Babycupid, thats true! that's part of the reason why My First School and Sparkletots is always super long waiting list in areas like SK and Punggol. Cos the fees in private childcares in these 2 areas can be very big difference despite environment may be similar (under hdb for eg). Haizz. Hope the gov can control and standardise the prices lo.
babycupid, ya.. that's the sad fact for most Singapore parents now. Parents gotta work so have to place kids at CC. Gov want us to produce more, yet facilities limited and increasing living cost.
I went to view outside smartie cottage before, don't reali like the environment. The teachers like not reali concentrating on the kids and I even saw one young teacher wearing spagetti top, can c her bra staps and the back of her bra. So i decided not to go in since i have a bad feeling by just lookin from outside. haha.
I'm currently stayin in anchorvale, will shift to fernvale when my house ready. My new house is blk 43_ sometin.. Hee. how about u?
I hope to plan no 2 when i shift new house too. But so many worries to tin and plan about. Your boy adapting well in Ichiban?
Hmm... i can't really remember. Think i called up in April/ June 2012 or even earlier. Was put on waiting list. I wanted to enrol my boy who will be 18mths in Oct 2012 there. I also kept emailing to ask them and finally got a reply last Nov/ Dec.
The school fees for my elder boy who's in pcf k1 is $125 per mth. Material fees $120 per 6 mths.
Hi baby cupid, wa.. reali a pioneer in Fernvale leh.. haha.. mine will ready ard june this year.. hee... Good to hear ur boy adapting well.. Dun worry abt your girl.. Usually the younger sibling adapt even faster cos they keep seeing how their older sibling go skool etc..
Baby dust to u! Haha..
Hi Qiqi, mind to say your boy's name? Hehe... my girl is under toddler C...
I'm quite surprise that Ichiban took over Young Talents that time cos Young Talents business should be good since full house kind and online feedback seem quite gd...
Parents of Young Talents got a shock one early morning in June i think. Hahaha.... To receive letter that the school will cease operations/ changed management. The Supervisor then told us that the staffs were only informed the day before during lunchtime. Everything was done very quietly.
I can't remember my boy is in B or C. But his classroom is the one beside the infant area, beside the wash up area.
Haha... sound abit too 'quiet' the way Young Talents handle the transfer issue... Kinda scary for the ppl involved especially teachers.. They should also give parents notice so they can look for other CCs if they cannot accept the increased fees..
Ahh, ic.. Then they're different class liao... hee... Wat time do you send him to skool n do u fetch him? Maybe we c each other before..
i think they give 2-3mths notice. The takeover was only effective from 1st August 2012. Then u start to see the teachers "disappear" one by one and new teachers started to come in. Now is a totally new batch of staffs at the centre.
I normally sent him there at abt 7.30am. Hubby will fetch him at abt 5plus.
And he's still crying when i left him in the morning. lols.
Ic... then still ok... Haha.. i thought they last min inform parents..
Oh, then dun tin we met each other cos we reach there ard 8am.. My ILs will fetch her between 4+ to 6pm depending on the time they finish work...
My girl has stopped crying since last tue... This few days did not attend skool due to fever and today just went... we were so surprise she did not cry! Haha.. In fact, she can't wait to go in play toys... -_-"
Tin i should c your boy before cos usually there's not alot of kids ard 8am too... haha.. Ur boy just started in Jan too?
Oh, my girl started on 3 Jan... I was there for ard 3 days... You only stayed one day? I dun rmb seeing much parents stayin during my presence too... By the way, glad to noe one mummy who's kid attending same school wif my kid! Hee...
Aiya, he used to be from Ichiban. And since i'm only able to take one day leave, better to let him adapt asap. I did not even stay with him when he went into Ichiban at 18 mths old. Just throw him and his brother and went off for work. Wahahaha.... i remember the first 2 weeks, he will cry whenever he bump into his older brother in the toilet, outside the classroom etc. LOL.
haha.. nice to koe Lena and Qiqi.. though our kids are not in the same sch.. hehe.. we can exchange sch practice, etc..
I was told Ichiban is not allowed to have parents for the first few days.. From Day 1 we have to leave the kids there.. I am ok with such arrangements.. heh..
Just worry on the food menu.. cos 18 mths is taking the same menu with the bigger kids.. I wonder how my girl eats.. as she do not have that many teeth yet.. any mummies can advise? I will also check with the principal nearer to date...
qiqi, hahaha.. it is IMPOSSIBLE!
Oh.. you planning for your boy to be back to IChiban?
Lena, hmm.. I think never enuff.. even its after a few days.. they will be scared too.. haha.. so maybe the earlier the better?
I think they will base on the income tax filing.. If not letter of employment?