Funding of ECD Services | Western Cape Government

Funding of ECD Services


The DSD may fund the provision of ECD programmes and services.

Registered quality Early Childhood Development facilities that provide a range of services that comply with minimum norms and standards for ECD services to facilitate the emotional, mental, spiritual, moral, physical and social development and growth of children primarily from birth to four years, but up to six years where provision has not been made for Grade R, parents with a joint income of R3000, 00 and less.  Requirements for funding of ECD facilities:

  • Registration in terms of Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Preference will be given to facilities registered for more than 20 children.
  • Registration as a Not For Profit or Section 21 Company
  • Sound financial systems in place
  • Proper management structures and practices in place
  • Compliance in terms of previous funding criteria
  • Appropriate human resource practices
  • Trained staff
  • A traceable address
  • Compliance i.t.o submission of financial statements
  • Activities indicating emotional, mental, spiritual, moral, physical and social development of children
  • Provisioning of nutrition
  • Health services
  • Involvement of parents
The content on this page was last updated on 12 July 2018