Accreditation and Registration
The Centre is accredited for its Higher Education qualifications, and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, as a Private Higher Education Institution. The Centre has been granted degree-awarding status, accredited to grant the Bachelor of Education degree (Foundation Phase Teaching, previously Foundation and Intermediate Phases) and Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Eurythmy). In addition, the Centre is accredited and registered for the Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Development level 5 and it operates as an accredited provider of level 4 ECD certificates, verified and certified by the ETDP-SETA.
- SA Department of Higher Education and Training, Higher Education qualifications, certificate 2000 / HE08 / 003.
- Incorporated under Section 21 (not for gain), registration: 97 21076.
- Non-profit organisation (NPO) registration: 007 349.
Member of Southern African Federation of Waldorf Schools, www.waldorf.org.za.
Based on the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner, the Centre for Creative Education offers innovative adult education programmes that:
- Develop and nurture individuals to make a difference in society
- Emphasize the personal development of the student
- Lay the foundation for in-depth professional skills and knowledge
Located in Plumstead Cape Town, surrounded by oak trees and spacious grounds, the Centre for Creative Education has become a nucleus for teacher training and adult education in South Africa.
Supporting the Community
We are committed to making education and training available in areas where development is needed but money is scarce. Our Early Childhood Development programme has been specially designed to meet the particular needs of educare centres in townships and rural areas. These courses are offered at a fraction of their nominal cost. Also, we facilitate an association of about nine early childhood development centres called Isiseko Sobuntu ("Foundation of Humanity") through varying means of professional and financial support.
In the township of Khayelitsha, the Zenzeleni School for Creative Education, an independent primary school registered with the Western Cape Education Department, has proven itself as a successful, thriving Centre initiative, a place where children learn and grow strong in the holistic, loving, knowledgeable atmosphere of Waldorf Education.
The Centre welcomes students from all communities and backgrounds, and, where possible, offers personal arrangements in the form of (limited) financial assistance and learning support.
Achievements to Date
Since our inception in 1993, more than 1100 people have attended our courses – full-time, part-time and short courses. Of these, 535 have received a formal qualification – 145 teacher training, 364 early childhood development, and 36 eurythmy.
We now have 171 students: 86 teacher training, 72 early childhood development, and 10 eurythmy. We offer 3 Higher Education qualifications that are fully accredited and registered with the South Africa Department of Education, i.e. 2 degrees and 1 higher certificate.
In addition, as you read this, over 700 children are being cared for and educated, from ages 6 months to 14 years, through the work of the Zenzeleni School for Creative Education and the 8 Isiseko Sobuntu educares.
Rooted in the principles of Waldorf Education, the Centre for Creative Education wishes to demonstrate and utilize approaches to enhance the quality of Education in South Africa by equipping educators with
- firm knowledge
- effective arts- and outcomes-based teaching skills, and
- high levels of personal and professional qualities
so that they are inspired for and capable of striving for excellence in the broader field of Education, specifically including the historically disadvantaged communities.