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

Manage an Early Childhood Development service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244478  Manage an Early Childhood Development 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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7407  Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  18   
13852  Manage the ECD learning programme  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for people who are involved in the management of an Early Childhood Development (ECD) service.

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Managing the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service.
  • Managing the organisational systems and structures.
  • Supervising staff and support their development.
  • Managing material and financial resources.
  • Maintaining administrative systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • It is assumed that learners are competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • It is also recommended that learners have a basic understanding of accounting principles and practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is applicable for Early Childhood Development (ECD) services in different settings such as home-based, community, family outreach services, centre-based, prisons, play-groups. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning and management of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) service ensures the smooth and effective running of the service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An Early Childhood Development (ECD) service is managed according to accepted standards as laid out in the Guidelines for Early Childhood Development Services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effectiveness of the service in meeting the needs of children, their families and the community served is reviewed from time to time and changes that are made are suitable for affecting positive change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant government policy developments and new legislation that affect children are applied, thereby giving effect to legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage the organisational systems and structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisational structures and lines of authority and accountability are identified with reference to organisational documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal responsibilities within organisational structure are identified and carried out in line with organisational documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Systems are set up and maintained to ensure effective and regular communication with families, the community and other agencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Management activities promote the effective functioning of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The formulation and review of organisational policy is facilitated as per the principles and practices of quality organisations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise staff and support their development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recruitment, selection, induction and appraisal of staff are carried out as per the organisation's employment policy and in line with Labour Law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Professional development of staff is facilitated in line with identified skills development needs and/or results of performance appraisals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supervision promotes and maintains effective working relationships among staff. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conditions of service of staff is implemented in line with organisational policy and relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage material and financial resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Systems for accounting for all income and expenditure are implemented according to agreed financial controls and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Income includes subsidies, fundraising, fee policy, care of funds, banking, investments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Financial plans and budgets are used effectively to monitor financial needs and to ensure expenditure is controlled in line with organisational control systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assets and financial liabilities are managed in accordance with established accounting practices and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Facilities, equipment and materials are monitored to ensure that they are used effectively, maintained in good working order, and replaced when necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain administrative systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for accessing funds and paying salaries and wages are implemented in line with organisational control systems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures refer to calculating tax, completing official returns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Financial records accessible, accurate and up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Admission procedures and record-keeping systems relating to children, families, staff and the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme are maintained in accordance with organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator, registered with the relevant accredited ETQA responsible for the quality assurance of this Unit Standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate quality assuring ETQA, or Learning Programme approval with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the quality assuring ETQA.
  • Verification (external moderation) of assessment and moderation by the provider, will be conducted by the relevant quality assuring ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant Qualification and the agreed ETQA policy and procedures.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed through RPL against this Unit Standard, may apply to an assessment agency or provider institution accredited by the relevant quality assuring ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a formal agreement/accreditation with the relevant quality assuring ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the Unit Standard, and will be assessed directly via assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the given assessment criteria:
  • Theories of human relations and group dynamics, leadership styles, motivation.
  • Relevant government policy and legislation relating to children in education, health (especially HIV/AIDS issues), welfare, including child protection.
  • Committee procedures.
  • Labour relations legislation, employment practices.
  • Leadership skills, staff motivation, appraisal and development.
  • Basic principles of financial control and accountability.
  • Fundamental accounting principles, how to read financial statements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 science 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 ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard replaces Unit Standards:
  • 7407, which is "Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service", Level 5, 18 credits.
  • 13852, which is "Manage the ECD learning programme", Level 4, 20 credits.

    Glossary:

    Activities - refer to the active involvement of babies, toddlers and young children with a range of resources, materials and actions that contribute towards their development. This includes routine-based and play-based activities.

    Babies, toddlers and young children:
  • Babies - refers to an approximate range of 0-12 months, taking into account individual variations in development.
  • Toddlers - refers to an approximate range of 12-30 months, taking into account individual variations in development.
  • Young children - refers to an approximate range of 30 months to 5 years old, taking into account individual variations in development.

    Developmentally appropriate although it is accepted that there are multiple and contested ways in which the term may be used and understood, at its heart, "developmentally appropriate" is intended to convey the sense that children do develop in recognisable ways, even if at different rates and in line with different models of development. Hence, we may speak of something being developmentally appropriate if it meets the developmental needs of babies, toddlers and young children, supported by justifiable theories will inform the programme.

    Early Childhood Development (ECD) Service - the care, facilitation, observation, reporting and working with families and others in a variety of settings for the development of babies, toddlers and young children.

    Early Childhood Development (ECD) Settings - to any place where a child is or children are, including but not limited to Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, institutions such as prisons and hospitals, and at home.

    Facilitate - means the use of a range of activities, all of which combine in various ways to contribute to the holistic development of babies, toddlers and young children.

    Framework - guidelines to outline the range of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services, programmes and legal, health and social practices.

    Inclusion - the inclusion of all children including those with special needs.

