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  • 1,660,316 children enrolled
  • 42,420 early learning programmes (ELPs)

  • 198,361 staff employed

  • 165,438 teaching staff

  • 86,028 (52%) teaching staff have a relevant NQF qualification

  • 36,396 (22%) teaching staff have no qualification

  • 14,423 ELPs have no access to an outdoor playground with suitable equipment

  • 16,544 ELPs have access to fewer than ten books

  • 18,664 ELPs have no age-appropriate books for different age groups

While there is progress in providing quality ECD services and the ECCE system in the country, opportunities exist to increase both the quality and number of people being trained to make the sector more “professional”. In addition, play-based curriculum implementation needs to be accelerated, and processes for registering and funding ELPs need to be lubricated to expand access to quality ECD services.

 

Our most significant contribution to improving ECCE in the country has been professional training for ECD practitioners and supporting services. We conduct research, assist non-profit organisations with fundraising, and provide motivational talks to youths and other constituencies

WE PROVIDE ACCREDITED TRAINING IN THE FOLLOWING:
  • Early childhood development (ETDP SETA/QCTO)
  • Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ETDP SETA/QCTO)

  • Information Technology and Communication (MICT SETA)

  • Business, Commerce, and Management Studies (Services SETA)

  • Municipal Finance (LG SETA)

  • Occupational Qualifications (QCTO)

OUR CONTRIBUTION

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (ECCE) IN SOUTH AFRICA

The recent Thrive by Five and 2021/22 ECD Census give us the most recent reliable statistics on ECD users, providers, and practitioners in South Africa (SOURCE: Summary of key results: ECD Census 2021 - Because children count: The Department of Basic Education (DBE) and The Lego Foundation).

 

The data collected between August 2021 and  February 2022 identified the following critical statistics for ECD services in the country:

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