Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin says that pre-school prices are unlikely to rise despite a proposed law that forces them to adhere to higher standards.

During the parliamentary debate on the Early Childhood Development Centres Bill, which was passed in parliament, 6 MPs raised the issue of the possibility of raised prices.

Mr Tan says that the requirements have been “calibrated” to raise the quality of programmes without raising costs for pre-schools, and that rent and staff salaries are the main costs for pre-schools. There are also no plans to raise space-child or staff-child ratios.

Mr Tan added that many of the requirements are already in place in schools and so they would not have to make too many adjustments that require a rise in prices.

Check Also

Elderly With 1.5 Yrs to Live Asked his MP for Help, Only Given $200

Mr Rossi has depleted his life savings as CPF board does not allow any further withdrawal beyond the permitted limit. His wife is long-term bedridden and only son has lost his job during the Covid-19 period.