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Parents earning less than RM500 a month will receive a RM250 subsidy per child

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13-9-2013

STRICT: Ensuring operators follow standard operating procedures

SEREMBAN: THE Women, Family and Community Development Ministry aims to increase the number of childcare centres registered with the Welfare Department (JKM) from the existing 644 to 900 by year-end.

Its minister Datuk Rohani Karim said this was part of the ministry's Key Performance Indicator for this year and would enable them to monitor the childcare centres' operations.

"The move to register childcare centres operated by non-governmental-organisations (NGOs), or privately-owned, is to ensure they follow the standard operating procedures," said Rohani in her working visit to the state, where she was briefed by the ministry's state department and agencies at the Negri Sembilan National Population and Family Board (LPPKN) centre here.

Rohani said parents who are afraid of leaving their children at home for fear of them being abused by maids, should consider sending their children to the registered childcare centres, which are supervised by JKM.

"It is cheaper and safer to send children to these registered centres as the operators not only have trained caretakers but also follow certain procedures such as on how to care for babies or children under 4 years old."

She said parents with a household income of less than RM3,000 a month can also receive a RM180 subsidy per child if they send their children to the JKM-registered centres. Parents earning less than RM500 a month will receive a RM250 subsidy per child.

Also present were Rohani's deputy Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun, state women and family development committee chairman Datuk Norhayati Omar and Negri Sembilan LPPKN director Ramli Shabudin.

Rohani also visited the homes of two senior citizens who are under the JKM's Homehelp programme at Kampong Batu 2, Jalan Jelebu.

Source: http://www.barisannasional.org.my/node/4890

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