Programme Overview

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.

Programme Outline:

Please download the following document for details on our programme outline:

WSQ Relief Staff Programme - Module Details

----- ### Download RSP49 Course Schedule

Download Letter of Undertaking - COMPULSORY for submission

Download PSEA Form - For students who wish to pay for course fees via PSEA

Download Medical Form - COMPULSORY to be submitted 1 week after receiving payment invoice

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

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

Programme Schedule

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.

Programme Fee

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.


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