• Overview
  • Child Care Registration
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Documents Required
  • Financial Assistance

Why join PCF Sparkletots?

THE SPARKLETOTS EDGE

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    A Trusted Name in Preschool Education

    We have a rich heritage of preparing children for formal schooling since the 1960s. Back in those days, preschool classes were conducted in any available space ranging from ‘wayang’ stages to shophouses! We have come a very long way, but we remain deeply rooted in our passion and commitment to nurturing early learners

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    Nurturing Every Child Towards a Bright Future

    From fascinating classroom activities to exciting outdoor learning adventures, every activity is designed to nurture and inspire your child to be future-ready.
    Our programs enable children to learn and exercise critical thinking, resilience, respect, relationship building and embracing diversity, which are all important dispositions for success. Additional programs related to mother tongue enhancement, intergenerational bonding, coding, and invention education have been piloted and will be introduced to more preschools

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    Caring and Professional 21st Century Educators

    Our teachers are the heartbeat of what we do. Some $20 million will be invested over the next few years for their upskilling and upgrading through structured and sustained training and development so that they are well equipped to nurture a generation of children who can face the future with confidence

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    A Safe and Secure Learning Environment

    Children are curious by nature. As we expose them to new and exciting experiences, we want them to feel confident, comfortable, and safe to explore the world around them. From our void deck-based centers to atypical stand-alone or even mega centers, our preschools are all maintained regularly and upgraded periodically to provide the best learning environment for every child

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    Industry Recognition

    We are not in it for awards and accolades, but our passion for nurturing early learners is evident in everything we do. We are thus humbled and honored to be recognized annually across a range of national-level awards in the sector1. In addition, 4 out of every 5 eligible PCF Sparkletots preschool have attained the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) SPARK accreditation, which is a mark of endorsement for quality preschools and their programs

    1 ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education, Ministry of Education’s Outstanding Preschool Mother Tongue Language Teacher Awards and the National Institute of Education’s Leading Foundation Teachers Award

Child Care Service Registration Process

Children can be enrolled into our full day child care service at any time of the year, as long as there is vacancy available in the centre of your preference.

For interest in our full day child care service, we will require you to waitlist your child through the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) website at Preschool Search Portal.

Meanwhile if you are seeking for infant care vacancy and your child is yet to be born, you will only be able to express your interest after the birth of your child as the birth certificate number is required as the unique identifier in ECDA – Preschool Search Portal.

Registration Process on ECDA’s Preschool Search Portal

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    • Visit ECDA’s Preschool Search Portal to waitlist your child.

    • You may select up to 10 centres to waitlist your child.

    • You can express your interest up to 1 year ahead of your preferred enrolment month.

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    • While on the Preschool Search Portal, we will recommend you to key in “PCF” under the name of the school, your preferred location, your child’s age and opt for “Full day service” to search for our centres.

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    • Our colleagues from the centre/s of your preference will contact you to arrange for registration, up to 2 months before your preferred enrolment month if we have a suitable vacancy for your chid.

    • Otherwise, you child will remain on the waiing list of the chosen centre/s as long as your interest remains on ECDA

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    • During registration, you will receive our registration form together with a GIRO form and a list of supporting documents to be submitted in a checklist.

    • All the listed documents must be submitted to our centre in order to be considered for admission.

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    • We will collect a non-refundable registration fee of $53.50 and a one full month deposit (via NETS / CDA-NETS only) upon confirmation of placement.

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Kindergarten Service Registration Process

Registration is available on ad-hoc basis throughout the year subject to vacancies in the PCF Sparkletots preschool of your preference.

A Mass Registration Exercise (MRE) is usually conducted in the second quarter of each year* to promote our existing children and take in new students for the next academic year. To register your child, please proceed to the participating PCF Sparkletots preschools during the MRE period to complete the registration.

Children are enrolled into our kindergarten service on the 1st school day of each month.
*subjected to changes

Registration Process for the Current School Term

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    • Contact our preschools directly to check if there are vacancies in the class that is suitable for your child’s age.

