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23 Best Preschool Singapore Choices [2024]

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Preschool Singapore

Best Preschool Singapore
Best Preschool Singapore

Parents of preschoolers may wonder if sending their children to preschool in Singapore has a significant impact on their early development.

The best preschools in Singapore for 2024 include ELFA Chinese Preschool, Dover Court International School, Dulwich College Kindergarten School, and Raffles Kidz International.

When selecting a preschool in Singapore, take into account elements like the school’s location, curriculum, fees, accreditation, and the qualifications of its teachers.

In Singapore, preschool emphasizes the early development of motor skills, cognitive abilities, and critical thinking.

This guide will help you navigate through the best preschool choices in Singapore, ensuring your child’s stepping stone to education is nothing but the best.

Quick Summary

  • Best preschools in Singapore include ELFA Chinese Preschool, Dover Court International School, Dulwich College Kindergarten School, and Raffles Kidz International.
  • When choosing a preschool in Singapore, consider factors such as location, curriculum, fees, accreditation and teacher qualifications.
  • Preschool in Singapore focuses on developing motor skills, cognitive skills and critical thinking from a young age.

Best Preschool Singapore

1. ELFA Chinese Preschool

ELFA Chinese Preschool - Preschool Singapore
ELFA Chinese Preschool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: ELFA Chinese Preschool)
Key ServicesChinese Preschool
AddressELFA Chinese Preschool @ Pandan Valley
3 Pandan Valley #01-316
Singapore 597627
ELFA Chinese Preschool @ Hougang
Blk 202, Hougang St.21, #03-00,
Singapore 530202
Phone6881 8818

ELFA Chinese Preschool is a registered private institution that delivers high-quality education, infant and child care programs for children aged two months to six years old. They aim to have a good curriculum quality and best school management.

Key Differentiator

  1. great emphasis on children’s acquisition of Chinese oral language and reading skills, mastering Mandarin alongside English

Client Testimonial

We fell in love with ELFA from the first day we visited the preschool. I love the fact that children are exposed to the Chinese language and culture from a young age. I was very impressed that the children are confident with the Chinese language as they spoke with a lot of confidence during conversations. The Teachers are also dedicated in ensuring that no child is left behind w their learning. Thank you ELFA for you’re worth our trust.

2. Dover Court International School

Dover Court International School - Preschool Singapore
Dover Court International School – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Dover Court International School)
Key ServicesGlobal campus
Address301 Dover Road, 139644 Singapore
Phone +65 6775 7664

Dover Court International School’s Early Years is the finest possible start to your child’s education journey. Your kid will be cared for by our highly experienced specialist teachers in a Reggio-inspired setting that stimulates their curiosity, and they’ll get an excellent foundation on which to build as they enter Primary School.

Key Differentiators

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Expressive Arts and Design
  3. Highest quality learning

Client Testimonial

I love the inclusive practices of the school, and the pastoral care is amazing. My children feel happy, confident and safe.

3. Dulwich College Kindergarten School

Dulwich College Kindergarten School - Preschool Singapore
Dulwich College Kindergarten School – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Dulwich College Kindergarten School)
Key Servicesstudent-centred learning environment
Address71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore, 658966
Phone+65 6890 1003

At Dulwich College (Singapore), their students always come first. The institution is a student-friendly, personalized learning atmosphere in which your child plays an important role.

Key Differentiators

  1. Global Citizenship
  2. Mandarin Programme
  3. Enrichment Opportunities

Client Testimonial

It was very Panache and organised. I would recommend it if you want your child to have a very high education. It was awesome to be there. Thank You Dulwich!

4. Raffles Kidz International

Raffles Kidz International - Preschool Singapore
Raffles Kidz International – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Raffles Kidz International)
Key ServicesBest bilingual preschool that offers childcare and infant care
Address7 Locations: Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Panjang, Jurong West (Yuan Ching), Jurong West (Surbana Jurong Campus), Punggol, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang
Phone9235 0893
Operating Hours7am – 7pm

Raffles Kidz International is an award-winning premium preschool brand established in Singapore since 2014. With nurturing children being the heart of their operations, their dedicated educators and value-added curriculum shape children into confident, inquisitive and creative life-long learners.

With a focus on building a strong academic foundation to prepare them for primary school, their comprehensive curriculum equips children with the right mindset and skills to nurture their interest in the fundamental core subjects of English, Mandarin and Mathematics. Teachers are passionate, highly qualified, and dedicated to providing quality education for preschoolers. In further recognition of its commitment to educating our young learners, Raffles Kidz International has risen to prominence in the early childhood sector through the myriad of awards obtained since its inception. To date, Raffles Kidz International has been acknowledged by top industry leaders with titles including ‘Best School for Building Strong Academic Foundation’, ‘Best Bilingual Preschool’, Most Sought After Child Care Centre’, and more.

Key Differentiators

  1. Their bilingual curriculum caters to the holistic development of the whole child with an emphasis on academic foundation, critical thinking, knowledge acquisition and problem- solving skills.
  2. Interactive and enriching full-day programmes featuring comprehensive themes ranging from the arts, culture, sciences and more for a balanced and meaningful learning experience.
  3. Quality preschool infrastructure with indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and social pods that allow children the autonomy of exploring and socialising amidst the supervision of their teachers.

