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mosquitovh

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Dear mummies,
please feel free to share your experience on balancing work and family so we can all learn from one another! Let me start the ball rolling by sharing my own experience.
My hubby and I feel that,when you want a kid to always think of family when he turns into teenager, you have to provide the comforts of a home when he is a child.

Like everyone else, I had to consider sending my child to childcare centre or kindergarten.
After some research, I have shortlisted these two options:

1. My FirstSkool - I have the privilege to bring my son to childcare centre at 7am, before heading to office. However, it pains me to see him away from home for 12 hours. Our home will only become a place for dinner and sleeping time for us.

2. PCF Sparkletots Kindergarten -Class is from 8am to 12pm. If I enrol my child here, he can enjoy home-cooked food prepared by my mother-in-law, play games with my father-in-law and have a nap on his comfy bed on a lazy afternoon.
But, the downside is, I won't be able to send him to school in the morning as hubby and I start work at 8.30am. With this choice, I would need to trouble my mother-in-law to bring him to school in the morning.

On a casual chit-chat with my boss, I learned that my company just started participating in a government campaign to provide flexi work arrangement. My company got up to $160,000 for the implementation. I was excited when I got news that I was selected to be a participant.

Now, I walk my child to his kindergarten every morning by tapping on flexi time (start work half an hour later). Not only can I enjoy more time with my boy, I also get to know how he interacts with his classmates and his classmates' behaviour.
When he was down with fever last year, my company allowed me to work from home.

If you would like your compny to implement work-life balance, I would recommend
361 Degree Consultancy Pte Ltd coz my company engages them!


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dloreangel

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wah this is v useful for me.

i am now in the midst of going through childcare center.... just visited Kinderland and MapleBears
Loving life here!

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mosquitovh

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Hi angel,
I am more fortunate than others
as my parents-in-law and parents are willing and able to look after my son.

The elderly are at home the whole day. He is there to amuse them and even to annoy them. This fills the emptiness in their heart coz we the grown up children are out whole day.

I grew up with grandparents and would like my child to have wonderful memories of them..




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dancingstar

Is MyFirstSkool good? I hate the spelling typo.


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mosquitovh

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As i didnt enrol my child there, i would not be able to comment on this.

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I might recommend Little Footprints school, if there is one near your place. My niece enrolled there and i find their teachers quite sincere and motivated when i pick her up. She learnt well and grew up well in the 5 years there from PG to K2.