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ASSETS has formally launched its “Best Employer Award” for childcare centres and kindergartens in Singapore this year.

The objective of the award is to recognise pre-school employers who have demonstrated an understanding that staff are the most valuable resource in any preschool centre. They show their commitment to their staff through excellent workplace practices, programme and operations management and service excellence.

This award is open to all licensed childcare and registered kindergarten operators in Singapore. There are 2 award categories namely Category A for preschools with 50 employees or more and Category B for preschools with less than 50 employees. Judging criteria include HR policies and practices, operational excellence and service excellence. There will be one winner and one runner-up for each category.

Dr T Chandroo, Chairman of ASSETS commented that the Award is timely in view of the shortage of manpower in the pre-school industry. He hoped that the award will result in improvement in HR practices in the industry and consequently more talent will be attracted to the industry. He urged pre-school operators to participate in the Award.

The Award also receives strong support from the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Ms Fiona Walkers, PR Head of ASSETS, worked very closely with ECDA on the details of the Award’s judging criteria. She believes that the judging criteria must closely reflect the situation in the Early Childhood sector.

Insurance partners of ASSETS, AIG Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and ANDA , have generously sponsored the cash prize of the Award. The winners will walk away with SGD $5,000 while the runner-ups will receive SGD $2,000.

The panel of judges consists of a representative from ASSETS and ECDA each and a HR professional from an independent organization. Award presentation will be held in conjunction with ECDA’s Early Childhood Conference 2014. Award participation closes on 31 July 2014. Interested participate can call ASSETS Secretariat (Tel: 62208200) or email for more information. The application form can also be downloaded from ASSETS website.

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