Kinderland CRESTAR at CCK Sunshine Place

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Kinderland CRESTAR at CCK Sunshine Place

Postby PeppaGeoge » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:26 pm

Here's what I know and what I think of the school, the new principal Mrs Peh has replaced Ms Judy since end June 2014.
Term fees $1155.60, existing students yearly registration $214, for joining siblings $288.90 (deposit+registration fees). Chinese Immersion Programme (CIP) $342.40. ESDC English Speech and Drama Course $225 and there's the uniforms $23+/kinderfit $20++. Graduation photo, chargeable! Concert costume chargeable! DVD/Concert tickets chargeable! (I would assume, they'll tell parents NO PHOTO TAKING allowed, wait and see)

My son attended from Term 2 onwards, he doesn't speak a word of Mandarin, but under Ms Yang, he is improving, however slowly. English being the spoken language for the family, and just moved back from Australia, my son's picking up Singlish :roll:

He met some friends :snuggles:

The school has a cheerful environment and it is air conditioned.
I've raised my concern to Mrs Peh to be discussed with the "owner" over letting kids to have an "indoor slippers" to be worn to toilets for hygiene. Kids wore shoes into the waiting area then walked barefooted everywhere, including toilets. (My kid caught HFMD from the school, reported to teacher after Dr's visit next door) off course I was immediately escorted into a waiting room. (I concluded their fear was my feedback would affect other parents who came during Parent Teachers' Meeting.) After, a week period, the answer I got from Mrs Peh, the Principal was "my boss don't agree..scared kids step on each others slippers and can fall." My point here exactly, that's where and why teachers guide them to toilets so they walked in single file. But when in toilet cubicle, they're alone, can the teacher monitor if there'd be any contact to urine/fecal matters anywhere? That's where slippers come in useful and washing of hands. Storage, is simply into the same cubicle where their shoes are. Easy peasy, eh?

I posted a question to Mrs Peh, why do you adults wear slippers all over the place?? Why not be barefooted too?

My conclusion is the school is charging a lot of miscellaneous fees. To a Yew Tee Community Centre, a kid is charged $16. Bus fare 2 bus stop away, charges $82/monthly. Is that pricey, or reasonable? Please share.

The school takes care of their shareholders, but has neglected the importance of parents feedback and choice to put their kids there that generate their revenues.

I wonder why Kinderland chose ACJS Auditorium for the year end concert?

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Re: Kinderland CRESTAR at CCK Sunshine Place

Postby oldmummy_turns » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:43 am

Dear Parent,

I have been through very frustrating time finding a right kindergarten for my son.(I changed 3 renowned kindy schools as their staff was not only rude but very pressurizing!!)
After a long hiatus of trial and a found a great place :rahrah: :xedfingers: ( i can't thank heavens above!)
Its called 3Housekindergarten in kembangan area.Its small and cozy with very sensible and loving staff. They went out of their way to accomadate my son's commuting situation. Their management staff comes every morning at 8am to pick up my son in private car and their principal drops my son at 3.30pm in car again for almost less than bus fare. not to mention my son is very happy and loves going to school everyday. He has never been so happy attending school.
They have morning and afternoon both sessions. for mums like me, they have 8am-3pm session too, which is perfect for me as I work from home and my son can go and play in park or attend for other enrichment or fun activity once home. i can get evening him without stressing out.
3housekindergarten is new and needs loads of appreciation to survive. Other schools thrive on badly run franchises, with semi skilled staff who have no patience with children.
I highly and fullheartedly recommend this school to any parent who wants their children to love learning without stressing or robbing their childhood out.
Do check their website for more info..

Good luck! :thankyou:

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Re: Kinderland CRESTAR at CCK Sunshine Place

Postby oldmummy_turns » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:45 am

Sorry Mummies and Daddies.. this school is not in your vicinity.. but being new in this forum, I could not contain my happiness in finding such a gem of a school..Ms Noora ( Prinicipal) is a very gentle and loving lady!

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Re: Kinderland CRESTAR at CCK Sunshine Place

Postby PeppaGeoge » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:03 pm

Just to add on from my previous post...hope it helps in making the choices that best suit you.

Communication booklet gets exchange weekly, not daily. No homework after school/weekends. Materials are all original & colored, not photocopied like most Kindy. Unsure if that's one reason for the steeper fees........

The year-end concert costume was charged at $50, and compulsory attendance for all students. Chargeable concert ticket at $20/each, each child are allowed 2tickets accompanying adults, extra requests chargeable at $20 via booking. Venue is at Dover ACJC.

The school term programme in Term 4 is slightly more interesting, as the Nursery kids gets to visit the Hydropolic Farm. And learn more about them, transfers more reasonable at $13. In comparison to visitation to Community Centre in Yew Tee at $16.

Playground area, is behind the school. Shared space with Learning Vision Child Care. A good shady place from heat of the Sun and rain...

They're 4 choices of Holiday Camps to choose from, chargeable at $255, a duration of 5days, in November. If sign up for 2camps, siblings get -10%.

IMHO, there must be a good value to what we parents pay for our kids education that shows result. Parents are well informed group of people because there's such platform as Kiasu Parents.

Kinderland Crestar SS Place, are you reading me? Yes? Very good.
Here's what I think, there's a teacher teaching English with loud booming commanding voice, I really hope she'd tone down :) . It's hardwork being a teacher, but parents too aren't having it easier :) The best part, my kid is speaking a lot more of Mandarin. Am making constant effort to remove "lar" in all his conversation.

Would have been great if Sunshine Place Management team fix up a huge ceiling fan like the once in MRT...it is VERY WARM, while we parents stand outside school, to pick our kids.

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