Caring , Exploring, Fun.Small yet established


Rain Trees, established here in Singapore in 1999, is an independent, international kindergarten, nursery & preschool that provides a fun, friendly and challenging environment for children in the age range of 2-6. Our parents and children are mainly from the international community in Singapore.

Our education philosophy is based on the UK National Curriculum ( EYFS) and our children learn through a 'hands - on' play-based approach through which they gain a solid foundation of pre-school skills in preparation for Primary School. We are registered under the Ministry of Singapore (MOE) and are one of only 14 kindergartens in Singapore that is registered as a Foreign System School.

We pride ourselves on providing a homely and nurturing environment - where your child will feel safe and happy and enjoy their first experience of school.

Testimonials Happy Kids, Happy Parents


“ Rain Trees is a very small, friendly, caring, local kindergarten. The children are engaged and stimulated and produce a lot of very creative things as our walls and shelves can attest to. I couldn’t...”
“ Vivienne enjoyed her time at Rain Trees very much and the nurturing environment was perfect for her. We were all sad to leave the school and despite her young age, Vivienne will remember Rain Trees ...”
“ Rain Trees has provided a wonderful introduction to school for our son. Rain Trees provides a caring and fun environment for our child and it is now his home from home. It has been lovely to see his ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very happy kindergarten. My son very much enjoys coming to school. The teachers and teaching assistants are lovely and warm, but also very professional. Rain Trees isn’t a day care ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very warm & friendly kindergarten where my daughter has felt comfortable & settled since day one. She often comes home singing and telling stories from her day with great excitement ...”
“ It is a very inclusive kindergarten – our son developed so much as a person during his time with the kindergarten and enjoyed every day here. We felt we were part of this journey through regular ...”
“ Rain Trees welcomed Freddie with open arms and he has adored going. The vacation of the topics covered, the art work produced and the fun they have at school are all testament to what a wonderful team...”
“ My daughter has loved her time at Raintrees and I have been one very happy mummy knowing she is in such capable hands. We are going to miss all the staff very much and we thank you for being such a ...”
“ I would recommend Rain Trees to any parent. My child had a great time with the team, good support in these early years that are critical and I could see every day that she came back happy after a good...”
“ My eldest son had a wonderful 3 years at Rain Trees Kindergarten – one year with the ever-bubbly Karen and 2 years under the gentle care of Tina. During this time, we saw him grow from a shy little ...”
“ Rain Trees is not the most convenient location for our family but it stood out from other kindergartens so much when we were viewing kindergartens that we felt that the location was irrelevant. We ...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderfully happy place – you only have to enter the classrooms in the morning to see that the staff genuinely care for the children and that the children genuinely want to be there!...”
“ I fully recommend RainTrees – I do so at every opportunity. What a lovely place to start your schooling experience. I love the way the teachers at Rain Trees have allowed my daughter to develop at ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very small, friendly, caring, local kindergarten. The children are engaged and stimulated and produce a lot of very creative things as our walls and shelves can attest to. I couldn’t...”
“ From Day One, my daughter came home and recited stories and songs that she’d learned during the day. When I left her in the morning, she smiled and when I returned in the afternoon, I got a huge ...”
“ Mia has now been at Rain Trees for over two years and Sebastian is starting this term. Our experience has been wonderfully positive, and Mia is loving her time there. Katie Terry, the owner, is very ...”
“ Rain Trees carries out an annual survey with parents to get formal feedback on how the school is doing and to identify areas for improvements. We are delighted to be able to share the results of the ...”
“ Rain Trees is providing a great start to schooling for my daughter. Not only does she have new learning experiences and exposure to all sorts of exploratory play, she loves going each day....”
“ I have the teachers and the lovely homely environment to thank for helping Chang to gain his confidence and happiness. He speaks significantly more now and clearer too. Thank you!!...”
“ My Twins love Rain Trees. They get excited when they know we are heading there and laugh and sing out “School”! in the back seat. Its an immense relief to know your children are genuinely loving ...”
“ Great school for parents who are looking for an intimate, personable, caring school. The teaching and support team are professional, loving, and fun people to work with, and we trust our son in their ...”
“ Choosing the right nursery for your child especially when you live abroad is not easy. We feel extremely lucky to have found Rain Trees. This is a very caring environment with extremely competent, ...”
“ At Rain Trees the teachers and staff are incredibly caring and provide a wonderful place for young children to feel comfortable, confident and excited to learn....”
“ The perfect soft entry for toddlers into a drop-off learning environment as you can rest assured the Rain Trees team will do everything to make your child feel safe, loved and both mentally + ...”
“ Rico has been very happy at Rain Trees – he has always been looked after well and has had a secure, enriching and fun time....”
“ Rain Trees is a fabulous school providing an energetic and caring environment for all the children involved. The teaching is of the highest standard and all children bounce into school with great ...”
“ I know he has a few months to go but nevertheless I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Rain Trees for making Sam’s time so enjoyable. As you both know moving half way round the...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderful mix of big little school. The curriculum prepares the children very well for their transition to big school but the school still maintains a warm & cosy environment without ...”
“ Liam has really settled in well to Rain Trees. Has not asked to go back to his old school. I was quite anxious about this transition as he has so many friends at his former school. We are continuing ...”
“ Amalie has had a wonderful time at Rain Trees and the friendly staff have made her and the whole family feel very welcome. She is so excited about coming each morning and has enjoyed all the ...”
“ A summary of the feedback is contained in this short report   2013 Parents Survey Summary ...”
“ Zara has had a fantastic first week. She is so happy to be going to Rain Trees and tells me that she has made some new friends already. I can’t tell you what a relief it is that she has settled in...”
“ Millie and Izzy will really miss Rain Trees and their friends there! I can honestly say it has been the best thing about our time in Singapore! We really appreciate all the kindness and friendship ...”
“ My three year old son Samuel attends Rain Trees Kindergarten and absolutely loves it! 

