Finding a preschool in Singapore (well, anywhere!) that ticks all of the boxes can be tough. With 16 centres across the island, we’ve got five solid reasons to check out this Singapore preschool group – Kinderland – plus a bonus recipe! Got your attention now? Read on!
#1 Kinderland preschools started with a musical mission
Kinderland was founded in 1978 with a mission to provide a program that had music at its core. Integrated curriculums that incorporate movement and music have been shown to enhance children’s language literacy. So far, Kinderland has stayed true to its founding philosophy – the children take music classes and learn keyboard, percussion, singing and rhythm. Sounds fun, right?
#2 Finding a preschool in Singapore where your child can become an all-rounder!
Besides the music-based program, Kinderland offers a range of classes for preschoolers; a bilingual programme teaching English and Chinese, literacy using IT and tech, KinderFit Cardio-Wellness and STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading and wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Maths). These help to develop children as a whole, exposing them to a variety of activities. This gives them a chance to land on a few things that they enjoy and love, which is important for building their confidence.
By the age of six when a Kinderland child graduates from their Singapore preschool, they will minimally be able to play an instrument, read, write and express their thoughts fluently. Just the start every kid needs!
#3 Kinderland has corporate partnerships (hint… you may be able to get a discount!)
Imagine finding a preschool in Singapore where pick-up and drop-off can be done at your place of work. That’s the dream, right? Kinderland provides preschool and also infant care services to several organisations by having centres located in the building where those offices are. Most of these centres in the workplace are open for enrolment to members of the public as well.
If there isn’t a centre available in your building, no worries! They also have a corporate tie-up programme with many companies, offering a preferential rate to the staff of these partners. Visit the website to find out more about these corporate partnerships and to get in touch with Kinderland about them.
#4 Kinderland is accredited as a Healthy Preschool!
What is a ‘Healthy Preschool’ anyway? Well, the Healthy Preschool Accreditation recognises pre-schools that tick the boxes of having comprehensive school health promotion practices for students, parents and staff. A Healthy Preschool passes these ABCs:
A: The preschool needs to be a supportive environment that provides healthy meals and actively promotes time for movement.
B: The school will help build positive habits for sustained health in kids.
C: The preschool educates and equips the staff and parents with the right information to promote these behaviours both in and outside the classroom.
#5 The menu has been designed by an in-house nutrition professional!
Every dish on the Kinderland menu is planned by a certified nutrition professional. The balanced menu provides everything that a growing preschooler needs to be active and to thrive. Kinderland believes that exercise and a nutritious diet is essential for a child’s physical development. It’s also important to tie in a balanced diet with exercise and positive habit-forming behaviour. The regular exercise and meal times also put children into the right headspace for learning; active and engaged.
The food is so good at Kinderland, we thought we’d give you sneak peek of what’s on offer! So, we’ve included one of the kid’s favourite recipes below. This one is an excellent source of vitamins E and C, while also packed with antioxidants, and rich in protein and important minerals such as zinc and selenium – all the goodies to keep young bodies nourished and healthy, and ready to learn and play!! (And who doesn’t love some avo and eggs on toast?)
Ingredients: wholemeal toast, avocado, egg, fresh baby spinach (serves one)
- Cook fresh baby spinach over medium heat in a frying pan, then set aside.
- Crack an egg into the same frying pan and cook over medium heat until fully cooked. Set aside.
- Mash the avocado with a fork and spread evenly on a piece of wholemeal toast.
- Top the avocado toast with spinach and egg.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
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