FAQs

  1. Corporate Information
  2. Curriculum & Learning Programmes
  3. Registration Procedures
  4. Enrolment Procedures
  5. MSF Subsidy Scheme
  6. Health & Safety
  7. Communication with Parents

1. Corporate Information

  • Who is Learning Vision?
    • Established in 1989
    • Early childhood education services for children aged 2 months - 6 years
    • Largest provider of early childhood education operating in government agencies, institution of higher learning, hospitals and Private Corporation
    • Preferred partner of more than 2,000 children in Singapore
    • 22 centres in Singapore
  • What services does Learning Vision provide?
    • Infant and Toddler Programme
    • Preschool Programme
    • Parenting Activities and Workshops
    • Enrichment programmes and Holiday Camps
  • What is Learning Vision's track record?
    • Awarded maximum 24 months license by Ministry of Social & Family Development
    • Quoted as "substantially surpassed requirements' by MSF in the Child Care Seminar 2002
    • People Developer Standard Award
    • Invited to present in 'Heading Towards Best Practices Forum' (Oct 1999)
    • Invited to present in World Forum on ECCE - 1999 (Hawaii), 2000 (S'pore), 2001 (Greece)
    • Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2005
      - 97% of parents happy with quality of service
    • Singapore Most Promising Brand Award 2004
    • 80% teaching staff are Diploma trained vs ECDA requirement of 1 Diploma-trained teacher in each centre

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2. Curriculum & Learning Programmes

  • What is the curriculum or approaches to learning?
    • Age-appropriate comprehensive and challenging learning programmes
    • Combination of teacher-directed and child-initiated learning
    • We adopt a hands-on and active learning approach
    • Our curriculum approach is integrated where themes are interconnected
    • The learning outcome is process-oriented
  • What will my child learn in the centre?
    Components of our comprehensive curriculum include:

Toddlers & Nursery 1

Nursery 2 - Kindergarten 2

Core Learning

  • Picture Talk
  • Finger Plays
  • Show 'N' Tell
  • Busy Hands
  • Artworks

Core Learning

  • Language and Literacy
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Young Scientist
  • IT Bytes
  • Artworks
  • Rhythm 'N' Moves

Skill Learning

  • Letterland
  • Hands-on Math
  • Story Stretchers

Skill Learning

  • MathQuest
  • Literacy Links

Enhanced Learning

  • Play Works
  • EQ Literacy
  • Gym Works
  • Rhythm 'N' Moves

Enhanced Learning

  • Project Hub
  • Rhythm 'N' Moves
  • EQ Literacy
  • Play Works
  • Gym Works
  • How will my child benefit from these activities and programme?
    • The components of our curriculum are designed to enable children to develop in 2 key areas: Holistic development and academic development
    • Holistic development focuses on building the child's confidence, social skill, physical fitness, cognitive thinking and language development
    • Academic development focuses on reading, writing and Mathematics
    • In all, our curriculum aims to develop a holistic child who is school ready and demonstrates a strong passion for life-long learning
  • Does the centre include 'Hanyu Pinyin' in its Chinese curriculum?
    • Yes, it is included in K2 Term 4 to instilare  basic foundation for Primary 1
  • What is the centre's teacher-child ratio?
    • ECDA requires centres to adhere to the following teacher-child ratios during the main programme hours:

Infants, 2 months to 17 months

1:5

Toddlers, 18 months to 30 months

1:8

Nursery 1, above 30 months to 3 years

1:12

Nursery 2, above 3 years to 4 years

1:15

Kindergarten 1 & 2, above 4 years to 6 years old

1:25

 

  • In addition to the required staffing, at each centre, additional manpower is made available to enable lower teacher:child ratios and thus facilitate better supervision and care. Please check with the Principal on specific ratio at your centre.
  • What are the staff's qualifications?
    • Staff training and development is always a top priority
    • All Principals - at least Diploma qualifications in Early Childhood Education Leadership, many with Degrees and Post-Graduate qualifications
  • Are teachers trained?
    • 80% teaching staff are Diploma trained vs ECDA requirement of 1 Diploma-trained teacher in each centre

