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Kindergarten Teachers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Kindergarten Teachers promote the social, physical and intellectual development of kindergarten students through education and play activities. They must also prepare teaching materials and teach children to establish proper eating, dressing and toileting habits.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional education knowledge and teaching skills

Kindergarten Teachers must be able to apply the education and human development theory in teaching kindergarten students for nurture of whole person development.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • are required to possess a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher [QKT] qualification or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • usually have an Early Childhood Education Certificate qualification

Other specific requirements

  • Holder of a higher diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) or a bachelor's degree of Education (Early Childhood Education) or postgraduate diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) is preferable; Teaching experience in early elementary school or kindergarten is preferable.

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

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Work Environment

  • Kindergarten Teachers generally work during school hours. They may meet with parents, students, and other teachers before and after school. They often spend time in the evenings and at weekends grading papers and preparing lessons.


  • Laminators

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