Academics

Academics

Curro Castles aim to inspire young minds to become extraordinary through the unique Curro nursery school curriculum for group 1 to group 5. It is designed with early learning goals in mind:

  • Language development
  • Physical development (including water safety during school hours)
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Creative development (Art)
  • Cognitive thinking, memory skills and numeracy (Mathematics)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world (Science and Technology)

At the Castle we strive to optimise learning in young brains and to capitalise on the potential children have for learning from a young age. We therefore pay special attention to the theories of teaching and the science behind how we develop to ensure that our children receive the best education possible. Children extend their boundaries of understanding by working to find solutions in an environment where dialogue between educators and children keep them motivated, stimulating their creativity while developing their cognitive abilities. The curriculum includes LEGO Education learning concepts and the activities built around Lego Soft Bricks form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.

Special attention is given to school readiness and brain development according to the latest scientifically proven methods. Children leave Curro Castles not only with very special memories, but also ready for the demands of big school and the outside world.

Our Castle is a home away from home and children therefore enjoy well-balanced and wholesome meals and snacks. These are freshly prepared by the Castle Chef in our Hanzel and Gretchel kitchen. The Castle has a menu that is always on display for parents to view.

The magic at Curro Castles is kept alive with fantasy surroundings, a variety of extramural activities and fun-filled holiday programmes.

Playgrounds are carefully designed and equipped with play structures from HAGS that provide an educational touch to playground games.

The safety of our children is of the utmost importance and therefore we have a receptionist and security cameras.

Hygiene and maintenance are regarded as top priorities and are executed by a dedicated team of Castle workers.

Parents will receive a class newsletter every Friday informing them of the work, i.e. theme, songs, etc. for the following week.

An adjustment report will be sent out in March. Progress reports will be received bi-annually (June and December).

Thorough attention is given to hearing speech, psychological and perception dysfunctions. The child will be referred for professional attention whenever deemed necessary.

Our Grade R Curriculum is built on a strong vision to develop and stimulate each learner to reach their full potential. Our Curriculum focuses on the development of all areas: physical, motor, visual, auditory, cognitive, emotional and social. We also have fun with Robotics, Cognitive play and Curro Letter land that are integrated in our Daily programme.

Our Grade R learners are very special to our Castle. We enjoy their positive energy and getting them ready for school. Progress reports will be received every term.