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How Much Are ECDE Teachers paid In Kenya | ECDE Teachers Salaries

ECDE teacher are among the lowest paid civil servants in Kenya and especially in teaching fraternity. ECDE teachers in Kenya are employed by the county governments and therefore their salaries are not harmonized. The  salary amount an ECDE teacher will earn largely depends on the county’s remuneration formula for Early Childhood and Development Education teachers.

ECDE teachers are usually hired on contract basis by counties. Some counties hire ECDE teachers on a one year contract while others hire teachers on a 3 year contract subject to renewal. It is also important to note that ECDE teachers are not employees of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)

On average an ECDE certificate holders earn Ksh.10,000 per month, Diploma teachers earn Ksh.12,000 while Degree holders earn Ksh.15,000 on. However, the pay may vary from one county to another.

For instance here is what some counties pays their ECDE teachers.

ECDE Teachers Monthly Salaries

Kakamega County ECDE Teachers Salary

Certificate holder Ksh.8,000

Diploma Holder Ksh. 10000

Degree Holder Ksh. 12000

Siaya County ECDE Teachers Salay

Certificate holder Ksh. 10,000

Diploma Holder Ksh.12,200

Degree holder Ksh.15,000

Baringo County ECDE Teachers Salary

Certificate Holders Ksh.7,500

Diploma Holders Ksh.8,500

Bungoma County ECDE Teachers Salary

Certificate Holders Ksh.8,000

Diploma Holders Ksh. 10,000

Nairobi County ECDE Teacher Salary

Certificate Holder 19,160

Diploma Holder 15,620

Mandera County ECDE Teachers salary

Certificate holders-28,000
Diploma holders-kes30,000

Kajiado County ECDE Teachers Salary

University graduate-kes35,000

Turkana County ECDE Teachers Salary

Certificate Holder Ksh.37,000

Diploma Holder Ksh 43,000

Counties that Offer Salaries Of less than 10,000 to ECDE Teachers

Below are counties that offer a pay of less than 10,000

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Other counties that pay their ECDE teachers a monthly salary of less than Ksh.10,000 include; Narok, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Uasin Gishu, Kilifi, Kisumu, Migori, Laikipia, Busia, Kiambu, Siaya, Busia and Kericho.

Counties Paying More Than 10,000 per Month

Below are counties that pay over 10,000 to ECDE Teachers

Other counties that pay their ECDE teachers a monthly salary of more than Ksh.10,000 include; Makueni, Machakos, Isiolo, Marsabit, Murang’a, Nyeri, Makueni, Meru, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisumu, Kwale, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, TransNzoia, Nandi, Kisii and Nyamira.

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Qualifications For EDCE Teachers

For one to train as an EDCE teacher one must attain the following qualifications.

Certificate Trainee: KCSE Grade D+ (Plus) or Proficiency Certificate in ECDE or Equivalent Qualifications.

Diploma Trainee: Certificate in Early Childhood Development or  KCSE mean grade C plain or its equivalent

Degree Trainee: KCSE mean grade C+ or diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education or its equivalent

Duties and Responsibilities of an ECDE Teacher

ECDE Teachers are tasked with the following duties and responsibilities

Create lesson Plans

Lead Daily learning activities

Monitor learners

Encourage an engage learners

Keep Classroom Clean and Stimulated

Assess in class and Homework Assignment

Attend Staff meetings


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