via many factors. Build quality, economy, wealth, desirability etc etc. What do you think it might take to trash values in Kensington, London, or on Madison Avenue, Manhattan?

My home in London is a mere 154 years old; I grew up in a c450 year old house. Some things were built to last (and in retrospect) improve with age :wink: Should we bulldoze the palaces of Rajesthan because they're well past 50?

Absolutely no buildings of any age or architectural merit in the UK can be 'en-blocked' except under exceptional circumstances, and it's very very very rare that it is granted. This idea of 'build everything shiny new again every 30 years' is a strangely Singaporean thing and anathema to anyone with an interest and belief in the value of culture and history...

Re: At what point do you remain here, and sell your 'home',

sundaymorningstaple:
Once a flat/condo hits 45 years of age (on 99 year leases), it is doubtful it will appreciate any more and should probably start losing value as it is only a lease. 999 and freehold will probably continue to appreciate until a rumour of a government buyback happens (highways, other civil infrastructure). However, if a flat/property is being bandied about for privatization, then the possibility of a new round of increased valuations will normally happen, as redevelopment/privatization will normally result in the petition for new lease (not always given).

Re: At what point do you remain here, and sell your 'home',

Wd40:
Just curious about one thing. Do properties keep appreciating forever, like some of the property owners on this thread seem to suggest? Wouldn't there be a point when an apartment becomes unlivable and needs to be razed down. How long is it? 30 years? 40 years? 50 years? Its only the land that holds value isnt it?