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Curro Castle Mount Richmore
Curro Castle Mount Richmore is an independent school in Salt Rock, Ballito that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years. 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 on the same campus as Curro Mount Richmore, 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 Mount Richmore 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 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 Lego 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 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 nearby?
Curro Castle Mount Richmore is located in the quiet, luxury Salt Rock City estate in Salt Rock, Ballito; a beautiful holiday town on the Dolphin Coast. Our school is just off the N2, but surrounded by beautiful scenery and easily accessible via Salt Rock Road. 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.