Pre-Nursery provides a warm, supportive environment that helps children move towards independent schooling. For those children who have experienced our PlayNest Adult Accompanied Programmes, Pre-Nursery is an especially natural and comforting transition, as many fun and familiar elements from PlayNest programme are kept. It focuses on developing the “whole” child through instilling independence and social/life skills, academic skills, creativity, and motivation for lifelong learning.
Pre-Nursery offers a bilingual environment with one foreign English-speaking teacher and one Mandarin-speaking teacher in each class. Both English and Mandarin are incorporated into the daily activities and routines. Pre-Nursery teachers are all experienced early childhood educators, who are warm and nurturing individuals that value each child’s strengths and needs. Our teachers work closely with parents and guardians, who are strongly encouraged to be a part of their child’s learning experience at Julia Gabriel Centre.
Our English and Mandarin curriculums are theme-based and incorporate art & craft, pre-literacy & early Math activities, dramatic play, cookery, sensorial play, storytelling, Magic Box, Show & Tell, puppet shows and BookRoom visits.
* Toddlers who will reach 18 months before Sep 1st of the new school year are eligible to enrolled in Pre-Nursery
* 1:4 teacher to child ratio (12 children with 1 English teacher, 1 Mandarin teacher and 2 class helpers)