Who We Are

The Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia (ARCPM) or Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia (PPBM) as is better known is a non profit organization registered with the Registrar of Societies in September 1989. PPBM works closely with the Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development, Malaysia. It was entrusted with ensuring quality alternative childcare for children up to four years old. In collaboration with 14 State Associations throughout the country, PPBM work towards ensuring that the children receive quality care by professional childcare providers and/or their parents. PPBM has gone a long way to staying relevant with best practices in the field of early childhood care & education. As such, PPBM is actively involved in contributing to the government’s transformation programs, involving itself in the up-skilling and upgrading of workforce for post SPM, technical and vocational schools, tertiary and continuing life long education. Through PPBM’s involvement in the EPP1, that is scaling up early childcare & education centres and EPP2, that is improvement in ECCE training PPBM believes, its involvement is in line with its vision and mission.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to advocate and facilitate quality childcare services for families and children

with the missions of

To advocate to policy makers, the public and private sector, communities and parents the need to invest in high quality early childhood care and development programs that embraces best practices for the holistic development of children.

To facilitate the setting up of a network of licensed affordable and accessible childcare through the setting up of home-based, community-based and workplace childcare centres in partnership with government, private sector and communities for the benefit of low and middle income families.

To raise the professionalism of childcare personnel through smart partnerships with academia and other organization for continuing professional development.

To advocate for quality standards for childcare centres, childcare personnel and ECCE training organization.


To advance the education and training of childcare providers in the urban, rural and plantation sectors by organizing lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations in order to update, streamline and render more effective the organizational and administrative capabilities of such personnel.

To recognize and upgrade the professional status of childcare providers.

To collaborate with individuals or agencies on research pertaining to child development.

To establish resource centres and to undertake the publication and the dissemination of journals, newsletters and other materials bearing information, opinions, suggestions and research findings in the field of early childhood care and development.

To advise parents and the public who seek help and information on childcare services.

To maintain close liaison between the Association and the relevant Ministries and to make representations as to the registration, licensing and operations of child-minding childcare services.

To make representations to the government in order to provide evidence and recommendations to assist in forming public opinion on all matters concerning childcare and early childhood development.

To serve as coordinating body between the Association and enforcement agencies, private, voluntary and statutory bodies responsible for childcare and bodies responsible for the provision of these services.

To encourage and assist in the formation and operation of local and state childcare organizations in the urban, rural and plantation sectors.

To obtain, collect and receive monies and funds by way of contributions, donations, subcriptions, legacies, grants, covenants or any other lawful method and to accept and receive gifts of properties for or towards the above purposes, provided that the Association shall not undertake any permanent trading activities.

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Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia

Pn. Shamsinah Che Shariff Contact Person
[email protected] Email
+603 78801 367Phone Number
+603 78809 327Phone Number
+603 78802 941Fax Number
Established since 1989Year of Establishment
972/89 (WP) Registration Number
No. 53A-G, Block E, Zenith Corporate Park, Jalan SS 7/26, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, SelangorAddress
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