What are the different age groups?
3 months up to 5 years.
Group 1 (3m - 18 m)
Group 2 (18m – 24m)
Group 3 (2 - 3 years)
Group 4 (3 – 4 years)
Group 5 (4 - 5 years)
Grade R (5 – 6 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.
Group 1: 16 babies 1:5
Group 2: 20 babies 1:6.6
Group 3: 25 1:12.5
Group 4: 25 1:12.5
Group 5: 25 1:12.5
Grade R: 25
Do you have qualified staff?
The baby and kiddies section
Qualified Nursing sister
Teachers: N5/N6 or NQF ECD Level 5 or B.Ed. and First Aid (or higher)
Assistants: Grade 12 and relevant experience; busy with studies
What are the hours?
From 07:00 – 17:00 Mondays to Fridays
Castle will be close on public holidays and weekends.
Do you provide transport?
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 through 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.
The menu consists of a 4 week cycle
Afternoon snack: Sandwich and rooibos tea OR fruit and ice tea
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
Security cameras on the playground