Photography: Save the Children: Early Childhood Development: IMG_4998web

Ziyanda, 3, plays at the chalkboard in the Khulakahle David Beare ECD Centre on the outskirts of Durban in the eThekwini district. Principal Nokthula Zulu first opened as a crèche in 1987, responding to the need for children to be cared for while their parents were at work, and registered as a formal ECD centre in 1998. 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.

Ziyanda, 3, plays at the chalkboard in the Khulakahle David Beare ECD Centre on the outskirts of Durban in the eThekwini district. Principal Nokthula Zulu first opened as a crèche in 1987, responding to the need for children to be cared for while their parents were at work, and registered as a formal ECD centre in 1998. 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.