Choosing A Childcare Centre For Your Child?
Updated: Apr 5
Children require much care and attention and it might get increasingly difficult with each passing day if you are a working parent. Fortunately, there are a lot of childcare centres coming up in Singapore to cater to your needs.
However, before enrolling your child in a centre, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind, just so that you can eventually choose the best child care for your child.
This is particularly crucial as the decision you make for your infant will have a lot of impact on their growth and development.
Here are some things you should be mindful of:
Knowing the difference between an childcare centre and a babysitting service
Many people may mix up childcare centres for a babysitting service.
However, in reality, they are two very different things.
Childcare centres are staffed with educarers who are trained and certified, while nannies and babysitters do not necessarily need to.
Besides, childcare centres have various resources that are specially catered to children, thereby providing children with several learning opportunities.
These centres function more professionally in educating children and thus, it is always important for you to know what you want for your child so that you can select the right service for him/her.
Attention to your child
A good childcare centre ensures that your child is given proper care and attention.
For very little children (less than 3 years old), they should be attended to and not left alone, especially since they are at an age where they are still very fragile.
The activities conducted at the centre as well as the equipment available should also be age-appropriate. Safe equipment is also crucial for the children to develop their muscles for crawling, walking and climbing.
Childcare centres should use stories and music to stimulate a child’s growth and development.
Look for childcare centres early
If you are at the second trimester of your pregnancy, you should begin searching for the centre you want to enrol your child in.
Since 2012, the number of child care places has increased significantly by over 40% across Singapore, to over 130,000. However, for a few housing estates with high child care demand, parents may still experience waiting times that range from a few weeks to a few months. This includes the areas at Punggol, Sengkang and Bukit Panjang.
At Genesis Childcare 1989, we have a strong team of principals, educarers and support staff to ensure that your child is well taken care of.
Given that there is so much to learn and find out, starting early can help you get a better understanding of the type of programmes available in each centre and reduce your stress when you eventually have to go back to work. This allows you to make a more informed decision ultimately
The right location
The centre’s location is a factor that is just as important as the curriculum and environment.
Depending on whether you want the centre to be closer to your home or workplace, it is essential for you to know where is the most convenient for you.
List out the pros and cons to help you figure out what is the correct choice to make!
At Genesis Childcare 1989, we are situated conveniently on the ground floor. Parking is easily available at the nearby multi storey carpark.
The area is very safe for children. The walkways are wide and we have many parents or caregivers walking to the centre to drop off their children. We also have a playground that is just 1 minute away from our infant care, our children love to spend some of their time in the outdoors every day!
Do make a visit to the centres to see them for yourself. It may be very difficult to figure out which one is the best for your baby and it may be even harder for you to put your precious one in the arms of someone else.
Nevertheless, you will gradually grow to become comfortable with the childcare providers and eventually feel better about your decision!
Schedule a visit our centres at these addresses:
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)
Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-63 (S) 520433
Tel: +65 9666 4141
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Taman Jurong)
Blk 153, Yung Ho Road, #01-41 (S) 610153
Tel: +65 9666 4141
Nurture Infant House (Tampines)
(2 to 18 months Infants)
Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-61 (S) 520433
Tel: +65 9666 4141
For parents living in the east of Singapore and are looking for a childcare in Tampines, Genesis Childcare Tampines has had 31 years of experience in caring for your little ones. It is definitely one of the leading Tampines childcare centres!
Similarly, for parents living in the east of Singapore and are looking for an infant care centre in Tampines or a Tampines preschool, Nurture Infant House is one of the leading Tampines infant care centres with more than a decade of experience in caring for your beloved children.