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Need to have passion for teaching.

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The most enjoyable part of the job is the kids. They're usually the reason why you stay. Management is okay. Most of the HQ people are friendly. However, if you're working under a centre, you have to hope and pray that the principal is not biased. Politics is high; if you're not well-liked by your principal or colleagues, prepare to face difficulty. Very judgey people in general.Most of the time you will not have time to do paperwork during working hours. Preparing lesson plans, weekly plans, children's portfolio, lesson materials, learning corner materials, will have to be done during nap time(provided your kids are okay), or after working hours. Be prepared to give in your entire life with not much progression. Have to be recommended by principal to become principal (refer to politics above). Your pay will most likely stay about the same (max 3k) even after working for 10 over years.


Free lunch, good medical benefits.


Long hours, need to do work outside of working hours, high workload, high stress.
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Not the best preschool to start with as a trainee

Had the worst experience with MFS among the other CC I've worked in and regretted that I've started out my traineeship with them. The pay was extremely low for a trainee teacher (less than 2k) even with a degree and there were conflicting guidelines in the contract that we were actually told that we need not report to centres (unless manpower crunch) should it be a non-work day. However, the centre principals were not in consistency with the HR, so while the lucky ones can use this time to do their assignments, the minority of the cohort had to work. I was rotated around 3 centres during my stay with MFS due to manpower contingencies, and such shuffles were quite demoralising. I didn't had good principals, as they were either quite temperament or no sense of empathy, and I'd seen one barking at the staff till she cried in front of all the teachers. I recalled during Sparks, a group of us were asked to stay back at the centre till 2am and the next morning having to report to work at 7am. If you ask me, I will not be a preschool teacher if I were given the choice again.
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Fun colleagues

The most enjoyable part of the job is your colleagues. There are staff days where you can bond with your colleagues. Variety of initiatives by the company all the time.
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Learn new things like during activities with children

There are two types of membership available – Ordinary Branch and General Branch. If the company you are employed under has a relationship with their respective union, you will become an ordinary member under the union. The union will represent Ordinary Branch members in wage negotiations and workplace
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Lots of professional development but no clear jobscope

I like that the company believe in sending teachers often for professional development. However, would love it if the company can have a clear set out outline of job scope instead of getting one teacher to do the job scope of 3 people, especially in smaller centres that are often overlooked.
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Enjoy working

NTUC First Campus, where the place let me feel staying. The work environment was friendly and more to family like. The management alway be there for you.


The company benefits, family oriented environment


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Good benefits

Busy, friendly workplace, friendly colleagues, good team work, heavy workload, many perks. No work life balance due to heavy workload, overtime daily
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Big Spacious Environment

company is good with attractive benefits. Sometimes working on a Saturday feels like a chore. Apart from that, environment and colleagues make the workplace fun and bearable.
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Good paying role but at your own risk

Good career development and progressive pay scale, provide curriculum support but too ambitious in projects. It depends on the RO of the area as well.
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Love to take care of children, hence I enjoy my work. Always an achievement to me if the children enjoy my company and listen to me. The job is very flexible. The pre schools I worked has good environment and the teachers are very friendly, helpful and understanding.The only thing I want to feedback is the hourly rate is too low. Hope Ntuc First campus Co-operative will look into it.Thank you
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Too much paperwork

Teachers are burdened with a lot of paperwork to bring back over the weekends. Curriculum keeps changing, causing confusion amongst teachers. Salary doesn't commensurate with the workload.
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No work rest balance.

Colleagues are generally friendly and helpful. Too much paperwork and frequent meetings. No work life balance. Little support from management. Pay and benefits reasonable.


Free lunches.


Too much paperwork and many meetings.
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There were given opportunities to venture out. Management is great, however could receive more career progression to those who deserve it. Overall workload okay.
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Great company

Colleagues are great and supports one another. The team works well together, it was a challenging and tough time with covid but everything went well as time goes by. Amazing company but the educators are overworked and there are too much paperwork both in Skoolready and Educare side.
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Lots of opportunities to learn and grow but can be very overwhelming.

A lot of learning opportunities and room for career advancement. However, work load is too heavy and does not match the pay that is given.Having a good RO helps but a bad RO contributes to the high turnover rates of teachers.


Training opportunities, Training sponsorships, Fulfilling to work with young children


No work-life balance at all, work on weekends up to 12am during sparks, redundant paperwork at children's expense, Documentation just for show, Pulled out of class to do RO's paperwork, LT ends up not teaching the class despite main jobscope LT end up not teaching the class.
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Company provides good benefits and salary increment

Good company. Centre that I worked in values teamwork and very supportive. Cant say for other centres as I have friends who work at other centres and have to deal with not so kind principals.


Great benefits, yearly increment and bonuses.


Too much work for teachers
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fast paced

based on your luck and the centre you're attached to. some lead teachers can be very condescending, not healthy work environment, a lot of work to bring home


fast paced


some centres, work culture and environment toxic
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Amazing benefitsAlways get bonusBut your suggestions to better improve work etc is thrown outBosses can be amazing listeners but will not consider your feelings, opinions or suggestionsFun work with children but paperwork is INSANE.
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Fun and approachable

I've been in NTUC FIRST CAMPUS for 6 years and I can say that it is worth it of your time and effort. The culture, the salary, the children and the bond that I had with the management and with my colleagues were excellent and awesome. So better try to work at this company because it is highly recommended.
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Its a good place to build your career

Depends on your RO. Some RO are good some RO are so so some RO are meh. Good RO = good colleagues = good culture happy workingIf you cant fit into the culture it will be difficult for you.Need to have a good mindset when joining there. Give a few weeks, you'll get the hang of it. Paperworks? It will keep increasing but its good for your experience.


Good benefits. Alot of trainings to upgrade yourself


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No work life balance

Don’t expect work life balance. Benefits are general, dont expect muchDepends on leaders, if you get good ones you are lucky. Leaders will listen to your opinion.


Long hours, no work life balance
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Based on 49 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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