Client Testimonial

Built on the foundation of strong word of mouth from our parents, accompanied by the positive reviews on Google and Facebook, their centres have been stealthily running at full capacity, with each having achieved a strong waitlist of prospective intakes for the upcoming year.

Here are some testimonials from parents who have chosen Raffles Kidz International as a
second home for their children:

“Being working parents, we have limited time with our kids and a good childcare centre is what
we seek so that their time will be occupied meaningfully with joy and love. Raffles Kidz is such a
place for them. They go beyond classroom teaching, triggering the little minds to learn through
fun and interactive methods. My girl totally enjoyed school every day with her friends.”

Elsa from Bukit Panjang

“As a working first time mom, I had a hard time overcoming the separation anxiety with my 4-
month-old son. During the first 2 weeks of school, teachers constantly update about his
progress giving us peace of mind at work. My child adapted very well and we can tell that he is
happy to be in school. He always smiles when he sees his teachers.”

Keith from Jurong West

5. Greentree Montessori

Greentree Montessori - Preschool Singapore
Greentree Montessori – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Greentree Montessori)
Key ServicesInfant and Childcare Services
AddressGreentree Montessori Children Hub – 45 Jalan Mata Ayer, Singapore 759130
Greentree Montessori Children Cottage – 26 Jalan Shaer, Singapore 769372
PhoneGreentree Montessori Children Hub – 6756 4382
Greentree Montessori Children Cottage – 6970 5320
Operating HoursMon to Fri – 7am to 7pm
Sat – 9am to 1pm
Sun – Closed

Greentree Montessori was established in 1990 in Singapore with a mission to fulfill each child’s only childhood.

Greentree’s schools serve children from 2 months to 6 years of age. Besides preschool and childcare services, Greentree Montessori also conducts frequent events and classes tailored for children, the whole family, adults and professional educators.

As a community for those who value life and have a goal of allowing children to be themselves, Greentree Montessori actively reaches out to both children and adults; providing and designing meaningful and enjoyable experiences for everyone. 

Greentree Montessori supports a mindful approach to education, parenting and human development by adopting the Montessori Method, the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach, the Pikler approach, and a natural environment.

Key Differentiators

  • Adopts the Montessori methodology fully for preschool programs
  • Adopts the Pikler and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach for its infant care programs
  • Natural environment and Singapore’s only outdoor classroom.

Client Testimonial

My daughter is 3 and joined the school since 2. The teachers are caring and patient. The school uses montessori based materials as part of their curriculumn that helps with children’s fine motor skills and aids learning, seen great improvements in my daughter’s developments. They also teach Phonics and basic math foundation concept, sensory materials, trinomial cubes etc. Environment is great for kids too! Lots of trees and plants


6. Emile Preschool Singapore

Emile Preschool - Preschool Singapore
Emile Preschool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Emile Preschool)
Key ServicesAn ECDA licensed childcare centre to provide care and education for children from 1.5 to 6 year old.
Highlights1) Research-proven Practices
2) Organic & Healthy Meals
3) Multiple Giftedness & Intelligence
4) A Safe and Conducive Environment
Address12 New Industrial Roal #01-02/03, #03-01 Singapore 536202
Phone6584 3668
Operating Hours7am – 7pm on Weekdays (except Public Holidays)

Emile Preschool is an award winning effective bilingual preschool in Singapore which is founded by NUS and former NTU professors. They are dedicated to using the most trustworthy research-proven discoveries and learning materials from the US, UK, Japan and Germany to foster children’s wide spectra of intelligence and giftedness. Their mission is to provide high quality childhood programmes that are anchored on research findings and international best practices.

Key Differentiators

  1. This preschool has been awarded as the Winner of the Best Research-based Effective Learning Programme, conferred by Young Parents Singapore. They are also listed as (a) top 10 best preschools in Singapore by the Knowledge Review Magazine, (b) one of the 16 spoil-market preschools by The Smart Local, and (c) one of the best preschools in Singapore by
  2. Emile Preschool provides various well-balanced meals approved by a professional nutritionist Dr. Robert Lin, who is specialized in Food Science, for the children to thrive and grow. They provide (a) selections of organic vegetables, (b) chemical-growth free organic poultry, and (c) high-quality fish which are cooked by their food hygiene and safety-certified cook inside the school.
  3. Research-proven Curriculum and Pedagogy: The founders are university professors who use research findings in the areas of neuroscience, psychology, and education to create the state-of-the-art preschool curriculum that fosters children’s abilities in thinking, problem-solving, acquisition of knowledge, and building a strong motivation for learning in the preschool stage. There is also a big stage inside Emile Preschool for speech, drama as well as the Emile Music Program.

Client Testimonial

Our kids go to Emile and it has been a great journey! Love all the book and high-quality toys and teaching tools. Teachers are encouraged to co-create with the children and learn together through experiments. The stem programme is quite strong and the kids love it.

