White Lodge Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here you can read about latest topics on early learning and development, preschool activities, and parenting.

What childcare subsidies are available in Singapore?

What childcare subsidies are available in Singapore?

While there have been many changes to early years education over the last few years, every parent recognises the impact it has on a child’s life and development. Indeed, the most critical time of brain development in a child is in the first five years; what happens during this time often lasts a lifetime. [Read more...]

Preschool education in Singapore: Infographic for parents

Preschool education in Singapore: Infographic for parents

Preschool education plays a significant role in the early development of children. It helps them nurture an early passion for learning, grow socially and emotionally, learn to take care of themselves and others, make choices and prepare for kindergarten. [Read more...]

Preschool student-teacher ratio: What to look out for

Preschool student-teacher ratio: What to look out for

When it comes to preschool, the amount of time and interaction a child has with a teacher can have a profound effect on their education; from enhanced learning to better results. But when teachers may be given large classes to manage, trying to meet the individual needs of each child may become challenging. [Read more...]

Types of International preschool curriculum in Singapore

Types of International preschool curriculum in Singapore

For any parent wanting to enrol their child in an international preschool in Singapore, knowing the different curriculum options available and their key features will help you make the most informed decision for your child. [Read more...]

What is the difference between childcare and kindergarten?

What is the difference between childcare and kindergarten?

  Choosing an educational facility for your child can be an overwhelming process; from assessing the teaching methods to finding the right location. Deciding whether to send your child to kindergarten or childcare is one them. Before making this choice, it is important to understand their main aims and… [Read more...]

What are the benefits of play based learning?

What are the benefits of play based learning?

When choosing a preschool for your child, there are numerous factors to consider such as facilities, safety and location. Perhaps one of the most important considerations is the school’s curriculum and approach to learning. This makes finding the right balance between play and learning more important than… [Read more...]

Parents' guide to overcoming separation anxiety

Parents' guide to overcoming separation anxiety

A tearful goodbye is usual for the first day of preschool. Whilst separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, it can be unsettling. So, how can you help your child cope with separation anxiety and ease their fears? In this blog, we share a few strategies that will enable you to… [Read more...]

Five expert tips for successful potty training

Five expert tips for successful potty training

Potty training is a big part of a child’s development and independence. Whilst there is no right way to approach this, the key is to be positive and patient. We discuss various tips for potty training success, including how to start and what to avoid.  [Read more...]

Seven fun ways to learn Mandarin with children

Seven fun ways to learn Mandarin with children

Mandarin is one of the most popular languages in the world, with roughly 1 billion speakers. However, learning this can be overwhelming and can often feel like a chore, particularly for young children. At White Lodge, our fun-filled Mandarin programme aims to provide children with maximum exposure to the… [Read more...]

Checklist: Three things you should consider when choosing a preschool

Checklist: Three things you should consider when choosing a preschool

Sending your child to preschool is no small matter.  Many parents feel anxious about leaving their child in an unfamiliar environment and with teachers they have only just met. Every parent or caregiver is different. This means that the factors that play a part in choosing a preschool in Singapore will vary… [Read more...]