Sudden Closure of Atas Mindchamps Schools Shocks Parents and Staff

They had assured staff that they should continue teaching and that they will be paid for their work.

However, staff got a rude shock when Mindchamps and Writing at One KM were shut on 11 Sept this year.

Parents too were wondering why the schools suddenly closed down without notice.

Signs of trouble arose when 39-year-old Jack Ye Junfeng and 38-year-old Daniel Ding Runqiang, 38, the two directors of MindChamps Reading & Writing at One KM, did not show up for work in August.

Mr Ye has since revealed that he is no longer a director of the two schools, saying he was voted out in August.

Meanwhile, Mr Ding remains uncontactable.

Mindchamps was started in 2008 and is considered an atas pre-school in Singapore.

It currently has more than 30 preschools and Reading and Writing Centres islandwide.

The company’s director of communications Greg Parker has said that MindChamps Reading & Writing at One KM was a franchise and, as one, “it is ultimately owned by the franchisee who is responsible for the running of the business and all associated costs”, however the schools had “failed to meet MindChamps HQ’s stringent quality control” and therefore its franchise licence has been revoked.”

Mr Parker said the Mindchamps headquarters has stepped in to “service all One KM centre students” and fully refunded those who chose not to continue, and it has paid staff salaries up to the end of August.



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