Mengmeng CUI (Google Reviews)

7. Josiah Montessori

Josiah Montessori - Preschool Singapore
Josiah Montessori – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Josiah Montessori)
Key ServicesChildcare and infant care services for children aged 2 months to 6 years old with 5 locations island-wide.
AddressJosiah Aperia (Infant and Childcare Centre)
12 Kallang Ave, #03-37 Aperia, Singapore 339511
Tel: (+65) 6702-2177 (infant care) and (+65) 6702-3902 (childcare centre)

Josiah Changi (Infant and Childcare Centre)
1 Changi Business Park Crescent, #01-05/05A/06, Plaza8@CBP, Singapore 486025
Tel: (+65) 66341780

Josiah Suntec (Infant and Childcare Centre)
3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-618 to 620 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tel: (+65) 6336 6906

Josiah Raffles Place (Infant and Childcare Centre)
14 Robinson Road, #05-01 Far East Finance Building, Singapore 048545
Tel: (+65) 6221-8638

Josiah Tampines (Kindergarten)
5 Tampines Street 32, #02-01 Tampines Mart, Singapore 529284
Tel: (+65) 6260 1312
Operating Hours7am – 7pm

Josiah Montessori is one of the BEST preschools in Singapore. Their hallmark programme, The Josiah Way, features Montessori-based learning and their very own Musical Arts Program which is 100% crafted in house. This combination of the balanced and holistic curriculum is highly effective to achieve academic excellence and creative development. Children learn a wonderful blend of Practical Life Skills, Academic subjects, Dance, Singing, Classical Western Music appreciation, Speech & Drama and Art. They offer services for young children aged 2 months to 6 years old. Available at 5 locations all over Singapore—Suntec, Raffles Place, Tampines, Kallang and Changi.

Key Differentiators

  1. They provide a world-class curriculum, which combines the Montessori methodology with their Musical Arts Program. This is called the Josiah Way. 
  2. Customised care and services for our children.
  3. Safe and aesthetically pleasing learning environment for learning to take place.

Client Testimonial

When we had Joshua, we knew we needed infant care near our workplace so that we could easily be available to pick him up. Josiah was the clear choice for us as we preferred a Montessori – style environment and a low teacher-infant ratio. In addition, we had received positive feedback from our friends who had also entrusted their children with Josiah. 

In a blink of an eye, Joshua is now in K2 and Josiah has become his home away from home. The teachers and staff are very dedicated and had been able to give extra guidance to Joshua in areas he needed more help in, and in areas where he could go further, the teachers have also encouraged him to do so. The dedicated learning support program in the preschool is also very well-rounded, which we greatly appreciate as we wanted Joshua to start off with more focus on physical, social and emotional development. We also appreciate that Josiah’s academic program also encourages the children to be independent, rather than having homework where they will inadvertently rely on us parents to complete.

From a shy boy that Joshua was, we were very surprised that he managed to go through all the rehearsals and filming for the graduation and instead he became very excited to be performing. Thank you, Josiah and the teachers for the guidance, patience and care for Joshua, and we can see that he has come a long way.

Alvin & Christina (Parents of Joshua)

8. Little Paddington Preschool Singapore

Little Paddington Preschool - Preschool Singapore
Little Paddington Preschool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Little Paddington Preschool)
Key ServicesPreschool and Childcare services. Some centres have Infant Care as well.
AddressBartley Campus
7 Playfair Road Singapore 367984
Tel: 97708412
East Coast Campus
26A Jalan Ulu Siglap Road Singapore 457184
Tel: 64980530  /  HP : 97366907

Tanglin Road Campus
314 Tanglin Road, #01-17 Phoenix Park, Singapore 247977 
Tel: 6732 2290  /  HP : 9720 7679 

Bukit Timah Campus
236 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287985
HP : 9649 5801

Kovan Campus
4 Jalan Tani, Singapore 548542
Tel: 6280 3007 /  HP : 9772 6255
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday, 7am – 7pm (They also offer half-day options.)

Little Paddington Preschool has created engaging learning spaces for children to discover their love for learning and most importantly where they feel safe, secure and nurtured. They have become the leading preschool in Singapore due to its Award Winning Curriculum that focuses on ‘Holistic child-led experiential learning’. It is an approach that pivots upon highlighting each child’s strengths.

With a balanced focus on well-being, social and emotional development as well as core values, Little Paddington Preschool’s curriculum sparks curiosity, exploration and creativity. It is designed to encourage children to be forward-thinking and innovative. The preschool in Singapore also focuses on hands-on project work and reflection. They provide integrated learning experiences where children feel valued, confident and independent. Where appropriate, cross-curricular links are made to ensure the learning is meaningful and relevant.

Through the limitless possibilities, their programmes offer a depth of learning across diverse areas including languages, creative arts, numeracy, appreciation of different countries and cultures, science and technology, motor skills and physical development.  

