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We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently. Have a look through these as you may find what you are looking for! If you still have questions, we’ll be happy to answer them for you.





What is the difference between Little Skool-House centres that are under the Partner Operator (POP) scheme and those that aren’t?

At Little Skool-House, we have a network of centres, with 14 centres operating under the Partner Operator (POP) scheme governed by ECDA. This initiative aims to enhance accessibility, affordability, and quality of childcare services for working parents.

Besides our consistent core curriculum and teaching approach, our 6 non-POP centres offer supplementary enriching programmes such as music, sports, and our exclusive REACH (Read Chinese at Home) programme. The REACH programme provides weekly take-home books and accompanying audio guides for learning support at home, empowering parents to be more involved in their child’s education. These centres also boast superior facilities for a comfortable and stimulating environment. Parents are also able to chat real-time with our teachers and be updated on their child’s progress via our Parent App. Additionally, these centres maintain a lower teacher-child ratio for more individualised attention.

Which of the Little Skool-House centres are POP centres?

Our POP centres are:

  • Kent Vale POP workplace centre
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic POP workplace centre
  • OCBC Centre POP workplace centre
  • OCBC Tampines POP workplace centre
  • Outram (Outram Community Hospital) POP workplace centre
  • Temasek Polytechnic POP workplace centre
  • Thomson (MSF) POP workplace centre
  • The Vista (Ulu Pandan Community Club)
  • Alexandra POP workplace centre
  • KK Hospital POP workplace centre
  • Ministry of Education POP workplace centre
  • Republic Polytechnic POP workplace centre
  • The Lake (Khoo Teck Puat Hospital) POP workplace centre
  • On The Green (Orchid Country Club)

Where are your centres located?

We have 20 Little Skool-House centres across Singapore. Get a comprehensive list of our centres, their locations and their offerings along with principal introductions and centre photos by clicking Our Centres tab.

How much are your monthly school fees?

For POP centres, our fees align with ECDA guidelines and start from $720 before subsidies and GST.

For non-POP centres, our fees start from $1,850 before subsidies and GST.

To determine the subsidies you are eligible for, please click here

What are the qualifications of your teachers?

Our teachers are highly skilled early childhood professionals holding Degrees or Diplomas in the Early Childhood discipline. They have the right attitude honed over years of experience in nurturing young children. All our teachers go through our Professional Development Programme, which sets the quality standard of Little Skool-House.

Do all centres offer infant care?

Only certain centres offer Infant care. For details, please click on Our Centres.

What is the age range for the different classes at Little Skool-House?

Based on the age of your child as at 31 December:

Infant Care: 2–17 months
Toddler: 2 years
Nursery 1: 3 years
Nursery 2: 4 years
Kindergarten 1: 5 years
Kindergarten 2: 6 years

What are the school hours?

Mondays to Fridays:  7 am to 7 pm

Saturdays: 7 am to 2 pm

Some centres in the CBD area operate from 7 am to 7.30 pm.

You can enrol your child in a full-day or half-day programme within these hours. For more information of your preferred centre’s operating hours, please refer the respective centre’s page in Our Centres.

Our centres are closed for 6 days in addition to public holidays.

Does the school provide any enrichment programmes?

Yes, we do. We have curated a variety of optional Enrichment Programmes offered by external providers and designed to further develop your child’s interests while shaping lifelong learning habits such as focus, discipline and confidence.

Our enrichment programmes are available on-site in our centres at an additional cost to normal centre fees. Each centre offers a unique set of experiences. Please enquire at your preferred centre to see what they offer.

Are meals provided in the centre?

Breakfast, lunch and tea break are provided for our full-day programme. All our meals abide by the Healthy Meals in Pre-schools Programme (HMPP) criteria by the Health Promotion Board.

Four menus are rotated on a weekly basis over a period of one month. Our food does not contain pork, lard and beef.

Parents are advised to inform the centre staff of any religious or dietary restrictions upon registration.

My child has food allergies. How do you ensure my child’s safety?

Let us know what foods your child is allergic to.

We prominently display a list of each child and their allergies in the dining areas and issue iron-on allergy tags to be ironed onto your child’s uniform so your child can be easily identified as having an allergy.

Our staff are trained in identifying and managing allergic reactions.

How can I purchase uniforms?

