Support Schemes

The Support Schemes were introduced in 2013 to support operators to provide good quality and affordable preschool services. These operators complement Anchor Operators and Partner Operators to provide a range of preschool types to meet the overall demand for such services in Singapore, and cater to parents and children with varying needs and preferences.

With effect from March 2020, ECDA will extend and enhance the Support Schemes to provide more support to non-Anchor Operator and non-Partner Operator centres to help defray expenses in the following areas: infrastructure, rental, as well as teaching & learning resources. With these enhancements, the Support Schemes will continue to benefit operators, families and children.

Details on the individual schemes can be found below:

Support for SSA childcare operators at HDB Open Selection Process sites
•    For more details, please visit here.

Infrastructure Support
Infrastructure Support Grant is available for non-AOP operators that set up new childcare centres at / through:
•   Community / Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS) premises
•   Workplaces
•   Conversions of existing kindergartens

Recurrent Support
•   Portable Rental Subsidy for non-AOP/non-POP childcare or kindergarten centres.
•   Teaching & Learning Resources Grant​ for non-AOP/non-POP childcare or kindergarten centres.

Please click here to download a common application form for all the above Infrastructure and Recurrent Support Schemes. Operators may submit completed application forms to, at any time throughout the year. Please note that you only need to submit one application form even if you are applying for more than one support scheme.

FAQs and Enquiries
Click here  for FAQs. For further enquiries, please email

Information updated as at 5 March 2020​​​

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