INCLUSIVE SUPPORT PROGRAMME (INSP)
The InSP caters to children with developmental needs aged three to six who require medium levels of early intervention support.
By integrating both early childhood education and early intervention in a preschool setting for these children, the InSP seeks to provide a more inclusive learning experience for both typically developing children and children with developmental needs.
The InSP pilot will be implemented in 6 childcare centres and 1 MOE Kindergarten.
For the InSP in childcare centres, children who can enrol in the programme:
- Are 3 to 6 years old in the year of enrolment;
- Are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents;
Require medium levels of early intervention support;
- Your child should be assessed by a paediatrician1 to be at risk or diagnosed with a developmental, intellectual, sensory or physical disability, or a combination of disabilities.
- Your child will also be screened by the InSP preschool to confirm that his/her needs can be supported through the InSP in a preschool.
- Not concurrently enrolled in any other ECDA-funded EI programmes2.
The InSP in MOE Kindergarten is for children with hearing loss requiring signing. More information can be found MOE Kindergarten website.
The maximum Out-Of-Pocket (OOP) fees per month for the InSP ranges from $10 to $430, depending on monthly household per capita income. The fees are only applicable to children served under the InSP. The fees for InSP are payable to the preschool. For more detailed information on fees, please approach the InSP providers.
Table 1: Maximum OOP fees for the InSP
|Household per capita monthly income||Max. OOP fees for the InSP||Max. OOP fees/month for Permanent Residents|
Childcare programme fees are chargeable at the preschools’ existing fee rates. For additional financial support for children from underprivileged families, please approach the preschool for more information.
1The paediatrician should be registered with the Singapore Medical Council.
2Children who are already receiving intervention separately under EIPIC@Centre may be transferred into the InSP if there is a vacancy in the InSP preschool. The InSP preschool will consult the child’s EI centre on his/her suitability for the programme as part of the transfer process.
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NTUC First Campus (NFC)
|2. My First Skool at Blk 406 Woodlands
Block 406 Woodlands St 41, #01-06, Singapore 730406
Tel: 6634 9989
|3. My First Skool at Blk 248 Kim Keat Link|
Block 248 Kim Keat Link, #01-53, Singapore 310248
Tel: 6634 9989
PAP Community Foundation (PCF)
|4. PCF Sparkletots @ Pasir Ris West Blk 517
Block 517 Pasir Ris Street 52, #01-57, Singapore 510517
Tel: 65844 4578
|5. PCF Sparkletots @ Fernvale Blk 455
Block 455 Sengkang West Avenue, #02-01 and #02-02, Singapore 790455
Tel: 6976 2084
|6. PCF Sparkletots @ Bukit Batok Blk 118
Block 118 Bukit Batok West Avenue 6, #01-270, Singapore 650118
Tel: 6567 4574
How to Apply
Please refer to the table below for the steps you can take, based on the scenario that is applicable to your child.
|Scenario||Child is enrolled in preschool with InSP||Child is enrolled or in the waitlist for EIPIC/PPIP||What parents can do|
|A||YES||YES||Please approach your preschool’s InSP team for more information on the transfer.|
|B||NO||NO||Please have a doctor at any polyclinic refer your child for assessment at the Department of Child Development (DCD) at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) or Child Development Unit (CDU) at National University
Hospital (NUH). Alternatively, you may approach a private paediatrician for assessment.|
Once your child has been assessed suitable, the hospital personnel (e.g. paediatrician or medical social worker) will collate the necessary information from you and facilitate submission of referral form (together with any other relevant reports) for placement on EI programmes to SG Enable. SG Enable will contact you subsequently.
|C||NO||YES||Please directly approach the SG Enable case officer who previously assisted in your child’s EIPIC/PPIP referral.|
Application Processing Time
Upon receiving the completed referral forms from the hospital or private paediatrician, SG Enable will contact you within 10 working days.
For more information about the Inclusive Support Programme (InSP), please visit our frequently asked questions page.
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