Free Downloadable Marketing Guide for Preschools

Why you should be thinking like a Marketer?  Your preschool is not just a place of education but also a business that requires a sustainable marketing plan. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to start thinking like a marketer and provide you with practical and effective preschool marketing ideas, templates, and tools to help … Read more

Breadline Africa Reaches 1 000 milestone

Providing Life-Changing Education Infrastructure for South African Schools thanks to Partnerships  The education sector in South Africa faces many challenges, but one of the biggest is a lack of safe and effective infrastructure for early childhood development (ECD) centers. On 17 February 2023, we celebrated a huge achievement with Breadline Africa, a fellow non-profit organization, … Read more

How to Open and Register your ECD Centre/Preschool in South Africa 

This article will help the following people: Challenges on the road to registration Like you, all Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre owners dream of providing their learners with the very best care that meets the norms and standards required by law. This includes ECD centre registration.  But even experienced ECD Centre owners feel overwhelmed by … 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

7 Affordable Marketing Tips for Pre-Schools

Marketing your pre-school doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Use these top tips to upgrade your marketing, grow your preschool’s presence and gain more happy customers. #1 Use WhatsApp like a professional Make sure your profile photo looks professional. If you have a school phone, use your school logo as the profile picture. No … 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