Recently while on school holidays we were dropping his Dad off to work and he said, ‘Mum, where’s my ...”
“ I have had the good fortune of already sending 3 of my 5 children to Rain Trees and cannot recommend it highly enough. The creative and nurturing environment is far superior to any other kindergarten ...”
“ As an expat, going on someone else’s recommendation, I could not have made a better decision for my child and his introduction to schooling and education. I really can’t say enough about the ...”
“ Wonderful caring teachers, great international community, and fun, educational curriculum! Over 8 years, my 2 children have thrived under the gentle care of Ms Tina and her team. Learning is adapted ...”
“ Rain Trees Kindergarten was the highlight of our 6 year stay in Singapore as Australian Expats. Tina Lim has touched the lives of all three of our children – she is one of those inspirational people...”
“ When our first child started school we did a thorough search for a place in Singapore where we believed that not only would she enjoy learning but her inner self would be recognised and cared for. We ...”
“ Sienna attended Rain Trees Kindergarten for two years , and what a great grounding she got for her next step to big school. She absolutely loved attending Rain Trees, and her teacher’s, Ms Tina and ...”
“ I would wholeheartedly recommend any child going to Rain Trees for as long as possible. The children are filled with confidence and learn kindness and tolerance of each other as well as the requisite ...”

Latest News All the latest from Rain Trees

In the news: Rain Trees featured by Little Steps
In the news: Rain Trees featured by ITS Education Asia
In the news: Rain Trees featured in honeyKids
Fabulous Feedback!
Kindergarten Matters
Do you want to secure a job as an international preschool or kindergarten teacher In Singapore?
First days at Preschool – Do’s and Don’ts
Rain Trees in the news in Singapore – Outdoor play
Choosing an international kindergarten or preschool in Singapore
The Value of Play & How Preschools Structure Play to Enhance Learning
Family Fun in Singapore – try the Hash House Horrors
In the news: RainTrees featured
Our new class for 2 year olds is now open
In the news: Rain Trees featured in Expat Living
Rain Trees Parent Fundraising – Art Auction
Rain Trees Parent Survey 2014 – review the feedback
More about our new play school – Rain Trees Playhouse
Rain Trees Summer School – July 2014
Term dates for 2014-15 are finalised
Rain Trees Video for prospective parents
Rain Trees Welcomes its new Principal
Additional class for preschoolers – opening this October
Rain Trees Parent Feedback Survey 2013
Term dates for 2013-14 are finalised
Parent & Toddler Group – Register now
New Staff for 2012-2013
Our Community Activity
Making Registration Easy – with PayPal