    Programme - refers to the routines or schedules that spell out the sequence of daily and weekly events. The schedules may be very loose or highly structured depending on context and preference. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58761   Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. 3 At Work Recruitment Agency 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. ABM COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD 
    4. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
    5. Afrika Tikkun NCC 
    6. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    7. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    8. ATTI (Advanced Technonogy Training Institute) 
    9. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
    10. B T Group of Companies Pty Ltd 
    11. Boitjhorisong Resource Centre 
    12. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    13. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    14. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    15. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    16. Capricorn College for FET 
    17. Caversham Education Institute 
    18. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko La Bantu Be Afrika NPC 
    19. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    20. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    21. Compass Academy of Learning 
    22. Continuing Education For Africa 
    23. Custoda Trust 
    24. D M Management and Consulting 
    25. Damelin 
    26. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Dee s Training PTY LTD 
    28. DEVELO CC 
    29. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
    30. Dintshang Trading 
    31. Directflo 
    32. DM Training Consultants 
    33. Dru A Professional Further Education and Training College DAPFETC PT 
    34. Dynamic Safety Solutions 
    35. Early Inspiration 
    36. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    37. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    38. East London Technical t/a Buffalo City TVET College 
    39. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    40. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    41. Edu Experts SA 
    42. EDU-Bless College 
    43. Edu-Build Institute 
    44. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
    45. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    46. Empirical Training Agency (PTY) Ltd 
    47. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    49. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    50. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    51. FLAVIUS MAREKA FET COLLEGE 
    52. Fourways Private College 
    53. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    54. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    55. Future Performance Training and Development 
    56. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Gauteng Baobab Early Learning Training Programme 
    58. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
    59. Goldfields TVET College 
    60. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    61. Greater Soweto Association for Early Childhood Development 
    62. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    63. HDPSA 
    64. Headspace Consulting (PTY) Ltd 
    65. HLOSI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    66. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    67. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
    68. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    69. Igugu Training and Investments 
    70. Ikusasa Lothisha t/a ECD Training Provider 
    71. INGWE FET COLLEGE 
    72. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    73. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    74. Isibani Skills Academy 
    75. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    76. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    77. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    78. Jabulani Training & Development 
    79. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    80. Katehong Early Learning Resourse Unit (KELRU ) 
    81. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    82. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    83. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    84. Kgaka Kgolo Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    86. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    87. Khoali Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
    88. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    89. Kids Academy 
    90. Kitso Bokamoso Training Solution 
    91. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    92. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    93. Lehlabile Emergency Institute 
    94. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    95. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    96. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    97. Loago Business Consulting 
    98. Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute 
    99. Lynne Hobbs cc 
    100. Marematlou Training Institute 
    101. MASAKANE TRUST 
    102. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    103. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    104. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    105. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    106. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    107. Mondo Skills and services providers 
    108. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
    109. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    110. MWG Logistical Services 
    111. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    112. NC COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS 
    113. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    114. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    115. Networx for Career Development 
    116. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    117. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    118. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    119. Noni Community Development 
    120. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    121. Northlink College 
    122. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    123. Ntataise Lowveld Trust 
    124. NTATAISE TRUST 
    125. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    126. NTI College 
    127. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    128. Nyelati Trading Enterprise 
    129. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    130. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    131. Peddie Development Centre 
    132. Penreach 
    133. People Upliftments t/a POPUP Upliftment 
    134. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    135. PHALANE SAFETY CONSULTANT AND TRAINING PROVIDERS PTY LTD 
    136. Pineridge Training Centre 
    137. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    138. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    139. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY NPC 
    140. Pro-Ed Training 
    141. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    142. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
    144. Read Educational Trust 
    145. Realeboga Development Services 
    146. Reflections Development Institute 
    147. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    148. Retshetse Training Project 
    149. Rhodes University 
    150. Right 4 u College 
    151. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    152. SANTS College 
    153. Save the Children South Africa 
    154. SERITI INSTITUTE 
    155. Sirius Training 
    156. Sisazi Consulting 
    157. SITHUTHUKILE TRUST 
    158. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    159. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    160. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    161. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    162. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
    163. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    164. Southern African Youth Movement 
    165. Spotru Training Centre 
    166. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    168. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    169. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    170. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    171. Tembe Service Providers 
    172. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    173. Thasha Training and Consulting 
    174. The College of Modern Montessori 
    175. The Finishing College (Pty) Lt 
    176. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    177. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    178. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    179. Thembekile training consulting 
    180. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    181. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    182. THUSANANG TRUST 
    183. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    184. Tiakeni Training Centre 
    185. TMG Quality Services 
    186. Tokelo Training Intervention in ECD 
    187. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    188. Trainers Without Borders 
    189. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    190. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    191. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    192. TSHIROLOGO DISABILITY TRAINING SERVICES PTY TLD 
    193. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    194. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    195. UMO LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEM 
    196. Unathi Training 
    197. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    198. VH Consulting 
    199. Vicresco (Pty) Ltd 
    200. Vuselela TVET College 
    201. VUWA PROJECTS 
    202. Water berg FET College 
    203. Waterberg TVET College 
    204. WEST COAST COLLEGE FET 
    205. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    206. Winston Academy 
    207. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    208. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 
    209. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 



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