Key Differentiators

  1. Spacious Outdoors: An enchanting lush green outdoor play setting sparking curiosity, discovery and adventure. Children engage with experiences in our outdoor playgrounds, water play areas, sandpits, petting zoo, herb garden and more. 
  2. Specialist Ateliers: Our specialist ateliers for music, art, cooking, science and united nations, are where children go on a journey of fun project-based learning, discoveries, and exploration. 
  3. Mandarin Immersion Programme: We offer a Mandarin immersion programme, across all levels. Our Mandarin teachers communicate with children in Mandarin fun and interactive activities to support children’s understanding of the Chinese language, culture and values
  4. Nutritious Meal prepared In-House: At Little Paddington, our in-house chef prepares fresh and well-balanced food for children every day. Not only is it nutritional, but also tasty food that children actually enjoy eating!

 Client Testimonial

We love little Paddington, it’s really the perfect school for Lily. The teachers and staff are kind and caring, treating each child as an individual and giving them specifically what they need to thrive and learn. The school is also extremely diverse with a fantastic mix of local and international children. The bilingual element is also a major advantage. Lily is very happy at school.

Helen, Lily’s Mother – Giant Panda 2 (K2) 

9. Alphabet Playhouse

Alphabet Playhouse - Preschool Singapore
Alphabet Playhouse – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Alphabet Playhouse)
Key Service(s)Preschool / Childcare
AddressAlphabet Playhouse @ Somerset
16 Dublin Road
Singapore 239805

Alphabet Playhouse @ East Coast
440A Upper East Coast Road
Singapore 466497
Contact Details (Phone)6653 5618
Contact Details (Email)
Operating HoursMondays – Fridays, 7 am to 7 pm
Saturdays, 7 am to 2 pm

Embark on An Amazing Growth Journey at Alphabet Playhouse! A trusted premium preschool with over 25 years of experience, Alphabet Playhouse seeks to uncover every child’s potential through the cultivation of a “Growth Mindset”. Aided by its unique World AdventurerTM bilingual integrated programme, children learn to explore the world around them in a multi-disciplinary manner across various themes, projects and stories, alongside numerous signature programmes that incorporate sports, music, and creative arts. 

 With their top-of-the-line facilities, Alphabet Playhouse ensures top-notch education that cultivates a curious thinker, a resilient champion and a caring citizen.

Key Differentiators

  1. Over 25 years of experience in the preschool sector
  2. Core pedagogy based on a popular concept by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck called the Growth Mindset
  3. Over 190 hours of extensive training for our preschool educators via our RosetteTM Teacher Growth Model

Client Testimonial

Besides a solid curriculum, the school’s playground is well-equipped, with a sandbox and water play area. It looked to us like a well-balanced school where our children could grow both physically and mentally. Another reason we chose Alphabet as a preschool is for its cultural diversity; students come from not just Singapore but all over the world as well. We felt that it’s a good environment for our children to make friends of various nationalities and learn more about their cultures. 

The teachers are very kind and respond promptly and flexibly to the children’s wants and needs. Thanks to that, our children look forward to going to school every day. The teachers are cheerful and positive; overall, it’s a lively school. If there’s a problem between children, they’ll notify us immediately. We’re really grateful for that.

Our children are taught English and Chinese songs and often perform them at home. The curriculum also offers them a chance to challenge themselves through various activities – everything from soccer to baton twirling. This allows them to train their dexterity and enjoy trying new things. Japanese students can also attend Japanese lessons, learning about seasonal events and traditional customs through songs and picture books. It’s good that they get to learn about their country, and experiencing it with their friends also makes it special and enjoyable.

Koji and Yuko Yamamoto, Parents of Anne and Ryosei

10. Swallows and Amazons

Swallows & Amazons - Preschool Singapore
Swallows & Amazons – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Swallows & Amazons)
Key ServicesKindergarten and Preschool in Singapore
AddressThe Grandstand, South Carpark, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Phone6762 8158
Operating HoursMonday to Friday, 7.30 am – 4 pm

Swallows and Amazons™ Kindergarten is an early childhood education centre located under a canopy of trees. It puts the EQ (emotional quotient) into IQ (intelligence quotient) with 16,000 square feet of exploration and discovery space. They believe that educating children is not just about getting ready for Primary School (IQ). It is about curiosity, exploration, self-esteem and care for others – the EQ.

The preschool in Singapore also believes in creating a classroom environment for preschool children, that gives the children regular success experiences. In turn, this keeps up their morale, enthusiasm and attention span for learning. Luckily for children ‘play’ is not just the best way, it is essential for children to develop high-level social strategies as well as physical and mental skills. At Swallows and Amazons™, education is fun which promotes the love of learning so work becomes child’s play!

Key Differentiators

1. Swallows and Amazons have a high teacher to student ratio. The industry norm is fifteen students to one teacher and in the Ministry of Education (MOE) guidelines, it is one teacher to twenty-five children. This preschool beats the standards with:

(a) a ratio of 1:5 for the pre-nursery aged children (18 months to 2 years old)

(b) 1: 6 for nursery children (aged 3 to 4 years old) and

(c) 1:8 for the kindergarten children (5 to 6-year-olds).

These teacher-to-child ratios allow us to treat each child as an individual and create Individual Learning Plans to suit their skills and needs.

