SmartStart is a national social franchise of licensed franchisors that aims to bring quality early learning to 1 million children aged 3 and 4 years old. For more information please go to

LETCEE is proud to be one of the implementing partners in this initial phase of what will become a national roll out of non-centre based ECD provision. At present we are working with 50 SmartStarters, who in turn are working with almost 500 children in the Msinga and Pomeroy areas.

The majority of our SmartStarters receive a stipend through the Community Works Programme, but there are some who work in a voluntary capacity.

During October and November, all the LETCEE Abahambi will be licenced as Smartstarters.