Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development– NQF Level 4

About ABA Health:

ABA Health is an accredited skills-based training institution that started in 2005. Over the years, the institution has assisted learners to develop industry relevant skills, thereby gaining employment and admission into higher institutions.

Course Introduction:

This is an entry-level Qualification for those who are in or want to enter the field of Education, Training and Development specifically within the sub-field of Early Childhood Development (ECD). This qualification is aimed at people who are already practicing within the field without formal recognition as well as for those who wish to enter the field. The qualification enables recipients to plan and prepare for early childhood development; facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children; and provide care and support to babies, toddlers and young children. The qualification is offered as a distance study course with learners working at ECD Centres.

Childcare Worker Training 101

Course Introduction:

The Children’s Act requires that all staff practicing in Nursery Schools must have formal training pertaining to Early Childhood Development. This short course is therefore aimed at Nursery School Assistants and Teachers with no formal training / qualification. The learning areas covered in the course include: Responsibilities of a Childcare Worker, Safety in Classroom and Playground, Hygiene, Observation and Reporting, Caring for Babies, Assisting with the Classroom Program, Milestones per Age Group, Discipline in the Classroom and Playground Supervision etc.


Childcare Worker Training 202

Positive Discipline:

Understanding toddler behavior / origin, reasons children misbehave, learning to listen to behavior.  This course will equip you with the techniques of positive discipline and tools to guide and discipline children.


Childcare Worker 303

Classroom Management:

This course is about classroom setup, colour of walls, formal, informal and free choice learning areas.  The aim is to empower teachers and assistants to affect a productive learning environment. The importance of managing your classroom so that effective learning can take place.


Childcare Worker 404

Play and Development:

Children learn through play.  They instinctively slide into play mode without thinking!  This is a “how to” course for Nursery School Teachers and assistants that will give them the tools to effect good learning by playing.


Childcare Worker 505

Childcare Safety:

Developing and managing a safe school.  This course should be attended by ALL staff.  We often hear of or experience children that are injured at Nursery Schools.  We must be aware and constantly apply our minds as to the safety of our classroom, our children and the school.  If something happens, we must feel that it was truly an accident and not that someone was negligent.


First Aid training

Our focus is in Nursery School Teachers and Assistants.  We equip them with knowledge and practical skills in Basic First Aid.


Fire Training

Our focus is on Nursery School Teachers and Assistants.  We equip them with knowledge in Basic Fire Fighting.


Basic Food Handling

To provide you and your kitchen staff with the knowledge and understanding you need to run and maintain a clean and effective Nursery School kitchen, as well as to prepare food safely and hygienically.


Higher Certificate – Early Childhood Development NQF Level 5

Become a Grade R practitioner.  On successful completion of this course you may register with the South African Council for Educators.