Question NW2118 to the Minister of Social Development

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26 June 2018 - NW2118

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Social Development

What (a) minimum qualification is required to become a practitioner at an early childhood development centre, (b) number of (i) years of training does the qualification require and (ii) qualified practitioners are currently practising and (c) is the minimum salary level for practitioners?

Reply:

(a) According to section 27(a) (i) of the Children’s Act, no. 38 of 2005,

An applicant who has to provide an ECD programme has to possess the National Certificate in ECD at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 4 as a minimum requirement specified by South African Qualifications Authority.

(b) (i) NQF level 4 training is provided for 18 months.

(ii) 18 981

(c) There is currently no minimum salary level for practitioners. Each ECD centre remunerates its practitioners based on their available budget.

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