Note from our CEO

Tuminah Sapawi
CEO, PPIS

I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. And strong like the oak tree.

Do you know why we are named 7oaks? It is because the mighty oak tree is the king of the forest. I was told there is no tree more stable and grounded than the oak. It is the epitome of strength, survival, bravery and personal honour.

We want all our children who attend 7oaks Preschools to be as strong and mighty as the oak tree. Beyond strength, take a path that makes you a better person with kindness and honesty.

During my school days, there were no Ipads or laptops. We simply use pencil and paper. All the pencils will have an eraser at the top. It is a sign that we can make mistakes but we should not give up.

Always believe in yourself even when it is not easy. Be true. Be you.

Note from our CEO

Tuminah Sapawi
CEO, PPIS

I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. And strong like the oak tree.

Do you know why we are named 7oaks? It is because the mighty oak tree is the king of the forest. I was told there is no tree more stable and grounded than the oak. It is the epitome of strength, survival, bravery and personal honour.

We want all our children who attend 7oaks Preschools to be as strong and mighty as the oak tree. Beyond strength, take a path that makes you a better person with kindness and honesty.

During my school days, there were no Ipads or laptops. We simply use pencil and paper. All the pencils will have an eraser at the top. It is a sign that we can make mistakes but we should not give up.

Always believe in yourself even when it is not easy. Be true. Be you.

Our Pedagogy

At our Preschool, we combine teacher-directed and child-initiated approaches. Part of the daily programmes planned by the teacher-in-charge, involves direct instruction of concepts and skills.

At our Student Care, we focus on education through learning. Our programmes promotes learning through exploration. We believe that exploration-based learning is an active learning approach, which helps children learn through curiosity and inquiry.

Our Board Members

An enterprising team of professionals hailing from finance, communications, and early childhood industries sits on 7oaks’ Board of Directors to effectively guide our Childcare and Student Care business.

Our Board Members

An enterprising team of professionals hailing from finance, communications, and early childhood industries sits on 7oaks’ Board of Directors to effectively guide our Childcare and Student Care business.

Our Teams

@ 7oaks Preschool

Our team of teaching and non-teaching staff, who work at 7oaks Preschool, are driven by their passion to make a positive difference. They put the needs of the children above their own.

Our Infant Care and Early Years educarers have attained the WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC), and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (WSQ ACEY).

Whereas, our Preschool educators have received specialised training in child development to be able to create a warm and conducive learning environment to develop children’s social and emotional competencies and nurture their love for learning.

They are diploma holders in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T).

All our Centre Heads hold a diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (DECCE-T) and Early Childhood Care and Education-Leadership (DECCE-L) for Centre Head position.

In-house trainings as well as professional development courses are provided to our preschool educators so as to keep them abreast with the latest early childhood initiatives and guidelines.

@ 7oaks Student Care

The centre team comprises of a Supervisor, Programme staff and volunteers. The Centre Supervisor oversee the day-to-day running of the centre and are responsible for programme planning, curriculum development and staff supervision. The Programme staffs play multiple roles in the lives of the students under their care.

In order to perform these roles effectively, they need to have the necessary knowledge, experience, personality and skills in student care development as well as in programme planning and implementation.

We are proud to employ qualified and experienced early childhood and student care professionals to work at our centres.

They are incredibly passionate and dedicated to every child who enters our doors.

Our Awards & Accreditation

PPIS Child Development Centres (now known as 7oaks Preschool) is an appointed Partner Operator (POP). A POP is selected through an open and competitive process and has to demonstrate good track record in delivering quality preschool services, be financially stable and sustainable in their operations.

All seven 7oaks Preschool centres have received the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK) certification. Awarded by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), the SPARK accreditation is a quality assurance framework to assist preschools in Singapore raise their quality. Our centres also accorded the highest-tier of licensing tenure (36 months) indicating the high standard of care and services provided.

In collaboration with the Health Promotion Board, our centres have diligently maintained high standards in the quality of our meals for our children. We have attained consecutive certifications annually and has been awarded the Healthy Meals in Pre-school Programme (HMPCC) Platinum Tier Award.

ECDA

SPARK