NCMP: Let private operators enjoy same grants as PCF, NTUC
NON-CONSTITUENCY MP Yee Jenn Jong yesterday proposed levelling the playing field in the childcare sector for private operators to keep fees affordable and drive up quality.
They should get the same grants as non-profit, anchor operators such as the PAP Community Foundation (PCF) and National Trades Union Congress' My First Skool, he said in Parliament.
Non-profit operators get development grants to set up centres in HDB areas and enjoy subsidised rental rates.
Anchor operators are non-profit operators who also receive a recurrent grant to defray the cost of recruiting and developing teachers, to provide affordable and quality childcare for the mass market.