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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7407  Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Early Childhood Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Early Childhood Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-01-10  2007-10-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-18   2011-10-18  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244478  Manage an Early Childhood Development service  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is an elective unit standard at Level 5 which can be credited to a National Certificate in ECD at Level 4 and/or towards a higher education qualification in ECD at Level 5 or 6.

The learners are able to manage effective medium-scale community-based ECD services, either working with a parent/community committee or self-employed (ECD businesses). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • The applied competence outlined in the core unit standards at Level 4: Facilitating Healthy Development, Facilitating Active Learning, and Managing the Learning Programme;
  • Communication and writing skills at Level 2 or higher.
  • Credits in accountancy (bookkeeping) and in Managing Small-Scale ECD Services (Level 3) would be an advantage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is suitable for practitioners managing an ECD service for between 60 and 150 children that involves a staff of about 4 to 10 people in which the manager usually has limited teaching responsibilities.

    At this level, practitioners demonstrate the ability to:
  • analyse child, family and community needs and plan an effective service to meet specific needs within a transformative framework;
  • manage the service effectively with limited external assistance or supervision;
  • provide leadership that motivates staff to maintain high standards in their work;
  • assess resource needs and plan ahead financially to meet needs;
  • set up and maintain efficient administrative systems appropriate to the needs of the service.

    This unit standard focuses specifically on the competence required to manage community-based ECD services of a particular size. It does not provide credits in general management and administrative skills, such as bookkeeping (although it includes an introduction to fundamental accounting principles). Separate unit standards are or will be available for various areas of management and administrative competence that could be credited towards an ECD qualification as elective units.

    Contextual considerations: In communities where management skills are not well developed, it is likely that practitioners responsible for managing ECD services will have a major role to play in facilitating the development of management skills at committee level in order to build effective partnerships with families and community members. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain an effective community ECD service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The effectiveness of the service in meeting the needs of children, their families and the community served is reviewed from time to time and appropriate changes are made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ECD service is planned and managed to contribute to the process of transformation and change in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant government policy developments and new legislation that affect children are monitored and the implications for ECD services and programmes are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Accepted standards for ECD programmes and services are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain the effective functioning of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Organisational structures and lines of authority and accountability are clearly understood, and personal responsibilities within own organisational structure are identified and carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effective functioning of the management structure is facilitated in ways appropriate to one's role and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective communication systems are set up and maintained internally (staff and management) and externally (with families, community, other agencies). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant written and oral reports and information are presented in appropriate and accessible forms and language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The formulation and review of organisational policy is facilitated in ways appropriate to one's role and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise staff and support their development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Responsibility for the recruitment, selection and/or appraisal of staff is carried out in terms of the employment policy (developed by the management structure). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. New staff members are inducted, and their professional development is facilitated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective working relationships among all staff are established and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Policy regarding the conditions of service of staff is implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage available material resources effectively and seek additional resources when needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Systems for accessing funds and accounting for all income are implemented according to agreed financial controls and regulations (subsidies, fundraising, fee policy, care of funds - banking, investment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Financial plans (budgets) are used to monitor financial needs, and systems for the control of expenditure are maintained (e.g. authorisation procedures). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Management of assets and financial liabilities is understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The facilities, equipment and materials are monitored to ensure that they are used effectively, maintained in good repair, and replaced or increased when necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain administrative systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedures for accessing funds and paying salaries and wages are correctly implemented (e.g. calculating tax, completing official returns). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All financial record-keeping is monitored to ensure that it is carried out correctly; budgets are prepared, and assistance is given with the preparation of regular financial reports for submission to the management committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective systems for the acquisition, storage and control of supplies, materials and equipment are set up and maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Admission procedures and record-keeping systems relating to children and families, the ECD programme, and staff are set up and monitored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A well-organised and accessible filing system is set up for the organisational records. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Structured interview to assess attitudes and values, underpinning knowledge and skills (e.g. analysis required for strategic planning) that are not readily observable, including reflective accounts of practice in particular situations.
  • Workplace assessment to assess the implementation of managerial and administrative responsibilities where possible.
  • Records and other work products (e.g. schedules, reports, policy documents) relating to the effective functioning and administration of the ECD service.
  • Portfolio of relevant assignments and/or other supportive evidence.
  • Written assessment tasks requiring the application of underpinning knowledge to authentic and relevant work situations.
  • Work appraisals and/or opinion questionnaires completed by person(s) in management positions, co-workers and/or family members (depending on the evidence required, e.g. managerial and administrative skills, supervision and staff development, family and community involvement).
  • Moderation: Scrutiny of all assessment records, administrative records, portfolio evidence, written assignments and other evidence in work appraisals, etc; random interviews by an external assessor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following:
  • theories of human relations and group dynamics, leadership styles, motivation;
  • general theoretical principles of adult education;
  • the principles of community development and organisation, processes of social change and transformation.
  • needs assessment, community profile and strategic planning skills;
  • processes of social change and transformation;
  • the role of ECD provision in reconstruction and development;
  • relevant government policy and legislation relating to children in education, health (especially HIV/AIDS issues), welfare, including child protection;
  • organisational structure, how to write a constitution and develop organisational policy;
  • committee procedures;
  • labour relations legislation, employment practices;
  • leadership skills, staff motivation, appraisal and development;
  • principles of financial control and accountability;
  • procedures and requirements for subsidies, fee income and fundraising;
  • investment principles, insurance requirements, budgeting, control of expenditure;
  • fundamental accounting principles, how to read financial statements;
  • how to set up appropriate administrative systems.

