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More local pre-schools offering Tamil and Malay

Parents keen to help kids learn mother tongue

Operators respond to growing interest from parents, may boost these areas if demand rises

Parents keen to help kids learn mother tongue
In a bid to strengthen bilingualism and in response to growing interest from parents, some pre-school operators are opening Tamil and Malay classes. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

EtonHouse started to offer Malay in 2016 and Tamil last year at one of its centres in Mountbatten - with 13 children there, mostly locals, taking up the languages.

NTUC First Campus also started offering Malay at 22 My First Skool centres in 2015 and Tamil language at two centres in 2016.