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 Service Description

 
 
To assist parents who cannot take care of their young children because of work or other reasons, the Social Welfare Department subsidises non-governmental organisations to provide a variety of child care services, to meet the different needs of the parents and their young children.


 


 
 Type of Services

 
Child Care Centre (CCC) Service [including standalone CCCs and CCCs attached to Kindergartens (KGs)]

 
CCC Services aims to provide day care to the children aged from birth to under 3 in a safe, stimulating and learning environment, to enhance their growth and development.

 
Service Hours of CCCs is from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Saturday.

 
Service fees charged by standalone CCCs and CCCs attached to KGs have to be approved by Social Welfare Department and Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau respectively.

 
The list of aided and private / non-profit making standalone CCCs, the fee charged and ancillary services provided including subvented and non-subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service (as at 8 January 2020) can be downloaded here :
 
 
 Acrobat Document                  MS Excel Document

 
The list of kindergarten-cum-child care centres (KG-cum-CCCs) provided by the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres of the Education Bureau, the fee charged and ancillary services provided including subvented and non-subvented occasional child care service and extended hours service (as at January 2020) can be downloaded here :
 
 Acrobat Document               MS Excel Document

 
Harmonisation of Pre-primary services has been implemented since 1 September 2005. For details on the harmonisation of KGs and CCC, please visit the Education Bureau website : EDB Link
 
 
 Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Fee Remission Scheme (KCFRS)

 
Children from low income families receiving full-day child care service can apply for KCFRS to cover part or whole of service fee from the Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA).

 
The Applicants may obtain application forms, guidance notes and the related application documents from the CCCs in which their children are studying / receiving care services and submit to WFSFAA for processing.  For detailed information of KCFRS, please visit the website: http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/

 
 Occasional Child Care Service (OCCS)

 
Provide OCCS on full-day, half-day or two-hour sessional basis at some standalone CCCs and KG-cum-CCCs for parents or carers with sudden engagements or various commitments.

 
Service Hours of OCCS is from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Saturday.

 
Fee for OCCS (Basic fee level is a two-hour session):
 
  $64 for a full-day session, excluding meal charge
 
  $32 for a half-day session, excluding meal charge
 
  $16 for a two-hour session
 
 
 
 Extended Hours Service (EHS)

 
Provide longer hours of child care assistance at some standalone CCCs and KG-cum-CCCs to meet the social needs of families and working parents.

 
Service hours of EHS is generally from 6:00p.m. to 7:00pm or 8:00p.m. (Monday to Friday) and from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. / 3:00p.m. / 8:00p.m. on Saturday. (Individual centres may vary their service hours depending on the service demand.)

 
Fee for EHS: Hourly rate is charged at $13

 
 
 Enquiry and Application Procedure: Parents may make applications for child care 
 services at their preferred CCCs directly during office hours.


 
 The list of CCCs and KG-cum-CCCs providing subvented OCCS and EHS (as at
  October 2019) can be downloaded here :



 
 Acrobat Document  MS Excel Document

 
 Mutual Help Child Care Centre (MHCCC)

 
Aims at promoting mutual help on child care within the neighbourhood.

 
Sets up by non-profit-making organisations to provide care for not more than 14 babies and toddlers.

 
The list of MHCCCs (as at 1 December 2018) can be downloaded here : 

 
 Acrobat Document  MS Excel Document
 
 
Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project

 
Provides flexible form of child care service for children aged under 9, and promotes community participation and mutual help in the neighbourhood.

 
  Two service components:
 
  - Home-based child care service
 
  - Centre-based care group

 
Home-based child care service operates from 7:00am to 11:00pm; and centre-based care group operates till late evenings and covers some weekends.

 
Fees and charges are approved by Social Welfare Department.

 
Detailed information on the service and the list of 18 district-based projects (as at September 2019) can be downloaded here:


 
    Acrobat Document
 

 
 Leaflets on Day Child Care Services

 
 
Leaflets on Day Child Care Services in Chinese, English and Ethnic Minority languages can be downloaded here:

 
 
Chinese and English version  Acrobat Document
 MS Word Document (Text Version)
Nepali and English version  Acrobat Document
Hindi and English version  Acrobat Document
Indonesia and Englsih version  Acrobat Document
Urdu and Englsih version  Acrobat Document
Tagalog and Englsih version  Acrobat Document
Thai and Englsih  Acrobat Document
 

 
 Residential Child Care Centre (RCCC)

 
 
The information here has been moved to the following Page:


Homepage-> Public Services -> Family and Child Welfare Services -> List of Services -> Residential Child Care Services



You may also click here to visit the new page.
 

 
 Special Child Care Centre (SCCC)

 
 
The information here has been moved to the following Page:


Homepage-> Public Services -> Rehabilitation Services -> List of Services -> Day Training Services -> Special Child Care Centre


You may also click here to visit the new page.
 

 
 Registration, Inspection and Control under Child Care Services Ordinance and Child 
 Care Services Regulations


 
The information here has been moved to the following new Page:


Homepage -> Public Services -> Licensing and Regulation -> Registration of Child Care Centres.


You may also click here to visit the new page.
 
 
 The Final Report of the Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child 
 Care Services



In December 2016, the Social Welfare Department commissioned the Department of Social 
Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong (the Consultant Team) to conduct a “Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child Care Services” (the Study).  The Study looks into the overall provision of day child care services in Hong Kong and advises on the long-term development of child care services.


The Consultant Team has furnished the Final Report on the Study and has put forward a series of recommendations to improve the quality and quantity of child care services in Hong Kong.


 
The Executive Summary can be downloaded here.

 
The Final Report (updated version) can be downloaded here
(Note : Minor amendments were made on the content of pages 23, 33, 36, 38, 55, 58, 69, 76, 82, 98, 101, 146, 151 to 154, 162 to 164 and 183 of the Final Report.)
 

 
 Pilot Scheme on Social Work Service for Pre-primary Institutions

 
Introduction

For early identification of and providing assistance to pre-primary children and their families with welfare needs, the Government has launched a three-year “Pilot Scheme on Social Work Services for Pre-primary Institutions” (the Pilot Scheme) in phases in the 2018/19 school year for about 150 000 pre-primary children and their families in more than 700 eligible pre-primary institutionsNote in Hong Kong.

The Pilot Scheme has been/will be launched in three phases as follows –

 
 
Phase 1: February 2019 to January 2022 (3 years)
 
Phase 2: August 2019 to January 2022 (2.5 years)
 
Phase 3: August 2020 to January 2022 (1.5 years)
 
 
 
  Scope of Service
 
 
to provide professional counselling and referral service for children and families
 
to organise parenting education groups and talks
 
to organise relevant thematic activities to consolidate family relationship
 
to provide professional consultations for teaching staff and parents
 
to provide crisis management for cases in need
 
   
  Fee
 
    Free of charge
 
 
  List of Service Operators
 
   The list of Service Operators of the Pilot Scheme can be downloaded here –


 Phase 1


 
 
  MS Excel Document  Acrobat Document

 
 
 Phase 2

 
 
  MS Excel Document  Acrobat Document
 
 
  List of Participating Pre-primary Institutions
 
   The list of Pre-primary Institutions participating in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Pilot 
 Scheme can be downloaded here –


  MS Excel Document


  Acrobat Document (Sorted by Service Operator)


  Acrobat Document (Sorted by District)
   

 
 

Note: “Eligible Pre-primary Institutions” refers to Aided Standalone Child Care Centres (receiving recurrent subventions from the Social Welfare Department) and Subsidised Kindergarten and Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centres having joined the Kindergarten Education Scheme.