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.
Please download the following document for details on our programme outline:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us if you answer 'Yes!' to these questions
Looking for ad-hoc/part-time positions?
Passion for Children?
Want to try working in the Early Childhood sector?
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
Entry Requirements: * Successfully completed Secondary 2 education AND * 21 years old & above
RSP 49: 2 Aug - 7 Sept (Face-to-Face Session)
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 – 1:30 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 at our venue at Mountbatten Square.
Registration Fee: $21.40 (inclusive of 7% GST)
No funding: $2118.60 Full fees applicable for non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents
SSG funding: $534.60 Applicable to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents only
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: $336.60 Applicable for Singaporeans, aged 40 years & above only
This course is eligible under the SkillsFuture Credit Scheme.
Self-sponsored applicants who are NTUC members enjoy UTAP funding of up to 50% claim on unfunded programme fee capped at $250 per year, or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above. Prevailing terms & conditions apply.