Childcare Courses

Do you have a passion for education and helping children? Our Childcare Courses will teach you the basics of child development. We have courses that will teach you about child psychology and first aid, and you can also learn about opening a day care or créche.

We Offer the Following Range of Childcare Courses: 

Child Day Care Courses

Short Course Certificate in Child Day Care

This 4-month short course consists primarily of two subjects. Teaching you all the basics of working at a day care.

Proficiency Certificate in Child Day Care

This standard course in this field of study. It is an 8-month course that covers all the necessities of working in the Child Day Care field.

Comprehensive Certificate in Child Day Care

This covers all standard subjects as well as a few extra. It is a 12-month course and only needs Grade 10 as entrance criteria.

Child Psychology Courses

Short Course Certificate in Child Psychology

This is a 4-month short course, covering all the primary subjects of Child Psychology.

Proficiency Certificate in Child Psychology

This is an 8-month course that covers all the necessities of working as a Child Psychologist.

Comprehensive Certificate in Child Psychology

The course covers all standard subjects, but has more in-depth modules than the Proficiency course.

Crèche Management Courses

Short Course Certificate in Crèche Management

This course is for someone that would like to manage a crèche. It is a short 4-month course that covers all the necessary subjects of Crèche Management.

Proficiency Certificate in Crèche Management

This 8-month course covers all the necessities in managing a crèche. It is a standard course in this field of study.

Comprehensive Certificate in Crèche Management

The course covers all standard subjects and a few extra. There are more in-depth subjects than the Proficiency course.

First Aid Concepts Course

First Aid Concepts Short Course

A course in First Aid is very beneficial. It is useful across all industries and could even help you save someone's life.

Educare (National Qualification)

Educare N4

If you have a passion for the development of children and helping them grow then this is the best course for you. You will learn how to take care of children under the age of 5 as well as how to teach them and help them to learn.

Educare N5

In this course, you will learn about Educational Psychology and Daycare Communication. This will help you to understand the thoughts and emotions of    young children and how to communicate with them and their parents.

Educare N6

This course fully prepares you to help with the development of children’s social, language, and movement skills. You will help to shape the minds, attitudes, thoughts and behaviors of the future leaders of our world.

Why is Childcare Important?

Experts say that the growth of a child happens before they start school. Through childcare, you will teach children to get along with others. Childcare makes you feel good about making sure children grow up to be respectful and well behaved human beings.

Why Study Childcare?

Why should you study childcare? Many parents work full-time jobs. They need someone to take care of their children while they are at work. Child day cares will always be in demand. Here are more reasons why you should be studying childcare.


  • Holding a childcare certificate will gain trust from those who would like to employ you.
  • The courses will help you to care better for children.
  • You will be witnessing how these mini-humans experience things for the first time in the world.

Careers and Salaries in Childcare

There are many careers possibilities when studying Childcare. Have a look at some of the careers and their salaries per year.

Job TitleSalary per Year
Childcare workerR42,729
Daycare TeacherR36,994
Nanny or Au PairR53,478
Daycare AssistantR32,356
Early Childhood EducatorR70,388
Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)R85,467
Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School SalaryR118,979


All information was correct and updated on 23 May 2019 on Payscale.

Study Your Childcare Course Through Distance Learning


In today’s fast-paced world, you have to learn to do more than one thing at the same time. Taking time off to finish your studies might be taking you away from work. At the same time, studies are equally as important. They give you the skills to do better and learn more. With distance learning, you can work and study at the same time.

Skills Academy is a distance learning college with accredited and non-accredited courses. If you need help with your studies, one of our skilled tutors can assist you. You can also form part of an online study group and chat with other students doing the same subjects as you.

Why Study With us? 

Besides world-class student support and being able to work and study at the same time, we also have the following benefits:

  • Reliable courier service
  • Affordable payment plans
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Open-entry courses
  • Finish fast, pay less

Ready to Start Your Career in Childcare?


Call us for free on 0800 39 00 27, and one of our friendly consultants will assist you. You can also complete our online registration form or chat to us on WhatsApp at 082 318 8892. 


Last Updated: February 14, 2020

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