Here are some suggestions: 1. Part time places - in Singapore, this is not common because the assumption is that everyone works full-time. There are two ways the part time can work. Centres work on a teacher-student ratio basis. So, one place could be split into morning and afternoon session. It could also be split into days i.e. 1,3 and 5; or 2, 4. This work both ways - for the centre to match and maximise the placement; also for parents to find someone to "fill in the blank".
2. Staggered hours. It is not easy being a childcare teacher in Singapore. With skills upgrading and MCYS certification, the stress can be quite tremendous. Limit the number of hours that a teacher has to work. This means limit the number of hours a child can attend. Parents that require longer childcare hours should be ready to fork out more money. This means additional help may be hired to cope.
At the end of the day, the focus should be a balance for both the teachers, as well as for the parents. Happy care-takers makes happy children.