So in South Africa, the only daycare you can find before your child turns three years old, is something you call playgroup or playschool. And how you find out about them? – well it is mostly word of mouth. Or someone ( a mum) has a list that he/she is willing to share.
What is a playgroup?
The lady (never met a man) that is in charge of the play group, uses her own property as the the play group area. She has turned her home and garden into a play ground for kids, with jungle jims, trampolines etc. The normal ratio is four kids per adult. And the time is often 08:00 – 12:00. You can choose how many days a week you want, but often the group is full so you take what you can get…
Here is a list of all the playgroups (I know of ) in my area.