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

Six important things to know about the #ECDShift

ECD moves from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education on 1 April 2022 The #ECDShift is the administrative process of moving all the Early Childhood Development (ECD) functions, roles and responsibilities that are currently with the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The #ECDShift … 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 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

GivingTuesday ideas: Love to give on GivingTuesday and help ECD Centres in South Africa

Giving Tuesday with GROW Educare Centres 2019 South Africa

What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds … Read more

GROW EDUCARE CENTRES SAYS YES FOR YOUTH

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

ECD teacher internship is creating new futures YES (the Youth Employment Service) is a collaborative South African economic enabler that acts as an “engine of jobs creation”. Under the YES programme businesses create one-year paid internship positions for unemployed youth aged between 18 and 35 with a minimum paid stipend, all with the aim of … 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