your Journey
as an eCD Practitioner

Start your ECD journey or fortify your existing ECD knowledge with our convenient online learning courses designed to engage, educate and empower you for ECD success. 

start today

Start Today

Make The First Five Years
The Best Five years

Every child Deserves a Good start In Life

If you love young children and want to make an impact in their lives, receiving quality ECD training will place you in the ideal position to do this. Our courses can help.

accredited course

Want to become an ECD Practioner but don’t know where to start?

Our NQF 04 entry-level qualification is perfect for you if you want to learn how to facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children.

  • Everything you need to get started in ONE place
  • Suitable for school leavers and adult learners
  • A community on your side

What will I learn in the
NQF O4 course?

This comprehensive online course contains all the foundational tools
you need to make a big difference in small lives.



To communicate in a variety of ways within Early Childhood Development and societal settings.



To use mathematics literacy in real life and education, training and development situations.


Care & support

To plan for Early Childhood Development and provide care for babies, toddlers and young children.


+ new venture creation course

Calling all ECD Centres or Educare owners

This qualification is designed for learners who intend to set up or have already set up their own new venture in the ECD sector.



What our community says

I learned a lot of things about ECD as a practitioner from ELRU and they give me more strength as a practitioner.
Snazo Snavathi Soboys
Previous Student
Congratulations and thank you for your efforts to develop our Early Learning framework.
Previous Client
  • Be adequately prepared to develop young minds
  • Learn at your own pace in your own space
  • Get the support you need to excel

the ECD workforce is the backbone of the sector ‚Äč

Why this academy? By enhancing the skills, preparation, training and employment conditions of those who work with young children, we can improve the capacities and satisfaction of the ECD workforce, which, in turn, can significantly enhance the quality of early childhood experiences.