PCF Sparkletots

[Ship's Log: A new mission] [Ship's Log: Developing a proper foundation] [Ship's Log: Searching for the right partners] [Ship's Log: Settling questions, doubts and worries] [Ship's Log: Finding the right environment] [Ship's Log: Mission accomplished]

PCF Sparkletots
Ship's Log: A new mission

We are seeking the best preschool for our child. Our destination? A galaxy in Sector PCF.

We want to find a school where learning is full of joy, and a curriculum that
prepares our child for the future.

Welcome to Sparkletots

Journey with us

Our Curriculum

Ship's Log: Developing a proper foundation

I remind CPT Mummy that our child must learn more than just skills and knowledge. A cloud looms ahead of our ship.

Knowledge without character is like a rocket without GPS, unable to land on solid ground. We want our child to experience learning that builds character, so that our child can be grounded with a strong foundation of values.

PCF Curriculum at each level

At PCF Sparkletots, there’s more to learning than ABCs and 123s. Our purposefully designed curriculum covers six learning domains to support your child’s holistic development and instil the joy of learning in them. Their educational journey will include learning opportunities in areas such as:

Ship's Log: Searching for the right partners

I inform CPT Mummy that we must find partners to guide our child with love and care. I observe the looming cloud closely. It is not a cloud. It is a meteor storm!

Our early childhood educators undergo a minimum of 1,200 training hours through their professional training courses. These courses are designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to become effective teachers in the classroom. This is so that they can develop your child’s social and emotional competencies and nurture their love for learning.

Our People

Our Achievements

ECDA AWARD

ECDA AWARD

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Outstanding Preschool Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award

Outstanding Preschool Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award

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SPARK Certification

SPARK Certification

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Testimonials

My daughter, Bhoomi, blossomed into a confident and independent child with a good grasp of languages, literacy, and numeracy skills under the guidance of the teachers. The learning corners are very beautifully decorated. Bhoomi enjoys going to school daily and is well prepared to start primary school.

Madam Maya D/O Prithivi Raj

Madam Maya D/O Prithivi Raj

Parent of Bhoomi Yadav
PCF Sparkletots @ Tampines Central Blk 868A

Reon has grown from a little quiet baby to a cheeky, intelligent toddler. I see him articulating new words. He expressed s interest in book reading even before I started reading books to him. My heartfelt appreciation toward all infant teachers for their care, guidance, and the effort spent educating Reon.

Ms Jillian Ng

Parent of Reon
PCF Sparkletots @ Jalan Kayu Blk 999

Every time we send our son, Qushairy, to school, we feel calm because we know he’s safe with the teachers. His teachers go the extra mile to massage his legs and monitor his movements. We get regular updates on our son’s well-being. Thank you for your love and patience while teaching my son.

Madam Siti Marizzah

Madam Siti Marizzah

Parent of Qushairy
PCF Sparkletots @ Limbang Blk 567

My son comes home and shares about his learning journey every single day. He talks about the teachers and the activities in school with so much joy. I want to commend the teachers for their always sunny disposition that made us, feel welcomed and the support extended on enrolment matters.

Miss Idah

Parent of Zakwan
PCF Sparkletots @ Sengkang West Blk 303A

We want to thank the educators for making school a warm, welcoming and secure environment. We also want to convey our appreciation to Miss Nabilah and , Miss Farah. They have made a positive impact on the learning journey of our child. And to Cikgu Hasniza for inspiring my son to communicate in his mother tongue language.

Miss Juriah and Mr Ziad

Miss Juriah and Mr Ziad

Parents of Shahana & Mohammad Emir Khan
PCF Sparkletots @ Tampines West Blk 887

To the team at PCF PCF Sparkletots @ Woodgrove Blk 302 , I appreciate all the efforts to create a school environment that is clean and conducive for learning. A special mention for Teacher Zarinah, thank you for your guidance to Mavis in her reading and writing. I wanted to express my appreciation for all the excellent work done for my child.

Miss Crystal Ho

Miss Crystal Ho

Parent of Mavis Eng Rui Xing
PCF Sparkletots @ Woodgrove Blk 302

Our Resources

Ship's Log: Settling questions, doubts and worries

I calm SGT Daddy down. Luckily, with the help of the GPS on our rocket, we manage to land on a small star, where we are greeted by a flight team from Sector PCF.

As parents, we are sometimes unsure about whether we are doing enough for our child as he takes his first step on his learning journey. And so, it is important and reassuring to have experts come along with us on our voyage to resolve our questions, doubts and worries.

