MELAKA, Aug 22 – Guidelines and effective mechanisms for the opening of a childcare center or Child Care Centre (Nursery) by the private sector, is still identified including negotiations with other ministries. Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said process including for resolving constraints in relation to the provision of nurseries in residential areas such as the high cost of rental of premises, location of settlements and safety aspects.
“We have formed a special committee to review and consider the factors and constraints of the various aspects to ensure more nurseries can be created at reasonable prices. We must find an approach to how we can solve this problem and not only the ministry, but also involves the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education for the convenience of all,” she said.
She was speaking to reporters after launching the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) settlement Entrepreneurship 2nd, accompanied by 46 participants from Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Morocco, Singapore and Malaysia. She also asked all local authorities (LAs) do not impose high charges for those who want to go to nurseries and prioritize security requirements to ensure that children in their care safe.
“I also suggest setting up signboards developer-related notice the existence of nurseries in the area, it means they put a beginning to build a nursery in their building plans. In this way, the buyer know the place as a nursery and with the employers no longer need to get approval from the local authorities. Meanwhile, the government also urged parents to identify the ability of caregivers either trained or able to care for children in the care center,” she added.