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Choosing a kindergarten

Postby Kelbels » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 2:37 pm

Hi

We have just moved to Singapore and we're looking at kindergartens for our 3 year old & 18 month old...

We're living in the Bayshore Road area... can anyone recommend a good school within walking distance? I've seen Rainbow Cove and Columbus nearby... are these good?!

Many thanks!!
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Postby wannamove » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 5:27 pm

For a while my daughter attended Smartz Playhouse on Lucky Heights. It was a decent school. I prefered it over Columbus. I liked the Principal and staff at Smartz.

Having said all this, after 3-4 months in Smartz I moved my daughter to Shaws. She goes by school bus and I found they offered the kind of environment I was looking for.

I have not checked out Rainbow - I called them and they had pretty long waiting list

Good luck. Let me know if you need more information

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Postby Kelbels » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 5:44 pm

Aw great... will look at both of those :D

I'm trying avoid putting them on a bus as they are both still so small!!

Thanks for your help :)

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Postby wannamove » Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:08 am

Kelbels wrote:Aw great... will look at both of those :D

I'm trying avoid putting them on a bus as they are both still so small!!

Thanks for your help :)


I felt the same about the school bus. We moved to Singapore when my daughter was 2 years and 3 months. I pushed her in the stroller to school during the rainy wet days and the humid hot days. When we moved her to Shaws we signed up for the school bus. I was not very convinced about it but later realized that it worked very well for us. She is picked up and dropped in our apartment and does not have a chance of getting wet. Also I make sure they buckle her up before the van starts moving. She has also made a lot of bus friends and has a fun ride.

It worked well for us even though I was not sure it will. My daughter is now 3 and looks forward to her bus drive in the mornings. On rare days when we take a cab and drop her off, she is quite grumpy.

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Postby Kelbels » Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:06 pm

Thank you!!

I've enrolled my eldest at Smartz Playhouse in Lucky Heights now so will see how we get on with the walk (I'm nearly 8 months pregnant so could be interesting!!)

:) :)

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Postby wannamove » Fri, 14 Sep 2012 3:41 pm

Kelbels wrote:Thank you!!

I've enrolled my eldest at Smartz Playhouse in Lucky Heights now so will see how we get on with the walk (I'm nearly 8 months pregnant so could be interesting!!)

:) :)


Ahh! the uphill climb! Good luck! Smartz is a neat place with a nice local/expat mix.


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