Home away from home
At Sharonlea Childcare and Pre-primary, 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. Children also benefit from music as part of the daily activities.
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.
Our school is affiliated with nearby Northriding College and our children often progress to attend Northriding College from Grade R onwards.