    Learners demonstrate the following attitudes and values:
  • integrity and personal accountability;
  • self-reliance and initiative;
  • inclusive anti-bias attitudes towards the children, co-workers and families;
  • partnership with families and the community is valued in the management of the service;
  • commitment to reconstruction and development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    1. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;

    2. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of the local community as manager of the ECD service.

    3. Be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in the community.

    4. Explore education and career opportunities in management.

    5. Develop entrepreneurial opportunities in setting up and managing ECD services and community projects. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve managerial problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, organisation and community providing leadership where necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to all aspects of the service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This Unit Standard has been replaced by Unit Standard 244478, which is "Manage an Early Childhood Development service", Level 5, 5 credits.

    Supplementary information

    This elective unit standard provides for specialisation in the role of leader, administrator and manager, particularly in relation to community-based ECD services. In this context, the community, citizenship and pastoral role is also important.


    NOTE:
    Duplicates: Unit Standard number 7407 and 14812. Title: Manage a Medium-scale ECD Service.
    Unit Standard 7407, rather than number 14812, was linked to qualification number 23117, Higher Cert: Early Childhood Development Level 5.
    Unit Standard 14812 was made inactive. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23116   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-18  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  15982   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  15985   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  15983   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2003-10-11   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    2. ABVAHO PHANDA GROUP PTY LTD 
    3. Accreditation & Training Services 
    4. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    5. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
    6. Arden School of Management 
    7. Ashley Kriel Skills Development Centre 
    8. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    9. ATS Institute 
    10. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
    11. Beam Sun Projects Training Centre International 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    14. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    15. BOTSHO BOTLE RESOURCES 
    16. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    17. Camblish Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Caversham Education Institute 
    19. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko Labantu be Afrika 
    20. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    21. Changing Lives Community Development Training 
    22. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    23. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Compass Academy of Learning 
    25. Custoda Trust 
    26. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    27. D M Management and Consulting 
    28. Damelin 
    29. Directflo 
    30. DM Training Consultants 
    31. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    32. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    33. EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE BUSINESS UNIT (Uitenhage) (WA) 
    34. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
    35. EDU-Bless College 
    36. Edu-Build Institute 
    37. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    38. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    39. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    40. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
    41. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    42. Family Restoration Foundation 
    43. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    44. Fizazad Projects t/a Kajal and Associates 
    45. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    46. George Steven Academy 
    47. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
    48. Golang Kulani ELC 
    49. Goldfields TVET College 
    50. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
    51. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
    52. HDPSA 
    53. Headspace Consulting (PTY) Ltd 
    54. Headstart/ECD projects 
    55. HEARTLINES COLLEGE 
    56. HEIRS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    57. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    58. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
    59. HWW Africa Region NPC 
    60. Innovation College (Pty)Ltd 
    61. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    62. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    63. Isibani Skills Academy 
    64. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
    65. Jabulani Training & Development 
    66. Jonglad Trading Enterprise 
    67. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    68. Keletsong Community Training & Resource Centre 
    69. Kgaka Kgolo Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    70. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    71. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    72. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    73. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    74. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    75. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    76. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    77. Lesias Educational Services 
    78. Li Lichule Trading cc 
    79. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
    80. Loago Business Consulting 
    81. Loago Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Marematlou Training Institute 
    83. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    84. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
    85. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
    86. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
    87. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
    88. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    89. MTL Training and Projects 
    90. MWG Logistical Services 
    91. NATAL EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE UNIT TRUST 
    92. Networx for Career Development 
    93. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    94. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    95. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    96. Noni Community Development 
    97. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    98. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    99. Northlink College 
    100. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    101. NTATAISE TRUST 
    102. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    103. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    104. Paradise Institution Training and Learning Centre 
    105. Peddie Development Centre 
    106. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    107. Pineridge Training Centre 
    108. Play with a Purpose Educational Trust 
    109. Pro-Ed Training 
    110. PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    111. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    113. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
    114. Retshetse Training Project 
    115. Rhodes University 
    116. Right 4 u College 
    117. Rousing Varsity College 
    118. Safe and Sound Learning Association 
    119. SANTS College 
    120. Seanapyane Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    121. SEJ Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Sherq Global (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Sirius Training 
    124. Sisazi Consulting 
    125. Siyahluma Education Institute 
    126. SIYATHELA EARLY LEARNING ASSOCIATION 
    127. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
    128. South African Congress For Early Childhood Development 
    129. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    130. Spotru Training Centre 
    131. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    132. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    133. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
    134. Teachers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Tembe Service Providers 
    136. Tendazwau Trading 8 (PTY) LTD 
    137. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
    138. Thasha Training and Consulting 
    139. The College of Modern Montessori 
    140. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    141. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    142. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    143. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    144. THUSANANG TRUST 
    145. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    146. TLHARIHANI TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    147. Training and Resources in Early Education (TREE) 
    148. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
    149. Umthombo Wolwazi Training and Constructions 
    150. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    151. Vuselela TVET College 
    152. Waterberg TVET College 
    153. Winston Academy 
    154. WonderKids Academy 
    155. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    156. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
    157. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 



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