Early Childhood Development (ECD) Level 5 Bursary Programme

The lack of trained Early Childhood Development practitioners and managers in the Bitou region is quite evident, as many learners enter formal education without the necessary school readiness skills.

The solution is accredited training, which is being provided to 10 ladies in the Bitou region by the Teachers Learning Centre (TLC), Johannesburg. ECD facilitator, Susan le Roux, who is based in Plettenberg Bay, is a professional training provider.

She specialises in high-quality educational ECD training, that is accredited with the ETDP-SETA and aligned with the Governments legislation and policies.

Necessary Early Development Programs

ECD Level 5 Training, accredits managers and practitioners while assisting children in the process – helping them to develop through the phases of childhood and into adulthood proficiently.

Early childhood development plays a vital role in the development of children, as they offer opportunities for engagement in a variety of educational and social activities.

Rapid development takes place on all levels during the early stages of development and this is a crucial phase for children heading for formal schooling.

Once a child is ready for school, they are friendly, confident, and social, which means that they will perform better overall.

Management and Practitioner Training

These ladies complete their ECD Level 5 in 2019, and will be equipped to teach children in their very important years from birth to Gr R. Level 5 training includes Literacy, Numeracy and Life skills.

They are rewarded with a SAQA accredited qualification, focusing on practical experience.

They will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
  • Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Mediate active learning in an integrated and holistic learning programme.
  • Facilitate learning and development of children with barriers to learning and other special needs, including those coping with abuse and violence, within an inclusive anti-bias approach.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to Vesco Plastics for their ongoing support of the Bursary Programme.

This generous investment is making a life-changing difference and impacting the development of young children and practitioners in the Bitou region.