More parents enrolling kids in MOE kindergartens

Madam Rachel Ong with her son Lukas Liew and Mrs Mohanraj Vasantharany with her daughter Akshekha Mohanraj at the MOE kindergarten at West Spring Primary School. Madam Ong is willing to move her son from a private kindergarten to the MOE kindergarten
Madam Rachel Ong with her son Lukas Liew and Mrs Mohanraj Vasantharany with her daughter Akshekha Mohanraj at the MOE kindergarten at West Spring Primary School. Madam Ong is willing to move her son from a private kindergarten to the MOE kindergarten as it is a five-minute walk from their home, while Mrs Mohanraj likes its "learning through play" approach.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

They are drawn to the curricula, low fees and priority admission to co-located schools

More parents are opting for kindergartens run by the Ministry of Education (MOE), which is setting up new branches to meet demand.

There were more than 2,000 applications for 2,700 Kindergarten 1 places in 24 centres when registration for next year's intake closed earlier this month, a spokesman said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2018, with the headline 'More parents enrolling kids in MOE kindergartens'. Print Edition | Subscribe