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Embark on a career like no other with NTUC First Campus

At NTUC First Campus (NFC), we’re dedicated to helping aspiring Early Childhood Educators like you succeed. Through our sponsorship of recognised early childhood diploma and/or certification courses, you can work, study, and earn a full-time salary during your traineeship.

Joining the NFC Trainee Programme isn’t just about gaining qualifications – it’s also about gaining valuable cross-disciplinary experiences that go beyond classroom learning, setting you up for success in the dynamic world of early childhood education.

Discover how you can kick-start your career with us today.

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Grow with us

At NFC, you will play an active role in our social mission of giving children of working families equal access to quality education and care services. You will also enjoy the opportunity of tailoring your own professional and personal growth to greater, more fulfilling heights, as we work together towards our vision of being a thought and practice leader in early childhood development and care in Singapore.

Experiential Exposure

Widen your professional exposure through research, projects, and sponsored learning opportunities.

Diverse Career Paths

As a part of the NFC family, you can look forward to variety and versatility in your career path in an award-winning community. A flexible network allows you to determine your own career progression.

Mentoring Support

In addition to on-the-job learning, there will be regular engagement with our senior professionals so you can learn from them first-hand and be guided in achieving your goals.

Social Contribution

In line with our vision of making a positive difference in the communities we serve, you will have the opportunity to go beyond our school environment to level the playing field for less privileged families.

Holistic Well-being

We believe in supporting you to be your best self so that you can achieve your goals. To this end, we offer a range of welfare benefits, lifestyle perks and holistic well-being programmes that meet your physical, mental and emotional needs.

of NFC-Sponsored
Traineeship Programmes

of NFC-Sponsored Traineeship Programmes

Full Course
Fee Sponsorship*

Earn a
Competitive Salary of

$2,000 – $3,200

per month while
you are on course.

Comprehensive
Benefits

Enjoy comprehensive
healthcare benefits as well as leave entitlements for exams and family care.

Centrally-located
Campus

Attend classes during your
working hours at our
centrally-located campus.

Guaranteed Placement at over
170 Centres across Singapore

Upon completing the course, immediately progress to become a full-fledged teacher with guaranteed placement in our anchor operator brand, My First Skool or
Little Skool-House

* The programme comes with a bond, but it assures you of a
job placement upon graduation.

Am I the

Am I the

Do you enjoy working with young children aged 2 months to 6 years and nurturing curiosity in them?

Are you passionate about helping young children develop holistically?

Are you open to take on shift work on a full-time basis

Are you willing to travel up to an hour to your allocated place of work?

Are you willing to engage and build relationships with parents, guardians and other family members to encourage the holistic development of children?

Apart from teaching, are you ready to build bonds with children through routine care that includes mealtimes, showering and toileting?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all the questions, you will fit right in!

Trainee Teacher Roles Available:


Trainee Infant Care Teacher Programme English / Chinese Language

Take a peek into the life of a ICT in NFC

The Trainee Infant Care Teacher (TICT) scheme is a place-and-train programme designed to immerse you in the infant care environment. As a Trainee Infant Care Teacher, you will be focusing on looking after infants from 2 to 18 months by creating a safe and conducive learning environment for infants.

Upon graduation, you will be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years (ACEY) and begin your journey as an Infant Care Teacher.

Learn more
Apply now

Trainee Childcare Teacher Programme English / Chinese Language

As a Trainee Teacher (TT), you will assume the role of Trainee Teacher position and be focused on looking after children from 18 months to 6 years old. You will also be sponsored to pursue the Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (Conversion) while you are on the place-and-train scheme. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be re-designated as a Childcare Teacher.

Learn more
Apply now

Do I Qualify

for NFC
Sponsorship

With a Career Switch

When Zoe Chan traded in her position as a cabin crew member for one in early childhood education at NFC, she found more than just a job. She found a calling. After attaining a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, she went on to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership to prepare for her current role as a Principal.

The joy of teaching is immeasurable and witnessing the diversity of growth in young children is ever rewarding. The NFC-sponsored trainee programme has allowed me to confidently settle into this sector with relevant content knowledge. With the company’s support, I have gained the experience of developing programmes and encouraging lifelong learning in others as well as in myself.

