Nursery School Classes
The Wonderland grade classes incorporate our
highly acclaimed Best Beginnings curriculum
Classes start with children who will turn 3 during the year, and continue until our pupils graduate. Classes and programs are individually designed for children of different ages and aimed at different stages of learning.
All children in the Hedgehog Class will turn 3 during the year. These two to three year olds are learning to be independent. They are encouraged to do as much as possible for themselves, all within an encouraging and secure environment which promotes confidence. They are emotional and can go from being happy to mad to sad and back to laughing again in a matter of minutes.
Activities for these children are aimed at acquiring life skills to lay the foundations to create emotionally balanced, independent and confident children who are eager to explore, to be adventurous and to learn.
The children in the Hedgehog Class are lucky to be loved and nurtured by Melanie Illingworth. With her enthusiastic and loving nature Mel motivates and teaches the children in her class in the most positive way, encouraging them every step of the way.
This is the three almost four year old group. Three-year-olds are eager to please and eager to learn. They love to explore words and language. They enjoy music and songs that can be accompanied by whole-body rhythmic movements.
They love fantasy and stories and start expressing their sense of humour. They spend more time observing the world around them and paying attention to others. Socialising, making friends and playing with other children becomes more important.
Children this age perfect their motor skills by spending time playing, climbing the jungle gym or going down the same slide again and again. The Hedgehog class have a busy day with planned learning opportunities and activities that maximise learning and development but still taking into account that they are young and need nurturing and guidance.
Vanessa Donaldson has a bubbly but thorough approach to teaching. She is a dedicated and committed teacher which shows in her classroom of co-operative, happy and eager children.
Deer/ Takbok Class
This is our Afrikaans class for children turning four and five. Children in this class begin to improve on old skills while developing new ones and all done in their home language of Afrikaans. They are able to play and socialize in English and are thus getting the opportunity to make the most of learning in both languages.
Tharien Bezuidenhout is our dedicated and highly qualified Takbok teacher
Our Fox Class is made up of children turning 5 during the year. We live in an age where children grow up too fast and don’t play enough and we promote learning through play which is what nursery school is all about.
Megan Boucher is the teacher, she has a fun and energetic approach to teaching including lots of laughter and love to which the children respond very well. Her dedication and commitment to helping the children in her class develop and learn is easy to see in the way the children blossom and bloom as the year progresses.
The Graduation ceremony at the end of the year is the highlight of the year for this group. They are very proud of the tile they each decorate for the wall in the office as their legacy for us to always remember them by.