Looking for a student care centre in Singapore to make sure your kids are well taken care of after school? Here’s our helpful guide, including info on subsidies, locations and student care fees
While preschool and kindergarten-aged children have childcare centres, primary school and lower secondary school-going children have student care centres. Student care centres provide safe, conducive environments for children who don’t have care arrangements at home during after-school hours or school holidays. At student care, children get to fill their afternoons with holistic activities and after-school programmes and more importantly, complete their homework so they won’t have to do it in the evenings at home! In addition, student care centres provide meals too.
On top of homework supervision and meals, different student care options provide after-school programmes like music, sports, outdoor play and field trips!
Types of Student Care Centres
All MOE primary schools have a school-based student care centre. These school-based student care centres make it easy for kids to go from their classrooms to student care without leaving the school! Only children from primary school can enrol in the school’s student care. If your child is already enrolled in a primary school, you can check with the school about the student care application procedure and criteria during orientation or at any time after your child’s confirmed enrolment. A few main operators of school-based student care include NASCANS, Pro-Teach, Big Heart, YMCA, Morning Star and Commit Learning.
Community-based Student Care Centre
If the school-based student care is fully subscribed, you can consider a community-based student care centre near your home or your child’s school. This could mean your child will have to head to the student care centre themselves, but it also gives them the chance to meet and make friends with children from other nearby schools, widening their social circle.
How much are student care fees in Singapore?
Student care fees start from $200 per month. You’re likely to pay less if you qualify for certain subsidies at MSF-registered student care centres under the Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) scheme. Check your eligibility here.
Looking for student care centres near you? Read on!
Brave Feats Student Care
Brave Feats Student Care is a changemaker in the after-school care space. Brave Feats sees themselves as a critical part of the “Village of Care” in raising joyful children into purpose-led adults. They provide a positive and inspiring space with a child-centric and purpose-built environment – the open concept, flexible furniture, mixed-age grouping and caring adults, all allow for children to feel at home, be themselves and explore confidently beyond school and classroom. Brave Feats is not only a space for children, but also builds a community with parents through close communication and parenting support. The after-school programme, designed by experienced educators, is underpinned by the principles of Positive Education and the Montessori pedagogy. Through the programme facilitated by nurturing and committed teachers, Brave Feats children develop both social-emotional competencies and executive functioning skills, which set them apart as confident and joyful children.
Monthly student care fees: Enquire to find out
Sassy Mama readers enjoy a complimentary one-month when you pay six months of fees in advance! There’s also a complimentary 3-day P1 transition programme worth $360 if you sign-up before 30 September 2023. Terms & Conditions apply.
Brave Feats Student Care Bedok, 21 Bedok North Street 1, #02-02 Common Ground, Singapore 469659
Brave Feats Student Care Siglap, 57 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455216
Agora Student Care
Agora Student Care offers children a unique after school experience where they are able to learn, grow and play. This new student care centre has created an innovative programme emphasising critical aspects of a child’s development, such as autonomy, learning to learn, personal growth, as well as their wellbeing. Centrally located at HarbourFront Centre, Agora Student Care spans 20,000 sqft of indoor and outdoor learning spaces that provides your child with an unrivalled experience. Each day, students practise Chinese, Maths, or English using adaptive worksheets to consolidate their class-based learning in core subjects. They’ll track your child’s academic progress and holistic development and provide you with regular reports so you can gain insight into their growth. You can also tailor your children’s day with a variety of optional tuition and enrichment offerings by some of the best education providers in Singapore.
Monthly student care fees: $589
Agora Student Care is now open for 2024 registrations! Quote SMM50 during registration to enjoy the early bird pricing.
Agora Student Care, HarbourFront Centre, #04-01 access via Lobby C, www.agora-colearning.space/student-care
Big Heart Student Care
Big Heart Student Care is a non-profit, Voluntary Welfare Organisation providing affordable, quality after-school care. Big Heart Student Care works closely with schools, parents and the community to monitor and guide students, while providing fun programmes and activities.
Monthly student care fees: $290 before subsidies
Big Heart Student Care, over 30 student care centres in primary schools islandwide
Commit Learning Schoolhouse
Commit Learning Schoolhouse is part of Commit Learning Group, which provides quality bilingual student care, tuition and preschool education for children 4 to 6 years old. Commit Learning Schoolhouse student care aligns their teaching to integrate the values promoted by MOE into their curriculum. This student care centre has locations all over the island, with branches located in or near primary schools.