9 Things to know before choosing a preschool in Singapore

9 Things to know before choosing a preschool in Singapore

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Ship's Log: Finding the right environment

I inform SGT Daddy to look out for a safe environment, so that our child can explore and discover new horizons.

We recognise that finding the right learning environment is just as important as finding the right educators. Classrooms should be designed for joyful learning, so that our child can explore and discover freely and safely.

Step into our classrooms and take a look at our facilities by navigating our virtual maps!
Simply click on the map below and move with the point on the map.

Ship's Log: Mission accomplished

Finally we reach Sector PCF! And right in front of us is Sparkletots! The perfect preschool for our child. I high five CPT Mummy and do the happy dance of joy!

Knowing our child is in the safe hands of the Sparkletots educators while we work, we end our mission with joy. We prepare ourselves for the next adventure.

Locate Us

PCF Sparkletots is the largest preschool operator in Singapore with many award-winning teachers. You can find a school within walking distance wheresoever you live, and should you decide to move, your child can be transferred to another centre closest to your new residence, subject to centre vacancy. Almost 90% of all eligible PCF Sparkletots preschools are SPARK certified (a mark of endorsement for quality preschools and their programmes by ECDA). Your child will be taught by dedicated and qualified teachers, who will keep your child safe and put your mind at rest when you leave for work.
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Register your interest now and let us be your partner in your child's preschool education and development.
Vacancies may vary across centres.

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Still have questions? Here are some FAQs

Full Day Care Programme

The trial period of 2 consecutive weeks (inclusive of public holidays) during the first month of your child’s enrolment is applicable only to children enrolled in the Full-Day Care Programme. During this time, you can assess if your child can adapt to the preschool experience and would like to continue his/her enrolment.

Kindergarten / Focused Education Programme 

The 2- week trial is not applicable to children enrolled in Focused Education Programme.

The teacher-child ratio is based on the age group of the children and adheres to the minimum requirement stipulated by ECDA.

 

Level

Teacher: Child ratio

Kindergarten 2 (K2)

1:25

Kindergarten 1 (K1)

1:20

Nursery (N2)

1:15

Pre-Nursery (N1)

1:12

Playgroup (PG)

1:8

Infant (IF)

1:5

 

For safety and security reasons, our staff will hand over your child only to you or any other authorised persons (18 years old and above) listed in your completed “Authorised Persons to Fetch Child” form.

If you would like someone whose name is not on the authorisation list to fetch your child, you must inform our preschool in writing prior to the arrangement. This person must bring along his/her identity card (either hardcopy or digital) for verification purposes. Our staff will not release your child without your consent. The photo of your child and person(s) fetching him/her will be taken via our PEP and you will be able to view it via the system.

Our preschool will inform you immediately if your child falls ill during school hours e.g. has diarrhoea, is vomiting or having a fever. We would require you to bring your child home to rest and/or seek medical attention.

While waiting for your arrival, your child will be isolated at the sick bay to rest and will be supervised by an adult. In the best interest of your child and the other children, it is important that you do not delay in fetching your child. If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease e.g. conjunctivitis, HFMD, etc. he/she can only resume school upon the expiry of the medical certificate and has fully recovered, i.e. with no symptoms of illness.

However, if your child is sent home on suspicion of having a communicable disease e.g. ulcer in the mouth, body rashes/spots, he/she can resume school once these symptoms have subsided or he/she is certified fit for school by a medical practitioner.

In the event of an outbreak of communicable disease, we will increase the frequency of health and temperature checks as well as monitor the children and staff closely for any symptoms of the disease. Children/staff who are unwell will be advised to seek medical attention promptly and rest at home until they have fully recovered. We will also step up our cleaning /hygiene practices and frequency, suspend large group activities and carry out other precautionary measures to minimise the spread of the illness.

Parents will be informed of the outbreak and be updated on any related developments. We will also inform the relevant regulatory agencies and comply with any instructions to safeguard the children’s well-being.

If meal is provided, we will serve meals in accordance with guidelines set by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and strive to provide our children with a well-balanced diet. Pork, mutton and beef are excluded for health and religious reasons.

[Full-Day Care Programme] Children are served breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea daily. Our menus are posted on the Parents’ Notice Board / uploaded to PEP for your reference. The food served may vary slightly due to the availability of food items. Occasionally, we may add or substitute food items with something that the child make or cook during a class activity.

Our food is prepared directly by our preschool’s cook or Singapore Food Agency (SFA) licensed caterers. All our children should consume food provided by our preschool.

[Kindergarten / Focused Education Programme] Our preschool will allocate 15-20 minutes for light refreshments each day. Group meal times give children the opportunity to interact with their friends and develop social skills. They will develop good table manners, learn to eat on their own and use their cutlery properly, whilst supervised by our teachers.

Our preschool may serve light snacks or you may be informed to prepare healthy snacks for your child to bring to school. Pork, mutton and beef are excluded for health and religious reasons.

You may refer to the specific schedule planned for the children at our preschool.

If your child has food allergies or special dietary restrictions, either for health reasons certified by registered medical practitioner or for religious reasons, please immediately notify our preschool in writing. Our staff will discuss with you how best we can assist.

If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday, please inform us by submitting the Request Form at least one week prior to the actual day. Please check with our teachers for any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions that the other children in the class may have before bringing the food (e.g. birthday cake) for the celebration. In addition, a healthier choice of cake(s) that all children can enjoy would be preferred.

Please do not include food items if you are preparing goodie bags.

In the event of a pandemic, all our preschools will have to comply with the requirements mandated by ECDA e.g., parents will not be allowed into the preschool and if there is a birthday cake, there must be no blowing of candles.

Your child should wear the uniform from the first day of school. This is for safety reasons and to facilitate easy identification as we conduct outdoor activities throughout the week. You may consider buying at least 2 sets first and purchase additional sets after the first 2 weeks of school.

Our teachers will record milk feeds/meals, naps and bowel movements of your child on a daily basis and share this with you.

Please bring your child’s milk feed on a daily basis. The bottles or disposable storage bags must be clearly labelled with your child’s full name, amount of milk, date and time of expression.

Parents are encouraged to provide chilled milk rather than frozen milk. Any leftover breast milk that has been warmed up, will be discarded if your child does not consume it after 1 hour.

We recommend that solid food be introduced to your child when he/she is ready to wean, typically from 4-6 months to age. This is in view that a baby’s iron stores start to deplete when they turn 6 months old and to meet your child’s growing nutritional needs. The decision when to start the weaning process will be done in consultation with you. Please discuss this in greater details with our pre-school.

[Full-day Care Programme] If you wish to withdraw within the trial period, you are required to submit Withdrawal Form to our preschool no later than the end of the 2-week trial.

After the trial period, a one calendar month’s written notice is required.

Below is the refund and withdrawal policy applicable to withdrawal within the trial period of 2 weeks with the required written notice.

Enrolment Date Fees Collected Fees to be Refunded
Between 1st to 15th One full month’s programme fee and one month’s deposit 50% programme fee and one month’s deposit
Between 16th to the end of the month 50% programme fee and one month’s deposit One month’s deposit

[Full-day Care Programme] Parents who wish to withdraw their children after the trial period are required to give one calendar month’s written notice using our preschool’s withdrawal form. This must be submitted no later than the first working day of the month for withdrawal to take place at the end of that same month.

Any notice given after this day will be considered effective the first day of the following month

For example:

Date of written Notice Received
(Working Day) Effective Date of Notice Programme Fee Payable* Refund of Deposit *
1 Mar 1 Mar Mar Full refund or offset Mar’s Programme Fee
9 Mar 1 Apr Mar + Apr Full refund or offset Apr’s Programme Fee
*Assume there is no outstanding amount

[Kindergarten / Focused Education Programme] Parents who wish to withdraw their children during school term are required to give one calendar month’s written notice using our preschool’s Withdrawal Form. Our preschool will not accept any notice of withdrawal during the school holiday months (Jun, Nov and Dec). If you wish to withdraw your child in the school holiday months of Jun, Nov and Dec, please submit the Withdrawal Form by 1 May and 1 Oct respectively.

Withdrawal Form must also be submitted no later than the first working day of the month. Any notice given after this day will be considered effective the first day of the following month.

The one month’s programme fees in Jun and Dec are payable for withdrawal in May and Nov respectively.

For example:

Date of written Notice Received
(Working Day) Effective Date of Notice Programme Fee Payable* Refund of Deposit *
3 Mar 1 Apr Mar + Apr Full refund or offset Apr’s Programme Fee
2 May 2 May May + Jun Full refund or offset Jun’s
Programme Fee
1 Oct** 1 Oct Oct (last day of school: 31
Oct)
Oct, Nov and Dec (last day
of school: end of school
term)

Full refund or offset Oct’s
Programme Fee
Full refund or offset Dec’s
Programme Fee
*Assume there is no outstanding amount
**Any notice given after 1 Oct, there will be no refund of deposit for the month of Oct, Nov and Dec.

