Content on the Ntataise website includes video clips that can be downloaded and used as learning aids by ECD practitioners for pre-school children.
Ntataise meaning “to lead a young child by the hand” is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in South Africa in 1980 with the objective of helping women in disadvantaged, rural communities gain the knowledge and skills needed to establish and sustain effective Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs for children in their care. The challenge in those early days was not only the lack of any ECD program for young children growing up in rural farming communities but the absence of any trained black early childhood teachers. With professional assistance, Ntataise pioneered the provision of early learning on farms both through the establishment of pre-schools and the training of teachers. Ntataise began supporting similar organisations across the country providing training, capacity building, and information on the most recent developments within the sector. Over the years Ntataise’s work has developed to meet the needs of the communities with which it works. Its reach has expanded from farmworker communities to towns and villages across the country. This has been achieved through the growth and support of the Ntataise Network which today has developed into one of the largest and most successful Networks in the South African ECD sector.