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East Coast’s Top Play-based Preschool

Discover why more parents in the East Coast, Katong and Mountbatten area choose Shaws Preschool.

Shaws East Coast Preschools Are Built For Exploration!

Living in the East Coast, Katong or Mountbatten areas and looking for the best preschool? Here’s why you should visit Shaws Preschools in the East Coast:

Designed for the best play-based experience to strengthen your child’s development

Headed by competent and experienced early childhood professionals

 Nestled in well-known food, culture and heritage precincts in Katong/ Joo Chiat area

Expertly crafted spaces and facilities for a holistic learning journey

Shaws Preschool @ Katong Post

An Enchanting Play-House!

Why Choose Shaws @ Katong Post?

Shaws @ Katong Post is located in a beautiful heritage building, which also houses the Katong Post Office and is just next door to the Canadian International School.

Hidden behind this enchanting little building is a wonderful playground for sports and enrichment activities. Our children love to explore our outdoor play area in the shade of the Banyan tree and join us on field trips in the colourful neighbourhood. Together with a team of 17 caring and experienced preschool educators, our kindergarten is headed by Principal Geraldine Merican Choo.

Campus Facilities

gym

Gym

water play

Water-Play

garden

Garden

sandpit

Sandpit

mud kitchen

Mud Kitchen

playground

Playground

Get To Know Our Principal

Ms IQ - Braddell

Geraldine Merican Choo

Having spent more than a decade as an early childhood educator and as a mother herself, Geraldine believes in building a positive relationship with every child and their family. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – (Jane D. Hull)

Her experienced and passionate team of educators shares her beliefs and strives to provide opportunities that open the mind and touch the heart of each child and family.

What Parents Say

We love that the school focuses on aspects beyond studying such as sports and outdoor play. We 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. Our favourite was Letterland Day where they dressed up as their favourite Letterland Character and also the Zumba Session for Mother’s Day.

Johannes and Sarah
Parents of Liam Alexander Sunden

As a former teacher, I had precise requirements in a preschool- a warm, cosy and safe environment. And Shaws ticked all these boxes and more. The teachers won us over with their friendly personalities and genuinely cared about the children in their care. All three children LOVE Shaws and have made so many friends from countries far and wide. 

Nikki and Ali
Parents of Faya, Noah and Elias

Our criteria for a preschool is that our son, Joseph, needed to have fun and enjoy school and Shaws’ learning through play philosophy immediately appealed. The other big draw was the excellent bilingual programme with an English- and Chinese-speaking teacher in every class. Every day has just been about having fun, and everything he has learned has flowed naturally from that. The delight on Joseph’s face when we drop him off at school is a major highlight for us. There’s not been one day when he hasn’t been eager to get to school!

Katie and James
Parents of Joseph, Katong Post

Shaws Preschool @ Tanjong Katong

A Hidden Gem Full of Fun!

Why Choose Shaws @ Tanjong Katong?

Shaws @ Tanjong Katong is nestled in a quaint residential estate along Boscombe Road, surrounded by private homes and heritage food. Our surroundings are quiet and calm, conducive to cultivating creativity and little imaginations, all while having lots of hands on and experiential fun! Established in 2009, this childcare centre is headed by Principal Salmi Razali together with a team of 14 caring and experienced preschool educators.

Campus Facilities

gym

Gym

water play

Water-Play

garden

Garden

sandpit

Sandpit

mud kitchen

Mud Kitchen

playground

Playground

tinkering corner

Tinkering Corner

Get To Know Our Principal

Ms IQ - Braddell

Salmi Razali

Nobody would have guessed that this young lady is actually a Principal at Shaws@Katong. Despite her youthfulness, Salmi has 11 years of experience in early childhood and finds the opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of children fulfilling. She has a great passion for children’s books and we have lost count of the number of books she has bought from around the world over the years! Besides yoga and meditating, Salmi also loves staying in with a good book or simply lazing around with her husband and their two fluffy, attention-seeking cats! Her calm and unassuming demeanour can lead you to an easy chat or comfortable silence.

What Parents Say

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
Parents of Thomas

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. While other schools were extremely concerned about sharing with us their rates and “unbeatable syllabus” above all,  Shaws@Katong was focused on creating a fun and creative learning environment for the kids. And we could tell they were succeeding by all the happy little faces playing around or proudly waving at us from their stations. No queue of silent C3POs following instructions like we observed in other places.

Pedro and Claudine
Parents of Louis

There are so many reasons why we are really happy with Shaws at Tanjong Katong. It is a small school with lots of personal interaction, so everyone knows everyone. The flexible bilingual programs make it easy to accommodate kids as they start their journey into schooling. Our girls absolutely love their teachers who are truly passionate and caring. Both are very excited to go to school every day to play with their friends. The project-based learning approach is lots of fun and there’s also plenty of time for outdoor play, sports and games. And last but not least, our little ladies always smile at drop-off and pick-up.

