Top Kindergartens in Singapore

top kindergartens in singapore

 

If you add the primary, secondary, post-secondary and university years up, your kid is probably going to stay in the world of education for 15-18 years on average! 

Hence, if your kid is going to study for so many years, it makes sense to prepare him/her cognitively and emotionally for learning. Kindergartens are the stepping stones to kickstart your child’s long education journey. 

How Should You Choose a Kindergarten for Your Kid?  

If you have read our previous article, Top Childcare Centres in Singapore, we have suggested some criteria for you to consider. They include the school’s values, quality of the curriculum, standards of safety and hygiene, ECDA certification, and location. These tips are transferrable to the process of searching for a suitable kindergarten. 

Today, I’m going to add a few more tips for you to consider when choosing a kindergarten. 

Term Calendar and Holidays 

The academic term is a highly overlooked criterion, especially when you have another school-going child. 

When you choose a kindergarten with a school calendar similar to your other children, planning family vacations and other family affairs would be much easier. 

Weekly Schedule

Continuing with the topic of organising your schedule, you have to factor in the days and hours your kid will be in class. This will help you coordinate the time between your work and fetching your other kids.  

Does the Kindergarten Cater to Children with Special Needs?  

If you have a child with special needs, it is essential to address that to the principal. Find out what is the school’s approach in helping your child to integrate with the rest of the class effectively. Are there any particular aids or facilities that could ease your child into the school environment? 

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Will You Get to Participate in Special Events? 

Having an opportunity to participate in field trips and community service events can help you understand how your child is coping socially with his/her peers and teachers. 

Encourage Your Child to Share Their Opinions

While choosing a kindergarten, you may also like to factor in your child’s opinion. Chat with your kids on the type of programmes and skills he/she would like to learn. 

Bring your child along during the school visit. Let him/her experience what’s it like being in that kindergarten. They may be young, but their intuition can sometimes offer a guide in choosing a comfortable environment.  

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Centre Name

Mulberry Learning

Services

  • Infant Care
  • Nursery
  • Pre-nursery/Playgroup
  • Chinese Preschool

Pricing

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Website

https://mulberrylearning.com/
Address
  • 12 Hoy Fatt Road, Bryton House #02-01, Singapore 159506
  • 1 Anthony Road, #02-06/07, Singapore 229944
  • 26 Hong San Walk, Singapore 689017
  • 1 Fusionopolis Walk, North Tower, Solaris,#01-14/15/16, Singapore 138628
  • 31 International Business Park, Creative Resource, Level 1, Singapore 609921
  • 8 Stadium Walk, Water Sports Centre #02-05, Singapore 397699
  • 38 Jalan Pemimpin, #01-05/06 M38, Singapore 577178
  • 5 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-01, Singapore 082005
  • 743 Toa Payoh Lorong 5, Level 1, Singapore 319457
  • 21 Woodlands Close, Primz BizHub #01-01/02/17, Singapore 737854

Telephone

 
Operating Hours

Mon to Fri: 7am – 7pm
Sat: 7am – 2 pm

Accolades

Young Parents: SG Parent’s Choice 2016 – 2019 Winner
Best of The Best Preschool Awards 2016
Singapore’s Child Preschool Awards 2018

Review 1

“The environment is beautiful; the team of teachers and staff is wonderful!”

Review 2

“The teachers are meticulous, passionate and a very hardworking bunch.:)” 

Centre Name

Raintrees Kindergarten

Services

Classes from children aged 18 months – 4+

Pricing

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Website

https://raintreeskindergarten.com/
Address
60 Kheam Hock Road, Singapore 298824

Telephone 

(65) 6474 6181

Operating Hours

By appointment only

Review

“I had both my kids here, and loved it. Made it easy for us to meet a lot of amazing parents and kids. The school has such a home feel, and values a play based routine. It would be worth your time to visit this places.”


Centre Name

Mosaic Kindergarten 

Services

  • Classes for 2-5 year olds
  • Chinese Immersion Programme
  • Olympiad Challenge Classes
  • After School Enrichment Programmes
Pricing

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Website

https://mkg.sg
Address

896 Dunearn Rd, #01-01B, Singapore 58947

Telephone

(65) 6909 0470

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm
Sun: Closed

Review 1

“what i like most about their team is that they handle the children respectfully. My son was with them since he was 18 months old and his command in english and mandarin grew tremendously under their care. they have innovative activities for the children and my son is always happy to go to mosaic. they allow children to move and grow at their own pace and truly know and understand their students. principals and teachers are very in touch with each child and i am always well informed on the progress of my son. Chen Laoshi and crystal constantly touch base with me on my son’s development from appetite to potty training. although it is time for my son to move on, we will definitely be back for their holiday programmes! i would highly recommend this place!!!” 

