What is Educare? In basic words, Educare means to bring up and educate. It is a great way of changing the future by shaping young minds. Working in Educare means you work with children in the early stages of their lives, and you make a big impact. The ages of the children you will take care of in Educare range from birth all the way to preschool.
What Educare Courses Can I Study?
When looking into Educare courses there are a lot to choose from. You get courses ranging from the National Diploma to short courses in childcare. When deciding which one to pursue it all depends on what your aim is when finishing your course. The short courses are aimed at providing you with the basic knowledge needed when, for example, you are looking to become an au pair or babysitter. The National Certificate courses are more advanced and it aims to provide you with all the necessary knowledge to be able to open and run your own
Skills Academy is one of a few institutions to offer multiple options of Educare courses, from short courses to the more advanced
- Educare N4
- Educare N5
- Educare N6
- Short Course Certificate in Child Day Care
- Proficiency Certificate in Child Day Care
- Child Day Care Comprehensive Certificate
- Short Course Certificate in Child Psychology
- Proficiency Certificate in Child Psychology
- Comprehensive Certificate in Child Psychology
- Short Course Certificate in Crèche Management
- Proficiency Course Certificate in Crèche Management
- Comprehensive Course Certificate in Crèche Management
- Proficiency Certificate in First Aid Concepts
How do I get my National Diploma After Finishing my National Certificate?
When completing your N6 in Educare, you still have the option of going further and making it a National Diploma. This will take you 18 months to do. After completing the Certificate you will be required to work in-service for 18 months. Only after
What are the Educare Subjects?
Here is a table that maps out the subjects you will have during the course of the Educare N4-N6:
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Daycare Personnel Development
Want to know what you’ll learn in these subjects? Read this article on Educare Subjects!
What is Early Childhood Development?
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the term that talks
What is the Difference Between ECD and Basic Childcare Courses?
The main difference between ECD and Basic Childcare courses is that the basic courses will not really give you the skills or knowledge to be an ECD practitioner. It will, however, give you the knowledge to work with children in a more informal setting such as babysitting or
What can I do With
the Different Qualifications?
The sky’s the limit with all the different options at hand. As mentioned before, with all the basic courses you can easily get a job as a babysitter or au pair. You might also be able to apply for a position as an assistant at an
can I Earn?
Your salary will be dependent on where you work. An easy way to get a fair idea of a salary is to check on PayScale. It is also a convenient site to find out what the market average is, as well as how much can be expected based on experience.
Can I Register With SACE Then?
Will That Make me a Teacher?
To be a registered teacher in South Africa, you are required to apply and register with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). Once your application is successful you will be a registered
Keep in mind that if you want to work at a school and not an
Registering With SACE
You will need to complete and submit the following documents to become registered with SACE:
- A fully completed SACE application form (it has to be an original form and not an electronic copy or photocopy).
- Certified copies of your academic record. You have to have completed your qualification and indicate the date that you graduated. You also need to include a certified copy of your graduation certificate.
- People with Diplomas in Grade R must also include a Matric certificate or an ECD level 4 certificate with their full academic record.
- A certified copy of your National Senior Certificate or Matric certificate.
- A certified copy of your ID.
All of these documents must be correctly submitted before SACE can issue you with a certificate. You can find more information about the registration process on the SACE website here.
Why Should I Study Educare?
Educare is a really rewarding field to enter. You are shaping the minds of tomorrow and will have a great impact on their lives. It is a tough job, but with the correct
Last updated: February 12, 2019