Parent and Toddler Group


Rain Trees offers an informal parent and toddler group on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30-11.30am. Our parent and toddler group is where parents and toddlers meet to socialise and play in a relaxed, friendly environment.

The group is for children between the ages of 8 months and 2 years old.  Each session, which is run by our parent and toddler facilitator, lasts approximately 2 hours and includes a programme of activities such as music, art and play and also includes a small session of singing in Mandarin.

Helper and Toddler Group

We also run a Helper & Toddler group on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9.30-11.30am. This session follows the same format as the Parent & Toddler sessions but will be an opportunity for children to come with their helpers where parents are working or unable to come.

An Example of a session at our Parent/Helper and Toddler group would be:

9.30 – 9.45amWelcome and Free Play
9.45 – 10.30amArt Activity and/or Free Play
10.30 – 10.45amTidy Up Time and Snack
10.45 – 11.00amStory, Singing and Music
11.00 – 11.15amMandarin Time
11.15 – 11.30amOutdoor Play and Goodbye

For parents it provides an opportunity to:

Play with children and nurture a love of learning in a group
Share experiences and ideas
Relax and talk in a friendly environment
Prepare your toddler for pre-school
Meet other families living in Singapore and develop new friendships

For children, it provides a chance for them to:

Develop social skills including sharing and cooperation
Participate in new experiences
Learn more about the world

Most importantly it allows children to get used to our pre-school so when they start school they already know the environment, people and have made friends – we have found that this makes for a much easier transition not only for the child but for Mum and Dad too!!!


Testimonials

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 you strive to have in your children’s lives. We were attracted to Rain Trees due to the intimate nurturing environment and during our time there have seen how seamlessly they adapt to the individual’s needs. Its play based pedagogy comes alive in a positive, affirming environment in which not only the students but indeed the parents and siblings all become part of the Rain Trees family. I firmly believe that our relationship with Rain Trees and Tina has given our children the best foundation in schooling and Tina has continued to share in our children’s successes and happiness in life. We chose to extend our first born’s time in Rain Trees and in fact he continued to return as a big brother helper when his brother went through school at Rain Tress. The love and concern our second child was bathed in during his chronic illness epitomises the generosity of the teachers and the living heart within this school. It is truly a celebration of early learning at its best.

Rain Trees is a wonderful platform for children to develop their love of learning and exploration of the world around them.  My eldest son is flourishing at Nursery, credit to the foundations laid by the devoted and talented team at Rain Trees.  My youngest son has just started and I am continuing to see the school grow from strength to strength.  Thank you

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 activities and experiences provided for her.

As a parent I really appreciate being able to communicate directly with her class teacher on a daily basis and sharing in her learning.

Thank you to everyone there for making us feel part of the Rain Trees community. It will be hard to find somewhere in Australia that matches up!

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.

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!

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!

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 Ms Karen, created memories for Sienna that I am sure she will never forget. Rain Trees manages to balance very well the play environment and the learning environment, so that the children are learning the basics in a fun, but structured way. Sienna’s transition to her new school was seamless, and I can thank Rain Trees for giving Sienna such a great start to her little school life, by giving her the tools to proceed with confidence. As a mother, that is something that I never take for granted.

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 overwhelming the children.

RainTrees has provided a wonderfully happy and nurturing environment for our child and I would recommend it unequivocally to any parents seeking a fun-filled educational start in life.

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!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The cost of our parent/helper and toddler group is $30 per session
  • Sessions are charged on the day or payment can be made via bank transfer
  • Our parent and toddler group (Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday) is not for helpers to accompany either the child or the parent! We are happy for Mum, Dad or Grandparents to accompany your child
  • Our helper and toddler group is solely for helpers and the children
  • We give priority to children who have registered with Rain Trees to join our pre-school