How to Choose the Best Childcare Centre in Singapore?
Updated: Apr 4
Childcare sets the foundation of your little one’s early childhood education. However, the tricky part is choosing one. Need help in choosing the best childcare centre in Singapore?
Choosing a childcare centre with wide options in Singapore can be a tough chore for parents. We have listed 10 most important factors to consider when choosing a childcare centre.
Guide to Choose a Childcare Centre in Singapore
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The no. 1 most important factor to consider is the location.
Are you planning to send and fetch your child from home or office daily?
Choosing a childcare centre close to your home or office can certainly provide some relief and convenience in your daily commute as it would give you the convenience of dropping off your child easily before and after work. Your child and you can also save time on travelling!
2. Environment and Cleanliness
Is the childcare centre overall look and feel to your liking?
Are there sufficient spaces for the children to sit or stand comfortably or move throughout the day?
Does the childcare centre look clean?
Do you like the environment?
As the childcare centre is where your little one will be, hygiene is extremely important as it ensures that the well-being of your little ones is taken care of.
3. Credentials and Awards
Do the teachers in the childcare centre have at least a certificate or a diploma in early childhood education?
Does the childcare centre have any credentials, awards and qualifications?
Childcare centres who are holders of multiple awards and qualifications show that they are interested and dedicated to continually improving their curriculum and programmes to better serve the needs of your child.
4. Passionate and Dedicated Teachers
Teachers interact with your child hence they are a big influence on him or her!
Get to know the childcare centre’s culture and who are the teachers.
Get a feel of whether the teachers are nurturing, enthusiastic, patient and lovely.
Ask questions about the experience of the teachers and see how they interact with the children in your shortlisted childcare centre.
All these observations and questions would be helpful to make a better decision about the kind of childcare centre you want to enroll your precious one in.
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5. Curriculum for Your Child
The curriculum of the childcare centre is crucial in stimulating the development of your child. The programme that the children are exposed to should help them develop to the best of their abilities.
Childcare centres in Singapore adopt either an academic program or a play-based program.
Research has shown that the play-based technique helps children become more independent as they will have more chances to engage with each other, allows children to use innovative thinking to reason, reflect and solve issues.
Which one do you prefer to enroll your child in?
Wondering what’s the difference between home-school and preschool? Click here to find out more.
6. Snacks and Meals
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After a time of learning and playing, your child will definitely be hungry!
Food is a crucial factor for your child’s growth and development of mental and motor skills.
To find out what are the meal plans that the childcare centre offers. It is important that the childcare centre offers a balanced and nutritious meal to the children. This helps to improve brain function, memory and concentration.
7. Outdoor or Indoor
Source: Our Childcare Tampines’s Instagram
Do you prefer childcare centres with outdoor facilities or you would like your child to stay indoors most of the time to avoid mosquito and heat issues?
Do your child has eczema? If yes, staying in an air-conditioned environment may be a better arrangement for your child in order to avoid perspiration.
In this covid season, given a child’s developing immunity, it might be better for fresh air to be circulated in the childcare environment hence you might also want to consider one with outdoor or open air spaces.
8. Regular Updates
Does the childcare centre regularly update the parents on their child’s growth and development?
It is important to help the parents ensure their child’s healthy growth and development of cognitive, social and emotional skills.
9. Guided Tours
Is the childcare centre providing guided tours for the parents?
Check out the childcare centre’s Facebook or Instagram to find out more about the childcare centre and the parents’ reviews of the childcare centre.
Visit the childcare centre in person and enquire about the teacher-child ratio, its environment and cleanliness, the teachers, as well as the snacks and meals provided.
I hope all these factors will help you to choose the right childcare centre for your child.
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As a leading preschool and childcare in Tampines, Genesis Childcare 1989 provides a comfortable, clean, well-ventilated and conducive learning environment for your child to learn, explore, discover and be creative. Our Preschool Tampines have over 30 years of experience in caring for your beloved child. At Genesis, we advocate that every child is unique and precious who needs to be loved and cherished.
As a leading early childhood centre in Singapore since 1989, we are committed to nurturing our early learners holistically through various learning areas and positive learning dispositions. We place a strong emphasis on the way our teachers facilitate and interact with the children.
Check out our Tampines childcare’s testimonials regarding the care that parents’ children have received at our Tampines childcare centre.
The children in our Tampines childcare get to learn English, Chinese, Maths, Science, Music and Movement, Arts, Outdoor Play and cookery lessons. Our Childcare Tampines also provides balanced and nutritious meals for the children and helps the children to cultivate healthy eating habits.
Our professional team of preschool teachers has a good understanding of child development and learning principles. We apply them efficiently and set the stage to create a meaningful learning experience that supports your child's discovery.
We consistently create a positive and cozy environment that will give your child a sense of security which builds their self-confidence to explore the world around them.
Located alongside our childcare in Tampines is our Nurture Infant House. If you are looking for Tampines infant care or infant care in Tampines, do visit Nurture Infant House. It is for infants aged 2 months to 18 months old. You can learn more about our infant care Tampines here.
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Playgroup to Kindergarten 2)
Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 S(520433)
Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)
Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 S(520433)
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