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Best Baby And Toddler Playgroups In Singapore

2-Hour, 3-Hour, Weekend, And Parent Accompanied

Baby and infant playgroups in Singapore

If your little ones aren’t quite old enough for pre-school (Nursery 1 onwards), playgroups are the way to go! Most playgroups are catered for kids between 18 months to 3 years, but some have programs for those from 6 months. Little Steps has rounded up a list of the top playgroups around the island offering holistic, structured programs for babies and tots to hone their skills in preparation for the ‘serious’ stuff in pre-school!  In this guide you will find 2-hour, 3-hour, weekend, and parent-accompanied playgroup options for infants, babies, and toddlers too.

  • Riding Bikes SAIS Singapore

    STAMFORD AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - EARLY LEARNING VILLAGE *Serangoon

    Stamford American Early Learning Village welcomes children aged 2 months to 6 years. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, the learning spaces feature child-height windows and doors, six outdoor playgrounds and a covered swimming pool among other world-class facilities. Babies and toddlers aged 2 to 18 months enjoy an extra special level of care with the Infant Care Program under the supervision of the experienced Early Childhood carers and educators.

    Stamford’s unique curriculum is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Year’s Program (PYP). STEAMInn - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Innovation is integrated across the curriculum.  The Early Learning Village is just minutes away from the Elementary & Secondary Campus, and offers a first-class international program to all children of preschool age.

    Stamford American International School, Early Learning Village, 3 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554350, +65 6602 7247, admissions@sais.edu.sg, www.sais.edu.sg

  • White Lodge Phoenix Park Singapore

    WHITE LODGE PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    White Lodge’s Parent and Child Programme is for children aged 6 months to 2.5 years and is adapted to help children transition into preschool. Parents and their little ones are invited to learn and play together during Circle Time, Music and Movement, Art, Sensory and Outdoor Play. It is a great opportunity for young children to learn basic social skills and bond with parents. The playgroup sessions also help your child interact with other children in a learning environment. These sessions run across many of the White Lodge centres across Singapore, including an exciting forest school playgroup at Phoenix Park!

    White Lodge Playgroups,  www.whitelodge.com.sg/programmes/playgroup,+65 6255 4230, admin@whitelodge.edu.sg. Trial sessions are available.

     

  • Playtime At Swallows And Amazons

    SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS KINDERGARTEN

    Children at Swallows and Amazons will receive an early childhood education that promotes a love of learning, so work becomes child’s play! Students learn through purposeful play and the curriculum focuses on the comprehension and application of knowledge rather than the regurgitation of facts. It nurtures the Habits of the Mind approach, and promotes strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship through the 16 habits of the mind. These life skills include persistence; listening with empathy; managing impulsivity; striving for accuracy; questioning and posing problems; gathering data through all senses; creating, imagining, and innovating; responding with wonderment and awe; taking responsible risks; finding humour; thinking independently; and remaining open to continuous learning.

    Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten, The Grandstand, South Carpark, 200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994, +65  6768 8158, lessons@swallowsandamazons.com.sg, www.swallowsandamazons.com.sg

  • PAT'S SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    Pat's Schoolhouse is well-known for its programs available for pre-schoolers. Their curriculum is split into Infant Care (2 to 18 months), Toddler (Year your tot is 2 years) and Playgroup (Year your tot is 3 years). They mainly offer a full-day program, but a half-day option is also available. Their Infant Care program exposes children to learning through play by means of using manipulatives, tumbling activities and even an introduction to cookery. Based on a thematic approach, the Toddler program encouraged them to develop their fine and gross motor skills, language skills (through the use of Letterland materials) and math concepts through the introduction of colors, shapes and even rhymes. The Playgroup program builds upon the Toddler one and the focus is also on enhancing the learning of Mandarin through listening and comprehension activities, music, rhymes, and games.

    Pat's Schoolhouse,  www.patschoolhouse.com/programmes/overview

  • Reading Star Learners Singapore

    STAR LEARNERS CHILD CARE *Various Locations

    Star Learners' unique literature-based curriculum immerses every child in rich and exciting worlds, and opens up a world of opportunities for them to tackle concepts in multiple learning areas. Children aged 18 months to 6 years learn essential skills such as problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and communication. Under the ECDA partner operator scheme, Star Learners is the largest appointed partner and is committed to accessibility and developing a generation of young children with strength of character, confidence and creativity.

    Star Learners Child Care, 42 locations across Singapore, +65 6250 0173, info@starlearners.com.sg, www.starlearners.com.sg

  • INTEGRATED INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - LITTLE TYKES PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE

    Little Tykes offers wonderful classes for kids ages 18 months to 3.5 years from 8:30am to 12:30pm with flexible day options (2/3/5) and optional afternoon sessions from 12:30pm to 3pm. Here the students will enjoy their days learning through play whether it be in their bright, airy classroom or exploring their green outdoor space. Their motto is "Play Matters!” And they are inspired by Reggio Emilia learning. Their terrific teachers are qualified in Early Childhood Education and bring regional and global experience with them. They provide a 1:4 teacher-to-student ratio to ensure the little ones’ needs are always met. In addition, Little Tykes teach Chinese while taking a fun creative approach.

    Integrated International School, 41 Sunset Way, #01-01 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071, +65 6466-4475, admissions@iis.edu.sgwww.littletykes.sg

  • ETONHOUSE PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    EtonHouse is delighted to launch a playgroup that is rich in sensorial explorations for infants. Specially developed for children aged 9 to 22 months, the adult-accompanied playgroup offers a range of learning experiences within our beautiful and safe learning environment. The program focuses on four main areas; social, physical, sensorial, and musical. Through these collaborative learning experiences, children will strengthen their relationships with the primary caregivers and will develop a bond that will enhance their learning as they progress to the next stage of development.

    Stay & Play is available at EtonHouse Thomson, EtonHouse Claymore, EtonHouse Newton and EtonHouse Sentosa, www.etonhouse.com.sg/news/stayandplay/.  Click here for the Little Steps video on Eton House - prepare to be inspired!

  • BLUE HOUSE INFANT AND TODDLER ATELIER *Turf City And River Valley

    Blue House Infant & Toddler Ateliers offer a series of adult accompanied programs for children from 6 - 36 months. At two unique locations, River Valley and Turf City, families can choose from playgroups, classes or drop-in sessions from a flexible schedule offering both indoor and outdoor options. The Atelier programs provide children with an interactive, sensory-driven experience, encouraging children to exercise their senses, building vital connections and theories about the world around them. The Ateliers also provide a natural transition to Blue House International Preschool for families considering the next step in their child's educational journey.

    Blue House Infant & Toddler Ateliersatelier@bluehouseinternational.comwww.bluehouseatelier.com

    Turf City Location: Turf City, Bukit Timah, 2 Turf Club Road, #02-05/06, Singapore 287988, +65 6462 6547

    River Valley Location: UE Square, River Valley, 83 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-35/36, UE Square Office Tower, Singapore, 239920, +65 6235 2126

  • Playing Outside Kanopy Singapore

    KANOPY FOREST PRESCHOOL: Bukit Timah

    Kanopy Forest Preschool provides a unique Early Childhood Education programme that immerses young learners aged 18 months to 6 years old in an inspirational,  child-led Forest School experience. Its unique curriculum is a breath of fresh as it exposes children to Mandarin naturally during its daily outdoor time.

    Kanopy Forest Preschool is grounded in a child-directed learning approach that enables children to explore and discover the world through the school’s signature Project-Based Learning (for children in Pre-Nursery and above) and sensorial play (for children in Play Group). Children will learn to collaborate, problem-solve and build resilience in a positive learning community that cares and looks after the environment with Kanopy’s sustainability education embedded in its curriculum. Classrooms are purposefully designed by Early Childhood educators and Level 3 Forest School Leaders. Children will enjoy playing in the signature Mud Kitchen and Sandpit, camping in tepee tents, growing plants in the Edible Garden and more.

    Kanopy Forest Preschool, 6 Jalan Keria, Singapore 588534, +65 9815 8849, hello@kanopy.com.sg, www.kanopy.com.sg

  • MY GYM ACTIVE PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    The MyGym Playgroup Program provides an opportunity for pre-school children (19 months to 3.5 years) to develop and learn through structured and free play. It also aims at increasing your child's competence in all developmental areas and build on his/her natural interest in learning. This program allows children to explore and make discoveries through motivating activities in a friendly, stimulating environment. Areas of focus include art & craft, language and literacy, music & movement, and math and science discovery activities.

