The new flagship Trehaus at City Hall, located at the soon-to-be open Funan mall, is no ordinary co-working space. It also has a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool on-site called Trehaus School.
Speaking about the philosophy behind its curriculum, Carolina Sam, Head of Trehaus School said: “We believe that to build character, unlock creativity, inspire curiosity and ignite a true love for learning, we need to venture beyond the classrooms and academic-based teaching, and we are building a Silicon Valley-inspired preschool that’s unlike any other, to create what we believe early education needs to become.”
Hence, don't be surprised to find a budding Mark Zuckerberg among the students attending their curriculum, “The Littles’ Programme”. It includes modules such as “Little CEO”, to develop leadership, executive and public speaking skills; “Little Entrepreneur”, which inculcates design thinking, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills; as well as “Little Philanthropist”, to inspire a desire to give back to society.
In addition to the new preschool, Trehaus also launched Trehaus Club, a family club offering members access to a host of activities such as private events, themed play dates and curated enrichment programmes such as football, Mandarin, music as well as coding.
For companies keen on the family-friendly co-working concept, Trehaus also announced the availability of Trehaus Corporate Memberships, which provides companies with an innovative and cost-effective solution to allow their employees to have flexible work arrangements and family-friendly benefits.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Wu, revealed the new Funan space and school were inspired by feedback from Trehaus members who had used the previous facility at Orchard. Members with children who had grown up and needed to go to pre-school wanted to stay on so Trehaus took on the challenge and created one at the new space.
Looking back, Ms Wu said: “I like to think of it as when we first started, we told the parents to bring their own kids and now the kids bring the parents.”