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Child Care Centre Manager

A child care centre manager helps to plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the activities of a child-care centre or service. 

Required Qualifications

To become a Child Care Centre Manager in South Africa, you will need

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certification /National Certificate (V) (Depends on the specific requirements of the educational institution)
  2. Certificate (Certificate in Childhood Development)
  3. Certificate (Advanced Certificate in Education – Foundation Phase and ECD (NQF Level 6))
  4. Diploma (Diploma in Child and Youth Development )
  5. Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Education in ECD – Foundation Phase (NQF Level 8))
  6. Internship

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  1. NSC/NC(V) 

Duration of Study

Child Care Centre Managers in South Africa typically study for 3-4 years.

Employment Opportunities

Child Care Centre Managers in South Africa often work in public or private youth care centres

Further Information:

South African Council for Educators

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