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

Why join PCF Sparkletots?

Thank you for your interest to enrol your child in PCF Sparkletots.

To register your interest for our Kindergarten service in Kindergartens, Dual Service or Early Years Centres – click here

To register your interest for our Childcare service (Full day programme) in Childcare, Early Years and Dual Service Centres  – click here

To learn more about our services, click here

 

THE SPARKLETOTS EDGE

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    A safe, secure and conducive environment to learn and play

    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 void deck-based centres to atypical stand-alone or even mega centres, all our preschools are maintained regularly and upgraded periodically to provide the best learning environment for every child.

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    Nurturing and professional 21st Century educators

    Our teachers are the heartbeat of what we do.

    We are investing heavily in their upskilling and upgrading through structured and sustained training and development. We are committed to equipping them well to nurture a generation of children who can face the future with confidence.

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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 every child to be future-ready.

    Our programmes enable children to learn and exercise critical thinking, resilience, respect, relationship building and embracing diversity, which are all important dispositions for success.

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    Awards, Accolades, Industry Recognition and Testimonials

    We are not in it for awards and accolades, but our passion for nurturing early learners shines through in everything we do. Our preschools and educators are recognised annually across a range of national-level awards1 in the sector.

    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 programmes.

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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 shop houses!

    We have come a very long way, but we remain deeply rooted in our passion and commitment towards nation building by nurturing early learners.

    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.

 

January 2021 Intake

Level Age of Child Year of Birth
Infant (IF) 2 months to 18 months 2 Jul 2019 to 1 Nov 2020
Playgroup (PG) 18 months old to below 3 years old 2 Jan 2019 to 1 Jul 2019
Pre-Nursery (N1) 3 years old 2 Jan 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Nursery (N2) 4 years old 2 Jan 2017 to 1 Jan 2018
Kindergarten 1 (K1) 5 years old 2 Jan 2016 to 1 Jan 2017
Kindergarten 2 (K2) 6 years old 2 Jan 2015 to 1 Jan 2016

*All information stated are aligned with MOE’s age requirement for Primary One Registration.

 

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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    • Key in your postal code and select the address displayed on the Preschool Search Portal.

    • Select the centre(s) of your choice.

    • Log in with your SingPass to register your interest.

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

    • 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

Our Mass Registration Exercise for enrolment in Jan 2021 is closed. If you have registered your interest earlier, please call our centres directly for more information.

If you have missed the exercise, you may register your interest through our e-form now. Registration is subjected to vacancy availability. Children are enrolled into our kindergarten service on the 1st school day of each month.

List of selected kindergartens offering Playgroup and Pre-Nursery:

All other Kindergartens offer Nursery to K2 are listed on Locate Our Preschool.

 

January 2021 Intake

Level Age of Child Year of Birth
Infant (IF) 2 months to 18 months 2 Jul 2019 to 1 Nov 2020
Playgroup (PG) 18 months old to below 3 years old 2 Jan 2019 to 1 Jul 2019
Pre-Nursery (N1) 3 years old 2 Jan 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Nursery (N2) 4 years old 2 Jan 2017 to 1 Jan 2018
Kindergarten 1 (K1) 5 years old 2 Jan 2016 to 1 Jan 2017
Kindergarten 2 (K2) 6 years old 2 Jan 2015 to 1 Jan 2016

*All information stated are aligned with MOE’s age requirement for Primary One Registration.

Registration Process for Year 2021

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    • Complete the e-form to register your interest. You may select 1 centre of your choice.

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

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    • During registration, you will receive registration form, GIRO form and a list of supporting documents to be submitted.

      Submit the registration form and all supporting documents via email. If you do not have an email, please contact our centre for more information.

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    • A non-refundable Registration Fee and Deposit will be collected for confirmation of placement.

      An email with payment instructions will be sent to you.

      Payment can be made by GIRO / Pay Now / iDDA (for DBS and POSB users only)

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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

  • Enhanced Headstart Fund (EHSF)

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    EHSF is a financial assistance scheme by the PAP Community Foundation to support PCF Sparkletots children from underprivileged families in their education during their formative years.

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    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    a)    Child is a Singapore Citizen and aged between 2 months to below 7 years old.
    b)    Child is an existing student enrolled in a PCF Sparkletots preschool.
    c)    Family’s gross monthly Household Income (HHI)^ is $4,500 and below, or Per Capita Income (PCI)^ is $1,125 and below for larger families.*
    d)    Child has existing KIFAS or ECDA Childcare & Infant Care Subsidy.

    ^ 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 financial assistance under the EHSF provides additional support on top of government preschool subsidies for low income families with Singaporean children at PCF Sparkletots. Eligible families will only have to pay monthly preschool fees of no more than about $5 for kindergarten, about $10 for childcare and about $100 for infant care.

    Additional support for families in need
    Families with preschool children diagnosed with additional needs will receive double the amount of support given under the EHSF.

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    USES OF FUNDS

    Primary use: payment of monthly school fee
    Secondary use: defraying of other preschool related expenses

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    HOW TO APPLY

    No application is required. Eligible children enrolled in PCF Sparkletots will be included in the scheme based on the income information derived from the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

    For more information, please feel free to approach the centre administration staff.

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