As it is always said, it takes a village to raise a child, and many of us are thankful for the PPS ‘village’ that their children are able to thrive in. Many of our staff have placed their children in PPS Centres and for good reason – because they trust and know that their children will be loved and well taken care of. Here, we really function just like a family who cares for and supports each other in all seasons of life.
Let’s hear what some of our staff have to say about why they love having their children grow and learn in the good hands of their beloved colleagues!
Bethanie, Centre Leader, PPS Ghim Moh
As I stepped into my new Centre Leader role this year, I was anxious but knowing that my daughter is in the same centre as me made me more excited to come to work daily too.
Apart from it being practical, I can indirectly help my daughter learn well if I guide and care for my teachers well, which gives me more pressure and motivation to do a good job as a leader!
I love to see her being vocal and friendly as she usually is, and also learning Mandarin through music and play. Most importantly, she is enjoying her learning in school with her teachers and classmates.
Danyang, Assistant Curriculum Specialist (Chinese), HQ
Being in the same organisation/preschool as my children gives me a peace of mind, as I am able to get firsthand updates on my child if any situation arises. I also have more opportunities to communicate with my children’s teachers!
I am also more familiar with the school curriculum and activities, which allows me to better support and guide my children so they can really enjoy their preschool years.
Jenny Lim, Centre Leader, PPS Tampines
I placed my daughter in PPS as I wanted her to grow up in a godly environment. Knowing that there are passionate teachers in my centre and being in the same preschool as her definitely eased my worries. I feel fortunate because I get to know how she is growing, and she feels a great sense of security to know that I’m around.
My teachers have also told me that my girl is so much happier whenever she comes to school with me. One special memory I have was being an assistant teacher for my daughter’s class when there was a shortage in manpower, which meant I got to take the class photo with her!
I wanted her to grow up in a godly environment. Knowing that there are passionate teachers in my centre and being in the same preschool as her definitely eased my worries. I feel fortunate because I get to know how she is growing.
Wen Yan, Assistant Curriculum Specialist (Chinese), HQ
Since I work in PPS, I know the culture so I am rest assured that my children are in a good environment. Moreover, my relationship with the teachers is deeper - it is not just a parent-teacher relationship since I have developed a stronger bond and friendship with my colleagues as well.
孩子到了PN的班级，学习了《圣经里的故事》，老师向她介绍书是妈妈画的，告诉她妈妈的名字在书的背面，她非常开心的去寻找。 回到家后，爸爸问她：“你知道这本书是妈妈画的吗？”她非常淡定又神气地回答：“是呀，妈妈画的。”希望这件事能够对她产生积极的影响，种下绘画的种子。 When my daughter started class in Pre-Nursery, she was introduced to the Stories from the Bible series in class. Her teacher told her that the illustrations were done by me, and she was happy to look for my name at the back of the book. At home, her father asked her, “Do you know that your mother did these drawings in the book?”, to which she replied calmly and confidently, “Yes, she did!” I hope this incident has a positive and impact on her, and that it sows seeds that may inspire her love for art.