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Busy Bees buzzing as preschool sector blooms

Operator of brands such as Learning Vision and Pat's Schoolhouse looks towards regional expansion

"In the next five to 10 years, we will strengthen our base in Singapore as the Asia headquarters, contribute to the overall quality index of early childhood education, and put Singapore on the world map for our ideas." - June Rusdon, chief executive of Busy Bees Asia

IF JUNE Rusdon had her way, preschool teachers would get a lot more respect. Says the chief executive of Busy Bees Asia: "Not until recently, many societies still looked at preschool educators as nannies or caregivers, or simply put - diaper changers. Preschool educators are credited much less...

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