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    • Should we have a suitable vacancy for your child, our staff will arrange a registration appointment with you.

    • We also welcome you to make an appointment with our centre to better understand the needs of your family as well.

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    • During registration, you will receive our registrantion form together with a GIRO form and a list of supporting documents to be submitted in a checklist.

    • All the listed documents must be submitted to our centre in order to be considered for admission.

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    • We will also be collecting a non-refundable registration fee of $16.05 (via NETS / CDA-NETS only) upon the acceptance of the registration form.

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Documents Required During Registration

During registration, you will receive our registration form together with a GIRO form and a list of supporting documents to be submitted in a checklist.

  • A non-refundable registration fee is payable upon submission of the Registration Form or upon confirmation of placement for new students.
  • Original and photocopy of all the listed documents must be submitted to our centre in order to be considered for admission.

Please refer to the list of documents according to the citizenship of your child.

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Foreigners

For Singapore Citizens

1. Child’s Singapore Birth Certificate
2. NRIC of both parents
3. Health Booklet – your child must complete MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) vaccinations prior to registration, based on National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (Singapore)
4. CDA Letter/Statement Account* and Bank Account Number for GIRO Application
*If CDA Account belongs to sibling, please bring along the sibling’s Birth Certificate
5. Recent passport-sized photo of your child
6. Legal Guardian’s NRIC, if applicable
7. Legal documents from lawyers bearing both parents’ signatories confirming legal guardianship of the child, if applicable

Note – Additional information and supporting documents may be requested to support the registration.

For Singapore Permanent Residents

1. Child’s Birth Certificate
2. Child’s Entry/Re-entry Permit
3. NRIC of both parents or Entry/Re-entry Permits if they do not possess Singapore NRIC
4. Vaccination certificate / Health Booklet – your child must complete MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) vaccinations prior to registration
5. Recent passport-sized photo of your child
6. Bank Account Number for GIRO Application
7. Legal Guardian’s NRIC, if applicable
8. Legal documents from lawyers bearing both parents’ signatories confirming legal guardianship of the child, if applicable

Note – Additional information and supporting documents may be requested to support the registration.

For Foreigners

1. Child’s passport/visit pass/Dependant’s Pass
*If your child does not hold a Dependant Pass, our centre will apply for a Student’s Pass (STP) for your child and is subjected to assessment and approval by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
2. Child’s Birth Certificate
3. NRIC/ Dependant’s Pass/Passport of both parents
4. Vaccination certificate / Health Booklet – your child must complete MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) vaccinations prior to registration
5. Recent passport-sized photo of your child
6. Bank Account Number for GIRO Application
7. Legal Guardian’s NRIC, if applicable
8. Legal documents from lawyers bearing both parents’ signatories confirming legal guardianship of the child, if applicable

Note – Additional information and supporting documents may be requested to support the registration.

Financial Assistance

There are many subsidies and financial assistance schemes available to make kindergarten and childcare services more affordable for parents by defraying the cost of the monthly school fees. These schemes are only applicable to children who are Singapore Citizens.

  • Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)

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    Ensures kindergarten programme remains affordable and accessible to Singapore Citizen children from low-and middle-income families.

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    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    a) Child is a Singapore Citizen.
    b) Family’s gross monthly Household Income (HHI)^ is $12,000 and below, or Per Capita Income (PCI)^ is 3,000 and below for larger families*
    ^ Before CPF deduction and include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay and allowances
    * With 5 or more family members, with at least 3 dependants who are not earning an income

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    LEVEL OF SUBSIDY

    The amount of fee assistance is tiered according to your monthly household income, and is assessed and/or approved by the Early Childhood Development Agency ECDA).
    The amount of fee assistance will be disbursed directly to the kindergarten your child is enrolled in. You will only need to pay the net fees after the subsidy.