Review 2

“Mosaic has a young and energetic team of teachers. They are fun, warm and welcoming, always guiding with a gentle hand. A happy and safe haven for the children.” 

Review 3

“My son Caio loves to go to Mosaic Kindergarten, all teachers are very kind to him and he loves them! He is very enthusiastic about going to school, even on weekends he asks about the school and teachers. Thank you all so much! We also love the environment very nice, educational, clean, colourful and fun!” 

Centre Name

Brainy Child Montessori

Services

  • Montessori Programmes
  • Brain Training Programmes
  • Language Programmes
  • Enrichment Programmes
  • Holiday Programmes
Pricing

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Website

https://www.brainychildmontessori.sg
Address

150 Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza #05-38 to 43, Singapore 238841

Telephone

(65) 6733 7669 

Operating Hours

Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tues – Fri: 9am – 3pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

As Seen On

Mangosteen Club‘, a Japanese magazine based in Singapore

Review 

“A very holistic, child centered approach. An excellent Montessori curriculum. The most important point children love to come to this place with a smile because of all the variety of learning aids they get to explore!”


Centre Name

MindChamps

Services

  • Programmes for children aged 18 months and 6 years old
  • Infant Care
  • Preschool
  • Chinese Preschool
Pricing

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Website

https://www.mindchamps.org

Address

Find a centre near you

Telephone

(65) 6828 2688

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 8 am – 9 pm
Weekends: 8 am – 7.30 pm

As Seen On

2015 Influential Brands Award
2014 Superbrands Singapore’s Choice
Prime Time TV, Australia

Review 1

“I wanted what is best for my first born that this why I never hesitate to bring him to MindChamps. I have heard a lot of positive reviews about this center and I wanted to see for my self. Facilities are indeed child friendly and conducive for learning. They have this systematic scheme that the child would be learning and enjoying because they thought that they were only playing. Teachers are also fun loving too. My child really enjoys to follow what his teacher sings and dances. That is worth of every dollar I spend.” 

Review 2

“Kids learn faster than adults and, being 50% Chinese, I believe it is essential that our children be exposed to the Chinese culture and language early on. This will enable them to tap into the advantages of being proficient in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today.

We were concerned initially whether our child would feel overwhelmed being thrown into a new environment with a new language. However, young children adapt quickly and before we knew it, he started acquiring new vocabulary and was responsive when I communicated with him in Mandarin.

Since he started attending school at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson, he learned many words, both in Mandarin and English. He can converse with a basic level of understanding and enjoys the songs and stories in both languages. I’m very much satisfied with the learning we got from MindChamps.” 


Centre Name

White Lodge East Coast Kindergarten

Services

  • Pre-Nursery/Nursery
  • Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten
Pricing

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Website

https://whitelodge.edu.sg
Address
  • 1 Jln Siap, Singapore 678541
  • 36 Toh Dr, Singapore 507889
  • 9 South Buona Vista Rd, Singapore 118141
  • 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845
  • 39 Linden Dr, Singapore 288712
  • 262 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238308
  • 171 Chin Swee Rd, #10-09, Singapore 169877
  • 102 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399719

Telephone

(65) 6255 4230

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 8 am – 5.30 pm
Weekends: Closed

Review 

“We are very pleased with our child’s progress, the learning program, and the level of communication from White Lodge.”

Centre Name

Josiah

Speciality

  • Infant Care
  • Toddler Programme
  • Kindergarten
Pricing

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Website

http://josiah.com.sg

Address
  • 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #01-618 to 620, Singapore 038983
  • 5 Tampines Street 32, Tampines Mart #02-01, Singapore 529284
  • 1 Changi Business Park Crescent, [email protected] #01-05/05A/06, Singapore 486025
  • 12 Kallang Ave, Aperia #03-37, Singapore 339511
  • 14 Robinson Road, Far East Finance Building, Singapore 048545

Telephone

(65) 63366906 

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 7 am – 7 pm
Weekends: Closed

Review 

“My first baby was here, and she was kind of difficult in bottle feeding, much appreciated with the great teacher who patiently fed her and provided great care for her with love. She is now a lovely little toddler, and always miss the teachers here. 😊

Looking forward to send in my second baby here.” 


