Much more than just a cute name, Tots & Teddies is a new full-day infant care and preschool in the CBD with a holistic, bilingual curriculum and a warm, supportive environment.
Bubs bounces up and down whenever school is mentioned but you’re struggling to share his enthusiasm. Each school you’ve visited has left you feeling meh, but have you visited Tots & Teddies yet, mama?
A full-day infant care and preschool in Singapore’s Central Business District, Tots & Teddies was founded by educators and parents who sought to provide a different kind of high-quality childcare. From carefully selected quality toys, to paraben-free soaps, to nutritionist-designed meals, each and every detail has been carefully considered.
Tots & Teddies offers a holistic Primary One-ready curriculum, developed with a head of department at one of Singapore’s leading primary schools, and prides itself on being bilingual. Each class has one English language and one Chinese language teacher.
Quality childcare is a top priority at Tots & Teddies, and it aims to provide a loving environment to help children feel important, heard, understood and protected. How is this achieved, mama? The preschool provides excellent teacher-infant and teacher-child ratios (1:3 and 1:5, respectively), with a max of 10 little ones to a class.
“Less noise, overstimulation and confusion also ensure that children start to develop positive identities in what is widely regarded as a child’s most important age,” says school founder Oliver Houchin, a concerned parent who sought to establish the kind of caring, welcoming infant care and preschool that he couldn’t find anywhere else in Singapore.
Kids aren’t just exposed to classroom-based learning, either. Think bi-weekly bus trips to the outdoor play area at Gardens by the Bay, a chance to join other school excursions, field trips, and specialist-led enrichment activities such as kids’ gym, coding classes and speech and drama.
The preschool doesn’t just think of the kids; its custom-designed space has a private and comfy feeding room just for nursing mums. How thoughtful is that, mama? Plus, you won’t have to wait until the end of term to find out how Junior is doing in school: simply log on to the Tots & Teddies mobile app to access your child or infant’s class updates, daily food intake and progress.
Hold up, it really does get even better: instead of surfing Pinterest for snack and lunch inspo, why not enjoy a lie-in? Tots & Teddies has a professional chef (yep, you read that right) that prepares fresh food daily from a menu that’s been personally designed by a paediatric nutritionist.
But how much is this going to cost? Breathe easy, mama, because Tots & Teddies charges an all-inclusive monthly fee of $1,900 after basic subsidy for infant care or childcare. While a one-month refundable deposit is necessary, you won’t be surprised by hidden catches or additional costs for school activities.
If you like what you’re reading, mama, then visit the Tots & Teddies website to register your child and take a personal tour of the school. Register early and you can ever get your child a single no-fee-required month with the school.
Tots & Teddies, 62 Cecil Street, #4-00, TPI Building, Singapore 049710, www.tots-and-teddies.com