Photography: Save the Children: Early Childhood Development: IMG_4683web

Noblene Boyles, 40, is an ECD teacher at the Little David Educare Centre in Wentworth, a township on the southern side of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal province. She has been teaching at Little David for seven years, and was recently awarded the 2013 ABSA ECD Award of Excellence for KwaZulu-Natal. She goes on to compete at the national level in February 2014. Over 92% of preschool children in KwaZulu-Natal attend unregistered ECD centres (crèches). Save the Children, operating in KZN for over 50 years, recognised the need to support crèches in the area with better management skills and access to learning materials, as well as running the crèche forums and supporting crèches with registration to become ECD centres.

Noblene Boyles, 40, is an ECD teacher at the Little David Educare Centre in Wentworth, a township on the southern side of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal province. She has been teaching at Little David for seven years, and was recently awarded the 2013 ABSA ECD Award of Excellence for KwaZulu-Natal. She goes on to compete at the national level in February 2014. Over 92% of preschool children in KwaZulu-Natal attend unregistered ECD centres (crèches). Save the Children, operating in KZN for over 50 years, recognised the need to support crèches in the area with better management skills and access to learning materials, as well as running the crèche forums and supporting crèches with registration to become ECD centres.