To ensure that children attending educare centres receive the necessary education and stimulation, Feed the Babies Fund trains caregivers in Early Childhood Development programs that will equip the caregivers with the tools to manage their centres effectively and to teach a syllabus that will further develop the children and prepare them for formal schooling. The training courses we offer, also equip the caregivers to further their ECD studies.
We offer several courses to upskill carers in early childhood development. These courses have been specifically selected based on our experience in working in the rural ECD sector for over 10 years. These courses equip carers with all the necessary tools to effectively establish and run an early childhood development centre that teaches an accredited curriculum to prepare pre-school children for school-readiness.
Short courses (click on course for more info):
- Orientation & Crèche Management course
- LEGO® Playbox (incl. LEGO® box)
- Lesson Planning (Themes)
- “Every Word Counts” – Literacy and Numeracy
- ECD Leadership & Management
- Nutrition for Young Children
- Further Education and Training Certificate in ECD (Level 4)
- Occupational Certificate for ECD Practitioners (Level 4)
- Diploma in ECD (Level 5)
- 1st Aid and Safety for Children
All courses are structured in such a way that many educational aids and resources are included in the course content. As such, in addition to the certification on completion of the training courses, educare centres are provided with educational posters, stationery, etc. to assist in the implementation of that learnt on the courses.
We conduct all our training at our EDTP/SETA accredited training centre in Dicks Halt, Osizweni, 30 kms SE of Newcastle, or at our offices in Glenwood, Durban.
Our training centre in Osizweni is centrally situated in Northern KZN and easily accessible for our beneficiaries in the Amajuba, Zululand, Umzinyathi and Uthukela Districts. Our Durban head office services our beneficiaries in the Ethekwini, Ilembe, King Cetshwayo and Umkhanyakude Districts.
Our training staff are qualified, accredited facilitators and moderators. Delegates are offered full board and lodging for the duration of the course. By conducting the courses at a centrally located training centre with accommodation facilities for practitioners, they can focus on their studies and work together on projects; assisting and stimulating each other.