TODDLER/PLAYGROUP (18 months – 2 years old)

Teacher-to-Child Ratio: 1 to 6

Our Toddler and Playgroup Programs are structured with the full-day and half-day options.

At this age, many children get nervous and anxious when they are separated from their parents. It’s understandable because it’s their “first school experience”. We understand just that at Mulberry and that’s why we aid parents in this home-to-school transition by providing them practical tips that could ease their children’s separation anxiety. Our toddler and playgroup teachers see to it that the importance of building a close-knit relationship and the children’s need of a sense of security. We’ve incorporated all of these into our activities and daily routine to help your child feel the sense of stability and belonging, making Mulberry their second home.


Starting from the playgroup, we offer a bilingual learning environment with English as the main language and Chinese as the second language. Our teaching pedagogy from Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten is based on the A-S-K framework.

The A-S-K Framework

Attitude (A)

In every activity, we see to it to inculcate the positive Habits of Mind to help nurture self-improvement, self-awareness, and self-control. This goes along with the children’s’ relationship building skills. In the long run, these habits will help children in problem-solving and in building a positive learning attitude.

Skills (S)

The 6 main learning skills and dispositions we aim to develop are problem-solving, communication, questioning, thinking, and social skills. The skill of having positive attributes is also included through the Reggio-Emilia inspired project inquiry approach.

Knowledge (K)

The children’s’ knowledge in the foundations of Numeracy, English, and Chinese literacy are built through the learning framework. We also focus on each child’s dominant strength and styles of learning by adopting the Multiple Intelligences approach to be sure that it’s fit for every child’s learning style.

Our toddler & playgroup programs are focused on child-initiated learning. We do this by empowering them to explore and experience the world around them – making and urging them to personally question what’s happening around them. While doing so, teachers also plan and integrate language experiences, numeracy, music and movement, aesthetics and creativity, motor skills and social interactions through these activities. We have also incorporated a physical development program using the Sportball multi-sport approach so your child could get accustomed to and be exposed to different games and promote a healthy lifestyle.