Educare Courses

Are you passionate about educating and nurturing young minds? With our accredited Educare Courses you can play a role in helping little ones get the right start to life.

NATED Educare

N4 Educare Course

If you have a passion for the development of children and helping them grow then this N4 Educare Course best course for you.

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N5 Educare Course

This N5 Educare Course will help you to understand the thoughts and emotions of young children and how to communicate with them and their parents.

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N6 Educare Course

With this N6 Educare Course you will help to shape the minds, attitudes, thoughts and behaviours of the future leaders of our world.

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Do you love spending time with children? Do you enjoy watching them grow, learn and play? With our Educare Courses, you can play an active role in the development of precious, young minds. 

What is Educare?

Educare is the practice of teaching and taking care of young children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old. This involves:

  • Playing 
  • Teaching basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Making sure they are fed nutritious food
  • Potty-training
  • All-round constant supervision

Benefits of Studying Educare

Are you wondering why Educare is a good option for you to study? Wonder no more. Here are some good reasons why you should enrol in our Educare Courses:

Working With Children   

If you love children this is your opportunity to work with them all day, every day while getting paid! A qualification will give you the skills you need to work with children. It is also very rewarding because you get to see the joy on these little ones’ faces when they finally learn to walk or make new friends.

Learn About the Early Stages of Child Development

If you are curious about how children progress at each age, then a course in Educare is exactly what you need. You can also learn how to help children develop a lifelong love for education.

Hands-on Learning Experience

Our Educare Courses have a practical side, meaning that you will have to work in an Educare facility as part of your assessment. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience and apply all the knowledge you learnt from our courses.  

Career Stability

The requirements of the job market are forever changing. Many careers are dying out as a result of this. One thing that will never change, is the need for someone to educate and take care of children.

Our Educare Courses

Our Educare Courses are all NATED, meaning that they are registered and recognised by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). A matric certificate (NQF Level 4) or an equivalent is necessary for enrollment. We have three courses available:

  1. N4 Educare Course 
  2. N5 Educare Course
  3. N6 Educare Course

Our Educare Courses are of an excellent standard and designed to prepare you to work at any childcare facility.


What will I Learn While Studying Educare?

Our curriculum is packed with a number of exciting subjects which will leave you fully equipped for a successful career in Educare. Here are a few of them:

Educare Didactics 

This subject teaches you how to get children excited about learning and playing. You will also learn which toys and equipment will give them the best educational experience. 

Child Health

Gain an understanding of nutrition and how to identify any health problems while a child is in your care.           

Educational Psychology

With this subject, you will be taught theories of learning. You will also learn how to spot if a child is ready for school.

Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Here you will get clued in on how to start and manage your very own business. Our course focuses on the importance of a good business plan.

I Don’t Have Matric, What Now?

If you are passionate about children but don’t have a matric certificate there is no need to worry. You can still study some of our other Childcare Courses. These include:

Skills-Based Childcare Courses

These are provider programmes, meaning that you will learn the skills needed to be successful in this career. The only requirements are being able to read, write and understand English.

First Aid Training

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Parents will feel a lot safer knowing that the person looking after their child is trained for emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts or scrapes.

We have two First Aid courses to help you manage emergencies:

Please note that these are separate from the Educare Courses we offer, although a First Aid qualification will look great on your CV.

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Characteristics You Need for a Career in Educare

As an Educare Facilitator, parents will be trusting you to take care of their little ones to the best of your ability. With such an important responsibility, you need to be the following: 

Patient

Children are not all the same, which means that they learn at different speeds. Some of them may also have disabilities. Patience is needed to make sure each child will pick up the skills they need. Children also have many tantrums and you have to be patient enough to help them through it.

Enthusiastic

Children have tons of energy! To be in childcare, you will have to be someone who can match this energy and get them excited to learn and play every day. A passionate, enthusiastic teacher will make children eager to come to school.

Be A Hard-worker

The hours of an Educare Facilitator are often very long because parents leave for work early and come back late. This career therefore needs someone who can stay dedicated at all times and put in extra effort to help children reach their full potential. 

Kind and Friendly

This is important because children will be spending hours away from their homes and this can be very scary for them. It will be comforting to know that the person taking care of them has warm, welcoming energy.  

Good Communicator

Parents will want to know how their child is doing at school. As an Educare teacher, you need to have good communication skills so you can tell them all about their child’s progress and talk about any concerns you may have.     

Good Decision-Making Skills

In this career, especially if you own the Educare facility, you will have many decisions to make. These can include:

  • What to teach
  • Which educational games to play
  • What the children should eat
  • Making quick decisions during an emergency 

Job Opportunities with an Educare Qualification

Our Educare Courses prepare you for a number of exciting jobs where you will have the opportunity to dive right in and help shape young minds. Explore some of these below: 

Educare Teacher

Here you will be able to teach children some of their very first academic skills through fun and engaging activities. You will also teach them social skills such as how to share with others.

Au-Pair

Au-Pairs are live-in nannies who not only take care of the basic needs of children, but also help with homework and household chores. Au-pairs are very popular overseas. By studying an Educare course with us, you will have the kick-start you need to begin a career in a different country. 

Creche Owner

Not only will you be able to teach young children with this qualification, you will also have the skills to start your own Educare facility. This will be an excellent opportunity for job creation within the community.  

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