The Africa Reggio Emilia Alliance is the official reference point for the Reggio approach in Africa – as appointed by Reggio Children. Our role is to facilitate the communication of information between Reggio Children and those interested in the Reggio approach in South Africa, including our members and the general public.

How much does it cost?
We try to keep membership as affordable and accessible as possible. For this reason, our rates are tiered and significant concessions are available. Membership can cost as little as R155 a year for sponsored individuals and students, while independent schools with more than 20 members of staff pay R1890 a year (2022 rates). For more details, download our 2022 membership form.

What are the benefits?
AREA members are the first to hear about opportunities for professional development (like conferences, study tours, workshops and collaborative projects) and receive preferential booking and reduced rates. Other benefits include telephonic advice, mentorship, and access to AREA newsletters, reports and publications – as well as a community of Reggio-inspired educators and activists in South Africa.

How do I become a member?
It’s simple. Download the 2022 membership form, fill out your details, and submit the completed form plus proof of payment to