Gauteng Early Childhood Development (ECD) Teachers’ Programme 2023

Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA), Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA), and BlackBark Productions invites all suitable unemployed individuals to apply for Gauteng Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme.


The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector plays a vital role in shaping the educational journey of young children. Recognizing the importance of early education, the ECD function has been shifted to the Department of Education, with the aim of professionalizing the sector and ensuring that every child receives quality early education. However, many ECD centres, which are often run as non-profit organizations (NPOs), face various challenges in complying with regulations, meeting required standards, and accessing funding. Additionally, the shortage of qualified teachers hinders the optimal learning and development of children. To address these challenges and uplift the ECD sector, innovative programmes are being implemented to create job opportunities for youth while improving the quality of early education.

Benefits of the programme

The program focuses on ensuring that each ECD centre has at least one fully trained and qualified ECD teacher. With a significant number of young people who can be trained to support ECD centres, the programme aims to recruit approximately 2,800 individuals who will undergo comprehensive training and be placed in registered and compliant ECD centres. By providing professional guidance and fostering a nurturing learning environment, these young professionals will ensure that children receive quality education while engaging in play-based activities.

Minimum requirements

Applicants interested in these programs must meet specific criteria. Applicants must:

  • Have completed their matriculation from a school in Gauteng.
  • Be Gauteng residents.
  • Be under 35 years old, without turning 36 or older during the program.

The following documents should be submitted with the application:

  • Certified Copies of Grade 12/ NQF Level 4 Senior Certificate
  • Certified Copy of ID
  • Proof of Residence

Location: Gauteng

How to apply 

Apply here online for Gauteng Early Childhood Development (ECD) Teachers’ Programme 2023

Closing date: 18 July 2023