We offer a wide variety of Services and Facilities
Full and Half days. We are open throughout the year, including school holidays. During the government school holidays we do not do structured lessons but run a special fun holiday programme. We do, however, close for one week (our mid-year break) at the end of June, then we close for three weeks at the end of each year for our annual leave.
We have a separate, fully equipped, carpeted baby nursery. We cater for only 11 babies from ages birth to + 20 months (depending on development and maturity). We have 3 very experienced ladies working in the Nursery.
Sonja, our surrogate mom, who has been with us for 17 years now……..mornings only.
Debbie, our other Caregiver, works every afternoon in the Nursery and our Assistant Caregiver, Florence, works for the full day, every day.
All these ladies are very special people. They are extremely patient, loving and caring, who give individual attention to the babies making them feel happy and loved.
All Teachers are fully qualified and experienced. We offer a stimulating pre-school programme and work according to weekly Themes.
We have and use an abundance of perceptual games, toys and puzzles.
Painting, pasting, playdough and creative work is done on a regular basis.
Creative movement, music and singing is part of our curriculum.
Grade 0/R Class:
Our Teacher, Lulu, is fully qualified and has many, many years of Teaching experience. Our class is very small, enabling the children to get individual attention.
We use “Letterland” and the CAPS Syllabus. Mickey Maths and various mathematical concepts are used, giving the children an excellent grounding and understanding of numeracy.
We prepare children for Private and Government Schools. An Occupational
Therapist is available to do school readiness testing.
Extra Mural Activities offered:
Monkeynastix, Playball, Ballet/Modern Dancing, Computer Crèche Course, Soccerstars and Swimming lessons.
Yoga Lessons are given, once a week, to all children over 2 ½ years.
The Yoga Lessons come at no extra cost, it is included in the fees.
We do not take the children out on outings, for security reasons.
Once or twice a month, we book professional people, to come to our school, to entertain and educate our children.
This is either as a puppet show, educational show or as a live animal show.
These are great fun. A nominal fee is charged for these shows.
We provide a hot breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches and juice are served at 10:00.
At 15:00 each day, we have snack time, you supply a snack e.g a yoghurt, fruit and fruit juice (no biscuits or sweets allowed).
All food is prepared and cooked daily, according to a menu. This has been approved by the health department.
Our cook is “Lillian”. Lillian has been with our school since 1989, when we first opened. All the children LOVE Lillian’s food.
All children in the school, including the babies in the Nursery, receive a school report, bi-annually. (twice a year)We have a parent’s evening annually. We have big celebrations and parties on Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring Day and Christmas.
Birthdays are celebrated in your child’s class. A party is held at 10:00 instead of snack time. You will be expected to supply a cake, chips and a few sweets or party packs for everyone in the class, if it is more convenient. If you wish, a jumping castle can be hired, at your expense. Ria delivers and collects at a reasonable price (ask for special school prices). See her jumping castles on www.jumpingkids.za.net
At the end of each year, we hire a school hall and hold our annual school concert and graduation ceremony. At the same time all the Teachers/Coachers, for the relevant extra murals, give demonstrations and hand out medals and certificates to the participating children.
Our staff will welcome you with open arms and show you around. We look forward to having you and your child/children at our school.