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Two pre-school chains to raise educators' pay

Move seen as bid to retain staff, draw more educators as more schools open

Published on May 1, 2014 7:37 AM

Pre-school professionals at two of Singapore's largest operators will enjoy better pay and career progression.

NTUC First Campus and PAP Community Foundation (PCF), which together employ about a third of the 13,000 pre-school educators in Singapore, said yesterday they will raise salaries and roll out new career tracks for their staff.

The announcements come amid a government bid to attract and retain teachers in the face of a manpower crunch and a need to hire 2,000 more educators by 2017 to staff new centres.

NTUC First Campus, which runs My First Skool, the biggest childcare chain, will make a special salary adjustment for nearly 100 principals. With a regular annual increment, they will receive a pay increase averaging 9 per cent and as high as 16 per cent this year. So, a principal with three to four years of experience can earn about $4,400.

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