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Home school , micro school , learning centre , unregistered private school, low fee school and cottage school are all different terms that are used to refer to a new fast growing phenomenon in the South African educational environment. These are (mostly) small independent or private schools that are operated by a small group of entrepreneurs, parents, ex-teachers or volunteers. If you are interested in starting a learning centre, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Join the Pestalozzi Trust : According to art.29(3) of the constitution, everyone has the right to establish and maintain an independent educational institution that is registered with the state. Unfortunately provincial authorities make it difficult to register by requiring citizens to meet burdensome and illegal requirements. The Pestalozzi Trust will provide advise on how to handle the registration process and how to avoid conflict between the school and the authorities, so that you can focus on getting the learning centre started.

  2. Join the Learning Centre Mailing List : If you are operating a learning centre, or are supporting learning centres, and you want to receive messages from parents searching for a centre, your email address should be added to the Learning Centre Mailing List. In order to get added to this mailing list, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This service is offered free of charge. The mailing list is confidential and will not be made available to third parties.

  3. Find a Curriculum Supplier : There are curriculum suppliers that provide educational material and support services to learning centres. 


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