Ginger: I spoke to the principal 2 days ago and she said the centre 'should be' ready by end April and there will be an open house in either end March or early April. According to her, there'll be a private playground but it's under construction and will need at least another 3 months. So, the centre will open w/o the play ground first. The principal sounds young over the phone, a bit inexperienced coz when i ask abt the fee, she was totally blur and confused. She was more keen to find out how i got to knw of their centre. *duh*
Ginger: According to the principal, diff centre charged differently. My nephew is in other Cherie Hearts branch but the fee is less than $600. For this centre, the price for full day session is $680 aft $300 subsidy.
chen li is kindy, not cc leh so its only a couple of hours in the morning or afternoon. last time i did enquire, their morning slots are usually full, left the afternoon which i'm not keen as it clashes with my child's nap time. same for chiltern, they only hv half day sessions either morning or afternoon. thought u are looking for cc rite?
Yes, according to the principal, it's $680 for full day CC after $300 govt subsidy. I heard school fee for all CC will be increased, so that's abt the standard pricing. Everything is getting so expensive lor. Wrt to operating hours, i dun have any info coz am still undecided, so din go ahead to find out more. But i guess usually it's between 7am to 7pm?
Yen: I also received a call from CH's principal regarding their open hse. May pop by to take a look.
Mummies, just a word of caution. There's a chinese man in his 30s who always loiter at the Pine Close multistorey carpark asking for $. I saw him a few times approaching others but din knw what was he up to. My neighbour encountered the same thing yesterday night at abt 10pm+ when she parked her card at level 4B. He is small eyed, tall and skinny wearing Nike t-shirt and jeans asking my neighbour for $10 or $20 coz he "lost his way" (lost his way in the carpark?). As my neighbour was alone and the guy was eyeing at her bag during his approach, she quickly pass him $10 and ran off. She was terrified. I called our neighbourhood police post to make a report but police said he left by the time they reached. Just wanna caution residents here to be alert and watch out for this guy.
My hubby and I pop by ard 10+ but just stay for a few mins as my son needed his late morning nap.
The place was quite big. The infants and toddlers are separated by a big room.
Thanks for the alert.
i went & the place is quite big as what yen mentioned. its fully air con & their outdoor playground is not ready yet.
fees for full day after subsidy & 15% disc is $578, half day is $600 so actually full day is more worth it.
ya discount only for the 1st 6mths i think. afterthat will be $680 after subs.
i didnt get to speak to any of the teachers for this branch, but other branch instead. their presentation from the HQ seems quite impressive but since its franchise, i believe it all depends on the branch teachers & principal. i saw the principal though, but didnt get to speak to her. the branch director showed me around but was soon interrupted by other ppl. as there were alot of staff fr other branch so i'm not sure which are the main teachers for this branch, which i must say its abit disorganised in a way. but my main concern is the place fully aircon which i'm not very keen. i may drop by again with hubby when the school is officially open & hopefully able to speak to the principal & teachers.
Ya, i went to Cherie Hearts Mountbatten for their preview also. thinking to enrol my boy for N1. I managed to speak to their principal. not too bad lar. she quite experienced as she been in this industry for more than 15years. Shld be Ok ba.
I went for the preview. I didn't have a chance to speak to princpal non the branch director. There are quite a no. of teachers but I'm not sure who will be ones stationed there.
I am also not so keen as the whole place is air-con.
Mums, I went to the open hse ard 4.30, nt so crowded at tat time and I managed to talked to the principal, somemone tat look patience. Coincidentally I talked to asst branch director, they r still recruiting teachers, so mostly not fixed yet but frm wat I knw it's a Malay teacher teaching pg 1 or 2..can't remember.
I didn't manage to make it for the open hse last Saturday coz my boy was napping andi didn't want to disturb his sleep. Am surprise that the place is spacious according to mummies here. Little Skool Hse, on the other hand i heard is a bit small & crampy.
Yen: I didn't realise there's 6 ccc in our area and more coming up...perhaps it's more catered for parents working in town area coz i think there's not many toddlers (as compared to Sengkang/Punggol) in our zone since it's matured estate.
MRT Open Hse: Brought my boy to the circle line open hse last Sunday. Am so excited and proud that we're staying in this area. Yippeee!!!