A recent Vox article revealed that a good early childhood education goes a long way in helping kids become more stable adults. The study showed that the kids were “more likely to graduate”, among other things.
MindChamps understands how vital the early years are – which then led to the development of a focused curriculum based on decades of research to give preschoolers a good foundation. As the leading premium preschool brand in Singapore, MindChamps PreSchool has grown its presence over the years – making it easier for parents in Singapore to give their children a quality preschool experience near their homes and workplaces.
For parents living around the Sembawang area, here is a comprehensive list of MindChamps PreSchool centres in the northern part of Singapore which offer playgroup, nursery and kindergarten programmes.
MindChamps Preschool @ Nordcom II
When parents Timothy and Nicol Tan were looking for a preschool for their daughter, they had a hard time as many kindergartens in Singapore did not live up to their standards. MindChamps was the only school that appealed to them and they decided to set up MindChamps PreSchool @ Nordcom II so more children could benefit from it.
Here, the facilities and curriculum are specially designed to make learning fun. Children can create shapes and pictures on a building block wall as well as work on their theatre skills on the Champs Theatre. There is also a good variety of places to play in as the centre has an indoor gym, and the children and teachers enjoy access to the building’s rooftop area, gated basketball court, outdoor playground and swimming pool for the children to cool off in the hot weather, under the watchful eyes of the teachers.
Address: 2 Gambas Cres, #01-26/27/40/41 Nordcom II, Singapore 757044
Phone: 8522 7282
MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun
There is a strong emphasis on play at MindChamps Yishun and kids get to experience both unstructured and structured play at this childcare centre.
Free play allows children to be more imaginative, while crafted play guides children through challenging concepts while still having fun. Both types of play are integrated into the curriculum to provide an all-rounded learning experience for the children.
Besides giving the kids a strong academic foundation, emphasis is also placed on imparting life lessons and values. They are taught to take on responsibility and be mindful of their actions, as well as caring for others through various team activities.
Address: 6 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #01-09/10/11 NorthView Bizhub, Singapore 768090
Phone: 6966 8758
What parents are saying about MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun
“We’ve been to several preschools before deciding on MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun. The moment we stepped through the front door and noticed how bright clean and cheery the place was, we decided there and then that MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun was our choice.
“The teachers are energetic, enthusiastic and handled Gideon with the utmost care. Within a span of a few short months, we observed remarkable progress in both his social and cognitive development. We are able to converse in short sentences, with him telling me his day in school, wants, likes and dislikes. He is also more receptive to taking part in activities together with other kids now. We are very amazed with his development!”
– Siew Hong, Parent of Gideon Loh
MindChamps PreSchool @ Woodlands
At this childcare centre, learning is taken beyond the classroom with regular excursions each term. Each outing is linked to what was learnt in the semester.
One of the themes was “Myself and My Family”, which was created when a playgroup teacher noted how much the kids loved hands-on activities. The kids went to the ArtGround with their parents and participated in a music session, which included dancing and playing musical instruments. Other excursions have included a visit to a goat farm as part of the “Farm Animals” or a vegetable farm as part of “Growing Things”.
Regular classes are also based around themes to ensure that the kids have some form of structure. However, creativity is always encouraged, and teachers will tweak their lessons based on what fascinates the children.
Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #01-38/39 Woodlands 11, Singapore 737853
Phone: 6339 3296
What parents are saying about MindChamps PreSchool @ Woodlands
“Ethan has been with MindChamps for more than a year and we are really happy with the school and teachers for being patient and dedicated in teaching him. We observed that he is independent and has improved academically and in his social skills.
“Most importantly, we can sense that he is now enjoying his time school and the teachers. With the teachers’ guidance and encouragement, Ethan performs certain tasks on his own. He has also cultivated good reading habits and we see him flipping through storybooks on his own initiative at home. We are pleasantly surprised that he is able to pick up and read several Chinese words now!”
– Cindy and Edmund, Parents of Ethan Goh Zhen Kai
Take your time to find a preschool in Sembawang
Finding the “ideal” preschool in Singapore is challenging, so take your time to visit the MindChamps PreSchool centres nearest to you to experience the learning that goes on during the day.
Written by Steffi Wee