Vangasali Campaign Calls for National ECD Survey

We at EDUX SA understand that ECD centres are eager to reopen and we support the reopening of our sector using a risk adjusted strategy.

Unfortunately, our centres and all partial care facilities will remain closed until the final risk analogy and standard operating procedures have been finalised and approved by Government. This includes all Preschools, even those within the Independent Schooling Sector. Children 0 to 6 may not return to any place of care yet.

We know that is not what you wanted to hear but, there is light at the end of this very dark tunnel. Today we were able to interact with DSD’s Chief Directorate for Early Childhood Development, she presented a framework for reintegration and 8 Workstreams were identified. EDUX SA will be involved in steering a task team to prepare for reintegration and we are grateful for the opportunity to get our Sector up and running again.

The Minister of Social Development will be addressing the Nation this week and she will be launching the Vangasali Campaign. This campaign is supported and funded by the Nelson Mandela Trust. The objective of this campaign will be to find and identify all Partial Care facilities operational in all of the Provinces in SA. All ECD networks have been requested to assist by participating in a National ECD Survey so that DSD can use the information gathered to ensure your facilities are ready and can reopen. If we want to speed up the process all centres, day mothers, caregivers etc. need to supply information in order to get “mapped”.

The longer the centres and caregivers take the longer it is going to be before ECD sector will reopen, therefore EDUX SA is calling on ALL of you to share this link and complete the survey to speed up the process of reintegration.

Registered or unregistered, no ECD facilities will get into any trouble, you need to be mapped or you will not be allowed to reopen because the necessary monitoring cannot take place.

To take part in the survey, visit:

Keep the Faith!

Charmaine Botha



  • Maggie Oosthuizen
    27th May 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work and keeping us informed.

  • Hannelie Goosrn
    27th May 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Dankie vir al julle harde werk. Waardeer💗💗🌺

  • Monica
    27th May 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you so much Charmaine for such an initiative.

  • Natasha
    27th May 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Than you for the information regarding ECD.

  • Germari van der colff
    27th May 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Dankie Charmaine vir al jou omgee

  • Magdalena Moos
    27th May 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Much appreciation for all the effort putting in place by the frontline warriors

  • Tereza Boshoff
    27th May 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you for all the hard work behind the scene.

  • Antoinette Viviers
    27th May 2020 at 10:26 pm

    We want to go back to caring of our children at our ecd centre please

  • Sindiswa
    27th May 2020 at 10:29 pm

    I fully support your decision and thank you very much for all the hard work . Good luck .

  • Jenny Abrahams
    28th May 2020 at 12:14 am

    0-6 years old

  • Sbu Mhlanga
    28th May 2020 at 2:57 am

    Hi since I’m running an inclusive playgroup most of kids with special needs are delaying their development, and are in risk since most of Parents are back to work places.

  • Lynn Cilliers
    28th May 2020 at 3:19 am

    It is important to open ecd centres because the brain development in ecd have a direct impact of a childs brain capacity later years
    Most of the staff members are woman who are sole providers for their families
    Some of our smaller schools have everything in place to open
    In whose interest is it not allowing US.

    Please take above mentioned in consideration in your descision making

    Kind regards

    Lynn Cilliers

  • Vatiswa
    28th May 2020 at 5:22 am

    Government we are hungry at homes ECD sector is not cared nothing we have received from our government we are not meeting the requirements for UIF benefit fund
    DSD and Education must do something for ECD we are neglected child we basic salary not stipend we are the foundation of education in this country
    Thank you

  • Shaheen Cassimjee
    28th May 2020 at 6:18 am

    Pls allow us to re open our ECDs. As a single mum, this is my only form of income, but we are providing a loving safe and happy environment for our children.

  • Adri Grobler
    28th May 2020 at 6:44 am

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  • Theunis
    28th May 2020 at 7:45 am

    We just wait to get the forms and a checklist, to see what short etc. Furthermore we believe that everything will get better from now. The goverment start to get a revelation of the other sectors of the Founddations of the small Childrens. We as ECD sector have a Big Responcibility to get our Children up to date with the milestones of their ages and ready to start to climb the ladders of their futures.

  • Tania Alberts
    28th May 2020 at 7:49 am

    Besige kabouters in Western Cape, Worcester we are Registered till the end off the year with ECD. Ready to start working again.

  • Dimakatso Mofokeng
    28th May 2020 at 8:00 am

    I do appreciate everything

  • Lawrence Marara
    28th May 2020 at 8:09 am

    Painful as it may sound, we will just have to comply with the government guidelines. With ECD children, the biggest challenge is social distance. At ECD we learn by playing, and playing together. Physical contact (touch) is part of our learning without which learning is difficult. Let’s try and find out if there are other avenues we can use to go round this challenge.

  • Trudie Borha
    28th May 2020 at 8:16 am

    We need to be able to supply a service to people returning back to work, children are now being supervised by any available person, no structure. We need to comply with hygiene protocol and be allowed to open.

  • Lorinda Kern
    28th May 2020 at 8:16 am

    Thank you Edux for your drive behind the ECD ! I am almost ready to open safely.will be ready by next week. Would love to open when we get the green flag

  • Thea le Roux
    28th May 2020 at 8:48 am

    Hou van

  • Katharine Frost
    28th May 2020 at 9:20 am

    We have an ECD centre on site. As we have been permitted to open in level 4 (as a mental health organisation), we are equipped and ready for our small number of children to return to school. We have only 45 learners, 4 teachers in a large space, including outside play areas. Social distancing is possible, sanitising of the school has already commenced, we have hand sanitisers, masks as well as curriculum plans to adjust behaviour in place. Most of our parents are in support of us opening and we are anxious to continue providing a safe place for our learners to learn and play.

  • Dieldaar Kader
    28th May 2020 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for incliding me an our educare in the campaign

  • Estelle Joubert
    28th May 2020 at 9:37 am

    Ek voel dat dit die ouers se keuse en verantwoordelikheid is om besluit of hulle hul kinders wil terugstuur kleuterskole toe of nie. As ons n keuse het om te stem vir wie ons land moet regeer dan het ons ouers seker ook die keuse oor hul kinders ook.

  • Nomthandazo Mgaga
    28th May 2020 at 9:45 am

    My take on this matter,I think the centres must re-operate when the timing is right,we can’t take risk to infect children and yet claim we care for them.

    Yes,we currently struggling financially as we have to pay salaries and so forth.But our main concern is children’s safety.

  • Eureka Prinsloo
    28th May 2020 at 9:56 am

    Baie dankie vir al die hulp.

  • Erika Mostert
    28th May 2020 at 11:30 am

    Looking forward to start again it feels like a new beginning with new challenges…JUST need to be at school to get things ready and in place…I want to send parents a video to see what we are doing and will work…

  • ELIZE Richards
    28th May 2020 at 11:30 am

    We have already invested in monitors and sanitizers masks and social distancing in progress….we need presise rules to what materials are allowed for social distancing….plastic, glass…ect……perspex is unaffordable at the moment…..

  • Leonie du Plooy
    28th May 2020 at 11:41 am

    Baie dankie vir al julle hulp.

  • Nomalanga Shongwe
    28th May 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Children’s health comes first hopefully this pandemic will end soon as it has brought hunger without an income is so difficult to run the house chores

  • Lucia Thabisile Nxumalo
    28th May 2020 at 12:22 pm

    I think the government should sanitize all Pre schools and supply all necessary equipment including temperature detectors and sanitizers.

  • Michael skebotha
    28th May 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Hi good day .
    I personaly just wish the time can come so that i can open my ECD FACILITY .

  • Cathy Chandler
    28th May 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Cathy Chandler We just need to get the PPE’s and need to know if it is the same requirements as for schools.

  • S. Kotzee
    28th May 2020 at 1:53 pm


  • Lashiwe Mparadzi
    28th May 2020 at 2:04 pm

    As an active member of the ECD sector in South Africa im appealing for the DSD to speed up the reopening of ECD centers as this could resuilt in some of us not be able to ever open again.

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  • Jean Dearman
    28th May 2020 at 2:32 pm

    If we don’t open soon we will have to close doors. Parents cannot be expected to continue paying

  • Reine Zen Johnson
    28th May 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Really hope that things will go back to normality as it is important for children to attend school.

  • Sophy
    28th May 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Yes ,we recommend that the Ecd must open

  • Faith
    28th May 2020 at 2:58 pm

    This lockdown has made life difficult for some of us but as a nation we had to do the right thing for our health risks ..we hardly get money since parnets are not paying us ..

  • Marlindie Delport
    28th May 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Thank you Edux for everything you do. Really appreciare it. Yes we all want to open, but understand the health of teachers abd children is more important and that we must wait untill everything is in place

  • Eleanore Arendse
    28th May 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I hope we are reopening soon. And i know this virus is a serious case. My parents just want to know when are the ECD Centres gone open.

  • Ingrid
    28th May 2020 at 3:36 pm

    I would love to be a part of a solution!!

    • Ingrid
      28th May 2020 at 3:39 pm

      Love being part of the solution!

  • Ronaldo Gaai
    28th May 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Its a good thing for ECD center to reopen

  • Agnes Seleke
    28th May 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I think that if we are given the opportunity to reopen our services, we will definitely make sure that all the regulations under Covid 19 are being followed and we will also develop a plan on how we need to restructure our programmes to ensure that what we do on daily basis with the children are issues related to Covid 19 so that they message can be quickly transformed to our learners.

  • Felicity Onverwacht. Sonneblomland Dagsorg.
    28th May 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Be wise and be safe

  • Jennifer Mc Craw
    28th May 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I am the principal am are greatful for things that these organisation to in to place

  • Felicity Onverwacht. Sonneblomland Dagsorg.
    28th May 2020 at 3:45 pm

    We will be greatful and thankful for Re-open our ECD centers

  • Jennifer Mc Craw
    28th May 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Trusting everything will turn out for the good keep the faith and thanks for your assistance regards the ecd sector.

  • Louise Kriel
    28th May 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for your hard work

  • Juanita Geswindt
    28th May 2020 at 3:49 pm

    I would like that our ECD open because Therese alot of children from our center that’s roaming the streets and its not a good thing we will take care of them until their parents gets homr

  • Amelia Phello
    28th May 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I would love to be helped to open my Centre as is very important for the children to be catered for at the Creches whilst their parents have gone to work. At the Centre, they are being taught, given meals and looked at. Also helping my practitioners who are doing a wonderful job and also are in need of support(money)

  • Phindile Malinga
    28th May 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I’m so willing to be helpfully assisting to my centre in anyway to keep my centre and children safe and clean and we need to follow the rules from our goverment

  • Lucia Tsoaledi
    28th May 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for considering us

  • Alta Du Plooy
    28th May 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Thank you so much for everything that you do for us. With the information you make it easy for us. We will keep faith and know God is good.

  • Ntombizanele
    28th May 2020 at 5:55 pm

    The Ecd must not open just because they learn through play each other sharing. Nd they rotate on the tables it is not easy at all

  • Baliswa
    28th May 2020 at 6:49 pm

    The ECD practitioner we can reopen acoding to get distance between the childrens at the time of activities outdoor activities and indoor activities of activities

  • Nontembeko
    28th May 2020 at 7:12 pm

    We need safety on our school

  • Janine Geyser
    28th May 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Ecd centres are as important and essential for people returning to work and for the sake of the childrens social well being.

  • Debbie
    28th May 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Eager to reopen even if we have to be ready to protect theyoung ones

  • Ncobile Lizah Lukhele
    28th May 2020 at 8:16 pm

    We support the reopening

  • Lynne Britton
    28th May 2020 at 9:36 pm

    We need to get our children back to creche for the live if Education and socializing and many more reasons. We are the future foundation for the little children.

  • Joyce
    28th May 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Pre Schools must be opened soon as children are now rooming around the streets without anyone to care for them because some of the parents are back to work

  • Gaveni Bridget
    29th May 2020 at 8:40 am

    My massage is that you must consider the people working at ecd because are the most people that must be recognized because they also give big efforts to those children at the foundation phase and they are not compassated

  • wilna grix
    29th May 2020 at 9:47 am

    pleaseools to open up sooner.

  • Mulaudzi khangelweni
    29th May 2020 at 10:15 am

    We as the workers in ecd we are experiencing difficulties during this time because we have no money to after our families and we are also worried about the children from poor families who rely on the food from creche

  • Lounjie Marais
    29th May 2020 at 10:37 am

    I am so happy that we recognised as the practitioner of Early Childhood Development if we still exist during this lockdown because we depend on the ECD to provide for our families and we do enjoy to take care of children ECD is the home away home for other children and we are the mothers while their parents are at work

  • Lydia
    29th May 2020 at 10:38 am

    Hi creches they hunger with teacher no food parcel pls open

  • Wilma van der Merwe
    29th May 2020 at 10:45 am

    Yes we want to open and school is ready!

  • lindiwe tatai
    29th May 2020 at 11:08 am


  • lindiwe tatai
    29th May 2020 at 11:09 am

    I agree

  • Shelley Bainbridge
    29th May 2020 at 11:22 am

    Our ECD schools are desperate to reopen so as staff can return to work and earn salaries. Children need to get back to learning

  • Shelley Bainbridge
    29th May 2020 at 11:23 am

    We desperately need to reopen to get staff working and earning. Children need to get back to learning.

  • Tshepiso Mokhoele
    29th May 2020 at 11:25 am

    Parents need to take their children back to ECD because they are back to work

  • Nemutudi Maungedzo Faith
    29th May 2020 at 11:29 am

    We are asking for the crèches to open because people who have younger children and working they won’t have anyone to leave them with.But with the inspection of the premises and also provision of things like sanitizers,mask and other things to prevent this virus from spreading.

  • Zandile Mkhize
    29th May 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much for the efforts you’re taking to help us as ECDs,we are going through a lot our lives have been put on hold.

  • Bertha boekhouer
    29th May 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Please send me the link to register

  • Alexandra Horsfall
    29th May 2020 at 2:58 pm

    I am keen to open my school as soon as possible. I need to pay my staff and keep paying the overheads for my school. The parents do not feel that they are getting the same value by the few online options I can give them fornthe very young children in my school.

  • Thabile Ndima
    29th May 2020 at 5:04 pm

    We will be very much happy if we as ECD s principal can get help on the re opening of our centre to be sure that we are safe and the teachers and children’s are safe.

  • Sibongile
    29th May 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Hi IAM day care center having interest in helping parents looking after their children while their at work

  • Zamantungwa Dlamini
    29th May 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Thubelihle Creche is a non-profit organisation which hasn’t been funded 15 years of service. Running this organisation is not easy since we live in rural area.Wherevmost of peoplebcan notafford fees and lunchbox. As we still on lockdown we suffered cz we don’t get any in come even from DSD

  • Thandiwe Mokoena
    29th May 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I hope soon will find solutions because some parents will go to work on first of June. That will caused child bein playing around and some injuries that is necessarily or been raped or abused.

  • Bernina
    29th May 2020 at 9:57 pm

    I think it’s fair that we also open if schools are opening as we are breadwinner to our families and we have children to look after. I understand the matter of this pandemic and we also ensure to take the necessary precautions and abide by the laws and regulations.

  • Amanda hugo
    29th May 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Am i registered now

  • Zolelwa
    30th May 2020 at 1:24 am

    Thank you so much for the information

  • Carmen Clark
    30th May 2020 at 7:00 am

    I do hope they open soon for the well being of these little children emotionally

  • Ntikana Alugumi
    30th May 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I want to fill a form

  • Binita Kotze
    30th May 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Would just like clarification on to when the school may open. I do understand the safety of our children and parents are priority. Thank you for your time and effort.

  • Khethiwe Ngobe
    31st May 2020 at 5:58 pm

    These are trying times,, without children at my center means no food at the table,, its really hectic.. It’s what I only made a living from

  • Baleseng Raleting
    31st May 2020 at 7:54 pm

    We only ask the department to tell us in the mean time what we need to do in order to prepare for the reopening when we do open. What must be done at the centers. Thank you.

