Kinderland Ministry of Manpower [PRESCHOOL] – OPEN TO PUBLIC [C-POP PRESCHOOL]

Kinderland @ Ministry of Manpower provides preschool and childcare services at the most central and accessible part of Singapore – the District 1 Marina area. Here at our preschool, we have a dedicated team of experienced and passionate educators who can help your child reach their fullest potential through our K.I.N.D.E.R. multidisciplinary lands. Whilst enjoying their childhood, Kinderland’s children are well prepared for formal schooling and equipped to be life-long learners and global citizens with a heart. We develop every child to be: Curious, Creative, Capable, Confident, Caring and Communicative.

For play, our children enjoy the luxury of an outdoor playground right in the school compound and are always thrilled to indulge in the indoor two-storey slide that plunges them into a pool of balls!

Our preschool offers a full-day programme for pre-schoolers from the age of 18 months to six years old. If you are looking for a safe and jubilant preschool where your child will build fond memories, then look no further and arrange for a centre tour with Kinderland @ Ministry of Manpower. Simply contact us and we will be here to take your queries.

Location Information

Address : 18 Havelock Road, #01-18,
Singapore 059764.
Contact : 6881 8818
Email : Please click here
Outdoor Areas : Water play, Playground
Operating Hours : Mondays to Fridays – 7.00am to 7.00pm
Saturdays – 7:00am to 2:00pm


Programmes : Child Care
Sessions : Full day (Mon to Fri: 7.00am to 7.00pm)
Half day (Mon to Sat: 7.00am to 1.00pm)
Level : Nursery and Kindergarten
Age Group : 18 months to 6 years old

Enrichment Courses

  1. Abacus
  2. Twinkleland
  3. Music Gems
  4. Chinese Speech & Drama
  5. KinderArt

Parent Testimonial

Thank you for being the constant in his life since he joined the school. We really appreciate how you are able to make him feel safe, secured. And how even at the door, we can sense your love and patience. Thank you for training their confidence and their independence. Thank you for making the effort to speak to them in Chinese knowing that these are all potato kids. Thank you for bothering to listen to the parents’ concerns and thank you for the random sharing of cute moments in their lives. Please continue doing the things you do, and for impacting the early development of these young minds. Keep up the good work!

Yan Ling, proud parent of Edward How, Kindergarten 1
“Kieran had been one child that has been hard to drop off in the mornings and was often reluctant to enter the school due to his preference to stay with us, his parents. Teachers have been very patient in managing his behaviour and recently, perhaps with the help of his younger brother joining the school, he has shown great improvement.

At pick-up, when he comes out with his classmates, he is always very excited and happy. We can tell that his interaction in school has been happy and that he will share with us occasionally on the things that happen in school.

Glad we made the extra mile to continue sending him to Kinderland MOM which is kind of out of the way with new hybrid work arrangements.

Please don’t let the recent saga about other centre affect your morale! We parents are well aware of how well the team is taking care of our kids.

My apologies for being lazy to submit similar message for both teachers. Hope it still counts towards both teachers’ testimonials.”

Tan Chee Wei, proud parent of Lucian Tan, Play Group / Pre-Nursery 1

“Dear Michelle, how time flies and this marks the finely year of Zhang Yue at Kinderland MOM. I still recall the days when she just joined Kinderland and how we dealt with the transition. The disturbance caused by the pandemic made the transition tougher for us as we had to adjust our emotions whenever there were cases.
But I am glad that we managed to get this through. Zhang Yue has adapted well at Kinderland under your strong leadership and the wonderful care from her teachers. She makes her friends here who are sharing the same joys with her. Although there were cases of Covid and HFMD, but I am thankful that there were no any outbreaks under school’s strict hygiene management and control.
Next year, Zhang Yue will start her new chapter in Primary School, I am sure she will miss Kinderland a lot and the holistic learning experience at Kinderland will well prepare her to Primary 1.
Your guys have been wonderful in supporting children’s learning and character building (special mention to Ms Lai Kuan and Lin Lao Shi). On this special occasion, I would like to wish everyone of you a happy teacher’s day.”

Grace Chen, proud parent of Zhang Yue, Kindergarten 2
“⭐︎Happy Teacher Day ⭐︎
As a parent, I would like to thank you
Ms Lai Kuan and Lin Laoshi for your care these two years. Mei is a child with personality and love to talk.
I’m sorry! She often talks in class and interrupt your class. Mei likes that Lin Laoshi helps her tie her hair, and when she returns home from get out of class, she will keep sharing the new skills she has learned in Mandarin today. She really enjoys taking your class. Thank you for your lovely efforts to impart education to all.”
Sakura Kuniyoshi, proud parent of Mei Kuniyoshi, Kindergarten 2
“I am truly grateful for the dedication and care that Teacher Hong (洪老师) has shown to my daughter Ellie. Ellie’s deep affection for her speaks volumes about the nurturing environment that Teacher Hong has created. Every morning, Ellie’s eyes light up when she sees Teacher Hong, transforming her tears into smiles as they embark on another day of learning and growth.

Teacher Hong’s remarkable attention to detail has not gone unnoticed. She possesses an extraordinary understanding of Ellie’s preferences, from her favorite foods to those she’d rather not eat. I am also particularly grateful for her thoughtful advice, such as suggesting moderation in Ellie’s biscuit and tidbit intake to maintain her well-being. Her insightful advice has been invaluable to us, providing guidance and reassurance whenever we seek her input.

Thank you, Teacher Hong, we are truly fortunate to have you as Ellie’s teacher!”

Joana Chu, proud parent of Ellie Nguyen Ning, Play Group / Pre-Nursery 1

We’ll like to thank Ms Serena for helping to take such good care of Kieran! While Kieran has been with the school since 18mo, he has huge separation anxiety from me and would cry when he goes to school. Nowadays he goes to school with a huge smile and tells me all about his day in sch, and what Ms Serena teaches him. A big thankful to Ms Serena for working closely with us, updating us on his progress and helping Kieran overcome his anxiety by talking to him and encouraging him as well. Kieran is very happy to go to school and always shares what he learns and does in school.

Eugenia, proud parent of Kieran, Nursery 2/ Nursery
“Hong Lao Shi played an integral role in making sure that Glenn adapted to the school very quickly. As parents, we were naturally concerned about his ability to adapt to a new environment. And Hong Lao Shi’s experience in dealing with young children was evident since day 1, when she managed to bond with my son very early and to make him as comfortable as he can, even after we have left the school premise.

Beyond her classroom responsibilities as a teacher, Hong Lao Shi often went above and beyond to educate us as young parents, such as reminding us to take extra precaution when we were going overseas. She’s not just a great teacher, but she’s a wonderful person as well.

谢谢 Hong Lao Shi!”

Budi Suharto, proud parent of Glenn Suharto, Nursery 1/ Pre-Nursery 2
Although the child has just joined for 2 months, we found that he has improved in many aspects, is independent, polite, has acquired a lot of new knowledge, and has stronger hands-on ability. I am sincerely grateful to the two teachers for their teaching. Happy Teacher’s Day!
Li XiangRong, proud parent of Tay kaixian Kaiser, Kindergarten 1
“Dear Hong Laoshi, I’m deeply grateful to have someone like you contributing to my child’s growth and emotional well-being. Thank you for making me feel comfortable being away from my child while I work and for caring for him since day 1. Now that he talks a lot, I’ve heard him spoke in Chinese (like saying xie xie and counting Yi Er) and always mentioning “laoshi laoshi” when he’s home. That shows how much he adores you.

To the entire team of teachers & staff in MOM, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to every one of you for all your patience, hard work, and dedication; and for being passionate about early-childhood education. Thank you for making Bilal and all the other children feel safe and loved. Being a happy boy as he is, Bilal enjoys coming to school so much that he even cries and asked to put on his uniform when he’s not going to school. He may not be able to say it yet but I know he loves every one of you as he acknowledges and hugs you everyday. Continue to be awesome as you shine in the eyes of the children and parents alike. Thank you for everything you do!”

Nur Hidayah, proud parent of Bilal Rizqi, Play Group / Pre-Nursery 1
“Dear Ms Lai Kuan,

How time flies and this marks ZY’s last year at Kinderland MOM. We are fortunate to have a teacher like you.
I can tell how much ZY has improved over the 2 years in her study and character building, under your kind care.
You have also been working closely with parents like us to ensure wellbeing of the kids. For every small incidents happen in the school, we are always updated very timely. This give us assurance to place ZY in a safe environment.
We are impressed by your passionate as an educator. We know how tough this job is to manage the number of kids, but you have done it fantastically.
Zhang Yue will enter her primary school journey soon, but I am sure she will miss everyone here at Kinderland MOM because of the wonderful experience that she have here.
On this special occasion, we would like to wish you a very happy teacher’s day.”

Grace, proud parent of Zhang Yue, Kindergarten 2
I strongly believe that teachers make a whole lot of difference in a child’s learning and growth. When the children have affinity with the teachers, they grow to love and learn what the teachers teach too. Having been brought up in an English dominant environment, it is always heartwarming to hear Alexander burst out in the Chinese verses 席老师taught him at school. Something is very right about the teacher if the child comes home to tell you they like teacher XXX and it is evident for all of Alex’s teachers. Through 席老师,us parents learn nuggets of mandarin and also are entertained by the 儿歌 such as 🐛毛毛虫 taught in school. And with the kiddos of age 2-3, this is the stage of toilet training. Never once have we heard the teachers complaining about washing poop and pee, and also cleaning Alex and his soiled clothes. Greatest thank you to 席老师!
LIM JIE JUN, proud parent of Alexander Goh, Nursery 1/ Pre-Nursery 2
“To beloved MS Serena,
Wynsley speaks highly of you. You have been with him since last year and it’s now the 2nd year. What you have done have enriched his learning journey and broaden his view and we highly appreciate that. As we know Wynsley is very naughty and alot patience and needed, we deeply thank you for all your kindness, patience, sincere along the way.

We wish every teachers could have a sunny smile, a healthy body and we sincere thanks to you for being my child’s teacher. Happy Teacher’s Day! Cheers 😎”

Carolyn, proud parent of Wynsley, Nursery 2/ Nursery

* C-POP denotes the Childcare Partner Operator scheme, implemented by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) for the new term January 2021.