More Childcare Centres by 2013

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Two hundred more childcare centres will be ready in about five years' time, 100 more than what was announced earlier in March.


 
 
GlobalKids Childcare Centre, Singapore

Two hundred more childcare centres will be ready in about five years' time, 100 more than what was announced earlier in March.

By 2013, Singapore will have 940 centres with 83,000 places, an increase of about 30 per cent from the 63,000 places in 739 childcare centres now.

The availability of affordable and quality child care is a perennial issue as more families have both parents working, and more people seek early childhood development services for their children.

The new centres will be 'in HDB estates and near transport nodes to make it even more accessible and convenient for parents', Minister of State (Community Development, Youth and Sports) Yu-Foo Yee Shoon said.


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