2. In developing the pedagogy at Swallows and Amazons, they looked at it from the parents’ perspective as well as from an educator’s viewpoint. They are an inclusive preschool that reinforces old fashioned values of respect or your elders and each other, as well as good manners. Children have fun exploring and practising new things but they also have fun tidying up afterwards and clearing their lunch plates away too!

3. Offering an early childhood education that focuses on the children’s EQ and their multiple intelligences (in other words, different children learn in different ways). EQ describes an ability, capacity, or skill to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one’s self, of others, and of groups. In other words, it is the ability to be able to understand the intentions, motivations and desires of other people as well as oneself.

11. Jurong Calvary Kindergarten

Jurong Calvary Kindergarten - Preschool Singapore
Jurong Calvary Kindergarten – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Jurong Calvary Kindergarten)
Key ServicesKindergarten Programme
Address1 Tao Ching Road
Phone6265 6193
Operating Hours8.15am – 2.30pm

Jurong Calvary Kindergarten was established in 1973 as an outreach of Calvary-Bible Presbyterian Church. They offer Pre-Nursery, Nursery, K1 and K2 programmes for children that are three to six years old. ​At JCK, they strive to develop the WHOLE child. The kindergarten aims to stretch every child to achieve their potential physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and spiritually, with an emphasis on life skills and readiness for future learning.

Key Differentiators

  1. Their programme provides a rigorous academic curriculum that gives children a firm foundation that prepares them for lifelong learning. It is balanced by opportunities for child-led learning where traits of independence and confidence, and a love for learning are nurtured.
  2. They recognise the importance of character building at this early stage and believe that whole child development is complete when good values and strength of character are nurtured through holistic development.

Client Testimonial

After graduating from JCK, Ethan has grown interested in Math and Science. He loves reading and he likes reading Young Scientists magazine. From Primary 1, his Math got top marks, including his Chinese (as JCK has a high standard in Chinese Education). And by the time he goes to Primary 3, he tops the school Science and is ranked top 3 in class. Thank you for nurturing Ethan who loves to discover things, finds interest in Math and Science. 

The leadership and management in self-discipline taught in JCK make him a role leader in class e.g. class monitor, line monitor. Moreover, he is able to debate, give good suggestions and do presentations with confidence in school.

A comprehensive early childhood education allows them to advance more on social life and learning in primary school. I strongly support JCK in the love and passion of teaching the little ones.

Mummy of Ethan Lok

12. Brighton Montessori

Brighton Montessori - Preschool Singapore
Brighton Montessori – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Brighton Montessori)
Key ServicesPersonalized Learning Environment
Phone6588 3883
Operating Hours7am – 7pm

If you want your kid to learn independently, Brighton Montessori could be one of the best preschools in Singapore.

Brighton Montessori is a Singapore preschool that emphasizes on the uniqueness of each student and gives a hands-on approach with an expanded curriculum that includes pre-nursery, nursery, and kindergarten. To ensure quality education, Brighton Montessori creates a nurturing environment by making it a point to not have too many in each class to ensure that every child receives adequate guidance and attention.

Subjects in the Brighton Montessori preschool curriculum include fundamental and essential concepts. Rather than following a strict timetable, the school’s learning environment focuses on keeping up with each student’s pace instead.

Key Differentiators

  1. Holistic development
  2. Sensory exercises
  3. Practical life lessons

Client Testimonial

I had this teacher called 吴老师,she was amazing . I am now in higher Chinese and I am very thankful to Brighton for giving me a good Chinese base!

Rhodium 29, former student

13. White Lodge International Preschools & Childcare

White Lodge International Preschools & Childcare - Preschool Singapore
White Lodge International Preschools & Childcare – Preschool Singapore (Credit: White Lodge International Preschools & Childcare)
Key ServicesCurriculum covers wide range of subjects
Phone6255 4230
Operating Hours8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

White Lodge International Preschools & Childcare is a learning haven -one of the most highly regarded preschools in Singapore among foreign parents who have just relocated to the nation.

This international preschool is committed to strengthening the bond between children, parents, and teachers through cooperative activities. The dedicated teachers have years of expertise in teaching, ensuring quality education that encompasses both moral and academic lessons.

White Lodge International Preschool is the top Singapore international preschool for parents who want their child to be well-rounded and learn from a community environment.

Key Differentiators

  1. Highly regarded international preschool
  2. Annual concerts and celebrations

14. Rain Trees International Kindergarten

Rain Trees International Kindergarten - Preschool Singapore
Rain Trees International Kindergarten – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Rain Trees International Kindergarten)
Key ServicesCurriculum covers essential learning areas
Address60 Kheam Hock Rd, Singapore 298824
Phone6474 6181
Operating Hours8.30am – 3.30pm (Monday – Friday)

Rain Trees International Kindergarten is one of the finest preschools in Singapore, creating a nurturing environment that encourages young children to explore, have fun, and be kind to one another.

These goals have become a roadmap for the school in creating an education centered on communication, language skills, and literacy development, as well as creative growth and other important learning areas.

Parents are also encouraged to take part in various learning activities with their children!

Key Differentiators

  1. Curriculum focuses on personal, social and emotional development
  2. Critical thinking skills such as problem solving and reasoning
  3. Physical education for physical development

Client Testimonial

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.

