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Curro Castle Thatchfield
Curro Castle Thatchfield is an independent school in Thatchfield Hills, Centurion that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 years to 5 years, with a focus on the ELDAs. 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.
We also have a Group 5 class, which is at the primary school, but this class follows our nursery school programme and is therefore included here. Our school is on the same campus as Curro Thatchfield, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment. However, our building is separate from the primary and high school buildings to improve access control and ensure the children’s safety on the playground.
What do we offer?
At Curro Castle Thatchfield, 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 in-house kitchen provides healthy meals as part of the school fees.
We offer a play-based curriculum
Quality early childhood development thrives with a play-based curriculum approach to learning.
We focus on the ELDAs
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.
Our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more assistants, depending on the number of children in the class. Furthermore, our internally developed programme incorporates the latest research in physical and cognitive development, such as encouraging loose-parts play that boost creativity and curiosity, above 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.
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, while CCTV cameras monitor the playgrounds as well as classrooms. Visitors need to sign in to gain access through guarded gates 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.
What else is near Curro Castle Thatchfield?
Curro Castle Thatchfield is conveniently located between several gated communities, such as Thatchfield Close, Thatchfield Ridge Estate and Thatchfield Gardens. Surrounded by neighbourhoods such as Olievenhoutbosch, Brakfontein and Heuweloord, our school is also near Thatchfield Golf Club and The Reeds Spar.