Basic Child Care Course

Module 1 of 2 towards Further Education and Training Certificate:

Early Childhood Development NQF Level 4

To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to work as a professional nanny with a family and/or as an educator for children aged 0-3 years in a crèche or playgroup.

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Course Content:
This course is the first part of a full level 4 qualification. It covers the following subjects and more…

  • Child development norms
  • feeding
  • nutrition
  • first aid (level 1 including child CPR)
  • learning through play
  • daily care and routines of children
  • behaviour management
  • activities for children 0-3 years

Course Duration & Structure:
There are currently two methods of completing this course:
Full Time: 6 Months: This entails the learner attending college for lectures every second week Mon – Fri 9am -12pm. The learner will do 250 Hours practical placement experience on the alternate week when he /she does not attend lectures.
Part Time: 10 Months : The learner will attend lectures every Saturday for three hours and 150 Hours of practical placement experience must be completed in the learners own time.

Entry Requirements:

  • Matric Pass
  • Merit or Distinction in Advanced Crèche Assistant Course
  • Must pass an entrance test
  • a passion and commitment to children and a positive attitude

Successful Completion:
On successfully completing this course. You will obtain a certificate which confirms you have covered the following Unit Standards

244468: Prepare resources and set up the environment to support the development of babies, toddlers and young children.
244480: Facilitate the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children.
244469: Provide care for babies, toddlers and young children
244259: Support children and adults living with HIV and aids

You will be able to continue with the Pre-School module which will give you a full NQF level 4 recognized qualification

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Course Terms Price Deposit Monthly # Months Cash Price
Basic Child Care Course: Part Time 2024 R20500.00 R2500.00 R1800.00 10 R19 500.00
Basic Child Care Course: Full Time 2024 R20350.00 R3500.00 R4200.00 4 R19350.00