Our Pre-schools, Student Care & Training Institute
With the changing needs and aspirations affecting Singaporeans today, NTUC First Campus (NFC) has gone beyond helping working parents with basic childcare. Through our different pre-schools, student care and training institute, NFC offers a diverse and comprehensive range of programmes and services to suit the various needs of Singapore families.
My First Skool
At My First Skool (MFS), we aim to bring learning to life in a nurturing environment that offers parents peace of mind. Every child can fully experience the joy of learning and our teachers’ love for teaching. We are committed to making quality care and education accessible to all young children, and offer a well-devised curriculum to help young children develop bilingual proficiency, as well as to realise their potential for better progress in life.
As one of the pioneer pre-school anchor operators appointed by the government, NTUC First Campus’ MFS has established itself as a trusted partner of families in Singapore since its inception in 1977 as NTUC Childcare.
In recognition of our commitment to excellence, many MFS centres have earned the Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework (SPARK) certification and the Health Promoting Pre-Schools (HPPS) Accreditation. These two endorsements are accorded by the Early Childhood Development Agency for quality education and the Health Promotion Board for comprehensive health promotion practices respectively.
MFS was voted Influential Brand’s Top Brand – Pre-School Education in 2017.
The Little Skool-House International
At The Little Skool-House International, we believe that every child is a wonder, and we are committed to making a difference in their early years with that extra devotion. We embrace and celebrate diversity, and our goal is to develop confident learners who are imaginative and always exploring, and are proud of their individuality.
In addition to a robust literacy-based curriculum, we continuously innovate by adopting an open mindset to new ideas and practices. Our teachers are passionate about making a difference in our children’s formative years, and to prepare them to be the best that they can be, so as to make their mark in the world someday.
Since 1994, we have created an environment that provides children with a sense of security and belonging, while allowing them to have a nurturing, fun and rewarding childhood. We have also built trusting and intimate relationships with our parents, stakeholders and the community through honest communication.
The Caterpillar’s Cove
Growing Children in a Learning Community
As a child development and study centre at the forefront of best practices and research, The Caterpillar’s Cove brings together a pool of qualified teachers and dedicated researchers to promote optimal early childhood learning and development.
We ensure that our teachers are familiar with international best practices in early childhood education. In addition, we are committed to regular knowledge sharing within the NTUC First Campus education group, as well as with external organisations in the early education sector.
As testament to our lighthouse role in the early childhood education sector, we were the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)’s Outstanding Centre for Teaching and Learning in 2016, and the proud winner of the prestigious President’s Design Award in the Design of the Year category in 2015.
afterschool by NTUC First Campus
School-based student care to support working families
afterschool by NTUC First Campus was started in 2016 to meet the demand from working families for reliable, quality student care. Based within primary schools, afterschool provides a continuum of care for children after their school hours.
afterschool provides students with engaging experiences that develop them holistically, balancing academic and co-academic efforts within a home-like environment. The programme and activities at afterschool are designed to complement and align with the objectives set out in MOE’s Primary School Curriculum and each school’s vision, mission and values so that students can benefit from an integrated learning experience throughout the school year.
Seeding Early Education
SEED Institute is built upon a vision to give children the best head-start by grooming early childhood professionals to provide the best care and education to young children. SEED Institute was set up in 1989 by the National Trades Union Congress, in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Dutch private philanthropic foundation that funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development.
Today, SEED Institute is recognised as the pioneer in early childhood education training in Singapore. It consists of five Centres of Excellence that specialise in areas including research and best practices, continuing professional development, higher education, professional qualifications, and regional partnerships.