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2024 Guide to Kindergartens and Preschools in Singapore

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Looking for a preschool in Singapore near you? Here’s our most comprehensive 2024 guide to preschools and kindergartens by location, so you can choose one that best suits your child

Finding a preschool near you that satisfies your little one’s curiosity, provides a caring and stimulating environment and most of all is fun for littlies is enough to send any parent into a bit of a spin! How do you choose the best preschool for your child? With so many options for infant care, nurseries, kindergartens and preschools available, it’s hard to know where to start. Consult our guide to preschools and kindergartens in Singapore by location! Whether you want a play-based preschool, bilingual programmes or preschools with an outdoor space you’ll find something that suits from our 2024 guide to preschools in Singapore organised by location, so you can find an option that works for your family. Pssst! If you’re also looking for tuition centres read this!

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Unless otherwise noted, preschools cater to children 18 months to 6 years old (a defining feature of many of the larger schools is that they also offer infant care, which typically caters to babies from 2 months of age). It’s also good to be able to understand the difference between child care which has longer hours and serves two meals per day) and an MOE Kindergarten (which may have shorter hours and isn’t required to serve any meals). For more details on these distinctions, check out our Guide to Local preschool options. Note that there is also a subset of government-subsidised “anchor operators,” leading preschool providers selected by the government to increase access to good quality and affordable childcare and education, especially for children from lower-income or disadvantaged backgrounds. There are currently five anchor operators in Singapore, which we have noted below; in this scheme full-day childcare is capped at $680 per month, full-day infant care at $1,235 and kindergarten is capped at $150.

In terms of “preschool” vs. “kindergarten” terminology, there’s no technical distinction. However “Kindergarten 1” and “Kindergarten 2” are the two school years (for kids turning 5 and 6 during the school year in question) prior to local Primary 1. Generally “Nursery 1” will be for children turning 3, and “Nursery 2” will be for kiddos turning 4.

What to Consider When Choosing a Preschool in Singapore

Finding the ‘best preschool’ is all about finding one that feels ‘right’ for your child. Your child’s individual needs must be considered and what is best for them may not be best for someone else’s child. When deciding which preschool works for you and your little one, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Preschool location– How accessible is the preschool? Unless you drive or are happy for little ones to catch the school bus, it’s probably not the best idea to send the kids to a school on the other side of the island.
  • Preschool curriculum– What type of programme does the preschool offer? While some preschools follow a particular educational system (e.g. Montessori, Reggio Emilia or IB Primary Years Programme) others prefer to take a more flexible approach to learning and playing. Some schools blend a number of educational philosophies into their curriculum so it’s about choosing what works best for your child.
  • Special Needs – Could your child do with extra personal attention, or do they have different learning abilities that may require early intervention? Read our Guide to Special Education Needs in Singapore, which includes information on government support for differently-abled students as well as a roundup of special needs schools and early intervention programmes.
  • Language Programme – What language does the preschool teach? You could choose a full Mandarin-immersion programme, a bilingual school programme or an English-instruction school that teaches Mandarin as part of the programme. It’s always helpful to ask how much second language tuition is included in the day.
  • Preschool hours – How long is the school day? Some preschools work off a strict half or full day timetable (9am-12pm or 9am-3pm) while others take more of a daycare approach and offer longer days (7am-7pm). If you’re a working parent, you may want to consider how easy picking up and dropping off will be.
  • Preschool facilities  – What facilities does the preschool offer? While some preschools will have snazzy classrooms, others offer more in the way of outdoor play spaces.
  • Child to Teacher Ratio– How many kids per class? The student-to-teacher ratio varies amongst preschools, so it’s good to consider if you prefer bigger or smaller class sizes. A low student-teacher ratio means there are fewer students per class so teachers may have more time with each student – ask what this ratio is exactly when you visit the preschool.
  • Preschool cost – How much do the preschool fees cost per term? For many, cost is a major consideration! Prices vary wildly amongst preschools. Always ask if holiday programmes are included in the termly fees — some schools have long holiday breaks while others are in session nearly all year round.

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Star Learners Child Care

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Preschool locations: 43 preschools across Singapore
Star Learners’ unique literature-based curriculum immerses every child in rich and exciting worlds and opens up plenty of opportunities for them to tackle concepts in multiple learning areas. Through its integration with a robust activity-based approach, children learn a multitude of essential skills such as problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and communication. Under the ECDA partner operator (POP) scheme, Star Learners is one of the largest appointed partners and is committed to accessibility, affordability and quality. This preschool prides itself on developing a generation of young children with strength of Character, Confidence and Creativity. Their curriculum features the distinct and proprietary Starbeam™ Framework, designed to develop Happy learners, Empathic thinkers, Respectful, confident communicators and Open collaborators. Stories in its Literature-based curriculum are thoughtfully curated from children’s literature around the globe, while children tackle multiple concepts and skills presented via story elements. Together with an activity-based approach, children engage in active learning, where they play with purpose!

Star Learners, click here to see all locations in Singapore! Tel: (+65) 6250 0173, [email protected],


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Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
MapleBear offers young students a quality Canadian bilingual education (English & Mandarin) and play-based Early Childhood learning programmes, where children have the freedom to learn through engaging hands-on activities. MapleBear is unique because it is based on immersion learning. The immersive approach fosters natural language acquisition, enabling children to listen, speak, read, and write in both languages seamlessly. Unlike traditional language learning methods, immersion learning at MapleBear surrounds children with both English and Mandarin conversation and instruction, enhancing their linguistic proficiency naturally. Thanks to their play-based learning approach, students can tap into their naturally inquisitive and curious nature to create, experiment and pretend play in a vibrant learning environment. MapleBear stands out for its family-like atmosphere, where children across age groups become friends. Selected MapleBear centres offer Bear Care, a programme that accepts infants from two months of age.

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Shaws Preschool

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Preschool locations: 5 locations including Braddell Heights, Lorong Chuan, Mountbatten and Tanjong Katong
With over 35 years experience, Shaws Preschool is one of Singapore’s trusted leaders in play-based learning! The unique play-based curriculum incorporates Executive Functions and Life skills making it easy for kids to love learning. With lots of outdoor space including butterfly and herb gardens, students from Pre-Nursery (18 months old) to Kindergarten Two (6 years+) are provided a rich, stimulating, active and vibrant learning environment that builds the foundation for an adventurous and successful life! Shaws Preschool ensures kids stay active by having sports coaches visit twice a week to conduct fun sports lessons. There are also a host of spaces inside and out from messy play to mud kitchens, splash zones, cosy classrooms, tinkering corners and art spaces where experiential learning takes place. What better place for little ones to learn confidence, communication, teamwork, empathy, adaptability, resilience and grit?

Shaws Preschool, click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 9772 4035, [email protected],

Adventure Tree Preschool

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Preschool locations: Katong, Upper Bukit Timah and Holland (new!)
Adventure Tree was founded in 2020 with the desire to create a truly caring and nurturing environment for young learners. Combining both Western and Eastern influences, their holistic pedagogy aims to instil a lifelong love of learning and strengthen every child’s self-esteem, personal integrity and character to make a difference in the world. Merging the best of Singapore academics with a Western touch to incorporate play-based opportunities to make learning fun, their Preschool Play & Inquiry Curriculum gives little ones countless opportunities to imagine, discover and innovate, turning every adventure into a learning opportunity. Since children learn best through play, they adopt a play-based learning approach in a vibrant learning environment that includes daily outdoor activities for kids to get up close to nature. Their low teacher-to-child ratio ensures that every child is heard and well taken care of. Kids will get weekly French-inspired culinary classes, and take part in sustainability and STEAM projects to give them a head start in their education.

Quote SASSYMAMA2024 to get up to $1,700 off school fees at their newly opened Holland campus. Schedule a visit to find out more.

Adventure Tree Preschool, click to see all locations! [email protected], Tel: (+65) 9012 6315,

Children’s Cove Preschool

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Preschool locations: Queenstown, Amoy Street (City Campus), Pasir Ris, Orange Grove (Orchard), Novena and Sembawang
Children’s Cove Preschool is an award-winning preschool that caters to little ones as young as 2 months old and up to 6 years old, providing them with enriching educational programmes that will lay the foundation for their future academic development. They adopt a unique methodology known as COVE (child-centred, outcome-aware, values-based, environmentally-conscious), which is the main reason why kids love spending time at school as their home away from home. They adopt a child-centred approach to learning and provide a safe space for children to explore, experiment and try new things. To help little ones gain confidence and competence, the experienced teachers provide engaging, hands-on lessons in a literacy-rich environment that piques their students’ curiosity to learn and discover. Beyond academics, they intentionally build each child’s character to be caring, creative, curious and confident in who they are. They also teach the kids about sustainability through farm-to-table practices to encourage active and responsible learners both in the classroom and outdoors.

Children’s Cove Preschool, Click to see all locations!, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6655 0077,

ELFA Preschool

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Preschool locations: Hougang, Jurong and Tampines
ELFA Preschool has invested more than 20 years into inspiring young minds and shaping morals. They’re the most awarded Singapore preschool brand in China and are highly regarded for their quality curriculum having been jointly developed by a team of native Chinese and local early childhood specialists. This bilingual preschool accepts children from 2 months to 6 years old. The high-quality bilingual programme promotes strong moral values with a focus on Mandarin education. Their unique story-based curriculum hones your child’s love for Mandarin while building their character during daily lessons. Children, therefore, graduate with strong Mandarin fluency, as well as deep Chinese cultural exposure and appreciation. Through curated programmes, children pick up essential skills like effective bilingual communication, creativity and logical thinking. Knowing that children learn best through play, all their learning activities incorporate play components that effectively inculcate their love for Mandarin. Higher-order-thinking Maths, Chinese-inspired art and Coding are also some of the subjects that enrich children’s early learning at this preschool. Chinese Speech & Drama is available at selected centres.

Opening promotion for their newly opened Jurong branch: Save over $400 with a waiver of registration fees and complimentary uniforms. Applicable to the first 20 sign-ups only. From 19 February to 31 March 2024, exclusive enrolment discounts are available for the Jurong and Hougang branches.

ELFA Preschool, click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 6881 8818, [email protected],

House on the Hill Montessori

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Preschool locations: Balmoral, Mount Sophia, Pasir Panjang and Hollandse Club
House on the Hill is a popular Montessori preschool in Singapore for tots as young as 18 months up to 6 years old (Balmoral Crescent campus houses the Nido, for infants aged 2 months and up). Founded in 2012, they are a family-run business focused on an approach of hands-on experiential learning tailored for each individual child. Passionate advocates for the educational excellence of the Montessori Method devised by Dr. Maria Montessori, they stay true to its values with features such as mixed-age classes, vertical learning and a 3-hour work cycle. They have four campuses, with warm and inviting classrooms filled with natural materials, and beautiful outdoor playgrounds in cosy residential areas – perfect for children to explore, discover and learn. Their bespoke Mandarin programme is taught by a team of highly qualified and dedicated teachers, focusing on the key skills of listening, speaking, communicating clearly and writing, through a variety of games, activities, and cultural experiences. The elective Mandarin immersion programme 天天向上 (tiān tiān xiàng shàng), conducted in the afternoons, is very popular. Parents also rave about their specially-designed nutrition programme. Look out for their upcoming Open Houses in March 2024 or book a tour today!

Enjoy registration fee waivers worth $763 when you sign up by 31 March 2024*! Valid for children starting at the Mount Sophia, Hollandse Club and Pasir Panjang Campuses only. T&Cs Apply.

House on the Hill, Click for all locations! Tel: (+65) 6337 4635, [email protected],

Little Green House

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Preschool locations: 11 locations islandwide including Bukit Batok, Hougang, Serangoon, Yishun and Woodlands
Little Green House is a preschool that caters to kids from 2 months to 6 years old and focuses on children’s total development by fusing a strong academic curriculum with creative enrichment and hands-on activities. Dedicated teachers strive to maximise every child’s full intellectual, social, physical and creative potential. Since opening its doors to little ones in 2005, they have earned the accolade of Singapore’s “Best Literacy Programme” for preschoolers across multiple years. Their unique Literacy SMART programme features structured hands-on activities that help younger learners acquire strong literacy and numeracy skills. Instead of just engaging students in interactive storytelling sessions, they also integrate reading, phonics and audiobooks, as well as give children the opportunity to gain confidence and use language effectively through creative writing, public speaking and spelling bee competitions. With up to eight signature learning corners including the Language Lab, Light and Sound Factory, Numeracy Lab and Art Lab, Little Green House sets empowers each child to thrive and discover the world around them.

Little Green House, click to see all locations! [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6653 7146,

Little Paddington Preschool

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Preschool locations: Tanglin Road, 6th Avenue, Kovan, Bishan, Kent Ridge, Balmoral, Bartley and East Coast
Little Paddington Preschool is a leading bilingual preschool in Singapore that nurtures children’s love for languages through their Mandarin Immersion Programme which is aligned with the MOE syllabus and features engaging, interactive activities. Not only will children become proficient and confident Mandarin speakers, but they will also gain an appreciation for Chinese culture and values. We love their lush outdoor facilities and playgrounds, water play areas, and sand pits where kids can develop their fine and gross motor skills. Apart from laying the foundation for core academic subjects like literacy, maths and science, Little Paddington Preschool also has gorgeous specialist ateliers for project-based learning and exploration. Kids can unleash creativity with art projects, learn a new instrument and even learn how to cook basic recipes. Their acclaimed Hearts, Hands and Minds approach places an emphasis on creating nurturing relationships and cultivating strong bonds through their low teacher-child ratio, so that Little Paddington becomes a second home for your child and develops a true zest for learning.

Quote SASSYMAMA24 to enjoy a special discount of $1,200Terms and conditions apply.

Little Paddington Preschool, click to see all locations! [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6280 3007,

Little Seeds Preschool

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Preschool locations: 16 centres across Singapore
Little Seeds Preschool was born out of a desire to honour each child’s original design and to help each one discover their identity and purpose in life. Through a high-quality values-based curriculum that draws from international approaches like Key to Learning, Reggio Emilia and more, educators provide a positive, safe and nurturing environment where children are respected and free to express themselves. With a focus on bilingual learning daily in the classroom and an in-house programme on values and social-emotional development, the school sees the preschool years as preparation for life. Thus it nurtures children to have confidence in self-expression, develop creative and critical thinking skills as well as a love for learning. Little Seeds believes that children are like little seeds. As they are nurtured, the school hopes that they will embark on a journey of growth and discovery, become contributors to society and transform the lives of others.

Little Seeds Preschool, click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 6750 4420,

Modern Montessori International

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Preschool locations: 11 centres across Singapore
Believing that all children want to learn, Modern Montessori International creates a safe and vibrant learning space, where little ones have the freedom to investigate the world around them. Their holistic Montessori-based curriculum lays the foundation for each child’s future learning and helps nurture their physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language skills. Using an inquiry-based and child-centred approach, the passionate educators give children plenty of opportunities to practice their self-help skills and become more independent, essential life skills that will form the framework of their future learning. Students will also be able to explore the world with all of their senses, understand numbers and abstract concepts like geometry and fractions, and learn about our world through studying plants and animals. To better understand current events they will even get to participate in hands-on activities based on real-world events and learn about different cultures through songs, crafts, folktales and more. Click here to book a school tour!

Modern Montessori International, click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 6220 8200, [email protected]

Mulberry Learning

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Preschool locations: 18 centres across Singapore
Established in 2006, Mulberry Learning is an award-winning preschool, voted Singapore’s “Best Holistic Programme” and “Best Early Learning Programme” for multiple years, including the “Established Brands” award under the Singapore Prestige Brand Awards (SPBA) in 2022. Mulberry Learning’s proprietary iDevelop / iExplore / iLearn / iExperience model transforms each child into a competent explorer, an imaginative thinker, and a creative problem solver. It is the first and only preschool network in the world to be certified by the Institute for Habits of Mind™, teaching 12 intelligent thinking habits also used to nurture Singapore’s top Primary School students in the Gifted Education Programme. Beautiful Reggio-inspired learning spaces, well-qualified teachers and comprehensive bilingual programmes allow children to develop holistically, while acquiring an expressive vocabulary of over 4,500 English words, more than 2,000 Chinese words, and mastering over 40 Chinese idioms and 16 Chinese poems by the age of 6!

Mulberry Learning, click for all locations in Singapore! Tel: (+65) 6653 8082, [email protected],

Primus Schoolhouse by Invictus

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Preschool locations: Alexandra, Bukit Timah & River Valley
Primus Schoolhouse offers a values-centred curriculum for students aged 18 months to 6 years old. With the ultimate goal of preparing learners for the demands of the future, they strive to nurture each child’s character, inspire young minds and cultivate a love for learning through their Reggio-inspired approach. Believing that every child is competent, curious and eager to learn, the passionate educators at Primus Schoolhouse aim to bring out the best in every child by giving them engaging opportunities to discover their passions and realise their full potential. Their bilingual and bicultural Chinese programme incorporates hands-on activities that spark each child’s imagination and inspires in them a love of languages. The Early Years programme (ages 18 months – 3 years old) sets the foundation to cultivate lifelong learners with the perfect balance between academic development and social-emotional skills, while the Preschool Years Curriculum (ages 4 – 6 years old) will expand the students’ language and literacy skills and enable a smooth transition to primary school.

Primus Schoolhouse by Invictus has partnerships with The Perse School Singapore, Invictus Centrium (Bilingual) and Invictus Dempsey to ensure that children enjoy a seamless transition into Primary and Secondary School. Children from Invictus International Preschools are given a priority place as well as a waiver of the application and enrolment fees.

Primus Schoolhouse by Invictus, click here for all locations! [email protected], Tel: (+65) 8056 9520,

Raffles Kidz International

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Preschool locations: Yio Chu Kang, Bukit Panjang, Punggol, Jurong West (Yuan Ching), Ang Mo Kio, Yishun and Jurong West (Surbana Jurong Campus)
With the aim to provide the best preschool experience, Raffles Kidz International is a multi-award-winning premium preschool in Singapore that has been nurturing children since 2014. Its comprehensive bilingual curriculum and inquiry-based/Montessori teaching approach allow children to become confident, creative, and independent learners. In addition, their centres are specially designed for children to explore their own interests with multiple learning spaces and outdoor play areas. With a plethora of awards from industry leaders and rave reviews by parents on public platforms such as Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder there is always a long intake waitlist. Book a school tour today to find out more!

Enjoy exclusive attractive savings when you enrol your child during their Open Houses! Book a tour to find out more.

Raffles Kidz, click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 6282 6319 or (+65) 9235 0893 (WhatsApp), [email protected],

Superland Pre-School

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Preschool locations: 12 preschools in Singapore
There’s a distinct Montessori influence at Superland Pre-School whose curriculum encompasses practical life skills development, sensorial experiences, language development, numeracy and various cultural activities. They have a Montessori-integrated thematic approach, with a bilingual immersion programme and third language weaved into a seamlessly integrated infant and childcare programme. There’s active family engagement to encourage parent involvement, and kids get exposure to fine arts, gymnastics, music, and other fun activities to get the wiggles out. All their preschools are kitted out with new and modern facilities.

Superland Pre-School, Click here to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 6278 5886, [email protected],

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Preschools in Central Singapore

The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees (formerly Pat’s Schoolhouse)

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Preschool locations: multiple central locations including River Valley, Claymore, and Alexandra
Guided by the vision of inspiring every child to be a happy explorer, The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees is committed to helping children prepare to be “Challengers of the Future”. For more than 35 years, The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees has helped thousands of young learners from ages 2 months to 6 years to build strong foundations in order to realise their full potential. Through their thoughtfully designed programmes, students are raised to have the skillsets needed to thrive in the 21st century – from Critical and Inventive Thinking, to Civic Literacy, Global Awareness, and Cross-Cultural Skills. There are 17 preschools in Singapore. Campuses are well-equipped with facilities for experiential learning including large outdoor and indoor play spaces, water play, and sand play areas. This is combined with an enhanced music-integrated curriculum, as well as an Inquiry Embedded play approach where children can explore their interests and discover the joy of learning. The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees is also renowned for their award-winning Bilingual Immersion Core Curriculum that immerses children with equal amounts of exposure to English and Mandarin on a daily basis.

The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees (formerly Pat’s Schoolhouse), click to see all locations! Tel: (+65) 67812288,

Viv’s Schoolhouse

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Preschool location: Bras Basah
Viv’s Schoolhouse is an international preschool in Singapore for kids from 18 months to 6 years old. Aspiring to create happy learners with a passion for lifelong learning, the experienced educators curate engaging experiential learning experiences for their students. Whether it’s preparing a snack during weekly cookery classes or developing gross motor skills through daily gym classes, little ones are sure to have so much fun that they won’t even realise they’re learning! To beat the heat and improve dexterity, students get weekly water play sessions and even learn how to swim with weekly swimming classes (at an additional fee). Taking learning beyond the classroom, students embark on exciting learning journeys through monthly field trips such as an Industrial Kitchen to learn how to make a pizza from scratch and the Hay Dairies Goat Farm to learn about goats. Their immersive bilingual English-Mandarin environment helps students grasp both languages quickly through bilingual Speech & Drama activities so they can speak with ease and confidence. Thanks to their comprehensive curriculum, students are more than ready to step into Primary School after graduating from K2!

Quote VSH200OFF to get $200 off school fees for the first 10 months plus, enjoy a 1-week complimentary trial.

Viv’s Schoolhouse, 12 Queen St, #04-01 Singapore 188553 4th Floor Hotel Royal @ Queens), [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6909 1311,

LeClare Preschool

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Preschool location: CBD
LeClare Preschool provides a holistic, bilingual programme for tots aged from just 2 months to 6 years, that takes inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach. Through inquiry and play-based experiences, preschoolers tackle the subject areas (language, numeracy, discovery of the world and more) within a meaningful context, whilst equipping them with essential skills necessary for lifelong learning. Literacy and phonetic awareness in both languages are weaved together and presented using songs and games to excite the children’s interest and establish solid fundamentals for reading and writing. Kiddos will be excited to learn about the in-house Art and Music Specialists that promote creativity plus there’s Culinary Arts, Messy Play and Outdoor Experiential Learning (there’s a great outdoor playground that kids can play in every day!). LeClare Babies Infant Care values the importance of relationships and builds on respectful interactions between infants/ toddlers and educators. There is a full-time Mandarin-speaking educator as well as an English-speaking educator in every class so your little ones will grow up equally exposed to both languages. The variety of kids’ nationalities creates a unique dynamic and this preschool embraces the different cultures by integrating this into the curriculum and through in-school celebrations.

LeClare Preschool, Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way #01-02, Singapore 068810, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 66106606/ 8669 6606,

Emile Preschool

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Preschool locations: Toa Payoh and Bartley
Founded by a former NTU professor and NUS professor, Emile Preschool is a popular choice among parents in the North, thanks to their research-proven brain-heart-mind-hand approaches. They have received multiple awards as ‘Best Preschool in Singapore’ over the years both nationwide and internationally. Since the founders are industry experts in neuroscience, psychology and education, they have developed a holistic curriculum that helps children think critically, solve problems and develop a love for learning. Recognising that each child is gifted differently, the teachers help children hone their unique strengths to build their confidence and enhance their motivation. They also adopt effective brain training programmes from Germany and Japan and research-proven learning in languages, science, math and technology (AI). Little ones will get to tap into their creativity with art, music, speech and drama on the big stage within the school. Plus, kids will delight in the yummy healthy meals made from certified organic ingredients and high-quality fish (cod fish and salmon belly).

Emile Preschool, 622 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #02-02 (Philips @ APAC), Singapore 319763 and 12 New Industrial Rd. #01-02, #01-03, #03-01, Singapore 536202,

Swallows and Amazons

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Preschool location: Bukit Timah
We love that kids aged 18 months to 6 years get to embark on a new learning adventure every day at Swallows and Amazons. Since children learn best through play, the experienced educators create enriching experiences to help little ones explore the world, strengthen their physical and mental skills, as well as give them opportunities to interact with their peers and teachers to nurture their social skills. While you can rest assured that your little one will get all of the foundational tools and knowledge they need to prepare for their future, Swallows and Amazons also nurtures the Habits of the Mind by focusing on each child’s emotional development, so that they can learn to listen with understanding and empathy, acquire tools to regulate their emotions, gain confidence and courage to take risks and ask questions fearlessly for continuous learning. Nestled in a corner bungalow in Bukit Timah, Swallows and Amazons has a wonderful outdoor space and a hydroponics garden, where kids can run around in nature and experience the farm-to-table concept.

Swallows and Amazons, 39 Linden Drive, Singapore 288712, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6762 8158,

Trehaus School

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Preschool Location: Funan Mall at City Hall
Trehaus School is a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool in Singapore that is changing early education – with a focus on building character and future skills in little ones. With the core belief that it truly takes a village to raise a child, Trehaus is an integrated preschool and co-working space, so that parents can work just steps away from their little one’s classroom. Their mission is to raise change-makers, who will thrive in our ever-changing world by incorporating five leading pedagogies: Montessori, Reggio Emilia, School of Ecology, Somatics and RIE. Through play-based, project-based and child-led experiences, children are equipped with 21st-century skills as they learn by doing and having fun in a stimulating and purposeful environment. We love their 1:5 teacher-child ratio because it ensures that kids feel safe and develop emotional security with their teachers, which serves as the foundation of their learning experience.

 Trehaus School, 109 North Bridge Road, Funan Mall, #07-21-33 Singapore 179097, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 9855 0484,

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Preschools in East Singapore

Waldorf Early Years

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Preschool location: Kembangan
Waldorf Early Years lets you gift your child an unhurried childhood. Throughout its 21-year presence on the red dot, Waldorf Early Years has encouraged kids aged 6 and below to discover the joys of imagination and creativity through daily free play in nature and with open-ended toys indoors. The low child-to-teacher ratio makes all the difference at the Waldorf Steiner Early Years Centre, where learning takes place in mixed age groups and through meaningful work with their hands, such as baking and beeswax modelling. What parents love most about WEY is the organic vegetarian lunches homemade by teachers and parents, and park Fridays where children spend the entire school day at the park!

Waldorf Early Years, 72 Jalan Senang, Singapore 418371,

Little Skittles International Preschool

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Preschool location: Mountbatten
Looking for a ‘home away from home’ for your little one? Little Skittles International Preschool is a family-owned, boutique kindergarten that was awarded the top-three preschool by in 2024, thanks to their vibrant community of children, parents and dedicated teachers. Situated in a single-storey, black and white bungalow with outdoor play areas, children have the freedom to learn through play. Whether it’s role-playing as airplane passengers and crew or performing musical skits in Mandarin at the annual Family Carnival, children participate in purposeful play on a daily basis, which helps to spark creativity, give opportunities for exploration and nurture collaboration. There are endless opportunities for sensory, imaginary and water play, which make the kids want to come back for more! In order to instil the value of community engagement and connections, children will get to pack lunch boxes for adults in the community or even play host to guest police officers. Plus, since parents play an important role in their child’s education, you will get to assist in a ‘Family Tree’ art project or volunteer as a Mystery Reader for a surprise book reading! Look out for their upcoming Open House on 20th April 2024 to check out their warm, welcoming space for yourself.

Little Skittles International Preschool, 11 Margate Rd, Singapore 438052, Tel: (+65) 8313 9555, 

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Masterminds Montessori Kindergarten

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Preschool locations: Bukit Timah and Hillview
Masterminds Montessori Kindergarten aims to help each child think out of the box so they can become future global leaders. Inspired by the Montessori method, they adopt a holistic, play-based curriculum, developed by educators with almost 40 years of combined experience. Their purposefully-built classrooms are designed in a way that encourages children to learn through play. While gaining academic skills that are essential to prepare your child for the transition to primary school, Masterminds Montessori Kindergarten also nurtures each child’s talents and strengths and helps them develop cognitive and problem-solving abilities. To nurture a love for languages, the Chinese-immersion programme at Namly helps children become confident Mandarin speakers through engaging speech and drama lessons.

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Masterminds Montessori Kindergarten, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6235 0983,

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St. Joseph’s Institution International Preschool (SJI International Preschool)

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School location: Holland Road
Nestled in the heart of Dempsey and Holland Village, SJI International Preschool adopts a child-centred, active learning approach, where little ones in Early Years (2 – 4 years old) and Kindergarten (4 – 6 years old) can get hands-on in the classroom to learn more about the natural world. In order to create engaging lesson plans for the children, the experienced teachers pay close attention to each child to incorporate activities that will pique the students’ interests and provide a diverse range of learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Beyond academics, they prioritise character development through The Virtues Project™, where virtues like kindness and empathy are integrated into daily activities, so that children learn to look out for each other to become a valuable member of the community. Whether it’s circular farming to discover sustainable food processes or practising Mandarin through songs and games during their interactive Chinese Bilingual Programme, SJI International Preschool instills a love for learning in each child and nurtures their holistic development.

