We are very glad that we can be part of today's inaugural Nurturestars sports day. Besides Benjamin, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for the extra effort put in to rehearse and practise besides the daily curriculum. I know it is not easy. Please give yourself an AWESOME clap! Judging from the turnout this morning and the parents' participation, indeed the first sports day has been a success. Hope that it will become an annual event. In fact, we are already looking forward to next year event. Thank you!
- Mr. Chang Kok Boon (Father of Benjamin Chang, K1)
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)
I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thanks to the teachers for the great care they have shown to my daughter. She has learnt so much such as the concept of sharing, being part of a group, independence, doing things at the proper time and place. Most importantly she loves being at Nurturestars and that puts my mind at ease while I'm away. THANK YOU! - Mrs Tan (Mother of Charmaine, PN2)