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 aim to help each individual child enjoy learning in a safe and caring environment and as they progress through the school we prepare them for a seamless transition to an international school.
Rain Trees has always been been owned and managed by a combination of British and Singapore citizens. Over time we have modified the British based curriculum to meet the particular demands and needs of the international expatriate community in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to offering a modern topic based curriculum Rain Trees is noted for its small and family orientated environment which many parents prefer to be their child’s first school experience.
At Rain Trees, the emphasis is on learning through play in an environment planned to stimulate independence, discovery and social interaction. Children are encouraged to help themselves and take initiative in order to develop self-esteem, social competence and become increasingly independent.
The learning and development of the children is not restricted to the internal setting of the classroom but extends to our large and safe outdoor play area. We view the external environment as another classroom. This allows the children to explore their surroundings and exercise their imagination.
All of the staff & management are committed to the continual development of the kindergarten – both in terms of constantly reviewing the curriculum and investing in the school’s education resources & physical infrastructure so that they can provide the best educational environment for the children.
Why is the school called Rain Trees?
Originally called Lock Road, and based in Lock Road, the school was renamed Rain Trees after its successful relocation to 60 Kheam Hock Road, just off Bukit Timah Road in 2012. Since the start of 2022 we have been operating from 255 Holland Road in a superb black and white house with a garden of more than 35,000 Square feet.
Rain trees with their large canopies, can be found all over Singapore and have been described by the botanical gardens as the “signature tree” of Singapore. The botanical gardens in Singapore has a heritage rain tree with a girth of 5m and more than 30m tall!
The name Rain Trees was chosen to reflect the school’s deep roots in Singapore and our goal of nurturing each child so they can grow to their full potential.