One of the main challenges that children with special needs face, is schooling in the mainstream system. We realized that some of our children needed to start at mainstream crèches, but it was a challenge to get a crèche to accept our children. We eventually found two amazing crèches, one in New Horizons and the other in Kwanokuthula. We started with two assistants for five children in the two crèches. We currently employ three assistants and have thirteen children attending main stream crèches. The main role of the assistant is to help the children to improve their independent living skills, support them in social activities and assist the children during classroom activities. The assistants are also trained to implement individual therapy programs with the children to ensure that they are receiving therapeutic intervention on a daily basis. The children absolutely love their assistants and the OT has noticed a huge improvement in their physical , emotional and educational development.
Assistant cost R3000 per month.