How to start an ECD or Creche in Zimbabwe

How to start an ECD or Creche in Zimbabwe

Here is step by step guide in starting an ECD /Creche day – care center in Zimbabwe. 

If you like taking care of the young ones, you can make extra dollars by making use of your empty space at home by starting an ECD /Creche day – care center in Zimbabwe. A you expand, you can consider rented premises. When parents choose a daycare for their children, they look for a place that will enrich and keep their children safe during the day. While your daycare may have those qualities, without the right advertising and marketing, it will go overlooked.

ECD or Creche Students

ECD or Creche Students

You might try a few new strategies to catch the attention of parents and attract new clients to your daycare.

Register your ECD.

Check the registration requirements here…
It is mandatory to register an ECD .There are some requirements needed to register an ECD .These include but not limited to
1.Permission from Local authority to establish an ECD centre
2.Health certificate
3.Memorandum of understanding
4.Proposed names of the ECD centre
5.Physical address of the ECD centre
6.Area to be served by the ECD centre
7.Number of pupils to be enrolled on opening of age and ranges note : one teacher to 20 pupils
8. Name and qualification of teachers to employed
9.Medical certificates plus x-ray is a mandatory since you will be dealing with kids and health status of staff needs to be known
10.Floor plan and house plan
11.Title deeds or lease of agreement
12.Indoor play space area 1:2,25 square meters per child .Age appropriate furniture
13. Outdoor play space 1:5,5 square meters per child
14. Toilets closets 1:2
15.Wash basins

From the data we have gathered, the average startup cost for a daycare centre in Zimbabwe is $1000 to $2500.This can vary widely depending on whether you are opening a home-based daycare center or leasing a separate facility for your care centre .If don’t have $10000+in  bank  account  ,they don’t worry.

Ten tips to start an ECD or Creche in Zimbabwe and be successful :

1.Keep your environment safe and clean-Keep all doors secure .Ideally , have a code available only to parents and staff .Change it regularly.Ensure windows are securely fastened.All stairwells should be gated .Staff and children should wash hands throughout the day..This is especially true before meal times and after diapering /restroom use.Disinfect toys daily.Schedule a time so this task  is not forgotten  .Have a clear routines incase of emergency.
2.Make consistent policies- Clearly outline your policies to protect your business and address parent concerns.Maintaining a regularly updated  parent handbook can make your childcare center stand out  from others.Before enrolling , have parents review and agree to the policies listed in your handbook.Your can also add  your own unique policies .Consider addressing policies about ;hours of operation daily schedule
-displine
-food and nutrition
-sick-child
-feeding
-curriculum {[ more on this later}
-safety/cleanilises
-sleeping
-pick -up{who can pick-up the child ? how do you verify identity
-parent communication
-fees and payment
-immunisation
-program closing
-emergencies
3 Invest in training of your staff – babies and toddlers needs consistent , predictable care.For this reason , parents prefer childcare centers with low turnover.Invest training and resources in your staff.Treat them as respected ,appreciated professionals by ;recognizing and rewarding success and hard work
-providing support amd extra help when its neede
-holding a staff appreciation day/ week
-including staff in your vision goals ,  policies
-building relationship goals
4 Develop a curriculum – parents want to know that their children aren’t watching tv or sitting around all day.Young children need active play , stimulation , and learning .Think about programming and your daily schedule .
5. Communicate – to maintain and continue boosting enrollment , communication is key.Parents want to know what their child is up to throughout the day.Some daycare centers even have apps that allow them to share  information about meals, naps , and activities in real time.
Ten tips to manage a creche
1. Have clear policies and follow them-running successful daycares starts with having a clear set of policies .These policies need to apply to both children and parents .
2. Don’t take your friends and family kids- family and friends may expect special treatment regarding your policies .Avid this situation entirely and keep your business professional
3.Always ask for parental feedback-the most successful day care have  myriad of reviews  available on google
4.Have a social media presence – when you are  trying to look up local business information , what is one of the most common places you stop? Get assistance with professional social media management from City Cloud. Check their services here
5.Add value with unique services- look around at your fellow daycare providers to see what they offer .Various daycare centers may have their unique  take on the field.
6. Having a properly trained staff who believes in your vision-child care  businesses may be encouraged to save money by hiring staff that lack experience. However you run the gp of having an educational gap and safety exposures in this case.
7. Don’t forget to take a vacation-business owners who handle their own time typically forget that managing daycares can be an exhausting experience.
8.Simply the business side of things-many times  the business side of daycare can prevent owners from properly focusing.
9.Try to be flexible (within reason)-your parents will appreciate flexibility in their day cares , as some situations may prevent them from arriving on time.
10.Change upfront-while we hate to see it , there is always a chance for flaky parents  who won’t pay you.If they can get a month of free day care out of you straightforward for them to vanish

What’s stopping you from fulfilling your dreams and aspirations? Imagine being your own boss, being able to play an integral role in the development of your beloved country, empowering families and communities through your hard work. The decision is up to you. You have the power to make it happen. Contact us today and we’ll help you register your ECD or Creche business today!

