WSQ Relief Staff Programme
Become a qualified relief staff in early childhood education
Passion for Children?
Prefer ad-hoc or part-time positions?
Not sure if the early childhood sector is for you?
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.
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
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. For enquiry, please write to Regulation and Standards, Early Childhood Development Agency at email@example.com
Please find the documents for admission as follow:
PSEA Form (For students who wish to pay for course fees via PSEA)
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-Employed Persons (SEPs) may apply for the NTUC Training Fund at www.e2i.com.sg/SEP2020 and submit it to SEED Institute once you have the Letter of Eligibility along with your application.
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 Funding||SSG 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|
|Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding||$2,118.60||$534.60||$336.60|
9:30 am – 6 pm: 7 Sep
9 am – 2 pm: 8 - 11 Sep; 14 - 18 Sep; 21 - 24 Sep
9 am – 4 pm: 25 Sep
9 am – 5 pm: 28 Sep
Supervised Field Practicum:
8:30 am – 2:30 pm: 30 Sep - 2 Oct; 5 - 7 Oct
Closing Deadline: 7 August
- Successfully completed Secondary 2 education AND
- 21 years old & above
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