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Curro Castle Bryanston
Curro Castle Bryanston is an independent school in Bryanston, Johannesburg that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 6 years (Grade R). Our small class sizes allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum and to build strong, caring relationships with each child.
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What do we offer?
At Curro Castle Bryanston we created a safe, nurturing centre of learning. Our carefully designed classrooms and playgrounds encourage children to explore a wide variety of experiences through play and developmental activities, aimed at developing a curious mind and creative thinking. Our on-site kitchen prepares breakfast and lunch as well as an afternoon snack, which are included in the school fees. We also accommodate working parents by having an early drop-off service from 06:15 at no extra cost.
Our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more assistants, depending on the number of children in the class. Our internally developed programme incorporates the latest research in physical and cognitive development, such as encouraging loose-parts play that boost creativity and curiosity, rather than playing with single-purpose toys. The programme even includes activities built around large soft bricks that form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Our Castle children also benefit from comprehensive therapy offerings on-site. These programmes are at an additional cost and include speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and counselling. All these specific therapies support our children’s individual needs and help them develop to their full potential.
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 such as hand-eye coordination 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 at guarded boom gates and CCTV cameras monitor these gates as well as the playgrounds, classrooms and property. Parents receive tags which are required to enter and exit the campus. Visitors need to sign in to gain access and the number of visitors per class is limited. Children are collected from the classroom and are signed in and out daily to ensure that they remain safe and accounted for.
We also have a registered nurse on-site who looks after the health of our children. She effectively manages the prevention of cross-contamination by insisting on doctor’s clearance letters before children may return to school after being sick.
What else is nearby?
Curro Castle Bryanston is surrounded by areas such as Petervale and Kleve Hill Park and the beautiful Hamilton Park is only a stone’s through away. Our school is conveniently close to many shops, such as the Pick n Pay local and Cambridge Crossing and the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, Petervale Clinic as well as the Children’s Therapy Centre are all in close proximity. There are many primary schools in the area for easy enrolment after Grade R; including Bryanston Primary School and Rivonia Primary School. Children can also remain in the Curro family by attending Curro Rivonia, which is just up the road from our beautiful school.