Warrior women stops at nothing to create safe haven for Ravensmead children 

Ravensmead Educare Centre faces – and overcomes – near impossible challenges. Sarah Strauss, principal of Ravensmead Educare Centre (part of the GROW Educare Centres network), has overcome near-impossible challenges to create safe Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Ravensmead where children from disadvantaged homes can receive nutritional meals and quality schooling. She has achieved so … Read more

Step-by-step programme help builds quality ECD centres across South Africa

GROW Educare Centres works with Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in low-income and developing communities across the country. “Our mission is to help preschools provide quality early education to children while also helping the ECDs become sustainable small businesses,” says Tracey Chambers, CEO of GROW Educare Centres. “Through our five-step programme we help ECD centres on … Read more

Quality Education for all: GROW assists ECDs in under-resourced areas 

GROW Educare Centres works with Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in low-income and developing communities across the country. Tracey Chambers, CEO of GROW Educare Centres, says, “Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every South African, no matter where they live, has access to good pre-school education, which research shows impacts kids for their … Read more

2020 enrolments now open: find the best preschool and educare centre for your child

enrol your 2-5 year old child at GROW educare centres

Your child deserves a great preschool, close to home. We know how difficult it can be to get access to good quality education if you live in a neighbourhood where educare centres are under-resourced. That’s why we’re bringing excellent educare to your community. Help your 2-5-year-old get ready for school and life at one of … Read more

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and GROW with Educare partner for quality early childhood education

We empower qualified, passionate women to own and run successful high quality ECD centres in low-income communities through our proven social franchise model.

Media release: February 2019 The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high quality early childhood development centres (ECD) in under-resourced communities of Cape Town and Gauteng over the next two years.  With funding of almost R5 million, this is one … Read more

GROW kicks off it’s first Educare Centre in Gauteng

We empower qualified, passionate women to own and run successful high quality ECD centres in low-income communities through our proven social franchise model.

Thanks to the support of MySchool and Old Mutual; GROW kicks off its first Educare Centre in Lombardy East! The renovations started at the beginning of August and to the great relief of the teachers and children, the dust settled at the end of August to reveal a much-transformed learning environment. The school transformed from … Read more

Promoting High-Quality Childcare at Scale

We empower qualified, passionate women to own and run successful high quality ECD centres in low-income communities through our proven social franchise model.

Principal Economist – M Caridad Araujo, from the Division of Social Protection and Health, Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC, USA, wrote an article entitled “Promoting High-Quality Childcare at Scale in Latin America”. Reviewing the article in-depth, it outlines the key elements of good-quality childcare while offering guidance as to how to manage it at … Read more