My son Benjamin was born in 2012. At that time we were living in Jurong. When he turned 1 year, we decided to move back to the East side of Singapore where most of our friends and family resided. While considering where to move to, we also took into consideration of the childcare which we hoped to send Benjamin to.
I chose Kinderland Changi based on a friend’s recommendation. While I was attracted by one other fancy looking childcare, I never made arrangements to see it in person and went straight for Kinderland Changi after writing to the Principal – Ms Jean. I remembered sharing with her about the other fancy centre and she gave me a very objective view about how I should decide and left the decision to me.
At 18 months, Benjamin attended Kinderland Changi – and one of the things I truly love about the childcare was you feel you’re sending your son to an extended family where he would be nurtured not only in his character but in his knowledge.
The teachers have been amazingly patient with this ever inquisitive boy with limited attention span. Yet, the results of their nurturing and early education can be seen by his performance in Primary 1.
While transiting into P1 can be a culture shock for most kids which Benjamin did experience, nonetheless his schoolwork especially in Chinese (which both my husband and I are terrible at) is more than satisfactory. He usually gets 100 marks for his Ting Xie and occasionally 80 or 90 when he is careless. When he is focused, the teachers have feedback that Benjamin can complete his task very quickly and accurately. His English language and all other subjects like Math is not a problem at all.
I truly appreciate all that Kinderland Changi has done for and with Benjamin. Till today, he’s always wanting to visit the childcare just to say hi to the teachers or play in the premises reliving those happy moments.
As we are welcoming a new baby in September, I was super delighted to know that Kinderland Changi has opened an infant care corner. When I told Benjamin about it, he had not qualms about sending his little brother there when he turns 2 months old.
If you’re looking for a childcare that truly makes a difference in your child’s life, an extended family that would always keep a lookout for your child’s best interest both academically and emotionally, Kinderland Changi would be the go to. Many of the parents are still in touch with each other – so that our kids continue to be lifelong friends. We travel, attend tennis classes together. This wouldn’t be possible without the open culture in Kinderland Changi as well.
We’re so pleased that Benjamin has been nurtured to learn fast and be independent and most importantly carefree in Kinderland Changi. So thank you Kinderland. It’s been such a great journey and I do look forward to having your nurture my soon-to-be born infant.