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Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby Oppsgal » Mon May 30, 2011 7:33 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 78/1/.html

Do we need to further improve the "quality"? Share your views?

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby looking4Tutor » Mon May 30, 2011 7:56 pm

To have quality manpower you need $$$.

$$$ means increase in fee. It does mean more people cannot afford.

So the games go on and on between those who have and have not.

They should nationalise the nursery and kindergarten like PCF and First Campus.

Let the richs sent their children to all other brain enrichment and enlargement childcares.

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby atrecord » Tue May 31, 2011 9:31 am

the childcare teachers are paid v little, so there are not many good teachers who will be willing to teach there. at my son's cc, got a few mainland chinese, one malaysian (who left recently), one malay auntie in her 50s (whose motivation is she stays nearby), a singaporean supervisor (who just left), one more singaporean and lately a couple of filipinos...

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby Oppsgal » Tue May 31, 2011 1:39 pm

But the school fees parents are paying are pretty high.

Why salary of teachers are low?

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby kwokwc » Tue May 31, 2011 2:26 pm

Oppsgal wrote:But the school fees parents are paying are pretty high.

Why salary of teachers are low?


Bcos childcare is profit-centre. So their main purpose is to earn money. And there are certain expenses that any business need to cater, such as rental, electricity bills, SC&C, so must cater to all these.

Not too sure how to improve the quality of manpower. See, when MOE say even primary school teacher should have degree, we start to see MOE going to India to get teachers, so not sure if govt pass such rules, what is going to happen to cc?

Just wondering, is it that now, those nannies must go for training first before they can look after small kids? Must say, sometimes, these aunties are doing better job in looking after kids than cc. In cc, they are teaching more and kids are more independent.

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby pinky » Tue May 31, 2011 3:28 pm

WCW wrote:getting teachers fr India, does it mean children here will be taught better things? India degree are better than Sg? imagine we have to pay 20K or more for a degree, end up those fr India pay 2K for a degree and get the same salary as us. then we can go stay in India and come back Sg as FT


that's why my friend was lamenting to me after pushing our kids to study so hard with tuition thrown in and eventually still have to fight for a place in u and in the job market :oops: :oops: :slapshead: :stupid:

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby Vevey » Tue May 31, 2011 6:03 pm

Why do so many kids need to go childcare? Why can't more kids b taken care of by own parent, grandparents, relatives, nannies etc & go to a half-day pre-school instead? That would immediately ease the stress onto the childcare infrastructure.

There r many economic & social issues involved & needed to b seriously addressed. However, 1st thing 1st: the govt shld recognise the contribution of stay-at-home-parents. It shld also encourage parents to turn back to their network for childcare solutions when they could. For e.g. it is common that the lack of childcare subsidy is part of the consideration when deciding between nanny & childcare centre. This would reduce the current stress on the childcare infrastructure almost immediately & buy some time to beef up the staff.

Since removing childcare subsidy would b an unpopular move, the govt could consider "rewarding" parents who r not utilising (stressing) the childcare infrastructure w an amt equivalent to the subsidy a child would hv enjoyed if s/he went to a childcare centre. This could b in the form of tax rebates to parents (not just working mums), credits to CDA, cash payout etc.

Once demand eases & w adequate (govt & commercial) supply, the pricing would b more competitive (hopefully).

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby Oppsgal » Tue May 31, 2011 6:59 pm

Anyone write to their facebook?

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby Oppsgal » Tue May 31, 2011 7:01 pm

Vevey wrote:Why do so many kids need to go childcare? Why can't more kids b taken care of by own parent, grandparents, relatives, nannies etc & go to a half-day pre-school instead? That would immediately ease the stress onto the childcare infrastructure.

There r many economic & social issues involved & needed to b seriously addressed. However, 1st thing 1st: the govt shld recognise the contribution of stay-at-home-parents. It shld also encourage parents to turn back to their network for childcare solutions when they could. For e.g. it is common that the lack of childcare subsidy is part of the consideration when deciding between nanny & childcare centre. This would reduce the current stress on the childcare infrastructure almost immediately & buy some time to beef up the staff.

Since removing childcare subsidy would b an unpopular move, the govt could consider "rewarding" parents who r not utilising (stressing) the childcare infrastructure w an amt equivalent to the subsidy a child would hv enjoyed if s/he went to a childcare centre. This could b in the form of tax rebates to parents (not just working mums), credits to CDA, cash payout etc.

Once demand eases & w adequate (govt & commercial) supply, the pricing would b more competitive (hopefully).


I am "rewarded" with a lesser subsidy for being SAHM. :idea:

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Re: Quality manpower in childcare needed

Postby kwokwc » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:15 am

WCW wrote:
Vevey wrote:Why do so many kids need to go childcare? Why can't more kids b taken care of by own parent, grandparents, relatives, nannies etc & go to a half-day pre-school instead? That would immediately ease the stress onto the childcare infrastructure.


not everyone is lucky to have support from family on looking after their kids. most people married at a later age, and by the time they have children, their parents will be too old to look after grand-children.
And not all grand-parents like to take care of grand-children.

moreover, with Sg's high standard of living, it is very difficult to have one parent working to support the whole family.


Totally agree. With sg's high standard of living, it is very difficult to have one parent working to support the whole family.

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