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Any Good Suggestion For my Pri One Kid? SOS

Postby happyfather » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi All

I have a daughter who is due for Primary One Education (Sengkang Area) next year. But right now, I'm facing this dilemma as most student care service is operating till 7pm daily. A late pickup (after 7:05pm) of my kid would cost me between S$2 to S$5 per every 5 minutes. As a working parent, we are unable to leave on the dot daily from work at 6pm from Shenton Way and be able to reach Sengkang before 7pm due to work committment. We are a small family and we don't enjoy the luxury of having grandparent to take care of the kid on our behalf.

As for engaging a maid, the levy and salary would deter us and we would prefer the kid to be put up in a proper student care centre.

Anyone has been in such situation like us? Can you provide me with any solution?

Thanks.

Cheer
Happyfather

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Postby ksmummy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:23 am

How about engaging a friendly neighbour's help (if you are living near to the BASC) to pick up your child in the event that you will be late?

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Any Good Suggestion for My Kid? SOS

Postby happyfather » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:09 pm

Unfortunately, we dun really know our neighbour well as we just recently settle down in Sengkang area.

ksmummy wrote:How about engaging a friendly neighbour's help (if you are living near to the BASC) to pick up your child in the event that you will be late?

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Just my humble suggestions..

Postby buds » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Heyya happyfather,

Firstly, upon coming to this forum do introduce yourself @ the newbies
section. Click here >Newbies. It will help fellow forum users to get
to know you better and also attend to any queries or doubts you
may have pertaining to child raising issues, parenting issues, (etc)
You may also even find friends here you may be able to help you out. :wink:

Secondly, my suggestion is to make as many acquaintances as you can
at the P1 Open House or the P1 Registration and so on... Mebbe you can
find a friend of your child from kindergarten/childcare attending the same
Primary school as your child to help in case you're late. To be fair, you
can contribute a small $$$ token/contribution for the effort. The family
may have to provide your child dinner while waiting for you to arrive for
pick up. (I'm assuming your child might be in the PM session in P1 lah...)

Thirdly, you can earnestly inquire from the BASC of choice whether they
can accommodate your child in a certain way... for example, there are
teachers who can bring the child back to their homes in certain cases...
especially, for parents who are very close to the centre's teachers or
have a very good centre-parent relationship with the centre.....

Fourth... i do agree with ksmummy to a point where you can ask a
neighbour to help out too, as a last resort. Cos since you know this
issue will be of a daily problem for you (to be punctual for pick up)
you can at least in your free time say weekends... make yourself
and your family known to the people in your community/flat.

I guess if it were my situation, i would make all efforts to put myself
out there to everyone and anyone in my spare time, make more frenz
through parents of my kiddies pre-school with tea-parties or play-dates,
or make conversations with as many neighbours as i can during the time
i bring my kiddies for playground time.

Currently, i have an unspoken arrangement with a neighbour at the TOP
floor of my residence that we look out for one another's child should any
one of us be late. :wink: There was occasion whereby i fell asleep from
exhaustion after running errands and picking up my younger one from
school and she was down with slight fever. So, i sorta konk-ed out while
sponge-ing her head... :oops: I didn't even hear the doorbell! That was
how tired i was! To make things worse, my hph was on vibration/silent
mode so as to not disturb my girl who wasn't well and needing the rest..
I woke up to find 8 missed calls from an unknown number and realised
it had been an hour past the transport pick-up downstairs! There wasn't
a word to describe my panic! In short, it was through this incident that i
realised that those times i engaged someone from my neighbourhood in
casual talk, i had an extra pair of eyes to help me look out for my house
and my family in any event i was not around. God bless these kind souls.
:wink:

Where i stay, it's like everybody knows everybody... :celebrate:
And i do like it that way. :wink:

PS : I like it in a sense that it isn't a kay-poh kinda relationship,
but instead, a friendly... cordial... neighbourly relationship. 8)

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Postby nigelcindy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:18 pm

Hi Happyfather,

now ur kid @ student care or child care?

Currently my son go to Faith Educare (sengkang blk 260D) and they operates till 9pm. They just started this yr operating till 9pm (if not wrong) but we choose not to let him stay till so late so there's no changes on the school fee. currently i'm paying abt 300. (after subsidy)

You can check this out, they have 2 branches in SK (Blk 202 - if not wrong and Blk 260D)

Buangkok and Punggol also hv branches but i do not know if their operating hrs is the same for all branches.


Hope tis can help to solve ur current problems........

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Postby buds » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:36 pm

Wow! This is fantastic sharing nigelcindy!
I'm sure happyfather appreciates this a lot!

happyfather, hope this is the answer to your
dilemma.. :pray:

My best regards always.
:celebrate:

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Postby nigelcindy » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:41 pm

ops jus realised happyfather is lookg for student care...but mine is child care......sorry !!!

