Singapore Expats Forum

Shaws Preschool at Katong

Discuss about childcare, parenthood, playschools, educational, family & international school issues.

Sponsored by:

Canadian International School
Post Reply
User avatar
wannamove
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:53 pm
Location: East Coast

Shaws Preschool at Katong

Post by wannamove » Fri, 09 Nov 2012 1:00 pm

No affliation just a satisfied parent who has got a lot of information from the forums and wants to share

{edited by moderator}

When we moved from the US, I was really worried about finding a good daycare/preschool for my then 2.5 year old. We had a misstep – we ended up in a daycare that we did not like. And we re-started our search and choose Shaws at Boscombe.
Located in Katong, this school has been keeping us very happy the past 6+ months. I loved how I was told upfront that the kids learn the fun way. In an education obsessed Singapore I was relieved to hear that. I have nothing against “Tiger Moms”

User avatar
FelineUK
Regular
Regular
Posts: 70
Joined: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 9:16 pm

Post by FelineUK » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 2:35 pm

Thanks for the info on Shaws. But i can't review any more on it as their website is down / under construction at the moment.

Not sure if you would be able to answer any of my questions in the meantime?

My son is now 14 months old (phew where has the time gone!) and just finding his feet with walking at the moment. I am wanting him to find a school / preschool / kindergarden from 18 months onwards for a couple of mornings a week for the first few months. Do Shaws start from 18 months old or even younger?

Are parents allowed to attend the first couple of sessions to help little one adapt? He has never been in childcare and i am a stay at home/ work at home mum. So its going to be a big shock to his system, but one i am sure he will go well with as he wants to socialise so much but more of a handover session so i know he's ok and i can go with the knowledge he's enjoying it and having fun.

User avatar
wannamove
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 278
Joined: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:53 pm
Location: East Coast

Post by wannamove » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 6:42 am

FelineUK wrote:Thanks for the info on Shaws. But i can't review any more on it as their website is down / under construction at the moment.

Not sure if you would be able to answer any of my questions in the meantime?

My son is now 14 months old (phew where has the time gone!) and just finding his feet with walking at the moment. I am wanting him to find a school / preschool / kindergarden from 18 months onwards for a couple of mornings a week for the first few months. Do Shaws start from 18 months old or even younger?

Are parents allowed to attend the first couple of sessions to help little one adapt? He has never been in childcare and i am a stay at home/ work at home mum. So its going to be a big shock to his system, but one i am sure he will go well with as he wants to socialise so much but more of a handover session so i know he's ok and i can go with the knowledge he's enjoying it and having fun.
I think the Shaws program starts at 18 months and yes it is mandatory for one parent to attend the first week or so with the child to get them settled in. It depends on the speed in which your child transitions. I put in my daughter when she was 2.5 years old and already used to daycare since she was 15 months so I just went in 1 full day and 1/2 of the next day. She settled in easily but it varies with the kid.

Post Reply


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Parenting, Family & Schools”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests