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 preschool (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.

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    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

  • Cars Lily Valley Singapore


    Lily Valley International Preschool is a non-profit organization committed to establishing and maintaining a warm, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment for children. Their philosophy and pedagogy is child centered and nurtures children’s potential and creativity by providing rich learning environments for exploration. They are a preschool that cultivates collaboration and participation in a diverse community with meaningful partnerships with children and families.

    Lily Valley International Preschool,
    Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-27/28,
    Singapore 039594, +65 6980 8250, info@lilyvalley.iowww.lilyvalley.com.sg


    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'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/


    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


    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


    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

  • Playtime At Swallows And Amazons


    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

  • Playing Outside Kanopy Singapore


    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

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