Last week the country was shocked by the case of a 5-month-old baby who was found dead in fridge while in the care of his babysitter. The tragedy cast a spotlight on the difficulties that many working parents face in sourcing for reliable and affordable childcare services. In the aftermath of the incident, Deputy Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Hannah Yeoh announced that all government agencies will be equipped with day care centres for children by 2019. She also urged the private sector to follow suit. Today we explore the challenges to implementing this policy.
Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Tan Chung Han, Joyce Goh