  • Nhlapo Mary
    1st Jun 2020 at 4:13 am

    I am not ready for ECD to be opened because is winter time and many parents are unemployed they can take care of their child at home. Child are too young for social distance, because they always socialize through play and they like to share. We will wait for government or when gradeR started at schools we will start also.

  • Ronel Lriel
    1st Jun 2020 at 8:39 am

    Pls send me all doc for the Vang… And other important once pls and add my nr 0727144442

  • Ndivhudzannyi Phaswana
    1st Jun 2020 at 10:34 am

    Yes we understad the situation we can’t take risk, because younger children are not like adults they can’t understand the the uses of lurks, sanitizer and washing hand each and every time. We will wait until the situation is stable.

  • Mbali Nomthandazo Mabuzz
    1st Jun 2020 at 11:10 am

    Please assist the ECD centre’s because we are kept on the dark and most our parents are working and need our services that we can’t provide.. No one is saying anything to us

  • Makhado Ndifelani
    1st Jun 2020 at 11:45 am

    Stay at home and wash are hands each and time using soap

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  • Joyce Nomahlubi Xhalangs
    2nd Jun 2020 at 8:48 am

    The ECD centre are the basic learning for children the children are learning the basic important developed that other children did not get at home like 5 development Area Physical dev to be not stunded or malnutrition playdev to share with other to also learn morals it is very important language an speech to talk and learn to gain confidence it important for their growth

  • Elize Vermaak
    2nd Jun 2020 at 10:44 pm

    To come and visit my school

  • Mlungwana
    3rd Jun 2020 at 8:47 am

    I need help to build to center l have the land

  • Nomusa Dube
    3rd Jun 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Let’s work hand’n hand so that we win over this pandemic

  • Tessa Pretorius
    3rd Jun 2020 at 6:22 pm

    We need support to get sanitizer and scanners

  • Dinah makoko
    3rd Jun 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I need help with face masks ,saniters and screen

    • Dinah makoko
      3rd Jun 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Oh thanks we are looking foward to work with you

  • Phindile Msane
    4th Jun 2020 at 2:15 am

    Thanks this will be very good for us, please add me to the group.

  • Phindile Msane
    4th Jun 2020 at 2:17 am

    This will be very good for us, please add me to the group

  • Lungisile
    4th Jun 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Creches please opening because the kids is not stay home we walk all street so if you reopen creches it’s better because all of them are safe

  • Michelle Demas
    4th Jun 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I’m a registered ECD with social Development and it is really sad to see that government don’t care about us we suffering allot due to this Covid 19 and funded crèches is the only centre’s that in this time is been looking at…

  • Connie
    4th Jun 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I’m asking for help I’m loosing my ECD Centre
    I have no money for paying rent.

  • Neo ya me day care centre
    4th Jun 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I want to fill ecd survey

  • Makwarela azwihangwiso hilda
    4th Jun 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Stay at home an wear a mask every where you go an make sure you wash hands

  • Zethu Mpulo
    5th Jun 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Hi everyone since we have a problem of this virus we also have a problem in schools because we no going to reopen our school up until we have things we going to use to protect us.

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  • Amanda Anitha Tshabalala
    6th Jun 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hie im Amanda Anitha Tshabalala im an Ecd student and im looking forward to know more about this course

  • Amanda Anitha Tshabalala
    6th Jun 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Hello im Amanda Anitha Tshabalala im the Student of MCC im looking forward to know more about ECD Training and participate with all i have during this lockdown

  • Avhutendwi
    6th Jun 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Working together we can overcome this dark cloud.

  • Margaret Thage
    6th Jun 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Yes,we are eager to open our Centres

  • Ntomboxolo Sylvia Lugogwana
    8th Jun 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Pls send me the Vangasali form

  • Lynne Britton
    8th Jun 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Let our ECD learner’s get the education skills back on track. We are there future. They have rights as much as we do.

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  • Adri Grobler
    10th Jun 2020 at 6:40 am

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