Candice Potgieter

The Unlimited Child

What does your company do?

With so many communities lacking quality early childhood development (ECD) centres, leaving parents no choice but to place their children in untrained childminding facilities, we knew that we could unlock the potential in these existing facilities to unlimit children’s dreams. By training ECD practitioners and supporting their ECD centre our aim is two fold - we empower women in communities to have their very own viable micro enterprises and we make sure children in their care are school ready!

What is your biggest success?

My greatest achievement has been able to scale The Unlimited Child from humble beginnings to now being the largest ECD organization in South Africa and the fastest growing in Africa. We have also been recently awarded the Khalifa International Award for Early Education for Best Program & Curriculum

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Maintaining a quality programme whilst growing outside of South Africa especially at the speed in which we are growing.