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About Us

Introduction

SEED Institute aims to strengthen and raise the quality of early education and related sectors such as community and social services in Singapore and internationally by supporting and empowering professionals who work in these settings. Through our practice-oriented training courses and learning support, we equip early childhood and related professionals with the knowledge, skills and competencies to nurture young children in their academic, emotional and social development. Recognising that parents play a pivotal role in their children’s education, we also offer courses to support parents in enriching their children’s learning.


The Beginning

Established by the NTUC in 1989, SEED Institute is one of the pioneers of early childhood development training in Singapore. Formerly known as the Regional Training and Resource Centre in Early Childhood Care and Education for Asia (RTRC Asia), it was set up in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a private Dutch philanthropic foundation that funds and shares knowledge about best practices in early childhood development.


For 30 years, SEED Institute has played a pivotal role in providing a pathway towards fulfilling careers in early childhood education. Built upon a vision of providing children with a strong foundation across the infant-toddler and preschool ages, we educate, train and mentor educators, carers and leaders in the early childhood ecosystem so that they can give young children the best start in life.


From 2019, early childhood training has been consolidated under the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC), the new national training institute established by the Ministry of Education to deliver training to Singapore’s early childhood educators. In line with the new national framework to uplift the early childhood sector, SEED Institute’s early childhood courses (except for some selected courses) now come under the umbrella of the NIEC.


Many of the footprints made by SEED Institute in the Early Childhood sector in Singapore, stemmed from personal dreams and aspirations of the pioneers working with the organisation. To read about these milestones and the vision, hard work and perseverance put in by our leaders, staff and all the students, you can download the full here:



Shaping the growth of future generations

From 1 January 2019, SEED Institute has sharpened our focus to offer practice-oriented training, consultancy services, as well as online and offline resources targeted at professionals in the early childhood and related sectors, as well as parents with young children.


As the early childhood landscape evolves, we continue to tap on our deep industry expertise to engage with key stakeholders in the early childhood care and education (ECCE) community in Singapore and internationally. From our new premises at Mountbatten Square, we are spearheading new initiatives to inspire a new generation of teachers, educators, carers and parents so that they can help young children to thrive, learn and grow.

What we do

Professional Services

Professional Services

We offer quality training and continuous learning opportunities to early childhood educators and professionals in the arts, aviation, community and social services sectors, so that they can keep abreast of best practices in early childhood and remain relevant in their careers.


Through our workshops and courses, we aim to create a dedicated community of early childhood educators in the ECCE and related sectors in Singapore and internationally.


Parents College

Parents College

Play and learn together with your child. You play a critical role in shaping your children’s future and enriching their learning journey. Founded on the belief that parents should have the resources they need to support their children, Parents College is a platform that helps to enhance your parenting skills.


Through our workshops and online resources, parents can play an active role to raise and nurture children into inquisitive and lifelong learners.



Organisational Structure

Organization Structure
Organization Structure

Managers of Private Education Institution (PEI)
Mr Chan Tee Seng

Chief Executive Officer
NTUC First Campus Co-operative Ltd

Ms Hor Fong Lin

Chief Financial Officer
NTUC First Campus Co-operative Ltd

Academic & Examination Board

Academic Board
Chan Tee Seng

Chairman

Dr Connie Lum

Member

Thian Ai Ling

Member

Dr Geraldine Zuzarte

Member

Daniel Chua

Member

Soann Chng

Member

Jenny Wong

Member


Examination Board
Lynn Heng

Chairman

Daniel Chua

Member

Soann Chng

Member

Jenny Wong

Member

Alfred Benedict Chan

Member

Faculty

Learning from the Very Best

High quality training must begin with high quality trainers, and SEED Institute offers the advantage of the largest multi-disciplinary team of full time trainers, each backed by years of early childhood experience garnered through working with children, parents and the community.


Our teaching faculty's professional experience spans teaching and supervision in early childhood programmes, including specialised areas such as special needs education, parent education and social work. Placing top priority on the welfare of our students, they teach with a holistic, student-centered approach that emphasises caring for the well-being of every student.

Full Time Faculty Members
ALFRED CHAN
ALFRED CHAN

Senior Manager, Programme Development and Learning Design

LYNN HENG
LYNN HENG

Senior Manager, Early Childhood Programme Development

GERALDINE SUSAY
GERALDINE SUSAY

Senior Specialist, Development

CECILIA WONG
CECILIA WONG

Senior Specialist, Development

List of SEED Trainers

Training Venue

All the classrooms in our training venues are fully equipped with projector, whiteboard and flipchart.

Mountbatten Square

Mountbatten Square

229 Mountbatten Road, #02-34,
Singapore 398007
Nearest MRT Station: Mountbatten (CC7)