Parliamentary Replies

November 04, 2020

Children who enter Primary 1 without completing at least three years of pre-school

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Dr Wan Rizal, Jalan Besar GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education what is the current percentage of children who enter Primary 1 without completing at least three years of pre-school (including nursery, kindergarten 1 and kindergarten 2).

Response

1. For the cohort of Singaporean children who entered Primary 1 in 2019, about 9 in 10 were enrolled in preschools from age 4 onwards and would have had at least three years in preschool. At least 99% would have had some preschool experience before starting Primary 1.