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 18 months to 6 years old. 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 Education (MOE) as a Foreign System Kindergarten.

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.


Happy Kids, Happy Parents

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.

Wonderful, happy and nurturing school. My daughter was very happy to go to school everyday and I was equally happy to leave her in their capable hands.

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 recommend it more highly.

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 2014 Survey with both existing and prospective parents.

2014 Parents Survey Summary

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 school bag?’ When I told him it was the holidays he was a little upset!

We were very lucky as we were recommended Rain Trees by a friend and decided on the first visit that it would be a great place for Samuel. We met with Katie Terry and she showed us around Rain Trees. Samuel didn’t make it past the outdoor play area he loved it so much! We visited the classrooms and Katie answered all the questions I had.

Rain Trees is spacious and inviting and It really had a great feel about it. It wasn’t a hard decision to make as Samuel wanted to stay on our first visit.

I started Samuel in the Caterpillars class last October. Samuel initially started 2 mornings per week. I was planning to wait until Samuel was three before I extended this to 5 mornings per week but he was enjoying it so much I extended it to 3 then 5 mornings just before Christmas. 

Like any Mum I expected there to be tears on his first day, but there were so many things in the room, that he just wanted to start exploring, it was just a matter of a kiss and a cuddle and bye Mummy and he was off.

It really helped that his teacher Karen was so engaging with him from the word go. Karen really gets down on to the kids level and teaches them in a way that is fun and stimulating for them. 

The whole team at Rain Trees are really lovely. I feel what Samuel does there is just such a great extension to what we do at home and could not recommend them enough.

This testimonial was provided by Lesley for Expat Living – thankyou Lesley for sharing your experience and views

Our son started at Rain Trees at the beginning of the year and was moving from another school, where he did not have a good experience. We were all a bit anxious to move him into a new environment, but it was the best decision we have made! The changes in his behavior were immediate and we noticed that he was very happy, relaxed and thriving. The teachers were welcoming and continue to make such a difference with their approach. Our son loves school so much now that he asks when he can go back on the weekend! Thank you for making such a difference in our son’s life and giving him a love of learning!

We have really loved our experience at Rain Trees. Our daughter Aina has flourished in the school. The exploratory play based learning suited her well. She has benefited from the international and diverse environment. Aina enjoyed going to school everyday and playing with her friends as well as learning from the teachers.

We couldn’t have been luckier in choosing this school for our twin boys. They settled in from the moment they walked into the classroom!

We are extremely happy with Raintrees and our son loves it. We feel lucky that we have been able to find a place that nurtures each child as an individual and helps our son to thrive.

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, attentive, kind and dedicated teachers and staff. The nursery just feels like home.