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

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

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

GROW Educare Centres launches 15 new preschool franchises in disadvantaged communities

new grow educare centres open 2020

January 2020: From Merewent to Midrand to Manenberg. All over South Africa, young children whose parents believe in the power of education to eradicate poverty are arriving at their pre-school, ready to learn through play. GROW Educare Centres is a local nonprofit organisation that partners with Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre owners through a social … 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