Year 2017
October 2017


Childcare Skills for Grandparents & Seniors

Start Date: 01 Jul 2020 | End Date: 31 Jul 2020
Virtual classroom


About National Silver Academy (NSA) and Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE).

The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) that offer learning opportunities for seniors.  Beginning June 2016, seniors aged 50 and above can look forward to attending short courses in areas which are life-skills rather than work-skilled oriented.  For VWO-run courses, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the prior support given by the government to VWOs to develop and offer the short courses.

The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 30 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

This is a virtual classroom.  It will be conducted via Zoom

Course Summary
Course Starts  tentative July
Further Runs
Registration Closed
Duration 12 hours  
Sessions  4 x 3-hr sessions.   9.30 am – 12. 30 pm
  1. To foster a strong relationship with children and grandchildren
  2. To create a physically and emotionally secure environment that supports young children self-knowledge, self-control, and self esteem
  3. To develop consistent routines with grandchildren between parents and grandparents
  4. To create a learning environment that are inviting and stimulating to young children.
  1. Introduction to the world of grand parenting, learn the different types of temperaments and how to foster healthy emotional behaviours
  2. Introduce the 6 stages of emotional development, learn the skills to feed, bathe and sleep
  3. Learn the 3 stages of infancy learning & development, identify the types of toys for different stages of learning
  4. Learn to communicate with infants & toddlers, create learning environment
Venue Virtual classroom
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC/FIN), Date of Birth Gender, NRIC/FIN, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $43.20 pp NSA fee (Singaporeans & Permanent Residents age 50 and above) $216.00 pp Senior fee (Foreigners) $432.00 pp Public fee
Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.  Cheque payment to Singapore Association for Continuing Education at SACE Secretariat in Peninsula Plaza, weekdays 9:00 – 6:00pm (avoid 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm). Email payment detail to
SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Not Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat T: 6266 0648  or Email: