Aim of this email is to highlight key accolades to Yishun NurtureStars.
Firstly, we find our daughters, Isabelle and Germaine, have benefited greatly from Yishun Nurture Stars. In particular, their learning and child development. We can see huge improvement in their social and motor skills within 3 months. The curriculum is rich and activities (like mothers and Father's Day) very engaging for parent-child bonding.
Secondly, we like the way the teachers socially engage the kids when they are waiting for the parents to pick up (5pm to 7pm window). For example, we saw the teachers engage the kids by storytelling, singing and playing role playing games. We find these sessions very useful for the kids development rather than just simply screening cartoons.
Thirdly, we appreciate the teachers’ professionalism and dedication in successfully 'climatize' our kids' separation anxiety in the initial stage of enrollment. Especially for Germaine who took a little longer.
Fourthly, I find the Mr. Takashi physical education classes very useful for Isabelle. It really helps in her physical development, team building skills and self-confidence. The sports day organized at Toa Payoh sports hall was a very brilliant idea. I can only see benefits for the kids, especially developing their confidence and sportsmanship.
Fifthly, we find the periodic Meet-The-Parent sessions to discuss and update the kids’ development is very fruitful. It allows us to have a good sensing on what went well and what needs to improve on. We also find the teachers very responsive and do not draw lines. In particular, we can have teachers updating us on our kids even though they are not the kid's class teacher. We can strongly sense that the teachers and the parents are in the same team to develop and nurture the kids.
Finally, we find the infrastructure of Yishun Nurture Stars is well designed and having its own kitchen for meals to be prepared is good for the kids. We also like the toilet facilities which instrumentals aid in the kids to develop their motor skills and toilet training.
In conclusion, we find that Yishun Nurture Stars is a very good child care center mainly due to (1) team of dedicated well trained teachers (2) excellent curriculum (3) good facilities.
Kahmun and Sylvia
Daddy and mummy of Isabelle and Germaine
- Mr. Kahmun & Ms. Sylvia (Father & Mother of Isabelle, N and Germaine, PN1)
My child has improved her communication skill after going to the centre. - Mr Wayne Tong (Parent of Sarah Tong, PN1)
Dear Teacher Lin,
Time flies and it’s time for Triston to say goodbye to NurtureStars. Triston has a wonderful learning experience with NurtureStars. It as been a blessing that he gets to have you as his teacher. I can tell that he is having lots of fun in class everyday. I am glad that Triston has excelled and improved with your guidance.. e has been able to share with me the knowledge he was learnt in class. Whenever I asked him who taught him that, he always tell me it’s Teacher Lin.
I asked Triston lately who will he miss after leaving NurtureStars. His instant answer is Teacher Lin! I probed about the reason and he said Teacher Lin is special because she always help the children when they have problems. Being one who faces learning challenges as compared to his peers, Triston does appreciates the help that he has received from you. Your constant help and encouragement makes a great difference to him.
Thank you very much for your patience and guidance (or should I say double the effort required in coaching him) . I believe his activeness as given you tons of problems and headaches. Thank you for not giving up on him and sincerely having his interest in mind. Now that he needs to be more independent, I am sure your absence will be missed. Do continue to spread your love, care and instill fun to preschoolers’ life. You will indirectly form a huge piece of their preschool memories imprinted in their minds. Just like what happened to Triston.
It is fortunate that he has a bunch of bubbly friends in class. It is always sad to say goodbye. However, the experience has has acquired will certainly help him to better embrace the challenges ahead in Primary School life. Thank you once again.
- Mrs Ng (Mother of Triston Ng, Kindergarten 2)