As a thought and practice leader in the early childhood care and education field, NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited (NFC) has been partnering working families to fulfil the promise of young children since 1977. We believe that every child, from every background, deserves equal opportunity to enjoy a quality early education for a good start in life.
The NFC portfolio of pre-school brands comprises: My First Skool, The Little Skool-House International, and The Caterpillar’s Cove. We also support the development of the early childhood sector through SEED Institute, while afterschool by NTUC First Campus provides school-based student care to support working families.
To be a thought and practice leader in the development and care of young children, partnering working families in every Singapore neighbourhood.
We partner families to fulfil the promise of each child, by enabling every child to have a good start in life. We give working families peace of mind, by making quality child development and care services accessible.
Our core values, INSPIRE, form the foundation of how we perform work and conduct ourselves at NTUC First Campus. These values remain constant and guide us through changing environments. It underlies our work by defining how we interact with one another, and what we do to realise our vision.
IIntegrityWe build trust and credibility through honest communication, delivering what we promised, and having the courage to stand up to say and do the right thing.
NNurturingWe believe in fostering the long-term learning and development of ourselves and others, and in building and being a part of a learning and sharing culture.
SServiceWe deliver quality service with sincerity by understanding the needs and finding the best solutions for children, families, community and stakeholders.
PPassionWe have a strong belief and sense of commitment to the profession and the organisation’s mission and vision, and are dedicated to make a difference to children, families, community and stakeholders.
IInnovationWe strive for continuous improvement to do things better with an open mindset, habit of learning, and pursuance of new ideas and practices.
RRelationshipWe build and maintain trusting and positive relationships with children, families, community and stakeholders by understanding their needs and aspirations.
EExcellenceWe set high standards and challenge ourselves to deliver quality results that exceed expectations in a sustainable manner.
About My First Skool
NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool (MFS) brings 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. Dedicated to bringing quality pre-school education within affordable means, we now have 145 pre-schools island-wide, catering to children from two months to 6 years old. These pre-schools include 3 Early Years Centres offering care and education for children aged between two months to 4 years, and this is a recent partnership model with MOE Kindergartens.
As one of the pioneer pre-school anchor operators appointed by the government, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner of families in Singapore since its inception in 1977 as NTUC Childcare. MFS is proud to bring quality education to more than 20,000 young families in every Singapore neighbourhood.
In recognition of our commitment to excellence, MFS centres have earned the Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework (SPARK) certification and are part of the Healthy Meals in Pre-schools Programme (HMPP). These are accorded by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) for quality education and the Health Promotion Board for comprehensive health promotion practices respectively. MFS has also collaborated with lead agencies and key partners (local and international) to bring quality and innovative programmes to enrich the learning of our young children, such as Inter-generational, Arts, Sports and STEM programmes.
For more information, please visit www.myfirstskool.com
The Little Skool-House International
The Little Skool-House International (LSH) believes that every child is a wonder, and is committed to making a difference in their early years with that extra devotion. Embracing and celebrating diversity, LSH’s 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 the children’s formative years, and to prepare them to be the best that they can be, so that they can make their mark in the world someday.
Since 1994, LSH has 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.
For more information, please visit www.littleskoolhouse.com
The Caterpillar’s Cove
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 group, as well as with external organisations in the early education sector.
As testament to our lighthouse role in the early childhood education sector, TCC’s consistently high quality and achievements have been recognised with top of class awards, including the prestigious outstanding centre award presented by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
For more information, please visit www.thecaterpillarscove.com.sg
afterschool by NTUC First Campus
afterschool by NTUC First Campus was started in 2016, with a vision to be a leader in school-based student care and K-Care, service provider and to meet the demand from working families for reliable, quality care services.
Based within the primary schools, afterschool provides a continuum of care for children in an inclusive and caring conducive learning environment, where children have opportunities to learn and develop life-skills through deliberate and planned experiential opportunities.
These opportunities are designed to complement and align with the objectives set out in MOE’s curriculum and each school’s vision, mission and values so that children can benefit from an integrated learning experience throughout the school year. In doing so, we fuel the children’s holistic development in varied areas, preparing them for the world.
In 2019, afterschool operated its first K-Care service providing care and support for children aged 5 and 6 years in MOE Kindergartens. In 2020, afterschool now serves and provides quality care to some 1,070 working families across our 10 centres situated in 9 Primary Schools.
For more information, please visit www.afterschool.com.sg
SEED Institute is built upon a vision to give children the best head-start in life. Set up in 1989 by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Dutch private philanthropic foundation, the Institute has groomed and accredited close to 15,000 early childhood professionals to provide the best care and education to young children in Singapore and the region.
With decades of accrued knowledge and expertise, SEED Institute now supports the development of both the local and international early childhood communities by offering practice-oriented training and consultancy services. It has also built the capabilities to deliver whole-of-organisation training for early childhood operators of all sizes.
Recognising that parents play a pivotal role in their children’s education, Parents College was set up to partner and support families with young children with online and offline resources and services in parenting and school-related matters.
SEED Institute is also developing children’s enrichment and outdoor learning and adventure programmes that supports the holistic development of children beyond their preschools.
For more information, please visit www.seedinstitute.edu.sg