Ntataise Network Programme

One of Ntataise’s greatest success stories is the development and growth of a Network which includes some of South Africa’s leading ECD training organisations. This Network has been developed over 30 years and has made its mark in areas where there would otherwise be no ECD provision for young children. The Network grew out of a need to strengthen the delivery of quality ECD services to disadvantaged, rural communities. The first eight organisations were started by Ntataise in the Free State and Mpumalanga. Over time these organisations came to be self-sufficient and independent.

Today the Ntataise Network has become one of the strongest of its kind in the country and its 21 independent member organisations span seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. 

Ntataise Programmes include:


Ntataise Programmes


Latest News

2019 Ntataise Annual Report

Ntataise is delighted to share our 2019 Annual Report with you. Last year was another exciting year for Ntataise and the Ntataise Network as we continued to work together to increase the quality of early years services in largely marginalised communities in 7 of South Africa’s 9 provinces. We trust you will enjoy reading about our programmatic highlights and the many milestones reached in our 39th year of operation.


Food relief in times of Covid-19

The sudden and stringent national lockdown imposed by Covid-19 left many families deprived of work and hence income in areas where Ntataise operates. Recognising the urgent need for food in communities in the Northern Free State, North West and Gauteng provinces where we work, Ntataise became instrumental in various hunger relief initiatives, and arranged for the distribution of 2000 food parcels.


Piloting the digital delivery of the Ntataise Training and Support Programmes

On July the 6th 2020, almost four months after ECD facilities were required to shut down, the Gauteng High Court passed a judgement for ECD programmes to resume with immediate effect, on condition that they adhere to Covid-19 operating protocols.