Yesterday, I took half day childcare leave to visit a few church kindergartens. Little Edison is going to start his Nursery classes in one of these church kindergartens next year.
In Singapore, children aged 3 on 1st January can be admitted to the Nursery classes. Kindergartens function daily, five days a week, with schooling hours ranging from 3 hours to 4 hours each day. Most kindergartens function at least two sessions a day.
We shortlisted four church kindergartens in our vicinity. We visited them and we made our final decision yesterday. Our first choice will be Paya Lebar Methodist Church Covenant Kindergarten. St. Paul’s Church Kindergarten will be our second choice.
Most likely, Little Edison will have to attend the afternoon session, which starts from 11am to 2pm. Morning sessions are mostly fully booked, and we are on the waiting list. We prefer morning session so that we can send Little Edison to school before we go to work. The afternoon session coincides with his napping time, so it is less favorable for us.
Little Edison was excited over the idea of going to school, having a teacher, meeting new friends and reading new books. I observed him as he roamed around the classroom with excitement. At that instance, I realized that my baby has grown-up so much. I can still remember him as a tiny little baby and now he is a wonderful little boy who is going to start Nursery next year.
Wow, it’s just too fast!
Little Edison with his new Bob The Builder schoolbag.