Zoe Chan

PRINCIPAL
MY FIRST SKOOL

Discover Zoe’s journey from Trainee Teacher to Principal

How to

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Programme of Choice

Select your programme of choice

Meet the Entry Criteria

Check that you meet the entry criteria

Submit Your Application

Submit your application through NTUC First Campus Careers.

Apply for Trainee Infant Care Teacher Programme
Apply for Trainee Childcare Teacher Programme

Go Where You Can Keep

Growing

Go Where You Can Keep

Growing

Apply for Trainee Infant Care Teacher Programme
Apply for Trainee Childcare Teacher Programme

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Other Useful Resources

Download the Traineeship Programme Brochure

Let us show you around your future workplace

A glimpse of our Educator roles at
NTUC First Campus

Trainee Infant Care Teacher (TICT) Programme English / Chinese Language
Qualification to Be Obtained Higher Certificate in Infant Care (HCIC) Advanced Certificate in Early Years(ACEY)
Probation Period 3 months 3 months
Course Duration 5 months 8 months
Immediate Progression
1 Year Bond
Full-fledged Assistant / Infant Care Teacher (English / Chinese Language) at My first Skool or Little Skool-House Full-fledged Infant Care Teacher (English / Chinese Language) at My first Skool or Little Skool-House
Course Structure
*One Saturday every 4 weeks
On-the-job Training
Mon - Fri mornings + 1 Saturday* at the allocated centre
Classroom Training
Mon - Fri afternoons
On-the-job Training
2 weekdays + 1 Saturday* at the allocated centre
Classroom Training
3 weekdays
On-the-job Training
Mon - Fri mornings + 1 Saturday* at the allocated centre
Classroom Training
Mon - Fri afternoons
Trainee Childcare Teacher Programme English / Chinese Language
Qualification to Be Obtained Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching (Conversion) Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching
Language English Language Chinese Language Chinese Language Chinese Language
Probation Period 3 months
Course Duration 13 months 18 months 13 months 9 months
Immediate Progression & Bond Full-fledged English Language Teacher at My First Skool or Little Skool-House
1 year bond
Full-fledged Chinese Language Teacher at My First Skool or Little Skool-House
1.5 year bond
Full-fledged Chinese Language Teacher at My First Skool or Little Skool-House
1 year bond
Full-fledged Chinese Language Teacher at My First Skool or Little Skool-House
1.5 year bond
Course Structure
*One Saturday every 4 weeks
On-the-job Training
2 weekdays + 1 Saturday* at the allocated centre
Classroom Training
3 weekdays
On-the-job Training
Mon - Fri mornings + 1 Saturday* at the allocated centre
Classroom Training
Mon - Fri afternoons
Classroom Training
Mon - Fri Full Day

With a
Career Switch

When Zoe Chan traded in her position as a cabin crew member for one in early childhood education at NTUC First Campus (NFC), she found more than just a job. She found a calling. After attaining a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood, she went on to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership to prepare for her current role as a Principal.

What motivated you to make the switch?

I have fond memories of interacting with children during my tertiary internship at a sports company. It made me realise this is my passion. I made the switch believing that each child is different, and a joyful early learning experience is important to the holistic development and well-being of each child

What insights have you gained over the years?

The importance of the early childhood field and the vital role that educators play in influencing and leaving an indelible imprint on the minds of the children.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a preschool teacher?

Watching the growth of the children under your care is the most rewarding experience that only an educator will understand.

Zoe Chan

PRINCIPAL
MY FIRST SKOOL

Three Key Attributes for

Success

Be Positive

Be happy, be strong and believe there is good in every single day

Be Proactive

Always be ready to learn and take pride in personal and professional growth and development

Be Receptive

Be open-minded and willing to accept new ideas or suggestions shared by your leaders and colleagues

Be Positive

Be happy, be strong and believe there is good in every single day

Be Proactive

Always be ready to learn and take pride in personal and professional growth and development

Be Receptive

Be open-minded and willing to accept new ideas or suggestions shared by your leaders and colleagues

The joy of teaching is immeasurable and witnessing the diversity of growth in young children is ever rewarding. The NFC-sponsored trainee programme has allowed me to confidently settle into this sector with relevant content knowledge. With the company’s support, I have gained the experience of developing programmes and encouraging lifelong learning in others as well as in myself.

Zoe Chan

PRINCIPAL
MY FIRST SKOOL