ELFA is the most awarded Singapore Preschool brand in China. Conveniently located within walking distance from Kovan MRT station and Heartland Mall, ELFA Preschool @ Hougang is here to nurture your child’s love for the Chinese language. Our dedicated team of experienced and passionate educators provides childcare services to children aged 2 months to 6 years old.

ELFA is steeped in the Chinese language and culture while helping to shape your child’s morals and values. The emphasis of ELFA’s unique bilingual story-based approach is your child’s Chinese language acquisition. What sets ELFA apart is the integrated thematic learning through Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival, on top of the usual festivals celebrated in Singapore. Designed by a panel of advisors from China and Singapore, the integrated thematic approach is in line with the guidelines by Ministry of Education, Singapore. Our learning environment complements the curriculum and is purposefully planned to boost early language exposure and develop your child’s interest in Mandarin.

Our children are also exposed to creative Chinese-inspired art forms such as calligraphy, Chinese opera mask painting and traditional paper cutting craft. These activities sharpen fine motor skills, strengthen attention span, and enhance the sense of aesthetics in young ones. Coupled with this infused-learning, children are also exposed to other cultural activities like Chinese creative writing, lion dance and tea appreciation. ELFA prepares our preschoolers for the HSK-YCT paper at Kindergarten 2 to benchmark their readiness for Singapore primary school Chinese syllabus.

With numerous channels to introduce your child to Chinese, look nowhere else but at ELFA Preschool, where your child will forge fond and lasting childhood memories.

Location Information

Address : Blk 202, Hougang St.21, #03-00, Singapore 530202
Contact : 6881 8818
Email : [email protected]
Operating Hours : Mondays to Fridays – 7.00am to 7.00pm
Saturdays – 7.00am to 2.00pm


Programmes : Infant (New) and Child Care
Sessions : Half Day, Full Day
Level : Infant, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten 1 & 2
Age Group : 2 months to below 7 years old

Enrichment Courses (Inclusive at no additional charges)

  1. Chinese-inspired Art
  2. ELFA Higher-Order-Thinking Maths
  3. Chinese Speech & Drama

Parent Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers for putting in extra effort on preparing the online Home-Based Learning.

Clovey has been enjoying the lessons and is looking forward to going back to school again. I enjoy it too.

Thank you once again and we really appreciate it!

Ms Caryn, Proud parent of Nursery Child, Clovey

We have received the HBL package.

Thank you for the hard work, heart and dedication in ensuring that the children maintain an uninterrupted learning during this unprecedented period. Kudos to the ELFA team.

Mrs Chan, Proud parent of K1 Child

Thank you Teacher Pat and the team of Teachers at ELFA (teacher Hannah and teacher Dai) for your dedication in nurturing Andre! We are Glad to have this wonderful team constantly encouraging Andre in the areas where he can develop his strengths and he looks forward to school everyday!

Doreen Lim, proud parent of Andre Ong, Nursery

Hi Pat, we would like to thank you and the ELFA team through this HBL period.

Despite the limited resources and challenges in maintaining class attention every session, the teachers have done very well!

The kids enjoy the lessons and Emily looks forward to returning to school.

Ms Eileen Quek, Proud parent of Pre-Nursery and K1 children

Thankful to the entire school of teachers for seeing them through HBL during circuit breaker and for the undying love and concern towards the children. Especially grateful to Teacher Lyn, 王老师, Teacher Celine and most importantly Teacher Pat for the leadership. I’m glad to see Curtis enjoying school and always telling his little sister to look forward to school like the way he does. Thank you!

Clara Tan, proud parent of Curtis Lau, K1

We are happy with what you guys are doing with the HBL. Considering the circumstances I think you are all doing a very good job, thanks a lot!

Mr Kristoph Baum, Proud parent of Pre-Nursery child

We would like to say a big thank you to Principal Pat and all the Teachers in ELFA Serangoon for giving Joshua a safe and loving environment to learn and grow in. Joshua enjoys going to school and he loves his Teachers (Teacher Lyn and Wang Laoshi). When he comes home from school, he is always eager to share what he has learned that day. With the new normal due to Covid 19, his Teachers have worked very hard to make learning engaging for Joshua during the Circuit Breaker and also helped to ensure that he adjusted back to school seamlessly. We want to say a BIG thank you to all the teachers for their love and care, and for making Joshua’s time in ELFA so enjoyable. Good job Teachers!

Stella Ng, proud parent of Joshua Ng, K1

Kirana joined Elfa in May, and in this short period of time we can see much improvements with her Chinese language.
We are thankful for the guidance and quality care that the teachers and lao shi have provided for Kirana.

Paul Nikolas Phoa, proud parent of Kirana Elisha Phoa, Pre-Nursery

I’m impressed with the preparation that ELFA has done for the HBL. Thank you very much for planning interesting lessons via zoom daily. Even my toddler is engaged in the 30 min lessons. Kudos to the teachers! :)

Yuni Chan, Proud parent of Pre-Nursery Child

Thank you to all the teachers in ELFA@Serangoon for your dedication and hard work! Special thanks goes out to Teacher Lyn and Wang Laoshi for making everyday in ELFA special for Maia! :)

Wincy Tsang, proud parent of Maia Lau, Nursery

Thank you Teacher Ai Ling and Tian Lao Shi for your patience and hard work in caring for Liam ! Much appreciated ! :)

Yuni, proud parent of Liam Goh, K1

感谢黄老师您对君达的帮助与关怀, 祝您教师节快乐!

Chen Xuan, proud parent of Chen Junda, pre-nursery

We would like to thank Ji lao shi for being so passionate about the children. Even though she is new, Matthew has really taken to her. Keep up the good work!!

Jeanne, proud parent of Matthew, Toddler

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the teachers taking care of our son Mika. We are and have been continuously impressed by the great work the teachers are performing on a daily basis.

We are very happy with the choice we made when selecting this school. Looking forward to seeing Mika’s further development with your support.

Kristoph Baum, proud parent of Mika, Toddler

Dear Principal (affectionately known as Teacher Pat by the kids),

Thank you for all the love showered on Yu Heng since he was in infant care!
The little chats and hugs before and during CB never fail to bring a smile to his face! Thank you once again for nurturing him! Here’s wishing you a Happy Teacher’s Day!

Javen, Fan Han & Yu Heng

Fan Han, proud parent of Yu Heng, K1

Dear Celine,

Thank you for your patience towards our mischievous Yu Heng!

While he may not say it, he always remembers you when we talk about school.

Wishing you a Happy Teachers’ Day!

Javen, Fan Han & Yu Heng

Fan Han, proud parent of Yu Heng, K1

Thank you very much for your daily hard work to make our children smile. I believe being a teacher to young children is one of the hardest jobs, requiring responsibility, perseverance and tolerance that not everyone possesses.
Everyday when my son comes home, he says school was fun. I believe it’s because of all the teachers’ efforts in making the school a place where children look forward to going.

Satomi, proud parent of Shunta, Nursery

Thank you for the hard work from the teachers at ELFA! We are happy to see Conrad progressing well with his speech and also self-help skills since he started school. Conrad is happy to be in school always and has become very vocal now.

Doreen Lim, proud parent of Conrad Ong, Toddlers

Dear Teacher Lynn and Wang Laoshi,

Thank you for taking good care of Sophie and making school enjoyable for her. Appreciate all your time invested in these young children.

Mrs Keh, proud parent of Sophie Keh, N2

Thank you so much to Teacher Pat, Teacher Lyn and the rest of the teachers who made the first day of full Home-based Learning a success! Trying out zoom is challenging, but getting the (preschool) children to participate in a zoom meeting is way beyond imagination. Kudos to all the ELFA teachers for the e-learning attempt and making our children look forward to the class every day.

Wincy Tsang, Proud parent of K1 Child

Thanks ELFA teaching staff for preparing HBL materials during this challenging period. We appreciated it very much.

Proud parent of K1 Child

Hi teachers Dolly, Lee laoshi & Kris

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Timothy. It is my first time placing my child in infant care and I was very worried intially but the three of you have constantly assured me and seeing how well you all took care of “Ah Tim” (which you all lovingly call him) has certainly given me the confidence and peace to leave him at the centre full day while I work.

It is not easy to care for infants and toddlers as it is very physically demanding. However, you three are just superb! Ever smiling and energized! Keep up the good work! My husband and I really appreciate your dedication and care to “Ah Tim” and the rest of the children.