Any deposit balance will be refunded only if the following conditions are met:
• Parents give the required written notice period to our preschool for withdrawal.
• There are no outstanding programme fee/arrears.
• The last month’s programme fee shall not be pro-rated and is paid in full.

All refunds will be made via GIRO/CDA GIRO only. Any refund for payment made out from the CDA must be credited directly back into the same account.

Children who have been absent for one calendar month, without any notice from parents, will be deemed to have withdrawn from our preschool. We will use the deposit to offset the last month’s programme fee and/or any outstanding fees.

The level that your child will be enrolled in is based on your child’s age in the year of enrolment:

2 months old to below 18 months old – Infant Care
18 months old to below 3 years old – Playgroup
3 years old – Pre-Nursery (N1)
4 years old – Nursery (N2)
5 years old – Kindergarten 1 (K1)
6 years old – Kindergarten 2 (K2)

Children born on 1 January will join the cohort from the previous year.

For example, all children born between 2 January 2017 to 1 January 2018, will be enrolled in Kindergarten 1 instead of Nursery 2 in the Academic Year 2022. This is aligned with MOE’s age requirement for Primary One Registration.

After you have registered your interest on our website, we will contact you once there is a vacancy for your child. Vacancies vary across centres and are dependent on the wait list at individual centres.

The fee is dependent on the type of service your child is enrolled in, and the citizenship of your child. The following is a guide for your reference:


 

Monthly Fees before subsidies (with GST):


Type

Singapore Citizens
(before subsidy)

Singapore
Permanent Residents

Foreigners

Childcare

Full Day

$770.40

$963

$1,155.60

Infant Care

Full Day

$1,364.20

$1,705.20

$2,046.30

Kindergarten 

Short Hours

$171.20

$256.80

$342.40


 

The fees listed above are before deduction of subsidies for children who are Singapore Citizens.

Please contact our centres for more information.

If your child is a Singapore Citizen, he/she may qualify for the following, based on your selected service:


Full Day Infant Care

Working mothers who clock at least 56 hours of work a month will be eligible for a basic subsidy of $600 per month. In addition, if your family’s gross monthly household income is less than $12,000 (before CPF deductions), an additional subsidy of up to $710 may be granted.


Full Day Childcare

Working mothers who clock at least 56 hours a month will be eligible for a basic subsidy of $300 per month. In addition, if your family’s gross monthly household income is less than $12,000 (before CPF deductions), an additional subsidy of up to $467 may be granted.


Short Hours Kindergarten

The working mother subsidy is not applicable for this service, but you may apply for the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) if your family’s gross monthly household income is below $12,000 (before CPF deductions).


As the application for the additional subsidy or KiFAS are subject to ECDA’s assessment and approval, we are unable to advise on the amount of subsidy that will be granted for your child. 


More information is available at https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx

We provide a variety of balanced and nutritious meals based on guidelines from the Health Promotion Board (HPB). Many of our preschools have been awarded the Healthy Pre-Schools (HPS) Accreditation by HPB. Our school kitchens are not halal certified, but we offer no pork, no lard menu across all centres. We also procure our food ingredients from halal-certified sources.


If your child has a food allergy, please inform the centre upon registration and provide a medical note certified by a registered medical practitioner with the details of your child’s allergy. Our staff will discuss and advise you on how we can support your child in his/her dietary needs.

Interest for our infant care service can be submitted 3 months in advance of your Estimated Due Date (EDD) via our interest form.

Please contact the centre you have selected within a month after your child is born to update us with your child’s particulars such as the birth certificate number, date of birth and citizenship details to remain on the waitlist.

We offer a varied combination of mother tongue languages across our centres. You can search for your preferred centre here and speak to the Centre Admin/Centre Principal of your preferred centre/s regarding the mother tongue languages offered there.

We recognise the importance for children to learn how to spell. However, we do not use spelling lists and tests which teach children through rote memorisation. Instead, we implement fun and engaging learning activities such as spelling games and movement activities. This is a more effective teaching approach for our children to use letter sounds to form words and at the same time, have an enjoyable learning experience.

Yes. Your child can be enrolled if the selected centre has a suitable vacancy for your child.


If your child does not hold a valid Dependant Pass for residing in Singapore, our colleagues from the centres will apply for a Student’s Pass for your child upon your acceptance of the offered vacancy.

Your child can only start his/her preschool education journey with us upon approval of the Student’s Pass application.