SJI International Preschool, 49B Holland Road, Singapore 258851, [email protected],

Stamford American Early Learning Village

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School location: Lorong Chuan
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, Stamford American Early Learning Village provides a safe and inclusive environment for little ones aged 2 months to 6 years old, where they can experiment in the classroom and have the freedom to explore open spaces. Children under the age of five get to benefit from the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework which makes sure that every activity is purposeful and helps them develop foundational skills to meet academic and behavioural milestones for their age. Older kids in Pre-K to KG2 can get hands-on with STEAMInn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Innovation) experiences that will nurture their cognitive and socio-emotional skills through the IB PYP framework. Beyond academics, young learners aged 3 and up will get to participate in the world-renowned Suzuki Violin Programme with an option to progress to cello from KG2. While the core curriculum plays a crucial role in the students’ education, the teachers make all the difference. As all Stamford teachers are early learning specialists, you can rest assured that your child will be in good hands.

Stamford American Early Learning Village, 3 Chuan Lane, Gate 4, Singapore 554350, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6653 2949,

Global Indian International School (GIIS)

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School locations:  Punggol and East Coast
GIIS offers an enriching and stress-free preschool experience for children aged 2.5 to 5 years, with a balance of academic, sensory, cognitive, physical and socio-emotional skill development in a safe and nurturing environment. This international preschool in Singapore has an award-winning Early Years curriculum that’s a blend of the reputed Montessori approach along with the best modern preschool educational practices. GIIS has extensive facilities that have been designed with young students in mind and the option of a half-day programme (9am to 12:30pm) or an extended full-day programme (9am to 3:30pm), so parents have the flexibility to choose one that suits their child’s needs. Early learners at GIIS develop language and numeracy skills, enjoy music and movement, practical life lessons and become aware of environmental and community issues at a young age, through a values-based customised curriculum. The full-day programme has a host of drama, story-telling, art and other creative activities where students spend time playing while developing their communication, collaborative and creative skills. With experienced and trained Early years educators who work to build close connections with each child, GIIS kindergarten students have a super start to their education!

GIIS SMART Campus, 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649, Tel: (+65) 6914 7100
GIIS East Coast Campus, 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore 459663, Tel: (+65) 6914 7000
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Australian International School

School location: Serangoon
The Australian International School (AIS) Early Years Program at the Early Learning Village adapts to you and your child’s needs, through the creation of Individual Care Programs. The Early Learning Village is specifically designed for babies and toddlers and the Infant Care Pod provides a stimulating, safe space for children to learn, explore and grow. The program focuses on the principles of the RIE (Resources for Infant Education) philosophy and this is headed by the school’s well qualified and experienced carers and educators. Bespoke purpose-built environments created for the youngest students are innovative and creative, yet warm. Each of their Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms has its own outdoor playground, complete with sandpits and water or creativity project tables, and sensory play equipment. Classrooms are clustered together in small groups, creating communities within the larger school. Each cluster has a dedicated teaching kitchen, mini-library and resource centre, with open spaces for children to collaborate and play flowing in between. Their learning spaces guide each child’s exploration of the world around them, celebrating each child’s ideas, whether that be in mathematics and literacy, music and movement or learning a new language. The inquiry-based approach of the IB Primary Years Programme is introduced from 3 years old, igniting curiosity and providing the foundation for success in Elementary School.

Australian International School, 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818, Tel: (+65) 6653 2958, [email protected],

Brighton College (Singapore)

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School location: Lorong Chuan
Brighton College (Singapore) offers small class sizes and enviable child-to-staff ratios of typically 1:4 in Pre Nursery and Nursery and 1:10 in Reception. If you are looking for a preschool in Singapore that engages early learners, Brighton College (Singapore) has an exciting Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, planned dynamically to engage and follow the interests of the children. A focus on seven key areas of learning sets a firm foundation for future success: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Early Years teachers who are experts in their field ensure lessons are child-led, inspiring, innovative and tailored to each child’s interests. Brighton also has exceptional facilities, including three large playgrounds, an indoor gym and teaching swimming pool, as well as outdoor play spaces that are attached to each classroom.

Brighton College (Singapore), 1 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554299, Tel: (+65) 6505 9790,

Chatsworth International School

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School location: Bukit Timah
The early childhood centre at Chatsworth International School is specially catered for children aged 3 to 5 years old (K1 and K2) and introduces them to a school setting in the world of international education. As an IB school, the early years classrooms and learning environments follow the IB inquiry and play-based curriculum, imbued with a Reggio Emilia approach. The early years programme allows children to bring to the classroom their identity of home and family, and a range of theories and ideas about their world and is delivered by nurturing and highly experienced teachers in small class sizes. The purpose-built early childhood centre is equipped with facilities designed with the specific needs of preschoolers in mind. While early learners are housed in a safe and secure space, the collaborative and supportive school culture from K-12 means that there are opportunities where they are able to interact with their older peers, learn and grow alongside them. Chatsworth strives to provide the best international education possible, starting from early years, and at moderate fees.

Chatsworth International School, 72 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapore 289760, [email protected] Tel: (+65) 6463 3201,

Canadian International School

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School locations: Jurong
The Canadian International School (CIS) harnesses young kindergarten children’s natural curiosity through their inquiry and play-based programme. Their global curriculum, taught within the IB PYP framework, also offers a range of innovative programmes such as STEAM, outdoor field trips, and bilingual language programmes. CIS’s purpose-built kindergarten wing has been designed to offer a dedicated and nurturing environment for children aged 2 to 6 years. It has light-filled classrooms and pods that are connected to a huge 2,600 sqm Outdoor Discovery Centre (ODC). The ODC features a mud kitchen where children can learn maths concepts as they measure and pour, build motor skills on long bike paths and play fort bridges, understand habitats in the eco-spaces and communicate with each other as they draw or create music in the art and sound gardens. Other dedicated kindergarten facilities include an instructional bakery, gross motor room, junior library, arts pod and exhibition space. The new wing also houses a junior gym, 200-seat black box theatre and studio on the top floor for all students, as well as a new swimming pool. Learn more about CIS’s Kindergarten!

Canadian International School, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414, Tel: (+65) 6467 1732,

Dover Court International School

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School location: Dover
At Dover Court International School (DCIS), one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia, little ones will be delighted with the Reggio-style Atelier, vegetable garden, mud kitchen and age-appropriate playgrounds! In Nursery and Reception, children learn through the Early Years Curriculum, developed within the framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Through consultation with Early Excellence advisors in the UK, the Early Years Provision has been developed in line with research and best practice in the UK. The school believes in the power of collaborative learning and the benefits of tailoring lessons to different learning styles. Their Reggio-inspired approach to Early Years supports children’s development holistically through child-initiated learning. DCIS’s dedicated teachers create an environment that inspires meaningful encounters, creative explorations, and independent risk-taking allowing students to connect with, discover and build deeper understandings of our dynamic world. The classrooms have extended outdoor learning areas, and the youngest learners also go on weekly nature walks!

Dover Court, 301 Dover Road, Singapore, 139644, Tel: (+65) 6775 7664,

Dulwich College (Singapore) 

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School location: Bukit Batok
The adorably named DUCKS (Dulwich College Singapore’s Kindergarten School), for children aged 2 to 7 years old, delivers a challenging, ambitious, and holistic education (with an emphasis on pastoral care) enabling children to discover and develop their full potential. Following the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, children at Dulwich learn through purposeful play. Central to the learning environment is to give young students voice and choice to ensure that they stay engaged and enjoy their discovery journey. With a focus on learning to read and write in both English and Mandarin, every class is taught by both a native English-speaking and a native Chinese-speaking teacher, both fully qualified in their areas as Early Years practitioners, who help students become bilingual learners. At DUCKS, all children have weekly swimming lessons and from the age of 3 years old, as well as specialist PE, music, choir, weekly library lessons and many opportunities for drama and performances. A unique highlight here is their Forest School, the only Forest School in Singapore accredited by the UK’s Forest School Learning Initiative, which uses the natural environment to foster children’s independence and self-confidence, while also developing language and literacy skills. For more info, register for their upcoming DUCKS Open Houses on 13 and 27 March 2024 or contact admissions to arrange for a private tour.

Dulwich College (Singapore), 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore 658966, [email protected] Tel: (+65) 6890 1003,

EtonHouse International School

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School locations: 12 pre-schools in Singapore
EtonHouse’s inquiry-based learning has revolutionised Singapore’s Early Years approach since 1995. It continues to be a leader in education, with more than 25,000 students in over 100 schools across 9 countries. In Singapore, it provides a through-train education pathway from Infant Care to High School for children from nine months to 18 years, offering the internationally recognised IBPYP, IGCSE, and International A-Levels programmes. They work directly with Reggio Children, so their educators get a deep understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach and continue to implement this in their classrooms daily. Thanks to their low student-to-teacher ratio, each child gets a highly personalised education in a safe and nurturing learning environment. With decades of bilingual education under their belt, their experienced educators help build a solid Mandarin foundation from a young age and nurture a lifelong love for languages. Selected campuses also offer its highly popular ZhongHua Full Mandarin Immersion Programme. To further enhance learning, kids get to explore the outdoors at their new Reggio-inspired nature-themed preschools – Garden School by the Bay and Nature Pre-School – where learning seamlessly transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces. Click here to register your interest and book a school tour!

EtonHouse International School, 8 Stevens Road, Singapore 257819 (Head Office), [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6746 3333,

Holland International School

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School location: Bukit Timah
Holland International School (HIS) is one of the most established preschools in Singapore, with a 103-year reputation for its unique, playful learning approach that empowers children to become happy, confident learners who are well prepared for a bright future. Their preschool caters to kids between 18 months to 4 years old and is set in lush, green surroundings, where children get to learn and play outdoors twice a day to boost their individual, social and cognitive development. Through playful learning, children can truly be themselves and develop a strong sense of self and confidence in who they are as they discover the world around them in an international setting. The HIS bilingual preschool curriculum is offered in both Dutch and English and is based on the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). Learning is infused with a strong values-based education that encourages ownership, independent thinking and cooperative learning. Half-day and/or full-day packages are offered, as well as bus transport and sleeping facilities for convenience. HIS preschool is suitable for children who have had previous exposure to the English or Dutch language. Once they transition from preschool to HIS primary school, they can either enter the English Stream or the Dutch Stream. For more information, register for their Open Morning on Friday, 23 February 2024 (9:30am – 11:30am).

