Over the years we have realized that the greatest impact on a child’s life happens before he/she turns 7 years of age, and that if we want to holistically nurture and develop children into the best person God intended them to be, we have to start working at a very young age. This is how the need for a top quality pre-school, within walking distance, was identified.
Our Pre-School Programme has been running for eight years now and we have 60 pre-schoolers, being taught by three qualified teachers in three groups:
3-4 year olds; 4-5 year olds, and Grade R. The opportunity to provide a preschool presented itself some years ago, and we see it as a great privilege to provide early childhood education. We have also noticed that the parents, grandparents and guardians are taking more responsibility for the education of their dependants.
When our pre-schoolers go on to attend local primary schools, we continue to cater for them in the afternoons at our Aftercare Centre.
Ms Simphiwe Khumalo, one of our founder members, has been appointed as the Preschool Principal, and teacher of the Grade R’s, and we have qualified teachers in the two other groups , Rebecca Shika and Nontethelelo Ndimande.
To have a top quality pre-school within walking distance for the residents of the Zandspruit Informal Settlement and to guide these children into the best primary, secondary and tertiary educational opportunities we can find.
The pre-school accommodates 60 children and 3 teachers in a container format. The school syllabus is run by the “Play-with-a-Purpose” franchise, which is an accredited pre-school stimulation program, with many successful pre-schools which form part of their program.
To find out more about “Play-with-a-Purpose”, click here.
With any questions regarding the Pre-school Project, please contact Margaret le Roux at 082 907 7935 or email@example.com or Simphiwe Khumalo on 072 980 1876.