East Coast

We provide the top play based preschool education in the East Coast, Katong and Mountbatten neighbourhoods.

Our Preschools In East Coast

We have three early childhood education centres in East Coast:

Our preschools in East Coast are nestled close to urban gardens and well-known food and cultural districts in the Katong and East Coast precinct. These surrounding areas provide rich and immersive hands-on learning experiences for children that are close to the homes of residents in the vicinity. Each centre has a team of professional teachers who upholds our philosophy of learning through play to the highest level.

Shaws Preschool @ Katong Post

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Who are we?

Located in a beautiful heritage building, which also houses the Katong Post Office, Shaws @ Katong Post is next door to the Canadian International School. Don’t be deceived – there is a playground for enrichment activities hidden behind this enchanting little building. Together with the team of 17 teachers, this kindergarten is headed by Principal, Geraldine Merican Choo.

What do we have?


373 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437130

How to get here?

 5 minutes bus ride from Paya Lebar MRT

 Bus 10, 31, 32, 40, 43, 134, 135, 197, 853

 2 minutes drive from ECP Tanjong Katong Road Exit



Where are we?

373 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437130

We love that the school focuses on aspects beyond studying such as sports and outdoor play. We also like the different excursions to interesting places and also the themed events where kids get to dress up and do fun activities with parents and friends. Johannes and Sarah

Parents of Liam Alexander Sunden, Katong Post

Shaws Preschool @ Tanjong Katong

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Who are we?

Shaws @ Tanjong Katong is within the Crescent Road residential estate along Boscombe Road. Established in 2009, this childcare centre is located in a serene and tranquil setting, making it a suitable learning environment surrounded by private homes. Together with a team of 14 teachers, our campus is headed by our Principal, Salmi Razali.

What do we have?


4A Boscombe Rd, Singapore 439738

How to get here?

 5 minutes bus ride from Paya Lebar MRT  Bus 10, 31, 32, 40, 43, 134, 135, 197, 853  3 minutes drive from ECP Tanjong Katong Road Exit

Where are we?

4A Boscombe Rd, Singapore 439738
We visited quite a few local and international childcare centers before we found the Shaws Tanjong Katong campus. Once we did, however, we knew our search was over. Pedro and Claudine

Parents of Louis, Tanjong Katong

Shaws Preschool @ Mountbatten

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Who are we?

Our main campus, Shaws @ Mountbatten, was the first campus to open way back in 1989. This campus alone has served over 1200 families over the last 30 years. We proudly now have second generation of Shaws children enrolled at this campus! This campus, along with the 25 teachers, is headed by Principal, Yvonne Lim.

What do we have?


855 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437839

How to get here?

 6 minutes bus ride from Paya Lebar MRT  Bus 12, 14, 30, 158, 196, 401  2 minutes drive from ECP Tanjong Katong Road Exit

Where are we?

855 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437839

The teachers that Qaveri has had through the years have been outstanding. They’ve been equal partners with us (the parents) in developing our child into this well-rounded young lady she is today.

Raj and Polly

Parents of Qaveri, Mountbatten


Our Parents' Testimonials


We love the school's belief that life is an educational adventure, beyond just text books, and children learn more outdoors than indoors. We also really like the school campus - the beautiful quirky building and the playground. The teachers that Qaveri has had through the years have been outstanding. They’ve been equal partners with us (the parents) in developing our child into this well-rounded young lady she is today. We are also so pleased with the parents' community that has formed over the years.

Raj and Polly (Mountbatten Campus)
Parents of Qaveri

A few of our friends send their kids to Shaws and have only good things to say about this brand. We love that Shaws encourage outdoor play; kids in Singapore spend too much time being cooped up at home! Little League is also a big plus for us because Adam gets a gentle introduction to different forms of sports. Adam also looks forward to water play every Wednesday and show and tell every Monday. Lastly, the teachers are amazing! They are very approachable and know Adam very well. I am awed by how much energy they have.

Nabil and Priscilla (Lorong Chuan Campus)
Parents of Adam

We chose Shaws because their play based learning approach was inline with how we wanted to expose our child to education at an early age. We love that our son gets to do things like the evening play at the mud kitchen, something that we ourselves enjoyed as kids. Kobe loves Tuesdays because of Shaws Little League!


Arvind and Marina (Mountbatten Campus)
Parents of Kobe

We got a really positive vibe when we visited the school. The Lorong Chuan branch had just opened when we visited and only had a handful of students. But it already felt like a genuinely happy place, with kind, enthusiastic and warm teachers. It also ticked all the boxes for us, with a play-based curriculum, equal emphasis on English and Mandarin, good class sizes and lots of outdoor time. We are thrilled by how much Ellie loves going to school – she’s always upset when she’s ill and has to stay home. She loves her friends, her teachers and her coaches, and always runs off to play as soon as we get to school. She particularly looks forward to water play, sports and after-school swimming lessons.

Ben and Jolene (Lorong Chuan Campus)
Parents of Ellie

Children learn through play. Hands on education. The school focuses on the children’s interests. Bilingual school. Larger than average outside open play area. Multicultural environment. These are some of the reasons why we chose Shaws to be the preschool for our children. Our daughters love the variety of activities that the school has. Especially the show and tell and dress ups.

Marta and Jordi (Mountbatten Campus)
Parents of Martina and Mariona

The school was recommended to us by multiple parents when we moved to Singapore 2 years ago. The happy environment left deep impressions on our minds when we first visited the school. The teachers were friendly and lively! The way we saw them interacting with the young kids felt just right. We placed ourselves on the waitlist and were thrilled when we did get the slot! The school's focus on character based alphabets, the reputation of being the first play based preschool in Singapore and the actual attention to sports outside the classroom clinched it for us. Our child has been going there for close to a year now and we're pleased to see his growth and his happy face while going in! They love the show and tell sessions and sports time.

Megha and Avijit (Mountbatten Campus)
Parents of Abir

We liked that Shaws is truly a play based preschool. The small size of the Katong campus made it feel more intimate and this allowed us to get to know most of the teachers and children. We really like the sense of community that has been built at Shaws. We have a lovely community of staff, children and parents at Shaws and we are very grateful for them being present in our parenting journey. Thomas enjoys being with the teachers and learning from them because they are so caring and nurturing.

Chris and Rhonda (Katong Campus)
Parents of Thomas

I like how Shaws has a very homely feel. The school compound is in a house with an inviting garden and space for kids to run and play in the fresh air. The staff are also friendly, nurturing and invested in my children. Curriculum-wise, I like how there is a right balance between academia and sports, and encouraging the kids without mollycoddling them. My children enjoy the learning games, sports and cookery classes. They have grown close to their classmates and I feel that that can only happen in an environment which they feel happy and safe in.

Karen (Braddell Heights Campus)
Parents of Rebecca and Ben

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