Caring , Exploring, Fun.Small yet established

Rain Trees, established here in Singapore in 1999, is an independent, international kindergarten, nursery & preschool that provides a fun, friendly and challenging environment for children in the age range of 2-6. Our parents and children are mainly from the international community in Singapore.

Our education philosophy is based on the UK National Curriculum ( EYFS) and our children learn through a 'hands - on' play-based approach through which they gain a solid foundation of pre-school skills in preparation for Primary School. We are registered under the Ministry of Singapore (MOE) and are one of only 14 kindergartens in Singapore that is registered as a Foreign System School.

We pride ourselves on providing a homely and nurturing environment - where your child will feel safe and happy and enjoy their first experience of school.

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“ Our son started at Rain Trees at the beginning of the year and was moving from another school, where he did not have a good experience. We were all a bit anxious to move him into a new environment, ...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderful platform for children to develop their love of learning and exploration of the world around them.  My eldest son is flourishing at Nursery, credit to the foundations laid by...”
“ Rain Trees is an amazing nursery. My daughter, who is very timid by nature,  started Butterflies in September and Miss Vicki, Miss Mel and Miss Winnie have been excellent in helping her settle. They ...”
“ Rain Trees is a home away from home. It has a real sense of family. The children seem to be happy and settle in quickly. There seems to be the right balance between playing and discipline....”
“ We arrived in Singapore in July 2017. We found out at relatively short notice that we were moving to Singapore. Rain Trees was recommended to us by friends currently living in Singapore. Rain Trees ...”
“ Rain Trees is a delightful children orientated nursery with a caring ‘village feel’ to it. All the teaching staff are so welcoming, enthusiastic  and happy and go out of their way to help in any ...”
“ My boys love going to Rain Trees and are always excited to head off to "school" in the morning....”
“ Rain Trees is an amazing, inclusive place and a wonderful fit to our preferred approach of learning balanced with play time.  Our daughter really thrives at Rain Trees and the teachers do a ...”
“ Rain Trees has struck the perfect balance between fun and learning, exploring and boundaries. Its ‘family’ feel makes it a happy and welcoming place to be....”
“ Our son loves going to the Rain Trees Kindergarden every morning. The staff and the activities are fantastic, and I particularly enjoyed receiving daily programmes of the class....”
“ My twins have been attending Rain Trees since they were 18 months, initially in the parent accompanied group and now they rush in happily everyday with scarcely time for 'goodbye mummy' as they go off...”
“ We have really loved our experience at Rain Trees. Our daughter Aina has flourished in the school. The exploratory play based learning suited her well. She has benefited from the international and ...”
“ A great education is the best gift parents can give a child. We feel that the 3 years Eleonore has spent at Rain Trees has equipped her with great skills and she is ready to become a confident and ...”
“ Rain Trees is a fantastic first experience of school. Highly recommend Rain Trees to any parent who wants a well adjusted, global, happy preschooler....”
“ Both my son and daughter attended Rain Trees and it was their first school experience since we moved to Singapore. They both enjoyed Rain Trees tremendously and I would not hesitate to recommend Rain ...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderful, supportive and nurturing environment where children can learn and explore through play. Safeguarding is paramount at the school and all of the staff take great care to ...”
“ We have been extremely happy with Rain Trees. Both our daughters have been going to this preschool and both have enjoyed the sensory play, cooking, water play, lots of arts, great environment, amazing...”
“ Wonderful, happy and nurturing school. My daughter was very happy to go to school everyday and I was equally happy to leave her in their capable hands....”
“ RainTrees has provided a wonderfully happy and nurturing environment for our child and I would recommend it unequivocally to any parents seeking a fun-filled educational start in life....”
“ Rain Trees is a small international kindergarten & preschool, very friendly, warm and family oriented. The staff is amazing, the teachers are professional with excellent teaching capabilities, ...”
“ Rain Trees is a fantastic kindergarten with dedicated teachers and a great philosophy on learning through hands on experience. The teachers and staff have created a great environment for education and...”
“ Rain Trees has been wonderful. Penelope loves Rain Trees and her teachers, and points out her school with delight when we drive past. She settled very quickly which is a clear sign to me, as a parent ...”
“ We would happily recommend Rain Trees to anyone looking for a happy, caring and professionally run kindergarten....”
“ Rain Trees is a great school for those looking for a familiar place where the kids get treated in a very unique way, with a lot of attention and kindness. They make the whole school experience so much...”
“ We are extremely happy with Raintrees and our son loves it. We feel lucky that we have been able to find a place that nurtures each child as an individual and helps our son to thrive....”
“ In his own words, "My school is amazing"....”
“ I would definitely recommend you (and do) as I think you create a very nurturing environment for children to flourish....”
“ We couldn't have been luckier in choosing this school for our twin boys. They settled in from the moment they walked into the classroom!...”
“ My son attended has attended RainTrees for two years and we couldn't be any happier with a preschool! He immediately felt right at home in the warm cheery environment and with the friendly and superb ...”
“ Our son has really enjoyed his time at Raintrees. His command on the English language has also developed significantly....”
“ Our children have had an excellent experience at Rain Trees, the warmth of all the staff has made it feel like a second home. Our daughter has thrived here and I feel the foundations have been set for...”
“ My daughter joined Rain Trees in January and shows tremendous enthusiasm when telling me about her day at school. More importantly, my daughter feels happy going to school and she feels comfortable ...”
“ We are extremely happy with Raintrees and our Son loves it. We feel lucky that we have been able to find a place that nurtures each child as an individual and helps our Son to thrive....”
“ A well run school with great teachers onboard delivering excellent quality interactive and fun teaching for kids. Both our children attended the school and loved it. ...”
“ Rain Trees Kindergarten is the best nest for little ones age 2-6 years old. School might not be huge, but they have the best teachers and staffs to take care of your child(ren). Two thumbs up!!!! ...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderful kindergarten where children are cared for in a very nurturing learning environment and I have seen my son flourish as a result....”
“ Rain Trees is a very small, friendly, caring, local kindergarten. The children are engaged and stimulated and produce a lot of very creative things as our walls and shelves can attest to. I couldn’t...”
“ Vivienne enjoyed her time at Rain Trees very much and the nurturing environment was perfect for her. We were all sad to leave the school and despite her young age, Vivienne will remember Rain Trees ...”
“ Rain Trees has provided a wonderful introduction to school for our son. Rain Trees provides a caring and fun environment for our child and it is now his home from home. It has been lovely to see his ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very happy kindergarten. My son very much enjoys coming to school. The teachers and teaching assistants are lovely and warm, but also very professional. Rain Trees isn’t a day care ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very warm & friendly kindergarten where my daughter has felt comfortable & settled since day one. She often comes home singing and telling stories from her day with great excitement ...”
“ It is a very inclusive kindergarten – our son developed so much as a person during his time with the kindergarten and enjoyed every day here. We felt we were part of this journey through regular ...”
“ Rain Trees welcomed Freddie with open arms and he has adored going. The vacation of the topics covered, the art work produced and the fun they have at school are all testament to what a wonderful team...”
“ My daughter has loved her time at Raintrees and I have been one very happy mummy knowing she is in such capable hands. We are going to miss all the staff very much and we thank you for being such a ...”
“ I would recommend Rain Trees to any parent. My child had a great time with the team, good support in these early years that are critical and I could see every day that she came back happy after a good...”
“ My eldest son had a wonderful 3 years at Rain Trees Kindergarten – one year with the ever-bubbly Karen and 2 years under the gentle care of Tina. During this time, we saw him grow from a shy little ...”
“ Rain Trees is not the most convenient location for our family but it stood out from other kindergartens so much when we were viewing kindergartens that we felt that the location was irrelevant. We ...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderfully happy place – you only have to enter the classrooms in the morning to see that the staff genuinely care for the children and that the children genuinely want to be there!...”
“ I fully recommend RainTrees – I do so at every opportunity. What a lovely place to start your schooling experience. I love the way the teachers at Rain Trees have allowed my daughter to develop at ...”
“ Rain Trees is a very small, friendly, caring, local kindergarten. The children are engaged and stimulated and produce a lot of very creative things as our walls and shelves can attest to. I couldn’t...”
