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$avvy Blog Corner: The Price of Childhood #Education #children #retirement

My daughter will be starting pre-nursery next year, so recently I started researching on the preschools available in Singapore. That was when I realised there is such a wide spectrum of preschools out there, ranging from MOE registered ones like PCF and religious bodies’ kindergartens to the private centres and international schools like Mindchamps and EtonHouse Preschool. The price to pay.. The range of school fees for Singapore’s childhood education is amazing.. They can start from as little as $70+ per month (and I heard it will get even lower for some with the new kindergarten subsidies). On the other end of the spectrum, you have school fees that can go as high as $1600 per month. That’s a difference of over 20 times! Despite the high rates, it seems like many parents are willing to pay the premium for the high end, branded preschools, for various reasons. Even if thi...

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