The WSQ Higher Certificate Infant Care course is designed to prepare Early Years Educarers who are interested to work with infants and toddlers from 2 to 18 months old. The course will equip educarers with the knowledge and skills in caregiving, guidance, provision of appropriate learning experiences and stimulating environment in the care of infants and toddlers.

The course aims to enable students to:

  • Gain understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and sub-outcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Acquire knowledge on the developmental domains and their interrelation with learning and development of infants and toddlers (2 to 18 months old)
  • Demonstrate understanding of how infants grow and develop through the provision of quality learning experiences and setting up of appropriate learning environments
  • Develop understanding of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Gain understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers
Modules Duration
Module 1
• Assist in Integrating Respectfulness, Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum
• Display Sensitivity to Each Child’s Needs (Within a Group Setting) through Respectful, Responsive and Reciprocal Interactions and Relationships with Children
• Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm, Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 2
• Identify How Children (Birth to Age 3) Learn and Develop
Module 3
• Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning
Module 4
• Assist in Planning and Implementing of Developmentally Appropriate Teaching; Learning and Caregiving Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
Module 5
• Assist in Setting Up Quality Learning Environments
Module 6
• Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)
Module 7
• Facilitate the Continuity of Care and Education between the Home and Centre
Module 8
• Commit to Uphold the Professionalism of the ECCE Sector
Module 9
• Supervised Practicum

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This course consist of:

  • Classroom Hours: 180 Hours
  • Practicum Hours: 120 Hours

Total Hours: 300 Hours


  • 5 Months (Full-time)
  • 8 Months (Part-time)


A range of individual and group projects, quizzes, presentations, role-plays and practicum.

Note: Some projects will include practical tasks such as observation of children and implementing activities in Early Childhood classroom settings.

Award of Certificate

Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, and a minimum of 80% attendance, students will be awarded the WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and should have:

Local Singapore Qualifications

  • Completed at least Secondary Two education*; AND
  • Attained an average SOA 4 in the WPL series.

Non-Local Singapore Qualifications

  • Completed at least 8 years of formal education*; AND
  • Attained an average SOA 4 in the WPL series.

*Official documents from institution are required to show completion of 8 years of education.

WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care → WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years*

*Alternate Pathway to WSQ ACEY is available to those who meet the minimum entry requirements.

SkillsFuture Credit (For Self-fund applicants only)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to defray course nett fees. To find out your SkillsFuture Credit balance, please login to using your Singpass.

Place-and-Train (PnT) for Educarers (Optional)

The Place-and-Train (PnT) for Educarers is jointly offered by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). It is designed to equip mid-career individuals who aspire to become Educarers with the necessary qualifications and skills. The PnT operates in the mode under which the participating preschool operators will employ eligible trainees before the commencement of the WSQ certificate full-time course. Successful trainees under this PnT will receive monthly salary and course sponsorship from employer and undertake commitment to signing of bond.

Eligibility criteria for PnT applicants who:
• Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above
• Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
• Have fulfilled the minimum course entry requirements;
• New hires should be hired for not more than six months;
• New hires must not be in the same job role prior to joining the PnT;
• New hires must not be a shareholder of the PnT company, or its related companies;
• New hires must not be related to the owner(s) of the PnT company; and
• New hires must not be immediate ex-staff of PnT company or its related companies.

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