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ABOUT US
Ours is a family-run school and owner managed. Magic Beings has a dedicated and dynamic staff, comprised of assistants, educators, and team leaders.

Magic Beings' progressive nature has led to many innovations over the years – one of which saw the establishment of our very own swimming school in 2000. This meant that parents and children no longer had to face the risks and inconvenience of transportation in order to participate in this beneficial activity. The children are well acquainted with the swimming coaches, which allows for swimming lessons to be tailored to their individual needs. The school is able to catch up on lessons missed due to unsuitable weather conditions without moms and dads having to reschedule their busy weeks. Our PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) swimming instructors have had a lot of fun successfully assisting hundreds of children in learning to safely enjoy themselves both in and around a swimming pool.

Today, Magic Beings is comprised of the crèche, toddler, junior, and senior sections. In 2005 we introduced yet another initiative when several team leaders were appointed to help teams of educators and assistants with the coordination of the dynamic daily routine. Utilising a variety of learner-centred teaching strategies, five playgrounds, and age-appropriate equipment, each team's primary focus is to surpass your expectations through delivering on our undertaking to optimise your child's development and enjoyment during their preschool years.

 

HOURS
Magic Beings: 06:30 – 18:00

Office hours:   07:00 – 18:00 (Monday to Thursday)
                      07:00 – 12:00 (Fridays)

 

WHAT WE OFFER
Crèche – 0 to 1 years

Our beautiful crèche is expertly staffed, designed, and decorated, to cater for babies from birth to 1 year of age. Babies need constant supervision and care by experienced, competent, caring people. All our crèche staff are trained in first aid and CPR and undergo ongoing training in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child.

Babies are provided with formula, bottles, nutritional breakfasts and lunches, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Our babies are stimulated and entertained with mobiles, pictures, music, stories, and tactile play. All the items listed above are included in the school fees.

All babies have their own cots. For babies up to 3 months of age, their cots are fitted with an angel monitor.

The outdoor, age-specific play area is fitted with synthetic lawn, which makes for a soft landing as our babies learn to crawl and stand. The synthetic lawn eliminates allergic responses to grass and dust, making for a healthier environment.

Parents need only supply disposable nappies, sufficient changes of clothing, and sunblock – as requested by the crèche staff.

Toddler section – 1 to 2 years
Our toddlers can enjoy a wonderful, secure, shaded garden, and age-appropriate equipment. This is an ideal setting for exploring toddlers.

In the summer months we have water play and a lot of tactile play. The toddlers have pushcarts, and motorbikes as well as slides, swings, and other fun toys. Gross motor skills are refined through participation in the various in and outdoor activities.

In the class we focus on vocabulary building, using rhyme, repetition, games, songs, flashcards, and other interesting, interactive activities which the toddlers really love. Fine motor skills are honed through puzzle building, hand and finger painting, the use of pegboards, and other age-appropriate media and equipment.

Our comprehensive service means that you do not have to provide stationery or toiletries. Parents need only supply a bag, sufficient changes of clothing and sunblock.

Junior section – 2 to 3 years
Separated from the seniors, the juniors are free to enjoy a shaded play area, and beautifully decorated, well-stocked classes.

Juniors can look forward to nutritional breakfasts and lunches, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, all the while being stimulated by interesting lessons and activities.

This age group sees us into the much anticipated toilet-training phase. Parents and educators alike work together at establishing this level of independence in your child's ever-growing repertoire of self-management skills. Each class is equipped with toilets and basins. A routine is established with a view to getting toilet-training done in the shortest, trouble-free timeframe – as appropriate to each child.

All parents are, at this stage, invited to an orientation meeting with the educator so that we can share a common, developmental approach to the challenges that the children face.

Reports are compiled and given to parents in June and November of each year. The educator will give a presentation early on in the year, explaining the outcomes and how they are reached.

Our comprehensive service means that you do not have to provide stationery or toiletries. Parents need only supply a bag, sufficient changes of clothing and sunblock.

Senior section – 3 to 5 years (Grade 000 and Grade 00)
The senior section is presented and managed in a manner that approximates a primary school environment. Our focus is to prepare your child for primary school so that there is a smooth transition from preschool to the more formal structures of primary school. All our senior staff are qualified educators, or they are currently studying towards their bachelor's degree in teaching.

Seniors can look forward to nutritional breakfasts and lunches, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, all the while being stimulated by interesting lessons and fun activities.

Reports are compiled and given to parents in June and November of each year. The educator will give a presentation early on in the year, explaining the outcomes and how they are reached.

Our Grade 00 children are given first option to enrol in our primary school, Cooper College, commencing with their formal schooling in their Grade 0 year. Our Grade 00 clients will receive notices and reminders through newsletters from the school.

Our comprehensive service means that you do not have to provide stationery or toiletries. Parents need only supply a bag, sufficient changes of clothing and sunblock.

EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
We have many extramural activities on offer, including karate, computer lessons, pottery, playball, SoccerStarz, Build ‘Em Bricks, Rugga Kids, drama, Dance Mouse, Music Box, Tumbling Tigers and Minimatics. Enrolment forms are available in the office, and all contact details for the extramural facilitators are listed below, as well as in the school newsletter.

Swimming lessons are conducted once a week in one of our three heated pools situated on the premises, which cuts out the need for transportation and allows us to catch up lessons that are missed due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Lessons are conducted on a necessarily dynamic schedule by our very own PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) swimming instructors in water that is 26˚C or warmer. Safety features include a customised perimeter fence which is kept locked when not attended by a member of staff, as well as a secure pool net. All swimming pools are heated with solar panels.

Swimming lessons are only on offer to children who attend Magic Beings.

SECURITY
Magic Beings and Cooper College have gate monitors at each gate to enhance the safety and security of our clients, children and staff.

No child may leave the premises without their personalised photo access card, which is made by our photographer and included in the registration fee.

Magic Beings staff members have internal walkie-talkie radios to communicate with one another, as well as a panic button with armed response as backup.

 

OPEN DAYS
Every Monday and Wednesday (09:00 – 11:00) is visitors’ day at Magic Beings.
Please pop by or contact us on 011 023 8821/2/3/4 to make an appointment.


MAGIC BEINGS: CONTACT US
Tel: 011 023 8821/2/3/4
Backup cell: 071 325 0248

Email: info@magicbeings.co.za

Office hours: 07:00 – 18:00 (Monday to Thursday)
                    07:00 – 12:00 (Fridays)

Address: 211, 215, 217 Church Street and 220, 222 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg North