Skool4kidz’s 10th childcare centre at Yishun Avenue 11 has opened to provide another 300 places for infants and preschoolers in the North of Singapore.
The new two-storey large childcare centre, which has a built-up area of 1,990 sqm, is also Skool4kidz’ first bigger facility of its kind that is three times the size of the average childcare centre. It has been specially designed with an abundance of covered and outdoor spaces to support a plethora of learning activities for the holistic intellectual and social-emotional development of children.
Skool4kidz Pte Ltd was appointed a Pre-School Anchor Operator in January 2014 by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) of the Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). It has been working relentlessly to provide quality and affordable childcare services in the heartlands at locations assigned by the government.
Today, its 10 centres offer a total of 1,312 places for infants and children up to the age of 6. It has a total of 186 staff, including 11 principals, 122 educarers and teachers. The majority of the teaching staff are diploma and degree holders.
Skool4kidz is a consortium formed by Kinderland Educare Service Pte Ltd and Dr Jane Ching-Kwan, both established names in early childhood education. It is a member of the Crestar Education Group.
The brand’s first three childcare centres were opened in August 2014 in blocks 24 Marsiling Drive, 628A Woodlands Ring Road and 782D Woodlands Crescent. Between May and November 2015, another five centres were rolled out in blocks 430A Yishun Avenue 11, 636C Senja Road, 524A Tampines Central 7, 673A Edgefield Plains and 336B Anchorvale Crescent.
In June this year, Skool4kidz Ping Yi Greens Childcare Centre began operations in block 807C, Chai Chee Road.
The Yishun Large Childcare Centre is a showcase of the Skool4kidz concept: to stimulate exploring, experimenting and learning with an abundance of hands-on activities in various indoor and outdoors environments. There is an innovative playhouse and a fun water-play area at the atrium. In addition, a community herb-garden and a butterfly garden gives children real-life lessons on botany and agriculture. A specially-designed Atelier inspired by the internationally renowned Reggio Emilia allows children to use various art materials as well as other mediums such as recycled and natural materials to express their ideas in a “hundred languages”.