Care for Children in a Creche in South Africa
from £845 GBP
to £2595 GBP
Help care for children at a crèche in Knysna. On this project you will play a vital role in helping to prepare the children for primary school. Through fun activities and educational programs, your input will greatly benefit their social and mental development. Many of the children come from underprivileged homes and therefore any help they can get from volunteers is greatly appreciated.
You will have a lot of freedom to set up your own days activities if you would like to. You will also get the opportunity to painting murals to brighten up the class rooms. Activities include anything from singing, painting, reading, educational classes (like learning the alphabet) and playing with educational toys. Any activities are welcomed that will stimulate the children’s mind and teach them about themselves and the world around them.
You will be required to work from Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 2.15pm.
- 7.00am: The crèche opens early for those parents who drop their children off before work.
- 8.00am till 8.30am: The crèche officially starts the day with breakfast porridge for the children.
- 8.45am till 10.00am: The daily program starts in the form of the ‘morning ring’. The children are split up into groups according to their ages and arranged in a circle. They then go through the particular activities for that day. This is the most important part of the day’s activities.
- 10.00am till 10.30am: Children eat their snacks they have brought from home
- 10.30am to 11.00 am: Play time!
- 11.00am to 11.45am: Singing, music and story time.
- 12.00 am till 12.30am: Lunch which is a cooked meal at the school.
- 12.30am till 13.30pm: Hours nap time.
- 14.00pm: The children are then collected by their parents or arranged transport. If they live very close in the surrounding area they might walk home.
For this project you will live in our volunteer house with other Travellers volunteers. You may either have your own room or will share a room with one or more other Travellers volunteers. It will depend on how many people are there at the same time that you are. This is a comfortable house with good facilities and a beautiful view of Knysna Lagoon. You will be provided with a food budget, so that you can buy your own groceries and cook and prepare your own meals at the house, this makes for a great social event.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), restricted only by any possible visa requirements.
Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so for a minimal fee per additional week.
This placement would suit:
This project would suit anyone who wants to play a vital role in helping to prepare the children for primary school. Through fun activities and educational programs, your input will greatly benefit their social and mental development. Many of the children come from underprivileged homes and therefore any help they can get from volunteers is greatly appreciated.
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“The area is beautiful and travelling is easy. The house we stay in is lovely and the Travellers workers are such kind, loving people which really makes it feel like a home away from home. What with all the other volunteers and the Travellers staff, it really does feel like our own little family ... well, our own very big family, I suppose!!”
~ by Luke Brennan
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