Must-Haves For Early Childhood Teachers
Updated: Oct 4
In today’s world, teaching is one of the most important professions. Teachers play vital roles in the student’s life. They set the tone of their classrooms, impart good values in students, and nurture students to bring out the best in them.
To qualify as a preschool teacher in Singapore, you need to obtain at least a Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) or a Diploma in ECCE. However, being a good teacher is more than obtaining a degree.
Whether you are considering a career in teaching or evaluating a potential childcare centre for your child, it is important that you are aware of the qualities of a good teacher in early childhood development.
Read on to learn more about the qualities of an outstanding teacher.
A Passion For Early Childhood Care & Education
One of the most important qualities of an outstanding teacher is enthusiasm and passion for children. Teachers that are passionate about what they do, express enthusiasm for teaching. They give off a contagious type of positive energy that students pick up on, which has a direct influence on children’s motivation and achievement. An outstanding teacher must have a burning desire to make a difference in the lives of young children.
A Sense Of Patience
If you are very easily agitated and your patience is out the window, you may not have the best disposition to be a teacher. Working with kids means that your patience will be repeatedly put to test. The nature of their age makes them uncontrollably exuberant, with very short attention spans and little self control. Hence, teachers need the patience and understand how to handle the children with gentleness and calmness especially during challenging moments.
Creativity and Flexibility
When it comes to teaching young children, preschool teachers should be capable of drawing from their creative side to plan classes in an innovative manner. Early childhood educators should always keep their teaching style fun, lively and unpredictable to engage all students into the classroom activities.
Other than planning lessons that will engage young children, teachers should also adapt accordingly to changes so that he or she can handle all the glitches that can throw off the day.
Knowledgeable and Up-To-Date
As mentioned earlier, teachers must have comprehensive knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the topics they teach, as well as be updated on the latest practices in the field of study. This provides the teachers with the relevant skills needed as a foundation for a child’s academic success.
Nurture Infant House
At Nurture Infant House, we offer infant care programmes that cater to an age range from 2 to 18 months old. With over 20 collective years in the infant care industry, we are one of Singapore's leading provider for preschool services.
Our teachers at our Tampines infant care play a vital role in giving parents a tranquility of mind while you are at work knowing that your infant is immersing in our premium services that him or her feel home, away from home.
For the children to receive the best care and education, all educators in Nurture Infant House are carefully selected based on their professional qualifications and experience. They are also required to attend regular training to stay updated on the best practices in the Early Childhood setting. Click here to read our parents' testimonials.
For parents who are looking for a playgroup Tampines, Genesis Childcare 1989 has had over decades of experience in caring for your little ones. It is one of the leading Tampines childcare centres with a well-proven record of over 3,000 children graduating from our playgroup. Check out our Instagram story highlights to hear what our parents have to say about us!
Similarly, for parents who are looking for an infant care centre in Tampines or a Tampines preschool, Nurture Infant House is one of the leading Tampines infant care centres with more than a decade of experience in providing high-quality infant care programmes that readies your little ones for success.
Embark on this journey with Nurture Infant House today! Join us for a complimentary guided tour to discover the attentiveness that your child will experience with our caring teachers here at this Tampines childcare and infant care Tampines!
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Schedule a visit to our centres at these addresses:
Nurture Infant House (Tampines) (2 to 18 months Infants) Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)
Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433