Recently, Gardens by the Bay got its first hotel on its premises. In March 2023, adding on to the list of things we never thought we’d see at the attraction, a pre-school will open at Gardens by the Bay.
EtonHouse Garden School by the Bay at Bayfront Pavilion
The EtonHouse Garden School by the Bay will be located at Bayfront Pavilion, just next to Bayfront MRT Station. This follows the award of a tender to EtonHouse International Education Group.
The EtonHouse Garden School by the Bay pre-school will offer infant care and a programme for children up to six years of age. Being located in premises as unique as Gardens by the Bay, the pre-school will have a curriculum designed around the three pillars of nature education, sustainability and community.
Nurture in Nature
Children at the Gardens by the Bay pre-school will get to spend half of their learning time in the outdoors. This will allow them to enjoy their unique location. There will also be sessions where the children get to interact with Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists.
The pre-school will have a strong sustainability focus. This aims to impart to the young children the importance of sustainable living and develop in them an appreciation for nature.
In addition, the premises will also be able to be transformed into a learning hub for the wider community on weekends. There are plans to offer nature and sustainability-based workshops and programmes for the public.
Pre-school at Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay Deputy CEO Lee Kok Fatt said, “A pre-school at Gardens by the Bay is another opportunity to nurture in the very young, who are the next generation after all, a deep appreciation for the natural environment and the value of sustainable practices.”
EtonHouse International Education Group CEO Ng Yi Xian said, “I am very excited about the many ways in which this school will make a difference in the lives of children. Not just the children in the school but also the wider community. The experience in the heart of the most iconic, dynamic, and innovative garden space, which is the pride of Singapore, will provide families and staff with an unparalleled early years experience, one that will be woven intricately with nature and sustainable practices. Beyond school hours, it will extend its space and programme to reach out to the wider community of families in Singapore. With innovation at the heart of this school’s programme and environment, we are sure it will set a new standard for early childhood education in Singapore.”