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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapo

Postby NeutralBayMummy » Tue, 18 Nov 2014 5:45 am

Hi all

My husband and 4 year old son and I are moving to Singapore by around April 2015. We need to find a Pre-School that matches as close as possible to the below. I intend to try to narrow down to a few and then go and visit them in January. Any recommendations?

• High Teacher:Student ratios
• Close to an MRT or with bus service
• Good, new facilities
• Likely to have a place by mid-2015

We have decided that we need to find the right place for him and then look for accommodation hopefully within walking distance. I have a dream of walking him to school and then hopping on a train to get to work (@ Marina Bay Sands).

Any thoughts/ideas most welcome!

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapo

Postby itsmeunun » Fri, 02 Jan 2015 4:17 pm

I just start researching childcare in West area. My baby is turning to 10 months.

Anyone has recommendations? I saw the ages mostly from 1.5 year, but is it possible to send our baby at 2 years old?

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapore

Postby Angelteo » Mon, 11 May 2015 2:21 pm

Hello Guys,

I have just moved back from Australia with my husband after giving birth. I've been recommended to modern montessori, is that a good school?

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Postby MomKiasu » Fri, 15 May 2015 11:34 am

wannamove wrote:Thank you! Very helpful. I am just starting the process of searching for daycares for my almost 2 yr old. I know I cannot finalize on one before visiting them. This is a great starting point write-up

A few questions

- How many daycares did you visit before picking one?
- How spacious are the daycares? Moving from Texas - a few daycares we visited during our short stay were crowded
- Waiting lists? Do daycares (especially the premium ones) have long waiting lists?
- Preschools - I see a few preschools take kids as young as 2 but the day ends at 3 pm or so. Since both of us will be working full-time we cannot pick up my daughter by 3. Do they have after-school care?
- Visiting daycares - I love how my daycare here has open-door policy. Parents can walk in anytime and to visit the daycare before enrollment we do not require appointments. It seems more transparent this way. But most daycares I talk to in Singapore require appointments. Is this norm or am I just picking the "wrong" daycares
- Food - I see many daycares offer their own food - are daycares okie with dietary regulations? Can send our own food?

Thank you


Hi there wannamove! When my youngest daughter was 3, we had to send her to daycare as we were both busy with work. I have found a list of daycares in Singapore as I was worried about which daycare to send to so I did some research and decided to inspect a couple(check the environment/food/caretakers) of them after reading reviews from the list.

Here's the list: http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/childcarelist

Hopefully i have contributed. :D

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 May 2015 12:40 pm

Nice link MomKiasu. ;-)

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapo

Postby donil.edwards » Tue, 28 Jul 2015 3:30 pm

NeutralBayMummy wrote:Hi all

My husband and 4 year old son and I are moving to Singapore by around April 2015. We need to find a Pre-School that matches as close as possible to the below. I intend to try to narrow down to a few and then go and visit them in January. Any recommendations?

• High Teacher:Student ratios
• Close to an MRT or with bus service
• Good, new facilities
• Likely to have a place by mid-2015

We have decided that we need to find the right place for him and then look for accommodation hopefully within walking distance. I have a dream of walking him to school and then hopping on a train to get to work (@ Marina Bay Sands).

Any thoughts/ideas most welcome!


Have you chosen your preschool? Can check out this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... _Singapore

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapore

Postby keltonsmith » Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:38 pm

Hi,

My son is turning 3. Anyone know of a good childcare for kids with special needs?

Thanks!

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Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapore

Postby LAGATHS » Sun, 23 Jul 2017 2:31 pm

Hello everyone..

I will be migrating to Singapore in few months. My little daughter is 1 1/2 Years now and I'm very concern about finding the most suitable pre-school for her. I have gone through many reviews and found UWCSEA is a good school which concentrate more on education. However, it start from age 4. Thus, I'm looking for a good International School which I can start my daughter from age 2?

Any thoughts, suggestions?


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