Centre Name

Little Paddington

Speciality

  • Infant Care
  • Playgroup
  • Nursery
  • Kindergarten
Pricing

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Website

http://littlepaddington.com/
Address
  • 4 Jln Tani, Kovan MRT, Singapore 548542
  • No 236 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287985
  • 26A Jln Ulu Siglap, Singapore 457184
  •  314 Tanglin Rd, Pheonix Park #01-17, Singapore 247977

Telephone

(65) 6280 3007

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm

Sat: 7pm – 2pm

Sun: Closed

Review 1

“My son loves Little Paddington. He’s loves his teachers, they are warm and very nurturing. He is only 2.5 and I saw him using a straw the other day at school on the sand trying to write ‘A’. They have such great activities to engage him. What a fun way to learn how to start writing!” 

Review 2

“An awesome school. Its been 3 years, all the teachers are very warm and friendly. They all seem to know my children and are very caring. A special mention to the PG teachers who really helped Aaravs transition into the school” 


Centre Name

Mahota Preschool

Services

  • Playgroup to Kindergarten
  • Farming & Cooking
  • Chinese Calligraphy & Painting
  • Outdoor and Physical Activities
  • Fieldtrips/Weekly Nature-Awareness walk
Pricing

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Website

http://mahotaeducation.sg/

Address

Blk 808 French Road, Kitchener Complex #03-01, Singapore 200808

Telephone

(65) 6291 1915

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 7am – 7pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

Review 

“👍 very nice, attentive Teachers. I particularly like their weekly nature walks/ field trips. I highly recommend mahota. My 2 year old loves going to school.”


Centre Name

Growing Up Gifted

Services

Playgroup to Kindergarten Programmes

Pricing

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Website

https://gugifted.com/

Address
  • 300 Tampines Ave 5, Tampines Junction #07-01/07, Singapore 529653
  • 2 Derbyshire Rd, Singapore 309458

Telephone

(65) 6258 4722

Operating Hours

Weekdays 7am – 7pm
Sat: 7am – 6pm
Sun: 9.30am – 6pm

Accolades

Winner of Young Parents Choice Preschool & Enrichment Award

Review 

“GUG has a superb and inspiring team. We enrolled my son in GUG after several cuts from different preschools because we did not see any significant results. It has been nearly 6 months and he has improved leaps and bounds since attending the classes in GUG. The zoophonics was extremely useful in introducing the alphabets to him. My son has managed to master the alphabets in less than 4 months and he has since related the phonics techniques that GUG teaches to every single new word that he acquires in a day to day basis. His vocabulary bank has also expanded greatly, and his self expression is a wonder to the family. We are all amazed at his progress and his knowledge of certain themes which we believed GUG had in place in the structured curriculum. We are truly thankful we chose the right school in embarking my son in the world of fun and interactive learning.”


Centre Name

Japanese Kindergarten

Services

Japanese Kindergarten School

Pricing

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Website

http://www.jks.com.sg/

Address

251 West Coast Rd, Singapore 127390

Telephone

(65) 6779 3434

Operating Hours

Call to enquire

Review 

“The holidays are overwhelmingly more than others, but they look carefully. Even small things can be in close contact with the homeroom teacher, so there is little anxiety. The director has a good feeling of listening to the parents’ opinions and working hard for the children. The nutritionally balanced school lunch is amazing. The taste is good and the kids are changing every time. Parents can also sample twice a year. It is a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture even in a foreign country, as it celebrates events unique to Japan every season.” 


Centre Name

Twinkle Kidz

Services

 Preschool education with arts integration from Infant to Kindergarten 2.

Pricing

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Website

http://www.twinklekidzplayhouse.com
Address
  • 80 Bendemeer Road, Hyflux Innovation Centre #01-07, Singapore 339949
  • 11 Toa Payoh Lorong 3, Jackson Square Blk B #01-18, Singapore 319579
  • 118 Fidelio Street, Opera Estate, Singapore 458493

Telephone

(65) 6449 9383

Operating Hours

7am – 7pm daily

Review 1

“Love the clean and spacious layout @Twinklekidz CBP. My boy is always in great hands of the dedicated teachers. The school emphasis on good attitude and confidence of the child. He is now in N2, and he is very expressive and shows confidence. Thumbs up to the teachers who accompanied his learning journey.” 

Review 2

“We love the Changi Business Park branch of TwinkleKidz. Since my son started attending there he has made great leaps in his development. There is excellent teacher to student ratio which means he gets lots of focus if he struggles in any area. The staff there provide significant feedback and are very trustworthy.” 

Review 3

“Twinklekidz Toa Payoh Branch. My girl loved it and loved her teachers, they are so caring and loving. We are now overseas and regret so much this school. It is just one of a kind.” 

