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Expat parents with children too young to start primary school will find plenty of options for nursery schools in Singapore, including Montessori pre-schools. Some popular nurseries cost almost as much as regular school and can have long waiting lists, so be sure to enquire early.
Most schools allow parents to choose how many days of the week their child will attend, allow early drop-offs, provide lunches, or have optional afternoon programmes for working parents. Always check these specifics with individual schools.
Here are some recommended nursery schools in Singapore.
Nursery schools in Singapore
One World International School Early Childhood Programme
OWIS has two fantastic campuses in Singapore, both of which have Early Childhood sections for children from the ages of three to six. Following this, children can continue to primary and eventually secondary school on the same campus. The school's Early Years Programme is anchored by the English National Curriculum and fosters play-based learning. Read more
Ages: 3 to 6
Rain Trees Kindergarten
Rain Trees Kindergarten offers a safe, creative environment that aims to prepare children for admission to an international primary school. Read more
Ages: 1.5 to 6
Rosemount International School
Opened in 1999, Rosemount specialises in early childhood development and is one of the most respected schools for young children in Singapore. Read more
Ages: 2 to 7
Blue House International Preschool
Ages: 6 months to 6 years
Ages: 2 to 6
Ages: 1 to 6