08 Mar '11, 9pm

Ministry 'watching childcare fees'

SINGAPORE - Although parents with a higher income ceiling will soon be able to benefit from financial aid schemes for kindergarten and childcare fees, some Members of Parliament yesterday were still concerned about rising childcare fees. Madam Halimah Yacob (Jurong GRC) wondered if the Government would continue to keep childcare fees affordable because they have been increasing quite significantly. Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan assured the House that his ministry is watching the situation closely. Some private childcare centres, knowing that parents have got more subsidies, have raised prices. "To promote more competition, I have been pushing for more childcare centres to be established," Dr Balakrishnan said. He added that he would ensure even greater transparency and provide more information on every childcare centre, so that par...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110309-0000192/Mi...

Tweets

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will raise salary th...

todayonline.com 10 Mar '11, 1am

SINGAPORE - To keep pace with increases in locals' wages and to encourage companies to be more selective when hiring forei...

DTN Singapore: MCYS rolls out initiatives to enhance support system for youths at risk: SINGAPORE: The Ministry

DTN Singapore: MCYS rolls out initiatives to en...

channelnewsasia.com 08 Mar '11, 6am

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) is rolling out a slew of initiatives aimed at en...

Here's proof that even MPs are watching «爱»:

Here's proof that even MPs are watching «爱»:

straitstimes.com 02 Mar '11, 1pm

The chorus of 'Wa Meng Ti' (I Ask the Heavens Why) best illustrates employers' frustration with the foreign worker levy hi...

Singapore's new 'Teach' Framework to enhance the quality of its teacher workforce

Singapore's new 'Teach' Framework to enhance th...

moe.gov.sg 07 Mar '11, 10am

More opportunities to deepen teachers’ professional expertise and stronger support for their work-life needs To promote gr...

Child protection to be improved: SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) has i...

Child protection to be improved: SINGAPORE: The...

channelnewsasia.com 03 Mar '11, 5am

SINGAPORE : The number of child abuse cases in Singapore went up nearly 50 per cent to 247 in 2010 compared to the year be...