Singapore’s First Play based Preschool
We were conceived with a clear objective in mind, to provide a different type of preschool education in Singapore. One which no longer had boring lessons or top down teaching. That was why we established the first preschool in Singapore that emphasised play as a learning experience.
Our lessons are spontaneous and will allow your children to express themselves, work as a team, explore topics and most importantly have fun! Your child will be well prepared for later schooling and life in the care of our dedicated, trained and professional staff.
1989 | Where It All Began
Shaws Preschool was established 30 years ago by our founder Lucy Shaw.
Our preschool flourished because we offered something different compared to the traditional, strictly academic model. We were one of the first play based preschools which emphasised on using purposeful play to teach children.
2017 | Expanding Influence
In 2017, we opened our 6th Shaws Campus in Lorong Chuan to bring our play based preschool closer to residents. Together with the other 5 preschools in the Serangoon and East Coast precinct, we have grown and nurtured over 350 children.
First preschool to include sports as an integral and compulsory component of the curriculum. Today, the Shaws Preschool curriculum includes sports coaching twice a week conducted by coaches from Shaws Little League.
Mission and Values
Our mission is to inspire your child with a love for learning, establish their foundational academic proficiency and build their character to become impactful contributors of society in the future.
Learning Through Play
Learning will be play based and made fun.
Passion For Children
We love what we do and who we do it for.
Our classrooms will be culturally diverse.
Learning From Failure
We want your child to keep trying.
Our teachers possess hard and heart skills.
Unparalleled support will be given to you.
Meet our Educators
Director of Play
Liane left her corporate career in 2003 to help her mother, Lucy Shaw at Shaws Preschool for one month. She hasn’t left since! Along with degrees in Law and Commerce, she has a Masters in Science (Early Childhood Education). She has a strong passion for educating children through play, and is dedicated to improving preschool education. Liane oversees the operations of the 6 campuses, and ensures the highest standards are upheld in all Shaws Preschools.
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