Vacancy: Education Mentor– Cape Town

Full time, Fixed-Term contract GROW Educare Centres is determined to bring 5-star early learning to every neighbourhood that unlocks human potential. To achieve our vision, we create an ecosystem for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres that ensures children receive high quality early learning and that ECD Centre Owners run professional and sustainable small businesses.Our 5 … Read more

The alarming state of Early Childhood Development in South Africa

Updated June 2022 In South Africa, 1.6 million children (72%) under 6 years old are enrolled to attend an Early Learning Programme meant to prepare them for school. Concerningly, this figure was closer to 2million before the Covid19 pandemic. The decline shows that parents are slow to send their children back to pre-school, possibly due … Read more

How GROW equips local preschools with a one-stop-shop solution and access to finance

Press release: 1 June 2022 From an easy-to-use app to lesson plans, learner assessment tools and now also pioneering affordable micro-loans: GROW Educare Centres aims to lift the standard of preschool education and management in South Africa. A holistic solution for early learning Running a successful preschool or Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre requires a … Read more

Ideas for Mandela Day 2022 South Africa – How to help a local preschool

Take action. Inspire change. Make every day a Mandela Day.   Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July every year. This year Mandela Day is on Monday 18 July 2022. It is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to take collective action in a meaningful way – and leave a legacy – in honour of … Read more

How to assess preschool learners using the NCF guidelines

If you are a teacher of 2-5-year-olds, it’s essential to evaluate your learners at least twice a year. A child’s development is much more than their physical growth. Development is observed in how they play, learn, speak and behave. Introduction to learner assessment webinar replay We recently hosted an online webinar, “Introduction to Learner Assessment,” … Read more

ECD career path and study options in South Africa

A summary of career paths and professional development options and qualification requirements for the Early Childhood Development sector. What is skills training and what is a qualification? When studying to become an ECD teacher, many people ask “which pathway is best for me?”  “What is the quickest way to be recognised as a teacher?” and … Read more

Six important things to know about the #ECDShift

ECD moves from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education on 1 April 2022 The #ECDShift is the administrative process of moving all the Early Childhood Development (ECD) functions, roles and responsibilities that are currently with the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The #ECDShift … Read more

POPI Compliance: Tips and Tools for South African ECD Centres, Preschools and Educare Centres

Have you heard of the POPI Act? How does POPI affect ECD centres? POPIA stands for the Protection of Personal Information Act and this is South Africa’s data protection law. The law aims to protect adults and children from harm by protecting their personal information. It applies to all organisations and people in South Africa, … Read more

A boost for the Early Childhood Development sector in South Africa as Old Mutual partners with GROW Educare Centres

Press release – 2 December 2021. It’s a long-held belief that the key to South Africa’s success lies in education. It is also widely understood among education specialists that the earlier a child begins their education the better. That’s why Old Mutual is pleased to announce a partnership with GROW, a leading Early Childhood Development … Read more