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Curro Academy The Blyde has an independent preschool next to The Blyde Lifestyle Estate, Pretoria East, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 years 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, at affordable school fees.
What does Curro Castle The Blyde offer?
At our preschool, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Through affordable school fees, our classrooms are designed to encourage educational curiosity, while our playgrounds are equipped with play structures that inspire physical development through movement and play. Our small class sizes are divided by age group, which allows our teachers to spend quality time with each child.
How does Curro Castle The Blyde support my child’s development?
At our preschool, our internally developed programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind. This approach to early childhood development aims to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through developmental activities and engaging play areas. ELDAs focus on aspects such as gross-motor development, fine-motor development, social awareness, communication, spatial awareness and arts.
We incorporate the latest research in physical and cognitive development. We aim to provide affordable school fees and small class sizes and our carefully designed playgrounds, safety measures and daily programmes make our school a safe and fun-filled home away from home.
We encourage loose-parts play
As a Curro Academy school, we believe that 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 – which are crucial to early childhood development.
See what we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Activities at our school
At Curro Academy The Blyde, we believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in building social skills and confidence. Our daily programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn. Extramural activities are offered as additional opportunities to strengthen focused areas or hone certain skills. Our extramural activities are offered by external tutors or coaches at an additional cost and take place on the school’s premises.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
|Ages||3 years to 5 years|
|Monthly fees||R2 900 - R3 570|
|Half day||08:00 – 12:00|
|Full day||08:00 – 17:00|
|Early drop-off time||07:00|
|Holiday care included|
|Breakfast and lunch provided|