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Enhanced Precautionary Measures for Student Care Centres Against COVID-19 Dated 7 Sep 2020

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Enhanced Precautionary Measures for Student Care Centres Against COVID-19_Dated 20 July 2020

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Advisory on Safe Management Measures for Student Care Centres in Phase Two

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Enhanced Precautionary Measures for Student Care Centres Against COVID-19_Dated 10 June 2020

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Reopening of Student Care Centres from 2 June 2020

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FAQs on Reopening of Student Care Centres

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Updated Application Forms and Guide for SCFA Administrators

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Application for Inclusion to COVID-19 Testing System for Non-Reg Centres

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SafeEntry User Guide

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Registration and Resources on SafeEntry System

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Anticipated Questions on Fee Offset for Extended Circuit Breaker Period

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Letter to Parents dated 30 April

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Enhanced Precautionay Measures for Student Care Centres Against COVID-19

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SCFA Administrator Centre to Provide 50% Fee Offsets (Updated with FAQs)

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Advisory dated 6 Apr for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 4 Apr for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 24 Mar for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 19 Mar for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 16 Mar for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 13 Mar for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 4 Mar for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 26 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 18 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 8 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 7 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 5 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 4 Feb for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 27 Jan for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 24 Jan for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 23 Jan for COVID-19

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Advisory dated 22 Jan for COVID-19

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Student Care Centres
Student Care Centres provide care and supervision to school-going children in the Primary to lower Secondary levels outside school hours. The centres provide the students a safe place to rest, where they can also receive support to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and morally.
Student Care Centres can be found in both schools and the community, and be run by commercial or voluntary welfare organisations. Centres will typically provide meals and homework supervision. Beyond that, there is a great variety of programmes among Centres, as each centre has the flexibility to provide programmes that best cater to the profile of its students. These include academic support programmes, outdoor and indoor play, character development programmes, as well as enrichment and recreational activities. Centres may also organise excursion trips and camps for children during the school holidays.
Student Care Centres can choose to register with the Ministry of Social and Family Development if they wish to administer government student care subsidies. Such centres agree to meet the Ministry’s minimum requirements on areas such as physical environment, health, safety, supervision and having a structured programme. The Ministry will audit these centres to ensure that they meet these requirements. You could read more about the minimum requirements here
 
Subsidies and Financial Assistance
The government Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) scheme provides eligible families with subsidies for their children's student care fees. To qualify, families have to meet income and employment conditions, and their child must also be attending a Student Care Centre registered with MSF. The amount of subsidy will depend on the family’s household income and the fees charged by the centre. You may visit this link for more information. 
 
Looking for a Student Care Centre?
Here are some steps to search for a suitable student care centre:
 
Step 1: Locate Student Care Centres convenient for you
Step 2: Obtain information on the Student Care Centre
-          Information on operational details (e.g. operating hours, fee structure, availability of enrolment spaces)
-          Information on the programmes, partnership with family/school, meals provided, staff’s experience and arrangements during emergencies.
Step 3: Visit the Student Care Centres to register
You can do an online search for a registered Student Care Centre that suits your needs.
The Ministry does not recommend any particular centre. You can contact and visit the desired centre(s) to find out more about the physical environment and centre’s policies on fees, programmes and services before deciding to enrol your child.
 
If you are looking for a Student Care Centre that can take in children with special needs, please visit the SG Enable website.
  
Registering as Student Care Fee Assistance Administrators
Student Care Centres that wish to administer government student care subsidies need to register with the Ministry of Social and Family Development as Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) Administrators. Centres registered with the Ministry are to meet a set of minimum requirements and will be audited to ensure that they continue to do so.
If you wish to find out more about the minimum requirements of an SCFA Administrator, please refer to this document.
To register with the Ministry of Social and Family Development as a Student Care Fee Assistance Administrator, please use our e-Registration portal.
 
Want to find out more?
You can find out more about Student Care Centres from the list of FAQs
If you have further questions or feedback on Student Care Centres, please email us at MSF_Student_Care@msf.gov.sg or write to us at
Ministry of Social and Family Development
Service Delivery and Coordination Division (SDCD)
Attn: Student Care Team
510 Thomson Road
#19-00 SLF Building
Singapore 298135