Our Achievements

ELF is recognized across South Africa as a quality provider of ECD Training. ELF is a member of South African Montessori Association (SAMA) and the Montessori Training Council (MTC) in South Africa.

2017

  • Launch of Dual Certificate: Montessori 0-3 Toddler & Further Education & Training Certificate Level 4, Gauteng

2016

  • Launch of pre-primary training in Mafikeng, North West Province
  • Launch and Completion of the Siyafunda Ukufunda Project
  • Arts Project in collaboration with the Children’s Art Centre and NLDTF sponsoring training and Art Supplies to schools and teachers

2015

  • Over 300 graduates in our Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Programme to date
  • Launch of pre-primary training in Randburg, Johannesburg
  • Launch of pre-primary training in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
  • Launch of Outreach Project in Crossroads – taking Montessori to the townships
  • Received Wheat Trust Award for outstanding community work
  • Completion of Outreach Project in Kosovo / Samora Machel Township (first group)

Prior 2014

  • Launch of Dual Certificate: Montessori 0-3 Toddler & Further Education & Training Certificate Level 4, Cape Town (2014)
  • Received Wheat Trust Award for outstanding community work (2014)
  • Launch of GivenGain campaign to raise funds for our Kosovo/Samora Machel Township Project “Nurturing the Spirit of Learning” [see Our Various Supporters here] (2013)
  • Our June/July Winter Lecture Series on ADHD in collaboration with the Play and Learn Centre attracted over 50 delegates (2013)
  • Our June/July Winter Lecture Series on Discipline by Derek Jackson attracted over 60 delegates (2012)
  • Shamiemah Jassiem, Senior Lecturer at ELF Montessori, was awarded Best ECD Trainer at the 2012 ABSA Early Childhood Development Awards
  • Launch of Simply Montessori Newsletter for parents & teachers of young children (2011)
  • Our June/July Winter Lecture Series by Sharon Caldwell attracted over 30 Montessori teachers and students (2011)
  • Launch of first full-time Montessori Pre-Primary Programme (2010)
  • ELF received first place in the 2008 Western Cape ABSA Early Childhood Development (ECD) Awards for Best Training & Resource Organisation
  • ELF received second place in the 2008 National ABSA Early Childhood Development (ECD) Awards for Best Training & Resource Organisation
  • ELF received full accreditation from the ETDP SETA to train students on the SAQA NQF Levels 4 & 5 in 2004 (ETDP-581PAA060704-FO197)