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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 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.

The early years play a pivotal role in shaping a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. International research shows that attending quality preschools can boost children’s confidence and social skills. Local data also shows that children who attended preschool from age 3 onwards are less likely to require additional learning support in primary school.

Our preschools complement the important role that parents play in the children’s holistic development, by providing a nurturing and supportive environment where children can be cared for, grow, and thrive. 

Contributed by:
Early Childhood Development Agency