Everything you need to run a sustainable ECD Business

Education and Business support for Preschools 

Running a professional ECD Centre takes a lot!

We know that you need daily passion and determination to run a preschool, especially if you feel isolated from opportunities and have limited access to resources. It’s an immense responsibility that is as rewarding as it is demanding! Centre owners are expected to manage their staff, finances, nutrition, learning outcomes, compliance, reporting and more… 

No one should be expected to do this important work alone. We want to help.

Grow ECD’s ECD Small Business Programme is here to lighten your load. Thanks to practical support, access to resources, tools and opportunities and a supportive community of like-minded owners you’ll be making progress towards your dream centre soon.

ECD Small Business Programme

Everything you need to run a sustainable ECD Business. 

*The preschool remains independent and unbranded and is Supported by Grow ECD. 

Quality Education Programme

Business Support

Heart for Children + Head for Business = Sustainable ECD Businesses

We believe that it takes passion AND business skills, appropriate tools and resources to ensure your ECD Business is run successfully. When you combine your heart for children with technology, a quality education programme and business support, there’s no stopping you. 

Who can apply for Grow ECD's Quality Education Programme?

  • Your preschool must be registered on our free ECD app.
  • You must use the app to register staff and learners and track daily attendance.
  • You must use the app to track your business income and expenses (this is important if you plan to apply for low-cost loan finance from Grow ECD).
  • You must have an ECD Centre located within 75km from a Grow ECD office (we are based in Cape Town, Midrand, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
  • Your centre should have 25+ active learners.

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