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Building Blocks is an independent school on three campuses in Midrand, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 years to 5 years. As a Curro Select School, our small class sizes allow dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum and to build strong, caring relationships with each child.
What do we offer?
At Building Blocks, we created a safe, nurturing centre of learning for children from 2 years to 5 years. Our carefully designed classrooms and engaging playgrounds encourage children to explore a wide variety of experiences through play and developmental activities, aimed at developing a curious mind and creative thinking.
With small class sizes, age-appropriate playgrounds, and healthy meals and snacks, we focus on developing the child as a whole. Our classes are divided by age group, and each teacher has a teacher’s assistant, depending on the number of children in the class. Children learn from their environments, which is why our classrooms themselves are considered to be a third teacher of sorts. Therefore, our classrooms are designed to be visually pleasing and encourage sensory development.
As a Curro Select School, our internally developed programme incorporates the latest research in physical and cognitive development, such as encouraging loose-parts play that boosts creativity and curiosity, above playing with single-purpose toys. Learners even benefit from activities built around large soft bricks, which form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Furthermore, our early drop-off time allows working parents to drop their children at school from 06:00 and collect them no later than 17:30.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Many of our activities are designed to help learners learn valuable skills that require more time for development than can be provided during the daily programme.
How do we ensure safety in our school?
Our strict security measures ensure the safety of our children. Access to the campus is restricted through biometric access and access control at the gate. Visitors need to sign in at reception and all teachers are trained in level 2 first aid.
What else is nearby?
Building Blocks has three campuses in Midrand, surrounded by neighbourhoods such as Carlswald, Halfway Gardens, Vorna Valley and Noordwyk. Nearby residential areas include Carlswald Estate, Crescent Wood Country Estate, with one campus located by San Ridge Estate. Our school also has a transport service, and we are close to Curro Midrand – a Curro School with which we are affiliated.