Looking for a kindergarten or child care close to work? Here's a one-stop guide to kindergartens around the Central Business District!
Work in the city and need to put your child in in full day childcare? Fear not, we’ve compiled a list for you to choose from! All located in the Central Business District are to make your lives easier. You will rest assured knowing that your precious babes are well taken care of and just a stone’s throw away!
Learning Vision @ Cecil caters to different children of age groups, from infants to 6 year-olds. We like the fact that the teachers work closely with parents to monitor each child’s progress.
It’s conveniently located in the middle of the CBD, allowing parents to sneak a peek at their kids during lunch hour or tea breaks! Learning Vision’s programmes treat and develop each child as a unique individual with a curious mind.
Address: 101 Cecil Street
Tong Eng Building #01-02
Contact: 6781 0888
The centre offers a range of programmes, from full-day to half-day and a flexi-hour pre-school range for children aged from 18 months to 6 years. Not to mention infant care for babies from 2-17 months of age!
We love that the children are divided according to their age groups to ensure that their specific learning and playing needs are catered to.
Little Skool-House focuses on Singapore’s heritage through tours and field trips to help your tot develop an appreciation for culture at an early age!
As a bonus, they stay open till 8pm on weekdays, giving you the time you need to head over after work.
Opening: 7.00am-8.00pm on weekdays
Address: 65 Chulia Street
OCBC Centre West Wing
Contact: 6236 0159
Sunflower Kiddy House offers childcare for toddlers of 18 months to children of 6 years old. We enjoy their small student-teacher ratio that guarantees specialised care for your child! Older children are located on higher floors removing the obstacle of stairs for younger children.
They employ Multiple Intelligence Theory (MIT) and Development Appropriate Practices (DAP) in lessons and games that promote a well-rounded educational experience.
Opening: 7.30am-7.30pm on weekdays
7.30am-2.00pm on weekends
Address: 141 Cecil Stree
Tung Ann Association Building
Contact: 6225 5506
Modern Montessori International has 5 different groups for children spanning the age of 18 months to 6½ years. The centre provides both full and half-day care along with a kindergarten programme.
Lessons are focused around the 5 different sections: Practical life Lessons, Sensorial Education, Communication, Language and Literacy, Cultural Subjects, Mathematics and Creative Art / Imaginative Play. Each of which reflects a holistic approach to your child’s development. Classes are small, meaning that little ones are given the attention they deserve.
A small downside is that, they firmly believe in independent learning and parents are not allowed – this does however, prepare your child for primary school!
Opening: 7.00am-7.00pm on weekdays
7.00am-2.00pm on Saturdays
Address: 1D Cantonment Road
#03-37 Singapore 085401
The Brain-Based Schoolhouse provides care for children under the age of six, making use of the highly specialised Shichida Method™ to expand their brain capacity. This includes neuro-stimulation exercises and skill-based teaching which are designed to develop different parts of the brain.
We found the way they described their method, unfortunately, mildly mechanical and rigid. Terms such as ‘enhanced food’ to ‘physical setting’ made us feel like they were creating lab experiments as opposed to caring for children.
Opening: 7.00am to 7.00pm on weekdays
7.00am to 2.00pm on weekends
Address: 1 Tanjong Pagar Rd
#02 - 01
Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Kinderland Childcare a kindergarten programme suits children ranging between 2½ to 6 years of age. Curriculum areas are blended seamlessly to provide children with an overall enriching, education experience.
A well-researched, theme-based approach has had a positive impact on many a child’s early education. The centre also places emphasis on self-esteem and social skill building, which will come in handy as your child prepares for school.
On the downside, we feel that the overly structured and packed schedule may not allow for flexibility or free expression.
Opening: 8.00am to 5.30 pm on weekdays
Address: 14 Robinson Road
#05-01 Far East Finance Building
Contact: 6224 0510
Address: 7 Maxwell Road
#06-02MND Complex Annexe B
Contact: 6323 1138