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Choose a Child Care Centre

About Centre-based Care

Choosing a Child Care Centre for Your Child

Guidelines for First-timers

Locate a Child Care Centre

Child Care Information Guide

Search for Child Care Centre

Subsidies and Financial Assistance

Child Care/ Infant Care Subsidy

Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)

ComCare Student Care Subsidies

Registration System

Register your interest for a Child Care Centre

View Personal Registration

Early childhoood Development

Learning through Play

Healthy Meals in Pre-schools Programme (HMPP)

More Than Just Babysitting

Your Child's Safety

Resource Kit For Parents Of Children With Developmental Needs

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose a Child Care Centre

About Centre-based Care

child care centres provide full day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of 7 years. Some centres offer flexible child care programmes to cater to the diverse work arrangements of parents who work part-time of flexible hours.

child care programmes offer a holistic learning experience for children. child care centres and parents work together as partners to optimise the child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.

Choosing a Child Care Centre for Your Child

In choosing the appropriate child care arrangement, the age and personality of your child are important factors for consideration. As a general rule, children below three years of age benefit most from one-to one interaction with adults. When the children are older and ready for peer interaction, group care such as that provided by child care centres can provide socialising opportunities that are limited in today's families.

PDF Brochure on Choosing a Child Care Centre for Your Child
Choose a Child Care Centre
Guidelines for First-timers

The decision to enrol your child in a child care centre is a momentous occasion for you and your child. This will be the first time your child is away from you, in a totally unfamiliar environment, meeting new people, acquiring new skills and establishing a different routine.

As a parent, it will be an equally significant decision as you opt to share both physical and emotional control of your child with a new caregiver, beyond the familiar confines of your home.

This brochure contains helpful tips to parents who are considering placing their children in child care centres. It explains how your child may react to a child care centre, clarifies some common misconceptions and highlights the benefits of centre-based care.

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