8 Dana Street, Brackenfell, Cape Town, 7560
Inbetweeners 3-4 Years

Classes starts at approximately three years. Depending on the number of learners in this group, they are placed in more than one class, usually a 3-4 year old and a 4-5 year old class. As their confidence grows and children demonstrate skills in building relationships, activities in the Pre- Grade R classes are more structured with emphasis on holistic development.

The programme we follow is based on well researched early childhood educational development theory and practice. By planning around a theme, we ensure that learners have the opportunity to progress in all areas of learning through purposeful activities that make sense to them. Knowledge is enhanced through purposeful play and children are introduced to a wide variety of learning opportunities such as perceptual activities, cognitive activities (speaking, listening, pre-reading, pre-writing, maths) and creative activities ( art, music, movement, fantasy play, dancing). The pre-grade R programme also provides opportunity for social and emotional development. As learners in this class develop positive feelings about themselves and their abilities, they become curious and motivated to learn. They develop increased levels of concentration and self-confidence, and develop increased awareness in making and expressing choices and plans while taking great pleasure in personal achievement.

Our trained educators assess pupils on a daily base and progress reports are shared with parents quarterly.

The outcomes of Language are:
  •     Stories
  •     Dramatisation
  •     Books
  •     Picture Reading
  •     Picture Discussions
  •     Perceptual Activities
  •     News
  •     Poems
  •     Music/Songs
  •     There Discussions
The outcomes of Mathematical Skills are:
  •     Counting Rhymes
  •     Songs and music activity
  •     Perceptual Activities
  •     Theme Discussions
  •     Free Play
  •     Routine
The outcomes of Life Skills are:
  •     Human movement activity
  •     Songs and music
  •     Poems and rhymes
  •     Theme Discussions
  •     Birthdays
  •     Routines
  •     Free Play
Daily Programme
06:30 - 07:30
Arrival and Free Play Toilet Routine
07:30 - 07:40
Tidy Up
07:40 - 08:00
Breakfast
08:00 - 08:20
Greeting Birthdays Register News Weather Chart
08:20 - 08:50
Home Language Monday and Wednesday - Music Tuesday and Thursday - Poems
08:50 - 09:30
Art Activity – Life Skills (40 Minutes)
09:30 - 09:45
Tidy Up and Toilet Routine
09:45 - 10:05
Refreshments
10:05 - 10:35
Physical Educational Activity (30 Minutes)
10:35 - 11:10
Outside Play
11:10 - 11:20
Toilet Routine
11:20 - 11:40
Mathematics (20 Minutes)
11:40 - 12:00
Perceptual Activity (20 Minutes)
12:00 - 12:10
Toilet Routine
12:10 - 12:30
Storytelling
12:30 - 12:45
Lunch
12:45 - 14:30
Nap Time
14:30 - 15:00
Snack Time
15:00 - 15:45
Free Play Outside
15:45 - 16:00
Toilet Routine Faces and Hair
16:00 - 16:20
Storytelling
16:20 - 17:00
Free Play Inside Educational Games
17:00 - 18:00
Departure
Other Age Groups and Classes
Babies

Babies (3 months to 12 months)

A high ratio of staff to babies allows us to provide the personal level of attention that all babies demand at this stage. Our devoted baby caretakers attend annual Infant First Aid Courses, as well as training workshops. Prior to starting at the centre, the baby carer and manager will discuss with you your baby’s care plan. It is our intention to continue with the routine you have in place at home... read more

Wobblers

Wobblers (12-24 months)

Children usually spend about six months to a year in the Wobbler class. Language skills and social skills will develop as they explore their environment and interact with others. During this time, your baby will learn how to walk properly and become more co-ordinated. They will also be assisted to start eating independently. In our Wobbler class we use visual, physical and audio educational resources... read more

Toddlers

Toddlers (2-3 Years)

Children will graduate to the Toddler class at some point soon after they become steadier on their feet. In the Toddler class, we introduce more advanced equipment, arts and crafts and a daily plan of activities. This is a transitional time for your child and while in this class, you will see many changes. Your child’s vocabulary will increase and they will soon be able to form simple sentences... read more

Inbetweeners

Inbetweeners (3-4 Years)

Classes start at approximately three and a half years. Depending on the number of learners in this group, they are placed in more than one class, usually a 3-4 year old and a 4-5 year old class. As their confidence grows and children demonstrate skills in building relationships, activities in the Pre- Grade R classes are more structured with emphasis on holistic development... read more

Pre-Grade R

Pre- Grade R (4-5 Years)

Pre-Grade R starts at approximately three and a half years. Depending on the number of learners in this group, they are placed in more than one class, usually a 3-4 year old and a 4-5 year old class. As their confidence grows and children demonstrate skills in building relationships, activities in the Pre- Grade R classes are more structured with emphasis on holistic development... read more

Grade R

Grade R (5-6 Years)

Grade R is the reception year before Grade 1. Grade R forms part of the Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3), which means that Grade 1 continuous to build on the knowledge and skills they already acquired in Grade R... read more