Marlies and Bryce
Parents of Mia and Amy

We chose the Katong campus because it felt homely. Our kids love the teachers. They talk about them at home and can’t wait to share exciting news with them. My eldest has even said that his teacher is his best friend! One major highlight for us has been Shaws’ sports and outdoors focus. The kids get plenty of time to play outside, and Shaws does Little League all year round.  We value this as it gets the kids moving and interested in a massive range of sports. 

Kathryn and Matthew
Parents of Nate and Leo

Shaws radiates infectious energy that is filled with light and positivity. We love the human interaction between the Teachers and our children. The warmth doesn’t just revolve around the children but around each family member. We love its well-balanced and creative approach to foundational education. Our kids are especially drawn to the warm, dedicated teachers who always go the extra mile.

Hannah and Kevin
Parents of Colin and Noah

We love that Shaws has a play-based approach – that is perfect for our little ball of energy! Harrison loves Messy Play Day every Wednesday and the weekly Sports Day. He also loves his new friends. He’s too young to talk properly, but he comes home and says their names excitedly.

Chris and Marie
Parents of Harrison

We were looking for a play-based school with a solid bilingual programme, and we liked the focus Shaws puts on sport from a very young age. But most importantly, we loved the school’s incredibly friendly and nurturing environment. And we also noticed Allie’s rapid development in vocabulary after she started at Shaws.

Lauren and Glen
Parents of Allie and Cameron

Shaws Preschool @ Mountbatten

A Hidden Gem Full of Fun!

Why Choose Shaws @ Mountbatten?

Opened in 1989, Shaws @ Mountbatten has been an iconic fixture in the East Coast for over 30 years! This campus alone has served over 1200 families over the years and we now proudly have second-generation Shaws children enrolled at this childcare centre and Kindergarten! This preschool centre is headed by Principal Yvonne Lim along with a team of 25 dedicated and nurturing preschool educators.

Campus Facilities

gym

Gym

water play

Water-Play

garden

Garden

sandpit

Sandpit

mud kitchen

Mud Kitchen

playground

Playground

tinkering corner

Tinkering Corner

Get To Know Our Principal

Ms IQ - Braddell

Yvonne Lim

Yvonne has 15 years of experience in early childhood. She has 16 years of experience in early childhood and is with Shaws Preschool for 9 years, first as Principal of Shaws Katong Post Office since 2013 and Head of Shaws Mountbatten since Jan 2020. It brings her joy to work with young children, and to see their transformation from toddlers to confident 6-year-olds. There is satisfaction from seeing the children’s happy faces and hearing their cheery voices each day at school. Working with children keeps her on her toes as she sees how different and exciting each day can be, and similarly, how different and unique each child is.

What Parents Say

Shaws is perfect for active kids like Elliot. He loves the sensory and messy play that is always on the agenda at Shaws. It is ideal for active kids, lots of sports and play on the timetable, which was important to us alongside the developmental and academic learning. It’s fantastic to see Elliot drawing and painting daily, as well as participating in dress-up days every few weeks. Under the gentle guidance of his teachers, we see how his confidence grows. His fine motor and language skills have also developed rapidly in the space of a few months at Shaws.  

Philippa and Betrand
Parents of Elliot

The curriculum at Shaws is very thoughtfully created; my child is learning so many new things and exposed to all kinds of information, putting him in good stead as he heads to higher learning in the future. 

Bhavna and Gaurav
Parents of Samur and Reyansh

We picked Shaws due to positive feedback from parents on different Shaws campuses. We were convinced after our school tour, where we got a glimpse of the day-to-day activities. Our son settled in seamlessly. He enjoyed interacting with other kids in no time, and he especially loved the outdoor playtime, where he got to run around and do sports. Beyond that, we also find that he is becoming more curious and keen to explore, thanks to the many exciting activities he does in class. 

Arpita and Ankur
Parents of Aarav

Location of our Campuses

Shaws Preschool @ Katong Post

373 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437130

How to get here?

Shaws Transport MRT

6 minutes walk from Lorong Chuan MRT

Shaws Transport Bus

Bus 22, 24, 45, 53, 58, 133, 135, 136, 156, 159, 534, 853, 853C

Shaws Transport Car

4 minutes drive from CTE Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Exit

Shaws Preschool @ Tanjong Katong

4A Boscombe Rd, Singapore 439738

How to get here?

Shaws Transport MRT

8 minutes walk from Lorong Chuan MRT

Shaws Transport Bus

Bus 13, 28, 93, 153, 155

Shaws Transport Car

2 minutes drive from CTE Braddell Road Exit

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Email Address:
dana@shaws.com.sg

Contact Number:
+65 9789 2255

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