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Early Childhood Development Forums - Save the Children South Africa Wentworth ECD Centre Audit (ECDF) 2011 - KwaZulu-Natal

Resource Type
  • Save the Children South Africa
Publication Date
Embargo End Date
  • Save the Children South Africa (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Save the Children South Africa
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  • Abstract

    Description: The data set contains the responses of the 16 ECD centres that participated in the 2011 Audit and includes 276 variables. A report for this study, 'Documentation of an Early Childhood Development Forum Approach A Study of the Save the Children South Africa Early Childhood Development Forum Model Report to Save the Children, South Africa May 2014', can be obtained from Mari van der Merwe at the following email address:

    Abstract: Forums in South Africa are critical in active citizen engagement in South Africa. The history of the country gave birth to community forums as they were used to mobilise resistance against the apartheid government. In KwaZulu-Natal Early Childhood Development (ECD) forums are common in various communities. The focus of this study is on ECD forums which are supported by Save the Children South Africa (SCSA). This study was aimed at auditing the infrastructure and regulatory compliance of ECD Centres in the Wentworth area. The 2011 Audit instrument was developed by SCSA and the data collection and analysis was undertaken by SCSA Personnel. The data was collected under the following ECD sub themes: infrastructure, type of care provided, food and nutrition, regulatory requirements, health and safety, child profiles, ECD practitioner profiles, quality of ECD programming, and ECD financing. The audit covered all the critical areas of ECD. The comparison shows that ECD centres have made some improvement with regards to several critical areas since 2011. The findings of this study show that SCSA's intervention in Wentworth ECD forum has improved the quality of ECD service which is provided by the centres.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2011 / 2011
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
All ECD centres who were members of the Wentworth ECD Forum in 2011 were included.
The 2011 audit survey was planned to be conducted with all 16 ECD Centres who were members of the Wentworth ECD Forum in 2011.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Observation
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Update Metadata: 2020-08-31 | Issue Number: 1377 | Registration Date: 2016-04-20

Save the Children South Africa (2016): Early Childhood Development Forums - Save the Children South Africa Wentworth ECD Centre Audit (ECDF) 2011 - KwaZulu-Natal. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset.