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
Kajiado County ECDE Teachers Salary
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
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
Encourage an engage learners
Keep Classroom Clean and Stimulated
Assess in class and Homework Assignment
Attend Staff meetings