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Curro Castle eco kidz
Curro Castle eco kidz is an independent school in Salt Rock, Ballito that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 12 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.
Our school is based in Simbithi Eco Estate, providing a safe and secure environment. We fall under the umbrella of Curro Mount Richmore, which means children can easily progress from nursery to primary and eventually high school under the same familiar ethos and learning style.
What do we offer?
At Curro Castle eco kidz we create 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 classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one assistant. 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, self-confidence and the ability to work as a team 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 Simbithi Eco Estate is restricted through biometric access, while CCTV cameras monitor the playgrounds. Visitors need to obtain an access code to the estate from Curro Castle eco kidz. Children are collected from the classrooms or signed out from aftercare. Our teachers are all first-aid trained to further ensure the health and safety of our children.
What else is nearby?
Curro Castle eco kidz is located in the quiet, family-centred Simbithi Eco Estate in Salt Rock, Ballito; a beautiful holiday town on the Dolphin Coast. Take exit 212 off the N2, and find us nestled on the golf-course side of the estate. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and often visited by bush bucks. We are conveniently close to many shops and restaurants and nearby attractions include the Ballito Junction Regional Mall as well as the Simbithi Country Club. The stunning Salt Rock Beach, with the Salt Rock Tidal Pool and Granny’s Pool, is less than 5 minutes away for fun and educational excursions.