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Child Care Worker

Childcare workers provide care and supervision for children in programmes such as long day care and occasional care in child-care centres, hospitals and educational centres.

Required Qualifications

Child care workers in South Africa have no formal qualification and workplace experience required. You can, however, become a child care worker by pursuing a learnership. To pursue a learnership to become a child care worker, you will need:

  1. Further Education and Training Certificate in Early Childhood Development (NQF Level 4) 
  2. Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development (NQF Level 5) 
  3. Diploma in Early Childhood Development (NQF Level 5) 

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

  • National Senior Certificate /NC(V) 

Duration of Study

Childcare workers in South Africa typically study for 12-18 months.

Employment Opportunities

Childcare workers in South Africa often work at early childhood learning centres.

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Institutions for Higher Certificate In ECD (NQF Level 5)

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