As a parent, you may be in a quandary as to how to choose a pre nursery in Singapore. Only if you know the signs of a good nursery school, will it be easy for you to make an informed choice. Let us have a look.
People should have a good opinion about the school
The ambiance in a good nursery school should be friendly and welcoming. Do not hesitate to ask the school to provide you with the details of their current students and their parents so you can contact them and inquire if the school enjoys a good reputation. Talk to them with an open mind because there may be parents who may have formed a negative opinion and there may be others who talk positively about the school. It is for you to use your good judgment to determine if the school really enjoys a good reputation among parents. The number of people who praise the school should be more than the few who talk ill about it.
Established and workable rules
Though the pre nursery you are trying to choose may have put in place certain rules, these rules should not be cut and dried. For example, the pre nursery you choose should allow you to pick up and drop your child at flexible hours. Of course, you should use this concession only during emergencies.
Similarly, the school should implement its sick-child policy strictly. They should not allow children with certain illnesses to attend classes until the kids recover completely. A good nursery school will insist that their employees as well as students have regular immunizations and periodical health checkups.
A curriculum that is stimulating
A good nursery school should stimulate your child so well that the child should be eager to go to the school. There should be plenty of sports and playful activities that may stimulate the growth of children. Similarly, children should be allowed to relax. Other activities like story telling, group activities, socializing, etc., should also form a part of the curriculum. A good pre nursery in Singapore should adjust the teaching strategies according to the learning abilities of children.
If the school is supplying lunch to the children, check if the food contains the required nutrients.
Qualified and caring staff
Check if the nursery school you are considering has qualified and caring staff. Nursery school teachers should know about childhood development and should have been trained to handle emergency situations.
Clean and safe facilities
A good nursery school should have a clean and safe ambiance. Play equipment, toys, etc., should be regularly checked and maintained properly so they can be used safely.