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

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 – Carol Papier, Little Mermaids Educare

ECD Owner: Carol Papier Centre Name: Little Mermaids Educare Location: Kensington, Cape Town, South Africa. My name is Carol Papier from Kensington, Little Mermaids Educare centre. The GROW Programme attracted my attention. Now that I have signed up it’s much more easier for me actually to use the app than I expected. You don’t need … 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

Ouma-Vics Daycare & Pre-school – True success story

ECD Centre Owner: Victoria Maharaj (left) and her daughter Chantel Qobolo – headteacher and manager (featured in photos below) Centre Name: Ouma-Vics Daycare & Pre-school Location: President Park, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa Date: May 2021               Mother-Daugther ECD Centre adopts technology and business thinking Ouma Vic’s Preschool and Grade … 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

Testimonial: Monica Mulqueeny, Monica’s Kidz Academy, a proud GROW partner

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

A story of transformation from a South African woman who runs her own GROW Educare Centre in Maitland Owning and operating a childcare business can be a very challenging and rewarding career. Success in this field requires dedication, love and patience. The work day is longer than a normal eight-hour day but the satisfaction of … Read more