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.
Which level will my child be enrolled in?
The level that your child will be enrolled in is based on his/her age in the year of enrolment.
2 to 17 months – Infant Care
18 months to 3 years old – Playgroup
3 years old – Pre-Nursery
4 years old – Nursery
5 years old – Kindergarten 1
6 years old – Kindergarten 2
For children born on 1 January of a given year, they will join the level from the previous year.
E.g. Children born between 2 January 2017 to 1 January 2018 will be enrolled in Kindergarten 1 in the 2022 academic year. This is in line with MOE’s age requirement for Primary One registration.
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.
How many sets of uniforms should I purchase?
You may consider purchasing 2 sets of uniforms and PE attire first, and add on additional sets according to your needs. Your child should report to school in his/her uniform in the morning and have a set of PE attire packed in the bag for changing into later in the day.
Children are to be in their Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse uniforms at the centre and during outdoor activities and excursions for safety reasons and easy identification at all times.
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|
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|
Is the food cooked by an in-house cook or catered?
The food at all our campuses are prepared 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.
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.
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:
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.