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Register for MOE Kindergarten

2. Priority admission and balloting

Priority order for admission

Places for children registering via Open Admissions (OA) will be allocated based on this admission priority order:

Priority Order (PO) Who is eligible
1 MOE will reserve one-third of places for Singapore Citizen (SC) children from households with Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $4,500 per month or Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $1,125 per month, who live within 1km of the kindergarten.
2 SC and Permanent Resident (PR) children who have siblings studying in K1 - P6 in the MK/primary school in the year of registration.
3 All SC children*
4 All PR children*

If you register your child under PO 1 admission, you will be required to submit supporting documents upon acceptance of offer to confirm your child’s PO 1 eligibility. Find out more.

* Children whose parent is a staff member of the MK or primary school will be considered first.

Children from Early Years Centres (EYCs)

If your child is an SC or PR attending Nursery 2 (N2) from a partner EYC, they will be offered a place at the partner MK, if you register your child via the EYC registration form. Learn about MK registration for EYC children.

Priority admission eligibility checker

How balloting works

An MK will generally take up to about 140 children.

Balloting is conducted when the number of registrants exceeds vacancies at the MK. It takes into consideration citizenship (where applicable) and the distance between your home and the MK in the following order:

  1. Children living within 500m of the MK.
  2. Children living between 500m and 1km of the MK.
  3. Children living 1km or more from the MK.
The distance checker contains information from the Singapore Land Authority’s (SLA) School Query service. Information is accurate as of November 2022 for the registration of children admitting to K1 in 2024. Contact SLA for any enquiries regarding the School Query Service.