EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT – NURTURING PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

Early Childhood Development - Masicorp Information

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Masicorp's ECD's are open right throughout the year from January - December. This accommodates parents who need to keep working even when many other creches close for the holiday season. We provide our children with two hot, healthy nutritious meals daily as well as two energizing fruit snacks to keep children happy and healthy while they can tackle the bigger issues - like learning and playing to develop and grow holistically.

Masi Educare

Masi Educare – accommodating 156 learners from the community

This centre came under Masicorp management in 2016, when a host of generous funders enabled us to extend, renovate and upgrade this school by adding eight additional container classrooms. In early 2018, Masi Educare was successfully registered with the Department of Social Development, and started receiving monthly funding, which subsidises the monthly school fees that are paid by parents. This income enables us to cover the costs of running this centre and pay our teacher’s salaries. Even though we receive (DSD) funding, we still have overheads that are not entirely covered -meaning we still require additional funding to cover the operating costs of the centre. There are Currently 156 children enrolled at this school, who are cared for by twelve staff members.

Chasmay Educare

Chasmay Educare – accommodating 120 learners from the community

Chasmay Educare Centre on our Chasmay Road campus cares for 120 children. Renovations and upgrades were desperately needed, and in 2019 Masicorp was able to do just that. The playground and facilities were upgraded thanks to the generosity of various donors who made it all possible. Today the centre cares for 120 children with nine staff members, all from within the community.  We have started the process of applying for registration with The Department of Social Development (DSD) so that we will be able to receive funding – which will assist us to cover the running costs of the school and meals that are served daily.

Sunnydale Educare

Sunnydale Educare – accommodating 40 learners from the community

Sunnydale ECD is our latest project, taken over by Masicorp in April 2021, where we oversaw Renovations and upgrades of the building and its grounds. Sunnydale currently cares for 40 children by four staff members. The team at Masicorp are excited by Sunnydale's unlimited potential and we hope to expand in future because of the amazing opportunity these grounds hold for even more amazing life-changing education programmes. We plan to start the registration process with the Department of Social Development (DSD) very soon - to ensure adequate funding to allow even more children to benefit from this amazing early childhood development centre.

Get in touch with one of our ECD's

Masi Educare Information

Masi Educare Address

2984 Masonwabe Road 

Masiphumelele

School Hours: Monday to Friday - 07:30 AM - 16:30 PM.

The contact number for Masi Educare is 060 940 4489 / 021 785 1988.

Alternatively E-mail:

Nosibabalo Sotwili on nosibabalo@masicorp.org or MasiEducare on masieducare@masicorp.org to find out more about this facility.

Chasmay Educare Information

Chasmay Educare Address

1 Chasmay Road 

Sunnydale

School Hours: Monday to Friday - 07:30 AM - 16:30 PM.

The contact number for Chasmay Educare is 081 380 8851. 

Alternatively E-mail:

Doiline Maisiri on chasmayeducare@masicorp.org or doiline@masicorp.org to find out more about this facility.

Sunnydale Educare Information

Sunnydale Educare Address

5 Guinea Fowl Road 

Sunnydale

School Hours: Monday to Friday - 07:30 AM - 16:30 PM.

The contact number for Sunnydale Educare is 081 584 2745. 

Alternatively E-mail:

Noluvo on noluvo@masicorp.org or sunnydale@masicorp.org to find out more about this facility.

 

The Stay and Play Programme

Stay & Play for 18 informal community creches

Our Stay and Play Programme has been expanded in 2018 and is now operating from our Sunnydale campus, offering access for nearly 300 children annually to join an eight week stimulation and early years’ education programme at various intervals throughout the year. This programme provides early childhood learning opportunities for children who attend informal creches in Masiphumelele, as well as a skills transfer to informal creche owners. From observation and studies in the crèches in Masiphumelele it has become apparent that most of the children are not exposed to toys and structured learning and that many of the informal creche owners have no experience of this themselves.
It is hoped that this programme will encourage the caregivers/creche owners to see how important the early years of a child’s life are and how they can incorporate structured activities, songs, play and reading into their creches. The children also receive art therapy through the programme, where the therapist is able to identify children who may need extra assistance, support or intervention. Each creche owner also receives a ”toolkit’  of games and materials they are able to use in their creche.

 

Teacher Training

Partnerships provide key support for our staff and ECD centres

The key to making Masiphumelele’s crèches sustainable is to get them registered with the Department of Social Development (DSD) so that a government subsidy can be received for each child. Registration is not just a matter of improved infrastructure. The DSD require the staff at each crèche to be fully qualified before they will consider registration. At Masicorp we strongly support and implement the policy to upskill and invest in our Early Child Development (ECD) teachers.
We believe that by investing in our staff, we help them reach their full potential so that the learners can also get the best quality of education that they deserve. All our teachers also take part in a wide array of short courses so that they can acquire the different skills needed to better educate the children in their care by upskilling themselves through learning initiatives that we fully encourage and support.

 

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