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

Rain Trees is a wonderful, supportive and nurturing environment where children can learn and explore through play. Safeguarding is paramount at the school and all of the staff take great care to ensure that the children thrive in their lovely community.

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.

We would happily recommend Rain Trees to anyone looking for a happy, caring and professionally run kindergarten.

Rain Trees is an amazing, inclusive place and a wonderful fit to our preferred approach of learning balanced with play time.  Our daughter really thrives at Rain Trees and the teachers do a phenomenal job encouraging her development.  We also really like the parents community and how we connect through our children and the various activities the school organises throughout the year.

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 much hands-on, and everyone looks after the kids with warmth and attention.

Mia is in the Busy Bees class, the oldest age category in the school. When she joined this class at the aRainTrees_Warrenge of three, I was concerned about her being with children who were as old as five. Thankfully, she has thrived from being with slightly older classmates.

Her teacher constantly creates fabulous backdrops within the classroom, based on the theme of the term, and leads the children in activities that are fun, engaging and educational. There is Mandarin exposure every day, too, from a warm and energetic teacher. Outdoor spaces include a little bike area, a garden with a pagoda, trampolines, sand play and much more. Mia says her favourite thing about school is painting, and she loves playing with the dinosaurs.

This small school may not have the flashiest of facilities, but it makes up for that with the love and attention that your child will receive.

This recommendation was provided for the Expat Living Preschool and Kindergarten Guide 2014 – link to full guide

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 academics. Tina Lim and her staff are unique and great relationships form between children and parents alike with them. I can’t think of a better start for any child.

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 and enthusiasm. With wonderful caring teachers we will certainly miss the safe environment that Rain Trees have given us. Thank you to everyone who has made our time there so rewarding & enjoyable.

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 toddler into a confident, fun-loving boy who was well-equipped to take on Grade 1 at international school – both academically and socially. Now, my youngest son is about to start his third year at Rain Trees, and we really feel part of the Rain Tres “family”. The warm and friendly atmosphere here at the kindergarten just shines through! The teachers are caring and approachable, and parents have many opportunities to be involved, both in and out of the classroom. The kindergarten has a real multicultural feel, with teachers and students from all over the world, and with cultural celebrations throughout the year. Simply put, Rain Trees just gets the balance right. Each day, the kids experience nature, music, art, and culture. At the same time, the kids get a great start with their reading, writing and maths skills, all mixed in with a good measure of fun! We really feel that Rain Trees Kindergarten has been the perfect start to our children’s education and we look forward to many more happy years in the Rain Trees family.

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 participation in school activities and every day communication received from the kindergarten via email. We have so many great memories!

A well run school with great teachers onboard delivering excellent quality interactive and fun teaching for kids. Both our children attended the school and loved it.