“ From Day One, my daughter came home and recited stories and songs that she’d learned during the day. When I left her in the morning, she smiled and when I returned in the afternoon, I got a huge ...”
“ Mia has now been at Rain Trees for over two years and Sebastian is starting this term. Our experience has been wonderfully positive, and Mia is loving her time there. Katie Terry, the owner, is very ...”
“ Rain Trees carries out an annual survey with parents to get formal feedback on how the school is doing and to identify areas for improvements. We are delighted to be able to share the results of the ...”
“ Rain Trees is providing a great start to schooling for my daughter. Not only does she have new learning experiences and exposure to all sorts of exploratory play, she loves going each day....”
“ I have the teachers and the lovely homely environment to thank for helping Chang to gain his confidence and happiness. He speaks significantly more now and clearer too. Thank you!!...”
“ My Twins love Rain Trees. They get excited when they know we are heading there and laugh and sing out “School”! in the back seat. Its an immense relief to know your children are genuinely loving ...”
“ Great school for parents who are looking for an intimate, personable, caring school. The teaching and support team are professional, loving, and fun people to work with, and we trust our son in their ...”
“ Choosing the right nursery for your child especially when you live abroad is not easy. We feel extremely lucky to have found Rain Trees. This is a very caring environment with extremely competent, ...”
“ At Rain Trees the teachers and staff are incredibly caring and provide a wonderful place for young children to feel comfortable, confident and excited to learn....”
“ The perfect soft entry for toddlers into a drop-off learning environment as you can rest assured the Rain Trees team will do everything to make your child feel safe, loved and both mentally + ...”
“ Rico has been very happy at Rain Trees – he has always been looked after well and has had a secure, enriching and fun time....”
“ Rain Trees is a fabulous school providing an energetic and caring environment for all the children involved. The teaching is of the highest standard and all children bounce into school with great ...”
“ I know he has a few months to go but nevertheless I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Rain Trees for making Sam’s time so enjoyable. As you both know moving half way round the...”
“ Rain Trees is a wonderful mix of big little school. The curriculum prepares the children very well for their transition to big school but the school still maintains a warm & cosy environment without ...”
“ Liam has really settled in well to Rain Trees. Has not asked to go back to his old school. I was quite anxious about this transition as he has so many friends at his former school. We are continuing ...”
“ Amalie has had a wonderful time at Rain Trees and the friendly staff have made her and the whole family feel very welcome. She is so excited about coming each morning and has enjoyed all the ...”
“ A summary of the feedback is contained in this short report   2013 Parents Survey Summary ...”
“ Zara has had a fantastic first week. She is so happy to be going to Rain Trees and tells me that she has made some new friends already. I can’t tell you what a relief it is that she has settled in...”
“ Millie and Izzy will really miss Rain Trees and their friends there! I can honestly say it has been the best thing about our time in Singapore! We really appreciate all the kindness and friendship ...”
“ My three year old son Samuel attends Rain Trees Kindergarten and absolutely loves it! 

Recently while on school holidays we were dropping his Dad off to work and he said, ‘Mum, where’s my ...”
“ I have had the good fortune of already sending 3 of my 5 children to Rain Trees and cannot recommend it highly enough. The creative and nurturing environment is far superior to any other kindergarten ...”
“ As an expat, going on someone else’s recommendation, I could not have made a better decision for my child and his introduction to schooling and education. I really can’t say enough about the ...”
“ Wonderful caring teachers, great international community, and fun, educational curriculum! Over 8 years, my 2 children have thrived under the gentle care of Ms Tina and her team. Learning is adapted ...”
“ Rain Trees Kindergarten was the highlight of our 6 year stay in Singapore as Australian Expats. Tina Lim has touched the lives of all three of our children – she is one of those inspirational people...”
“ When our first child started school we did a thorough search for a place in Singapore where we believed that not only would she enjoy learning but her inner self would be recognised and cared for. We ...”
“ Sienna attended Rain Trees Kindergarten for two years , and what a great grounding she got for her next step to big school. She absolutely loved attending Rain Trees, and her teacher’s, Ms Tina and ...”
“ I would wholeheartedly recommend any child going to Rain Trees for as long as possible. The children are filled with confidence and learn kindness and tolerance of each other as well as the requisite ...”

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