Vacancy | Programme Manager, Midrand

Full-time, Permanent Position CLOSING DATE: 10 Feb 2023 We are looking for a dynamic team player with excellent interpersonal skills and strong planning and organisational skills to fill the role of Programme Manager in our Midrand office. Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will be accountable for the effective implementation and management of the GROW … Read more

A Practical Guide to ECD Centre Registration 

This article will help the following people: Individuals or community organisations that are considering opening an ECD centre Individuals or community organisations that are operating an unregistered centre Individuals or community organisations that want to re-register after their centre registration has expired Any organisation or person providing advice or mentorship to ECD centre owners Challenges … Read more


We launch ECD Finance to allow preschools to afford an investment in their small businesses. We also launched an online curriculum, a data-free interactive lesson plan guide to support teachers across the country.   We’ll keep growing and learning and serving until quality early learning education becomes a reality for all the children of South Africa.


Our holistic ECD Business Programme is launched. This allows more ECD centres to strive for and reach 5-Star quality, giving them access to our free app, technology, tools and support.

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