Tine Jensen

15. MindChamps Preschool

MindChamps Preschool - Preschool Singapore
MindChamps Preschool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: MindChamps Preschool)
Key ServicesCurriculum covers essential learning areas
AddressHQ: 6 Raffles Blvd, #04-100 Marina Square Singapore 039594
Phone6828 2688
Operating Hours8am – 9pm (Monday – Friday)
8am – 7.30pm (Saturday – Sunday)

The most recognized preschool in Singapore is MindChamps. The main cause for this is the school’s innovative learning environments which adjusts curriculums to meet the demands of each generation.

The curriculum specialists at MindChamps PreSchool create their preschool curriculum based on research and development in the four domains of Education, Neuroscience, Psychology and Theatre.

The experienced and passionate educators at MindChamps PreSchool also go undergo a 200-hour training session on how to use the school’s unique learning methods to create a learning haven for early childhood education.

The preschool also provides a nurturing environment for students to explore creative developent through fun activities on the weekend such as singing, acting and writing.

Key Differentiators

  1. Holistic development through core programmes and enrichment modules
  2. Inquiry based curriculum approach to get young learners interested and encouraged to ask questions
  3. S.M.I.L.E.S. elements integrated into school life

Client Testimonial

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.

Tine Jensen

16. Blue House International

Blue House International - Preschool Singapore
Blue House International – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Blue House International)
Key ServicesTraditional Preschool Programme
Address2 Turf Club Road Singapore 287988
Phone6734 0824
Operating Hours8.30am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

Blue House International is an international preschool in Singapore offers a preschool programme that adopts a traditional approach and technique in its teaching.

This global preschool believes that children should be given the opportunity to experience their curiosity and learn at the same time. Traditional teaching techniques, which may be a source of discovering their complete and whole potential, even in early childhood, are employed in the school’s holistic curriculum.

As Blue House International Preschool emphasises freedom of speech, children learn to express themselves and share their thoughts and feelings. This will encourage young learners to see a more positive, respectful, and confident world.

The Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier is the school’s most distinctive feature, where children aged 6 to 36 months may participate in classes to enhance their sensory abilities.

Key Differentiators

  1. Fun learning environment
  2. Playgroups for children to learn through play
  3. Feedback and reports on child’s learning journey

Client Testimonial

The school is surrounded by very nice natural environment. Walking to school — and picking up leaves of different shapes and colors and watching dogs, chickens, and horses — is already a great educational experience. Then, inside the school, learning activities are collectively initiated by children and driven by their own interests with the support of caring, observant, and reflective teachers. A sandpit right next to the classroom is also a treasure, for children can regularly experience what it feels like to be grounded to the earth and use the sandpit for learning sensory, motor, social, and many other skills together. Two thumbs up 🙂

Hiro Saito

17. Early Years Montessori

Early Years Montessori - Preschool Singapore
Early Years Montessori – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Early Years Montessori)
Key ServicesScientific, inclusive teaching approach
Address16 Sunset Drive, S 597475
Phone6469 1572
Operating Hours8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s scientific approach to educating children, Early Years Montessori is a preschool in Singapore that believes in nurturing respect, love, independence, and a keen interest in learning among young children.

The bilingual preschool provides children the opportunity to develop a global perspective in their bilingual immersion core curriculum and multicultural environment. Young children learn an early awareness of cultural interdependence at Early Years Montessori, allowing them to have an integrated understanding of their place in the world.

Key Differentiators

  1. Comprehensive curriculum based on the Montessori method
  2. Inclusive preschool
  3. Fun bilingual learning experience

Client Testimonial

Both my kids went to Early Years Montessori (EYM), and I credit a large part of their self-reliance, curiosity about the world, fearlessness, love for nature and respect for others around them to their education at this gem of a preschool. To me, EYM stands out among local preschools, with its emphasis on hands-on learning, character building and interaction with nature. We all loved how intimate and personal it was, how absolutely lovely the garden, so full of plants, fish, art projects and life, how caring the teachers, always encouraging of the children.


18. Australian International School

Australian International School - Preschool Singapore
Australian International School – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Australian International School)
Key ServicesAustralian curriculum-based global education for students from the age of 2 months to 18 years
Address1 Lorong Chuan
Phone6883 8127

The Australian International School in Singapore is the only southern-hemisphere international school that provides a curriculum-based global education from two months to 18 years old. The aim of the Australian International School is for it to become known across the world as an institution that exemplifies educational excellence in every area of its operation. Their school philosophy entails them wholeheartedly embracing a comprehensive, rounded education that values the arts and sports as well as academics. They are equally dedicated to teaching our pupils how to be reflective and caring.

