Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

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Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby comching » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:49 am

Hi,

Is there any children attending the new preschool Small Wonder at Blk 348 Yishun, which started from 1 Aug?

Appreciate any comments on it. thx!

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby Appleworm » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:25 am

I STRONGLY do not recommend u to play ur kiddos in this childcare.
The principal is really not the hands on type who does not work with the parents to deliver the best for their child.please do not leave them in their care. In my opinion they are not patient & definitely unprofessional educators in terms of managing the kids.
Crap school really. .

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby justMommy » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:33 am

How do you know this much when it only just opened?

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby Appleworm » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:50 pm

My kid was in the school... But we withdraw alrdy.

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby Stephy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:14 pm

i have bad experience with them during the registration process.
The staff at the centre is very rude, but the lady who handle the registration at HQ is ok.

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby sleepyheadjo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:22 pm

Hi Kiasu Newbie,

As a parent of two kids from the same centre, I strongly discourage you to enrol your kids there.

There are 1001 things that are not done properly or correctly.

- There are no specific person to sign a child in and do proper checks at all times. Randomly I do the checks for my kids many times already because the rest of the teachers were either busy or late and thus I have to do the checks.

- Teachers are often late and not committed. The Chinese teacher of my son's class comes at around 10am to 1030am. So what happens beforehand would be another random teacher of other classes to handle (but i meant just to oversee). The kids; will then throw all the toys over the floor, cry alot, snatch toys from one another.

- Hygiene. This is something we parents are concerned of. Half of my child's class are often with kids with runny muscus flowing all the way to the mouth. So imagine the amount of bacteria around. When they have their meals, there isnt any discipline so everyone scooped their food all over and they are everywhere on the floor. Just shortly after the NEW school is open, they already have case of HFMD.

- Professional behaviour by the teachers. In front of the parents (me), the teachers can discuss loudly of how badly behaved the other kid is. I feel as a parent, not right to criticise in the way between another parent and in front of the kid. Discouragement is the worst of all from a school.

- Principal has no involvement at all. Of all the schools, this is the worst. I have never been so NOT close to a school principal at all. Even when my child was there and i wanted to withdraw her, she has no idea which class she is from. And there wasnt much persuasion or improvement she suggest to keep her from leaving.

- Academic and artwork. Don't think about letting your kid learn anything from the school. There will be nothing except bad behaviour. My son's artwork for 2months consist of 5-6 A3 size paper with scribbles. He's Nursery 2. My daughter's artwork consist of A3 paper with scribbles. She's PG. When i feedback to the principal, she explained that it's the way the school functions, they dont even tell the kids where the eyes are supposed to be in a drawing. If it's wrong, they will know it sooner or later where it should be.

- Administrative is horrible. When i first enrolled my son, there wasnt any paperwork for me to fill up, until he started school and I asked for them. School uniforms are out of stock but when the stock arrived, no one informed and I had to ask again. And now, my son's new school principal just told me that the Small Wonder hasnt withdrawn him from their system (his last day of school was 31 Dec 2014) and the new school cannot key in to their system. Talk about pitying the new admin girl.

- Safety. Very relaxed system. When my mom first picked my son up, I phoned the school, wanting to text them my mom's IC. But the admin said no need. When i asked how they identify my mom as his grandmother, she said 'oh since you have informed, we will inform the teacher". And then, when my mom went to pick him up, she was just let into the school with no need for identification proof and brought my son back. And she said the class teacher said no one informed her that it is my mom to pick him up.

Bottomline. It's a very very very BAD childcare. Dont send your kids there.
I've withdrawn both my kids from the school. So happy with the new school now (YAY!)

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby quirkypiesayshi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:01 pm

Hi sleepyheadjo,

Oh dear! Was just offered a place there. Could you share where else you've been looking at sending your child?

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby sleepyheadjo » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:17 pm

Hi quirkypiesayshi

Oh.. what class did u enrol your child for?

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby matildas01 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:48 pm

Parent whom withdraw from Small Wonder, can please advise why and what happened? I was offered a place for infant care, will need more info before I confirm to commit. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Small Wonder Preschool @ Blk 348 Yishun Ave 11

Postby sleepyheadjo » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:59 am

Hi matildas01

we might have bumped into each other before..

anyway.. if u ask around everyone who enrolled in, I'm positive there are alot of feedback.

admin is super messed up. no thorough follow through on procedures, paperwork and registration. pls if you do enrol the kids, u have to keep track of everything including payment and refunds, schoolwork, and uniform.

few months of school.. my kid's daily book has no comments of his progress/behaviour at all.

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