My kid is not even a year old but I would like to start understanding the various preschool options for her.
1. Would my kid be at a disadvantage if she starts nursery instead of pre-nursery at 3 years old? I want my girl to enjoy her childhood before embarking in a long education battle. Yet I'm worried that she might be at a disadvantage for starting school a year later than her peers.
2. Government kindergarten vs private kindergartens- are the curriculum similar? Is there any government subsidy if I were to enrol my girl to a private school, or are the government kindergartens like first Skool and moe kindergarten good enough?
3. What should I look out for when considering which school to enrol her in? Do all schools have open house, and if the open house reflects truly the manner classes and activities are conducted?
4. Wait list- how early should I place my kid on the wait list, and if I can place her in several schools' wait lists at one go?