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Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2014

Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2014

The report includes key indicators such as population, standards of living, social assistance and support, marriage, and others. Read more>>

UNCRC Competitions 2014

UNCRC Competitions 2014

Calling all entries for 2 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Competitions! These exciting competitions celebrate Singapore's 20th year of signing on to the UNCRC. Find out more>>

MSF Undergraduate Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2014

Congrats to our Scholars!

On 21 August 2014, six youths were awarded the MSF Undergraduate Scholarship. Our heartiest congratulations to all six and we wish them the very best for their studies! 

Find out more about MSF Scholarships >>

International Year of the Family

Singapore Celebrates Families

2014 is the International Year of the Family. We invite all to join us in the spirit of love and respect, commitment and big-heartedness. Find out more >>

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19 Sep 2014

New Initiatives to Develop and Recognise Early Childhood Professionals at Each Stage of Their Careers

Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing, announced three new initiatives to develop and recognise early childhood (EC) professionals at ECDA’s Early Childhood Conference today. More opportunities will be available at different stages of their careers to raise professionalism and make the EC sector a more attractive career option.



19 Sep 2014

Speech at Early Childhood Conference 2014

Speech at Early Childhood Conference 2014


12 Sep 2014

More banking choices, greater convenience

From the second quarter of next year, parents will enjoy more banking choices and greater convenience under the Baby Bonus Scheme.

10 Sep 2014

72,000 benefit from ComCare Assistance and moves made to improve delivery in 2013

More than $102 mil in ComCare assistance was provided to 72,000 needy Singaporeans and their families in Financial Year 2013 (FY13), according to the latest ComCare Annual Report by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Major efforts were also made to improve the delivery of assistance.

08 Sep 2014

Extension of land lease of St John's Home in Sennett Estate

Minister answers question by Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, MP for Potong Pasir GRC on extension of land lease of St John's Home in Sennett Estate

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Assistance Schemes


Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy


The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

ComCare Child Care Fees Assistance


If you need to place your child in a child care centre but have difficulties paying the fees, you may apply for help under ComCare.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme


Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme


Under this scheme, parents can take up to 6 days of paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

ComCare Assistance for those Permanently Unable to Work


Are you unable to work due to old age, illness or disability? And you can't get help from family members? Get cash grants, medical assistance and education assistance under ComCare.

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