Key Differentiators

  1. play-based curriculum
  2. child-centred approach
  3. the PE department is incredible

Client Testimonial

Went to check out AIS preschool, the largest preschool Singapore. Building and facilities are very new. Lots of facilities for the kid if the parents are alright with the higher than average school fees

19. Camberly Preschool

Camberly Preschool - Preschool Singapore
Camberly Preschool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Camberly Preschool)
Key Servicesinquiry-based preschool
WebsiteCamberly Preschool – Preschools Singapore
AddressBalmoral: (+65) 6235 7555 / 8805 4876
Kovan:      (+65) 6383 5025 / 8806 4598
Loyang:    (+65) 6387 7555 / 8854 1677
PhoneBalmoral: (+65) 6235 7555 / 8805 4876
Kovan:      (+65) 6383 5025 / 8806 4598
Loyang:    (+65) 6387 7555 / 8854 1677

Camberley Pre-School was established in 2011, and it provides inquiry-based preschool combined with Chinese cultural immersion for children aged 18 months to 6 years old in Singapore. Their objective is to offer your kid exciting and educational experiences that he/she looks forward to every day, as well as a secure haven in which they can thrive. And for parents, the assurance of knowing their child is in excellent hands comes with each day. Every day provides an intriguing journey, and they ensure that every youngster gets a chance to enjoy.

Key Differentiators

  1. inquiry-based preschool combined with Chinese cultural immersion
  2. strong home-school partnership

Client Testimonial

After enrolling my child to Camberley Pre-School Balmoral, we observed that he is more driven in his academic performance, more aware of how he fares among his peers and applying effort to do well in his study. We are happy to see his transformation over the short span of time and learn lots of new things which he did not get to pick up from the previous pre-school. Thanks to the supportive and encouraging staff members. Do continue to inspire and leverage every student potential!

20. Canadian International School

 Canadian International School - Preschool Singapore
Canadian International School – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Canadian International School)
Key ServicesKindergarten, primary and secondary school
AddressLakeside Campus 7 Jurong West Street 41
Singapore 649414 and Tanjong Katong Campus, 371 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437128
Phone+65 6467 1732 / +65 6345 1573

Their curriculum is meant to inspire, encourage, and help their youngest learners (2 to 5 years old) discover who they are. Their curriculum takes the best courses from across the world and is implemented within the Primary Years Programme framework, which reflects their global environment.

Key Differentiators

  1. An international curriculum
  2. Communication and parent participation

Client Testimonial

Great school, fantastic facilities, welcoming atmosphere.

21. My First Skool

My First Skool - Preschool Singapore
My First Skool – Preschool Singapore (Credit: My First Skool)
Key ServicesQuality teachers, holistic and affordable infant care and childcare services
Address146 locations islandwide
Phone6509 7887
Operating Hours7am – 7pm (Monday – Friday)
7am – 2pm (Saturday)

At NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool, teachers create genuine connections with children so that every child is actively engaged in the quality and holistic curriculum offered. 

Lessons are specially curated to promote play, exploration and applied learning. Through such experiential learning, your child will develop creative thinking skills and social confidence, which are essential traits they will need for the future!

Not to mention, there are over 140 My First Skool locations islandwide. If accessibility and affordable quality education are your top considerations, My First Skool is the best preschool Singapore for you. 

Key Differentiators

  1. Teachers focus on building close and trusting relationships with children. Such interactions can help to improve your child’s focus and engagement in learning. 
  2. 100% of My First Skool centres are awarded the SPARK Certification – an assurance of quality by ECDA.
  3. Strong partnerships and engagement between parents and teachers of My First Skool, creating a positive learning environment and preschool experience!

Client Testimonial

It comforts me to know that the teachers at My First Skool are passionate about their work and teach the children more than just knowledge and experiences to help prepare them for primary school. These role models have also taught Nykki (5 years old) about social responsibility and respect for others in the community through various activities and field trips.

Dawn Sim, Mother of Nykki.

22. Little-Skool House

Little-Skool House - Preschool Singapore
Little-Skool House – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Little-Skool House)
Key ServicesPreschool
Address20 locations islandwide 
Phone6509 7880
Operating Hours7am – 7pm (Monday – Friday)
7am – 2pm (Saturday)

With 27 years of heritage, Little Skool-House’s highly effective curriculum develops children holistically and is focused on enabling children to have high bilingual proficiency without the need for rote memorisation. Their distinctive bilingual programme includes:

  • the Chinese theatre pedagogy where children plan and execute a play in Mandarin,
  • the ‘Builders & Innovation’ project which instils critical thinking and problem-solving in Science and Math, 
  •  a structured reading and journal writing programme.

As a result, 93% of Little Skool-House children were assessed to be highly proficient in both English and Mandarin by the end of K2 as found in an NTU survey!

Key Differentiators

  1. Their proven bilingual curriculum has resulted in 93% of our children achieving High Proficiency in both English and Mandarin
  2. Their award-winning teachers have received Ministry of Education and ECDA awards consecutively for the past 10 years
  3. They are the chosen preschool for some of Singapore’s most prestigious institutions to provide preschool education for their own personnel and children.

Client Testimonial

Anya represented her class and won first prize at Primary One level. All this would not have been possible without a solid foundation created at The Little Skool-House.

