Getting Started

Who are you?

Aspiring early childhood educator looking to switch career to teach kids


Discover how you can make a switch into a meaningful career as a preschool teacher.


See the early childhood courses you qualify for, based on your highest qualifications.


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Existing Early Childhood Educators & Preschool Operators

Find out which certifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses you can take to deepen your skills.


View Skills-based Modular Courses (SBMC) and Professional Development Programme (PDP) courses.

Graduating students choosing early childhood education as career

Post-Secondary Students

Make a difference in little lives with our early childhood training after your O/N(A)-levels or Higher Nitec.


View all courses available for you.

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Courses by Categories




Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


About NIEC

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.

Learn more about us

NIEC at a glance



Authentic and Relevant Learning

Our practice-oriented approach equips you with the skills to be an educator for our children.

Experienced Faculty

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.