More information about Student’s Pass application can be found at https://www.ica.gov.sg/visitor/studentpass/apply

We have children with developmental needs in most of our schools. This can range from mild to higher level needs. If your child is diagnosed with developmental or learning needs, it is important that your child receives early intervention. It is important that we work together to determine the best care and support needed for your child. Please inform us, at the point of registration, if your child has been diagnosed, is waiting for diagnosis of a disability/learning delay or has any other medical/special education needs.


Once your child is receiving early intervention, Our teachers can work with you or EIPIC to support your child in participating better in the centre.

We take our responsibility to keep your child safe in school very seriously. Our educators are guided by a code of conduct, a set of comprehensive SOPs and professional practices which are PCF Sparkletots Children First Principles. Every staff who joins Sparkletots has to attend a compulsory 7-module SSWB (Safety, Security and Well-being) training and assessment programme. They are required to attend regular refresher briefings/discussions pertaining to children’s safety to ensure that this always remain our priority too.

Our centres keep parents updated on what’s going on in school via regular updates using our Parent Engagement Portal (PEP). It’s an online app where teachers can upload photos and videos documenting the children’s learning moments in class. Parents can also communicate directly with our teachers through the 2-way messaging function.

At PCF Sparkletots, enrichment programmes are done very differently. We layer it on top of our existing curriculum to make them available to all children enrolled in our centres. We also work with community partners like SportSG and the National Arts Council to offer physical development and art education programmes for our children.

We would like to assure parents that the health and well-being of your children are of paramount importance to us.

Our centres have been in strict compliance with the COVID-19 precautionary measures outlined by the Early Childhood Development Agency. This includes alignment with ECDA’s COVID-Safe ABCs. All PCF Sparkletots preschools have also implemented stringent safe management measures under our PCF Sparkletots Preschool Safety Plan.

Teachers and staff at the centre continue to do a thorough cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, toys, sleeping cots and shared learning resources on a regular basis. UV sterilisers have been deployed to all centres for this purpose.

Generally, we offer 2 types of preschool services; kindergarten and childcare. A kindergarten typically offers a half day [up to 4 hours] programme for children from 4 to 6 years, while a childcare (for children between 18 months to 6 years) is a full day programme that offers both education and care for children and is suitable for families where both parents are working.

We do have selected kindergartens that offer the Playgroup (18 months to below 3 year old) programme for each academic year. The class duration is 1.5 hours per day, however, please note that these centres are not available at all towns.

Our early years (EY) centres generally provide full day childcare for children from 18 months to 4 years old, i.e. from Playgroup (PG) level up to Nursery (N2) level, offering both education and care for children for families where both parents are working.
Children will have to move to another PCF Sparkletots or the partner MOE Kindergartens in the Kindergarten 1 and 2 levels (5 and 6 years old).
You can find the list of our early years centres at https://www.pcf.org.sg/sparkletots/our-preschools/#early-years-centres.

As all interest for school placements are managed by our individual centres directly, we apologise that we will not be able to advise on the registration. If you have indicated your interest via the online registration form (www.pcf.org.sg/sparkletots/openhouse), our colleagues from the centre will be in touch with you directly to advise on the registration.
Nevertheless, you may contact our centres directly to check on the registration status. The contact numbers of our centres are available in the Acknowledgement E-mail you should be receiving after you have completed the online form.

Request for visit to the centre has to be made with the centre of your interest directly. You may contact our centre/s for more information. The contact numbers of our centres are available in the Acknowledgement E-mail you should be receiving after you have completed the online form or our website at www.pcf.org.sg. You may wish to note that appointment for visits may only be made if there is vacancy for your child in the near future.

Our dual service (DS) centres offer the short hours kindergarten service for children from 4 - 6 years [Nursery to Kindergarten 2 levels], as well as the full day childcare service for children from 18 months to 6 years. Hence for our dual service centres, parents can decide whether they prefer the kindergarten service (short hours programme) or the childcare service (full day programme) for the Nursery to K2 level, subject to vacancy availability at the centre.

To locate a pre-school near you, you may refer to our website at https://www.pcf.org.sg/sparkletots/our-preschools/#locate-our-preschool.

For new and upcoming childcare centres, they will be listed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) via the following link https://cms.ecda.gov.sg/prweb/IAC/zGwoaxwY6Bz0rcpuMWgTMg%5B%5B*/!STANDARD (or you may visit https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Parents/Pages/Preschool-Search-Portal.aspx#PSP and click on "Manage Interest").

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