Centre Name

Raffles Kidz

Services

  • Bilingual inquiry-based 
  • Infant 
  • Toddler
  • Nursery
  • Kindergarten
Pricing

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Website

https://www.raffleskidz.com

Address
  • 4 Tamarind Road, Singapore 806014
  • 9 Galistan Avenue, Singapore 669682
  • 200 Ponggol 17th Avenue, Singapore 829646
  • 1 Yuan Ching Road #02-01, Singapore 618640

Telephone

(65) 6282 6319

Operating Hours

7am – 7pm daily

Review 1

“Our 5 year old boy developed gracefully since we first enrolled him 3 years ago. We’ve seen positive progression in our son academics and personal characteristics. We are very grateful to all the mega wonderful and trustworthy Teachers of YCK Raffles Kidz that made our lives of working mom less stressful. Kudos on the continuous efforts in creating RK a great learning environment for the young ones!” 

Review 2

“Before decided Raffles kids, we went to view some schools, we really like the school’s environment and the teachers are all very nice with a lot of patience.my daughter even only 2y3m can feel she learns and grows so much after she goes to school . She really enjoy the time when stay in the school everyday”


Centre Name

Viv’s Schoolhouse

Services

Programmes for children aged 18 months to 6 years old

Pricing

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Website

https://www.vivschoolhouse.com
Address

12 Queen St, Hotel Royal @ Queens #04-01, Singapore 188553

Telephone

(65) 6909 1311

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Sat: 7am – 2pm

Sun: Closed

Accolades

  • “Best All-rounded Curriculum” in Best Preschool Award 2019 campaign – Parent’s World
  • Best In Bilingual Immersion Programme” in SC Preschool Awards 2018 organized by Singapore’s Child
  • Best Experiential Learning Programme” in SG Parents’ Choice 2017/2018 campaign organized by Young Parents Magazine

Review 1

“This is a wonderful preschool with great Teachers and programs in a very safe and fun environment. Especially Vivian, Teacher Pat and Zhou laoshi, who shows lots of patience, compassion and always extend an extra mile to my boy’s special needs due to eczema. They are always so kind and attentive to my kids. In addition, all other teachers are equally kind, helpful and always ready to help around. Am very happy and thankful to have my kids to grow up with Viv’s schoolhouse! Thank you! :)”

Review 2

“Viv herself is what makes Viv’s schoolhouse special – the sheer love and involvement she has with each child at Viv’s schoolhouse is a testament to the heart this school was set up with. The heart in this school can be seen with each activity and lesson plan, aimed at making each day both fun and educational for our kids. More than just academic syllabus, the children here are taught to push their boundaries through play and non-academic activities like gym, swimming, speech and drama as well as regular field trips. Children at Viv’s schoolhouse are not excessively fussed over, but rather are taught to learn to fall and pick themselves up. There’s no better place to learn and be a child.”

Review 2

“My child has been going to Viv’s for some time now, and I really appreciate their warm and caring teachers. They are very good with kids. But what stood out most was the incredibly well thought out curriculum which incorporates in-house gym classes, speech and drama lessons, swimming classes and even weekly cooking classes! I like that my child could learn by doing hands-on activities that he enjoys – definitely experiential learning at its best! Highly recommend.”

Centre Name

Whiz Kid

Services

  • English and Chinese Programs 
  • Language and Literacy
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music and Movement
Pricing

Click here to enquire

Website

http://whizkid.com.sg/
Address

 Blk 89 Marine Parade Central, #02-750, Singapore 440089

Telephone

(65) 6247 7333

Operating Hours

Call to enquire

Review 1

“My 2 boys really enjoy going to Whizkid Preschool! They have a good teacher-child ratio. Both my sons have grown so much because of the guidance given by excellent teachers! My boys will definitely miss Whizkid when they graduate. Thumbs up to Whizkid Preschool!” 

Review 2

“When I was looking around for a child care Centre, I had a few expectations in mind. The teacher child ratio needs to be smaller, there should be outdoor activities and lastly, there should be constant communication between the teachers and myself. This school totally lived up to my expectations. The teachers were warm and friendly and my child adapted very quickly. The school is just by the beach so the children get to go to the beach often for sand play! They also have fun Friday every week where the children get to go for picnics, dress up as super heros etc. I love this school and I’m intending to enroll my younger one there ASAP.”


Centre Name

Kiddie Winkie

Services

  • Child Care Programme
  • Infant Care Programme
Pricing

Click here to enquire

Website

http://www.kiddiwinkie.com.sg/
Address
  • 420 Clemenceau Ave N, #01-02, Singapore 229492
  • 12 Lor Pisang Batu, Singapore 597925
  • 200 Turf Club Rd, The Grandstand #05 – 08, Singapore 287994
  •  18 Sommerville Walk, Singapore 358187
  • 1 Novena Terrace, Singapore 307903
  •  39 Cactus Cres, Singapore 809741
  • 15 Scotts Rd, Building, 2nd Level Thong Teck, Singapore 228218

Telephone

(65) 6463 3465

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Weekends: Closed

Accolades

  • National Library Board’s Reading Innovation Award (Distinction)
  • Best “Inquiry-based Childcare Programme” – Young Parents SG Parents’ Choice Awards
  • SuperBrands Awards 2017/2018
  • Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Recognition [Novena, Cactus (Yio Chu Kang) & Newton]

Review 1

“My eldest daughter, Ashley still misses teacher Ariel even though she has moved on to Primary one. We are fortunate to have teacher Ariel as Natalie’s teacher now. Under her care and guidance, we can see the improvement in Natalie, being a much more bubbly and confident child now. We appreciate her constant feedback about Nat’s development and progress in school. Thank you for your patience and unconditional love for the child.”

Review 2

“My two boys are blessed to enter into such an amazing pre-school with the loves and tender caring from all the Teachers and assistants in the center. Especially Teacher Ariel who have been teaching my two boys for past 8 years, she has shown extraordinary cares to the children, yet she will also ensure the children are grown up with right attitude and behaviour. Once again, Happy Teachers’ Day to all the amazing and wonderful Teachers in KW @ Cactus.”

Centre Name

Tots & Teddies

Services

  • Child Care
  • Preschool
  • Day Care
Pricing

Call to enquire

Website

https://www.facebook.com/totsandteddies/

Address

62 Cecil St,  TPI Building #04-00, Singapore 049710

Telephone

(65) 6816 0001

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Weekends: Closed

Review 

Totally no complaints about the school. Thank you Oliver for setting up the school and to all the staff for running it the way parents would want it to be. Active engagement of parents, transparent communication, superbly delicious and healthy food, receptive to feedback, a very warm and family-like environment. Many happy memories for us 


Centre Name

Little Footprints

Services

  • Infant Care (2 to 17 months)
  • Child Care (18 months to 6 years old)
Pricing

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Website

https://littlefootprints.com.sg

Address

Find a centre near you

Telephone

(65) 6463 3465

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Sat: 7am – 2pm

Sun: Closed

Review 1

“All the teachers in this school are really helpful and passionate about the children’s welfare. They truly care and show concern for the children. I must say Ms Anna, Ms Ifah and 尚老师 have helped in encouraging all their little charges with their real love to teach.”

Review 2

“Thank you 尚老师 for your patience and care towards Charisse all these years. Happy Teacher Day.”


Centre Name

Kinderland

Services

  • Infant care
  • Bilingual kindergarten and preschool education for children 2 months to 6 years of age
  • English and Japanese classes
PricingClick here to enquire

Website

https://kinderland.com.sg
AddressFind a centre near you

Telephone

(65) 6881 8818

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Sat: 7am – 2pm

Sun: Closed

Review 1

“My child has been studying in this centre for 9 months. I am pleased to say that the school is well-managed. My boy enjoys the outdoor play area which consists of sand play, water play, cycling track, trampoline, slides etc. The teachers are genuinely nice and caring. The principal is also very responsive to any issues raised, big or small.”

Review 2

“I am so happy to share about my son’s new preschool. After a bad experience at another centre, I decided to switch my 2 year old son to Kinderland @ Upper Changi. At that point, I was so worried and guilty that I was putting my son, who is really not great at adapting to new environments, through another adjustment again. But wow,the Teachers did such a great job! They were always so patient and calm with him, and for the anxious mummy, they always provided me with timely and reassuring updates of photos and comments. If he cries and has no appetite, they’ll let me know too! It was a challenging 2 weeks of crying but since then, my Son has settled down very, very well. He loves school now and wants to go to school everyday, including weekends!”

Centre Name

EtonHouse

Speciality

Programmes for children aged 28 months to 15 years old

PricingClick here to enquire

Website

https://www.etonhouse.com.sg
AddressFind a centre near you

Telephone

(65)  6440 5100

Operating Hours

Weekdays: 7am – 7pm

Sat: 7am – 2pm

Sun: Closed

Review 1

“Both my gals attended Etonhouse 223 Mountbatten and we love this preschool. The teachers and staff are all friendly and caring and they make sure all the kids are happy and well taken care of. The programs are comprehensive and well rounded and my kids enjoy going to school everyday. I strongly recommend this preschool to any parent who wants to find a nurturing environment for their young kids. It is really one of the best around.”

Review 2

“Excellent preschool with a good balance of learning the fun way. My girl is doing very well in local primary school. Thanks to the great teachers that gave her a very strong academic foundation. “

 


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