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which school to choose?

Postby mneo0111 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:44 pm

am sending my son for nursery for next year... deciding whether chiltern or Pat's.

any recommendation or other school in the north or east which is good? :?: :?: :thankyou:

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby zac's mum » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:32 pm

Hi mneo, how old is your son?

Mine is 14 mths. Am checking out N1 classes too. So far I've been to chiltern turf city branch to look see.

Will u be considering kindergartens? Or only private preschools?

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby mneo0111 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:14 pm

my son is now 15mths. i prefer private pre-school. which area you looking at? i'm looking at sengkang/punggol area.

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby zac's mum » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:07 pm

Oic. Our sons will be together in the N1 2013 intake then :) Unless you are thinking of starting him at play group at 18 mths?

I am in the process of compiling the different registration dates of various kindys. But because I'm also considering private preschools, I will also compile their waiting list lengths. FYI, registration for Chiltern House (and etc...) waiting list has already started this month.

I have been calling up those in the north, central and west areas. Let me know if u're interested to know these, and/or add your research for northeast area. I'm sure other parents would like to know too. The info out there is such a mess, I just want to organize things for easier planning :p

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby mneo0111 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:55 pm

hi there,

of course i'm interested.. love to see what you got.

i think i giving up chiltern coz of the distant.. i wanna put him in playgroup but apparently those that i call is all FULL.

let me know if u have those near me...most importantly is the teachers n if it will benefit the kid... :rahrah:

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby zac's mum » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Tried to post a table but it could not show here. Any idea how to post tables in this forum?

I propose having the following columns:

  • Name of kindy/preschool
  • Registration system (waiting list/physical Q)
  • Priority given to
  • (For general public) waiting list/physical Q starts on
  • Latest known number in waiting list/physical Q
  • Expected date of confirmation/invitation to enroll
  • Waiting list booking fee (non-refundable)
  • Fees per month/per term (before subsidy)

Currently I have some of the above info for Chiltern House, EtonHouse, Marymount Kindergarten, St James Church Kindergarten, Barker Road Methodist Church Kindergarten, Nanyang Kindergarten, Newton Kindergarten. Will be calling up to verify/add more soon, since by now the first week of school havoc should have died down abit.

If you have any suggestions or special requests, please let me know k... :wink:

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby mneo0111 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:57 pm

Schoolhouse by the bay also not bad. Learning ladder.com.sg
Not sure Abt table

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby zac's mum » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:05 am

Hi I have started a new thread for my compiled list:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 69#p688069

We can still discuss the "soft" factors for choosing a preschool here, if u like :)

Have u visited Pat's yet? Can try to bring yr son along...cos most impt is yr son likes the envt & teachers there.

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby Mimama » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:07 am

Hi zac's mum,

May i know which location are you looking at?

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Re: which school to choose?

Postby mneo0111 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:29 am

I hv yet to visit any yet. But will be doing tat soon... It's quite tough to make decision. Have u?

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