Up To 16,500 Children To Benefit From More Affordable And Better Quality Child Care From 2016

23 Child Care Operators Appointed As Partner Operators Under New Scheme

Oct 19, 2015 

 

 1.         Parents can look forward to more affordable and better quality child care options next year, with the appointment of 23 Partner Operators by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). The new Partner Operator scheme supports mid-sized and smaller child care operators in keeping fees affordable, improving quality of their programmes and developing their early childhood professionals. The 23 Partner Operators run 169 existing child care centres which offer a total of 16,500 places (see Annex A).

 

 2.         Under the scheme, Partner Operators are required to keep full-day child care fees to not more than $800 (before GST), and keep any fee increases affordable. From 1 January 2016, Singaporean children enrolled in Partner Operator centres will also benefit from a one-off reduction in fees. To raise quality, Partner Operator centres are required to attain certification under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK). Partner Operators are also required to support their teachers’ professional development and career progression. More information on the Partner Operator scheme can be found in Annex B.

 

 3.         The Partner Operators were selected through an open and competitive process, based on the strength of their proposals and track record. They are appointed for a tenure of five years. The Partner Operators complement the Anchor Operators, which ECDA earlier appointed to expand child care capacity in new estates. Together, these operators will provide parents more quality and affordable early childhood options.​ 


 4.         Speaking on the side-lines of the ECDA Scholarship Ceremony, Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin said, “I am pleased with the appointment of 23 new Partner Operators today. They will work with us to keep early childhood services affordable, raise the quality of pre-school programmes, and improve career development for our EC professionals. This will help us better support parents with young children.”​


ANNEX A​


CHILD CARE PARTNER OPERATORS

Name of Partner Operator

Participating POP Centres

ACE @ WORK

ACE @ WORK CHILDCARE PTE LTD (CHOA CHU KANG)

ACE @ WORK EDUCARE PTE LTD

ACE @​ WORK ENRICHMENT PTE LTD

ACE@WORK CHILDCARE PTE LTD (CASHEW ROAD)

AGAPE LITTLE UNI.

AGAPE CHILD CARE(CCK) PTE. LTD.

AGAPE CHILD CARE(JW) PTE. LTD.

AGAPE CHILD CARE(SK) PTE. LTD.

AGAPE LITTLE UNI (KALLANG) PTE. LTD.

AGAPE LITTLE UNI @ CENTRAL PTE. LTD.

AGAPE LITTLE UNI. @ CECIL PTE. LTD.

AGAPE LITTLE UNI. @ CLEMENTI PTE. LTD.

AGAPE LITTLE UNI. PTE. LTD.

ALLIANCE FIRST

ACTIVE LEARNERS

BRIGHT SPARKS CHILDCARE LLP

GENIUS HIVE PRE-SCHOOL PTE. LTD.

SUNSHINE KIDS CARE CENTRE @ TAMPINES PTE. LTD.

SUNSHINE KIDS CARE CENTRE PTE. LTD.

THE SUNBIRD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTE LTD

YOUNG MINDS CHILDCARE CENTRE

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE. LTD.

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE LTD  (JURONG WEST )

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE. LTD. (BISHAN STREET)

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE. LTD. (CORPORATION DRIVE)

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE. LTD. (SERANGOON CENTRAL)

BRIGHT JUNIORS PTE. LTD. (YISHUN)

BRIGHT KIDS

BRIGHT KIDS @ JURONG WEST PTE LTD

BRIGHT KIDS SCHOOL HOUSE PTE LTD (PUNGGOL CENTRAL)

BRIGHT KIDS SCHOOL HOUSE PTE LTD (PUNGGOL FIELD, BLOCK 173D)

BRIGHT KIDS SCHOOL HOUSE PTE LTD (PUNGGOL FIELD, BLOCK 175D)

BUSY BEES SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

BUSY BEES SINGAPORE PTE LTD (ANCHORVALE)

BUSY BEES SINGAPORE PTE.LTD (SERANGOON)

BUSY BEES SINGAPORE PTE.LTD. (YISHUN)​​

CARPE DIEM HOLDINGS PTE LTD​

 

CARPE DIEM @ ITE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM CHILDCARE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM CHILDCARE RESORT PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM EDUCARE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM FIRST YEARS PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM KIDSWORLD PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM KINDERACE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM MI PRESCHOOL PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM MI SCHOOLHOUSE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM SCHOOLHOUSE PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM SPRINGS PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM STARLETS 1 PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM STARLETS 2 PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM YOUNG HEARTS PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM YOUNG JOY PTE. LTD.

CARPE DIEM YOUNG MINDS PTE. LTD.

FAITH EDUCARE CENTRE

FAITH EDUCARE CENTRE @BUANGKOK PTE. LTD.

FAITH EDUCARE CENTRE @COMPASSVALE PTE. LTD.

FAITH EDUCARE CENTRE @EDGEFIELD PTE. LTD.

FAITH EDUCARE CENTRE @SENGKANG PTE. LTD.

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI CHILD CARE CENTRE (YUNNAN CRESCENT)

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI CHILD CARE CENTRE PTE LTD (HONG SAN WALK)

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI CHILDCARE CENTRE (FERNVALE) PTE. LTD.

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI CHILDCARE CENTRE (PURVIS) PTE. LTD.

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI CHILDCARE CENTRE (SEGAR) PTE. LTD

ICHIBAN MONTESSORI KIDDIE KOLLEGE

YOUNG TALENTS PRESCHOOL PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS

JUST KIDS @ CHOA CHU KANG PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @ JURONG PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @ JURONG WEST PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @ TAMAN JURONG PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @ TAMPINES PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @ YISHUN PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS @MARINE PARADE PTE. LTD.

JUST KIDS LEARNING PLACE PTE LTD

LEARNING KIDZ

LEARNING KIDZ @ KOVAN PTE. LTD.

LEARNING KIDZ ACADEMY PTE. LTD.

LEARNING KIDZ CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE LLP

LEARNING KIDZ EDUCAMPUS PTE. LTD.

LEARNING KIDZ EDUCARE PTE. LTD.

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (BUANGKOK CRESCENT)

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (JURONG WEST)

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WOODLANDS)

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE @ BUANGKOK RIDGE

KIDZ MEADOW CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (YISHUN AVENUE)

NURTURE EDUCATION GROUP

KIDDIWINKIE SCHOOLHOUSE @ THOMSON PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS PRESCHOOL @ SIMS PTE LTD

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS PRESCHOOL @ UBI PTE LTD

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (366) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (AMK) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (PUNGGOL) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (ST. ANNE'S) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (TEBAN GARDEN) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (WOODLAND) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (Y388) PTE. LTD.

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS SCHOOLHOUSE (YISHUN) PTE. LTD.

PERDAUS

IYAD PERDAUS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (CHOA CHU KANG)

IYAD-PERDAUS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (JURONG EAST)

IYAD-PERDAUS NURTURE CARE (HOUGANG)

PERSATUAN PERMUDI ISLAM SINGAPURA

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - BEDOK RESERVOIR

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - BUKIT BATOK

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - JURONG

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - PASIR RIS 2

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - PASIR RIS1

PPIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - SEMBAWANG VISTA

PRESBYTERIAN COMMUNITY SERVICES

GROW & GLOW @ PASIR RIS 21 CENTRE

GROW & GLOW @ PASIR RIS 51 CENTRE

PCS ANG MO KIO CHILD CARE CENTRE

PCS BUKIT BATOK CENTRE

PCS GHIM MOH CENTRE

PCS HOLLAND VILLAGE CENTRE

PCS HOUGANG CENTRE

PCS JURONG WEST CENTRE

PCS TAMPINES CENTRE

PCS WOODLANDS CENTRE

PCS YISHUN CHILD CARE CENTRE

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL

SAFARI HOUSE BABIES & TODDLERS 

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL BT BATOK

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL BT TIMAH

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL THOMSON

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL TOA PAYOH

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL WOODLANDS

SAFARI HOUSE PRESCHOOL YISHUN

SPRING BRAINY KIDZ

SPRING BRAINY KIDZ (POTONG PASIR) PTE. LTD.

SPRING BRAINY KIDZ GROUP PTE. LTD. (UBI AVENUE)

SPRING BRAINY KIDZ PTE. LTD. (YISHUN STREET)

STAR LEARNERS CHILD CARE

STAR LEARNERS @ ANG MO KIO PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ BEDOK PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ BISHAN PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ BOON KENG PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ BUKIT BATOK PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ CCK SPORTS CENTRE PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ JURONG EAST PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ PASIR RIS PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ RIVERVALE PTE LTD

STAR LEARNERS @ SEMBAWANG PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ SENGKANG PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ SENGKANG SPORTS CENTRE PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ SIMEI PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ TAMPINES PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ TANJONG PAGAR PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ THOMSON PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ WOODLANDS CIRCLE PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS @ WOODLANDS PTE LTD

STAR LEARNERS @ YIO CHU KANG PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS MONTESSORI @ SEMBAWANG PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS MONTESSORI PTE. LTD.

STAR LEARNERS PTE LTD

SUNFLOWER CHILDCARE GROUP

IKIDS WORLD PTE. LTD.

SUNFLOWER CHILDCARE & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTE LTD

SUNFLOWER KIDDY STAR

SUNFLOWER KINDERHUB  LLP

SUNFLOWER KINDERHUB @ AMK LLP

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL @ NSE PTE. LTD.

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL @ PASIR RIS PTE. LTD.

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL @ PUNGGOL FIELD PTE. LTD.

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL @ PUNGGOL FIELD WALK PTE. LTD.

SUNFLOWER TINKLELAND PRIVATE LIMITED

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL)

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (CLEMENTI ROAD)

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (KHOO TECK PUAT HOSPITAL)

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (MSF BUILDING)

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (OCBC CENTRE)

THE LITTLE SKOOL-HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (OUTRAM ROAD)

THYE HUA KWAN MORAL SOCIETY

MACPHERSON MORAL CHILD CARE CENTRE

MORAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (MACPHERSON)

MORAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (MEMBINA)

THYE HUA KWAN EDUCARE CENTRE (ANG MO KIO)

YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE

YWCA ANG MO KIO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA BEDOK SOUTH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA BISHAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA BUKIT GOMBAK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA JURONG EAST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA MARINE DRIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA MCNAIR ROAD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA OUTRAM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA PASIR RIS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

YWCA WEST COAST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE


ANNEX B

INFORMATION ON THE PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME


Overview

The Partner Operator (POP) scheme supports mid-sized and smaller child care operators to keep fees affordable, build capabilities to raise quality, and improve career prospects for Early Childhood (EC) professionals. Operators will receive funding to:

   a) Reduce their current fees, keep to a monthly fee cap for the eligible programme, and
       ensure any fee increases are kept affordable for parents.

   b) Invest in improving quality through the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework
       (SPARK), and in headquarter capabilities.

   c) Support continuing professional development and career progression opportunities for EC
       professionals in the centre.

 

Fee Cap

The fee cap applies to full/half-day child or infant care programme for Singaporean children.

Programme

Fee Cap (before GST)

Full day child care

$800

Half day child care

$600

Full day infant care

$1,400

Half day infant care

$1,000

 

Fee reduction

POP centres will implement a one-off fee reduction on 1 Jan 2016, to help parents with the affordability of child care. The fee reduction amount depends on the type of programme, and the fees currently charged by the participating POP centres. The POP centres will inform parents directly on their new fees for 2016.​ 

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