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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7407  Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-01-10  2007-10-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-18   2011-10-18  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244478  Manage an Early Childhood Development service  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is an elective unit standard at Level 5 which can be credited to a National Certificate in ECD at Level 4 and/or towards a higher education qualification in ECD at Level 5 or 6.

The learners are able to manage effective medium-scale community-based ECD services, either working with a parent/community committee or self-employed (ECD businesses). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • The applied competence outlined in the core unit standards at Level 4: Facilitating Healthy Development, Facilitating Active Learning, and Managing the Learning Programme;
  • Communication and writing skills at Level 2 or higher.
  • Credits in accountancy (bookkeeping) and in Managing Small-Scale ECD Services (Level 3) would be an advantage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is suitable for practitioners managing an ECD service for between 60 and 150 children that involves a staff of about 4 to 10 people in which the manager usually has limited teaching responsibilities.

    At this level, practitioners demonstrate the ability to:
  • analyse child, family and community needs and plan an effective service to meet specific needs within a transformative framework;
  • manage the service effectively with limited external assistance or supervision;
  • provide leadership that motivates staff to maintain high standards in their work;
  • assess resource needs and plan ahead financially to meet needs;
  • set up and maintain efficient administrative systems appropriate to the needs of the service.

    This unit standard focuses specifically on the competence required to manage community-based ECD services of a particular size. It does not provide credits in general management and administrative skills, such as bookkeeping (although it includes an introduction to fundamental accounting principles). Separate unit standards are or will be available for various areas of management and administrative competence that could be credited towards an ECD qualification as elective units.

    Contextual considerations: In communities where management skills are not well developed, it is likely that practitioners responsible for managing ECD services will have a major role to play in facilitating the development of management skills at committee level in order to build effective partnerships with families and community members. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain an effective community ECD service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The effectiveness of the service in meeting the needs of children, their families and the community served is reviewed from time to time and appropriate changes are made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ECD service is planned and managed to contribute to the process of transformation and change in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant government policy developments and new legislation that affect children are monitored and the implications for ECD services and programmes are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Accepted standards for ECD programmes and services are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain the effective functioning of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Organisational structures and lines of authority and accountability are clearly understood, and personal responsibilities within own organisational structure are identified and carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effective functioning of the management structure is facilitated in ways appropriate to one's role and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective communication systems are set up and maintained internally (staff and management) and externally (with families, community, other agencies). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant written and oral reports and information are presented in appropriate and accessible forms and language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The formulation and review of organisational policy is facilitated in ways appropriate to one's role and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise staff and support their development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Responsibility for the recruitment, selection and/or appraisal of staff is carried out in terms of the employment policy (developed by the management structure). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. New staff members are inducted, and their professional development is facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective working relationships among all staff are established and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Policy regarding the conditions of service of staff is implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage available material resources effectively and seek additional resources when needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Systems for accessing funds and accounting for all income are implemented according to agreed financial controls and regulations (subsidies, fundraising, fee policy, care of funds - banking, investment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Financial plans (budgets) are used to monitor financial needs, and systems for the control of expenditure are maintained (e.g. authorisation procedures). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Management of assets and financial liabilities is understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The facilities, equipment and materials are monitored to ensure that they are used effectively, maintained in good repair, and replaced or increased when necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain administrative systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedures for accessing funds and paying salaries and wages are correctly implemented (e.g. calculating tax, completing official returns). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All financial record-keeping is monitored to ensure that it is carried out correctly; budgets are prepared, and assistance is given with the preparation of regular financial reports for submission to the management committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective systems for the acquisition, storage and control of supplies, materials and equipment are set up and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Admission procedures and record-keeping systems relating to children and families, the ECD programme, and staff are set up and monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A well-organised and accessible filing system is set up for the organisational records. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Structured interview to assess attitudes and values, underpinning knowledge and skills (e.g. analysis required for strategic planning) that are not readily observable, including reflective accounts of practice in particular situations.
  • Workplace assessment to assess the implementation of managerial and administrative responsibilities where possible.
  • Records and other work products (e.g. schedules, reports, policy documents) relating to the effective functioning and administration of the ECD service.
  • Portfolio of relevant assignments and/or other supportive evidence.
  • Written assessment tasks requiring the application of underpinning knowledge to authentic and relevant work situations.
  • Work appraisals and/or opinion questionnaires completed by person(s) in management positions, co-workers and/or family members (depending on the evidence required, e.g. managerial and administrative skills, supervision and staff development, family and community involvement).
  • Moderation: Scrutiny of all assessment records, administrative records, portfolio evidence, written assignments and other evidence in work appraisals, etc; random interviews by an external assessor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following:
  • theories of human relations and group dynamics, leadership styles, motivation;
  • general theoretical principles of adult education;
  • the principles of community development and organisation, processes of social change and transformation.
  • needs assessment, community profile and strategic planning skills;
  • processes of social change and transformation;
  • the role of ECD provision in reconstruction and development;
  • relevant government policy and legislation relating to children in education, health (especially HIV/AIDS issues), welfare, including child protection;
  • organisational structure, how to write a constitution and develop organisational policy;
  • committee procedures;
  • labour relations legislation, employment practices;
  • leadership skills, staff motivation, appraisal and development;
  • principles of financial control and accountability;
  • procedures and requirements for subsidies, fee income and fundraising;
  • investment principles, insurance requirements, budgeting, control of expenditure;
  • fundamental accounting principles, how to read financial statements;
  • how to set up appropriate administrative systems.

