Unlocking human potential through 5-star early learning in every neighbourhood

Grow ECD equips and connects ECD businesses with the skills, support and resources they need to provide 5-star early learning for every child. 

Want to grow your preschool business?

Do you have a heart for children and a head for business?
Grow ECD’s holistic model can help you run a sustainable 5-Star ECD centre. 

Free Technology Platform

Free digital tools, resources and online training. 

ECD Small Business Programme

Curriculum, classroom kit, training, education and business mentoring, low-cost finance. 

*The preschool remains independent and unbranded and is supported by Grow ECD.


Marketing and branding, a community of practice and ongoing support. 

*The preschool is co-branded and endorsed as a Proud Partner of Grow ECD.

Our recipe for ECD Business success

Heart for Children

Passion, commitment, resources and ability to provide quality education

Head for Business

Being willing and able to operate your preschool using business principles

Sustainable ECD Business

ECD Centres that are professional, sustainable, provide quality education, and where children are thriving

How to get started:

  1. Download the app from Google Play store

Create an account and start using it daily to manage your centre. We provide regular App support sessions (online and at our office). The Giraffe App is for ECD owners or principals. The Meerkat app is for Teachers. The Lion app is for parents.

Chat to our App helpdesk if you need support.

  1. Sign up for our emails

Stay in touch with ECD Opportunities, new training and success stories. 

  1. Tell us you’re interested in the next steps

Contact us if you are interested in signing up for the ECD Business Programme which includes the Quality Education Programme and Business Support. You must have an ECD Centre located within 75km from a Grow ECD office (we are based in Cape Town, Midrand, Durban and Pietermaritzburg). Your centre should have 25+ active learners. 

“I want my ECD to offer five-star quality education. I want people to look at us and say ‘wow’. Not just by look of the centre, but by what the kids achieve, the education, the safeness, the quality, and I am achieving this with Grow ECD.”


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