Pre-school teachers get better pay, better training

Efforts to improve their pay, progression come as Govt looks to ramp up training

Ms Phyllicia Chew says of her role as a pre-school teacher: "We're preparing the kids for the future, in terms of their gross motor skills, socio-emotional development, aesthetics, literacy and numeracy skills."
Ms Phyllicia Chew, principal of a My First Skool centre in Ang Mo Kio, says of her role as a pre-school teacher: "We're preparing the kids for the future, in terms of their gross motor skills, socio-emotional development, aesthetics, literacy and numeracy skills."ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

The pay of pre-school teachers has improved over the years, even as the early childhood education sector ramps up training opportunities for them.

NTUC First Campus, the second largest pre-school operator here which hires more than 3,500 teachers, said the average pay for its teachers who are diploma graduates has grown by more than 60 per cent over the last decade.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2019, with the headline 'Pre-school teachers get better pay, better training'. Subscribe