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Teaching in MOE Kindergarten for untrained applicants

1. Overview

If you do not have the required Early Childhood qualifications to teach in a kindergarten setting, you can still become an MOE Kindergarten (MK) teacher through the MOE Kindergarten Teacher Training Programme (MK TTP).

Programme length: 9-month sponsored training

Bond length: 2 years

Find out more about MOE Kindergarten by visiting the MOE Kindergarten website.


  • Commitment towards the development and well-being of children.
  • Dedication towards sparking curiosity and the joy of learning.
  • An energetic personality.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to engage children.
  • Enthusiasm and creativity to nurture the next generation.
  • Strong in multi-tasking and organisational skills.
  • While the MK Teacher role is a rewarding one, it also comes with expectations and demands at work. Applicants should have the fitness and stamina to deliver lessons, and resilience required to engage children safely and carry out their duties effectively. As part of application processing, candidates may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination.
  • If you are an O-Level holder, you may apply for the Tamil Language Teacher Training Sponsorship, to teach Tamil Language at MKs.

Salary and benefits

  • Your starting salary will range from $2,700 to $4,100, from the commencement of your training programme. Your exact salary takes into consideration your experience, academic training, and whether you have completed full-time National Service.
  • Course fees will be sponsored by MOE.
  • During training, you will receive a one-off grant of $1,050 for study related expenses.
  • After successfully completing the MK TTP, you will be eligible for a salary top-up.
Note: Information on salaries is accurate at the point of publication but may be subject to review and change.

You will also be eligible for these benefits:

  • Bonuses, such as Non-Pensionable Annual Allowance, performance bonus (when trained) and other variable bonuses.
  • The MKE Commitment Paymentan incentive programme that recognises your dedication with pay-outs at milestones of service in MK.
  • Time off during school holidays, if your services are not required during that time.
  • Subsidised medical and dental benefits.
  • 14 days of medical leave without hospitalisation, and up to 60 days with hospitalisation.
  • 10 days of urgent leave for private matters, subject to approval.
Learn more about the benefits as a Public Officer.

Professional development and career tracks as an MK educator

The Ministry values every MK educator as part of the MOE family, and is committed to supporting and developing your potential. Learn about the different professional development opportunities and career tracks available for MK educators.