Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme is now reaching 22 centres, stretching from Buffeljagsbaai to Stanford.

We’re working closely with the Western Cape Department of Social Development in supporting these early childhood centres to meet departmental standards.

The Children’s Act requires all ECD facilities to be registered with the Department, enabling a form of quality control in terms of health and safety, management, governance and the learning programme.


Flower Valley works with stakeholders connected to these 22 centres to compile a portfolio of evidence for registration and re-registration.

With regular monitoring of progress, we report to the Department, and where necessary work with stakeholders to address barriers.

Training and knowledge sharing on various aspects of early childhood development is done with management committees, centre staff and parents.

Children’s play and imagination, a loving relationship with caring adults, good management and governance and safe, stimulating environments are some of the elements that support good quality ECD.


As the ECD team, we work in appropriate ways to help balance these elements. This can sometimes be challenging. But working together, we can contribute to a better environment for these young children.

Thank you to our valuable partners for your part in this process.