Upcoming events for mid-careerists
Learn all you need to know about early childhood training on 12 Aug!
Find out what early childhood courses you qualify for and hear from our lecturers what training is like. Join our Virtual Course Preview on 12 Aug (Thurs), 12.30pm - 1.30pm.Register now
For existing educators* looking to enhance their Chinese language teaching skills, apply now for the Certificate in Preschool Mother Tongue Language Teaching – Chinese (CPMTL-C)!
If you’ve always wanted to nurture the little ones’ interest in the Chinese language, heritage, and culture, this course is for you! Apply now before 5 Aug.
*Subject to entry requirements. Find out more at our course page.
Calling all L2 teachers with NIEC’s DECCE-T* or its equivalence, and are keen on caring for infants
*Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching
Get the training you need to support the well-being and holistic development of infants aged 2 to 18 months through hands-on learning. Apply now for the Sep intake of our new 2-month course, Certificate in Infant Care Practice (CICP)!Apply by 27 Jul
Notice for current students
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Singapore, NIEC will continue to conduct most of our CET and CPD courses via e-learning until further notice. Please refer to the respective course pages for more details.Learn more
Be fully sponsored by your employer for your early childhood training!
Under the Place-and-Train programme, your employer will sponsor you for your training at NIEC and provide a monthly salary during your course. Click through to find out how you can get started.Learn more
Who are you?
Existing Early Childhood Educators & Preschool Operators
A national training institute set up by the Ministry of Education
to serve Singapore’s need for quality early childhood educators.
The National Institute of Early Childhood Development, or NIEC, provides quality training and professional development for early childhood educators at every stage of their career. We are here for the children.
NIEC at a glance
Authentic and Relevant Learning
Our practice-oriented approach equips you with the skills to be an educator for our children.
Our lecturers come with diverse expertise and rich ground experience.
Quality Training Across 4 Campuses
Regardless of which campus you’re taking our courses at, you will receive the same quality training.