Parents of Anya Wong, Age 8

23. Coco-Ro Learning House

Coco-Ro Learning House - Preschool Singapore
Coco-Ro Learning House – Preschool Singapore (Credit: Coco-Ro Learning House)
Key ServicesKindergarten
Address#01-01/02 Devonshire Building, 20 Devonshire Rd, Singapore 239850
Phone6736 1815
Operating Hours9am – 3pm (Extend childcare: 5pm)

Coco-Ro Learning House was established in 2012. Their education policy is “Kids First’ which is based on the Japanese culture and behavior practices that include respect and politeness. They strongly believe the early child education they provide will be the strong foundation of each child’s long coming life which should be full of happiness and strength.

They provide the best quality of Art and Sports lessons which are run by the specialists from those areas. (Instructors are from Gymnastic, Football and Art schools). Besides those activities, kids’ initiative through “creative play time” on a daily basis leads them to building strong “Socio-Emotional, Health and Wellbeing”. They provide a safe and stable environment for children to build their life by their own ways.
This education policy of their derives from Japan and they currently run more than 230 kindergartens and nursery schools all over Japan, while still expanding.

Key Differentiators

  1. Art and Sports lessons are run by professionals and specialists. Activities are well-planned as they provide different content based on children’s age groups. In some lessons, children create their artworks individually. In another significant aspect, children produce an artwork together such as group projects like “Performance Day backdrop”. Such art projects require a huge size area for children’s collaboration which is not possible to be done at home. Children can develop the dynamics of group work while exercising their creativity and imagination.
  2. Coco-Ro Learning House’s foundational philosophy is from Japan. Children can learn to respect each other, verbalize polite greetings in beautiful manners. Children observe and learn such communications from teachers in school, and also between parents and teachers. They communicate closely with parents by writing notes about children’s daily life in school.
  3. They also inculcate the Japanese dining values and etiquette, emphasizing on the “What and How” to eat during mealtimes so as to educate children on having a healthy body and mind. They provide nutritionally-balanced Japanese style school lunches everyday which is catered from Japanese restaurants. Lunch time appreciation is also a very important value for children to learn such as showing politeness to the people who cook, prepare and clean up after lunchtime is over.

Preschool Singapore

Preschools in Singapore are a place where children can explore and learn through play, exploration, and socialisation. There are many preschools in Singapore for parents looking to enrol their child in preschool education–from preschools that follow the Montessori method, preschools that offer infant care, to preschools that offer primary school ready curriculum to help them prepare for primary school students life.

The early years foundation stage is normally the most important stage in your child’s learning journey for them to critical thinking, cognitive, and social skills. Given knowledge of the amazing preschools in Singapore, will you be sending your child to one?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about preschools in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best Preschools in Singapore below:

What are the best preschools in Singapore?

The best preschools in Singapore include ELFA Chinese Preschool, Dover Court International School, Early Learning Village, Dulwich College Kindergarten School, One World International School, and Raffles Kidz International.

What is the role of the Early Childhood Development Agency in Singapore’s preschools?

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in Singapore is the governing body that sets the guidelines for quality preschool education. They ensure that children receive comprehensive early education, which is vital for their holistic development. ECDA works closely with local early childhood specialists to maintain high standards in preschools and kindergartens across the country.

How do the best preschools and kindergartens in Singapore develop fundamental motor skills in children?

The top preschools and kindergartens in Singapore incorporate various physical activities into their curriculum to develop fundamental motor skills in children. These activities may include games, dance, sports, and outdoor play, which encourage children to run, jump, throw, catch, and balance, thereby enhancing their motor skills.

How do preschools in Singapore prepare children for primary school readiness?

Preschools in Singapore, especially those awarded as Singapore preschool brand, focus on equipping children with practical life skills, academic knowledge, and socio-emotional abilities needed for primary school. They adopt a balanced approach that combines play-based learning with structured lessons to ensure children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey.

What makes a preschool or kindergarten in Singapore ‘the best’?

The top preschools and kindergartens in Singapore like One World International School and Early Learning Village are recognized for their quality preschool education, nurturing environment, and emphasis on early childhood development. They engage children in various learning experiences that stimulate their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Additionally, these preschools have qualified and dedicated teachers who are passionate about early childhood education.

Which awarded Singapore preschool brands should parents consider?

Footprints Preschool is an awarded Singapore preschool brand known for its innovative and child-centric teaching methodology. They offer a conducive learning environment that encourages children to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace.

How do the best preschools and kindergartens in Singapore instill essential life skills in children?

The best preschools and kindergartens in Singapore incorporate activities that promote problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and self-management into their curriculum. These experiences enable children to develop essential life skills that will benefit them beyond the classroom.

Are there many kindergartens in Singapore?

Yes, there are numerous kindergartens in Singapore, each offering a unique approach to early childhood education. Parents can choose from different curriculums and learning environments to find a kindergarten that best suits their child’s needs.

Who are the local early childhood specialists involved in Singapore’s preschool education?

Local early childhood specialists in Singapore include trained educators, curriculum developers, child psychologists, and therapists. They work together to ensure that the preschool curriculum is developmentally appropriate and beneficial for children’s holistic growth.

How does Footprints Preschool encourage children in their learning journey?

Footprints Preschool encourages children by providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where they can explore and learn freely. The school believes in the power of play and incorporates it into their curriculum to make learning fun and engaging. They also provide individual attention to each child, promoting their unique strengths and interests.

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