What guides what we do
What Oystar is
Oystar is a free platform for preschools where owners, teachers, parents and our partners can all manage, plan and record their activities and also interact with each other, real-time. It all happens on the Oystar platform — an app and website — which has been carefully designed to support early childhood development and the sector surrounding the preschool environment.
What 'powered by' means
Oystar falls within the NEXT176 suite of ventures, creating disruptive and self-sustaining businesses to positively impact 1 billion lives. NEXT176 is a subsidiary of Old Mutual Limited, the premium African financial services group, which has been helping customers thrive and achieve their financial goals, while investing funds in ways that will create a positive future.
Impact at scale
Our success lies in our collaborations. We are inspired by our partnerships as we share, learn and further our common goals. We thrive on being part of the greater early learning development community. Right now, we're forming more partnerships in key industry categories, with the view to connect the dots within our ecosystem. Watch this space.
Technology becomes even more effective when it's supported by an implementation partner with deep knowledge and in-person reach within communities. That's why one of our first steps was a collaboration with GROW Educare Centres, a support organisation highly experienced in professionalising early learning.