Kindergarten Teaching in South Africa
Kindergarten Teaching in South Africa
Play an active role in the early childhood development of local children in the Cape Town community.

Play an active role in the early childhood development of local children in the Cape Town community.

Teacher in a classroom in South Africa
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Enjoy contributing to early childhood development

Enjoy contributing to early childhood development

Penguins in Cape Town, South Africa
Visit the penguin colony in Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Visit the penguin colony in Boulders Beach, Cape Town

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You will play an important role in assisting the teachers in the classrooms and helping the early childhood development of the children in a primary school. You will get an opportunity to contribute to the teaching in the school and interact with the teachers and students while helping to improve the classroom activities.

There are over 120 children attending the school who are from various socio-economic backgrounds. Most of the children are from underprivileged families whose parents are not able to afford to pay for their kindergarten education.

We aim to help the early childhood education of these children and prepare them to start their education in primary school. Each child is provided lunch daily and the children also have the opportunity to develop their motor skills and take part in various sporting activities.

You will work with children aged 0 – 5 for five days a week, assisting the teachers in the classroom in various different aspects. The project is located 20km from Cape Town, making it an ideal location for those who wish to be close to the city.


  • Offer a teaching experience in a local kindergarten in Cape Town while supporting local children.


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, the famous port city of South Africa, lies at the foot of Table Mountain. Even though a small city, Cape Town boasts of dynamic culture and nature. Best things to do in Cape Town include riding the cable cars to the top of the mountains to get a glimpse of the port city below, hiking, exploring the shopping malls and aquariums and even checking out a penguin colony. Cape Town also tressures its Dutch heritage and the remains of the era are still visible in the city.
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Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in our meeting times of Saturday 10:00, 14:00 & 17:00 and Sunday 10:00, 14:00 & 17:00.

Please note Saturday arrivals need to book an extra nights accomodation.

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Monday - Friday

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assisting children with eating
  • Assisting children with brushing of teeth, hair etc.
  • Assistance with events (Baking, fundraising etc.)
  • Assisting the local teachers in the classroom (lessons etc.)
  • Creating teaching materials, posters etc.
  • Playing games with the children (indoors & on the playground) The working hours will be based on the shift you are assigned. There are 3 shifts each day which is rotated on a weekly basis
  • 07:00 AM – 16:00 PM
  • 07:30 AM – 16:30 PM
  • 08:00 AM – 17:00 PM Tea break is from 09:45 AM – 10:00 & lunch break from 13:00 PM – 14:00 PM
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning (30 mins) for earliest flights on Saturday Afternoon
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window (Cape Town)$120
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • minimum english levelIntermediate
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredYes

Other Requirements

  • Appropriate clothing


All 3 meals daily are provided as part of our service but there are also two ‘mini’ kitchens for you to store and prepare your own food if you wish.


The accommodation comprises of dorm rooms, with shared bathrooms. There is a dining room and lounge as well as an outside BBQ area with swimming pool.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Kindergarten Teaching in South Africa

Price per person$550/week
Minimum Duration1 week