​​Support Schemes for Non Anchor Operators

The Support Schemes are a suite of measures introduced to support quality and affordable non-anchor operator centres who, together with the anchor operators, will provide a diverse range of good pre-school centres to meet the overall pre-school demand in Singapore, and cater to parents and children with differing needs.

Details on the individual schemes can be found below: 

o Pre-school Opportunity Fund ​

o Teaching & Learning Resources Grant 

o Portable Rental Subsidy 

o Extension of Community/ Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS)

o Enhanced Workplace Child Care Centre Scheme 

o Manpower Support from ECDA Training Award1



Please click here​  for a summary and common application form for all support schemes. Please send the completed application form to sector_funding@ecda.gov.sg.



Interested applicants may email their enquiries to sector_funding@ecda.gov.sg for further clarification. Click here for FAQs.​

 ​1ECDA launched a new Training Award scheme for full-time Polytechnic diploma students on 30 August 2013. ECDA will facilitate the placement of Training Award holders in their final year to centres in the Early Childhood sector. There will be more Training Award holders for operators who offer quality and affordable programmes under the Support Schemes. In addition, these operators will only co-pay 5% of the award quantum as opposed to usual 10% for other operators.


Information updated as at 12 December 2018
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