Awards

Our Awards and Recognition

From awards for individual teachers to accreditations across our schools, our work has been recognised by a number of government bodies.

ECDA Fellows

​​​The ECDA Fellows are a selected group of exemplary early childhood professionals with high levels of leadership and professional expertise. They work closely with ECDA to drive quality improvements of the sector, develop sector-wide resources, inspire and contribute to the professional growth of the current and next generation of early childhood leaders. ECDA fellows are appointed for a three-year term with an option to be re-appointed after their first term.

Under NTUC First Campus Co-operative Ltd family, we are proud to share that five of our Early Childhood Leaders have been appointed as ECDA Fellows, with three of them from My First Skool:

Batch of 2018


Suhana Bte Salleh

Cluster Quality Manager
My First Skool

"It is important that our children are valued and respected as individuals. I believe we must stimulate and challenge our children, who each come with their own needs, talents and interests. As a team of educators, we can support children's learning through continual observation, planning, documentation and reflection. As an EC leader, I believe in inspiring educators, and guiding them to design and implement holistic learning experiences supported by appropriate and engaging pedagogies. As a pedagogical and organisational leader, I am committed to extending my professional learning, as well as sharing and co-creating knowledge with children's families, colleagues and community."

Sylvia Yeo

Cluster Quality Manager
My First Skool
"Every child is unique. Each child grows at his/her own pace and comes from a family with their own beliefs and values. I believe we have to understand each child as a whole and design learning experiences according to his/her needs and interests. I am committed to empowering and inspiring educators to work together towards a shared purpose of supporting children's holistic development. With different curriculum models currently available, we must understand and leverage them to design quality learning experiences. A high quality centre is characterised by a strong learning and sharing culture, where educators are provided with opportunities to experiment with new ideas and engage in reflective practices. I am committed to extending my professional learning and co-creating new knowledge with colleagues, the children, their families and the larger community."
Batch of 2015, re-appointed in 2018


Nagalinggam Thamarai

Snr Cluster Quality Manager
My First Skool

“Ever since I could remember, I have always wanted to play a part in children’s education. There is nothing more fascinating than a child. Watching them grow and learn is one of life’s most humbling experiences. I believe every child can embark on their own unique learning journey - one that affords them with the values, dispositions and knowledge. I advocate for children to grow as healthy and creative individuals, in a nurturing environment, where children from all backgrounds feel included and able to take part in enriching learning experiences, and where parents can feel confident about sending their children.”

Top Influential Brands 2017

My First Skool is extremely proud to be awarded Top Brand – Pre-School Education at Influential Brands Conference in 2017. The highly-coveted award recognises brands that go beyond providing a product or service to its customers but also on the brand’s ability to connect with their customers and capture customer’s “Top Of Mind”. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 Singaporeans aged 30-50 years old, My First Skool is the leading brand under the Pre-School Education category, this award is a confirmation of the hard work we have put in the past 40 years and we will strive to do better to provide quality pre-school education for all Singaporeans.

 The Leading Foundation Teacher Award

The National Institute of Education’s Leading Foundation Teacher Award recognises teachers who have provided exceptional care to their children.

Year Categories Recipient
2015 The Leading Foundation Teacher Award Intan Ismail

The ECDA Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Development

The ECDA Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Development recognises the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders, teachers and educarers; centres that have excelled in teaching and learning; as well as the innovative practices of early childhood professionals.

Individual Awards
Year Categories Recipient
2017 Promising Teacher Award Jazlyn Chow
2017 Outstanding Leader Award Gillian Neo
2017 Promising Leader Award Dawn Chua
2015 Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award Ong Kwee Lan
2015 Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer Award Ang Yiam Hong
2013 Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award Suhana binte Sallleh
2013 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award Nurhamizah binte Salehudin
2013 Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer Award Rajwant Kaur
2012 Outstanding Early Childhood Leader Award Rohayu Bte Nabebe
2011 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Award Islinda bte Idris
2010 Outstanding Teacher Award Justin Ho

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Pre-schools Awards
Year Categories Recipient
2017 Outstanding Centre for Teaching & Learning Award Blk 245 Bishan
2017 Innovation Award Blk 140 Serangoon North
2015 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit) Project Title: The Greenhouse Project Blk 18 Marine Terrace
2014 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation) Blk 333 Kang Ching Road
2014 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation) Blk 677 Hougang
2013 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Distinction) Blk 648C Jurong West
2013 Early Childhood Innovation  Award (Merit) Blk 140 Serangoon North
2013 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Commendation) Blk 166 Punggol Central
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Gold) Blk 18 Marine Terrace
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Silver) Blk 419 Bedok North
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Silver) Blk 796A Yishun
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Bronze) Blk 183 Edgefield Plains
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit) Blk 667 Hougang
2012 Early Childhood Innovation Award (Merit) Blk 50 Havelock Road
2011 Early Childhood Innovation Award Blk 66 Kallang Bahru

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MOE Award (Individuals)

The Ministry of Education has recognised many of our teachers for their outstanding work and dedication.

Year Categories Recipient
2017 Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award) Luo Yan Yan
2017 Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award) Xie Xiao Yan
2017 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award) Gu Yu Fei
2017 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award) Wu Hongxia
2015 Outstanding Pre-School Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award) Wang Yanli
2015 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Outstanding Award) Ang Yiam Hong
2014 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Excellence) Lau Yoke Ha
2014 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Merit Award) Ke Chun Chun
2013 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Merit) Tan Seng Siang
2013 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Merit) Jia Jing
2012 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Excellence) Peng Xia
2012 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Merit) Bi Cai Xia
2012 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award (Certificate of Merit) Li Feng Yu
2011 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award Gu Yue Fang
2011 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award Huang Cui Li
2010 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award Xiao Zhen
2009 Outstanding Pre-school Chinese Teacher Award Xu Yan

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Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Award

A total of 115 My First Skool pre-schools are SPARK certified. SPARK is a quality assurance framework administered by The Early Childhood Development Agency to continually improve schools’ teaching, learning, administration and management processes.

Health Promoting Pre-schools (HPPS) Accreditation Framework

85 of My First Skool pre-schools are accredited with HPPS. This accreditation is awarded to pre-schools with comprehensive school health promotion practices for pre-schoolers, parents and staff.