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 RSP52 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 On 06 August 2021, The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has announced that the “vaccinate or regular test” regime will be implemented from 1 October 2021 for Individuals working in the healthcare sector, eldercare sector and settings with children 12 years and below. This will help protect vulnerable segments of the population such as the elderly, children and the sick. Unvaccinated persons from the above sectors will have to be tested with an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kit twice a week. As you would be interacting with preschool children for a total of 30 hours in your Field Practicum as part of the course, we need to be informed of your vaccination status. Please email your proof of vaccination to us at upon your registration. Should you need to do the ART during your field practicum in the preschools, purchase of ART kit will be at own cost.

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


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 online via zoom.

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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