What are the benefits of placing your child in infant care?
Updated: Sep 21
An increasing number of Singaporean parents are becoming more willing to place their child at infant care centres.
Today reports that there has been a growth of 60% in infant care enrolment in the last 5 years.
There are many reasons contributing to this increase in demand, one of which being infant care centres becoming progressively professional, qualified and trustworthy. That being said, parents are also gradually discovering the benefits of placing their child at infant care centres.
Every parent would want the best for their child. Likewise, you would also be keen to enrol your child in childcare centres that can benefit him/her.
Here are some reasons why you should place your child in infant care centres:
Motor and linguistic skills
Quality infant care centres would have a curriculum that would provide babies with plenty of opportunities to develop their gross motor skills. This can be done by engaging them in age-appropriate activities.
At Nurture Infant House, our well-padded equipment allows infants to master their gross motor skills like tumble and roll. The safe equipment prevents them from getting hurt, letting them develop their muscles as they slowly learn to crawl, walk and climb.
Nurture Infant House educarers are also trained to engage babies in linguistic activities through the use of songs, stories and flashcards. Exposing them to these activities allows them to grow familiar with words as they gradually develop the ability to speak. This is especially crucial since babies are primed for speech and language acquisition.
Best option for working parents
It is common for working parents in Singapore to have grandparents assume the caregiver role. Otherwise, hiring a helper to look after the baby as well as the house is pretty prevalent too.
However, it is still worth noting that infant care promotes more learning opportunities and stimulation. If you have busy and hectic schedules, it may be difficult to fork out time to engage your child in different learning activities. This is unlike an infant care centre where all the resources are readily available, giving kids plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Additionally, the caregivers in infant care centres are likely to be trained in first aid, and parents can worry less as they know that their child will be in good hands if anything were to happen.
Babies immersed in a social environment
It is good for babies to make friends at a young age. With a warm, peaceful and communicative environment at Nurture Infant House, your baby would be far from lonely. The learning activities and playtime that the children get to have with their peers and educarers will eventually help them grow to become more sociable and less shy over time!
Subsidies available for infant care fees
It is undeniable that the cost of infant care fees can be a deal breaker for some families, as having to fork out such a large sum of money every month can be burdensome.
However, do note that there are significant subsidies available for Singapore citizens, making infant care a more reasonable option for you.
Subsidy at Nurture Infant House Tampines:
We offer subsidies as well, though the amount would differ for working and non-working mothers.
For our full-day programme, a $600 basic subsidy is granted to working mothers, while non-working mothers are granted $150. As for the half-day programme, working mothers are entitled to $300 while non-working mothers are able to receive $150.
Click here to read a more in depth article about the subsidies available!
To sum up, numerous benefits could be reaped from placing your child at infant care centres. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up with us at Nurture Infant House now!