there is very limited choices... My son was with Julia Gabriel, due to distance and my 2nd pregnancy, we have decided to enrol him in neighbourhood playgroup. We are joining him into Apple Tree. I dun think there is a good playgroup. AppleTree is a daily one hour class. They do have website and think this week need to enrol liao. Better to call them up.
May I ask if you would mind sending your child to a home-based playgroup (say 4-rm flat) & the size is about max 5 kids for say an hr or 1.5hr? I'm actually trying to ask around for feedback as I'm keen to set up one since I love to interact with children
precioustots: i tink for those 2 hrs kind of programme, not much centre will have for 18 months.. if i am not wrong is 2 years and above only leh.. http://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/home/ChdCccLst.jsp
u look at tis 2 link then u search those for 12-24 hrs a week kind lor...
Currently my girl who is turning 18 months is in a infant care at Sengkang...
I'm staying ard Toa Payoh area. Actually am thinking of finding out whether mothers prefer playgroup to be home based or at a centre. For home based centres, usually max no. children allowed is 5, so it's more personalised care. But of course, some parents prefer a centre with structured curriculum etc & perhaps they might not feel 'safe' in a home based centre? It seems the ang mohs are more open to homebased style...perhaps because they have bigger place as well...so now I'm doing research with a friend at this stage
Hmm... I think I will rather choose a school based type. My thinking of playgroup is like Julia Gabriel's. Touch, sight, listen, self-interpret. I like school with spacious room and playground, don't like shopping centres or places too commercialized. So summarized, professional teachers. Cos I have good experiences with them.
Currently, my son is still with Julia Gabriel and hubby stopped me from enrolling to AppleTree, he don't like the neighbour schools so got to continue till 2008 to Chiltern House for Nursery 1.
Not too sure if you want to put your girl into tumbletots classes. They actually started a junior class for 18months to 2 and half i think. But the nearest is at Punggol Plaza, where my girl is in their Playgroup now. You can check out their website at www.tumbletots.com.sg and call in to look for Ita or Amy to find out more. =D
My boy is Jan 2006 boy also, so turning 2 soon. I originally planned to put him into childcare center. But my friends suggested to put him to playgroup at the beginning to slowly settle him down to structured learning life. So anyone can suggest any playgroup to me? I also stay near to SengKang, to be exact, near the Compass Point.
Btw, Grace, can you share with me some contacts you have called for those 1hr or 2 hr classes pls? Thank you!
Ya,but she is in RightStart I, which is their pre-nursery.. very nice teachers they have there in the centre, my gal is learning a lot.. i'm continuing to put her in for her nursery too.. Their walking to 2 programme is quite hot i heard.. heehee.. maybe will put my second daughter into the class when she is walking..
Which branch you put your daughter for the program, punggol? I'm staying in Sengkang area so wanna try the tumbletots in punggol plaza, I don't want to spend so much time in the travelling. Please enlighten and anyone enrol their kids in Punggol Plaza Tumbletots?
Sorry for the slow reply too.. coz my posts are all in October thread.. yep, she is in Punggol plaza branch.. okie for me.. travelling there takes me half an hour.. and back another half an hour.. thus i wait fro her till school ends.. =P can try putting your child in weekend class for tryout before committing though. For me, i think the environment is good and the teachers are good as well.. one of the teachers i like is coming back to Punggol. Had already enrolled my girl for next year nursery class already. U can always call in to check with them for more details.
HI. I'm in the process of forming a playgroup among SAHM with toddlers between 1.5 and 2+ of age. Currently my friend and I take turns to conduct a theme-based session on an ad-hoc basis as we are still looking for another 1 or 2 mother-child pairs to make this playgroup happen on a more regular basis. The session will consist of free play, songs/rhymes and some learning and craft based on the theme determined by the mummy in charge. So far, we have run a few sessions on the follwoing themes:
1) Farm Animals
3) Body Parts
We hope to find like-minded mums who are willing to prepare for the sessions on a rotational basis. In fact, after having attended some commercial playgroups, we feel that for children at this age, it is a waste of money to send them for paid playgroups for activities that we can easily conduct ourselves as long as we are willing to commit the time and effort to do the preparatory work. The process can actually be quite fun for the mummy too
As we both have an elder kid attending school, we can only hold the session between 11am and 12pm at either my house or her house near Bakau LRT.
Our next session is on 16 Oct, 11am to 12pm. Please PM me for further details if you are are keen.
Um.. i must be very far behind in this thread since it's dec 07 however just wanna find out if anyone interested to form a playgroup for sengkang mummies. my boy is 26mths old, feb 06 bb.. he's lonely at hm n wishes to join a playgroup.. too many HFMD cases at childcares so delaying his admission.. but small playgroup shld be alrite??
Hi there, weekday noons is fine as long as the place is accessible by LRT. I am at Anchorvale link site. After 4 would be better for us as my boy naps from 1-3 plus. I am ok to meet up the week after next (mon -weds), sat noons should also be fine. Catch you guys soon!
Fun can you send me a personal msg so we can contact each other with more details. Another mum may be joining us. Btw should we meet at a playground or something. We can open up my place the next time, rather messy this week!
I am thinking of organising a gardenia factory tour for the kids, it would sometime be in Sept (we need to book in advance). It would be free. I need to gather 30 pax before the tour can proceed. So msg me if you guys are keen.
Their teachers are professional and show genuine care for the children. They also bring in professionals to conduct speech and drama classes for the kids.
The first school that my boy went to was along Yio Chu Kang Road. Terrible! He was bitten by his classmate, who is also the teacher's son. But the school keep hiding the facts from us. I don't wish to name the school here, but be very careful if you do send your kids to any school along that road.
Do you think you can PM me the school's name? I'm staying at Seng Kang West and already short-listed one school along YCK road.
Little cottage - is it the one near Fernvale Primary and have a playgound just outside their facility? If that's that one, I don't really have good impression of it, as the caretakers always leave the children running around the playground while they sit there and talk.
The one near FV primary I think is called Smartie Cottage. I hv neighbours telling me dun enrol my child in Moriah schoolhouse cos they ever saw the teacher almost left behind a kid when they went out for outdoor activities. But I personally find the school better compared to smartie cottage (near FV primary). Initially I wanted to change my son to Moriah but becos of a 50% fee reduction offered by his current CC, I did not change him over. Moriah is very popular and seems like their style of teaching is quite good too.