Real stories: Women in the ECD sector suffer harshly under lockdown and covid19 impact

Lockdown has been hard for many, but the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector has been hit particularly hard. This industry is run by women working to educate children between 0 and five years old – a crucial time in a child’s development when children learn the skills they need to reach their full potential in … Read more

ECD needs a paradigm shift

GROW Educare Centres was born out of a need to change SA’s poverty and inequality trajectory In 2014 GROW Educare Centres launched as a collaborative partnership between The Clothing Bank and Grow Learning Company. GROW Educare Centres is founded on the belief that providing quality ECD education to the majority of South African children has … Read more

Testimonial: Jennifer Crossley’s ECD Centre is a beacon for quality education in Maitland

Dreams of opening a quality pre-school centre in her community Meet Jennifer Crossley, a qualified Grade R teacher from Maitland, a low-income area in Cape Town, South Africa. After experiencing first-hand how children who are unprepared for Grade R eventually drop out of school, turning to drugs, gangs and crime; she dreamed of opening a … Read more

Growing a chain of high-quality early learning centres in disadvantaged communities

GROW Educare Centre opens more social-franchisee opportunities to support ECD business owners in developing communities As Government proceeds to initiate the process in which all South African children will be enrolled in a two-year compulsory Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme before entering Grade 1, numerous under-resourced and underfunded early learning centres across the country currently … Read more

VACANCY: Business and Implementation Analyst (Full time role)

GROW Educare Centres is a social enterprise with a vision to set a new standard for early learning in developing countries that unlocks Human Potential.  To achieve this vision, we create an ecosystem for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres that ensure children receive high quality early learning, use social-franchising to scale our model, equip ECD … Read more