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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:59 am 
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Hi All,

Took 1 day off from work to survey all the pre schools ard my area... seems like my only option left is Summer montessori if I want a daily session for my son.. MMI at Blk 519 is only offering twice a week classes..

Startots and edufarm are all operating from the RC with all the kids in one area... seems really cramp to me..

went to Jurong Calvary Church and the person in charge told me I can only register in 2013... sigh .. .a long long way to go


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:40 am 
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Peonies wrote:
I saw three new kids joining the second session at Tara @ JP today. Nice to see more classmates for my DD :)


Hi Peonies,

My son is also in Tara.. and in the 2nd session... how's ur gal coping so far??


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:43 pm 
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HI all,

care to share with me more about Tara at JP & Startots @ Jurong West and Talent Plus? My boy is born in 09, seems like he has got many friends here. :)

I would not recommend MMI for playgroup. I sent him there for trial and didn't have a good impression. Maybe for older children.


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Personally I like Tara's environment.. clean and spacious, gd quality toys.. very child-safe.. the teachers are great and my son loved them especially the aunty.. i hate to take him out of Tara but it's just tat he is not learning anything ...


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:16 pm 
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I also deliberated between MMI, Tara, and Summer. :) For this age group, looks like these are the limited choices we have?


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:45 pm 
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seems like it to me.... if we are looking at a pre-sch and nt childcare


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:54 pm 
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yup, i'm mainly looking at playgroup type of settings, where the kid just goes to socialise and learn thru some hands on and fun manner. just 2hrs in the morning would do.

lack such type around our vicinity i think. or maybe they are there but i don't fancy most of them except these 3 that i considered more seriously.


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:38 pm 
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pinkitty wrote:
Personally I like Tara's environment.. clean and spacious, gd quality toys.. very child-safe.. the teachers are great and my son loved them especially the aunty.. i hate to take him out of Tara but it's just tat he is not learning anything ...


Hi Pinkkitty,
why do you need to withdraw your son from tara? since he is happy and kind of play based. Why makes you say that he is not learning anything? How old is he and where will you be enrolling?


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:43 pm 
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kabalevsky wrote:
yup, i'm mainly looking at playgroup type of settings, where the kid just goes to socialise and learn thru some hands on and fun manner. just 2hrs in the morning would do.

lack such type around our vicinity i think. or maybe they are there but i don't fancy most of them except these 3 that i considered more seriously.


Hi,
may i know how old is your child? Where is the summer childcare/preschool?

I spent the past mths sourcing ard..even went to mindchamps or even chiltern house in Mountbatten.. still think that it will be better off to send him to playschool. just that around us there are too many childcares..not many choices for playschool. MMI is just like a childcare, i feel, for the younger ones.

have u been to tara's trial class?


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 Post subject: Re: [Jurong East/Jurong West] Preschools
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:20 am 
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Hi tearss,
Yes I've spent a lot of time sourcing and visiting different places too. I also concluded that I wanted a playgroup/playschool class instead of childcare. There are many childcare centers here.

Erm, I didn't go to the JW Swim Complex MMI cos that is a childcare. I went to the Jurong West St 52 one. That one is not a childcare. It has playgroup, 2x a week in the mornings for 2h or 1x a week on Sat for 3h i think, and is parent accompanied. I did enjoy it with dd but after a while, I feel that it's time for us to move on to drop-off kind, so that with the 2h, I can go and run errands and do some things without her. :) I've at least observed and accompanied for several months already, so I think she is ready for drop-off preschool.

I think distance is important too, for a child so young, travelling will tire them out, then they might not learn best by the time they reach the center, hence I still prefer it to be in Jurong West, even though I did check out some in Bt Timah/ Clementi/ Jurong East. I did go to Mountbatten also, but not Mindchamps or Chiltern. :) I was interested in the Montessori for Children. I passed by Odyssey when I was there. Looks very nice from the outside.

But all these were just more like research trips, don't think I myself like to drive down there everyday and be stuck in jams.

My dd is 20 months old now. Summer Montessori has 2 campuses. One at Boon Lay and one at JW Block 674. You can google it. I did post the website earlier in this link, or maybe in the Montessori thread. I visited and posted a review. But can't remember where I posted now. oops.

Yes, I have also been for Tara trial. I love the place too, very spacious and cheery. I like the openness (the entire length of glass). Dd enjoyed the playdoh session, loved the puzzles and I myself love the portrait painting easels. Not something that other playgroups around here have. :)


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