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Mandela Day 2020: Let’s Get Them Back to School Safely. Get Early Learning Centres Ready to Reopen

Since 18 March 2020, all 43 of our GROW Educare Centres have been closed to help flatten the curve and comply with government requirements. The lockdown has resulted in many unintended consequences and continues to place unprecedented burdens on the women who own and run these community businesses. The early childhood development (ECD) sector has…

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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…

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2020 Applications open: Become a GROW Educare Centre Franchise

2020 Applications open: Become a GROW Educare Centre Franchise

Are you ready to run the best Early Childhood Development centre in your neighbourhood? A centre that is safe, beautiful and well equipped, with excellent teachers, where happy children are learning every day? A centre where you are a leader and role-model for the community, a professional businesswoman? ***NOTE: APPLICATIONS CLOSED 29 FEB 2020*** Are…

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Love to Give on Giving Tuesday 2019: Donate to transform an Early Childhood Development Centre in South Africa

Love to Give on Giving Tuesday 2019: Donate to transform an Early Childhood Development Centre in South Africa

If you love to give, then show your love by giving towards an ECD Centre’s full transformation in the spirit of Giving Tuesday 2019. Donate R50 or more: Your donation will impact a generation of young children! Transform an ECD Centre Fundraising Target: R100 000  (Equivalent to US Dollar 6 797 / Pound Sterling 5 277…

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

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

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5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods

5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods

5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods Three ECD centres achieve 5 Star rating For many children from Philippi, Maitland and Durban a safe, loving, and constructive pre-school environment is simply a dream. Three educare owners are challenging the current situation and are the first to deliver 5 Star ECD education, making…

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Applications Open: ECD Teacher Internship 2020

Applications Open: ECD Teacher Internship 2020

GROW with Us Academy for ECD Teacher Interns GROW Educare Centres is a non-profit company that runs a chain 5 Star early learning centres in disadvantaged communities across South Africa, each independently owned and managed. We started the GROW with US Academy specifically to develop our ECD teachers, equipping them to provide professional education like…

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New GROW Educare Centre Pre-School opens in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to collaborative efforts

New GROW Educare Centre Pre-School opens in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to collaborative efforts

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….

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

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

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…

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Press Release: Leave a legacy Mandela Day 2019 with GROW Educare Centres

Press Release: Leave a legacy Mandela Day 2019 with GROW Educare Centres

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela When you invest in a child’s education, you invest in the future. Even the smallest contribution can…

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