Where Can I Study ECD In South Africa

What is an ECD?

Early childhood development (ECD) is a comprehensive approach to programs and policies for children from birth to seven years of age.

Its purpose is to protect the rights of children to develop their full cognitive, emotional, social, and physical potential.

Where Can I Study ECD In South Africa

University of the Witwatersrand

University of Cape Town

University of South Africa

University of Pretoria

University of Stellenbosch

How much does the ECD course cost in South Africa?

Schedule & Prices

CoursesCash Price Deposit Monthly No. of monthsTerms Price incl. deposit 
Basic Child Care Module 1- Level 4: Full TimeR 19 350.00R 3500.00R 4200.004R 20 350.00
Basic Child Care Module 1- Level 4: Part TimeR 19 500.00R 2500.00R 1800.0010R 20 500.00
Pre-School Module 2:– Level 4 Full TimeR 21 350.00R 4000.00R 4580.004R 22 350.00
Pre-School Module 2:– Level 4 Part TimeR 21 500.00R 3500.00R 1900.0010R 22 500.00
Higher certificate NQF Level 5 ECD Part TimeR 44 000.00R 4100.00R 4000.0010R 45 000.00
Barriers to learning course (Skills Programme)R 8 000.00R2 400.00R 1650.004R 9 000.00

Where can I study early childhood development in South Africa?

The Department of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at the University of Pretoria trains educators in this challenging field from undergraduate up to doctoral level.

Prospective students are encouraged to take a look at the academic programs on offer; contact us or read more about what the Department has to offer.

How much do ECD teachers earn per month in South Africa?

Check your pay

A monthly wage for entry-level Early childhood educators ranges from R3 160 to R7 551. After gaining 5 years of work experience, their income will be between R4 580 and R10 068 per month.

How much does an ECD teacher earn in South Africa?

The average early childhood teacher salary in South Africa is R 3 744 228 per year or R 1 920 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 468 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 6 660 000 per year.