Located in Orchard Road, EtonHouse International Pre-School Claymore welcomes children from Playgroup to K2 (12 months to 6 years of age). Here, our lush and green oasis in the heart of the city is home to a warm and welcoming community of passionate educators, enthusiastic children and involved parents.
A curriculum designed by early childhood experts
The EtonHouse Inquire.Think.Learn curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Project. In this approach, inquiry and play are used to build learning experiences that support your child’s ideas, interests and theories.
Developing inquiring minds begins from as young as 12 months at EtonHouse Claymore. Our Playgroup is a unique parent-accompanied programme that creates family bonding experiences and helps children form positive associations with school and learning. As they advance to Pre-School (18 months to 6 years of age), our curriculum continues to encourage exploration, discovery and critical thinking — children gain literacy and numeracy skills quickly, and also grow socially, physically and creatively.
100 languages of children
Young children at EtonHouse are respected as competent thinkers and communicators who are offered many opportunities to engage with a wide range of materials and resources to extend and challenge their thinking. Our curriculum invites children to explore, discover, hypothesise, predict, problem solve, construct and document their deepening understanding of the world in which we live. Our approach acknowledges the significance of socio-cultural theory in that children learn via quality interactions and relationships with people, places and things.
We encourage young children to explore their environment and express themselves using multiple languages which may include speaking, singing, movement, drawing, painting, writing, building and designing, collage, dramatic play, and music. Topics of study for project work may be captured from the children's current competencies, skills, ideas and theories, through family and community events as well as the best-known interests of children (enduring childhood themes e.g. relationships, roles and responsibilities; identity).
Rich teacher-to-child ratio
Our curriculum’s success relies on active and meaningful collaborations between our educators and children. This is why we value small groups with rich teacher-child ratios — it ensures children get the attention they deserve on a daily basis, and our teachers are able to develop learning programmes that respond to the individual child.
Robust bilingual programme
Across all levels, we offer a dual-language environment where both an English and Mandarin teacher plan and facilitate classes together throughout the day. This immersive programme cultivates a genuine interest in Mandarin and Chinese culture from an early age and offers our students the option of pursuing the language when they advance to Primary School.
Our team of passionate and highly qualified international educators are driven to raise the standards in early years education. We continually participate in research projects and engage in professional and reflective dialogue to ensure we are always deepening our knowledge of inquiry-based learning.
At EtonHouse Claymore, we don’t just care deeply for our students, we are proud to have strong relationships with the parents as well. We often organise events that foster such bonds such as parenting and curriculum workshops, sundowners and community gatherings. This inclusive and friendly culture also makes it easy for parents to get to know and support each other as their children achieve new milestones.
Starting pre-school for the first time or starting a new one is an important milestone for any family-both children and adults. We look forward to working with you for this process and hope these articles will help ease this transition: