A closer look at the local setting of your Early Years Internship in Cape Town

If you are studying early years or childhood development at university of college then you will be interested to take a closer look at the local setting of the early years internship in Cape Town, South Africa.  And so you should be, because not only are the projects on the internship set amongst two townships close to Hout Bay, the opportunities for weekend and evening activities are endless!

Your mornings will be split between two pre-schools both run by inspiring women who are preparing children for primary school by following the education entry guidelines. These focus on ABCs, 123s, social skills, fine motor and gross motor skill development. The schools have different resources available and by working together with local staff you will help to make educational and fun activities. One project is set on a hillside with classrooms in shipping crates while another is the large home of a very dedicated educator. You will work in these settings assisting the local staff to develop lesson plans, assessment tools and techniques to help the children to meet their learning goals.

In the afternoons, you will attend an incredible after school club that is also located in a local township. It offers time for the children to do their homework and to learn a little more as well as experience activities such as dance and music in a safe and stimulating location. The children will be thrilled to see you, and the local staff will welcome your assistance. Back at the office you will be able to plan and develop the early years internship program, while developing your skills while gaining practical experience to support your studies.

The options for your weekend free time are endless. As part of your orientation you are given a free 1 day site seeing bus pass which is well worth updating to the 2 day option as it enables you to see many different sides to the city from the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Long Street and much more. There are trips for the adventurous such as shark cage diving, skydiving and abseiling to activities for those who prepare to stay on dry land such as visiting the District Six museum, the Biscuit Mill and of course South Africa’s wine tasting tours. Whatever your interests there is sure to be plenty to tempt you.

So if you are studying a career in Early Years Education or Childhood Development click here to learn how you can develop your CV / resume while discovering Cape Town and beyond in your free time.