Holland International School, 65 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289757, Tel: (+65) 6466 0662, [email protected],

International Community School

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School location: Jubilee Road
International Community School’s Early learning program celebrates 30 years of excellence and is committed to nurturing young minds and fostering transformative experiences. The littlest learners in K4 and K5 grades are taught to be inquisitive and creative in their thinking and thrive within a close-knit and intimate 9:1 student-teacher ratio. A balanced curriculum in core subjects and related arts is supported by qualified and caring educators. Children benefit from the play-based curriculum – they’re given time for free and guided play that helps in various aspects of their development, such as fine and gross motor skills. Outdoor Inquiry allows kids to go out to the school garden to observe and learn about the plants and other living things surrounding them. Children develop literacy and numeracy skills with tailored, hands-on activities thanks to integrated learning, and a collaboration with the school’s counsellor provides children with weekly guidance lessons, promoting social and emotional well-being. A number of service learning projects are offered throughout the year, supported by Bible lessons and weekly chapel time, all of which help the children grow spiritually and develop an empathetic heart. Join their community and see how the unique approach to education, grounded in a biblical worldview, can help your child excel both academically and in character.

Enjoy a $500 waiver on application fees when you sign up for the next ICS Virtual Open House. Click here to register!

International Community School, 27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6776 7435,

International French School (Singapore)

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School location: Ang Mo Kio
Discover the International French School (Singapore) (IFS), a welcoming community open to children of all nationalities, regardless of their native language. Their Maternelle program offers a nurturing and multilingual environment for children aged 2 to 5, emphasising individualised instruction with small class sizes. They focus on holistic development, nurturing sensory, motor, cognitive, and social skills, laying the foundation for lifelong learning. The International French School’s curriculum prioritises literacy, numeracy, and empathy, ensuring each child’s growth in essential skills and values. Additionally, their state-of-the-art sports facilities and motor skills equipment support physical development. With over 50 years of experience, IFS remains committed to fostering academic, social, and personal growth, all while maintaining accessible tuition fees. Join their welcoming community to find out how they open minds and shape futures.

International French School, 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Tel: (+65) 6805 0000,

Invictus International Preschool

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School locations: Grandeur Park and West Coast
At Invictus International Preschool & Childcare, every child’s role is to experience learning as an adventure in a caring and nurturing environment. Building on over 22 years of excellence in early years education, they’re a trusted preschool that empowers children aged 18 months to 7 years old to be confident and creative contributors. They offer a rich multicultural environment, where children are encouraged to discover and celebrate each other’s cultures. Since passion is a crucial factor in a child’s education, the experienced teachers design engaging and personalised learning experiences to bring out the best in each child and encourage little ones to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity. Whether it’s helping young toddlers learn their first word or preparing K2 students for the challenges in primary school, Invictus International Preschool prioritises each child’s best interests to help them thrive. They offer a flexible two, three or five days a week enrolment.

Invictus International School partners with The Perse School Singapore, Invictus Centrium (Bilingual) and Invictus Dempsey to ensure that children enjoy a seamless transition into Primary and Secondary School. Children from Invictus International Preschools are given a priority place as well as a waiver of the Application & Enrolment fees. T&Cs apply.

Invictus International Preschool,
(West Coast)
, 9 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118141, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6779 8465, 
(Grandeur Park), 1 Bedok South Avenue 3, Singapore 465461 (Grandeur Park), [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6929 8851,

Nexus International School (Singapore)

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School location: Aljunied
Nexus uses the IB Primary Years programme that focuses on play-based learning because they understand that children learn best when they are engaged and having fun. Hands-on activities give learners the opportunity to learn, explore and discover exciting things about the world around them. With a learner-led approach, teachers encourage students to share their ideas and ask questions, so that each lesson is tailored to their unique strengths and interests, while helping them reach essential core academic milestones. From creating a nail salon in class to building a mini snail hotel, children get to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. This inquiry-based method will not only enhance their academic understanding but also cultivate critical thinking skills and provide a deeper comprehension of the world around them. In addition to academics, Nexus nurtures independence in young learners from the start, teaching them to manage routines and take responsibility for their actions. To give them a sense of belonging, they place special attention on social and emotional development, so children can build positive relationships and develop a strong sense of identity. To see for yourself, register for their upcoming Open Day or contact admissions to book a private tour.

Nexus International School (Singapore), 1 Aljunied Walk Singapore 387293, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6536 6566,

North London Collegiate School (Singapore)

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School location: Alexandra
Preschoolers from PKG to KG2 at North London Collegiate School (Singapore) (NLCS) get to embark on an exciting learning adventure every day, thanks to their child-initiated approach. Students have the freedom to explore their interests and passions with the guidance of an exceptional team of educators, all while acquiring foundational knowledge of core academic subjects through subject-specific lessons. To ensure each child’s wellbeing, teachers provide great pastoral care, so that everyone feels safe, happy and secure throughout their day (after all, when kids feel safe they learn better!). Since parents play an important role in their child’s development, NLCS often invites parents to join in play-and-stay sessions, workshops and celebration of learning experiences. Kids in KG2 join a wide variety of academic enrichment and co-curricular activities to spark curiosity about the world and give them more opportunities to develop their skills in sports, music and performing arts. To learn more about their school, register for an Open House or connect with their admissions team to arrange a school tour or a First School Classroom experience.

 North London Collegiate School (Singapore), 130 Depot Road, Singapore 109708, Tel: (+65) 6989 3000,

One World International School (OWIS)

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School locations: Jurong West, CBD (Raffles Boulevard) and Punggol
Known for its kindness-led approach, One World International School (OWIS) offers the Early Childhood programme for 3 to 6 years olds at both its established campuses – Nanyang in Jurong West and Suntec in the CBD. Their third school has opened its doors at their interim campus in Punggol in anticipation of their purpose-built campus that will be ready later in 2024. At OWIS, students embrace a well-rounded educational experience based on inclusivity, diversity and kindness. The Early Childhood programme follows the IB Primary Years Programme, underpinned by the learning objectives of the National Curriculum for England. OWIS Nanyang is accredited for the IBPYP, while OWIS Suntec is a candidate school for the IBPYP, and OWIS Digital Campus mirrors the same pathway. Phonics and Maths are given their due attention in preparation for Grade 1 in Primary School and there are dedicated lessons in Art, Music, Mandarin and PE. The curriculum balances structure and flexibility in an effective and harmonious way. As a result, your child will be able to ease into the international schooling system, explore different concepts and stimuli in a play-based learning environment. After attending the Early Childhood Programme at OWIS, young learners are well prepared for Grade 1 in Primary School.

OWIS Nanyang Campus (EC 1 to Grade 12), 21 Jurong West Street 81, Singapore 649075
OWIS Suntec Campus (EC 1 to Grade 5), 1 Raffles Blvd, Suntec City, Level 3, Singapore 039593
OWIS Digital Campus* (EC 1 to Grade 8), 27A Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649, [email protected],
(*Proposed site for an international school that will open in 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. Classes for Early Childhood to Grade 8 for AY 2023-24 commenced on 28 August 2023 at an adjacent campus.)

Singapore American School

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School location: Woodlands
Singapore American School’s early learning center embraces the idea that, along with adults and other children, the physical environment is the child’s “third teacher.” A Reggio-inspired approach sees both the outdoor environment and the classroom environment as crucial to nurturing the wonder, excitement, curiosity, and joy that should be integral to all learning experiences. Learning about the environment also teaches students citizenship, as caring for our surroundings is part of being a responsible member of any community. Preschool students and teachers come together each day to investigate, ideate, build relationships, and create shared meaning about the world around them. SAS’ Early Learning Center teachers focus on the environment as a “provocation” for inquiry, play, and creativity. Large windows allow more natural light into hubs, classroom furniture incorporates natural materials, and potted plants give students calming greenery and let them observe how light and water affect plant growth. The center’s three outdoor learning spaces include more natural materials and entryways that encourage flow between indoor and outdoor areas. Sticks, leaves, and other “found” natural objects serve as decorations, toys, and inspiration for indoor exploration through art, drama, and writing activities. Outdoors and indoors, children collaborate, communicate, question, and explore in response to an ever-changing environment.

Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547,

Tanglin Trust School

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School location: Portsdown Road
Tanglin Trust School is one of the few not-for-profit schools in Singapore and teaches a British-based curriculum with an international perspective. It has developed its own curriculum framework for ages 3 to 14 years of age which ensures clear, planned progression across the whole school. They have been awarded The Early Years and Infant Quality Mark and were the first school in Asia to be given the Curiosity Approach Accreditation. Starting from Nursery, a child’s natural curiosity is nurtured to cultivate a lifelong love of learning through stimulating experiences and a strong pastoral ethos that helps children feel safe and secure. The thoughtfully designed learning spaces and purposeful activities centre around imaginative play and sparks curiosity to learn and explore new ideas. Their Forest School programme and extracurricular activities are integral aspects of the curriculum and help to nurture the whole child. Whether learning to play a new instrument, getting creative with crafts or visiting new places, fun and development always go hand in hand. Tanglin Infant School even has a bike riding programme and climbing wall. Both activities help the children to build confidence and hone essential skills.

Tanglin Trust School, One-north, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299. [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6778 0771,

The Grange International Preschool

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Preschool location: Yio Chu Kang Road
The Grange International Preschool (TGIP) is an award-winning International School in Singapore that sits on a lush 3-acre compound with the Lower Seletar Reservoir to its north and Thompson Nature Park to its west. Their IEYC provides young learners with an effective learning experience, giving them opportunities to practice real-life skills through learning blocks such as Young Botanists, Young Chefs, Young Musicians, Young Sportsman and Young Artists, which will foster critical thinking, social, collaborative and self-management skills. Alongside their sister primary school, they clinched the silver award for Sustainable School of the Year at the Singapore Education Awards 2023, which is a testament to their efforts of providing nature-inspired learning opportunities for students. They were also accredited Platinum Tier as a Healthy Preschool by the Health Promotion Board of Singapore, an accolade given to only 25% of preschools in Singapore. To enhance their outdoor learning experience, they are in the process of further expanding their backfield by another 1.5-acres. Providing a holistic education, students can participate in all specialist subjects of Personal, Social & Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology, Coding and Languages at no additional costs. They also offer a wide range of enrichment programmes to further support their students’ well-rounded education.

The Grange International Preschool, 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946, Tel: (+65) 6817 3630,

XCL American Academy

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School location: Yishun
XCL American Academy (XAA) welcomed its first cohort of students in August 2022. The school offers an authentic and high-quality American education at an affordable price, with an enhanced curriculum that includes internationally recognised programs such as Everyday Math, Inspired Science, and a balanced approach to literacy with materials from Scholastic. The school provides students with a unique learning environment underpinned by American values and a personal character development programme. Their approach to learning in Kindergarten is tailored to students’ developmental needs and readiness at each stage. Each subject area is approached from each child’s developmental perspective, subject background knowledge, and level of understanding. Teachers help guide your child at their own pace so that they can grow with confidence, feeling supported and cared for. Their unique character development program is focused on helping children learn about individual responsibility, understand respectful language and behaviour, and develop an appreciation for differences and similarities. With a diverse school population (over 15 different nationalities), exceptional educators and affordable school fees, XAA seeks to empower each child’s voice and sense of belonging to build confidence and spark the desire to make a difference in their classroom and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for new campus facilities slated to open in Quarter 1 of 2024!

XCL American Academy (XAA), 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039, Tel: (+65) 6230 4222,

XCL World Academy

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School location: Yishun
XCL World Academy (XWA) Early Years Programme is designed for children aged 3-6 years and encourages students to be curious, creative, collaborative, kind, and considerate young learners. Students learn by connecting prior and new knowledge in meaningful ways in a stimulating and safe learning environment whilst building foundational literacy skills. The learning experience is driven by the pedagogy, beliefs and values of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), which is a leading curriculum framework for international primary education. The XWA Early Years programme focuses on purposeful play, active learning, creativity, and critical thinking with personalised education for every child. The school encourages children to actively explore the world, developing individual and shared inquiries. Their goal is to create a dynamic and joyful community of young learners who have the strong educational foundations they need to continue their journey through to Primary School and beyond. With exceptional educators and world-class facilities, your child will be in good hands.

XCL World Academy (XWA), 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039, Tel: (+65) 6230 4230,

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Agape Little Uni

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
This long-standing trusted preschool was established in 1995, bringing their TRUE core values of Trust, Resilience, Unity and Empowerment to kids and families in Singapore. They’re a SPARK-certified child care appointed by ECDA as a Childcare Partner Operator Preschool, with affordable fees while upholding quality preschool education to over 1,000 children across Singapore.

Alphabet Playhouse

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Established in 1995, Alphabet Playhouse is a trusted premium preschool. Alphabet Playhouse seeks to uncover every child’s potential through developing confident young explorers with a “Growth Mindset”. Alphabet Playhouse ensures top-notch education that cultivates a curious thinker, a resilient champion and a caring citizen.


Preschool locations: East Coast and Serene Centre
Tiny class sizes and the option for drop-off or adult-accompanied groups make Bibinogs a good choice for mamas looking for a pure Mandarin or bilingual preschool for their babes. Bibinogs enrichment classes start from 6 months of age.

Brighton Montessori

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
With over 25 years’ experience and seven preschools in Singapore, Brighton’s uniquely designed curriculum and individualised learning approach allows children to learn at their own pace. Brighton Montessori prides itself on being one of Singapore’s favourite Montessori preschools, imparting life skills to effectively prepare children for formal education (Primary One) and beyond.

Cambridge Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Focused on developing real-world skills like critical thinking and collaboration, Cambridge Pre-School draws on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in nurturing each child’s individual strengths. Key academic areas are the “fundamental literacies” of reading, writing and mathematics along with a strong Chinese curriculum.

Carpe Diem Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Carpe Diem Preschool is a leading childcare provider with centres all over the island teaching children from 3 months to 6 years old. The inclusive, bilingual learning environment helps children master bilingualism confidently.

Charis Montessori Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
If you believe that imparting moral values is the most important thing in your child’s lifelong development, check out Charis Montessori preschool. Established in 1999, the preschool has a long track record of inspiring and producing many outstanding student leaders with good character. Their moral compassed-based approach is very much about excelling academically and behaving ethically.

Cherie Hearts

Preschool locations: Kovan, Mountbatten, Pasir Ris and Sin Ming
A leading infant care and education provider with centres located islandwide, Cherie Hearts is a great option for working families. Babes as young as 8 weeks old can enter their infant care programme and progress into the nursery and kindergarten classes as they grow.

Cherrybrook Preschool

Preschool locations: Farrer Road, Thomson and East Coast
Cherrybrook Preschool is guided by Montessori principles, with kiddos in mixed-age classes that focus on traditional areas like language and literacy, motor skills development, aesthetics and creative expressions, numeracy, discovery of the world, and social and emotional development. There are also Chinese language classes.

Chiltern House

Preschool locations: Mountbatten, Thomson and Turf Club
An interactive and child-centered curriculum greets little learners at this childcare centre and preschool in one! Small class sizes and a focus on developing independence in tots make Chiltern House a nice choice for the smallest family members.

Greentree Montessori

Preschool locations: Yishun, Sembawang and Yio Chu Kang 
Considered one of Singapore’s few “true blue” Montessori preschools in Singapore, Greentree Montessori classes are mixed age groups with a focus on all core areas, and feature the full bevvy of traditional Montessori materials. There’s also a strong bilingual Mandarin component, and an Infant programme for babies from birth up to 18 months.

Growing Up Gifted

Preschool locations: Tampines, Thomson and Katong 
Growing Up Gifted’s preschool focuses on hands-on, phonics-based education to lay an early foundation for reading and literacy skills. Kiddos get engaged with math, science, and problem-solving skills through fun experiments, stories and rhymes, and even puppetry and music.

Hi-5 House of Learning

Preschool locations: Macpherson, Bukit Timah and Sembawang
This preschool combines a project-based, thematic approach with a Hi-5 twist, tapping on music and movement to help children develop and excel academically while also having heaps of fun along the way. It builds on the latest neuroscience and educational research and offers a rigorous, bilingual programme.

Josiah Montessori

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Josiah Montessori embraces and celebrates every child’s uniqueness and individuality by nurturing their innate curiosity for self-discovery and growth within a safe, secure and loving environment. With the unique blend of the Montessori curriculum and Musical Arts Programme (MAP), children are empowered to express themselves creatively, and build positive mindsets and healthy relationships to navigate social situations around them.

Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse is a premium preschool in Singapore that focuses on equipping children from 2 months to 6 years old with 21st century competencies. The inquiry-based curriculum at Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse is very much about balancing play and school readiness.

Learning Vision

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
A part of Busy Bees group (alongside Pat’s Schoolhouse and Odyssey), Learning Vision is an economical and affordable preschool in Singapore with a strong record of more than 30 years in early childhood education.

Les Petits Gaulois

Preschool locations: East Coast
The only preschool on the East Coast offering French/English bilingual programmes for littlies, Les Petits Gaulois has small classes (max 12 kids per 2 teachers), and a curriculum that incorporates French National Education standards within the framework of local MOE requirements. Big thumbs up also for its huge outdoor playground and they even offer Mandarin.

Little Footprints Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Conveniently located in multiple heartland areas around Singapore, Little Footprints Preschool provides quality childcare and early learning experiences that are easily accessible to the community. Their comprehensive English and Chinese curriculum feature integrated learning activities, a literacy-rich environment and age-appropriate character development programmes.

Little Skool-House

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Little Skool-House is a premium preschool brand in Singapore with over 25 years of history. They are focused on nurturing young minds, building healthy relationships and preparing children for life beyond preschool. 93% of LSH children have high bilingual proficiency in both Mandarin and English.

Little Shepherds’ Schoolhouse

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Little Shepherds’ Schoolhouse believes that every child is a joyful learner. The preschool offers a holistic learning experience for children aged 18 months to 6 years, providing children and kindergarten programmes at 10 preschool centres across the island.

Lorna Whiston Preschools

Preschool locations: Kallang and Winchester
Lorna Whiston offers bilingual preschools committed to creating a stimulating, positive and nurturing learning environment. The positive, hands-on approach carries over to all facets of learning, including the Individualised Reading Programme, afternoon enrichment classes like Speech & Drama, or holistic arts and movement Master Classes.

Methodist Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Nurturing every child to become a person of Good Character, with future-ready mindsets is the commitment of Methodist Preschool. Their holistic STEM-based, tech-enabled curriculum with distinctive Signature Programmes engages young minds through experiential, hands-on learning and an age-appropriate play-based, inquiry-based approach to equip children for primary school readiness and beyond.

MindChamps Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
One of Singapore’s largest and most popular preschool brands with over 30 centres across the island, MindChamps offers half- and full-day programmes for children at the playgroup, nursery and kindergarten levels. Backed by two decades of research across Education, Psychology, Neuroscience and Theatre, MindChamps’s unique curriculum nurtures the whole child to prepare them for primary school and beyond. MindChamps offers half- and full-day programmes for children at the infant care, playgroup, nursery and kindergarten levels with 40 centres across the island.

Montessori for Children

Preschool locations: Broadrick and Newton
Montessori for Children’s teachers are trained by the prestigious Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Classes are bilingual and adhere to the traditional mixed-age Montessori structure. Classrooms feature the traditional “prepared environment” with classic Montessori materials that focus on each child’s physical, mental, social and aesthetic development.

