Essential Domestic Services Cluster

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Support for Pre-school Operators: Skool4Kidz’s staff learn skills to help children with autism

Continuous learning is a core value of Skool4Kidz, a pre-school operator with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. And they take this very seriously. “Training is a way of life at Skool4Kidz,” said Teri Teo, Skool4Kidz's Director of Communications and Capability Development. She is responsible for training and development, in addition to other portfolios. How Skool4Kidz trains its staff According to Teri, Skool4Kidz follows Early Childhood and Development Agency (ECDA)’s skills framework closely for its teachers’ training. This includes having pre-school teachers and infant educarers attend at least 35 and 25 hours of annual training respectively. High-potential staff attend at least 45 hours of training a year. Every year, each Skool4Kidz campus principal discusses with teachers individually and conducts a needs analysis to identify skills gaps for improvement. The ...

Early Childhood Sector Looking for More Educators in Singapore

Early Childhood Sector Looking for More Educators in Singapore

Plans are underway to recruit 4,000 more professionals into the Early Childhood Care and Education industry by 2020.  NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) jointly launched the early childhood e-career fair. Over 1,000 jobs in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) industry will be on offer by more than 30 participating employers. The e-career fair, which runs from 4 July–15 September 2017, is part of the Early Childhood Manpower Plan announced in October 2016 that aims to recruit 4,000 more ECCE professionals by 2020. This is the first e-career fair specifically for ECCE done by e2i. While conventional career fairs have limitations such as jobseekers’ time availability, recruiting employers’ limited resources and the time limit of physical career fairs, e-career fairs provide jobseekers with easier access to ...

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