Monthly student care fees: From $210 before subsidies
Commit Learning Schoolhouse, 23 student care centres in Singapore
EduFirst Learning Centre
EduFirst Learning Centre is a tuition centre and student care centre with a holistic program which incorporates both formal and informal learning. Besides looking after your child’s daily needs and school work, this student care centre’s Integrated Student Development Program (ISDP) is catered to your child’s increasing educational needs. Services provide include homework guidance, tuition classes, enrichment activities, field trips and hands-on experiments! Some of their student care centres even have shower facilities and a napping area.
Monthly student care fees: From $350 before subsidies
EduFirst Learning Centre, 15 student care centres in Singapore
Graceland Student Care Centre
Graceland Student Care Centre provides homework supervision, tuition, enrichment courses, hobby-based projects and educational field trips. All their programmes are conducted by well-trained teachers, using methods such as brainstorming and intuitive thinking to engage students in active learning.
Monthly student care fee: From $380 before subsidies
Graceland Student Care Centre, multiple locations including Bedok, Teck Whye, Jurong West, Singapore
Little Professors Learning Centre
Little Professors is a student care centre that has been providing after-school care since 2005. Offering a holistic student care experience, their team of dedicated and diligent staff conduct programmes to keep kids occupied with guidance for homework completion, warm healthy meals and more.
Monthly student care fees: From $230 before subsidies
Little Professors Learning Centre, multiple locations including Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio & Pasir Ris
MindSpace provides student care services and weekend enrichment classes for children, incorporating the renowned MindChamps enrichment curriculum that complements the MOE syllabus. Instead of repetition and memorisation, MindSpace student care centre reinforces subject-specific knowledge and develops students’ understanding of new concepts. Their state-of-the-art student care centres feature facilities such as quiet reading corners, smart boards, heated shower facilities and more!
Monthly MindSpace student care fees: From $1,360
MindSpace, multiple locations including City Square Mall, Raffles Town Club, The Woodleigh Mall, Singapore
Morning Star Community Services
Morning Star Community Services offers a values-centric programme at their student care centres, with interesting curriculum-based learning stations and theme-based activities. What’s unique about this student care centre is their CareNights programme, which offers evening childcare help. CareNights is available at four of their centres to eligible families.
Monthly student care fees: From $270 before subsidies
Morning Star Community Services, multiple locations in Singapore including Hougang, Sengkang, Bedok
NASCANS is a leading student care centre with a presence in over 20 locations in partner MOE schools and residential communities in Singapore. Their school-based SCCs are closely aligned to MOE’s 21st Century Competencies model and the partner school’s vision, mission and values. Their community-based student care includes value-added services such as small group tuition for English, Chinese, Maths and Science. All their mentors are experienced educators committed to every child’s physical and emotional wellbeing as well as homework completion.
Monthly student care fees: From $215 before subsidies
NASCANS, multiple student care centres in Singapore, including Tampines, Bukit Merah, Jurong East
PlayFACTO School offers premium student care and enrichment that goes beyond traditional learning to cultivate happy, confident children. With cosy centre environments, healthy and nutritious meals, low student-to-teacher ratios, academic-focused daily homework assistance and a Coding & Robotics curriculum, PlayFACTO’s student care locations islandwide offer a welcoming home away from home for kids. Read more about PlayFACTO here!
Monthly PlayFACTO student care fees: $600
PlayFACTO School, 50 locations in Singapore, Tel: (+65) 9773 4336
Raffles Student Care Centre
Raffles Student Care is a child-safe organisation caring for children of all backgrounds and subsidising/ sponsoring learning journeys for at-risk children. Kids are exposed to a variety of indoor and outdoor activities all week, and often learn about various cultural practices and celebrations in Singapore.
Monthly student care fees: From $215 before subsidies
Raffles Student Care Centre, 20 student care centres within/near primary schools in Singapore
Singapore Edusmart Learning Hub
Edusmart’s student care programme includes supervised study time to complement the school’s teaching and a holistic approach to play and learning. They are strong advocates for the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child”, and often partner with parents, schools, community and like-minded organisations towards this cause.
Monthly student care fees: From $215 before subsidies
Singapore Edusmart Learning Hub, 11 student care centres in Singapore
YMCA Student Care Centre
YMCA Student Care Centre has been providing after school care services since 1997. With the belief that every child is unique, the teachers and mentors at YMCA take keen interest in every student, offering after school care to kids in over 20 centres islandwide within/near primary schools.
Monthly student care fees: From $260 before subsidies
YMCA Student Care Centre, 23 student care centres in Singapore
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