Here’s wishing the three of you a very Happy Teachers’ Day! 😁

Daphne Ang, proud parent of Timothy Ang Kai Teng, Infant

Dear Teachers,

Thank you for your dedication in nurturing our kids! It’s not an easy job and we really appreciate your patience and commitment.

Rayner loves you all!

Happy Teacher’s Day!

Yours sincerely,
Rayner Ang & Family

Yen Lin, proud parent of Rayner Ang, Toddler

We want to thank Teacher Lyn & Wang Laoshi for planning and conducting so many interesting and engaging Zoom lessons for Joshua’s class. As a teacher too, I know how much hard work and long hours of planning goes into each online lesson. It’s so much more difficult and more exhausting than an actual face-to-face lesson in the classroom. Kudos to both Teachers for their unwavering efforts! We really appreciate all that they have done these past few weeks! ❤

Mrs Ng, Proud parent of K1 Child

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Huang 老师, our son’s Mandarin teacher, for her dedication in caring for him. He often tells us about how much he likes her and it is evidence of her love and concern for the little ones. Our boy loves going to school, and we know Huang老师 is one of the reasons why he looks forward to school. She makes an effort to update us on his well being, and also goes the extra mile to make the kids feel special and valued.

黄老师, 谢谢您对小朋友们的关心和爱心!

Adrian Goh, proud parent of Randall Goh, PN

Thank you Teacher Dolly, Kris and 李老师 for your efforts in curating the lessons. It’s a great opportunity for us to know what Chloe has learned in school, and for us to continue at home during this period.

Mr Lee, Proud parent of Infant, Chloe Lee

They have been doing a great job, making a positive, friendly and caring environment for all the children. During this pandemic, ELFA Teachers have been working endlessly to keep the learning going and creating fun activities and at the same time raising awareness about Covid-19 to all the children.

I also would like to make a special thank you to Li Laoshi for her loving and caring towards my daughter, Clovey. Thank you, Li Laoshi! Her beautiful smile is the best welcome for Clovey every morning. Clovey has been improving on her Chinese and Li Laoshi has been making effort to inform parents on what the children have learnt in class. Li Laoshi, you’re a wonderful teacher!

Caryn Cheong, proud parent of Clovey Chong Kai Qi, Nursery

Dear Teachers at Elfa Preschool @ Hougang

Teachers played such a big part in both Adrinna and Alissa life to mold their character as both girls spent more than 10 hours in school every day.

Through Adrinna’s years in Elfa Preschool, we saw her grew from a young infant who did not know how to eat and bathe herself, to a fine young lady who knew how to read, write, take care of younger ones and show kindness towards others.

In a few months time, Adrinna is going to graduate from Elfa to primary school. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all her teachers who taught her throughout the years – Teacher Janice, Teacher Zoe, Teacher Celine, Teacher Pat, Teacher Lynn, Li Laoshi, Wang Laoshi, Dai Laoshi, Cai Laoshi, Wang Laoshi and Huang Laoshi and those who helped her along the way.

While Alissa only joined Elfa Preschool for about 10 months, we could definitely see her growth through her better eating habits, recognizing objects and good habits. We would also like to send our sincere thanks to her past and present teachers – Teacher Dolly, Teacher Kris, Teacher Thresha, Li Laoshi and Wang Laoshi.

“The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.”

Happy Teacher’s to all in Elfa @ Hougang for your unwavering sacrifice of time and effort to teach. Please continue to make positive impact to the students in the future.

Bryant, proud parent of Adrinna and Alissa, K2 and Toddler

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart”
Happy Teachers’ Day to all the teachers and staff in ELFA! Thank you for your hard work and dedication in teaching and caring for the children, and making their second home the best place to be!

Wincy Tsang, proud parent of Maia Lau, K1

Dear Teacher Lyn and 王老师,

Thank you for taking such good care of Yu Heng since Nursery !

Your patience and guidance has helped him grow. Thank you once again for nurturing him! Here’s wishing you a Happy Teacher’s Day!
谢谢老师的耐心教导和照顾!宇恒有你们的照顾真是幸福! 祝你们教师节快乐!

