Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Got a question to ask about our programmes, routines and facilities at our campuses? Check out these frequently asked questions for some answers. 

For questions not covered here, feel free to fill up the Contact us form to get in touch with us.

Admission & Enrolment

What are the types of programmes available at Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse?

We offer half day (7am to 1pm) and full day programmes (7am to 7pm).

For our Newton campus, we offer mid-day programmes (7am to 4pm) as well.

Are infant care services available?

Infant care services are available at Cactus, Harbourfront, Orchard and Upper Bukit Timah.

Are there any subsidies or discounts on school fees?

Subsidies on school fees are available for Singaporean working mothers – refer to the info here.

We also offer preferential rates for employees of our corporate partners. To get the organisation that you are working with to be a part of our corporate partnership programme, feel free to get in touch with us and our representatives will follow up shortly.

Are school bus services available?

All of our campuses provide school bus services, with the exception of Harbourfront and Katong. School bus rates are $150 for 1-way and $225 for 2-way transportation, before GST.

Parents’ residence must be within 5km from campus. For distances beyond 5km, an additional $5 for every 1km will be incurred.

Curriculum

What kind of curriculum do you offer?

Our Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse curriculum incorporates a play-based approach for the early years and guided inquiry-based approach for children who are in the preschool level.

How is Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse different from other preschools?

We have a creativity-inspired curriculum that provides a balance between play and school-readiness. For a well-rounded learning experience, we offer enrichment programmes that complement the children’s learning of the core and specialised units.

Beyond equipping children with the necessary skills and knowledge for the years ahead, we also incorporate aspects of mind-and-body development. This will cover areas such as socio-emotional management where your children will learn to be more aware of themselves and the people around them. These additional components are purposefully integrated to better prepare our young ones for formal schooling.

What is the language focus of your programmes and curriculum?

The main languages of instruction for our programmes are English and Chinese.

Based on current feedback and trends, most families often struggle with the demands of learning Chinese. Hence, to support you and your children, our curriculum is designed to be bilingual, with an equal focus on both English and Chinese. With more exposure and opportunities your children will be engaged through fun activities while learning both languages.

Do you offer third language options?

Third language enrichment is available at selected centres for native speakers, as follows:

Japanese Newton and Orchard
Korean Orchard
French Orchard
Campus Facilities

What are the facilities available at your campuses?

All our campuses feature interactive learning corners and conducive classrooms where daily lessons are conducted.

Beyond that, additional facilities are available at some campuses, such as:

Outdoor Compound Cactus, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Katong, MacRitchie Park, Upper Bukit Timah
Water Play & Sand Play Cactus, Newton, Novena, Katong, Upper Bukit Timah
Cook and Bake Room Orchard and Harbourfront
Food

Is the food cooked by an in-house cook or catered?

The food at all our campuses is cooked by an in-house cook.

How often is the menu repeated?

We have a different menu daily and the food choices are rotated monthly.

Is the food prepared halal-certified?

The food is not halal-certified, but the groceries bought are from sources with the halal certification.

What arrangements can be made if my child has allergies or special dietary requirements?

The cooks and all teachers will be informed. The food your child consumes will be specially prepared to ensure no cross-contamination.

Communication/Updates on Child

How do I get updated about my child’s progress at school?

We keep in touch with our parents mainly via an online platform called LittleLives.

At a glance, here’s what you can access on LittleLives:

  • Communicate with your child’s teachers
  • View photos of your child’s pick up and drop off from school
  • Announcements by the Principal and HQ
  • Access your child’s e-portfolio

In addition, we also organise bi-yearly parent-teacher meetings to discuss on your child’s development.

Health Checks

How often are health checks conducted on the children daily?

Health checks are conducted 3 times daily – in the morning upon arrival, after lunch and after naptime.

What is your protocol for children with runny nose, cough and other infectious diseases?

Should your child be unwell with any of the following symptoms during the routine health checks in the morning, he/she will be sent home immediately:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Flu
  • Ulcers
  • Rashes

We urge parents to keep their children at home if they are unwell and to consult a doctor. Bringing your child to the campus when he/she is unwell is strongly not recommended.

All staff at our campuses follow strict guidelines for children's sickness to prevent viruses from spreading.

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