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At Building Blocks, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Our classrooms are designed to encourage educational curiosity, while our age-appropriate playgrounds are equipped with play structures that inspire physical development through movement and play. Thereby, we ensure that children’s gross- and fine-motor coordination skills are developed, as well as other cognitive and physical skills.
Early Learning and Development Areas
Our internally developed nursery school programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind. The programme is designed to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through developmental activities and engaging play areas.
These ELDAs focus on aspects such as gross motor development, social awareness, communication, spatial awareness and arts. Learners also benefit from activities built around large soft bricks which form the important foundations for later Robotics studies.
The development of curiosity and imagination in early childhood is vitally important to the development of problem-solving skills and critical thinking later on. Therefore, we encourage playing with loose-parts and multi-purpose playthings, rather than single-purpose toys that don’t involve much imagination. Through loose-parts play, children use their natural curiosity to explore previously undiscovered fascinations such as stacking, rolling, sliding, fitting, colours, and more.
Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. As a Curro Select School, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the learners’ phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way. Children are guided through a set curriculum and continuous assessments throughout the year to prepare them for the expectations of Grade 1.
Our school is affiliated with nearby Curro Midrand and our children often progress to attend either of the Curro Midrand campuses from Grade 1 onwards.