Bilingual Preschool

Your child’s learning journey starts here 

Hollandse School has its own Preschool, where we provide quality Preschool education for children aged between the ages of two and four years. We are one of the most established Preschools in the Bukit Timah area. The skills that your child will develop during its time at Preschool ensure a collaborative approach to school readiness and form a solid basis for its learning journey at HSL or any other Primary School. And above all we provide a safe and secure environment where children feel cherished and nourished with love and care.

A bilingual learning experience

At our Preschool, bilingual learning involves the presence of both Dutch and English language in the curriculum. Therefore each group is daily led by two teachers, one English-speaking and one Dutch-speaking teacher, ensuring that your child comes into contact with both Dutch and English. Our preschool is suitable for children of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds, as long as they’ve previously been exposed to either English or Dutch. 

Happy learners, by learning through play

At Preschool, the emphasis lies on ‘learning through play’, by exploring the units of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) that are relevant to a young child’s world. We encourage them to become explorers, creators and problem solvers. We learn through play, but also by collaboration. Cooperative learning is not only about what children learn, but also about how they learn. By implementing the Early Learning Stages of International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cooperative Structured Learning (CSL) into the daily routines at the Preschool we establish a continuous learning line that eases your child’s transition to primary education at HSL.

Extended days, sleeping facilities and school bus

At Preschool we offer extended hours operating between 8.30am – 2.30pm (1.30pm on Friday) and we provide sleeping facilities for children that need a nap to reenergize during the day. The school bus is provided by the trusted Woodlands transport service. Their drivers are experienced and reliable and there’s always a caring auntie on the bus to help your child travel in a secure manner. 

Assistants

Teachers in the group are supported by two assistants who help to facilitate a safe and secure environment.

Preschool overview

Our Preschool currently consists of three groups, each with a maximum of eighteen toddlers per day. Each group is led by one English-speaking and two Dutch-speaking teachers, ensuring that your child is exposed to both the Dutch and English language with both Dutch and English.

Age

2-3 Years 

Group Size

 

Number of groups (max)

4

Children (max)

18

Teacher / Assistant

2 Teachers & 2 Assistants

Ratio

1:9

Languages

 

Bilingual

Dutch/English

Study Hours

 

Half Days (HD)

8.30am - 12.30pm

Full Days (FD)

8.30am - 2.30pm (1.30pm on Friday)

Options

 

 

5 Half Days 

 

5 Full Days 

 

3 Half Days 

 

3 Full Days

 

3 Full & 2 Half Days 

Lunch

Yes, bring your own

Sleeping facilities

Yes

School Bus

Yes, click here for more details

After school Activities

N/A


Contact

Final responsibility for the preschool rests with Meino Meines, director of Hollandse School Limited. Marjolein Pronk is responsible for organizational and educational matters and is in charge of everyday activities. You can contact Marjolein with general enquiries and to enroll and unenroll Preschool children at: marjoleinpronk@hollandseschool.org.

If you have any administrative and financial queries, please contact adminhsl@hollandseschool.org.