We Raise Confident Children

Learn why Shaws Preschool is the preferred choice for parents and kids

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.  

Our History

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. 

Our History

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. 

Our History

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.

Multicultural Environment

Our classrooms will be culturally diverse.

Learning From Failure

We want your child to keep trying.

Quality Teaching

Our teachers possess hard and heart skills.


Unparalleled support will be given to you.

Meet our Educators


Liane Shaw

Director of Play

Kit M Mak

Group Principal

Imeelia Ismail-Tan

Head of Curriculum

Dana Newman

Head of Enrolments

Namitha Nandakumar

Head of Human Resources

Carla Bowe

Head of Branding and Marketing Operations

Serene Lua

Head of Finance and Administration

Our Principals

Our Curriculum Specialists

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