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Postby sunlim » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:54 pm

Original Title: NurtureStars Childcare @ Safra Mount Faber

Hi,

I came across a new childcare opening at SAFRA Mount Faber @ Telok Blangah. Was there the other day. The club environment looks good.

Can get more info from the webbie http://www.safra.sg/nurturestars.

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NurtureStars at Safra Mount Faber

Postby raynreg » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:32 pm

I was browsing through a magazine when I came across this childcare centre. Its a joint venture between Safra and Kinderland which opened early this year. They are adopting the Kinderland Intergrated Curriculum.

Any mummy/daddy have their kids there. I would like to get some feedback on the centre's environment and the teachers there. Anyone knows if they offer swimming lessons as well.

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Postby raynreg » Sat May 15, 2010 12:16 am

Any parents with kids in this centre? I'm looking for a transport operator who can send and fetch DS to school. The bus operator that the school has tie up with is charging on a high side.

Please help as I'm urgently looking for such service. Many thanks

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Postby complainer » Mon May 17, 2010 10:01 am

Currently i stay at TELOK BLANGAH, opposite to safra.I have been to the centre b4. it is just not worth it. The fee is $866. After you include enrichment fee, it will cost the parents easily $1.2k per kid.

Just opposite, you have a choice, cherie hearts @ depot located inside CMPB. The fee is just merely $680 compare to this cc fee.

And since both the centre, the enrichment is by external vendor, the quality is there.

I put my girl in Cherie Hearts Depot and have no regret. I let her attend all the enrichment (speech and drama for chinese n english, computer) in the school and it did not cost me more than $900.

And most importantly, from my house to the CC, it is shelter all the way.

you can find their website http://www.cherieheartsdepot.com.sg

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Postby tankee » Mon May 17, 2010 11:03 am

complainer wrote:...And since both the centre, the enrichment is by external vendor, the quality is there....


Personally, I do not agree to this statement.

These 2 centers are by different operators, one Kinderland and the other Cherie Hearts. Thus their programme and approach will be different.

Moreover, it is difficult to maintain same standard and quality across different centers even when they are of the same operator, as quality of principal and teachers differ; and facilities are different too.

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Postby complainer » Mon May 17, 2010 3:37 pm

What i meant is, in term of quality, both centre, their enrichment is outsource to the expert from various specialise enrichment centre.

In term of branding, Cherie hearts, i believe, is better than Kinderland. And since Cherie hearts @ depot CC cost so much cheaper than NurtureStars, naturally it only make $$ sense to put them in there.

I want the best for my kid with limited budget. And since it fix my bill, why not. Even thought i find the principal very strict with the kids and 'parents', we are still happy to put my kid there.

Pls, im not a staff there. Just want to share with you people how to optimise yr $.

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Postby hercules » Mon May 17, 2010 9:24 pm

complainer wrote:In term of branding, Cherie hearts, i believe, is better than Kinderland.



Kinderland's curriculum is more well established than CH within my knowledge. So your belief may be right in terms of 'branding' that CH is 'better' but that does not mean quality is better but perhaps more of money one has put into advertisement.

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Postby happydaddy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:20 am

hercules wrote:
complainer wrote:In term of branding, Cherie hearts, i believe, is better than Kinderland.



Kinderland's curriculum is more well established than CH within my knowledge. So your belief may be right in terms of 'branding' that CH is 'better' but that does not mean quality is better but perhaps more of money one has put into advertisement.


By looking at the number of award won by Cherie hearts compare to Kinderland, you can see how much effort they put in to make it a branded CC.

If their curriculum is better, then we should be seeing more centre adopt their curriculum thru franchise and not the other way round?

Following this CC link show by complainer, this cheriehearts depot go the extra mile to have their picture gallery constantly update by mth and yr.

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Postby happydaddy » Tue May 18, 2010 9:26 am

fyi, my son is in kinderland (woodland area). I choose there is because of convienent, follow by cost.

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Postby tankee » Tue May 18, 2010 10:04 am

hi fellow KSP.com members

let's respect the thread starter sunlim and stick to comments on NutureStars Childcare.

Let's not :offtopic: on comparing Kindlerland or Cherie hearts here.

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