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

I have the teachers and the lovely homely environment to thank for helping Chang to gain his confidence and happiness. He speaks significantly more now and clearer too. Thank you!!

“Rain Trees has been the perfect first school for our daughter, the warm welcoming atmosphere and wonderful teachers have given her the most incredible start. We can’t wait to sign up our younger daughter when she turns 18 months and we’re sure she’ll be just as happy!”

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.

From Day One, my daughter came home and recited stories and songs that she’d learned during the day. When I left her in the morning, she smiled and when I returned in the afternoon, I got a huge happy hug. Rain Trees is a happy secure environment and was a great introduction to ‘school’ for my daughter.

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.

I would definitely recommend you (and do) as I think you create a very nurturing environment for children to flourish.

“As soon as you join Rain Trees you feel part of the Rain Trees family. It has a small intimate feel and you feel as though your child is a very important part of the school and not just another pupil. My Daughter is currently in Dragonflies with Ms Terisa and seems to be well ahead of her peers attending other nurseries, this seems to have been achieved in a very fun and nurturing environment where they learn through play based activities. We have decided to keep our Daughter at the school for the final year, rather than moving her to a large international school for the nursery year as we have heard fantastic feedback about the Busy Bee year, teacher and class size. “

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!

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 has been wonderful. Penelope loves Rain Trees and her teachers, and points out her school with delight when we drive past. She settled very quickly which is a clear sign to me, as a parent who can’t be in school to see for myself, that she is happy there. I love that fact that she gets to do water play and use the garden play area each day. Whenever she brings home her art work she is very proud if her achievements and enjoys sharing them with us. Our helper drops Penelope off and picks up each day and she is made to feel as welcome as any parent.

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