More than a childcare centre, MindChamps PreSchool offers learning and enrichment programmes in Singapore for children between 18 months to 6 years old, from playgroup to kindergarten levels. Developed by education experts, its unique S.M.I.L.E.S.™ curriculum encompasses activities which nurture all aspects of a preschooler’s development. Besides creating a seamless transition from preschool to primary school, the curriculum encourages children to learn and explore in a safe environment.
Many MindChamps PreSchool centres are located near MRT stations or office buildings throughout Singapore for the convenience of parents working or living within the vicinity. If you are working or living in the Orchard Road area, consider these MindChamp PreSchool centres in Orchard.
MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon
MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon is the very first preschool to be opened in the heart of Orchard Road. Children from a range of diverse cultures learn together in this preschool in Orchard, mainly due to a large number of expatriates living in the area. Along the way, the children get to broaden their views and learn about different cultures from their classmates.
Excursions are conducted occasionally for the children to reinforce their learning. For instance, after weeks of learning about minibeasts in the classroom, teachers brought the children to Toa Payoh Town Park. There, the children got to hunt for minibeasts up close, complete with magnifying glasses, insect nets and bug jars!
Address: #06-19/20, Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
Tel: 6732 0087
What parents are saying about MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon
“We cannot thank you enough for taking good care of Lauryn and for giving her a positive preschool experience.
As Lauryn did not have a pleasant experience at her previous school, she was struggling with some anxiety issues. But the team at MindChamps PreSchool @ Paragon has helped to overcome her anxiety through simple gestures such as sitting with her, listening to her, caring for her and being available when needed, despite being busy with the other children and responsibilities to attend to.
The situation was handled perfectly with professionalism and the team was committed to helping Lauryn, who was able to go to school knowing that you all were there. This has brought great relief to us after seeing her being so excited about school, and telling us about what she did at school and the friends she has made.
Thank you for making a great difference for the children!”
– Jason and Irene, Parents of Lauryn Low
MindChamps PreSchool @ Concorde Hotel (Orchard)
Not just a childcare centre in Orchard, MindChamps PreSchool @ Concorde Hotel (Orchard) is spacious and brightly lit, with natural light shining through the full glass walls. Spanning 9,500 sq ft, the centre features classrooms which are made conducive for learning, an impressive 3-metre long aquarium, a cosy library and a modern outdoor playground. The aquarium is often incorporated into the centre’s thematic learning sessions.
There is a dedicated drop off point at the basement for parents who drive, and it is conveniently located within walking distance from both Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations and has a bus stop right outside its doorstep.
To create more opportunities for bonding between teachers, parents and their children, MindChamps PreSchool @ Concorde Hotel (Orchard) frequently organises events involving parent participation. For example, to celebrate Father’s Day, building on the Superhero theme, families were tasked in a secret mission to rescue gifts.
Festive seasons at this preschool in Orchard are a fun and joyful affair too. A Chinese New Year celebration saw families writing spring couplets, enjoying lion dance performances and tossing lo hei, a fish salad dish synonymous with Chinese New Year in Singapore.
Address: 100 Orchard Road, #01-03C, Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840
Tel: 6235 2358
What parents are saying about MindChamps PreSchool @ Concorde Hotel (Orchard)
“We are glad that we made the right choice to enrol Clarissa in MindChamps PreSchool @ Concorde Hotel (Orchard). The principal and teachers are very patient and engaging with the children. From a girl who refused to go to school every morning, Clarissa now looks forward to going to school. The curriculum involves so much fun that Clarissa will share with us happily what she has learnt. We are confident that MindChamps will continue to nurture Clarissa into a better child.”
– Cynthia Tan & Soh Chin Hui, Parents of Clarissa Soh
MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin
MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin is situated along Tanglin Road, making it convenient for residents living in the private houses nearby. School buses are available for those living slightly further away. A big part of MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin is the expansive outdoor play area which is almost as big as all its classrooms combined.
There are designated days for different activities to get children excited about their lessons in school. For instance, Mondays are cycling days where the children bike around cones and play games using Stop and Go signs. On Tuesdays, there is water play and on Wednesdays, Art and Craft lessons are taken outdoors where the children use various materials from their surroundings to create artwork.
Thursdays are game days where they play tag, hopscotch and other fun activities that are geared towards number retention. Fridays are dedicated to planting activities such as weeding, seed planting and watering. Planting activities help to inculcate a love and appreciation for nature in children.
In line with the focus on outdoor play, there is also an outdoor mini stage where children do Show and Tell sessions.
Address: 318 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247979
Tel: 9782 6663
What parents are saying about MindChamps PreSchool @ Tanglin
“We have been fortunate to have Hagen and Haley enrolled in MindChamps PreSchool Tanglin. Over the years, we can see the commitment and dedication of the teachers here to bring out the best in them, nurturing them into a confident reader, teaching them to self-help and be responsible in their little daily tasks and developing them into inquisitive little Champs!”
– Mr and Mrs Phuak, Parents of Hagen, Haley and Hazel Phuak
Written by Jamie Koh