Programmes

We offer a whole host of services to cater to the varying needs of our parents and children.

Infant Care
Playgroup
Nursery
Kindergarten
Infant Care (2 to 17 months)


Our specialised infant and toddler curriculum provides ample opportunities for children to develop through many first experiences.

Our rooms are specially designed to encourage our infants and toddlers to explore and discover their environments.

The developmental domains that set the foundation for infants and toddlers are:

  • Language and Communication
  • Cognitive
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Physical

Many aspects of development occur in more than one domain. Exploration, perception, communication, mobility, self-competence, trust, relationships, independence and impulse control (around 18 months) are all goals of development for infants and toddlers.


The My First Journey curriculum consists of activities that stimulate the development of the various domains to meet the needs of every infant and toddler. With My First Journey, infants and toddlers encounter a collection of first experiences and it also recognises the most important ‘things’ in a child’s environment are stable, loving, attentive educators.

Playgroup (18 months to 3 years)

Children in Playgroups 1 & 2 take part in the Jump Start Years Curriculum. This curriculum introduces various learning experiences to develop children’s development in the following areas:


  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Cognitive Domain
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Language Acquisition
  • Aesthetic & Affective Domains

Cherie Hearts ensure our rooms are specially designed to encourage learning and development for children aged 1.5 to 4 years.

Nursery (4 years)

The Bridging Years Curriculum enhances what the children have been exposed to in the Jump Start Years programme, bringing children’s learning to a higher level by introducing more complex, new and varied experiences. The learning experiences provided develop children’s various intelligences as identified in the following areas as well as prepares them for 21st century challenges:

  • Aesthetic & Creative Expression
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Language & Literacy
  • Motor Development
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Self & Social Awareness

The more targeted multi-literacies experiences introduced in the Bridging Years curriculum engage children in inquiring and questioning what they see, hear, listen and read, prompting them to consider different perspectives.


In addition to the Jump Start Years curriculum, Cherie Hearts also runs a specialised School Readiness programme. The School Readiness Programme for Kindergarten 2 children is a holistic approach designed specially to help the children transit smoothly from pre-school to the formal system in Primary School. The School Readiness Programme will emphasize on academic achievements, nurture and prepare children for the social and emotional adjustments that they will face in a Primary One school setting.

Kindergarten (5 to 6 years)

The Bridging Years Curriculum enhances what the children have been exposed to in the Jump Start Years programme, bringing children’s learning to a higher level by introducing more complex, new and varied experiences. The learning experiences provided develop children’s various intelligences as identified in the following areas as well as prepares them for 21st century challenges:

  • Aesthetic & Creative Expression
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Language & Literacy
  • Motor Development
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Self & Social Awareness

The more targeted multi-literacies experiences introduced in the Bridging Years curriculum engage children in inquiring and questioning what they see, hear, listen and read, prompting them to consider different perspectives.


In addition to the Jump Start Years curriculum, Cherie Hearts also runs a specialised School Readiness programme. The School Readiness Programme for Kindergarten 2 children is a holistic approach designed specially to help the children transit smoothly from pre-school to the formal system in Primary School. The School Readiness Programme will emphasize on academic achievements, nurture and prepare children for the social and emotional adjustments that they will face in a Primary One school setting.

Our Curriculum

SPIRAL Literacies ModelTM was inspired by the New London Group academic theory on Pedagogy of multi-literacies – a concept that enhances children’s learning of early literacy and numeracy.It is also aligned with the SPARK accreditation of Singapore preschools, and the Ministry of Education’s Framework for Nurturing Early Learners with 21st Century Competencies.Developed in-house, the SPIRAL Literacies Curriculum, equips children with critical 21st century skills for living and lifelong learning, essentially helping them to adapt to a rapidly changing globalised world where demographics and technological advancement drive the future. The skill sets taught include thinking skills, managing self, relating to others, and contributing to, not merely participating in society.
The core competencies acquired in the process enable children to problem-solve, create, analyse, collaborate, communicate and account responsibly. While equipping its learning environment with new reading materials and resources that support inquiry and enhanced learning, Cherie Hearts invests in teacher training by engaging experts in multi-literacies to inspire passionate and meaningful delivery of the curriculum across the different age groups. In line with the Cherie Hearts’ philosophy, five key components in the SPIRAL Literacies ModelTM enhance children’s holistic growth and ensure they experience personal success while developing a joy for learning:

Critical Literacy

Beyond essential functional skills in reading, writing and counting, children learn to think creatively and problem solve by appreciating and uncovering underlying messages in a variety of text, enabling them to ponder, question and reflect from different perspectives. Creativity is honed in the process of children becoming critical thinkers, problem solvers and decision makers.

Civic-Social Literacy

This aims to build children’s character and social intelligence by equipping them with the right attitude and aptitude to care about others so as to contribute compassionately and graciously to society. Embodying social and emotional quality, the SPIRAL Literacies ModelTM develops children’s confidence and resilience as they learn to accept themselves and others. In recognising their emotions, children are encouraged to express their feelings in acceptable ways that lead to successful conflict resolution.

Financial Literacy

Besides basic numeracy, the introduces money management skills to help children understand the value of money and how money works in the world; how it is earned, managed, invested and donated to help others. Through entrepreneurship children learn practical lessons on the investment power of savings, while a social component shows them how as charitable entrepreneurs they can use profits earned to support adopted charities.

Environmental Literacy

With the SPIRAL Literacies ModelTM, Cherie Hearts aims to shape young children’s behavior by cultivating a healthy respect for all living and nonliving things, and to promote responsibility for the environment on issues such as littering, mosquito breeding and conserving natural resources. Realising that children in urbanised environments like Singapore rarely explore the outdoors, teachers take time to discuss the creation of and respect for life as well as the importance of co-existence with the elements around them.

Digital Literacy

Through its collaboration with JULES Ventures Private Limited, a Singapore-based digitech educational start-up, Cherie Hearts promotes the literacy of digital savviness and computational thinking which in the 21st century, is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. In an age where children can use tablets before they can read, teaching them to be technologically literate becomes essential. In partnering with Cherie Hearts, JULES has specially customised their School of Fish Computational Thinking Curriculum to complement the teaching of Cherie Hearts Digital Literacy. In learning to create their first digital diary, children will hone their ability to think abstractly, compartmentalise and synthesise information.

Enrichment Programmes