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Cost of Infant Care in Singapore

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Have you ever thought of what the typical costs are like when enrolling your child in infant care?

The uncertainty of not knowing how much to prepare for your child’s preschool journey is probably not the best feeling.

Hopefully we can enlighten you about the typical costs involved so that you can be well-informed about it!

Nurture Infant House Tampines is a infant care centre for 2 to 17 months old infants and toddlers
Nurture Infant House Tampines is a infant care centre for 2 to 17 months old infants and toddlers

School fees

School fees tend to vary depending on the residency status, location of the school, teaching programme, and whether the school is privately owned or government operated.

The fees for privately-owned infant care centres generally range from $1290 to $2000+ per month, though there are some that can charge as high as $4000+.

There are also Anchor Operator (AOP) and Partner Operator (POP) schemes introduced by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

What are the differences across different centres? Some common differences include the teacher to student ratio, teaching methodology, school facilities, convenience of location and more.

If your child is a Singapore citizen and you are planning to enrol him/her in an ECDA-licensed centre, there are subsidies you may apply for to reduce the school fees too.

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 get a more in depth version of the available subsidies at our infant care centre.

What are some other fees that you can expect to pay while enrolling your child in infant care?


Infant care centres in Singapore will generally require parents to pay a deposit equivalent to one month’s school fee. This amount is payable upon enrolment and is refundable.

Registration fees

Registration fees are payable upon registration and non-refundable. It varies from school to school, from as low as $80 to more than $500 for premium schools.

Miscellaneous items

There are certain miscellaneous items that can be purchased for your infant. This includes mattress and mattress cover for their naps, uniform, t-shirts and shorts. However, do note that all items are optional.

Emergency care

Emergency care is for parents who need someone to look after their infant when something crops up, be it work or a family emergency. In such instances, some infant care centres do provide services to take care of infants, even if it is a one-day thing.

This is extremely useful and comforting as you know that you have a back-up plan if an unexpected emergency were to arise.


We hope that you have a better idea on other costs and fees required when enrolling into an infant care centre.

Early financial planning helps to alleviate the stress of financial burdens on young families while they are raising their children.

Nurture Infant House (Tampines) At Nurture Infant House, our passion is to love and care for each infant and to provide a safe and interactive environment for infants to learn and grow in body and in mind independently. If you are looking for infant care in Tampines or in East, do visit Nurture Infant House. We have over 30 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

If you are looking for a preschool for toddlers and older children in Tampines or in East, do visit Genesis Childcare 1989.

Feel free to book an appointment through WhatsApp. You can visit us at the following venues:

Nurture Infant House (Tampines) (2 to 18 months Infants) Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433

Tel: 96664141

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433

Tel: 96664141

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