What are the eligibility criteria for Knowledge Access Programme?
Combined household income of up to $4,000 or per capita income (PCI) of up to $1,000 Singapore Citizen
Working Mother/Working Single Father
How will Knowledge Access determine the household income?
- The monthly household income is based on the gross combined income of both parents.
- Verification needs to be provided – latest payslips for salaried employee.
- Self-employed parents are to submit the latest Notice of Assessment (NOA) from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and any other supporting documents for our assessment.
How do I apply for Knowledge Access programme?
Please contact Knowledge Access via the given contact no and email address.
What is the minimum co-payment?
Knowledge Access will provide up to 42% of preschool tuition funding to subsidise some of the school fees.
After $300 ECDA basic subsidy for childcare and $600 ECDA basic subsidy for infant care, there will be an additional subsidy based on the household income.
Additional Subsidy Household estimation guideline:
Household Income / Per capita income
$2500 and below / less than $625
$2600 - $3000 / $626 - $750
$3100 - $3500 / $751 - $875
$3500 - $4000 / $876 - $1000
Additional Subsidy childcare / infantcare
$440 / $540
$400 / $500
$370 / $470
$310 / $410
|Household Income / Per capita income||Additional Subsidy childcare / infantcare|
|$2500 and below / less than $625||$440 / $540|
|$2600 - $3000 / $626 - $750||$400 / $500|
|$3100 - $3500 / $751 - $875||$370 / $470|
|$3500 - $4000 / $876 - $1000||$310 / $410|
- Low-income families with extenuating circumstances can apply for further child care financial assistance if they are unable to afford childcare fees after Knowledge Access Basic and Additional Subsidies.
- Low-income families can also apply for a one-time grant to cover the initial costs of enrolling a child in the centre.
- Children who are Singapore Citizens and placed in affordable child care centres can be considered for further financial assistance.
- Both parents should also be working at least 56 hours per month, or produce valid reasons for not working, such as extended medical leave, under incarceration, looking for work, or certified as a full-time caregiver for a dependent. Relevant supporting documents need to accompany the application.
Eligible families may apply for the assistance through the child care centre. For more information, please approach the person in-charge to enquire on the minimum co- payment.