A fantasy Barbie castle in a creche funded by the NGO Siyabona. Often creches provide young children with their only meal of the day, as well as structured play time and a sense of routine / Chris de Bode - Panos pictures
Pre-school education helps children grow holistically. But the quality of provision is patchy – with poor neighbourhoods often missing out.
This feature is from rural KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa where a crèche has been formed for children under the age of five.
Music by Jolyon Birchall | Narration by Tonicah Maphanga