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YET ANOTHER PRESCHOOL FEE INCREASED: IS CHILDCARE AFFORDABLE REALLY?

With the increase of $250 mentioned in the above mentioned article – the parents may have to pay as much as $500 more for their two children. With say a take home pay of $2,801 ($3,501 less 20% employee CPF contribution) – the fees increase may be financially difficult for them. Even in the case of the fee cap for anchor operators of $720 a month for full-day childcare – an increase of say about $71 for the family with two children, may also be a financial strain. Whats the point of increasing subsidies coupled with the consistent rhetoric year after year – that childcare will be made more affordable, when the reality may be otherwise?

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