All parents want to know that their children are safe and properly cared for while they are at work, and that their children are given the opportunity to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Parents also want to know that the people who will be looking after their children are properly trained and that they have the necessary skills to look after and teach the children.
It is therefore important for everyone who is interested in starting an ECD (Early Childhood Development) centre in South Africa to know what the rules and regulations are that need to be followed in this regard.
For example: Did you know that there must be one toilet and washbasin for every 20 children? Or that the kitchen must be in a separate room? Or that there has to be a separate area for children who are sick?
Starting your own ECD centre is not easy, which is why we have created a short infographic to help you determine whether or not you have what it takes to do so:
Also check out our e-book: The A – Z of Starting an Early Childhood Development Centre (free download)
If you are interested in starting your own ECD centre, and you’d like to study a childcare course to prepare yourself for doing so, you can click here to view the childcare courses available at Oxbridge Academy.
Note: This article was originally published on 27 May 2016, and has been updated by Lungiswa Nyatyowa for comprehensiveness and accuracy.
My name is Amukelani Nkuna Iam 31 years old lady,i have a certificate of Business Administration and I need a job.Thanx
COMMENT i would like to know how the government funding work when u open up a daycare and educare im staying in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape i dont know were to start im doing my NQF level 4this year im saving aswell
Good day i’m Mahlatse Moloto i’m 22 years old i have a degree in Human Resource and would like to start a ECD I’m ready to do anything please help
Please contact our student support team at email@example.com. They will help you further your studies.
Good morning. I want to start my own preschool in Cape Town, Brackenfel area. I have a B Ed in Junior primary and Pre primary with 15 years experience. I am planning to have at least 30 children for a start.
Could you please advice as I am currently teaching in Oman, UAE and plan on coming back to SA end of this year. How do I go about opening the school and who can I get in contact with?
Cell nr +968 9391 2753
This is unfortunately not our area of expertise as we are an educational institution.
I think i have to do this cause to build up my future career”I hope if I’m done about its were I’m going to be professional and understand how to treat all people equally!
I want to study ecd.
My first study …i want to open up my own daycare someday after completing.
What should i be doing.
How much is your fees on the ecd courses
You will have to do N4-N6 Educare, if you want to find our more please contact our student advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org
And here is a link to the description and fees of the first year N4: https://www.oxbridgeacademy.edu.za/courses/childcare/national-certificate-n4-educare/
Hey dear I want to study ECD,First thing How much fees. and what should I done so that I can get this course? Pls rply
You can find most of the onformation on Educare N4 on this page. If you want to know more, please contact one of our student advisors on email@example.com.
I Miss Mbatha would love to open a cresh for souls that age from 3 moths to 5 years old. I am asking for clarification and guidance on how go about finances, mentorship. I have done research and I am currently busy with business plan as part of the requirements.
i would like to one day open my own ECD center one day.
As of now i would like to do studies on becoming an ECD teacher.
where and how do i apply for the course?
You would have to do the N4-N6 Educare course. If you study through Oxbridge Academy, you can study from home, no classes. PLease take a look at the details here:
For more information contact our student advisors firstname.lastname@example.org