Healthy, Nurturning
Surroundings

We’re located in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) — just a few minutes’ walk from Telok Ayer MRT or Raffles Place MRT.

Our learning environments are planned carefully such that they are safe, secure, fun and responsive to children’s interests. They are also designed to spark curiosity and creativity, as well as invite exploration, manipulation and a sense of discovery.

Health and Safety

Daily screenings & personal hygiene

Every child is screened each morning for their temperature and visible signs of infections like Hand Foot and
Mouth
Disease. We take and record temperatures at least twice a day for every child.

Within the centre we carefully choose products such as soaps that are free of chemicals like paraben and richer
in
natural ingredients. We also instill good hygiene practices such as as during shower time and in between
mealtimes.

Daily cleaning

Our centre is cleaned daily (with some areas cleaned twice a day) to prevent any outbreaks. Toys are also cleaned
regularly and sleeping cots are cleaned daily. For infants, we adopt a two-basket approach: one basket for clean
toys and a second basket for toys that require sanitation before another infant can play with them. All of our
cleaning products are carefully chosen to be child-safe while meeting the minimum government standards in hygiene.

Our cleaning products

We carefully select cleaning products that are free of parabens, triclosan, phthalates, glycol solvents,
formaldehyde, artificial colours, animal-derived Ingredients, MEA and DEA. Instead, they feature plant-derived
ingredients and natural essential oils, forming an ingredient base that’s 98% naturally derived. Our hand sanitiser
is non-toxic and alcohol free.

Disinfectant is used where required in line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, such as in toilet areas and
infant changing areas.

Health and Safety

Daily screenings & personal hygiene

Every child is screened each morning for their temperature and visible signs of infections like Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. We take and record temperatures at least twice a day for every child.

Within the centre we carefully choose products such as soaps that are free of chemicals like paraben and richer in natural ingredients. We also instill good hygiene practices such as as during shower time and in between mealtimes.

Daily cleaning

Our centre is cleaned daily (with some areas cleaned twice a day) to prevent any outbreaks. Toys are also cleaned regularly and sleeping cots are cleaned daily. For infants, we adopt a two-basket approach: one basket for clean toys and a second basket for toys that require sanitation before another infant can play with them. All of our cleaning products are carefully chosen to be child-safe while meeting the minimum government standards in hygiene.

Our cleaning products

We carefully select cleaning products that are free of parabens, triclosan, phthalates, glycol solvents, formaldehyde, artificial colours, animal-derived Ingredients, MEA and DEA. Instead, they feature plant-derived ingredients and natural essential oils, forming an ingredient base that’s 98% naturally derived. Our hand sanitiser is non-toxic and alcohol free.

Disinfectant is used where required in line with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, such as in toilet areas and infant changing areas.

Air Quality

Children under our care spend an average of 200 hours at our centre every month, so it’s imperative that our indoor air quality is kept at a very high level.

Premium air quality equipment

To ensure high air quality, we use only TrueHEPA purifiers. All of our air cleaners are 100% ozone, ion and UV emission free and widely regarded as the best air purifiers available.

Furthermore, we use purifiers with VOC filters (featuring activated carbon to eliminate volatile organic compounds and chemicals in addition to TrueHEPA filtration) to ensure high air quality throughout our centre.

Our centre also features our own de-centralised air conditioning system, allowing us full control over temperature settings to ensure classrooms are neither too hot nor too cold.

Centre Design

Tots & Teddies partnered an award winning Architecture firm to design and custom build our centre from the ground up, providing our children free space to learn, play and exercise. In 2014 our Acrhitects were commissioned by the Lien Foundation to rethink the use of pre-school spaces in Singapore. In 2015, they won the President’s Design Award for Design of the Year for a Singapore preschool.

Classrooms

Our centre has been carefully designed to support character development and our thematic inquiry-based curriculum.
As such, we feature a semi-open classroom concept where children from different age groups can socialise and learn
from each other.

Semi-permanent fixtures create informal space-breaks, acting as learning centres and to showcase children’s work. At
the same time, mobile wooden nooks allow children to get cosy with their favourite books away from the class area.

Kids Cafe

Our communal Kids Cafe promotes social development and also provides a break space from the class environment,
promoting the importance of food and meal time with friends.

Our dining area features a semi-open kitchen where children can pick up their food from a specially-designed
kids-friendly counter and interact directly with the Chef, as well as return their plates after eating.

We also have a special plant-growing area for children to care for their seeds and watch their plants grow over the
course of the term.

Indoor play

Indoor-play time is a great opportunity for imaginative play. Instead of providing fixed play equipment, we combine
an indoor treehouse with large mobile play blocks, allowing children to create their own special play space that
changes every time they play.

Our play area features a specially set-up padded play space for infants next to our front windows, allowing them to
build their gross-motor skills with safety in mind.

Centre Design

Tots & Teddies partnered an award winning Architecture firm to design and custom build our centre from the ground up, providing our children free space to learn, play and exercise. In 2014 our Acrhitects were commissioned by the Lien Foundation to rethink the use of pre-school spaces in Singapore. In 2015, they won the President’s Design Award for Design of the Year for a Singapore preschool.

Classrooms

Our centre has been carefully designed to support character development and our thematic inquiry-based curriculum. As such, we feature a semi-open classroom concept where children from different age groups can socialise and learn from each other.

Semi-permanent fixtures create informal space-breaks, acting as learning centres and to showcase children’s work. At the same time, mobile wooden nooks allow children to get cosy with their favourite books away from the class area.

Kids Cafe

Our communal Kids Cafe promotes social development and also provides a break space from the class environment, promoting the importance of food and meal time with friends.

Our dining area features a semi-open kitchen where children can pick up their food from a specially-designed kids-friendly counter and interact directly with the Chef, as well as return their plates after eating.

We also have a special plant-growing area for children to care for their seeds and watch their plants grow over the course of the term.

Indoor play

Indoor-play time is a great opportunity for imaginative play. Instead of providing fixed play equipment, we combine an indoor treehouse with large mobile play blocks, allowing children to create their own special play space that changes every time they play.

Our play area features a specially set-up padded play space for infants next to our front windows, allowing them to build their gross-motor skills with safety in mind.

Exposure to Diversity

With a good mix of children from different countries and ethnicities, your child will be able to learn and respect different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs. On average, the children mix in our school is 50% local, 50% international. We’ve had children from Australia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Morocco, the UK and USA, just to name a few.

Equipment and Toys

Our equipment has been specially selected by our teaching team with decades of combined experience. All of our toys and equipment are safe and of high quality, all chosen to support a skill-growth area.

We are proud to source most of our toys from Melissa & Doug, a brand that takes fun and safety just as seriously as we do. We believe that the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists.

Outdoor play

To ensure holistic physical, emotional and social development, we provide bi-weekly trips for our children and teachers to Children’s Park @ Gardens By the Bay at no additional charge to parents.

We engage an established bus provider that uses a near-new fleet of mini-buses, with each seat fitted with a seat belt. In the event of adverse weather, we proceed to an indoor area such as Art Playscape located at National Gallery Singapore.

Collaboration with parents

Our close partnership with parents is vital in enhancing children’s learning. That’s why we document children’s learning regularly and update parents on a daily basis.

In engaging parents to participate in activities; we invite them to join us in our Reading Programme, Home Projects, field trips and classroom or school activities. To ensure parents are well-informed of their children’s development, we provide regular updates to parents through our digital app, phone calls and email. In addition, we hold half-yearly parents-teachers meetings and at our year-end open house.

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