    MyGym,  http://mygym.com.sg/

  • JULIA GABRIEL PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Forum And Tampines Mall

    Julia Gabriel's Early Years Programs are for infants ages 6 months to toddling 4 year-olds. The emphasis is on developing social skills and sensory abilities through discovery activities. They offer Adult-Accompanied programs (including Mandarin options) for kids ages 6 months to Nursery 1 as well as Independent programs for youngsters ages 18 months-3 years).

    Julia Gabriel Forum And Tampines Mall, https://www.juliagabriel.com/programmes/early-learning-programmes/

  • WEE CARE SINGAPORE PLAYGROUPS *Winstedt Road and Oxley Rise

    Wee Care’s parent-accompanied Infant Playgroup is a unique program that assists little ones to learn about themselves and decipher the world in which they live. Your little bub is encouraged to learn through structured activities via exploration, manipulation, and discovery. The Toddler Playgroup builds on the foundations established in the Infant Playgroup program. Tots are encouraged to interact with their peers and by 2 years old in order for them to gain self-confidence and be articulate at social interaction.

    Wee Care, 2 Locations At Winstedt Road and Oxley Rise, https://weecare.com.sg/playgroup/

  • ODYSSEY PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    The Early Years program for tots (aged 18-30 months) at Odyssey promotes age-appropriate, holistic development which focuses on your little one's communication and language skills, creative expressions, as well as physical, social and personal competencies. Their curriculum focuses on emergent play situations so that your little ones make sense of the things and people around them, investigate the world and engage in active social interaction. As with other playgroups, the emphasis for tots is to enable them to gain confidence and develop their social skills.

    Odyssey, theodyssey.sg/our-programme/early-years

  • MY FIRST SKOOL PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *East Coast

    At My First Skool, your little ones are given ample opportunities to explore and construct knowledge through a variety of sensorial activities for their infant care, playgroup and toddler programs. Slightly different from the other establishments, this pre-school adopts the relationship-based approach in their curriculum which emphasizes children-teacher interaction. This child-initiated approach fosters learning based on interest, allowing your enthusiastic tots to make choices within the purposefully planned curriculum activities.

    My First Skool, 229 Mountbatten Road #02-08 Mountbatten Square, Singapore 398007, www.myfirstskool.com

  • ROSEMOUNT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Siglap

    Playgroup at Rosemount is for bubs as young as 2 months and up to 2 years. Similar to other playgroups, little ones have the opportunity to develop their social skills, share and cooperate with peers, develop their imagination and hone their fine and gross motor skills. Each session includes art, craft, music, sensory play, and interactive play. Toys that encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills are utilized and there is a dramatic play corner to introduce role-play and develop your kiddo's ever-expanding imagination.

     

    Rosemount, 25 Ettrick Terrace, Siglap, Singapore, 458588, www.ris.edu.sg/playgroup.html

  • RAFFLES MONTESSORI PLAYGROUPS SINGAPORE - TODDLER COMMUNITY *

    Experiential learning through the Montessori method is emphasized at Raffles Montessori. Little tots are encouraged to touch, handle and handle a variety of learning mediums such as blocks, pegs, sand, and clay. Slightly different from other programs, little ones here are also given opportunities to practice self-help skills such as dressing, eating, toileting, which are key elements in developing your child's personal competence and confidence.  The Toddler Programme (TCC) is a half-day programme from 8.30am to 11.30pm with options to start with 2, 3 or 5 days weekly. Late pick-up can be arranged for students participating in our optional extended-day enriching programmes.

     

    Raffles Montessori, http://rafflesmontessori.com.sg/programmes/

  • PATS_SCHOOL_HOUSE_River_Valley

    PAT'S SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYGROUPS IN SINGAPORE *Various Locations

    Pat's Schoolhouse is well-known for its programs available for pre-schoolers. Their curriculum is split into Infant Care (2 to 18 months), Toddler (Year your tot is 2 years) and Playgroup (Year your tot is 3 years). They mainly offer a full-day program, but a half-day option is also available. Their Infant Care program exposes children to learning through play by means of using manipulatives, tumbling activities and even an introduction to cookery. Based on a thematic approach, the Toddler program encouraged them to develop their fine and gross motor skills, language skills (through the use of Letterland materials) and math concepts through the introduction of colors, shapes and even rhymes. The Playgroup program builds upon the Toddler one and the focus is also on enhancing the learning of Mandarin through listening and comprehension activities, music, rhymes, and games.

    Pat's Schoolhouse,  https://patschoolhouse.com/

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