Many people have maids in Singapore, and if you decide to hire one you may not need a babysitter. There are many babysitting agencies available, however, or you could look through the Classifieds section of the newspaper. Word-of mouth may also prove helpful, and perhaps more secure if you're reluctant to leave a complete stranger alone in your home and with your child.
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Singapore Expats Classifieds
There is a wide choice of pre-schools and kindergartens available for children aged 18 months to 6 years (which is the age they start school in Singapore). Many of them are listed in our ‘Schools' section.
Below are a couple of useful sites to help you in your search. The first gives an overview of pre-schools in Singapore and will go on to link them by region, and the second is the website of the government-funded pre-school/kindergarten programme: