ECDE teachers pay vary from county to county regardless if they have the same qualifications. This is the case as county governments directly hire ECD teachers and not the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). Some counties pay up to Ksh40,000 while others only a paltry Ksh7,000 as monthly pay. Most teachers are not employed on permanent and pensionable terms. In rare instances, some of the counties offer teachers house and commuter allowances.
Counties Paying Salaries Less Than 10,000
Other Counties where teachers earn less than kes10,000 include Narok, Bomet, Kakamega, Vihiga, Uasin Gishu, Kilifi, Kisumu, Migori, Laikipia, Busia, Kiambu, Siaya, Busia and Kericho.
Payrise for ECD teachers was factored in the 2018/2019 Siaya County Budget. This new development means that teachers with degree qualifications started earning Ksh15,000 from July last year from the Ksh10,00 they previously earned. Other benefits include the county’s government sponsored National Hospital Insurance Fund scheme.
Those holding Certificates and Diploma qualifications will take home Ksh10,000 and Ksh12,200 monthly salary respectively.
Alego/Usonga Sub-county Early Childhood Development Coordinator Madam Benter Jacobs said of the new pay rise:
“We have developed the Scheme of Service and the already employed teachers at various ECD centres county-wide will get a boost of their salarie as backdated from January 2018 to date.”
Counties With Ksh10,000 and Ksh20,000 Pay Ranges
Makueni, Machakos, Isiolo, Marsabit, Murang’a, Nyeri, Makueni, Meru, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisumu, Kwale, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, Transnzoia, Nandi, Kisii and Nyamira.
Counties That Pay Just Above Ksh20,000
Taita Taveta, Wajir, Bungoma and Embu counties.
This is the county with the highest enumeration for ECDE teachers. A diploma teacher takes home Ksh43,000 while a certificate holder pockets Ksh37,000.
An assistant ECDE teacher in Nairobi county earns a salary of between Ksh 15,620.00 to Ksh 19,160.00.
Here is the job description and qualification
i. Class teaching;
ii. Organizing and facilitating play/learning activities for the learners;
iii. Caring and nurturing spiritual, moral, social, mental, physical, aesthetic and emotional growth of the learners (holistic development);
iv. Managing ECDE classes and keeping professional and administrative records (Schemes of work, lesson plans, daily programme of activities, attendance registers etc.) and ensuring learners’ safety and security; and
v. Preparing and developing play/learning materials.
i. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade D+(Plus) or KCE division IV at ‘O’ Level;
ii. Certificate in Early Childhood Development Education offered by KNEC/Ministry of Education or its approved equivalent;
iii. A certificate in Computer proficiency;
iv. Registered by the Teachers Service Commission; and
v. Certificate of Good Conduct. Next