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Building Confidence in Young Children

Presented by Katie Morby

Risky Play

Presented by Jennifer McQuillan

Hope Through Trauma and Loss

Presented by Renée Meissner

Move to Learn

Presented by Ashley Bester

Pre-writing Skills

Presented by Sorein Steyn

Appropriate Sexual Behaviour in Pre-school Children

Presented by Paula Hildebrand

Day 1 Survey

Day 2 Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete
the surveys for day 1 and day 2.

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Thank you to our wonderful exhibitors for showcasing your products
and resources at this event. All delegates are welcome to contact the
following representatives listed below for more information.

Chris de Beer

083 3074350

Yvonne Stoker

082 494 6228

Mandy Trevor

071 588 8760

Kim Logenstein

061 587 4751

Christina Anne Naidoo

082 943 1553

Charles Rhodes

082 494 6542

Tinus Grobler

082 572 8525

ECD Center Registration

An ECD registration, with the Department of Social Development (DSD), is for any class or baby care facility, from birth until Grade RR/Pre-Grade R. Although there is talk of including the Grade RR’s registration under the Department of Basic Education (DBE), this process will still take a few years to implement. The Children’s Act of 2005 requires that all ECD Centre’s are registered with the DSD. Failure to do so means that the Centre is operating illegally. The DSD can enforce a closure of any Centre at any stage
1. Apply for a Health and Safety certificate from the nearest municipal office. 2. Registration requirements. When you have your Health and Safety certificate, you need to go to your nearest regional Department of Social Development office. The social worker or person authorized by the DSD will explain the registration requirements and documents to be completed. 3. These include: Application form (form 11 and 16) – attached below. Information needed for these forms must contain the following information. – Name and identity number. – Physical address and postal address. – The particulars of the ECD program. – The staff composition. – Financial plan. – Clearance certificate that no staff member is on the National Register for Sex offenders. – Qualifications, skills and experience of the owner/manager.
  • A form with all your staff member’s details and qualifications.
  • Annexure B and C – menu’s for different age groups.
  • Application for an emergency certificate – evacuation plan.
  • Lease agreement if relevant.
  • Organizational profile.
  • Approved building plan.
4. Submissions. When all the documents have been submitted, a person from the department will: Allocate a file to a social worker who will monitor the process Visit the Centre to assess the care of the children, financial systems and administrative systems Complete the inspection forms Decide on the type of registration certificate to be issued

A full registration certificate is valid for 5 years. A conditional certificate is valid for up to a year.

Please make sure that you keep copies of all documentation handed into the department. Also get all copies stamped by the department and receipt of application so that you can keep track of the application process. If you have not heard from the department within 3 months, it would be your responsibility to follow up with them.

Information taken from South African Government website and documentation available at the GCSI provincial district offices.



Take a look into what topics
ECD Co-Ordinator Cathy Moore
has covered in the ACSI E-Mag