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Programme Offering at Jalan Kembangan

Messy play rocks at The Tinker Yard. We are one of very few play spaces in Singapore that fully embraces messy play.

Play at The Tinker Yard is natural, child-led, unhurried and respectful of the needs of children. The play space is intentionally designed and prepared to offer children beautiful, open-ended materials and experiences full of possibility in an environment that serves as the 3rd teacher - one that nurtures exploration, discovery and creativity.  We aim to inspire a love for learning through in children. 

Our messy, sensory & art play sessions are available from 10am to 12pm on weekdays. Saturday slots (4pm to 5pm) are available for Art Play. 

This is a drop-off programme. Parents may accompany their children for the initial sessions.

Spots are limited and filling up fast on some days hence early registration is advised. Registration is available online via https://goo.gl/MFE37d.

Connecting books with hands-on activities can help to enhance children's reading and also inspire them to create and explore.  Children love picture books.  What better way to introduce them to S.T.E.A.M. activities than through a good book?   

Each unit will start with a reading of selected literature and thinking cap questions followed by a series of STEAM challenges based on the theme. Children will have easy access to a wide selection of open-ended materials and research materials to support learning and work as a team to explore, investigate and come up with solutions for the challenges.

This is a drop-off programme.
Classes run on Saturday, 10am to 11.30am.

Limited spots are available hence early registration is advised. Registration is available online via https://goo.gl/MFE37d.

We will share recipes that promote healthy eating and provide ingredients and cooking tools. The children will be introduced to different tools used in cooking & baking, explore various ways of food preparation and work cooperatively to complete the recipes from scratch. They will also receive printed copies of recipes with clear instructions and ingredient measurements, a recipe folder and a portion of the healthy & delicious dishes to take home.

2 to 4 years old: Tuesday 3pm to 4pm
*Children between 2 & 4 years old need to be accompanied by a caregiver.



5 to 12 years old: Thursday 3pm to 5pm
Drop-Off

We are running only one class for each age grouping. Limited spots are available hence early registration is advised. Registration is available online via https://goo.gl/MFE37d.

We offer an environment that encourages children to learn by doing. Children can work with engaging materials to create, tinker and experiment with their own ideas during Open Studio time.

Children will benefit from an environment that nurtures creativity and inspires invention & innovation.  We keep to a small group. Facilitators will be around to offer support & guidance when the children need help.

Open Studio is available from 3pm to 5pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday and from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday.

Limited spots are available hence early registration is advised. Registration is available online via https://goo.gl/MFE37d.


Art helps children develop important skills & abilities - motor skills, language development, cognitive, thinking, problem-solving, decision making, reflection, visual-spatial awareness, aesthetic appreciation, inventiveness and cultural awareness.

Our weekly Art Play sessions are open to small groups of children to experience different mediums, techniques & tools and to enjoy the process of art-making in our inspiring studio.





This is a drop-off programme for children between 2 and 4 years old.

Classes run on Saturday, 4pm to 5pm.


Limited spots are available hence early registration is advised. Registration is available online via https://goo.gl/MFE37d.


See you at our Open House.

Thank you to friends who graced us with your presence on 8 July 2017 at the new studio space.

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We are glad that you love the new space. We look forward to meeting with those who were not able to make it last weekend. Come join us at the next Open House. All are welcome.


Speak with us about our programmes for 2 years old & up. There will be special offers during the Open House for purchase of our Membership packages.

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Please send us an email to register for your preferred date to visit.

OPEN HOUSE

All are welcome.


The open house on 8 July 2017 is for invited guests from the field and current families enrolled with The Tinker Yard.

Please send us an email to register for the public open house on 15 July, 22 July or 29 July 2017.

THE TINKER YARD @ Kembangan

We are excited to announce that we have relocated to a bigger space with better facilities. The new studio is in close proximity to a park & playground just a minute walk away.

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Our new address is 111A Jalan Kembangan, Singapore 419150. 

We are setting up from 20 June 2017 to 6 July 2017 and look forward to unveiling the new environment to everyone. Stay tuned for updates and information on open houses in July.

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2018 Study Tours | Sweden | Australia

Registration for study tours in 2018 is now open.

The Learning Caravan has been organizing international study tours since 2011. Our study tours were well attended by educators from Taiwan, Greece, Norway, USA, UK, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

These study groups are professional learning circles for early childhood educators motivated to gain deeper understanding of the emergent curriculum and the Reggio Emilia approach, engage in valuable discussions with global early childhood colleagues and generate fresh ideas that will transform their teaching practice. Please drop us an email if you have any questions regarding the study tours.



