Early Childhood Education

At One World International School, we offer an engaging, inquiry-led and  play-based approach to learning based on the IB PYP framework and underpinned by the UK national curriculum for our youngest learners.

Our Early Childhood is the ideal first step into the world of international education. We accept children from ages 3 to 6 into our programme and have created an innovative learning environment that is customised to meet the unique needs of the individual learner.

The OWIS Approach to Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood programme includes:

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The Early Childhood IB PYP framework, which is the ideal introduction to international schooling.

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Emphasis on age-appropriate concept-driven learning in a play-based environment that encourages children's natural curiosity.

Students learning in the outdoors

Stimulating learning areas throughout the school, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning.

We believe that our youngest learners should be in an environment where they can develop academically, socially and emotionally. Our early childhood classrooms are designed to allow students to explore their surroundings and to become passionate about discovering new information and ideas.

The OWIS Difference

Why You Should Choose Our Early Childhood Education Programme

Our Early Childhood is the foundation of our learning which takes students through the Primary and Secondary years.

In all our Early Childhood classes, we have a high teacher-student ratio with a maximum of 18 students per class. This allows personalised learning time with teachers and meaningful connection with each student.

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Our programme is distinct because:

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We offer a welcoming, nurturing environment that focuses on the development of the whole learner.
Stacking toy
We provide a whole day play-based, concept-driven setting that makes learning fun from 9 am to 3.30 pm each day
Numerical blocks
We utilise a curriculum that focuses on pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills so that students are prepared for primary school.
Creative learning concepts
We create a small-world learning space with equipment and classrooms built to scale where children feel safe and develop a sense of belonging

Early Childhood at OWIS is available in two campuses - our Nanyang campus at Jurong and our East Coast campus at Mountbatten.

Love for learning
At OWIS, we strive for all of our students to excel, develop a love for learning and become highly engaged learners, and we believe that begins in the early childhood classroom. At the end of this phase of development, our students are ready to take their natural inquiry and curiosity, their independence, self-confidence, sense of responsibility and excellent academic skills to our dynamic Primary School.

A Comprehensive Introduction

Early Childhood at OWIS is your first opportunity to introduce your child to a school. Our learning spaces are designed to prepare your child for an international environment where they can succeed in any setting. We do this by utilising an innovative, balanced approach at every level of the child’s educational journey.

You can expect your child's journey through our international school to go like this:

From ages 3 to 6, they spend time in an immersive, play-based classroom setting in our Early Childhood Programme.

From ages 6 to 11, they will enjoy open concept classrooms that emphasise discussion, teamwork and critical thinking in our Primary Years Programme.

From ages 11 to 18, they will focus on furthering their academic development and personal achievements as they prepare for life beyond our Secondary School.

Meet our Teachers

Min Joo (Eileen) Cho

Early Childhood 2 Teacher

Helen Eustaquio

Early Childhood 2 Teacher

Josephine Chow

Early Childhood 2 Teacher

Nur Suhaili (Lyn) Ghapar

Early Childhood 3 Teacher

Hear from OWIS Parents


I love that kindness is woven into many daily routines and special activities throughout the school year. My daughter is always excited to tell me when students earn house points for kind acts!

Mother of Eloise

Madison C.

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Discover OWIS' Early Childhood Education Today

Now is the best time to begin thinking about your child's education and their future. It can be overwhelming as you consider early childhood education but know that you are in the right place.

Contact us at OWIS today to learn more about our concept-driven, play-based Early Childhood Education.

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