Smoothing the way for ECDs

2019-11-19 06:01

A review of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) exemption criteria could see the scrapping of development charges for many of the estimated 1 400 unregistered ECDs in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development department is in the process of reviewing the exemption criteria for ECDs.

The review pertains specifically to development charges.

The once-off fee is imposed at the time of a land development application or when an application is made to change the lawful land use or zoning of a property.

Experience has shown that where ECD operators convert residences into early learning spaces, many are unable to pay the development charges for rezoning etcetera and are therefore unable to register with the provincial department of Social development.

The department is now proposing that this exemption be extended to ECDs with more than 35 children that can prove the joint income of parents is less than R15 000 per month.

“Regulations surrounding ECDs pose many challenges for those centres located in impoverished communities and informal settlements. Many of these centres generate very little income and therefore cannot afford the costs associated with becoming registered entities. It is estimated that 1 400 unregistered ECDs operate within the City’s boundaries and many will benefit from the review of the exemption criteria,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

“Early learning plays a vital role in giving children the right start to their education journey and the City is committed to making it easier for ECDs to register so that they can have access to resources, but also be the safe spaces that children deserve.”

The proposed ECD exemption criteria is available for viewing on www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Copies are available at subcouncil offices and City libraries

Comments, input and recommendations must reach the following channels by 30 November:

E-mail: Public.Participation@capetown.gov.za or Nazlie.duToit@capetown.gov.za or

online: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Written submissions must be addressed to Nazlie du Toit, manager: centralised operations, programmes and PMO, social development and early childhood development, community services and health directorate, Cape Town Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town.

A review of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) exemption criteria could see the scrapping of development charges for many of the estimated 1 400 unregistered ECDs in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development department is in the process of reviewing the exemption criteria for ECDs.

The review pertains specifically to development charges.

The once-off fee is imposed at the time of a land development application or when an application is made to change the lawful land use or zoning of a property.

Experience has shown that where ECD operators convert residences into early learning spaces, many are unable to pay the development charges for rezoning etcetera and are therefore unable to register with the provincial department of Social development. The department is now proposing that this exemption be extended to ECDs with more than 35 children that can prove the joint income of parents is less than R15 000 per month.

“Regulations surrounding ECDs pose many challenges for those centres located in impoverished communities and informal settlements. Many of these centres generate very little income and therefore cannot afford the costs associated with becoming registered entities. It is estimated that 1 400 unregistered ECDs operate within the City’s boundaries and many will benefit from the review of the exemption criteria,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

“Early learning plays a vital role in giving children the right start to their education journey and the City is committed to making it easier for ECDs to register so that they can have access to resources, but also be the safe spaces that children deserve.”

The proposed ECD exemption criteria is available for viewing on www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Copies are available at subcouncil offices and City libraries

Comments, input and recommendations must reach the following channels by 30 November:

E-mail: Public.Participation@capetown.gov.za or Nazlie.duToit@capetown.gov.za or

online: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Written submissions must be addressed to Nazlie du Toit, manager: centralised operations, programmes and PMO, social development and early childhood development, community services and health directorate, Cape Town Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town.

A review of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) exemption criteria could see the scrapping of development charges for many of the estimated 1 400 unregistered ECDs in Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development department is in the process of reviewing the exemption criteria for ECDs.

The review pertains specifically to development charges. The once-off fee is imposed at the time of a land development application or when an application is made to change the lawful land use or zoning of a property.

Experience has shown that where ECD operators convert residences into early learning spaces, many are unable to pay the development charges for rezoning etcetera and are therefore unable to register with the provincial department of Social development. The department is now proposing that this exemption be extended to ECDs with more than 35 children that can prove the joint income of parents is less than R15 000 per month. “Regulations surrounding ECDs pose many challenges for those centres located in impoverished communities and informal settlements. Many of these centres generate very little income and therefore cannot afford the costs associated with becoming registered entities. It is estimated that 1 400 unregistered ECDs operate within the City’s boundaries and many will benefit from the review of the exemption criteria,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

“Early learning plays a vital role in giving children the right start to their education journey and the City is committed to making it easier for ECDs to register so that they can have access to resources, but also be the safe spaces that children deserve.”

A review of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) exemption criteria could see the scrapping of development charges for many of the estimated 1 400 unregistered ECDs in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development department is in the process of reviewing the exemption criteria for ECDs.

The review pertains specifically to development charges.

The once-off fee is imposed at the time of a land development application or when an application is made to change the lawful land use or zoning of a property.

Experience has shown that where ECD operators convert residences into early learning spaces, many are unable to pay the development charges for rezoning etcetera and are therefore unable to register with the provincial department of Social development.

The department is now proposing that this exemption be extended to ECDs with more than 35 children that can prove the joint income of parents is less than R15 000 per month.

“Regulations surrounding ECDs pose many challenges for those centres located in impoverished communities and informal settlements.

“Many of these centres generate very little income and therefore cannot afford the costs associated with becoming registered entities. It is estimated that 1 400 unregistered ECDs operate within the City’s boundaries and many will benefit from the review of the exemption criteria,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

“Early learning plays a vital role in giving children the right start to their education journey and the City is committed to making it easier for ECDs to register so that they can have access to resources, but also be the safe spaces that children deserve.”

The proposed ECD exemption criteria is available for viewing on www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Copies are available at subcouncil offices and City libraries

Comments, input and recommendations must reach the following channels by 30 November:

E-mail: Public.Participation@capetown.gov.za or Nazlie.duToit@capetown.gov.za or

online: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay.

Written submissions must be addressed to Nazlie du Toit, manager: centralised operations, programmes and PMO, social development and early childhood development, community services and health directorate, Cape Town Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town.

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