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Just some of the reasons parents choose our Early Years program

Two toddlers at the Infant Care program at AIS

Infant Care

at the Village

A home away from home, where each baby and infant is truly cared for, just as they would be with you, as they learn, explore and grow.

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Creating the best foundation in the Early Years at the Early Learning Village

Creating the Best Foundation For Your Child

Early Years and Prep at AIS.

Young children have an almost limitless capacity to learn... their energy is captivating and infectious. In the most important foundation years at AIS, the opportunities to learn, to be inspired, to grow and to develop are limitless.

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Early Years children learning at a Reggio Emilia-inspired classroom at the Early Learning Village

A Purpose-built space

Created just for young

The Early Learning Village has been thoughtfully designed with young learners in mind, to provide an environment that truly supports each child’s learning journey.

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Two early years students playing with building blocks

Creativity and learning

Our unique curriculum

With over 25 years’ experience to draw upon, we know that young children learn best when they are at play, when they feel comfortable to ask questions and to explore possibilities through their imaginations.

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Two children looking into the Kangaroo Paw Room in the Early Learning Village of AIS


A world of opportunities, under one roof.

Whether in our young-learners swimming pool, in our multi-purpose hall, our dance studio or our outdoor playgrounds, your child’s learning will take place in an environment which is built entirely with them in mind.

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Flexible school schedule to suit early learner's and parent's needs

Our school week

As individual as your child and works around you.

Imagine a school day which is tailored to your needs, which allows you to organise your week in a way which suits both the needs of you and your child... the AIS Early Years program does just that.

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Early years students listening to guitar music

Working Together

and in Partnership.

Our engaging AIS 'Teaching and Learning Explored' parent workshop shares with parents the experience of our staff, as well the expertise of the many educational leaders and experts who partner with the School

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Welcome To Our Early Learning Village

We’re delighted to have this opportunity to introduce our Early Years offering here at the Australian International School.

Your child couldn’t have a better start to their formal learning journey, with specialist teaching staff qualified and experienced in Early Years, proven teaching methodologies designed to develop confident learners, and a curriculum aimed at academic, social and emotional success.

From the start, our young students' innate learning ability is harnessed, allowing them to acquire structure and responsibility in the context of fun and socialisation. Because academic and physical development are inextricably linked, we focus on development of the whole child.

Each child's progress is observed and their strengths and passions uncovered to discover how these can be further stimulated and developed, with teaching plans tailored to the individual child 

All of this is delivered just a stone’s throw from the city centre, providing a stimulating environment for your child to flourish. 

We’re very proud of the growth and development of Early Years children at AIS and would welcome the opportunity to meet your child.

A Day At The AIS Early Learning VillageStarting At 8.30, Let's Follow Amelia Through Her Daily Activities