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Postby buds » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Heyya nigelcindy,

Wuah! Childcare operates until 9pm! That's a first i've heard!
Aniwae... there are childcares that also caters for student care
students, especially centres with big spaces... The only thing is
parents must ensure these centres MUST have teachers who are
qualified to manage the Primary School syllabus for the level of
students that they take into their centre.

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Re: Just my humble suggestions..

Postby happyfather » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:59 am

Hi buds

Thank for your tips and recommendation. Hope we can have some friend when my kid go to North Vista Primary School next year and thus, can help us solve this pick up problem.

Cheer
Happyfather

buds wrote:Heyya happyfather,

Firstly, upon coming to this forum do introduce yourself @ the newbies
section. Click here >Newbies. It will help fellow forum users to get
to know you better and also attend to any queries or doubts you
may have pertaining to child raising issues, parenting issues, (etc)
You may also even find friends here you may be able to help you out. :wink:

Secondly, my suggestion is to make as many acquaintances as you can
at the P1 Open House or the P1 Registration and so on... Mebbe you can
find a friend of your child from kindergarten/childcare attending the same
Primary school as your child to help in case you're late. To be fair, you
can contribute a small $$$ token/contribution for the effort. The family
may have to provide your child dinner while waiting for you to arrive for
pick up. (I'm assuming your child might be in the PM session in P1 lah...)

Thirdly, you can earnestly inquire from the BASC of choice whether they
can accommodate your child in a certain way... for example, there are
teachers who can bring the child back to their homes in certain cases...
especially, for parents who are very close to the centre's teachers or
have a very good centre-parent relationship with the centre.....

Fourth... i do agree with ksmummy to a point where you can ask a
neighbour to help out too, as a last resort. Cos since you know this
issue will be of a daily problem for you (to be punctual for pick up)
you can at least in your free time say weekends... make yourself
and your family known to the people in your community/flat.

I guess if it were my situation, i would make all efforts to put myself
out there to everyone and anyone in my spare time, make more frenz
through parents of my kiddies pre-school with tea-parties or play-dates,
or make conversations with as many neighbours as i can during the time
i bring my kiddies for playground time.

Currently, i have an unspoken arrangement with a neighbour at the TOP
floor of my residence that we look out for one another's child should any
one of us be late. :wink: There was occasion whereby i fell asleep from
exhaustion after running errands and picking up my younger one from
school and she was down with slight fever. So, i sorta konk-ed out while
sponge-ing her head... :oops: I didn't even hear the doorbell! That was
how tired i was! To make things worse, my hph was on vibration/silent
mode so as to not disturb my girl who wasn't well and needing the rest..
I woke up to find 8 missed calls from an unknown number and realised
it had been an hour past the transport pick-up downstairs! There wasn't
a word to describe my panic! In short, it was through this incident that i
realised that those times i engaged someone from my neighbourhood in
casual talk, i had an extra pair of eyes to help me look out for my house
and my family in any event i was not around. God bless these kind souls.
:wink:

Where i stay, it's like everybody knows everybody... :celebrate:
And i do like it that way. :wink:

PS : I like it in a sense that it isn't a kay-poh kinda relationship,
but instead, a friendly... cordial... neighbourly relationship. 8)

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Reply

Postby happyfather » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:09 am

Hi there

Yes, currently my kid is at buangkok faith educare centre (Childcare), but unfortunately they dun cater for student care. We did highlight to them that there is a high demand for student care centre especially for parent who work till late night, but they reply they would consider but it would probably takes year for this suggestion to be materialised. We even offer to pay a small sum of token just fo them to pick up our kid from the Student Care Centre at North Vista Primary School and let my kid stay in the childcare till we knock off from work and pick her up, but they decline our suggestion. The reason why we put our kid in faith educare is mainly beco they are able to cater to our need till 9pm in the childcare service which is a plus point for us. Beside, it is just located next to buangkok mrt. We did tried to approach the staff and even the principle but they said they are unable to accommodate to our request by continuing to allow our kid to be under their care when she is in Primary One. Although North Vista Primary School has student care service inside their compound, but their operating hours is till 645pm daily. Even if we leave on the dote from work, there is no way we can beat the 645pm deadline.

Sigh.
nigelcindy wrote:Hi Happyfather,

now ur kid @ student care or child care?

Currently my son go to Faith Educare (sengkang blk 260D) and they operates till 9pm. They just started this yr operating till 9pm (if not wrong) but we choose not to let him stay till so late so there's no changes on the school fee. currently i'm paying abt 300. (after subsidy)

You can check this out, they have 2 branches in SK (Blk 202 - if not wrong and Blk 260D)

Buangkok and Punggol also hv branches but i do not know if their operating hrs is the same for all branches.


Hope tis can help to solve ur current problems........

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