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Early Childhood Centre

 

 

 

Daycare services are provided to children aged 0-8 years at our early childhood centres

 

The centres stem from our experience in preschool education and have evolved into some of the most developed early childhood centres in the country. Children attending the centres are exposed to stimulating activities at nursery and preschool, while follow-up sessions (‘accompagnement’ programmes) are carried out with children who have moved on from our pre-schools to primary school. The communities of Camp Creole and Canot are currently the main beneficiaries of these projects, while Les Mirabelles nursery at Grand Bay, Les Mirabelles Flacq, Early Childhood centre at La Valette and Early Childhood Centre at Women Prison provide also early childhood services to deprived families.

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

In keeping with our aim of “Empowerment for all, self-sufficiency for all”, our provision of daycare services for infants and pre-school children enables parents to seek paid daytime employment through which they can earn enough to provide for their families, while secure in the knowledge their children are in a safe and nurturing environment.

 

CED Beau Bassin – offers nursery services to children aged 3 months – 3 years and child minding services to children aged 3-5 years. The centre is found in the Beau Bassin prison compound. The day care centre provides services to children whose mothers are at the Women’s Prison, children whose mothers are prison officers and children coming from deprived families from the community surrounding the Beau Bassin prison. The centre currently welcomes 12 children. Staff involved in the running of the service: 1 officer in charge/social worker, 2 care givers, 1 attendant, 1 cook. This project is run through a partnership with the Prison Services and the National Empowerment Foundation.

 

 

CED Albion – offers nursery services to children aged 3 months – 3 years, preschool services to children aged 3-5 years, ‘accompagnement’ programme to children aged 5-8 years. The children come from deprived families from Albion and its surroundings. Empowerment programmes for their families are being offered. The centre currently welcomes 21 children at its nursery, 80 children at its preschool and 65 children in its ‘accompagnement’ programme. Staff involved: 1 officer in charge, 1 social educators/integrators, 1 watchman, 1 handy person/gardener, 1 cook, 2 attendants, 4 teachers, 3 resource persons, 4 care givers.

 

 

 

CED Grand Bay and CED Flacq – offer nursery services to children aged 3 months – 3 years. The children come from deprived families from Grand Bay and Flacq. Empowerment programmes for their families are being offered. The centre currently welcomes 33 children in Grand Bay and 36 in Flacq. Staff involved: 1 officer in charge/social worker, 1 cook, 1 attendant, 6 care givers in Grand Bay and 1 officer in charge/social worker, 1 cook, 1 attendant, 5 caregivers in Flacq. These projects are run through a partnership with the Antoine Tsia Lip Ken Foundation.

 

 

   

 

CED La Valette, Bambous – offers nursery services to children aged 3 months – 3 years, preschool services to children aged 3-5 years, and ‘accompagnement’ programme to children aged 5-8 years. The children come from deprived families from La Valette, Bambous. Empowerment programmes for their families are also being offered. The centre currently welcomes 36 children at its nursery and 45 at pre school unit and 19 children for the 'accompagnement programme'. Staff involved: 1 officer in charge, 1 social educators/integrators, 1 watchman, 1 handy person/gardener, 1 cook, 2 attendants, 3 teachers, 6 care givers. This project is run through a partnership with the National Empowerment Foundation.