Establish Sustainable Centre Management

This module is part of the NUS-SEED Institute Advanced Certificate in Centre Leadership and Management and has to be taken as part of the Advanced Certificate with the other modules.

For information on the module registration, please email Steven Loo.  

Course Reference No: TGS-2020507622

Course Objectives

In anticipation of changes in the ECCE landscape, this course aims to equip the participants with skills and knowledge to build a culture of continuous learning and professional growth and development of staff. It also provides the skills and knowledge for centre leaders to set up data-driven strategic plans, initiatives, systems and processes; manage, review and evaluate systems and processes with a view towards enhancements; manage resource planning to meet new business requirements; build capacity of colleagues and centre through effective human resource management (HRM) and development; and guide team leaders in the development of business unit strategies, operational plans and corporate governance management to meet changes in the new learning environment.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Build a culture of continuous learning;
  • Enhance professional growth and development;
  • Drive their centre’s initiatives, systems and processes and look into the coherence of plans;
  • Lead team leaders to develop business strategies and governance management;
  • Manage and review systems and processes;
  • Manage resource planning that supports the sustainability of the centre; and
  • Build the capacity of colleagues through effective human resource management and development.


Day 1
  • Driving ECCE Initiatives, Systems and Processes
  • Management of ECCE Initiatives, Systems and Processes
  • Reviewing ECCE Initiatives, Systems and Processes
Day 2
  • Governance Management
  • Develop Business Strategies
Day 3
  • Manage Resource Planning – Finance
  • Manage Resource Planning – Physical Space and Tangible Resources
  • Manage Resource Planning – Staffing
Day 4
  • Effective Human Resource Management and Development
  • Job Analysis and Design for Effective Staff Deployment
  • Performance Management and Communication
  • Workplace Inquiry
Day 5
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer (Client) Behaviour
  • Introduction to Project Management: Plan and Organise Projects
  • Scoping Projects for Successful Outcomes


At least two years of working experience as a childcare teacher or manager. Proficient in Advanced Microsoft Excel; and WPLN level 5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Numeracy.

Who Should Attend

Lead Teachers, Senior Lead Teachers, Centre Leaders, Senior Centre Leaders, Curriculum Quality Managers, Childcare Centre Entrepreneurs

Mode of Training 



Ms. Yip Kwai Heng


Yip Kwai Heng, Lecturer, holds a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies from Roehampton University, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a Focus on Literacy from Wheelock College, a Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Singapore, and a Diploma in Early Childhood Studies from Singapore Institute of Management.

Kwai Heng has over 18 years of early childhood experience where she has held a professional portfolio spanning teaching and managing child care centres as well as mentoring pre- and in-service teachers. Prior to joining SEED Institute, Kwai Heng teaches the certificate and diploma programmes. She also conducts Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops for early childhood educators in the fields of teacher-child interaction, classroom management and observation and assessment.


Ms. Geraldine Susay


Geraldine Susay comes with more than 25 years of experience in the ECCE field. Over the years her passion for ECCE has led her to guiding and mentoring teachers and partnering with parents.

She joined My First Skool as a principal, leading in a centre. Subsequently, she was transferred to NTUC First Campus (NFC) Headquarters in the Learning and Development unit. Geraldine played a vital role in co-facilitation and in mentoring in the Grow with Us Programme (GWU). Besides GWU, she has inspired and on boarded many cohorts of new early childhood educators. Since then her portfolio has expanded to designing various in-house programmes for principals and teachers. She continues to facilitate in various in house programs.

As a strong believer of professional mastery, Geraldine completed her Master of Education (Early Childhood) with University of Monash in 2017. She also holds an Advance Certificate of Training and Assessment (ACTA), a professional workplace trainer certification from Workforce Development Agency. 




5 Days
9.00 am to 5.30 pm 


SEED Institute

International Participants


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(39 yrs old or younger) 


Singapore PRs


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(40 yrs or older)


Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Incl. GST

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Fees & Fundings

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs3
Full Programme Fee S$4,750.00 S$4,750.00 S$4,750.00 S$4,750.00 S$4,750.00
SSG Funding
(Refer to Funding Page for Claim Period)
- (S$3,325.00) (S$3,325.00) (S$3,325.00) (S$3,325.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$4,750.00 S$1,425.00 S$1,425.00 S$1,425.00 S$1,425.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$332.50 S$99.75 S$99.75 S$99.75 S$99.75
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$5,082.50 S$1,524.75 S$1,524.75 S$1,524.75 S$1,524.75
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$950.00) - (S$950.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$5,082.50 S$1,524.75 S$574.75 S$1,524.75

Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. Click Here for more information. 
  4. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. For more information, visit Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills
  5. Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6/hr under the WSS scheme, visit- WSG for more information..
  6. NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) – All self-employed (i.e. freelancers and sole-proprietors-with-no-employee) Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for the NTUC Training Fund (SEPs) from NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). Click here for more information.
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19 April 2021