Benefits of a small playschool

The first introduction to a “school” environment can be a difficult and emotional time for both parent and child.  Knowing that your child is happy, secure and well cared for is crucial for your peace of mind (and heart) during this sensitive phase.  Our small playschool with our “high caregiver – low child” number-ratio ensures that your child receives the highest quality care, attention and supervision at all times.

Playschool Info

Developmental Areas

Physical Development

  • Sensory integration
  • Large muscle (gross motor) development
  • Small muscle (fine motor) development

Social and Emotional Development

  • Socialising and interaction with peers
  • Creative Expression through process art (free art)
  • Emotional development
  • Values
  • Sense of community
  • Independence & self-confidence
  • Fantasy play
  • Music and movement

Intellectual Development

  • Language and vocabulary
  • Visual perception and -concepts
  • Auditory perception and listening skills
  • Mathematics skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Science

Program & Curriculum

We follow a sensory integrative approach combined with a CAPS integrated and accredited curriculum.  Our morning program and routine is customised to suit the needs and skills pertaining to each age group in order to ensure that our presentations are developmentally correct and age appropriate.   Morning rings are outlined as follow:

  • Breakfast
  • Language development
  • Creative activities
  • Perceptual activities
  • Music & movement
  • Sensory activities & messy play
  • Free play
  • Outdoor play &gross motor activities
  • Snack time
  • Story time

Both “teacher initiated play” and “child initiated play” takes place during the morning program, in an informal and relaxing yet stimulating atmosphere.

 “Play is the serious business of childhood” Jean Piaget

Activities (In/Excursions)

We have regular incursion and excursions based on the week’s theme, to make it fun and more relateable for our tots.  Examples : the snake handler and crocodile farmer in our “reptile” themed week, the dentist in our “teeth and dentist” themed week  We take field trips with our older children to Caster Bridge Farm Yard, Sudwala Dinosaur Park.  Our tots enjoy theme related activities each week which includes puppet shows, bakers days, show & tell, face painting, dress-ups, to name a few…..

Themes

Our weekly themes are compiled from several different preschool curriculums and guidelines and are interpreted and presented by our team of expert foundation phase teachers.   Within the scope of each theme the child has several invitations to engage and encounter fun filled learning experiences.

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry