07 Feb '11, 2pm

PCF kindergarten in Bedok fines late parents

PCF kindergarten in Bedok fines late parents

SINGAPORE : A PAP Community Foundation (PCF) kindergarten in Bedok has threatened to fine parents who pick up their kids late from class. The fine is S$2 for every five minutes that they are late. While childcare centres are known to have such policies, this practice is uncommon in a kindergarten. The PCF kindergarten in Block 30, Upper Changi Road said it decided to do something when it faced repeated situations when parents picked up their kids late from school. It said this affected lunch and dinner breaks of teachers and also affected those on evening course. In a circular to parents last month, the principal of the kindergarten said it will charge S$2 for every five minutes that they are late. The PAP Community Foundation told MediaCorp that it knew of the situation but leaves operational matters to the kindergartens themselves to decide. It added that this late charg...

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