1,000 new child care places for Punggol, Sengkang by mid-2016

The two large centres are part of the Government’s efforts to cater to the growing demand for quality and affordable child care in these young estates.

SINGAPORE: Come mid-2016, there will be 1,000 more child care places for residents of Punggol and Sengkang, said the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in a media release issued on Tuesday (Aug 11). The ECDA said these centres, each with a student capacity of 500 will be run by an ECDA-appointed Anchor Operator.

Run by NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool, the centre in Sengkang will be five times the size of an average childcare centre. My First Skool said its fees will be the same as its other centres, at S$715 a month. It will also offer more diverse learning opportunities.

“We will be able to look at nature for example, because of the outdoor learning environment. (We are) looking at how we (can) make use of the natural environment, the plants and the nature around us as a way to inspire an enquiry-based approach,” said NTUC First Campus CEO Chan Tee Seng.

By Channel News Asia

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