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2015
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Nirmala Karuppiah. (2015). Childcare staff and parents’ beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programs in Singapore. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(3), 105-113.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this exploratory study was to understand childcare staff and parents’
beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers (aged birth to three years) in centre-based
programs in Singapore. Childcare staff (comprising supervisors and educarers) were
interviewed to gather their views about: (1) key dimensions of quality care for infants/
toddlers; (2) training programs for infant/toddler care; and (3) knowledge and skills
important for the provision of high-quality care and programs. Educarers were also
observed to investigate the nature of their interactions with the infants/toddlers and
invited to review and reflect on a video clip which depicted a caregiver interacting with a
group of infants/toddlers. Additionally, parents were also interviewed for their perceptions
on the research topic. The results from this study could be used to review the quality of
care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programs and training courses which prepare
childcare staff for work with infants/toddlers.
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1836-9391
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