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Frequently asked questions

What are the different age groups?

3 months up to 5 years.

The Nursery:

Group 1   (3m - 12 m)
Group 1.5 (12m – 18m)
Group 2   (18m – 24m)
Group 2.5 (24m – 30m)

The Preschool:

Group 3   (2 - 3 years)
Group 4   (3 – 4 years)
Group 5   (4 - 5 years)

How many children per group and what are your child /staff ratio?

The class sizes vary from 15 – 25 depending on the age groups.
The Nursery

Group 1: 16 babies 1:5

Group 1.5:18 babies 1:6

Group 2: 20 babies 1:6.6

Group 2.5: 25 babies 1:8.3

The Preschool:

Group 3: 25 1:12.5

Group 4: 25 1:12.5

Group 5: 25 1:12.5


Do you have qualified staff?

The Nursery and Preschool
Qualified Nursing sister
Teachers: N5/N6 or NQF ECD Level 5 and First Aid (or higher)
Assistants:Relevant experience and in house training
Afternoon staff:Grade 12 and relevant experience and in house training

What are the hours?

From 07h00 – 18h00 Mondays to Fridays
Castles will close on public holidays and weekends as well as 15 December to 4 January the following year.

New Castles will open in same week as the schools, usually the 2nd week of January. If the school is ready to open earlier the Castle Heads will communicate this with enrolled parents.

Do you provide transport?


Do you have separate English and Afrikaans classes?


Do you follow a curriculum?

Curro has a Nursery School Curriculum designed for the pre-school child from the age of 3 months to 5 years. It is based on 6 learning areas and stimulates and guides the young child to school readiness.

We believe in learning trough play!

(6 learning areas: *Language development,* Physical development, *Personal and Social development,*The Arts development, *Mathematical development, *Science and Technology Development)

What meals do you provide?

Fresh meals are served on a daily basis.
Breakfast: Breakfast supplied by parents will be served
Lunch: A cooked lunch
The menu consists of a 4 week cycle
Afternoon snack: Sandwich and rooibos tea OR fruit and juice

How do you deal with children that are allergic to specific food?

We are very accommodating. The teacher will discuss the issue with the parent and she will then arrange with the kitchen. For example in the case of dairy products we will serve the child’s Bobotie without the egg and milk layer. We also have exceptions where the parent will follow the menu and on specific days provide the child’s own meal.

How do you deal with ill children?

We do have a strict medical policy which the parents must sign and agree to. No sick children are allowed to come to school. (see our policy for more details)

What security measures do you have in place?

Walls/fences surrounding the Castle