WSQ Relief Staff Programme (Synchronous e-learning)


If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, then why not consider becoming a relief teacher with child care centres and pre-schools in Singapore. When permanent full-time teachers are away on leave or attending professional courses, these centres require relief teachers to assist with non-structured activities and routine care in the classroom. 


Become a qualified relief staff in early childhood education 

Join the WSQ Relief Staff Programme so you can learn how to look after the needs of children aged 18 months to 6 years in childcare centres or pre-schools. A training programme developed by the SEED Institute and supported by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and SkillsFuture (SSG) [formerly known as the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)], the programme will help you to understand how children learn and develop, how to relate with children, and how to meet their needs. 

Through 80 hours of in-class training and 30 hours of supervised field practicum, you will gain the necessary experience to be a qualified relief staff. Following the programme, you will be able to provide support to pre-schools in carrying out non-structured play and other activities such as storytelling, singing songs and rhymes, conducting simple art activities and assisting in outdoor activities. In addition, routine care activities such as diaper changing, showering, feeding and preparation for bedtime will be a major part of your role.  



Who should join? 

This course is suitable for  

  • Jobseekers who are interested in getting a taste of working in the early childhood education sector before deciding to become a full-fledged early childhood educator 
  • Individuals such as stay-at-home mothers or those looking for flexible working arrangements who are keen to work in the sector on an ad-hoc or part-time basis   



Course Content 

For further details on the modules, click the following document.   

Health clearance requirements 

You will need to undergo pre-employment medical tests prior to working in a childcare centre.

If we do not receive your medical report before class commencement, you will not be able to join the programme.

For enquiry, please write to Regulation and Standards, Early Childhood Development Agency at  



Please find the documents for admission as follow:  



Programme Fee

Registration Fee: $21.40 (inclusive of 7% GST) 

No funding: Full fees applicable for non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents

SSG funding: Applicable to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Applicable for Singaporeans, aged 40 years & above only

Self-sponsored applicants who are NTUC members enjoy UTAP funding of up to 50% claim on unfunded programme fee capped at $250 per year. Prevailing
terms & conditions apply. 

No FundingSSG 80%(Self-sponsored)Mid-Career 90%
Full course fee$1,980.00$1,980.00$1,980.00
7% GST on nett course fee$138.60$138.60$138.60
SSG grant$0.00$1,584.00$1,782.00
Additional funding$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding$2,118.60$534.60$336.60


keyboard_arrow_upRSP 46: 1 March - 6 April (Limited slots available!)

9:30 am – 6 pm: 1 day

9 am – 2 pm: 13 days

9 am – 4 pm: 1 day

9 am – 5 pm: 1 day

Supervised Field Practicum:

8:30 am – 2:30 pm: 6 days

Please refer to the course schedule above for the exact dates.

Other than the Supervised Field Practicum, the remaining modules will be taught online for this intake due to the COVID-19 situation.

keyboard_arrow_downRSP 47: 26 April - 28 May
keyboard_arrow_downRSP 48: 28 June - 30 July

Entry Requirements

  •  Successfully completed Secondary 2 education  
  • 21 years old & above   



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