Monday, 14 April 2014

Dilemma: Taska / Nursery for The Girls

We're back to square one. Scratching our head, thinking hard and have to make an important decision. My sister can no longer take care of my girls, she has accepted a job offer in KLIA2.

Definitely not going to hire another helper. I do not want face another headache, frustration and have stranger into our house. It would also cost us thousands of Ringgit again which we don't have. Now we're considering sending the girls to a childcare centre. Choosing a childcare centre is NOT easy. Reliable and registered are normally full.

I had done my research on the Internet, browsing the JKM website looking for registered taska / nursery. I called few places and they are no longer accepting new entry.

I had called this centre named Taska Umi Setia Kasih in Danau Kota. I prefer this taska since it is close to kiddo's transit house and school. It is also close to my in law's house. And it is just opposite the police station. Aha. There is a place for Arissa, but I have to wait for Rania. My first impression about this taska; I have this calm feelings when I entered the place. It is clean and the children's face were smiling.

Today itself, we went to Taska Bintang Gemilang in Taman Setapak. It is near the main road and close to SRA. Met the teacher and looked around. She informed us that she just took over the place for about 2 years. The staff hired were graduated burse in Nursing and they're wearing uniform too. Looks professional. There's a place for both girls. First impression? It is clean and spacious.

Both centre has activities for toddler 2 years above. I asked the teacher in Bintang Gemilang what is the staff to child ratio, 1:5 for babies. If I am not mistaken, the ratio in Taska Umi Setia Kasih is 1:4.


Taska Umi Setia Kasih 03-4021 8148:
Baby to 4 years old: RM350
Registration: RM50
Insurance: Covered for babies and toddler RM20
Activities: 2 years old above RM100
Time: 6.45am - 6.30pm
Extra charge: RM5 per hour after 6.30pm

For babies, there are 2 rooms. Room 1 is for babies aged 3-8 months and accomodate 8 babies. Room 2 is for babies 8 months above and have 11 babies.

Taska Bintang Gemilang 03-40318500:
Baby: RM450
Toddler: RM430
Registration: RM( I forgot)
Insurance: Covered for babies and toddler RM( I forgot)
Activities: 2 years old above, Books, activity sheets and uniform provided.
Time: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Extra charge: RM6 per hour after 6.30pm

It's a hard decision we have to take.

P/S: By looking at it, I guess I know where I would send my girls.
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