Study Tours in 2018

Stockholm, Sweden
May 17th & 18th, 2018, 9am to 4pm
SGD800 per person
This rate is inclusive of a welcome reception on May 16th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia
October 18th & 19th, 2018, 9am to 4pm
SGD600 per person
This rate is inclusive of a welcome reception on October 17th, 2018

Minimum 5 participants
Maximum 10 participants


Programme Overview

  • briefing of study tour programme
  • introduction to local early childhood education landscape
  • visits to progressive early years centres
  • presentations on early childhood topics
  • reflective sharing
  • group discussions


The programme will include discussion of topics that challenge us to develop new strategies and ideas for improving our practice as well as interactive activities, visits to progressive early childhood centres and sharing by early childhood practitioners from different countries.




Group Leader
The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd will assign a study group leader to take charge of learning activities and school visits. The study group leader will meet participants at a city area venue for group travel arrangements to the centres. Registered participants will receive further details before the start of the study tour.


Travelling and Accommodation
Participants will make their own travel arrangements from their own home country to the host country, accommodation choice and leisure activities during their stay in the host country.  The participants are responsible for their own travel to the host country and during their leisure time, leisure activities, meals, well as their accommodation. Please make accommodation arrangements within the CBD/city.


Local Travel Arrangements
The Learning Caravan will arrange for the group to travel together to the host centres. The group leader will meet with the participants at a location in the city area. Mode of transport for previous study groups had been via public transport - tram, train or bus. Participants need to purchase a local travel card for group travel to the host centres.

The choice of transport mode is dependent on the travel route to the host centres. Some walking is required. Participants should have comfortable footwear for walking. Alternatively you may choose to meet us at the host centres. Participants wishing to hire private transport are free to do so at their own cost.


Indemnity and Insurance
The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd is not legally liable for losses, damages, injuries or deaths suffered by anyone resulting from this learning journey.  All participants are responsible to make sure that they equip themselves with comprehensive travel insurance that cover medical expenses, repatriation, personal accident and liability, theft and cancellations for the entire travel period.


Exclusions
  • International airfare & domestic airport taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Local transport
  • Leisure activities
  • Meals & Tips
  • Accommodation
  • Photography and camera expense
  • Travel visas
  • Communication expenses
  • Personal travel insurance



PDPA (Please read.)


Payments, Refunds & Cancellations

Each study group will proceed based on participant registration.  Full payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given for cancellation of booking by participants unless this space is filled by another person.  The Learning Caravan Pte Ltd will refund study tour fees paid (less bank charges) if the company cancels the study tour.





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How to Register
Please send us an email (thelearningcaravan@gmail.com) to request for a registration form. A Paypal invoice will be issued for payment following submission of registration.




Highlight of the Week

Guest Storyteller
- Anna Ciezczyk, Australian International School

Anna shared an engaging tale about animals on May 27, 2017. The children & their parents were invited to create props for the story. They were thrilled to make their selection of materials from a loose parts 'supermarket'. 

A full post on this amazing experience will be shared in a later post. Stay tuned.

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Messy, Creative and Sensory Play (18mo to 6yo)

Masak Masak @ The Tinker Yard is a drop-off play programme that embraces young children's innate sense of wonder and their natural drive to understand the world around them.

Play at The Tinker Yard is natural, child-led, unhurried and respectful of the needs of children.
Inspiring a love for learning in young children
The play space is intentionally designed and prepared to offer children beautiful, open-ended materials and experiences full of possibility in an environment that serves as the 3rd teacher - one that nurtures exploration, discovery and creativity. 



Children will get access to a diverse range of materials in the play space that they are free to explore, experiment, create, innovate and invent with.



Play sessions are available Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm or 3pm to 5pm. We keep to a small group size of maximum 8 children per session.

Casual Session
$35 (with studio pass) / $40 (regular)

Read about our studio passes.

Pre-booking of slots via email to thelearningcaravan@gmail.com and advance payment is required.

Monthly Package
3 times per week, Mon, Wed & Fri: $396 per child
2 times per week, Tue & Thu: $264 per child
$33 per session

There will be no replacement for sessions missed.
We are closed on Public Holidays and Sundays.


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Book a studio visit today to chat with our team.


Please send us an email to arrange for a studio visit. Studio visits may be arranged between 1pm and 2pm / 5pm and 6pm as we do not want to disrupt children's play during programme hours.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Masak Masak @ The Tinker Yard.