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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.

How to be a Child Care Worker in South Africa

Get the 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)
  4. National Senior Certificate /NC(V) 

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

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

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

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

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about child care workers, contact the South African Council for Educators.


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