Uniforms can be purchased directly at the centre where your child is enrolled. We recommend that you bring your child for a fitting before placing your order.

You should receive your order within 2 to 3 weeks.


When should I apply for my child’s enrolment? Is there a fixed period for registration?

Enrolment is open all year round, depending on availability of spaces. You may register up to 12 months before your child’s intended enrolment date.

What is the online registration process like?

The online registration process is as follows.

  1. Pre-register: Pre-register by filling in your child’s details.
  2. Complete application form: Provide the parent details requested including working statuses, household income, etc.
  3. Submit documents: Upload the requested supporting documents to substantiate the declared information for ECDA to assess your child’s subsidy application (when your child enrols).
  4. Wait for document verification: You will both be asked to digitally sign the form(s) online (main applicant first) The Centre Principal will then provide final consent.
  5. Set up GIRO payment: Setting up a Non-CDA GIRO account for future school fees payment is mandatory for all children. For a Singapore Citizen child, parents have the option of adding your CDA account too. This is to ensure the timely deduction of GIRO payments on the first day of the calendar month once your child is enrolled.

What is the Enrolment Process at Little Skool-House ?

An easy 3-step enrolment process:

  1. Step1: Register your interest
    Come visit and explore which centre suits your child best. Book a tour at your preferred centre by submitting your interest online.
  2. Step 2: Confirm your choice
    Once you’ve decided on the perfect centre and a vacancy is available, proceed to register and submit the required fees to secure your child’s placement. If your preferred centre is full, we can place you on the waiting list, or help you choose an alternative centre that meets your needs.
  3. Step 3: Come for orientation
    Once your application is completed, we will invite you to visit your confirmed centre for an orientation. This allows your child to become familiar with the centre before they start.

I am relocating to Singapore as a foreigner. Can I enrol my child at Little Skool-House?

Yes, you can. We can initiate the process of applying for a Student pass with the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore. Upon approval, you will receive a Registration Acknowledgement Letter from us by email for online registration.


What is the curriculum offered in your school and how is it different from other preschools?

We offer 2 types of curricula designed to allow your child to reach their physical, social and emotional, language and cognitive potential:

Relationships-Based Curriculum (2 months to 3 years old)
We believe that our youngest children need good, positive and secure attachments and relationships in order to develop life-long positive learning dispositions. We focus on nurturing your child’s confidence by supporting them in routines for the development of independent self-help skills. We provide quality experiences and exploration opportunities so that your child can construct their own knowledge and apply their learning.

Literacy-Based Curriculum (4 to 6 years old)
We believe that stories shape how children see the world, introducing them to far-flung places, extraordinary people and eye-opening situations. Through bilingual, guided reading, writing, listening, speaking and problem-solving activities, we equip your child with the skills and knowledge they need to develop positive learning habits that will last a lifetime.

What is the settling-in programme at Little Skool-House?

We focus on building strong relationships with children and parents, and aim to develop positive learning dispositions. That is why we have in place a 3-day settling-in programme, where you can join your child to offer support as they get used to their new environment.

How does Little Skool-House teach bilingually in English and Chinese?

The Little Skool House curriculum and teaching pedagogy inspires both learning and confidence in language. Our curriculum is a bilingual programme with equal emphasis to both English and Mandarin.

Our focus is not just on learning the language but also on learning about the language. The Mandarin curriculum has 3 main goals:

1. Children will have an interest in learning Mandarin.
2. Children will develop foundational language and literacy skills in Mandarin.
3. Children will be aware of the local ethnic culture.

In fact, a Nanyang Technological University (NTU) study found that 93% of Little Skool-House children are assessed to be highly proficient bilingually.

How is Mandarin taught in focus at Little Skool-House?

Our Mandarin lessons are made fun through:

  1. a structured Reading and Literacy programme, which focuses on developing your child’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a progressive and systematic manner. This equips them with different strategies to read and write independently. Teachers act as facilitators of learning, matching requirements and instruction based on the assessed capability of your child.
  2. Pedagogy for Enhanced Mandarin Acquisition, where your child will internalise the Mandarin language and build creativity, teamwork and collaboration skills concurrently. They get to vote on the theme of their play, write their own script, assign roles for production, rehearse, create marketing materials and eventually perform to an audience – all in Mandarin.

We believe that children learn while having fun, which fosters greater language retention. We want children to enjoy the language and, therefore, enjoy learning it.