ELRU is nationally and internationally recognised for over 37 years of high quality, high impact service to build the foundation of early childhood development. This is realised by providing the support needed by practitioners, caregivers and children from conception to 6 years to engage in a world of stimulating, safe and healthy learning experiences.

The ELRU Family and Community Motivators (FCM) Programme brings quality ECD programmes directly to parents and caregivers. We empower community workers to enter households and support families towards the best Early Childhood Development in the first 1000 days, when the foundations of all learning take place
The Hlumisa's Playgroup Programme empowers caregivers and communities to extend quality ECD programmes to vulnerable children who may not have access to formal ECD centre programms
The Whole Centre Development Programme provides holistic support to community ECD centres. We help ECD practitioners to create optimal ECD environments, to deliver quality ECD programmes in clean, safe and well provisioned centres.
Our Open Source Portal makes high quality resources availble to caregivers, communities and ECD practitioners free of charge.

To invest in ECD is to invest in a better future for us all

Our Dedicated Team

Because ALL children matter!


A big thank you goes out to our loyal supporters


Over the years we've done some great things

Practitioners Trained


Children reached

Caregivers capacitated

Meals delivered