Family Learning

Handling Your Kids: Singapore Edition

If you are wondering what to do with your kids while you are working or otherwise occupied, you will notice that you have a plethora of options to choose from, in this country. There is no shame in asking for help – there is dignity in knowing that you cannot provide your attention to your children at all hours of the day and doing something about it, without trying to have it all and failing. Read on for a few ideas on how to keep your kids protected, safe and entertained throughout the day.

Day care

Before you dismiss this option, take note that it is one of the most popular and practical options that you have available to you. Enrolling your child in day care guarantees that their time is spent productively and not idling away absentmindedly. There are professionals that run such institutions and you can find one that exists close to your residence.

You can enrol your child in a pre school nursery in Sengkang and Jurong East or in the other parts of Singapore with the greatest of ease. The people there are trained to watch your children while educating them slowly and surely – this will make sure that your children gain a preliminary education that will place them a step higher than those who don’t start their learning process early. Their timings are flexible too – you can discuss with the caretakers about what time you want them to take care of your kids and what time you will pick them up after work. If you are a career person who needs to focus on your work and not get distracted, this option is the most viable for you.

 

Babysitting

If you would rather have your children stay at home while you are at work, you can hire a babysitter for a prescribed number of hours to watch them until you get back. The upside of this is that you do not have to worry about dropping your kids off and picking them up every day. The downside of this is if the babysitter cancels on you, you will have to find someone else to take over. Of course, the safety concerns surrounding the idea of leaving your kids alone at home with (at least at the start) a stranger is imaginably huge. Therefore, this option is better exercised with someone with a good reputation that you can hold accountable.

Your children are your life and you need to provide them with the best care that Singapore has to offer – it is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is it something that requires no effort.

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