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Kindergarten / schooling costs?

Postby Kungying » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 6:22 am

hi there, we will be moving to Singapore in the next few months from the UK, my daughter is 4 years old and at nursery, from what I have seen and read, my daughter will now be able to attend some sort of kindergarten, until she is 6 at which time she will be able to go to primary school, I have heard that schooling can be expensive, does anyone have any idea of costings for kindergarten and schooling, I dont know if it makes a difference but my daughter has dual nationality British/Thai, i did read some about Asean countries having some sort of reduction in fees but i'm unsure if this would apply to my daughter, I would prefer my daughter to attend some sort of state school if this possible, any help/info or pointers would be gratefully appreciated

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Postby elbi » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 10:21 am

most of the International Schools have their fees published on their websites.

for local preschools, you can check the following link, which lists the centres according to location, and include information on fees:

https://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/h ... ccSrch.jsp

basically, such centres costs from about $300 to $1K+. nationality does not play a role on the fees (only singaporeans/PR get subsidies on preschools/childcare).

for local primary schools, the fee schedule is published on the MOE webpage:

http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissi ... chool-fees

nationality, i believe, is based on that of the father's (or perhaps whichever you indicate on the application of the dependent pass), but you may want to confirm that with the MOE/school.

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Postby samsarah » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 2:11 am

There are many choices of pre0-schools in singapore so it's better if you zoom in after you know whre you;ll be settling down and look for one that you like

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Postby Kungying » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 3:18 am

thankyou very much for the information and links, i think its going to be better to wait and see what best suits are circumstances when we settle, I beleive we will be staying near Bukit Timah near

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Postby marketgod » Fri, 23 Apr 2010 7:20 am

wondering if someone can tell me if my 3 year old can go to one of these International Schools if the wife and I are not planning on working, or to obtain residency?

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Postby BigSis » Fri, 23 Apr 2010 3:18 pm

wondering if someone can tell me if my 3 year old can go to one of these International Schools if the wife and I are not planning on working, or to obtain residency?


anyone who lives here can go to them if they can pay the fees but I'm not sure how you will manage to stay here if you're not going to obtain some sort of residency - are you hoping to apply for PR (permanent residence)? If so, I'd do that first before applying to any school.


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