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Awards & Recognition

Through our exemplary practices in the early childhood education sector, NTUC First Campus is humbled to have attained recognition for the work that we have done in the sector to champion excellence in curriculum, pedagogy and innovation. This includes growing and empowering a talented pool of dedicated and passionate educators to achieve our organisational goals.

Corporate Awards

As a testament of our commitment and passion to partner working families in Singapore, we are honoured to have clinched a host of prestigious awards like the following:

YearAward
2022The HR Asia Awards – Best Companies to Work for in Asia
2022WeCare: HR Asia Most Caring Companies Award
2022SkillsFuture Employer Award (Gold)
2021The HR Asia Awards – Best Companies to Work for in Asia
2021WeCare: HR Asia Most Caring Companies Award
2020The HR Asia Awards – Best Companies to Work for in Asia
2019The HR Asia Awards – Best Companies to Work for in Asia
2019The HR Excellence Awards – Excellence in Recruitment (Bronze)
2018Human Capital Partners Award with Fair Employment Practices
2017Adopter of Tripartite Standard on Grievance Handling
2016May Day Awards – Plaque of Commendation (Gold) Award
2016Best Private Education Institutions in Early Childhood – SEED Institute
2012Exemplary Early Childhood Employer Award
2011Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards – Organisation with Innovative HR Practices
2011The Singapore HR Awards – Leading HR Practices in Manpower Resourcing & Planning Award
2011The Singapore HR Awards – Leading HR Practices in Compensation & Rewards Management Award
2011Social Enterprise Association Corporate Awards

Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Fellows

The ECDA (Early Childhood Development Agency) Fellows programme is one of ECDA’s key initiatives to recognise pinnacle leaders in the early childhood profession and expand opportunities for these leaders to further develop their careers and to fulfil their aspirations.

NTUC First Campus is proud to grow and nurture these exemplary early childhood professionals with high levels of leadership and professional expertise to work in our campuses and in the corporate office.

Ms Melissa Goh-Karssen
Senior Education Development Specialist, The Little
Skool-House International
BATCH OF 2018

Everyone is an individual in their own right with talents, limitations, and challenges. Diversity is a strength that opens up great opportunities, but it needs to be understood and accepted. Relationships that are built on trust, guidance and empowerment are the key to authentic beginnings and successful endings.

I feel strongly about equity and quality interactions in ECCE. I believe in advocating for equity which focuses on providing relevant opportunities for all based on their needs. So, I invite colleagues to rethink the way we interact with our children. My aspiration is to influence educators to look beyond operational demands and truly connect with children to effect significant and lasting outcomes.

Ms Nagalinggam Thamarai
Senior Cluster Quality Manager, My First Skool
BATCH OF 2015, RE-APPOINTED IN 2018

Ever since I could remember, I have always wanted to play a part in children’s education. There is nothing more fascinating than a child. Watching them grow and learn is one of life’s most humbling experiences. I believe every child can embark on their own unique learning journey – one that affords them with the values, dispositions and knowledge. I advocate for children to grow as healthy and creative individuals, in a nurturing environment, where children from all backgrounds feel included and able to take part in enriching learning experiences, and where parents can feel confident about sending their children.

Ms Suhana Binte Salleh
Cluster Quality Manager, My First Skool
BATCH OF 2018

It is important that our children are valued and respected as individuals. I believe we must stimulate and challenge our children, who each come with their own needs, talents and interests.

As a team of educators, we can support children’s learning through continual observation, planning, documentation and reflection. As an EC leader, I believe in inspiring educators, and guiding them to design and implement holistic learning experiences supported by appropriate and engaging pedagogies. As a pedagogical and organisational leader, I am committed to extending my professional learning, as well as sharing and co-creating knowledge with children’s families, colleagues and community.

Ms Sylvia Yeo
Cluster Quality Manager, My First Skool
BATCH OF 2018

Every child is unique. Each child grows at his/her own pace and comes from a family with their own beliefs and values. I believe we have to understand each child as a whole and design learning experiences according to his/her needs and interests. I am committed to empowering and inspiring educators to work together towards a shared purpose of supporting children’s holistic development. With different curriculum models currently available, we must understand and leverage them to design quality learning experiences.

A high quality centre is characterised by a strong learning and sharing culture, where educators are provided with opportunities to experiment with new ideas and engage in reflective practices. I am committed to extending my professional learning and co-creating new knowledge with colleagues, the children, their families and the larger community.

Ms Ava Wang
Senior Quality Specialist, My First Skool
BATCH OF 2015, RE-APPOINTED IN 2020

The beauty of working with children is having that daily opportunity and ability to help mould every child’s character, his thoughts and his world view. To do that successfully, there is one key value which I hold dear – respect. Every child deserves to be respected, to be listened to, and most importantly, to be loved. I treasure the wonderment and ‘ah ha!’ moments. They keep me going.

I believe in grooming educators to be confident professionals who uphold those very same values – teachers who love the art of teaching and inspire others to be passionate about their craft. Together, we will live up to the higher calling of setting right the moral compasses and intellectual foundations of the children in our care.

Honorary Fellowship Award of Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education

YearRecipient
2020Emeritus Professor Marjory Anne Ebbeck
2020Dr Frederick Nicholas Ebbeck

Leading Foundation Teacher Award

For providing exceptional care to their children, a number of our teachers have received The National Institute of Education’s Leading Foundation Teacher Award.

YearCategoriesRecipientSchool
2015The Leading Foundation Teacher AwardIntan IsmailMy First Skool

Ministry of Education Award (Individuals)

The Ministry of Education has recognised many of our teachers for their outstanding work and dedication.

Year CategoriesRecipientSchool
2021Outstanding Pre-school Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Merit Award)Liao SulianMy First Skool
2021Outstanding Pre-school Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Merit Award)Lim Wen ZhiMy First Skool
2020Outstanding Pre-School Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Saniah Binte Sakian
My First Skool
2020Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Su ZheweiMy First Skool
2019utstanding Pre-School Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Ni Xue JingMy First Skool
2019Outstanding Pre-School Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Zhou Shao Juan
My First Skool
2019
utstanding Pre-School Mother Tongue Language Teacher Award (Merit Award)Zhao Yan Dong
M
My First Skool
2018Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Liu Ying
My First Skool
2018Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Li FengjuanMy First Skool
2018Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Liu YanMy First Skool
2017Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Luo Yan YanMy First Skool
2017Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Xie Xiao YanMy First Skool
2017Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Gu Yu FeiMy First Skool
2017Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Wu HongxiaMy First Skool
2015Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Wang YanliMy First Skool
2015Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Li LiThe Little Skool-House
2014Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Lau Yoke HaMy First Skool
2014
Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Zhu PingfangThe Little Skool-House
2014Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Ke Chun ChunMy First Skool
2013Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Lam Lee Lee
The Caterpillar’s Cove
2013Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Zhou JieThe Little Skool-House
2013Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Wang Yu
The Little Skool-House
2013Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Tan Seng Siang
My First Skool
2013Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Jia JingMy First Skool
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Qian Yi Jun
The Caterpillar’s Cove
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Su YuThe Little Skool-House
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award)Peng XiaMy First Skool
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Hou Zhao Xia
The Little Skool-House
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Bi Cai XiaMy First Skool
2012Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award)Li Feng YuMy First Skool
2011Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher AwardGu Yue FangMy First Skool
2011Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher AwardHuang Cui LiMy First Skool
2010Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher AwardXiao ZhenMy First Skool
2009Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher AwardXu YanMy First Skool

President’s Design Award

YearCategoriesRecipient
2015Design of the Year AwardThe Caterpillar’s Cove @ Jurong East

Singapore Pre-school Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition

The awards recognise pre-school teachers that use creative teaching aids to teach the Chinese Language. The competition participants were judged based on how they used the teaching aids to tell stories creatively and effectively to their pre-schoolers.

YearCategoriesRecipientSchool
2021Pre-school Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (First Prize)Xie YingyingMy First Skool
2021Pre-school Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Third Prize)Xia Yuejing
Li Fengjuan
Zhang Limin
My First Skool
2021Pre-school Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Merit)Shao Juyang
Zhai Xue
Zheng Xianxia
Wei Tingting
Liu Jing
Hu Bingyue
Li Yi-Zhen
Lu Lan-Yin
Yeo Choon Huay
Li Peixiang
My First Skool
2019Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Second Prize)Wang Zhao Ting
Lim Wen Zhi
My First Skool
2019Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Commendation Awards)Su Zhe Wei
Chuang Wan-Ting
Hsieh Ya-Kuei
Rao Huimin
My First Skool
2019Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Commendation Awards)Yang Dan Ni
Chang Yu-Jung
Chen Heng Hong
Shao Ming Feng
Cong Rijie

The Little Skool-House
2018Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Second Prize)倪学静My First Skool
2018Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Third Prize)于佳丽
马晗笑
柯望
My First Skool
2018Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Commendation Awards)陈韵晴
田文娟
My First Skool
2018Pre-School Chinese Language Storytelling Aids Competition Award (Commendation Awards)许育宁My First Skool

Singapore Rhymes Competition

The awards recognise the most interesting and creative Chinese rhymes in pre-schools. The winners were chosen based on the catchiness of the rhyme and how well they complemented the children’s live performances.

YearCategoriesRecipientSchool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Second Prize)Yu XiufengMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Outstanding Award)Hou Yadi
Lyu Qiuying
My First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Outstanding Award)Xia ZhuMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Outstanding Award)Yu KwongMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Special Award)
Xia ZhuMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Special Award)Hou YadiMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Special Award)Yu KwongMy First Skool
2020Singapore Rhymes Competition (Using Media)Yu Kwong

My First Skool

SkillsFuture Fellowship Award

The SkillsFuture Fellowships recognise and support Singaporeans who have displayed skills mastery in their respective fields as well as personal commitment to mentorship and the skills development of others.

YearRecipient
2019Ms Suhana Binte Salleh
Cluster Quality Manager, My First Skool
2018Ms Nagalinggam Thamarai
Senior Cluster Quality Manager, My First Skool

The ECDA Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Development

The ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development recognise the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders, teachers and educarers; centres that have excelled in teaching and learning; as well as the innovative practices of early childhood professionals.

Individual Awards

YearCategoriesRecipientSchool
2021Promising Early Childhood Leader Award
Sabirah Binte Mohamed IdrisMy First Skool
2021Outstanding Early Childhood Leader AwardPearlyn Tan Pei LingMy First Skool
2021Promising Early Childhood Educarer Award
Sharifah Mastura Syed Daud
My First Skool
2021Promising Early Childhood Educarer AwardTeo Ming AiMy First Skool
2021Early Childhood Innovation Award – DistinctionWendy OngMy First Skool
2021
Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer AwardNur Aquilah Binte Abdul MalekThe Little Skool-House
2021
Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer AwardJoanne Lee Lai Yeng
The Little Skool-House
2020
Promising Early Childhood Leader AwardNurfarhanMy First Skool
2020
Promising Early Childhood Teacher AwardStephanie NeoMy First Skool
2020Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award (Commendation)Siti DiyanaMy First Skool
2020Promising Early Childhood Educator AwardKitty Chng
The Little Skool-House
2020Promising Early Childhood Educator AwardAdriana Endarwy LatiffThe Little Skool-House
2020Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award
Eileen ChiaThe Little Skool-House
2019Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award
Poh Jia Yi Bee
My First Skool
2019
Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher AwardAmanda YapThe Little Skool-House
2019Promising Early Childhood Educarer Award
Heng Hui Noi JennyMy First Skool
2018Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher AwardTay Shu Ling Eunice
My First Skool
2018Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer AwardAishah Bte SirajuddinThe Caterpillar’s Cove @ Jurong East
2018Promising Early Childhood Leader AwardChew Poh Ching Phyllicia
My First Skool
2018Promising Early Childhood Teacher AwardYuannita TovannaMy First Skool
2018Promising Early Childhood Educarer Award
Lai Mei Sum
My First Skool
2018Promising Early Childhood Educarer AwardRaihana Bte SuhaimiMy First Skool
2018Promising Early Childhood Educarer AwardNur Erdina Bte Rahmat
The Little Skool-House
2017Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher AwardJane Mayriel Singh
The Little Skool-House
2017Promising Teacher AwardJazlyn ChooMy First Skool
2017Outstanding Leader AwardGillian NeoMy First Skool
2017Promising Leader AwardDawn Chua
My First Skool
2016Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award
Hou ZhaoxiaThe Little Skool-House
2016Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer Award
Wiwik Susanthi SalimThe Little Skool-House
2015Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award
Ong Kwee LanMy First Skool
2015Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer AwardAng Yiam HongMy First Skool
2013Outstanding Early Childhood Leader AwardSuhana Bte SalllehMy First Skool
2013Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher AwardNurhamizah Bte SalehudinMy First Skool
2013Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer AwardRajwant Kaur
My First Skool
2012Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award
Rohayu Bte Nabebe
My First Skool
2012Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award
Nur Fazelah AhmadThe Little Skool-House
2011Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award – Infant EducarerIslinda Bte IdrisMy First Skool
2010Outstanding Teacher AwardJustin HoMy First Skool

Pre-School Awards

YearCategoriesRecipient
2020Outstanding Centre for Teaching & Learning (Commendation)
My First Skool
2020Early Childhood Innovation Distinction AwardMy First Skool
2020Early Childhood Innovation Merit AwardMy First Skool
2019Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit)The Caterpillar’s Cove @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic
2018Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 18A Holland Drive
2018Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 212 Choa Chu Kang
2018Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 518 Jurong West
2017Outstanding Centre for Teaching & Learning AwardMy First Skool at Blk 245 Bishan
2017Innovation Award (Distinction)The Caterpillar’s Cove @ Jurong East
2017Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 140 Serangoon North
2017Innovation Award (Commendation)The Little Skool-House At-OCBC-Centre
2016Outstanding Centre for Teaching and Learning AwardThe Caterpillar’s Cove @ Jurong East
2015Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit) Project Title: The Greenhouse ProjectMy First Skool at Blk 18 Marine Terrace
2014Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 333 Kang Ching Road
2014Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 677 Hougang
2013Early Childhood Innovation Award (Distinction)My First Skool at Blk 648C Jurong West
2013Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit)My First Skool at Blk 140 Serangoon North
2013Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation)My First Skool at Blk 166 Punggol Central
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Gold)My First Skool at Blk 18 Marine Terrace
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Silver)My First Skool at Blk 419 Bedok North
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Silver)My First Skool at Blk 796A Yishun
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Bronze)My First Skool at Blk 183 Edgefield Plains
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit)My First Skool at Blk 667 Hougang
2012Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit)My First Skool at Blk 50 Havelock Road
2011Early Childhood Innovation AwardMy First Skool at Blk 66 Kallang Bahru