Child Care Centres provide full day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of 7 years. In addition to providing working parents with reliable care services, child care centres have programmes aimed at educating and developing pre-school children through effective early childhood education programmes in a safe and conducive environment.
The Ministry licenses child care centres which meet acceptable standards in the Child Care Centres Act (Cap.37A) and Regulations.
Statistics on child & infant care centres and services (2006 - 2011) include:
- total number of centres
- centre capacity
- total enrolment
- average programme fees
- child/infant services by housing estate