  • Parent and child reading a book called Zog 8:30
    Amelia arrives at the Early Learning Village and heads straight to the lockers outside her classroom. Amelia is responsible for unpacking her own school bag and on the way greets her Mandarin teacher by saying 您好 (good morning). Amelia shows her mum yesterday’s art project and they read a story together prior to saying goodbye.
  • Three AIS Preschool children learning new concepts about Maths 8:45
    At the start of the school day, Mr Bowman, Amelia’s Preschool teacher, introduces a new unit of inquiry with the Transdisciplinary Theme of ‘How The World Works’. Amelia then visits one of four learning experiences, set up in the classroom by Mr Bowman to further her inquiry. Amelia and her friends work mathematically by counting objects onto a set of weighing scales to increase her understanding of the concepts of heavy and light.
  • Two pre-school students from AIS riding a bike in outdoor motor skills class 9:30
    Amelia and her classmates complete the outdoor motor skills course, this week they climb over the climbing frames, they kick footballs into the soccer nets and jump through hoops, to help develop coordination skills. Amelia then chooses to ride one of the bikes on the outdoor track, building important balance and coordination skills whilst she races her friend Sam.
  • Nutritious morning tea with healthy food choices for our Elementary students 10:15
    Amelia joins her classmates at the table, after finding her named container, to eat her morning snack. Mr Bowman encourages the class to talk about healthy food choices, Amelia counts the number of grapes in her container and identifies the textures of her snack.
  • Early Years class reading a book in Mandarin 10:45
    Ms Leng, the Early Years Mandarin Specialist teacher, enters the room and the teaching language becomes 100% Mandarin. Ms Leng uses puppets and pictures to teach new Mandarin words related to the unit of inquiry. At the end of the session, Amelia and classmates learn a new song in Mandarin to extend their vocabulary related to How The World Works.
  • Teacher teaching a nursery class 11:30
    Mr Bowman uses literacy to initiate inquiry into how 'How The World Works’. Using a big book, Mr Bowman encourages the class to share their understanding of the water cycle. Some of Amelia’s classmates then show and share water related items that they have chosen to bring into class, including an umbrella, goggles and a bucket and spade.
  • Two Early years students at lunch 12:30
    Amelia and her classmates sit in their outdoor area. Lunchtime gives children the freedom to form peer relationships and spend time interacting socially, thus developing their language skills. Amelia engages in comparing and counting her classmates lunch, identifying how many of her friends have sandwiches and how many have rice.
  • Two nursery students reading a book called Splat the Cat 1:00
    Amelia is responsible for making up her bed for rest and relaxation time. During this period children can sleep or use it for quiet, independent reflection; today Amelia chose to read a book about horses.
  • Early Years student playing the cymbals 1:30
    Music experiences are designed to improve group interaction and support cognitive skill development through rhythm, rhyme, pattern and pitch. Today, Mr Bowman asks the children to identify the days of the week within a song, developing the understanding of the mathematical strand of measurement.
  • AIS teacher teaching an Early Years class 2:00
    Heading to the dedicated Early Years Inquiry Centre, the children delve deeper into specific subjects and develop the foundations of reading and writing. Ms Jackson, the literacy specialist, takes the entire class on a magical journey through storytelling, teaching the children that pictures, as well as words, can tell a story. Amelia’s teachers continue this learning in the classroom the following day.
  • AIS students engaged in reading activities 2:45
    Every day, parents, grandparents and the wider community are invited to read a story to the class at the end of the day. Today Amelia's Buddy from Year 12, Samantha, joins the class and reads ‘Elmer’s Weather’.
  • Child and parent holding hands 2:55
    Amelia says goodbye to her friends and walks to the bus bay happily holding her teacher's hand. Her teacher buckles her into her seat and settles her and her classmates before they all head home after a great day in the Preschool.

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    Early Learning Campus at AIS
    Nurturing and engaging young minds. The AIS Early Learning Campus for children aged 2 months to 6 years
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  • Early Years Inquiry-based Curriculum
    AIS Pre-school children playing
    Our learning spaces are designed with young children in mind, and have been created to encourage exploration and discovery.
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    Early Years Mandarin specialist teacher in a classroom
    Hear from Early Years Mandarin specialist Ms Faith Leng why our young global citizens want to be budding bilingualists.
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Australian International School, Singapore

The Australian International School is the only southern-hemisphere international school in Singapore that offers an Australian curriculum-based global education for students from the age of 2 months to 18 years.

This truly international education begins with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) from Preschool to Year 5, Australian Curriculum for Years 6 to 8, Cambridge IGCSE in Years 9 and 10, and the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) for Years 11 and 12.

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education. We are equally committed to teaching our students to have a moral commitment to making our world a better place as reflective, caring, knowledgeable and principled people. At AIS, each child is special, each is important.

Where to find us

AIS on the map of Singapore


1 Lorong Chuan Singapore 556 818
Tel: +65 6517 0247 (Admissions)
Tel: +65 6664 8127 (General enquiries)