KidsFirst is a Special Education School and an Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy clinic. Our specialized team provides center-based Early Intervention and individual Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy services. Our center was established in 2017 and we provide developmental intervention for children with additional needs. Each student that attends our setting receives an individualized plan using up to date educational and clinical best practices.
Families at KidsFirst can access our many supports that will help their children and their caregivers thrive in their classrooms, home, and community environments.
KidsFirst School is an Early intervention center for children with special needs. At KidsFirst, we offer small classes led by a Special Education Teacher. Students receive integrated Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy within their school day. Our dynamic team uses developmental assessments to assess and plan a unique learning plan for each of our students. Students can enrol within our school from the age of 2 through to 12 years old.
Our specialized team works with children with Autism, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and Down Syndrome. We work closely with families to help each student achieve their potential.
KidsFirst Clinic is a center-based Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy clinic. Our therapy team works with children from 0 to 17 years of age. The therapy team works to support social-emotional, language and communication, cognitive, and physical developmental milestones. All of our interventions rely on evidence-based practice, ensuring that your family is getting top quality care.
Our Centre offers 1hr long individualised therapy sessions both OT and ST, alongside group based intervention. We can also combine Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy sessions to better support your child's needs.
At KidsFirst we provide center-based school and individual therapy. Here are a few ways that we go above and beyond to support families with children with additional needs.
Our Team of Special Education Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists are highly experienced in working with children with additional needs. Each team member is passionate about their work and constantly strives to make a lasting, positive contribution to children’s lives and their families.
Each of our team members have attended extensive training on how to best support children with additional needs. Our Teaching Team and Therapy Team collaborate to support each student’s unique learning profile and the specific needs of each family.
Developmentally Focused Intervention
Each child has unique strengths and areas for growth. At KidsFirst, we use a developmental framework to identify the individual profile of each student. This framework allows us to have an in-depth understanding of each student's overall profile and provide a specialized tool to help develop a solid foundation for future skills to build on. We work to develop each child’s entire developmental profile and not a selected few splinter skills. Our Educational plans will support development in social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Through looking at each child’s unique profiles we are better able to support families in understanding their own child’s strengths and areas for growth.
Parents know their children best. We work closely with families to formulate a plan to support their child’s development as well as family’s priorities. We run regular workshops for caregivers on a wide range of Educational and Developmental topics. Our team facilitates coffee mornings for parents to meet and engage with other families raising children with additional needs. Our team is available for regular meetings with parents and schools to discuss any changes in behaviour, emerging skills, and strategies to help your child at school, home, and in the community.
Fun and Engaging
At KidsFirst we follow a play based approach at school and in therapy sessions. Our team plans and facilitates fun and engaging activities to ensure that children are developing new skills in a playful manner. Play is the modality of work for children when they are developing and our entire team embraces this and makes sure that the children are always engaged and actively learning while at KidsFirst.
really does put kids first, including kids that others will overlook. The
teachers have expertise, empathy, and a true love for what they do. That's
difficult to find, and we are so lucky to have found it at KidsFirst!
I could not be more thankful for the ongoing support and
care that KidsFirst have given to Henry over the past couple of years. Seeing
his growth and the huge progressions he’s made is invaluable. I love that he
goes off happily to school every single day and is with teachers and therapists
who know him and care for him and who celebrate the numerous achievements
alongside us. I am so thankful for each and every teacher and therapist at
We are really grateful for all the support and love which Rishaan has got from KidsFirst in the last 3 years. To us, KidsFirst became an extended family who we could lean on and discuss/brainstorm each and every small developmental obstacle or celebrate a minor improvement. It has been very impressive to see therapists and teachers put so much hard work and determination in each and every kid while always smiling and cheering the kids. Niamh was Rishaan's OT from very early days (last 3 years) and she has supported his needs really well. We have seen Rishaan progress and succeed in several issues including sensorial integration, visual tracking, physical strength to now taking initiative to face new circumstances. Apart from working with Rishaan, she also worked directly with us as parents to patiently answer each small question or share tips about what other strategies could he benefit from and if the timing for each was correct. This close relationship has helped us be better and confident parents. Throughout the period, we consulted and benefited from her experience. She helped in hybrid integration by working closely with us to decide and settle Rishaan in the other kindergarten school by providing tips to us and other school, guide us to correct people for assessments and provide inputs to finalize his future school. We are thankful for all the support we have got from Niamh over the past years and hope to stay in touch! Rishaan started his new school last week and we could see all the effort which KidsFirst put for school readiness paying off really well. He was very composed, enjoying the new setting despite such a big change. THANK YOU for being there and providing such special care and support to Rishaan.