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3. Registration Procedures

  • How can I register my child?
    • Simply complete the registration form and hand directly to the Principal or you may fax or mail the registration form to us
    • You can also register online through www.learningvision.com
  • Will registration via telephone be accepted?
    • We do not accept registration via telephone
  • Do I have to make my payment upon registration?
    • No payment required upon registration
    • Payment is required only when child is enrolled
  • At what age can I register my child?
    • No minimum age requirement for registration
  • What happens after registration?
    • Centre will process application upon submission of registration form
    • Centre may call you up to ask for more details and intended enrolment date
    • When a vacancy is available, centre will offer your child a place either via phone call, mail, fax or email
    • Otherwise, child will be placed on waiting list
    • You may also check with your child's registration status with the centre at any time

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4. Enrolment Procedures

  • What are the eligibility criteria for enrolment?
    • Enrolment will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and subject to:
      • Whether the child is of the minimum age requirement for entry into the centre
      • Priority scheme, if any, at the centre
      • Availability of vacancy in the child's intended class or age-group
      • Availability of vacancy in the centre
  • What payments are necessary upon confirmation of enrolment?
    • Registration fee
    • 1 month deposit of school fees before GST and ECDA subsidy
    • First month's schools fees
    • Insurance premium ($7 after GST)
    • School Attire: School Uniform & T-shirt ($33 and $30 after GST)
  • What are the charges and what does it include?
    • Refer to centre fee table
    • No other hidden cost involved
  • Is there any pattern of enrolment?
    • Centre will take in new enrolment on a staggered basis i.e. a few children at a time
    • Usually, the centre enrols new children on the 1st and 15th of each month OR
    • Centre will advise enrolment according to the desired month of enrolment
  • Is there a trial period?
    • Trial period is available for the first 2 weeks
    • Parents are encouraged to accompany the child on the first 2 days of the trial
  • Will there a briefing for new parents?
    • Yes, centre will schedule the session prior to the child's enrolment date and inform parent accordingly
    • Group basis or one-to-one
  • Does the centre charge for days when the child is sick or when he/she is on vacation?
    • Yes, the centre's fees are still payable when the child is absent as the child's name is maintained in the class register and a place is reserved for the child until he returns
    • Payment of fees is discontinued only after child has withdrawn from the centre
  • Is there a charge if parents pick their child up late?
    • A late charge fee of $10.00 is payable for every block of 15 minutes or part thereof based on per child basis
  • If I wish to withdraw my child after making payments, will there be a refund?

Your deposit is retained by the centre and shall be refunded in either one of the following situations:

  • Your child withdraws within the 1st month of enrolment (ie. introductory month)
  • Your child withdraws after the trial month but has given one (1) calendar month's written notice; applicable for only Jan - Oct.
  • Upon your child's graduation from the centre when he/she has completed Kindergarten 2

The deposit will be forfeited if:

  • You cancel your child's enrolment without sufficient notice
  • You fail or neglect to give the required written notice of withdrawal
  • There are outstanding fees and payments due to the centre
  • For withdrawal after trial period, parent will have to give 1 month written notice to centre. This shall only apply in the months of January till October. However, two (2) months' notice is required for the remaining months failing which my deposit will be forfeited. For the change of Programme Type, it is required to give at least one (1) calendar month's advance written notice for any months in the year except for the months of November and December which is prohibited. A written notice of withdrawal/transfer/change of Programme Type should also be submitted no later than the 1st day of the month. Otherwise, the said notice can only take effect the following month.
  • How does the centre group the children?

Infant

2 months to 17 months

Toddler

18 months to 30 months

Nursery 1

30 months to 3 years

Nursery 2

3 years to 4 years

Kindergarten 1

4 years to 5 years

Kindergarten 2

5 years to 6 years

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5. ECDA Subsidy Scheme

  • What are the eligibility criteria for the subsidy scheme?
    • Singaporean child
    • One of the parent is a Singaporean
  • How much subsidy is given?