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    HOW TO APPLY

    Please approach our Centre Admin or Principal directly to request for the KiFAS Application Form, if your child is already enrolled with us. If your child is newly enrolled to our centre, you may request for the KiFAS Application Form during registration as well.

    Find out more details regarding parent and child eligibility, subsidy amounts, and the terms and conditions by clicking on the following link: https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx#KIFAS

  • KiFAS Start-Up Grant (SUG)

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    The KiFAS Start-Up Grant is a yearly grant provided to cover the initial costs of enrolling a child in a kindergarten, such as the registration fee, deposit, school uniform, insurance, education material fee and supplementary fee.

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    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    a) Child is a Singapore Citizen.
    b) Families with a monthly gross household income of up to $1,900, or a gross per capita income of up to $650.
    Application is subjected to assessment and/or approval by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
    Grant amount is capped at $240 a year.

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    LEVEL OF SUBSIDY

    The amount of fee assistance is tiered according to your monthly household income, and is assessed and/or approved by the Early Childhood Development Agency ECDA).
    The amount of fee assistance will be disbursed directly to the kindergarten your child is enrolled in. You will only need to pay the net fees after the subsidy.

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    HOW TO APPLY

    Please approach our Centre Admin or Principal directly to request for the KiFAS Application Form, if your child is already enrolled with us. If your child is newly enrolled to our centre, you may request for the KiFAS Application Form during registration as well.

    Find out more details regarding parent and child eligibility, subsidy amounts, and the terms and conditions by clicking on the following link: https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx#KIFAS

  • Government Subsidies for Infant Care & Child Care

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    Government subsidies for Infant Care and Child Care help to defray preschool fees for Singaporean children.

    There are 2 types of subsidies available:
    i. Basic Subsidy
    ii. Additional Subsidy

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    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    i. Basic Subsidy
    All children who are Singapore Citizens are eligible for a Basic Subsidy.
    A higher amount is given if the applicant is a working mother or single father who works at least 56 hours per month.

    Working parent
    (at least 56 hours)
    Non-working parent
    Infant care
    (aged 2 – 18 months)
    $600 $150
    Child Care
    (aged 18 months to 6 years)
    $300 $150

    ii. Additional Subsidy
    a) A working mother or a single father who works at least 56 hours per month.
    b) Families with gross monthly household income^ of $12,000 and below are eligible for an Additional Subsidy. Larger families* with Per Capita Income^ of $3,000 and below can also apply for Additional Subsidy. The amount of fee assistance is tiered according to your monthly household income, and is assessed and/or approved by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
    ^ Before CPF deduction and include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay and allowances
    * With 5 or more family members, with at least 3 dependants who are not earning an income

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    LEVEL OF SUBSIDY

    The amount of fee assistance will be disbursed directly to the childcare centre your child is enrolled in. You will only need to pay the net fees after the subsidy.

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    HOW TO APPLY

    Please approach our Centre Admin or Principal directly to request for the KiFAS Application Form, if your child is already enrolled with us. If your child is newly enrolled to our centre, you may request for the KiFAS Application Form during registration as well.

    Find out more details regarding the eligibility criteria and subsidy amount by clicking on the following link:
    https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx#CCICS

  • Childcare Financial Assistance and Start-Up Grant

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    The Childcare Financial Assistance scheme offers additional help for low-income families with difficult family circumstances, and who face difficulties paying childcare fees even after receiving Basic and Additional Subsidies.

    These families can also apply for a one-time Start-Up Grant, to pay for the initial costs of enrolling their child into an infant or childcare centre.

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    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    a) The child must be a Singapore Citizen
    b) Both parents are working at least 56 hours per month, or have valid reasons if unable to work.
    c) Families with gross monthly household income of $3,500 and below or Per Capita Income (PCI) of $875 and below.

    Application is subjected to assessment and/or approval by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

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    HOW TO APPLY

    Please approach our Centre Admin or Principal for more information.

    You can also find out more details by clicking on the following link:: https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx#CCICS

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