The aim of the Vukukhanye Educare Centre is to facilitate the provision of quality preschool education to children from Chesterville within the school catchment area.

The Vukukhanye Educare Centre was established in Chesterville in March 2012 and we are very pleased with the consistent quality of care and education which has been provided by the dedicated staff for the last seven years. Approximately 45 children attend daily, cared for by 3 teachers, 1 teacher's assistant and 1  cook/cleaner. The hours of operation are 7:30am to 3:00pm daily, with the formal programme between 8:00am and 1:00pm.

The children live in the neighbouring community of Chesterville and are largely from poor families, cared for bysingle parents, extended family or other caregiver. The poverty of caregivers places the children at risk of notreceiving sufficient early childhood stimulation and inadequate nutrition. The services offered by the Vukukhanye Educare Centre seeks to meet these vital developmental needs.In addition to the early childhood development services provided; the children are fed breakfast, lunch and amorning snack daily. Partnership with the local Department of Health ensures that standard immunizations aredone on-site during visits from clinic staff. Ongoing training of the staff is a priority, and all staff have received child-care training through Phakamisa, and accredited (NQF Levels 4-5) early childhood development training through NELRU and Caversham. One of the teachers recently achieved her Level 5 qualification. The educarecentre also benefits from participating in the Cato Manor Preschool Forum, which provides training and support at a central resource centre at Inkanyezi Crèche.

Vukukhanye Educare Centre Profile

Vukukhanye Educare Centre (Wish-List)

Rice, maize meal, pasta, samp, baked beans, sugar beans, lentils, tinned pilchards, tinned tomatoes (chopped), peanut butter, long-life milk, oats, Maltabella, beef stock cubes, Bovril, mixed herbs, vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut, carrots, garlic, spinach), fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, naartjies)

Consumables & Equipment:
Dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, tissues, hand soap, hand washing powder, toilet duck, kitchen cloths, dish sponges, mops, brooms

Sponsorship towards operating costs:
e.g. gas, food, salaries, security, repairs and maintenance

paint, glue, paper, art supplies - beads, buttons, pompoms, glitter etc.

Educational toys, games and books

Special projects:
Outdoor bins (4), granite gravel, cement, river sand, paint (and paiting supplies)
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