It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds!

Maybe you’ve grown up in a household full of very young siblings and cousins, or you’ve worked part-time at an enrichment school for little ones, or you, very simply, just enjoy being around children. 

 

You love their bright-eyed wonder for the world they are only just getting to know, are interested in what makes them giggle as much as what makes them sad, and want to be part of the messes that they make! 

 

Explore a career in early childhood by taking up our courses after your O/N(A)-levels or Higher Nitec, and help our children build a solid foundation for their learning. 

More Reasons to Join the Sector…

Growing Demand for Preschool Teachers

There are 180,000 preschool places for children currently, and there will be 40,000 more by 2023.

Great Career Progression

With the right qualifications and competencies, you can go on to be in leadership positions.

Support from the Government

The government is spending

more than $2 billion to support

the sector!

What Makes a Good Early Childhood Educator?

Do you…

  • Work well in teams and are keen to learn?
  • Love working with children?
  • Care for others, have good values & social skills?
  • Want to make a difference by giving every child a good start?

If you are an O/N(A)-level or Higher Nitec student and want to be a part of their present that affects their future, then you should be an early childhood educator!

 

3 aspiring early childhood educators

Our Courses

We conduct our early childhood courses in collaboration with ITE College Central, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic at the NIEC (ITE), NIEC (NP) and NIEC (TP) campuses respectively. 

 

This means that you get to be a student of NIEC and one of your chosen institute of higher learning (IHL). You will receive the same quality training regardless of the campus you’re in and will graduate with a certification recognised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). 

 

Click through to learn more about our courses!

 

Diplomas

Campus

Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education (N96 & T68)
Diploma in Chinese Studies (Early Childhood Teaching) (N70)
Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education (N95)

Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education (V42)

NIEC (NP) / NIEC (TP)
NIEC (NP) / NIEC (TP)
NIEC (NP)

NIEC (ITE)

 

What’s Life as an NIEC Student Like?

Hear what our students have to say about their NIEC experience – lessons, assignments and all!
Find out more about the NIEC student experience.

If you are taking a course at either NIEC (ITE), NIEC (NP) or NIEC (TP),

you get to be a student of NIEC at one of your chosen poly or ITE.

Did You Know the ECDA Training Award Covers Your Course Fees?

The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Training Award lets you enjoy perks like course sponsorship, grants for study-related expenses and more. Click here for the full details.

 

What Our Graduates Have to Say...

When Do You Apply?

Graduating O-Level students

 

Course

Campus

How to apply

Higher Nitec in Early Childhood Education

NIEC (ITE)

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

Application for entry to AY 2020 is now closed

Application for entry to AY 2021: Jan 2021

 

ITE Early Admissions Exercise [ITE-EAE]

Application for entry to AY 2021 is now closed

Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education

NIEC (NP), NIEC (TP)

Poly Early Admissions Exercise (Poly EAE)

Application for entry to AY 2021 is now closed

 

Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

Application for entry to AY 2020 is now closed

Application for entry to AY 2021: Jan 2021

 

Poly Foundation Programme (PFP)

Application for entry to AY 2020 is now closed

Application for entry to AY 2021: Jan 2021

Note: PFP is for the Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education and the Diploma in Chinese Studies only.

 

Diploma in Chinese Studies (Early Childhood Teaching)

NIEC (NP)

Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education

NIEC (NP)

Graduating Higher Nitec Students

 

Course

Campus

How to apply

Diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education

NIEC (NP), NIEC (TP)

Early Admissions Exercise for ITE [EAE (I)]
Application for entry to AY 2021 is now closed

 

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE)
Application for entry to AY 2020 is now closed

 

Application for entry to AY 2021: Feb 2021

Diploma in Chinese Studies (Early Childhood Teaching)

NIEC (NP)

Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education

NIEC (NP)