My First Skool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
With over 45 years of expertise in early childhood education, the school continuously inspires over 20,000 families and children with their quality curriculum, designed to empower children with the right skills and mindset to thrive in the evolving world. Beyond strong fundamentals in core math and literacy, a My First Skool Child is socially adept, resilient and an innovator of their future.

My Learning Haven

Preschool locations: Suntec City
Being the first preschool in Singapore to incorporate The Hei Curriculum, My Learning Haven believes learning should take place through play in a stress-free environment. Your child will embark on a specially curated theme that is relevant and interesting to them which involves both group and individual learning, all within a calm, safe and loving environment.

M.Y World

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
A subsidised anchor operator founded by Metropolitan YMCA way back in 1980, M.Y World Preschool strives to make quality childcare and preschool education accessible for all families in Singapore. There’s a strong emphasis on character development and valuesMany of MY World’s locations include infant care, too.

NurtureStars Preschool Centre

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
A joint collaboration between Kinderland Educare Services and SAFRA, NurtureStars gives littlies the best of both worlds: Kinderland’s early childhood education expertise, and SAFRA’s amazing suite of clubhouse facilities across six locations, all integrated into the curriculum.

Odyssey The Global Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
This preschool in Singapore blends the Reggio Emilia inspiration and the International Baccalaureate approach over five fully-equipped naturalistic campuses. Odyssey acknowledges that children are directors of their own learning; as such, the spaces encourage exploration, interaction and communication.

PCF Sparkletots

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
The largest preschool operator in Singapore and an anchor operator (meaning it receives government subsidies to ensure it’s affordable for all families in Singapore), Sparkletots is a PAP Kindergarten and infant care established way back in 1986 to meet the needs of the community as well as to improve the standard of kindergarten education in Singapore

Posso Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
With five schools across Singapore, Posso Preschool believes in providing experiences that nurture a child’s confidence and resilience. The school offers an all-rounded, Multiple Intelligences-inspired curriculum that integrates all of its signature enrichment programmes. Children get to experience different learning areas throughout the day as each classroom is purpose-built for a particular subject.

Preschool by the Park

Preschool locations: Evans, Dunearn, Li Hwan, Shelford
A well-rounded programme, Preschool by the Park teaches kids how to socialise and respect others (with plenty of time for playing and having fun!) in a caring and nurturing environment. If you want the kids to really get stuck into the messy play then this preschool in Singapore is a great option.

Preschool for Multiple Intelligences

Preschool locations: Newton, Macritchie, East Coast
PMI follows the theory of Multiple Intelligences, striving to nurture and develop all eight of a child’s intelligences (such as music, math, verbal or interpersonal) to the next level. With an approximate 50/50 split between local and international kids, there’s a strong Reggio-inspired bilingual programme that incorporates Mandarin into activities throughout the day.

Safari House Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
Safari House employs the Zoo-phonics curriculum, which encompasses not only language and literacy (though it does emphasise kiddo’s reading quite early), but also math, science, art, music and sensory drama. The programme is fully bilingual.

Schoolhouse by the Bay

Preschool locations: Kampong Arang Road
These award-winning, bilingual preschools cater to local and expat families alike with a well-rounded curriculum backed by 17 years of experience. Through inquiry-based projects and a variety of enrichment classes like dance, robotics, gardening, speech and drama and much more, children emerge from Schoolhouse by the Bay well prepared for Primary 1.

Skool4Kidz Preschool

Preschool locations: multiple across Singapore
An anchor operator, Skool4kidz emphasises the holistic development of a child through professionally qualified teachers. The amazing flagship campus at Sengkang Riverside Park was designed in collaboration with ECDA and the National Parks Board, and is the first large childcare situated within a public park in Singapore.

St. James’ Church Kindergarten

Preschool locations: Harding Road, Gilstead Road and Leedon Road
Saint James Church Kindergarten is a beloved preschool by many, so much so that some mamas put their kids down on the waitlist from before they’re born! Starting from pre-nursery, littlies are guided through physical, social and spiritual development within a strong local curriculum. 

Wharton Preschool

Preschool locations: Serangoon North and East Coast
Children at this preschool are exposed to a holistic, learner-focused Montessori system with an integrated thematic curriculum and customised learning plan. Teacher-child ratios are kept low, and the educators offer an environment that’s rich in both Montessori learning materials and enrichment activities, ensuring a well-balanced learning curve. Older students will also benefit from its primary school-ready curriculum, which includes Higher Mandarin and helps prep them for the rigours of life in primary school.

More preschools with central locations

4 Little Frogs

Preschool location: Dempsey
4 Little Frogs does away with monthly fees and lets kiddos (from 2 months to 3 years old) come by on an ad hoc basis, whether that’s every day or just a few days a month (full days from 10am-5pm). Run by a French mama (with a strong French-English bilingual component), the relaxed, play-based atmosphere is cosy and lunch is included.

ABC Center Singapore

Preschool location: Somerset and Mountbatten
ABC Center’s EarlyPreps is an early intervention preschool for children from 3 to 6 years old, with special needs such as autism and other developmental disabilities. The objective is to prepare children for mainstream or special education primary school. Children learn in small groups with a student ratio of 1: 3 for adequate focus on each child.

Between Two Trees

Preschool location: Holland Road/Sixth Avenue
Providing a fully bilingual learning environment, this charming little preschool Between Two Trees has Reggio Emilia-inspired classrooms and an emergent curriculum focus on language development, visual arts, mathematics and science. There’s plenty of opportunity for outdoor play with a playground and trampoline.

BrainFit Kindie

Preschool locations: Novena
BrainFit School House uses a proven science-based approach that includes programmes developed and validated by research from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. Its proprietary SMART programmes focus on training all the five core brain pillars, resulting in solid evidence of the ability to nurture children with strong attention and focus, emotional regulation, as well as the ability to learn faster in less time.

Bright Path Inclusive Preschool

Preschool location: Ang Mo Kio
Bright Path is an inclusive preschool in Singapore, incorporating early intervention programs into its curriculum and enabling children of all abilities to learn, interact, and integrate into society. Bright Path offers small classroom sizes, low teacher-to-child ratio (1:3), and in-house professionals/therapists to provide support for every child.

The Children’s Place

Preschool location: Bukit Timah
Located in a big old black and white with a large outdoor play area, The Children’s Place offers a curriculum that’s experiential, interactive and child-centred. Alongside a strong integrated bilingual Mandarin programme, the school offers lots of activities in the visual arts, cooking, science, drama and dance.

Coco-Ro Learning House

Preschool location: Somerset
Coco-Ro applies a “Kids First” approach, a Japanese foundational philosophy that teaches children to respect each other and verbalise polite greetings in good manners. Children observe and learn such communications from teachers and enjoy Arts and Sports lessons run by specialists.

Heartfield Kindergarten

Preschool location: Balmoral
Located in a black and white house with a huge garden, this kindergarten’s small class sizes and emphasis on fun make learning a delight for young learners. The theme-based fun-filled programme includes outdoor play, gardening and messy art play.

LEAP Schoolhouse Preschool

Preschool location: Farrer Park 
LEAP SchoolHouse Preschool offers academic programmes for children from 2-17 months old (Infant Care), as well as preschool aged children from 18 months to 6 years old with alternate days of English and Chinese instruction.

Les Oliviers

Preschool location: Namly Place
A  French Montessori preschool in Singapore, Les Oliviers provides an authentic Montessori education in both French and English. The child-centred preschool welcomes children from 18 months to 6 years of age, and the bilingual programmes here are run by AMI-trained French educators and English-speaking assistants.

Lily Valley Preschool

Preschool location: CBD
Lily Valley Preschool is a non-profit preschool committed to establishing and maintaining a warm, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment for children. Their philosophy and pedagogy is based on a Child Centric Reggio Emilia Inquiry Based Learning Approach, which focuses on nurturing each child’s innate potential and creativity by providing rich learning environments for exploration.

Little Bunnies (The Outdoor Classroom)

Preschool location: One North
Little Bunnies – The Outdoor Classroom is a green preschool for under-5s (it’s also a stone’s throw from Tanglin Trust School so a good option for tykes who plan to transition there for “big school”). The preschool’s beautiful indoor/outdoor garden and airy classroom spaces are made from recycled items and natural materials like bamboo.

Little Hands Montessori Kindergarten

Preschool location: Orchard
Little Hands Montessori is a Montessori school with an amazing outdoor playground and a full performing arts programme in the heart of Orchard Road. Every child has an individual learning plan with a well-rounded approach to education that combines academics with the arts to produce happy and confident children.

Little Woods Montessori Pre-School

Preschool location: Novena
Providing an authentic Montessori education since 1998, Little Woods Montessori Pre-School has welcomed many children through the iconic yellow gate! Little Woods Montessori adheres to the core Montessori principles of practical life, sensorial, cultural & social studies, Language and Mathematics. The classroom environment is prepared with a wealth of resources designed to stimulate curiosity and challenge the interest of each child.

The Little House Montessori

Preschool location: Bukit Timah
This bilingual Montessori preschool in Singapore adheres to Montessori’s mixed-age principle, with kiddos aged 2.5 to 6 all in the same classroom. Little House offers fun features like a garden for outdoor play, weekly science experiments, and cooking sessions.

Little Oaks Montessori Kindergarten

Preschool location: Farrer Road 
In a cosy house with a garden near the Botanics, this Montessori-based school has a thriving community of passionate young learners. The preschool’s philosophy and culture are ‘strive to be the best we can be’, all in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Little Ones Kindergarten

Preschool location: Holland Grove Drive
This quaint little preschool Little Ones Kindergarten accommodates little ones from 18 months to 5 years with a high child-to-teacher ratio (10 to a class!).

Little Village

Preschool location: Somerset
Little Village is a preschool in Singapore with a strong outdoor focus. Housed in bungalows off Grange Road, there are multiple playgrounds, water play troughs, sandpits, bikes and scooters, as well as a cycling track for active minis! There’s a strong 50/50 bilingual program, too.

