Subsidies for Preschool

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Subsidies for Preschool

Childcare and Infant Care Programmes
Parents with Singapore Citizen children enrolled in licensed childcare centres can receive a Basic Subsidy of up to $600 per month for full-day infant care, and up to $300 per month for full-day childcare.

If you are a working mother with a gross monthly household income of $12,000 and below, you are eligible for the Additional Subsidy, on top of the Basic Subsidy. Lower-income families will receive higher subsidies.

Monthly Subsidy for Full-Day Childcare Programmes

(For Singapore Citizen children aged 18 months to below seven years old)

Working Mother StatusGross Monthly Household IncomeGross Monthly Per Capita Income (PCI)Basic SubsidyAdditional SubsidyMax Total Subsidy^
Working Mothers$3,000 and below$750 and below$300$467$767
 $3,001 - $4,500$751 - $1,125$300$440$740
 $4501 - $6,000$1,126 - $1,500$300$340$640
 $6001 - $7,500$1,501 - $1,875$300$260$560
 $7,501 - $9,000$1,876 - $2,250$300$190$490
 $9,001 - $10,500$2,251 - $2,265$300$130$430
 $10,501 - $12,000$2,626 - $3,000$300$80$380
 Above $12,000Above $3,000$300N/A$300
Non-Working Mothers  $150N/A$150


Monthly Subsidy for Full-Day Infant Care Programmes

(For Singapore Citizen children aged between two and 18 months)

Working Mother StatusGross Monthly Household IncomeGross Monthly Per Capita Income (PCI)*Basic SubsidyAdditional SubsidyMax Total Subsidy^
Working Mothers$3,000 and below$750 and below$600$710$1,310
 $3,001 - $4,500$751 - $1,125$600$640$1,240
 $4501 - $6,000$1,126 - $1,500$600$500$1,100
 $6001 - $7,500$1,501 - $1,875$600$380$980
 $7,501 - $9,000$1,876 - $2,250$600$240$840
 $9,001 - $10,500$2,251 - $2,265$600$100$700
 $10,501 - $12,000$2,626 - $3,000$600$40$640
 Above $12,000Above $3,000$600N/A$600
Non-Working Mothers  $150N/A$150

*Households with five or more family members (including three or more dependants) may wish to have their income assessed on a per capita basis, as they may qualify for higher Additional Subsidy or Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme.

^Subject to a minimum co-payment by parents. Please click here for more details on subsidy and minimum co-payment amounts for childcare (refer to Annex A) and infant care (refer to Annex B). You can also click here for details on KiFAS and minimum co-payment amounts for kindergarten (refer to Annex A). Parents only need to pay the net fees after subsidy.

Kindergartens

Singaporean children enrolled in an Anchor Operator or MOE Kindergarten are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS) if the family’s gross monthly household income is $12,000 and below.

If you have three or more dependants, you can choose to have your income assessed on a Per Capita Income basis for the Additional Subsidy or KiFAS application.

Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme (KiFAS)
(For Singapore Citizen children enrolled in kindergartens run by Anchor Operators or MOE)

 Gross Monthly Household Income Gross Monthly Per Capita Income* Max KiFAS^
 $3,000 and below$750 and below $170 
 $3,001 - $4,500$751 - $1,125  $156
 $4,501 - $6,000$1,126 - $1,500  $111
 $6,001 - $7,500$1,501 - $1,875  $91
 $7,501 - $9,000 $1,876 - $2,250 $71
 $9,001 - $10,500$2,251 - $2,625  $51
 $10,501 - $12,000 $2,626 - $3,000 $21
 Above $12,000 Above $3,000 N/A

^Subject to a minimum co-payment by parents. Please click here for more details on subsidy and minimum co-payment amounts for childcare (refer to Annex A) and infant care (refer to Annex B). You can also click here for details on KiFAS and minimum co-payment amounts for kindergarten (refer to Annex A). Parents only need to pay the net fees after subsidy.
*Households with five or more family members (including three or more dependants) may wish to have their income assessed on a per capita basis, as they may qualify for higher Additional Subsidy or Kindergarten Fee Assistance Scheme.

  • FAQ
    • 1. How do I apply for preschool subsidies?

      All applications for the Basic and Additional Subsidy (for childcare and infant care) and KiFAS (for kindergarten) should be made through your preschool centre. The centre will provide you with the application form.

    • 2. How will I receive the subsidies?

      The subsidies will be disbursed directly to your preschool centre. You will just need to pay the net fees after subsidy.

    • 3. Is there additional help for larger families with many elderly or young dependents?

      Yes, larger families (five or more members) with three or more dependents can have their income assessed on a Per Capita Income basis for their Additional Subsidy or KiFAS application.

    • 4. Am I eligible for the Additional Subsidy if my child is enrolled in half-day and flexi-care programmes in childcare and infant care centres?

      Yes. Subsidies for half-day and flexi-care programmes in childcare and infant care centres are available. Details can be found on the Early Childhood Development Agency’s website at https://www.ecda.gov.sg/Pages/Subsidies-and-Financial-Assistance.aspx