Child Day Care Courses

We have courses that will help teach you about child psychology and first aid, and you can also learn about opening a day care or créche of your own one day.

Child Day Care

Child Day Care: Comprehensive Certificate

This covers all of the standard subjects that you need as well as a few extras. It is only a 12-month course and you only need Grade 10 as entrance criteria.

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Child Day Care: Certificate Course

This is the most 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.

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Child Day Care: Short Course Certificate

This is our 4-months short course consisting primarily of only two subjects. This course will teach you all the basics of working at a day care and with children.

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Why is Child Day Care Important?

A little child playing in a child day careExperts 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. Child Day Care Courses give you the skills you need to handle all challenges that come with this career. 

Why Study Child Day Care Courses?

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.
With child day care courses you can help little ones become more creative

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 Title Salary per Year
Childcare worker R42,729
Daycare Teacher R36,994
Nanny or Au Pair R53,478
Daycare Assistant R32,356
Early Childhood Educator R70,388
Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) R85,467
Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Salary R118,979

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: March 23, 2020

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