Mighty Oaks Learning Center

Preschool location: Bukit Merah
Mighty Oaks Learning Center’s programs are designed for children (aged 3 to 6 years old) who benefit from a smaller class size and specialist support to develop their school readiness skills. The intensive half-day programs at this preschool address focused attention, speech/ language and listening skills, academic and pre-academic skills, play and peer interaction. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and academic support services are included at this trusted preschool in Singapore.

Newton Kindergarten

Preschool location: Newton
This little Chinese church-based Newton preschool is a popular choice for mamas looking for a full Chinese immersion programme.

Nurtured Nest

Preschool location: Bukit Timah
Nurtured Nest is a Reggio-inspired forest school that brings learning to life in a nature-rich environment. Their topics of inquiry are largely focused on sustainability education with a strong focus on nature and respectful engagement with children.

Pariposa Preschool

Preschool location: Upper Bukit Timah
Pariposa Preschool focuses on an emergent curriculum model through means of observations and evaluations. Teachers tap into the curious and inquisitive minds of children, empowering them to learn by doing.

Pegasus International Preschool

Preschool location: Farrer Park
Pegasus aims to provide holistic development for the whole child through its inquiry-based curriculum. There are lots of hands-on projects, and kiddos have ample time for outdoor play.

The Preparatory Place

Preschool location: Fernhill Road
Little ones here learn through hands-on experience (why tell them, when you can show them!), plus they’re given oodles of time to play. With an inquiry-based curriculum, tinies are taught in Mandarin as well as English and spend a large amount of time learning outside!

Rain Trees International Kindergarten

Preschool location: Holland Road
Centrally located on Holland Road, this small school has a huge outdoor learning area and an outstanding international staff. Hands-on exploration and a play-based curriculum based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage are the name of the game here, and small class sizes give littlies personalised attention from teachers.

Tots & Teddies

Preschool locations: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer
This award-winning preschool caters to infants from two months through to kids under seven years. A holistic well-rounded P1-ready curriculum is complemented by enrichment programmes, plus class sizes are limited with great teacher/child ratios. The school offers immersive bilingualism (with a Chinese Language and English Language teacher in each class at all times).

More Preschools in the East

Blue Lion Preschool

Preschool location: Siglap
Blue Lion is a contemplative preschool with an exemplary programme exploring with young children Buddhist and Asian wisdom values, alongside the arts, sustainability and the idea of endless possibilities. Blue Lion adopts a “Come and See” learning approach, an emergent curriculum that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and bilingual project learning.

Apricot Academy

Preschool location: Marine Parade Rd
Apricot Academy is a full-day bilingual child care with an inquiry and project-based curriculum. There’s particular emphasis on sensorial activities through fun-filled, hands-on projects.

Capella Preschool

Preschool location: Geylang
The Guided Inquiry-Based curriculum at Capella Preschool Programmes is carefully designed to encourage children to activate their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, shaping them to become independent learners. There is an extensive outdoor space that children can explore during their daily outdoor playtime, plus a full hour of water play every week!

Discovery Kidz Preschool

Preschool location: Bedok
Discovery Kidz Preschool’s curriculum incorporates an iTEACH-integrated approach for children aged 1.5-6 years together with purposeful play with differentiated teaching for varied learning styles.


Preschool location: Katong
Learning comes alive at Dreamkids, a happy preschool with an emphasis on bilingual literacy (English & Chinese), values and 21st century skills.

Emile Preschool

Preschool location: New Industrial Rd
Founded by an NUS professor and a former NTU professor of early childhood, Emile Preschool provides top-notch learning resources to foster multiple giftedness. They carry out STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) and leadership programmes.

Inno Montessori Preschool

Preschool locations: 3 centres on East Coast Road and Kembangan
Inno Montessori – an American Montessori Society (AMS) member school in Singapore – adopts a bilingual immersion curriculum in developing a child’s language repertoire. Children aged 18 months to 6 years will experience an authentic Montessori mixed-age group environment.

Kinderstori Schoolhouse

Preschool location: Tampines
Nestled within an original and exclusive Art School, Kinderstori is an authentic Reggio-Emilia schoolhouse in Tampines. Their unique 50:50 bilingual program incorporates a variety of educational theories, allowing for hands-on and experiential learning. Children can immerse themselves in the amazing Atelier with the widest range of natural materials for artistic expression, guided by in-house specialist art educators.

Little Lions Preschool

Preschool location: Bedok
This close-knit preschool in Singapore, which admits children aged 18 months to 6 years, fosters holistic growth and children’s love for learning through themed projects. Children explore the world through art activities, music, material manipulation and group games.

Mahota Preschool

Preschool location: Lavender
Mahota Preschool is founded on the same principles that inspired the Scandinavian forest school movement. They emphasise greatly on children’s wellness and nature-based learning. As such, every Friday is their Nature Immersion Programme where children spend the entire morning exploring nature. They even have an in-house chef who cooks and bakes healthy meals.

Pink Tower Montessori

Preschool location: Katong
Pink Tower Montessori is a premium preschool offering full Montessori classes for children from 18 months to 6 years old. Pink Tower boosts a curriculum that is rich in Montessori activities, bilingual learning and an emphasis on world and green studies. Weekly lesson plans are created for each child as the preschool believes that each child progresses at their own rate. A specially-crafted Primary School Preparatory program is also implemented for the older children to ensure a seamless transition into the primary school.

Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Aljunied)

Preschool location: Geylang
Just a 3-minute walk from Aljunied MRT station, Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Aljunied) is recently renovated with beautiful learning spaces for music and art. They follow an AMI-approved curriculum and run a mixed-age group programme with classic Montessori materials and a strong Mandarin immersion programme for children ages 18 months to 6 years old.

Red SchoolHouse at Woodleigh

Preschool location: Woodleigh Park
Established in 2004, RED SchoolHouse is located at PUB Recreation Club and boasts more than 30,000 square feet. As such, the award-winning preschool caters up to 70% of its premises for outdoor learning (a heavily emphasized key element of ECDA’s outdoor learning initiative!) alongside their specially crafted curriculum.

Rosemount Kindergarten

Preschool location: Rochor Canal Road
East Coast mamas love Rosemount Kindergarten for its inquiry-based curriculum and its fun approach to learning. The parent-accompanied playgroup is a lovely way for families to welcome their babies into the school environment. Preschool for kids aged two to seven years.

More preschools in North/West

Bucket House Preschool

Preschool location: Woodlands
A highly sought-after Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool in Singapore, Bucket House caters to tots from 18 months to 6 years old. Well known for its balanced bilingual educational approach of thematic and inquiry-based learning, not only do children transit smoothly into primary years, but they’ll be equipped with the skills to express themselves and become active protagonists in their own learning.

Sunflower Baby House & Preschool

Preschool location: Toa Payoh
Sunflower Baby House infant care and preschool in Singapore for kiddos from 2 months up to 6 years of age, offers a bilingual program with English and Chinese teachers from infant care right up through Kindergarten 2! The curriculum incorporates the Theory of Multiple Intelligences into Singapore’s Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework.

The Growing Academy

Preschool location: Katong
The Growing Academy specialises in working together with children with special needs from 2 to 7 years old. The preschool believes in capitalising on each child’s strength to customise a unique set of intervention strategies that best suit their needs. It aims to work towards bridging the gap between mainstream and special needs learning, such that these students may be able to integrate back into mainstream schools for their future education

Little Tykes

Preschool location: Church Street
If you are looking for an inspiring boutique preschool for your little one (complete with a unique ocean-themed sensory room), this may be where your search ends. Based out of the Integrated International School’s (IIS) bright new campus, Little Tykes is perfect for toddlers up to 3.5 years of age.

Our Children’s House

Preschool location: Bartley
With a low student-teacher ratio, a multicultural environment, plenty of play, science, cookery and even yoga lessons included, this preschool provides an intimate, cosy, nurturing space. Facilities include a rock-climbing wall, a beautiful outdoor garden, and even a dance and music studio!

More international school preschools

GESS – International School

School location: Upper Bukit Timah 
This multi-lingual, not-for-profit international school with students from over 65 nationalities offers the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) curriculum. At GESS – International School they believe in meaningful learning through play and inquiry. Small class ratios (starting with 1:5 in Pre-Kindergarten), a purpose-built preschool campus, large open areas for play, and specialist lessons in music and sports are offered.

NPS International School

School location: Kovan
NPS Singapore is one of the most affordable international schools in Singapore. NPS Singapore offers a great Early Years Kindergarten and Montessori programme for children aged 3 to 5. with small class sizes, and a wide variety of educational activities, from art & drama, to reading, music and movement.

Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS)

School location: Sembawang
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS) is a not-for-profit, child-centred school open to children from 2 years to 4 years old. Inspired by the principles of Reggio Emilia following the Australian Early Years Learning Framework this school has low student-teacher ratios. Imbued with the vibrancy of Jewish values, tradition and culture, SMMIS is a diverse community that welcomes students of all nationalities and faiths.

Swiss School in Singapore

School location: Bukit Timah
Located in the heart of Singapore, surrounded by a lush, green environment, the Swiss School in Singapore is a family-oriented, generously designed learning oasis with ample space for playing and sports while preparing children with a holistic education for life. For their Preschool, they adopt a theme and play-based approach.

The Windstedt School

School location: Geylang
The Winstedt School is an independent, family-owned, international school founded in 2008. Winstedt offers bespoke and inclusive education for diverse learners. One of Winstedt’s biggest strengths is its Early Years curriculum. The SEED (Readiness) Programme (Social, Emotional, and Educational Development) is designed for students who are not yet ready to access the mainstream curriculum and need extra support and resources. 

United World College South East Asia

School locations: Dover and Tampines
UWCSEA’s Infant School programme at its two campuses starts from the age of 4 with a goal of developing enthusiastic, lifelong learners who feel supported to ask questions and explore ideas. The programme is a holistic, inquiry-based approach to learning where teachers adjust their plans to ensure students’ interests and needs are taken into account.

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