Improving education standards
The first White Lodge Kindergarten to open was our Bukit Timah centre on 15th July 1999 with three students, two teachers and a determination to improve the standard of kindergarten education here in Singapore.
Over 25 nationalities are represented throughout the White Lodge centres across Singapore. Since our inception in 1999, we have seen up to 8000 children through our doors.
White Lodge’s founding director, Jayne Nadarajoo was also a parent, and she realised that childhood education tends to focus on academic excellence, with little emphasis on longer-term intellectual and emotional growth. Not satisfied with how children were being nurtured in schools and armed with ten years of experience in early childhood care, Jayne decided to start her own kindergarten for her children, Saktish and Kenisha.
At this time White Lodge incorporated the theories of High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Howard Gardner and is still guided by a list of learning objectives. White Lodge was one of the very first schools in Singapore to acknowledge the value that creative education brings to preschool aged children.
White Lodge is committed to maintaining a high teacher-child ratio as well as having well trained local and expatriate teachers. With a comprehensive curriculum encompassing the Primary Years Programme plus teaching for 47 weeks of the year, White Lodge is an excellent investment in education. Lastly White Lodge is committed to maintaining open communication and parent involvement.
“We inspire children to have dreams here at White Lodge. We tell the children to go for it, that nothing is impossible.” – Jayne Nadarajoo, Director