Singapore, March 11: Singapore will build 200 childcare centres by 2018 to meet the growing demand for such services, a minister announced Saturday.
“Childcare, as you know, is a very important facet of work-life balance. Women cannot go back to work if there is no proper care-giving responsibilities for their children,” Minister of State for Community Development Halimah Yacob said.
“The whole idea is really to make sure that we have enough places for women to put their children in,” Xinhua quoted her as saying.
There are currently more than 900 childcare centres in Singapore.