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Caversham Education Institute

Caversham Education Institute

12Jul 2011


The Caversham Education Institute was founded in 1993 but became an official member of the Caversham family in 2001 and has a satellite office in Durban. It provides an innovative model for Early Childhood Development (ECD) teacher transformation. The  course was designed to provide inspirational training to the teachers of young children in the deep belief that creativity nurtured from birth bears fruit in adulthood. It also incorporates the Caversham Hourglass © Methodology of Reflection, Dialogue, CreACTion™ leading to Ownership as a cornerstone.

The Institute is accredited as a Service Provider with the ETDP SETA and is responsible for the training of some 242 ECD teachers at NQF level 5, providing a bridge between current NQF level 4 practitioners training and a first degree. Jill Sachs developed the nationally accredited Higher Certificate in ECD, which was successfully awarded to 104 ECD teachers and 123 credits at National Qualification Level 5 in 2010.

Dedicated to inspiring teachers in early years education, the Institute structured a third year to meet all the credit requirements for a National Diploma in ECD. This has been piloted and materials will be submitted for accreditation during 2011. These qualifications will enable ECD teachers to teach in a preschool or Grade R class, establish their own preschool, take on ECD management positions, facilitate ECD training at NQF level 4 and be eligible for credit recognition for further studies at a University.

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