If you enjoy working with children and shaping young minds, then this could be a suitable career for you. If you have a passion for children’s education and psychology, and are excited about creating interesting, stimulating fun activities for children, this programme would suit you.
Possession of a Senior Certificate is a requirement for admission, with an assessment and interview.
With this qualification you can pursue a career as a Day Care Manager, Child Care Teacher Assistant, Pre-School Teacher, Au Pair or entrepreneur. Here are other career options:
- Assistant in Grade R class
- Managing own business (crèche, playschool, etc.)
- Centre manager
- Au Pair – employed privately to take care of children
- Taking care of babies and toddlers up to 5 years old – as a facilitator
- Governance of centre – School governing body
- Assist in managing finances of centre/crèche
- Steer meetings – Agenda writing and minute taking skills
EDUCARE TRIMESTER OR YEAR OFFERING ONLY
Day Care Personnel N4,Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N4,Education N4
Child Health N4
Day Care Communication N5, Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N5,Educational Psychology N5, Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
Day Care Communication N6, Educare Didactics (Theory and Practical) N6, Educational Psychology N6, Day Care Management N6
Each level takes 6 Months full time to complete (total of 18 months to complete the theory) and then 18 months practical. Generally it takes 3 years to qualify for a National Diploma.
Educare equips you, the student, with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with children up to 4 years old and start your own crèche. You will learn to identify signs and symptoms of child illnesses, learn the methodology of planning and presenting lessons, how to make equipment for class, how to deal with staffing issues, how to organise budgets, etc.
Furthermore, the programme also includes continuous exposure to the industry – with students going out to schools once a week for experiential learning.