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

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.

My Twins love Rain Trees. They get excited when they know we are heading there and laugh and sing out “School”! in the back seat. Its an immense relief to know your children are genuinely loving their first experience with school. What better building block can there be for future learning?

My twins have been attending Rain Trees since they were 18 months, initially in the parent accompanied group and now they rush in happily everyday with scarcely time for ‘goodbye mummy’ as they go off to explore. I have been very impressed with the personal attention the children receive, the way in which the staff know my children and how they have become much more confident and independent during their time at Rain Trees. Most importantly though, the twins love going to school and are really happy and engaged.

My daughter has loved her time at Raintrees and I have been one very happy mummy knowing she is in such capable hands. We are going to miss all the staff very much and we thank you for being such a great start to Abi’s early years education.

As an expat, going on someone else’s recommendation, I could not have made a better decision for my child and his introduction to schooling and education. I really can’t say enough about the lovely lovely, dedicated team of professionals at Rain Trees. They far exceeded my expectations. They’re like family.

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!

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.

A great education is the best gift parents can give a child. We feel that the 3 years Eleonore has spent at Rain Trees has equipped her with great skills and she is ready to become a confident and blooming child in primary school.

 

Zara has had a fantastic first week. She is so happy to be going to Rain Trees and tells me that she has made some new friends already. I can’t tell you what a relief it is that she has settled in so well and is enjoying it so much. Thank you to you and all the staff for making her feel so welcome.

Rain Trees is a fantastic kindergarten with dedicated teachers and a great philosophy on learning through hands on experience. The teachers and staff have created a great environment for education and our son was always excited to be at school. We would recommend Rain Trees to anyone looking for a warm, welcoming kindergarten that is focused on learning whilst having fun.

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