Charity profile

GROW Educare Centres partners with and equips women who run Educare centres in disadvantaged communities to establish and run excellent, high-quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in that are also financially sustainable businesses. Each centre aims to achieve 5 Star early learning standards so that children can be ready for school and life.

The GROW Educare Centres social franchise model invests in, trains and mentors women to run high–quality early learning centres for preschool children aged between 2 and 5 years, that are also sustainable businesses. 

The GROW Educare Centres project empowers women who are currently running community-based early learning centres in disadvantaged communities. These centres are often under-resourced with unskilled teachers. 

Through our 5 Steps to5-Star Journey we walk along-side the ECD owner to equip and support her in the transformation process. We provide her with the technology she needs to run her centre from the palm of her hand thanks to our Mobile App for ECD owners, teachers and parents. We also provide education and business training and mentorship to support professional development. We assist with equipment, a detailed daily programme, all policies, procedures and forms, infrastructure upgrades, registration support, coaching and mentoring, and more.