Company Registration in Zimbabwe

What is Company Registration in Zimbabwe?

Company registration in Zimbabwe is the process of incorporating (registering) a business in Zimbabwe either as a Private Limited Company (PLC), Private Business Corporation (PLC) or any other business entity as stated in the Companies and Other Business Entities Act (Chapter 24:31). When a company is incorporated, the business becomes a separate legal entity; separate from its owners. The business becomes an individual ‘person’ in the eyes of the law. Essentially, this means that the company is completely separate from its owners in terms of finances, liabilities, contractual agreements, and ownership of property and assets.

Benefits of registering your own company

  1. Limited liability
  2. Legitimacy and brand awareness
  3. Easier to raise capital
  4. Supplier arrangements
  5. Low Tax Liability
  6. Business continuity

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Types of companies

They are quite a number of companies but the two most popular companies you can register in Zimbabwe are a Private Limited Company and a Private Business Corporation.

Private Limited Company (PLC)

A Private Limited Company is the most common company structure in Zimbabwe.Private limited company is a type of organisation you can set up to run your business.Company ownership is split into shares owned by shareholders.A company must pay corporation tax out of any profits and can then distribute the remaining profits among shareholders.
Private Limited Company requires at least 2 directors and a maximum of 50 directors and also limits the number of shareholders to 50.

Private Business Corporation

A Private Business Corporation is an alternative company structure to a private   limited company that is registered with the Companies registrar of companies in Zimbabwe- through the process of incorporation.

Requirements for company registration in Zimbabwe

There are 4 requirements when registering a company in Zimbabwe:
  1. Company name – should not be similar to an  already registered company, or which is so similar to any such name as to be likely to deceive, is likely to mislead the public, is blasphemous or indecent or likely to cause offence to any person or class of persons, suggests patronage of the Government or some other authority or organisation unless the consent thereof has been obtained, is undesirable for any other reason.
  2. Director’s information – Name(s) and surname as shown on government issued identity documents, national identity number/passport number, official address and former names. This information is shown on the CR 6.
  3. Shareholders information – name(s) and surname as shown on government issued identity documents and official address. This information is shown on the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  4. Company objectives: These are the commercial activities the company is going to run the business. A company can have as many company objectives as they require. Sample objective can be farming, mining et..c.

Procedure for company registration in Zimbabwe

There are five important steps to the initial company registration procedure in Zimbabwe which include:

1.Name Search and reservation

With us,  you have to give us 5 proposed name and the one which is approved will be the name of the company. This can be done within 24 working hours with the approved name being reserved for up to 3 weeks from the application date. You can however further reserve the company name if it has expired.
2.Appointment of company directors
This is done through the CR 6 form  and is usually prepared by your consultant. A director should be above the legal age of 16 years, and at least one being ordinarily a resident of Zimbabwe. The individual must also not have been previously disqualified from acting as a director or bankrupt.
3.Appointment of company secretary(s)
This is also done through the CR 6 form .A company secretary should be above the legal age of 16 years, and ordinarily a resident of Zimbabwe. The individual must also not have been previously disqualified from acting as a company secretary.
4.Registering of company addresses
This is done through the CR 6 . The addresses should be a physical address which should be a Zimbabwean address, postal address and email address.
5.Company incorporation
The official company registration documents are submitted at the Companies Registry for incorporation. This is done only through a registered consultant, registered with the Deeds, Companies and Intellectual Property by (DCIP). After successful submission of the registration documents at the Companies Registry, the company is incorporated.

Documents you receive after registering a company in Zimbabwe.

The company documents you will receive will differ with the type of company you choose.
For a Private Business Corporation you will receive the following documents:
  • Certificate of incorporation – a legal document issued by the Registrar of Companies showing that your company has been approved
  • CR 28
For a Private Business Corporation you will receive the following documents:
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • CR 5 (Former CR 6) – List of company addresses
  • CR 6 (Former CR 14) – List of company directors
  • Memorandum of Association –  a legal statement signed by all initial shareholders or agreeing to form the company. It also shows the businesses objectives.
  • Articles of association – written rules about running the company agreed by shareholdeor guarantors, directors and the company secretary

Company registration prices in Zimbabwe

Our company registration prices .
  • Private limited company for $150
  • Private business corporation for $120
  • PRAZ for $120
  • Change of directors from $70
  • Tax clearance for $80
  • Name search for $10

Tax clearance

The law requires that a company registers with the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) within 30 days of starting to trade. Once you register, you will be issued a tax clearance.

Trade name registration

After registering your company, you may wish not trade with your official company name for different reasons. You can use an assumed name popularly known as a trade name. However, since the introduction of the Companies and Other Business Entities Act (Chapter 24:32) all trade should also be registered.

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Key authorities and legislation to be aware of:
The main corporate legislation in Zimbabwe is contained in the Companies and Other Business Entities Act (Chapter 24:31). The company should also be aware of the following local authorities when doing business in Zimbabwe.

Set up for success

Zimbabwe might be facing economic challenges but take note that Zimbabwe is one of the easiest countries to start up a business. Better still, it helps to work with a trusted partner that has in-depth knowledge of Zimbabwe’s regulations to help smooth flow of your company registration process whilst you focus on your business.

Talk to us

Company registration in Zimbabwe  can help you navigate all corporate secretarial hurdles. Whether you are registering a company in Zimbabwe or something else, Company Registration in Zimbabwe has a team of gurus with extensive local knowledge covering business establishment, corporate secretarial, tax compliance, advisory and other regulatory requirements.
How can we help you?
To discuss how Company Registration in Zimbabwe can help you with registering your company, call, WhatsApp, text or complete our contact form  and one of our experts will contact you.
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When is Robert Mugabe National Youth Day?

Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day is a national holiday in Zimbabwe and is celebrated on February 21st.

This holiday honours, Robert Mugabe who was the first prime minister of Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 until 1987, then the country’s 2nd president from 1978 to 2017.

The focus of the day is increasingly moving away from the late president and is instead focusing on youth. Speaking in 2021, Youth, Arts, Sports and Culture minister Kirsty Coventry, said “The 21st February is a National Youth Day. The day was proclaimed and instituted by the government in 2017 in order for the nation to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by the youth throughout the history of the country as well as for the young people to recognise and emulate the leadership values.” It is against this background that we want youths to lead in formalising their businesses, to lead in being employers of tomorrow that’s why we are giving them massive discounts on company registration. 

History of Robert Mugabe National Youth Day

Robert Mugabe was born on February 21st 1924. He was a school teacher before becoming involved in African nationalist protests calling for independence for Southern Rhodesia from Britain. He was imprisoned from 1964 to 1974 for making anti-government comments. On release, he became the leader of the ZANU Patriotic Front. He took part in the peace negotiations that led to independence and the end of minority white rule.

At the 1980 general election, Mugabe led the ZANU-PF to victory, becoming Zimbabwe’s first Prime Minister from 1980 – 1987. In 1987, he became President, only stepping down in 2017 after a military intervention and mass demonstrations.

Mugabe died on September 6th 2019 at the age of 95.

The Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day was first proposed and accepted in August 2017 after intense lobbying by the ZANU-PF Youth League.

The 21st February Movement was formed in 1986, by the ZANU-PF Youth League, to commemorate the principles and ideals that former president Mugabe stood for.

It was officially declared as a public holiday on the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on November 27th 2017. On announcing the holiday, President Mnangagwa said the former president needed to be given the respect and recognition he deserved as one of the founders and leaders of Zimbabwe. “To me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader,” he said.

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How to open a company bank account with FBC bank

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How to open a company bank account with FBC

Here are the requirements to open a company bank account with FBC.

*Certificate Of incorporation

*Memorandum and Articles of Association

*CR6 form

* CR 14 / CrR5 form 

*Director’s and signatories document*

*Copy of ID / valid passport

* Proof of residence in your name / letter from employer utility bill ZESA ( must be within the last 3 months

* Passport photos x 2

* Constitution( for cooperatives /societies groups n clubs

*Registration certificates ( for cooperative)

*Resolution to open

* Tax Clearance certificates Zimra ( we will give you a bank advice note)

* $20000( corporates) intial deposit $10000 minimum balance $8500

* Service fee $2000 per month

 *All directors are need when signing

The requirements to open a company bank account with FBC are almost the same with opening a company account with the other banks. The only difference lies in that FBC requires a constitution for Cooperatives.

Remember, opening a company bank account is one of the crucial step in formalising your business. Why not get the assistance of qualified professionals to prepare all the required documents for you?

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