Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.

Why do parents choose a Lorna Whiston Preschool?

Outstanding reputation since 1980!

Established in 1980 Lorna Whiston has over the past 37 years built a reputation for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with our signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.

Teaching excellence within small class sizes

With tremendous experience in Early Years education our teachers are fully qualified, dedicated and passionate in helping children to form connections across subjects. Our Preschool teachers on average have been with Lorna Whiston for over four years and undergo over 60 hours of teaching training annually, allowing them to continue to hone their skills. With small class sizes and two fully qualified teachers in all classes every child is given the individual attention needed to support their growth ready for entry to Primary School.

Teacher to child ratio
  • Playgroup (18 months to 2 years old) 1: 6
  • Nursery 1 (2 to 3 years old) 1:8
  • Nursery 2 (3 to 4 years old) 1:9
  • Kindergarten 1 (4 to 5 years old) 1:11
  • Kindergarten 2 (5 to 6 years old) 1:11

Building confidence through exploration and discovery

At Lorna Whiston we offer a stimulating, positive and nurturing learning environment which we know is the key to creating happy, motivated children who are eager to learn. By providing an interactive learning environment, children develop the confidence to explore and discover, question and create. This positive hands-on approach to learning is crucial in the formative years, when children's first experiences at school can shape their whole future attitude towards learning.

Our approach to teaching is first and foremost through exploration and discovery. Our children engage in active learning experiences that ensure they truly understand the skills and concepts being taught. Our integrated curriculum is exciting and challenging and has been carefully planned and structured. All subjects are thematically integrated, allowing our young learners to understand the connections between individual subjects and make links with the world around them.

Bilingual Immersion Programme

At Lorna Whiston Preschools our interactive bilingual immersion programme ensures children develop excellent communication skills in both English and Mandarin. An English language teacher and a Mandarin language teacher lead every class throughout the day guiding the children so that they are immersed in the two languages naturally.

All subjects are integrated by focussing on a special topic each week allowing children to understand the connections between individual subjects and how the topic relates to the wider world. Teachers continually monitor every childs progress with parent teacher conferences and formal reports, each occurring twice a year.

Individualised Reading Programme

Lorna Whistons Individualised Reading Programme has been developed over the past 25 years ensuring children are well prepared to excel in all subject areas on entering primary school. Children are encouraged and supported by teachers with ongoing reading assessments to ensure every child progresses at the right pace and develops a lifelong love of reading.

Afternoon Enrichment Masterclasses

Perfect for working families to extend the school day. Full day students benefit from specially designed afternoon enrichment masterclasses to develop a wealth of skills in different learning areas. Classes are varied daily including two masterclasses a week conducted by our enrichment teaching specialists from Lorna Whiston English Enrichment and Speech & Drama Schools.

Superb facilities, convenient locations and flexible programmes

Lorna Whiston preschools are located both on the West and East coast offering easy access for families across the island to flexible programmes from 7am to 7pm weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Stimulating early years learning environments at two locations:
  • Preschool @ Winchester is an idyllic location in a beautiful old colonial black and white building with extensive outdoor play areas. Located off York Road the preschool is a short drive from Alexandra Road exit off either the AYE or the West Coast Highway Viaduct.
  • Preschool @ Kallang Wave is a brand-new, purpose built early years facility overlooking the Kallang river. Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
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