Schools offering private education are business entities that must be registered on Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) before proceeding to obtain other required licences and permits. They are classified into four general categories:
Child Care Centres
Child Care Centres are licensed by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), under the Child Care Centres Act (Cap. 37A) and Regulations. They, at any one time, care for and supervise more than 5 children, aged 7 and above.
Preschools/Kindergartens also fall under the supervision of ECDA. They consist of nursery, kindergarten 1, and kindergarten 2 , providing a structured 3-year pre-primary education for children aged 3 – 6.
Academic Schools are registered with both Ministry of Education (MOE) and Council for Private Education (CPE). They offer formal education and structured courses that lead to certificates, diplomas or degrees.
Non-academic Schools do not have to be registered with any regulatory authority, other than ACRA, to offer courses. They provide practical and hands-on training in different skills, such as cooking, dance, hairdressing and sports.
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