    Learners demonstrate the following attitudes and values:
  • integrity and personal accountability;
  • self-reliance and initiative;
  • inclusive anti-bias attitudes towards the children, co-workers and families;
  • partnership with families and the community is valued in the management of the service;
  • commitment to reconstruction and development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    1. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;

    2. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of the local community as manager of the ECD service.

    3. Be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in the community.

    4. Explore education and career opportunities in management.

    5. Develop entrepreneurial opportunities in setting up and managing ECD services and community projects. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve managerial problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, organisation and community providing leadership where necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to all aspects of the service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard has been replaced by Unit Standard 244478, which is "Manage an Early Childhood Development service", Level 5, 5 credits.

    Supplementary information

    This elective unit standard provides for specialisation in the role of leader, administrator and manager, particularly in relation to community-based ECD services. In this context, the community, citizenship and pastoral role is also important.


    NOTE:
    Duplicates: Unit Standard number 7407 and 14812. Title: Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service.
    Unit Standard 7407, rather than number 14812, was linked to qualification number 23117, Higher Cert: Early Childhood Development Level 5.
    Unit Standard 14812 was made inactive. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23116   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-18  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  15982   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  15985   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  15983   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    2. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    3. Accreditation & Training Services 
    4. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    5. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    6. Arden School of Management 
    7. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    8. ATS Institute 
    9. Beam Sun Projects Training Centre International 
    10. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    12. BOITUMELO TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTRE 
    13. Bopaditshaba Community Project 
    14. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    15. BOTSHO BOTLE RESOURCES 
    16. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    17. Caversham Education Institute 
    18. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko Labantu be Afrika 
    19. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    20. Changing Lives Community Development Training 
    21. Compass Academy of Learning 
    22. Custoda Trust 
    23. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    24. D M Management and Consulting 
    25. Directflo 
    26. DM Training Consultants 
    27. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    28. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    29. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    30. EDU-Bless College 
    31. Edu-Build Development 
    32. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    33. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    34. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    35. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    36. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    37. Faranang Marketing 
    38. Fizazad Projects t/a Kajal and Associates 
    39. Golang Kulani ELC 
    40. Goldfields FET College 
    41. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    42. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    43. Happy Day Training and Development Services 
    44. HDPSA 
    45. Headspace Consulting (PTY) Ltd 
    46. Headstart/ECD projects 
    47. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    48. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    49. Isamon Integrated 
    50. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    51. Isibani Skills Academy 
    52. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    53. Jabulani Training & Development 
    54. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    55. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    56. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    57. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    58. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    59. Kimomanzi Training Academy Pty Ltd 
    60. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    61. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    62. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    63. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    64. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    65. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    66. Loago Business Consulting 
    67. Ma-Usi Education Training and Skills Development 
    68. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    69. Marematlou Training Institute 
    70. MASAKANE TRUST 
    71. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    72. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    73. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    74. Mbila Consulting Services 
    75. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    76. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
    77. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    78. MWG Logistical Services 
    79. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    80. Networx for Career Development 
    81. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    82. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    83. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    84. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    85. Noni Community Development 
    86. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    87. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    88. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    89. NTATAISE TRUST 
    90. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    91. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    92. Paradise Institution Training and Learning Centre 
    93. Peddie Development Centre 
    94. Peddie Development Culture 
    95. PEDRA BUSINESS ADMINISTRATORS cc 
    96. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    97. Pineridge Training Centre 
    98. Play with a Purpose Educational Trust 
    99. Pro-Ed Training 
    100. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    101. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    102. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    103. Retshetse Training Project 
    104. Rhodes University 
    105. Right 4 u College 
    106. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    107. SANTS College 
    108. Sirius Training 
    109. Sisazi Consulting 
    110. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    111. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    112. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    113. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    114. Social Impact Ministry Sikhula Sonke 
    115. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    116. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    117. Spotru Training Centre 
    118. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    119. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    121. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    122. Tembe Service Providers 
    123. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    124. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    125. Thasha Training and Consulting 
    126. The College of Modern Montessori 
    127. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    128. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    129. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    130. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    131. THUSANANG TRUST 
    132. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    133. TLHARIHANI TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    134. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    135. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    136. Tshwane sign language centre and interpreting services 
    137. Tshwane South College for (ECD Academy) 
    138. Umthombo Wolwazi Training and Constructions 
    139. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    140. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    141. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
    142. Winston Academy 
    143. WonderKids Academy 
    144. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    145. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    146. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    147. Wozabona Early Childhood Community Service Group 



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