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New scheme for quality, low-cost child care

Operators have to lower fees, get accredited and develop their staff to get govt funding

MISSION: TO CREATE MORE PRE-SCHOOL PLACES: The Early Childhood Development Agency aims to set up centres for 300 to 500 children each. These centres are expected to provide 2,400 new places in the next few years, on top of the 20,000 planned for between 2013 and 2017.


THE private sector will be given a big role in a new, S$250 million scheme to provide cheaper and better pre-schools in existing child-care centres.

Under the Partner Operator (POP) Scheme, eligible operators with a good track record and sufficient economies of scale will...

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