Educarer Educarer

Educarers work with young children aged between 2 months and 4 years old. They are primarily responsible for creating a safe environment for the young ones to discover their potential. Besides teaching and carrying out play activities with these children, they also manage routine care.

Assistant Educarer:
Assist educarers with children aged 18 months to 4 years old
Infant Educarer:
Work with children aged 2 to 18 months old
Infant and Toddler Educarer:
Work with children aged 2 months to 3 years old
Educarer:
Work with children aged 18 months to 4 years old
salary rangeStarting salary range:
$1,800 – $3,150

Educarer Teacher

Preschool teachers work with children aged 18 months to 6 years old. They enrich children’s learning by carrying out a curriculum that prioritises aesthetics and creative expression, discovery of the world, language and literacy, motor skills development, numeracy, social and emotional development.

Assistant Preschool Teacher:
Assist classes for 5 to 6 years old
Preschool Teacher:
Work with children aged 18 months to 6 years old
salary rangeStarting salary range:
S$2,200 – $3,550

You can work at Childcare Centre or a Kindergarten.

Childcare centre

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Typically 2 months to 6 years old
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7am – 7pm, with educators taking shifts
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Throughout the year with 6 centre closure days in a year
This is a general guide. Timetables differ from centre to centre.
Health check-up and breakfast
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7 – 9am:
Health checks and breakfast

Ensure all children who enter childcare are healthy, and proceed to feed them breakfast to get them energised for the day.

Outdoor play, Lessons
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9 – 11.30am:
Outdoor play / Lessons

Bring children outdoors to develop their gross-motor and social skills. Teach the children about numeracy, literacy, and creative expression.

Shower
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11.30am – 12pm:
Shower

Shower the children and diaper toddlers. Keep an eye out for their health and safety.

Lunch time
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12 – 1pm:
Lunch time

Provide children with a nutritious lunch and teach them the importance of a balanced diet.

Nap time
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1 – 3pm:
Nap time

Prepare children for naps so that they can recharge for the day ahead. This could mean playing soothing music to them or preparing milk for younger children.

Play time, Lessons
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3 – 7pm:
Play time / Lessons

Engage children in free play to enable creative expression and social development, or conduct story-telling sessions to enhance language appreciation.

Your work day ends at 7pm, when their parents arrive to pick the children up.

Kindergarten

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Typically 3 to 6 years old
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8am – 3pm, which includes 2 separate sessions
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10 weeks per term for 4 terms, with Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec holidays.
This is a general guide. Timetables differ from centre to centre.
Health checks and breakfast
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8 – 8.30am:
Health checks and breakfast (1st session)

Check that all children who enter are healthy. Nourish them with breakfast to get them energised for the day.

Learning corners
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8.30 – 9.30am:
Learning corners

Set up learning corners which allows children to select the activities they would like to engage in, observe how they learn and guide them along.

Outdoor play
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9.30 – 10am:
Outdoor play

Bring children outdoors to develop their gross-motor and social skills. Have fun with the children, but keep an eye out for their safety too.

Lessons
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10 – 11am:
Lessons

Teach children about numeracy, literacy, and creative expression.

Prepare for dismissal
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11 – 11.30am:
Prepare for dismissal

Prepare children from the 1st session for dismissal, and receive children from the 2nd session.

Lunch time
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11.30am – 2:30pm:
2nd session

The next session begins with lunch. Provide children with a nutritious lunch and conduct similar activities as session 1.

No matter where your career is, we all have to start somewhere.

As long as you have the right qualifications and demonstrate strong competencies, you will find that there are many options opened to you.

Aside from career progression within a preschool centre (as shown in the chart), you can also expect opportunities outside of this environment.

You could also be a:

  • cluster supervisor

  • quality assurance specialist

  • curriculum specialist at a preschool headquarter

  • lecturer at institutes of higher learning,

  • and many more!

HOW WILL YOU PROGRESS AS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR?

Career paths in early childhood
Career paths in early childhood




Courses to build your career in early childhood education

To view early childhood courses that match your qualification, select your highest academic qualification below: