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This course is for ECDA-certified L2 teachers who have completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCE-T) or its equivalence, and wish to be certified to work with infants aged 2 months to 18 months.

Acquire practical knowledge

Be equipped to apply prior learning of contemporary theories, research and strategies for the optimal growth, development and learning of infants.

Deepen your understanding

Revisit the planning for infant experiences and explore how you can take a lead role in providing support for the work in the infant care environment.

Practice-oriented training

Learn how you can support the well-being and holistic development of infants aged 2 months to 18 months through experiential and work-based learning, coupled with on-site supervision.

Note: This course will be conducted via online learning, except for selected modules that will be more effective conducted face-to-face. This is subject to prevailing COVID-19 measures implemented by the government. Students will be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of modules that are conducted face-to-face.

What You Will Learn

Click here for a complete list of modules that will be covered in the course.

Entry Requirements

1. Successfully completed one of the following qualifications:
Diplomas offered by NIEC from January 2019

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCE-T); or
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education- Teaching (Conversion) [DECCE-T (Conversion)]; or
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE); or

Diplomas offered by Private Training Agencies (PTAs) from July 2020

  • WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (PDECCE-T); or
  • WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (Conversion) [PDECCE-T (Conversion)].

2. Be an ECDA-certified L2 preschool teacher; and

3. Have been employed in an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) preferably with infant care services.

Other Qualification

Existing Preschool Teachers:

If you are an ECDA-certified L1/L2 preschool teacher with other qualifications, you may apply for the Advanced Certificate in Early Years (with Exemptions) [ACEY (with Exemptions)], subject to entry requirements.



If you are looking for a career switch and have other non-early childhood qualifications, you may consider the Advanced Certificate in Early Years.

Upon Graduation

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be conferred the Certificate in Infant Care Practice (CICP) by NIEC. L2 teachers will be eligible for certification as EY2 educators by ECDA. They will be qualified to care for infants, playgroups & pre-nursery groups, and children from 2 months to 3 years of age.

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

2 months/120 hours

3 weekdays:

6.30pm - 9.30pm

NIEC (City)

Oct 2022

Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.
  • Priority will be given to company-sponsored applicants.

Before You Apply

1. Securing a practicum centre

The practicum module is an important and crucial component of your practice-oriented learning for course completion. Applicants must have successfully secured a practicum centre at an early childhood development centre at the point of application. 

  • Company-sponsored applicants: Your practicum centre can be the preschool you are currently working at.

  • Self-sponsored applicants: Click here for a list of early childhood development centres. Please contact the centres directly to apply.

Please note:

  • Practicum for this course will begin approximately 2 - 3 weeks from course commencement date.
  • In addition, this is a practice-based course, hence, applicants will need to have on-going access to a minimum of 2 children in an Infant Care Setting in an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC). Applicants must find their own infant care service centres for their centre attachment.


2. Prepare the following documents:

  • Image of your NRIC (front and back)

  • Highest formal academic qualifications (Certificates and transcripts)

  • Recent digital photo with a white background

  • If you are currently working in a preschool:
    • Employment Letter
  • If you are under company sponsorship by a preschool employer:

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Mr Lim Jenq Jye 
Email: LIM_Jenq_Jye@niec.edu.sg 
Phone: 6887 9502