Our Philosophy


Rain Trees follows an international topic based curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child using a multi-sensory approach. Our children learn through hands on, exploration and play. Our highly qualified teachers ensure that all our children reach developmental milestones through a fun and interactive approach to learning. Group and individual activities are blended to provide a balance of skills and experience for your child.

Our approach is to foster a love of learning, problem solving, experimentation and inquisitiveness to provide a solid foundation for your child’s future. The emphasis is on learning through play in an environment planned to stimulate discovery, independence and social interaction. Children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative and become increasingly independent in order to develop self-esteem and social competence. It is important that children develop a sense of trust and are comfortable in their environment.

The learning and development of the children is not just confined to the internal setting of the kindergarten but is extended to the 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.


The curriculum used at the school is based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and has seven learning areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication
  • Language and Literacy
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Testimonials

Our son loves going to the Rain Trees Kindergarden every morning. The staff and the activities are fantastic, and I particularly enjoyed receiving daily programmes of the class.

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 care. I can see the developments he has gone through and learnings that has taken place. Also really appreciate the space and respect they offer to each child for their individual learning process and development. Thank you so much for a great year and positive transition to school for our son.

Rain Trees is a small international kindergarten & preschool, very friendly, warm and family oriented. The staff is amazing, the teachers are professional with excellent teaching capabilities, very kind, positive and easy to communicate with. It was exactly the type of school we were looking for our daughter. She was very happy to go to school, she improved her social skills, became more self confident, independent, she developed very rich vocabulary and constantly improved her phonics, improved her math, learned mandarin and became aware of the benefits of recycling and taking care of the planets resources. The children are encouraged to communicate, have fun, learn trough play, be friendly and kind.
The staff takes great care of the hygiene, the school is very clean and tidy, there is a wonderful fanced garden and also a front yard which they use daily for different activities and games.
We were very happy to be part of the Rain Trees family and are feel very sad to have to leave. We strongly recommend it!

We have had all 3 kids in Rain Trees and have not felt the need to look further. Quality teachers, open doors, inclusivity and lots of play were our priorities and we found this in Rain Trees. The parent engagement is fantastic.

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.

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.

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

Rain Trees is a home away from home. It has a real sense of family. The children seem to be happy and settle in quickly. There seems to be the right balance between playing and discipline.

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.

My son attended has attended RainTrees for two years and we couldn’t be any happier with a preschool! He immediately felt right at home in the warm cheery environment and with the friendly and superb teaching staff. My son has learned so much academically and socially through all the fun activities that the teachers plan. He loves his school so much that he is sad when he is ill or has to be picked up early and has even asked his teachers to move back to the U.S. with us and be his teachers there! We loved our time at RainTrees and would have gladly sent my younger daughter as soon as she turned two if we weren’t leaving SG. Their new school will definitely have big shoes to fill after such a wonderful experience at RainTrees!

Family Focused


At Rain Trees we value the close involvement of parents in school life. We work hard to develop strong relationships with our families and believe communication between home and school is the key to achieving this.

Parents are welcome to gather in class before the bell rings each morning. This offers an informal opportunity to chat with teachers and get to know not only other parents, but also your child’s peers. Throughout the course of the year, usually at the end of terms one and three, we hold parent–teacher conferences for more formal updates on each child’s progress and general well-being. An extensive written report will be sent home at the end of the year.
 
There are many well-documented advantages to parents playing an active role in the educational process of their children. So, if parents are able and have the time, we strongly urge them to get involved in any way they can; reading to the children, organising a craft activity, accompany a class trip, baking for a charity cake sale, or making costumes for a play or concert. There is always plenty going on, so keep an eye on class notice boards for updates. This should be fun and beneficial not only for the pupils, but also their parents!

School Life - A typical day for our butterflies

9.00 – 9.10Arrival of ChildrenFree play at various stations e.g. sand tray, water tray, playdough table, painting, large/small scale
construction toys and imaginative play in the home/shop corner.
9.10 – 9.20Circle time, welcome children and discuss activities of the day 
9.20 – 10.20The children work in small groups at adult directed activitiesDirected activities will vary according to current Themes but will include maths,
pre-reading/writing, science, art and craft and/or cooking.
10.20 – 10.30Tidy up timeChildren are encouraged to help with the general tidying away of toys and materials.
10.30 – 10.45Toilet and Snack. Children use the toilet and wash their hands.Two children a day will take it in turns to set the tables and serve the snack which offers opportunities for language development, maths, social interaction etc. Sometimes the children will eat a snack they have prepared earlier.
10.45 – 11.15Mandarin/ Activity CirclesWhilst the children are engaging in activities our mandarin teacher will in the classroom for 30 minutes exposing the children to Mandarin “in situ” in a fun and engaging manner
11.15 – 11.30Outside PlayThe children may choose from climbing frames, sand pit, ride-on toys, balls, hoops, stilts etc.
11.30 – 11.45Library TimeChildren choose a book to take home.
11.45 – 12.00Story / DramaStory and good-bye song.