Application pack to assist PCR – now available
The Bhalisa Inkulisa application pack contains all the information ECD centres need in order to apply for Partial Care Registration (PCR). It guides centres on what documents they need to complete, how they can prepare for inspection by social workers and environmental health practitioners, and also provides additional documents that can improve the day-to-day running of centres.
Ilifa Labantwana works to secure an equal start for all children living in South Africa, through universal access to quality early childhood development.
Our graph of the month
Our survey of 516 ECD centres in 6 KZN municipalities found that only 21% of ECD centres had an adequate number of trained practitioners (1:20), shown by the orange bars on the graph. Meanwhile, only 28% had an adequate number of assistant practitioners (1:20), shown by the blue lines.
Because the data did not include the age ranges of children surveyed, we assumed that an ECD centre had an efficient number of personnel if they had a ratio of 1:10. None of the centres we surveyed had an efficient ratio of practitioners to children.
Our blog, publications, and research
If you have excellent communication and problem solving skills, an understanding of public policy and government systems, a post graduate university qualification, and would like to work with an awesome team. Ilifa is looking for a Programmes Director that fits this...read more
There’s a movement building around the world as more people are exposed to the science of brain development and the critical early years of a child’s life. While early learning is still an under resourced area, time, talent, and resources are increasingly being...read more
We are working with the National Department of Social Development and a number of organisations to improve the efficiency of the ECD Conditional Grant (ECD CG). There are four Technical Advisor positions open to work on the project at the National DSD offices in...read more
- There are 6 million children aged 0 – 5 years in South Africa. 100%
- 4 million of them receive the Child Support Grant and they need subsidised early learning. 66%
- Only 1 million of them – or 25% – are receiving subsided early learning. 25%
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