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

Warrior women stops at nothing to create safe haven for Ravensmead children 

Ravensmead Educare Centre faces – and overcomes – near impossible challenges. Sarah Strauss, principal of Ravensmead Educare Centre (part of the GROW Educare Centres network), has overcome near-impossible challenges to create safe Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Ravensmead where children from disadvantaged homes can receive nutritional meals and quality schooling. She has achieved so … Read more

Step-by-step programme help builds quality ECD centres across South Africa

GROW Educare Centres works with Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in low-income and developing communities across the country. “Our mission is to help preschools provide quality early education to children while also helping the ECDs become sustainable small businesses,” says Tracey Chambers, CEO of GROW Educare Centres. “Through our five-step programme we help ECD centres on … Read more

Quality Education for all: GROW assists ECDs in under-resourced areas 

GROW Educare Centres works with Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in low-income and developing communities across the country. Tracey Chambers, CEO of GROW Educare Centres, says, “Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every South African, no matter where they live, has access to good pre-school education, which research shows impacts kids for their … 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

GROW App Success Story – Sizinikiwe Nqeza- Qhamani Educare

ECD Owner: Testimonial Video Sizinikiwe Nqeza Centre Name: Qhamani Educare Location: Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa. Hello, I’m Sizinikiwe Nqeza, from Qhamani Educare. We are based in the informal township of Phillipi. I am acting principal and Grade R teacher. What made me interested in the GROW program is not only that we lack equipment … Read more

GROW App Success Story – Beryl Mercury, Little Footprints Montessori

ECD Owner: Beryl Mercury   Centre Name: Little Footprints Montessori Location: Retreat, Cape Town, South Africa. I’m Beryl Mercury and I’m from LittleFootprints Montessori. At the moment the challenge we face is that we have no online support or tool. The GROW programme is going to make things much easier for us. I’ve been watching … Read more

GROW App Success Story – ECD Owner Chantal Braaf, Happy Valley, Strandfontein

ECD Owner: Chantal Braaf Centre Name: Happy Valley Daycare Location: Strandfontein, Cape Town, South Africa. I’m Chantal Braaf, from Happy Valley Daycare and we are in Strandfontein. I was very interested I the GROW  Programme because we need assistance with the financial health of our small business, and guidance on how to make my ECD … Read more

5 reasons why ECD is the best investment a country can make.

QUICK FACT: Quality ECD (Early Childhood Development) is globally recognized as the most impactful investment in human capital that a country can make. ECD is a national priority. As it should be. Investment in quality early learning yields high levels of return on investment. The impact can be seen immediately and incredibly, the long-term effects … Read more