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Childcare places in mature estates under Remaking Our Heartland programme

Childcare places in mature estates under Remaking Our Heartland programme


Mrs Lina Chiam
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development how will the demand for childcare places be met in mature estates under the Remaking Our Heartland programme where they are substantially built up and there is less flexibility to build new facilities due to limited land.


The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) monitors the existing and projected demand for childcare in each estate, including mature estates.

Should the need to expand capacity arise in a mature estate, ECDA may work with HDB and childcare operators to build extensions to existing childcare centres within the estate. ECDA may also source for alternative sites such as retail malls, commercial buildings, and co-location with other community facilities.

As for new Build-To-Order (BTO) developments in mature estates, ECDA typically works with HDB to pre-build childcare facilities within the new development if there is anticipated demand.

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