Responsive image

Curro Preschool

Welcome to Curro Bryanston Preschool

Select a category

Curro Bryanston is a preschool in Bryanston, Sandton, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to Grade R. Our classes are divided by age, and we carefully control the number of children per class to ensure that they are all cared for and entertained. Our preschool programme centres around the internationally-acclaimed Curiosity Approach, which allows children to discover areas that naturally interests them.

Get an overview of everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.

 

Curro Bryanston, preschool in Sandton, early childhood development, Curro preschool, Curro near me, best private school, creche, daycare, nursery school

 

All about the Curiosity Approach

The Curiosity Approach is a preschool programme that focuses on letting children follow their inherent interests and curiosity to develop their natural strengths. However, our teachers still guide them through other areas of development to ensure that they are exposed to all areas of development.

When entering the classroom, children are drawn to different themed stations of play that our teachers design to cover a wide range of interests. Children can explore as they wish, while teachers guide them around to ensure that they still gain exposure to a multitude of skills and interests.

Most tables and chairs are removed from our classrooms, and are replaced with furniture made from natural materials. Even the classroom environment itself contributes to the sensory-rich atmosphere by having natural, soothing colours, rather than bright colours that often overstimulate young minds.

Discover everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.

 

Curro Bryanston, preschool in Sandton, early childhood development, Curro preschool, Curro near me, best private school, creche, daycare, nursery school

 

Why is it best for children to learn through play?

Children learn by discovering the world around them – and anything learned while playing at a young age is remembered much faster and more efficiently compared to anything learned while sitting at a table in a forced learning environment.

As part of the Curro school group, our children enjoy a programme that supports their physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being. This approach to early childhood development is built around learning and developing through play rather than strict milestones. This means that children feel supported and encouraged instead of anxious and pressured to develop at someone else’s pace.

Learning during childhood starts with babies exploring their touch and taste sense while playing with squishy pasta, jelly, and other texture-rich objects. Later on, young toddlers learn the basics of mathematics by playing with building blocks, balls, manipulating objects around their bodies, and other ways. Older toddlers learn the basics of writing and reading with comprehension by drawing, painting, singing, and generally discovering objects that centre around a specific theme.

Here are some examples of the areas that are developed by learning through play:

  • Mathematics: shapes, size, time, counting, adding, subtracting
  • Communication: speech, listening, reading, understanding
  • Creativity: drawing, painting, correct pinching of a pencil, dancing
  • Physical well-being: balance, movement, safety
  • Identity and belonging: personality, morals, caring, friendship, sharing

 

How big are the classes

Children need lots of attention and nurturing. That is why our classes are divided by age, and we carefully control the number of children in each class. Our teachers also have one or more assistants, depending on the age group and number of children in the class. By having a limited number of children in class, our teachers can give each one the individual care and attention they need to flourish and feel loved.

 

Curro Bryanston, preschool in Sandton, early childhood development, Curro preschool, Curro near me, best private school, creche, daycare, nursery school

 

As part of the Curro school group, our learners enjoy preference when applying to any school in the group. Nearby schools include Curro Rivonia, Curro Douglasdale, Curro Fourways, with Curro Chartwell slightly further away.

 

We accommodate Grade R

We help your child get ready for the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. While we still take a play-based learning approach, we equip them with the basic foundations on which all further learning is based:

  • Language (read, spell, understand, speak, listen)
  • Mathematics (count, understand numbers, addition, subtraction and multiplication)
  • Life skills (physical education, real-life experiences, problem-solving, creativity)

 

Curro Bryanston, preschool in Sandton, early childhood development, Curro preschool, Curro near me, best private school, creche, daycare, nursery school

 

Activities your child can enjoy

Our daily preschool programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn. We also offer additional, optional extramural activities 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.

 

Curro Bryanston, preschool in Sandton, early childhood development, Curro preschool, Curro near me, best private school, creche, daycare, nursery school

 

As a preschool in Bryanston in Sandton, these extramural activities are tailored to the interests of you and your family. This ensures that your child can grow and excel in areas that they truly enjoy. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

See which activities we offer on our fact sheet.

Quick Facts

Language

English

Ages

3 months to Grade R

Class size

Up to 25 children
(based on age)

Monthly fees
(5-day option)

R4 800 – R6 600

Half day times

08:00 – 13:30

Full day times

08:00 – 17:30

Early drop-off time

06:45

Meals included

Open during school holidays

Two-, three-, and four-day options