Government in talks with potential pre-school operators
It wants established players to provide affordable programmes
The Government hopes to get two or three more pre-school operators on board to offer affordable programmes targeted at low- and middle-income families.
It is currently in talks with potential operators, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob revealed yesterday.
She sits on a new committee formed last week to look into how to improve the pre-school sector, including attracting more mass-market or anchor operators.
Giving more details yesterday, Madam Halimah said: "We are looking at another two or three (anchor operators). They will be established players."
It is frowned upon by the whole of society. Here, nobody frowns at us when we pick up our child at 7pm and I get a little bit worried when parents talk about extending the childcare hours.
- Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob, on how a former Danish ambassador once told her that parents cannot pick up their children from the childcare centres after 5.30pm in Denmark