Pastoral Care is an important aspect of early childhood education as it aims to create a safe and secure environment for children to develop their strength and recognise their weaknesses; where teachers guide and comforts every child and make them more confident in dealing with emotional issues.
In Presbyterian Preschool Services, we provide a safe environment that provides guidance and counselling for children and their families on issues relating to the physical and emotional wellbeing of children.
Who is this service made available to?
PPS Pastoral Care and Counselling services support parents and staff mental wellbeing through promoting better relationships and helping them overcome their personal issues. Such issues may occur across economic, social and racial groups. The services provided are part of the mental well health support that parents and staff can avail to.
Joyce Chia, Head of Pastoral Care and Counselling
Joyce has worked in the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. As part of her work, she had been posted overseas to Vancouver and Beijing for nearly 10 years. She took a break from work and returned to studies in 2015 and completed her Masters degree in Counselling from Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). She subsequently volunteered her counselling services with a mental health clinic for 4 years until COVID struck. She joined PCS in July 2021 as the Head of Pastoral Care and Counselling unit and has been supporting staff through in-house care notes and counselling sessions at the respective centres.