What is MOE Kindergarten?

28 July 2023

MOE Kindergartens (MK) are operated by MOE to provide affordable K1 & K2 education, with fees starting at $160/mth for Singaporeans.

They also provide before/after school child care, called Kindergarten Care (KCare). This is available in all MKs, at an additional max fee of $415/mth.

Note that MK is for 5-6 years old. For infant/childcare before 4 years old, MOE has a partnership with 2 anchor operators – PCF Sparkletots (PAP) and My First Skool (NTUC) – to provide a seamless transition to K1.

What else is unique about MK?

Located within Primary Schools

MKs occupy the same building as that of the primary school. Take a look at MK@Kranji. There are multiple levels, including the ground floor playground shared with the primary school.

Note that MKs can only be introduced in MOE’s schools. You might think all primary schools are MOE, but it isn’t. There are 46 schools that are government aided schools (such as these and these), and they don’t below to the MOE.

Priority Admission for P1

The biggest benefit of being in a MK is the priority admission to the primary school that it is located in.

In 2017, it was announced that children attending in MK will be eligible to register for P1 in Phase 2A(2) (which is the Phase 2A now).

There were only 12 MKs back then, but as of 2023 there are 50 MKs!

The impact of MK is huge, as can be seen in Horizon in 2021 and Naval Base in 2023. With the introduction of MK, their Phase 2A is always oversubscribed, which in turn means less vacancy for 2C.

Which primary schools will be offered MK does not take into account of it’s popularity. For example, Princess Elizabeth is already a very popular school, yet they also offer MK. The effect will only be seen in 2024 P1 registration, and my bet is that they will be oversubscribed by 200%.

What are the MK Primary Schools?

  MK Primary School Area Note
1 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio  
2 Jing Shan Ang Mo Kio  
3 Mayflower Ang Mo Kio  
4 Townsville Ang Mo Kio Open in 2027
5 Fengshan Bedok  
6 Temasek Bedok  
7 Dazhong Bukit Batok  
8 Princess Elizabeth Bukit Batok  
9 Alexandra Bukit Merah  
10 West Spring Bukit Panjang  
11 West View Bukit Panjang  
12 Zhenghua Bukit Panjang  
13 Kranji Choa Chua Kang  
14 South View Choa Chua Kang Open in 2024
15 Pei Tong Clementi  
16 Farrer Park Farrer Park  
17 Hougang Hougang Open in 2025
18 Punggol Hougang Open in 2024
19 Frontier Jurong West  
20 Jurong West Jurong West  
21 Shuqun Jurong West  
22 Westwood Jurong West  
23 Bendemeer Kallang  
24 Tanjong Katong Marine Parade Open in 2024
25 Casuarina Pasir Ris Open in 2024
26 Elias Park Pasir Ris Open in 2025
27 Greendale Punggol  
28 Horizon Punggol  
29 Northshore Punggol  
30 Oasis Punggol  
31 Punggol Cove Punggol  
32 Punggol Green Punggol  
33 Punggol View Punggol  
34 Valour Punggol  
35 Waterway Punggol  
36 Northoaks Sembawang  
37 Sembawang Sembawang  
38 Wellington Sembawang  
39 Anchor Green Sengkang  
40 Fern Green Sengkang  
41 Fernvale Sengkang  
42 North Vista Sengkang  
43 Rivervale Sengkang Open in 2027
44 Sengkang Green Sengkang  
45 Springdale Sengkang  
46 Yangzheng Serangoon Open in 2024
47 Angsana Tampines  
48 Gongshang Tampines  
49 Junyuan Tampines  
50 Meridian Tampines  
51 Tampines Primary Tampines  
52 Blangah Rise Telok Blangah  
53 Pioneer Tengah Open in 2026
54 Cedar Toa Payoh  
55 First Toa Payoh Toa Payoh  
56 Riverside Woodlands  
57 Huamin Yishun  
58 Naval Base Yishun  
59 North View Yishun  
60 Yishun Yishun  

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