Niamh has always been very helpful in guiding us from an overall perspective. She has been instrumental in Ayaan's achievements and we are thankful for this. Thank you Niamh! It has been a pleasure working with Rho! She is extremely hands on and we are grateful for her help with introducing us to the correct AAC. We look forward to Ayaan excelling in this skill in the near future! Thank you Rho!
I like Kidsfirst - teachers and therapists. They are very passionate, nice, good, and experience educators. Last but not least, i would like to thank the admin team as well, who are so friendly, helpful and patient to answer my queries.
Thanks to the KidsFirst team’s efforts, Scott has been making a lot of progress in his behavior. This conversational skills have improved themendously and he is beginning to like socializing.
The KidsFirst team has a lot of experience and dedication. They have made a great difference to the children’s lives.
The teachers relate well with the kids. My son is happy to to go school every morning. They ( teachers) listen to the parent’s views of their child’s progress and tries to come up with action plans.
The teachers take time to listen to what the parents have to say about their child, the concerns that they have and try to give advice and ways parents can help their child at home.
I found the speech therapist to be rather nice and approachable. She took my concerns that I had with my child regarding his non-verbal communication and gave me suggestions on what I can do to help. KidsFirst has wonderful teachers who are dedicated to their jobs.
KidsFirst provides my kid with a child care center environment allowing my kids to undergo an intensive (daily) and integrated therapy program without him realizing it. The therapists are like his teachers, who work on his IEP through play.
The KidsFirst has a group of very experienced and passionate therapists and teachers who truly make a difference in every kid.
I’m very glad and thankful to all the therapists and teachers in KidsFirst. They have made a difference to my boy and I believe they will continue to assist my boy by pushing him to achieve his max capabilities.
You have a team of therapists who work well together. Elliot is very happy here and enjoys all the activities. We see great progress in his speech and behavior.
I like the fact that you have all the therapists that Elliot needs under one roof. Elliot is at ease with all of them and grows in confidence with every visit.
This type of an Early Intervention Center is a Godsend for our children … keep up the good work!
We are so grateful we found KidsFirst. Maggie is excited to go to school, and looks forward to seeing everyone there. The staff therapists and specialists definitely make a difference in our lives. The way you all have invested and continue to invest in our child as an individual is inspiring. The weekly reports and consistent feedback of how we can better support her learning is so significant, as well. Words truly fail to express how blessed we are to have KidsFirst available to our family while we are in Singapore. To say thank you just does not seem enough.
By the time, when my husband and me were looking for the right school for our daughter Greta, she was 2.5 years old and not able to walk independently. I had the feeling that this made it harder, because we did not want her to fall behind other kids same age.
When Greta and I had an appointment to get to know the school, I was really impressed by the fact that Suresh plus a speech therapist, the occupational therapist and some special education teachers joined us. I still appreciate that we got such a wide overview during that meeting!
3 months later Greta had her 1st day at KidsFirst and our expectations were even exceeded. From day 1 Greta smiled at my face when I left her and she had glazing eyes when I picked her up three hours later. Every now and then I had the chance to talk to one of the teachers, the therapists or Manjula. We talked about Greta’s development, her issues and also my or our concerns. Besides that we met every 4-6 months to discuss her Individualized Education Plan. I knew Greta had the best therapists and support we could wish for! After a while we extended her stay from three to six hours a day and I can say that there was no day I had to worry about her. We would not have left KidsFirst if we wouldn’t have returned to our home country in April 2020. Again, thank you for helping Greta grow and for giving us as a family the perfect start into “school life”
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