There is good news for working parents as the government has given the green light to the remaining number of more than 6,000 registered childcare centres nationwide to begin operations.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the centres could refer to the standard operating procedure (SOP) provided by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM). All childcare centres come under the purview of the ministry.
Previously, only 304 centres were allowed to operate.
Speaking at the daily press conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) here today, Ismail Sabri said pre-schools and kindergartens which came under the purview of various other ministries were expected to open in July, and the Education Ministry would be coordinating the preparation of the SOPs for the purpose.