8 things you need to know about the Odyssey preschool at Still Road

By Lynn Wee   — December 27, 2016
  • Housed in a heritage building
    1 / 8 Housed in a heritage building

    Housed in a heritage building that used to be The Grand Hotel decades ago, Odyssey at Still Road wows you with its indoor and outdoor spaces.

    The 21,000 sq ft campus includes a spacious outdoor area with mature trees, a ship-themed wooden play structure and a water play area with showers attached to tree trunks.

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  • It encourages outdoor play
    2 / 8 It encourages outdoor play

    Along the side garden, there’s a “stream” where kids can scoop up little canal fish and guppies with a fishing net – this helps them learn about eye-hand coordination – and a “mud kitchen” to encourage outdoor play, mess and all.

    Inside, corridor walls are lined with artwork by the children, and greenery comes in the form of an indoor herb garden.

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  • It follows a Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum
    3 / 8 It follows a Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum

    Opened in July 2016, Odyssey follows a Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum.

    It believes that children express themselves in a hundred different languages and that the environment plays the role of the third teacher.

    Related: Look inside a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool in Singapore

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  • It has a dedicated atelier for art
    4 / 8 It has a dedicated atelier for art

    With that philosophy in mind, the school focuses on the creative arts by providing kids with an array of materials – from clay to acrylic paints and even 3-D pens – to help them discover, communicate and learn, a spokesman explains. 

    It even has a dedicated atelier for art. 

    Related: Should you change preschools?

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  • Children are exposed to apps like Garageband
    5 / 8 Children are exposed to apps like Garageband

    Its music programme allows children to explore different elements, such as rhythm, pace and tone through percussion instruments, movement, and song and dance. 

    Kindergarteners are taught to use apps like Garageband to compose their own music. 

    Both the art and music programmes are taught by specialists.

    Related: Choosing a preschool in Singapore: Is expensive better?

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  • It provides infant care
    6 / 8 It provides infant care

    This is also the first Odyssey centre to provide infant care for babies from nine to 17 months at a ratio of two children to one educarer.

    Learning materials that incorporate lights and sounds are strategically placed in the infant room for little ones to explore.

    Related: Early Learning Campus: International preschool for over 2000 children will open in 2017

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  • The early-years Chinese language immersion programme
    7 / 8 The early-years Chinese language immersion programme

    This centre also offers an early-years Chinese language immersion programme for toddlers from 18 months to three years old, where the day-to-day interaction, curriculum and projects are all taught in Chinese.

    Related: Top bilingual preschools in Singapore

    They’re served organic food, and the centre’s high level security system means only registered guardians can enter the infant room through a facial recognition program.

    Throughout all age groups, parents are kept up to date of their child’s development stages with pictures and videos that are uploaded on a portal.

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  • Fee structure
    8 / 8 Fee structure

    Even though the fees don’t come cheap, there is a waiting list for its tots and pre-nursery classes.

    The full-day childcare programme costs $2,300, while full-day infant care costs $3,000. Half-day and extended day programmes start from $2,000 and $2,800, respectively. Fees are before GST and government subsidies.

    Find out more http://theodyssey.sg

    Related: Singapore preschools: What you get for $2000 a month vs less than $600 a month

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