The Educare Centre provides pre-primary education for the children of UCT staff and students. It is safely situated on the upper campus in a pleasant mountainside setting with ample outdoor play areas. It can take approximately 75 children, from infants of three months to children of five years. The centre is a microcosm of UCT, with its demography reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the university community.
It offers a stimulating environment for young children to develop through creative play. Small classes are offered with structured activities planned and implemented by highly trained teachers.
The staff members are dedicated, experienced and sensitive to the personalities of the individual children in their care.
Extra mural-mural activities, outings and excursions form an integral part of the curriculum.
Each class is taught through programmes appropriate to the developmental needs of each age group.
The Centre is open from 07h30 to 17h30 throughout the year except for two to three weeks in December to January.
For parents working at UCT, payments are made by monthly deductions.
For parents' studying at UCT, the full year's fees will be debited to their student fee account.
Parents are required to provide nutritious, well-balanced lunches and juice for their children.