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Child education - Which Pass ???

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Child education - Which Pass ???

Postby ktn123 » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 3:48 pm

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone doing good.
Myself and my wife were working here under s pass. We would like to educate our daughter (3 year old) in Singapore. So that she can stay with us.

Our employers are not willing to give e pass or basic above $2800 ( Eligibility for dependent pass)

Is there any scheme or pass to educate pass holders kids.

I would highly appreciate your feedback
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Child education - Which Pass ???

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:07 pm

ktn123 wrote:Hi everyone,

Hope everyone doing good.
Myself and my wife were working here under s pass. We would like to educate our daughter (3 year old) in Singapore. So that she can stay with us.

Our employers are not willing to give e pass or basic above $2800 ( Eligibility for dependent pass)

Is there any scheme or pass to educate pass holders kids.

I would highly appreciate your feedback
Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Nav


Also, be sure you can afford the fees........

http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=321&secid=182

http://www.ica.gov.sg/data/resources/do ... otes1a.pdf

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Also, be sure you can afford the fees........


Hmm the fees seems to be alright for a one-time payment.

($30 application fee + $60 issuance fee + $30 multiple entries pass fee = $120)

Or are you referring to school fees?

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Re: Child education - Which Pass ???

Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:25 pm

ktn123 wrote:Myself and my wife were working here under s pass.

Did you mean to write 'were', or did you really mean 'are'? In other words, are you both still working on s passes? If not, what is your current status? I expect that will be relevant to any possible actions you can take.
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Postby the lynx » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:30 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
ktn123 wrote:Myself and my wife were working here under s pass.

Did you mean to write 'were', or did you really mean 'are'? In other words, are you both still working on s passes? If not, what is your current status? I expect that will be relevant to any possible actions you can take.


Uh oh...

Since both 'were' and 'are' popped up in the same post, it could mean two things:

1. OP made a typo error - phew!

2. OP and his wife really WERE on S Pass - and this calls for different recourse for child's education.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:37 pm

Indeed. Attention to detail and clarity are all important in these matters.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:52 pm

the lynx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Also, be sure you can afford the fees........


Hmm the fees seems to be alright for a one-time payment.

($30 application fee + $60 issuance fee + $30 multiple entries pass fee = $120)

Or are you referring to school fees?


School Fees. They won't been subsidized like locals and they're on S passes I assume.

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Postby ktn123 » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 4:58 pm

@sundaymorningstaple: Thanks for your info. If possible could you please gimme some idea how much would be cost for kindergarten with childcare (bcoz my kid is 3yr old)

@Mi Amigo: I'm sorry bro its a typo error. Currently working in S Pass.

@the lynx: Thank u as well.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 5:29 pm

Maybe somebody else can answer this, my kids are now 22 & 28 so it was a long, long time ago.

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Postby iloverice » Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:02 pm

From my past experience, unless one of you able to meet the criteria of dependant pass, it's impossible to register her on the local childcare or kindergarten. Tthis is the risk for all spass holder with salary at the minimum level, you and your wife can work here but you unable to bring your whole family including your children.

Childcare rate start from $500/mth up to $1500/mth, for citizen there is a subsidy for the working mother rate at $300/mth. I never encounter a foreigner's child without valid dependant pass can be enrolled to the childcare. For the kindergarten, the rate varied from $120 to $750 for few hours in school... majority kindergartens are own by the gahmen through the PCF .... someone please correct me if I'm wrong as I do not have experience with kindergarten registration, so far I encounter the childcare registration process only.

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