Javen, Fan Han & Yu Heng

Fan Han, proud parent of Yu Heng, K1

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all Teachers for their GREAT effort on the preparation and presentation of online learning!

The lessons were well-structured and concise for little girls and boys. There’s song and dance too. Very enjoyable!

Thank you for the excellent work!

Ms Loh Siew Leng, Proud parent of Nursery child


LUO CUIXIN, proud parent of Euan Raymond Davies, Pre-N B

Big shout out to all the wonderful teachers at ELFA Preschool @ Serangoon.

Appreciate the care and concern showered upon the kids, and demonstrating effort in both class and school activities so that they will learn and enjoy their time at ELFA.

Thank you for the hard work put in in nurturing the kids!

Clara Tan, proud parent of Curtis Lau, Nursery

Thank you to the Principal and Teachers at ELFA Serangoon for creating a warm and nurturing environment for the children. I am happy to see my boy and his schoolmates running joyfully towards Teacher Patricia and some others to offer them hugs. And the numerous activities of various themes/topics help to build up children’s knowledge and vocabulary. I really appreciate the extra mile that the Teachers put in to grow garden plants, offering our children opportunities to learn about nature. And it is great having the spelling and test components in school to prepare K1 and K2 students for primary education. Great job.

Karen, proud parent of Amos Buurman, K1

Thank you Teacher Thresha for your dedication in caring and teaching my daughter with patience and sincerity. I appreciate your determination in helping Micaela to grow and develop creatively. I hope you continue doing the same and I love to see how Micaela is getting better in her attitude and imaginative creativity.

I would like to thank Tian Laoshi for your Chinese lessons for Micaela. It is really important for me to know she is improving on her Chinese language skill. I wish she will learn and speak more Chinese sentences with your continuous help.

Go ELFA!!!

Silvia Grace Hendry, proud parent of Micaela Annalina Natanael, PN

We would like to express our gratitude to the teachers of ELFA Preschool for teaching, guiding and showing care to our daughter, Isabelle. We wish all teachers of her class a wonderful teachers’ day!!

Khoo Yean Wei, proud parent of Isabelle Peng, Nursery

Huge shout out to the teachers for their patience and commitment in transiting Charlotte to school. Special thanks to Teacher Pat, Teacher Celine, Teacher Thresha, 田老师 & 李老师 for the hard work and consistently updating us on Charlotte’s progress.

Clara Tan, proud parent of Charlotte Lau, Pre-Nursery

Thank you, teacher, for conducting the online lesson today. The children are so excited and following up with the task assigned.

Tan Shu Fen, Proud parent of K1 Child

I want to draw attention to Yue Kun’s teachers: teacher Lyn and Wang Lao Shi, who are highly responsible and very caring to children.

– Due to Yue Kun suffering from a very serious allergy, the teachers pay more attention to him and takes note of what he eats in school EVERYDAY. I indeed appreciate it and know it’s not an easy task to keep to on a daily basis given an already fully-occupied schedule for the teachers in school.

Both teacher Lyn and Wang Lao Shi are quite responsive in the communication book.

– As I cannot send and pick Yue Kun up everyday, I rarely see his teachers, however both of them are quite responsive to my notes in the communication book and frequently update my helper on what’s happening in school and how Yue Kun is doing in school.

Thanks SO MUCH teacher Lyn and Wang Lao Shi. Hope you can keep up your awesome work and make Yue Kun feel your love and care in school.

Sabrina Yang, proud parent of Yue Kun, Nursery

Thanks, teacher Pat! You guys have done a great job with the HBL. The teachers are really putting in their all!

Mrs Lee, Proud parent of Pre-Nursery Child

Dear Teacher Lynn and Wang Laoshi,

I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all the work that you do. Because of you, our child loves school. Thank you for everything that you do!

From Renee’s Mummy and Daddy

Joanna, proud parent of Renee Tan, Nursery

The smile and welcoming presence of the Teachers of ELFA Preschool @ Serangoon brightens up the mood of all the children in school each day. My child always looks forward to seeing all of you every day.

Thank you, especially to Teacher Tan (Tan Laoshi) for your tireless attention and unwavering care for my child and all your Pre-Nursery A students. You are a great teacher!

Caryn Cheong, proud parent of Clovey Chong Kai Qi, Pre-Nursery