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By-The-Vista
| Ulu Pandan Community Club - Buona Vista (west)

6468 3725

What Sets our Preschool in Ulu Pandan Apart


The Little Skool-House preschool in Ulu Pandan, has been awarded the Spark certification, the Healthy Pre-Schools (HPS) Accreditation, and also follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) curriculum framework since 2015. The Spark certification and transdisciplinary PYP framework is a testament to the emphasis we place on updating our education landscape. Our preschool in Buona Vista also abides by the school health promotion best practices recommended by the Health Promotion Board in Singapore.

With a high value placed on the importance of inquiry-based learning, our award-winning educators have received specialised IB training, with an aim to nurture a child’s mind and develop their social, emotional, and academic skills. Our childcare centre in Ghim Moh also features a tactfully designed learning environment, with well-equipped classrooms and an inquiry play zone that encourages exploration and the development of essential skills.

Little Skool-House aims to have a positive influence on preschool education with teaching strategies suitable for preschoolers. With a robust support system and optimal teacher student ratio, we nurture top learners by providing quality early childhood development services in our preschool in Buona Vista Singapore. Actively abiding by the education system, our accolades are a testament to our ability to mould the future generation.


170 Ghim Moh Road
#03-01 Ulu Pandan Community Building
Singapore 279621

Programmes Offered

Preschool (18 months to 6 years) - Full Day, Half Day,
Infant Care (2 months to 17 months) - Full Day


A full-day infant day care programme is offered at our learning centre in Ulu Pandan for children aged between 2 months and 17 months. Half-day and full-day programmes for those aged between 18 months and 6 years old are also part of its services. With an extensive activity schedule, the Little Skool-House relationships-based curriculum and International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme promotes self-confidence and independence.

The By-The-Vista childcare centre in Ulu Pandan Community Club is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) school that offers the Primary Year Programme (PYP) for Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2 children. By offering a PYP programme, students of our preschool in Buona Vista are guided to become inquirers both in school and life in Singapore. The PYP also aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. In concurrence with our comprehensive curriculum that uses stories as a catalyst to emphasise bilingualism and promotes contextualized learning, it has led to 93% of our students being Highly Proficient in both English and Mandarin.

Chay Yoke Hiang

Principal

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (B. SC. in ECE)

Hou Zhaoxia

Vice Principal

Diploma in early childhood teaching – Chinese (DECCE-T)

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FAQs

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

Enrolment is open all year round, depending on availability. Registration may be done up to 12 months before your child’s intended enrolment date.

Q :
What are the school hours?
A :

This centre is open from:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays: 7am to 2pm

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

Q :
What is the difference between The Little Skool-House Workplace centres and Non-Workplace centres?
A :

The main difference is our Workplace centres operate in collaboration with our workplace partners as their preschool of choice for their employees.

Our goal is to give working parents peace of mind by making sure their little ones are well taken care of during working hours and are receiving quality early childhood education.

Which is why at our Workplace centres, vacancy priority is given to workplace employees. Nonetheless, if you are not an employee of our Workplace centres and would like to be considered for enrolment, you will be invited to join our waitlist. Rest assured that, be it Workplace or Non-workplace Centre, our programmes and curriculum are the same for both.

Q :
What is the curriculum taught at this centre?
A :

The Little Skool-House By-The-Vista offers the following curriculum:

  • The Relationships-Based Curriculum for Infant to Nursery 1
  • The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (Early Years) curriculum for Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2
  • Please refer to the IB FAQ below for more information
Q :
How do I get to the Preschool in Buona Vista (Singapore)?
A :

Located minutes away from Buona Vista MRT station, the Little Skool-House childcare centre in Ulu Pandan can be conveniently accessed by families residing in Queenstown, Clementi, Jurong East, Ghim Moh, and Tanglin. Bus service 92 is available from the Buona Vista MRT station Exit C, and 48 from Holland Village MRT station exit A.

International Baccalaureate (IB) FAQs

Q :
What are the objectives of the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
A :

IB Mission Statement

The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Q :
What are the IB Learner Profiles?
A :

The aim for the IB programme is to develop international minded people who recognise their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, and help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:

Knowledgeable
We are committed in our learning about the world and engage in discussion that have local and global significance.
Communicator
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways.
Thinker
We are creative thinkers as we learn to make good decisions and take responsible action when problem solving.
Inquirer
We nurture our curiosity and learn with enthusiasm. We know how to learn independently and with others.
Principled
We act with integrity and honesty. We respect rights of people everywhere.
Caring
We show empathy, tolerance and respect. We act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
Reflective
We think about our own learning and experience.
Risk-taker
We are brave and work cooperatively with others to explore new ideas, roles and strategies.
Open-minded
We appreciate our own and other cultures and we are willing to grow from the experience.
Balanced
We can take care of our mind, body and feelings.
Q :
What is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)?
A :

The IB PYP prepares children to be active participants in their lifelong learning journey. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The curriculum structure strives for a balance between the search for understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, the development of positive dispositions, and the opportunity for positive action.

Our Mission

The Little Skool-House By-The-Vista partners families to fulfil the promise of each child, by enabling every child to have a good start in life. We aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through our rigorous and challenging programmes. These programmes will encourage children to be active and compassionate, making the world a better and more peaceful place through intercultural understanding and respect.

Our Vision

We nurture and support each child to fulfil his or her potential to make a difference in this ever-changing world.

Our Teachers create possibilities for children’s learning.

Our Principals provide effective educational leadership.

Our Curriculum uses stories as catalyst emphasizes bilingualism and promotes contextualized learning.

Our Learning Environment promotes a sense of belonging, independent learning and social development.

Our Parents partner in our child’s development based on mutual trust and respect. We set out standards against international benchmarks.

Q :
What are the pillars of the PYP framework?
A :

The framework emphasizes the central principle of agency, which underpins the three pillars of school life:

  • The Learner
  • Learning and Teaching
  • The Learning Community
Q :
What are the essential elements of the IB PYP?
A :

The knowledge content is organized under the transdisciplinary themes.
The concepts play a particularly important role in “linking operators” of knowledge.
The learning skills aim to help students become independent, well-functioning, self-motivated learners.
The learning attitude aims to develop lifelong learners who demonstrate international-mindedness, and connect directly to the IB Learner Profile.
The action component emphasizes the need to connect the student with his or her own potential and responsibility for using what was learned.
Q :
What is the concept of Learner Agency?
A :

It is believed that our children are agents for their own and others’ learning. Learners with agency have the following mindset and traits:

  • To have voice, choice, ownership and propensity to take action.
  • To influence and directly learn
  • To contribute to, and participate in the learning community

The sense of Agency is a mindset not a skill, and as such it cannot be measured.

For other FAQs please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

93% of our graduates are Highly Proficient in English and Mandarin
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