Early Childhood Development Agency plans childcare centres in BTO projects: MND

Spaces for social communal facilities – such as childcare and eldercare centres – are set aside by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and various agencies, who work in tandem to construct these facilities at new public housing developments.

In response to questions on the planning of childcare centres for new HDB precincts by Dr Lee Bee Wah, Minister of State for National Development Dr Maliki Osman said in Parliament on Monday (Apr 13) that the number and size of childcare centres in each Build-To-Order (BTO) project are determined by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), the supervising agency for childcare centres.

He added that the childcare centres are planned by ECDA, based on the demand for childcare services in the area. The agency regularly reviews the planning parameters to take into consideration changing demand for childcare services, Dr Maliki said.

In response, Dr Lee said that there were long queues and huge demand for childcare facilities in her Nee Soon South precinct. Dr Maliki said each of the six new BTO projects in her ward will be catered to with childcare facilities.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 13 Apr 2015

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