Infant Care Subsidy
(for Singapore Citizen infants aged 2 to 18 months)

Programme (Daily Care)

Working
Mother

Non-working
Mother

Full-day Care

$600

$150

Half-day Care

$300

$150

Flexible Programme Number of Hours Per Week

Working
Mother

Non-working
Mother

12 hours to 24 hours

$220

$55

Above 24 hours to 36 hours

$330

$110

Above 36 hours to 48 hours

$440

$150

Above 48 hours

$600

$150

 

Child Care Subsidy
(for Singapore Citizen children aged above 18 months to below 7 years)

Programme (Daily Care)

Working
Mother

Non-working
Mother

Full-day Care

$300

$150

Half-day Care

$150

$150

Flexible Programme Number of Hours Per Week

Working
Mother

Non-working
Mother

12 hours to 24 hours

$110

$55

Above 24 hours to 36 hours

$165

$110

Above 36 hours to 48 hours

$220

$150

Above 48 hours

$300

$150

(The above subsidy rates are taken from www.childcarelink.gov.sg)

  • How can I apply for the subsidy?
    • Centre will make an application on parent's behalf upon child's enrolment with relevant documents e.g. Proof of employment, NRICs of parents, Birth certificate of the child, Certificate of Citizenship (if applicable), Entry Permit / Re-entry Permit/ Passport

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6. Health & Safety

  • What is the centre's approach when a child falls sick?
    • The parents are advised no to bring their child to the centre
    • Home rest allows the children to recover faster
    • Staying away from the centre protects the other children
  • What will the centre do when a child falls sick?
    • Teachers will attend to the child's needs
    • Isolate the child to allow rest
    • Sponge bath if he / she has fever
    • Parents will be contacted to take the child home or to see a doctor
    • While waiting for parents to come, the child's condition will be monitored
    • If parents or relatives are not able to come and the child's condition is serious, the centre may seek medical attention on the parent's behalf
    • Cost of medical treatment will be borne by parents
  • What measures does the centre take to ensure the children's safety and well-being?
    • Health check
      • upon arrival each morning to detect signs of sickness
    • Pick up
      • only authorised persons are allowed to pick up children
    • Medication
      • administered only when it is directly prescribed for the child
      • Parents must provide written authorisation and full instructions in the 'Medication Book'
    • Entrance / exit doors
      • closed at all times and latches locked from 10 am to 4 pm
    • Fire Drill
      • conducted every 6 months to train children and staff on what do in case of fire
    • School Attire
      • Children must be in school uniform whilst in the centre at all times. This helps to identify children when outdoors or during excursions
    • Jewellery & Toys
      • not permitted in the centre
    • Teachers
      • at least 1 teacher is present in classroom at all times
    • Visitors
      • Will be accompanied at all times
    • Cleaning
      • Toilets are cleaned at least once a day
      • Toys and mattresses are cleaned at least once a week

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7. Communication with Parents

  • Communication Book
    • All children will have personal communication book
    • Parents can provide instructions (e.g. do not bathe him or feedback to teachers) in it
    • Parents can also read the book for information on the child's development and centre's activities
  • The Chalkboard
    • A Learning Vision newsletter that informs parents of the company's development and information
  • Parent's Bulletin Board
    • Notice board that highlights information on the centre. Displays on the notice board include:
      • Current theme including objectivities and the recommended activities
      • Centre's calendar of events
      • Trends & tips on parenting and other related issues
  • Children's Workbook
    • Serves to keep parents updated on the child's learning progress
    • Teachers will note their observations in it
  • Children's Developmental Portfolio
    • Teacher will note their observations on the child's physical and mental development in the portfolio
    • Assists parents in assessing and monitoring their child's progress in the centre
    • Serves as a platform for discussion between parents and teachers on areas of improvements for the children's development
  • Parents' Conferences
    • Held twice a year or more if necessary by parents or teachers
    • For parents and teachers to share ideas and information about the children's total environmental and development, both at home and school

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