“Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself."
- John Dewey
OUR MISSION & VISION
Our vision is to be the premier institution for teaching children Mandarin in a nurturing and native environment.
With a nurturing and vibrant 100% Mandarin learning and speaking environment, children develop their ability to listen, speak, read and write, and most importantly, to think and embrace the Mandarin language and culture as a native.
Welcome to Mulberry House. We are excited to have you and your family in our learning community. We believe the early years is the time to lay the vital foundations for every child’s lifelong learning journey, and we strive to provide a secure, innovative, and high-quality learning experience.
I founded Mulberry House in 2015, after searching unsuccessfully for a creative Mandarin immersion Pre-school for my own children. Living in an English and Cantonese dominant environment, I want my children to be fluent in Mandarin Chinese and have the opportunities to learn and actively speak in Mandarin and understand the culture. Taking on a postgraduate degree in Education, and supported by a fabulous team of curriculum designers and educators, we started our school.
During the past 8 years, we have formalised our own curriculum MandarinSMART, guided by the UK EYFS learning framework and the literacy programme from Beijing Normal University. This comprehensive curriculum is aimed at developing children's Chinese fluency and literacy up to 12 yrs old, acquiring 3000 characters by grade 6 similiar to standard with children in mainland China.
The golden age for a child to develop languages is 0-5 years old (see Dr. Charles Nelson's brain development chart). Starting early and learning through human interaction are both key for learning and embracing the language as a native. Do join our early years programme to build the best foundation for your child’s Mandarin fluency and literacy.
We are proud of helping thousands of families to apply and get into strong bilingual primary schools such as ISF, CIS and VSA; and we continue to support them up to 12 yrs old.
SOURCE: DR. CHARLES NELSON'S FAMOUS BRAIN DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH WITH CENTER ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD & HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The best way to find out about our school is come and visit. We can’t wait to support you and the family, raising a Mandarin fluent child.
Jessica Ye Trainor