VACANCY: EDUCATION MENTOR (FULL TIME 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT)

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

Our vision is to be the largest chain of 5 STAR Early Childhood Development Centres serving disadvantaged communities in South Africa. To achieve this vision, we use a social franchise model to empower qualified, passionate women to run excellent, affordable and sustainable ECD centres that offer high quality early learning services.   We are looking … Read more

New GROW Educare Centre Pre-School opens in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to collaborative efforts

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

The 1st of August 2019 marked an important milestone in the lives of many as it denoted the official opening celebration of Bonisiwe Gwala’s newly upgraded Pre-School, Entokozweni, a proud GROW Educare Centre franchise, located in an area called Kwa-Nqetho, just 5kms outside of Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. Over 60 guest, including the Chief of Kwa-Nqetho, Mr. … Read more

5 ideas: Volunteer or donate to leave a legacy this Mandela Day 2019

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

This Mandela Day do something meaningful. Leave a legacy. Support ECD (Early Childhood Development) and Educare Centres in disadvantaged communities: it’s the most significant investment you can make. Why is ECD (Early Childhood Development) the best place to invest? Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a child’s development phase between birth and school-going age. During this … 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

Franchisee of the year

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

Franchisee of the year From humble beginnings, the GROW with educare centres project has now expanded its partnership to 20 amazing ‘franchisees’. Each one running their centre to the highest standard. We felt it necessary to acknowledge the outstanding work done by these wonderful women. At the end of 2017 we held our first Franchisee … Read more