Are there times when you are too busy but you have a child to take care of? Do you have work but you have a child to look after? Looking for someone to look after your children is a tough and scary decision, but you have no choice but to do it. However, we should not worry because there are childcare centres around where we could entrust our children. We just have to choose the right centre that could be worth it.
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In an article by Baby Hints and Tips, they are going to tell us about how we should select the right childcare for our children.
How do I select the right childcare for my child?
Finding childcare or even occasional care for your child can be a daunting, overwhelming and even scary experience. As a parent there is so many variables that become part of this decision, how is it possible to line the options up side-by-side and make an informed decision?
Well, mums and dads, put your panic, frustration and sheer exasperation aside – we have the answer to the ‘finding quality care’ puzzle solved!
Eenie Meenie is an innovative new website that allows you to weigh up the options and choose a childcare facility that’s right for your child. For once you’re comparing apples with apples – finding a registered childcare is actually easy!
Here’s how Eenie Meenie is solving those hurdles one relieved parent at a time!
Holy heck – is everything booked out?
Finding somewhere you can actually get a spot without a 17-year wait list can seem impossible. We’ve almost all been there, calling centre after centre trying to find a place for our little one. Read more here.
If you are looking for a childcare centre for your child, you could try looking it up at Eenie Meenie. It is a website that could help you decide from any of your options. Health Hub will give us more details on what we should know if we are planning to bring our children to a childcare centre. Let us read below.
Placing your child in a child care centre
If you have to put your child at the child care centre, it is important that you choose the right one for him/her. Here are some tips to help you.
Selecting a child care centre
For some working parents, there may come a time when you have to consider placing your child in a child care centre if you have no alternative child care arrangements. Child care would be a new experience for your child and may require some getting used to. Children benefit from the ample socialising opportunities a child care centre provides.
Child care centres provide child care services and pre-school developmental programmes for children aged between 18 months and below 7 years old. Centres may offer full-day, half-day and flexible programmes to cater to the different working schedules of parents.
Generally, they are open from 7am-7pm on weekdays and 7am -2pm on Saturdays. Some centres have flexible programmes for parents who work part-time or flexible hours. Read more here.
There we have step by step process – from selecting a childcare centre, getting started, then helping them cope up and adjust. This would help parents who are doing this for the first time.
In the next part of this article, we are going to talk about the growing demand for courses in early education. Let us find out why in Priscilla Goy’s article below.
Growing demand for courses in early childhood education
Despite a general decline in applications to polytechnics, diploma courses in early childhood education have bucked the trend.
More people have enrolled for diploma courses in this field in recent years, and there has been an overwhelming response for degree courses too.
This comes amid efforts to attract and retain pre-school teachers in the manpower-starved sector, which has been expanding to meet young families’ rising demand for pre-school services.
Singapore has around 16,000 pre-school educators, and another 4,000 are needed by 2020.
The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is the only public university here to offer a full-time degree in early childhood education, which will start in July. The course had more than 480 applicants – eight times the number of places offered. Read more here.
According to the article, there is a need for 4000 more preschool educators that is why there is a growing demand for courses in childhood education. The number of educators is really important because the student-teacher ratio must be balanced. If not, it would affect the quality of education that would be given to the students. That is also one factor to consider in choosing a childcare centre for our children. We must see to it that the teacher could handle the entire students well. Consider all that was mentioned above and you can now choose the right centre for your child.