Children’s Act Guide for Early Childhood Development Practitioners

posted by / Monday, 30 March 2015 / Published in Latest posts, POLICY PAPERS

Who is this guide for?


This guide is written for people working in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector and focuses on the parts of the Children’s Act that are most useful for ECD practitioners. In particular, the guide targets:

  • the managers or supervisors of ECD centres, programmes and services;
  • trainers providing training and capacity building to ECD practitioners; and
  • a range of ECD service providers – including community-based ECD facilitators who do home visits (like the Abahambi in the SiSi case study on p. 25).

This guide should be read in conjunction with the relevant sections of the Act and it is not intended to replace the Act. All social service providers responsible for the care and development of young children are strongly encouraged to read the Act and attend a training course on the Act.

Visit for a copy of the Act and its regulations. Contact your provincial Department of Social Development to find out about training on the Act.


Link: Full Document