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Curro Preschool

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Curro Bryanston is a preschool in Bryanston, Johannesburg, that provides quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to Grade R. As a Curro School, classes are divided by age and we maintain small class sizes so that our teachers and teacher’s assistants can build close relationships with each child. We follow the internationally acclaimed Curiosity Approach of learning, which centres around unbridled, uninterrupted play.

 

What do we offer?

At Curro Bryanston, 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 playgrounds are equipped with play structures that inspire physical development through movement and play, all part of our school fees. Our small class sizes are divided by age group, which allows our teachers to spend quality time with each child.

We specialise in caring for babies. Our classes are separated based on age, and our uniquely equipped baby hub accommodates babies from 3 months to 24 months. With dedicated teachers, teacher’s assistants, and an on-site kitchen, the babies in our care are loved and nurtured in a home away from home.

 

We follow the Curiosity Approach

This approach emphasises the importance of uninterrupted play as a method of learning, by letting a child’s natural curiosity and interests guide the learning experience. Rather than following a strict daily programme with set times for certain activities, the children set the pace by staying engaged in their chosen play area or discovery process until their curiosity has been satisfied. However, preschool children are still exposed to play methods and areas of learning beyond that to which they feel naturally drawn, to ensure that they build well-rounded knowledge and skills. With a reconceptualised indoor and outdoor environment, loose-parts play areas, a sensory playground and real-life objects to explore rather than unimaginative, single-purpose toys, children are more engaged in fun learning activities than ever before.

While this approach may seem like a modern-day approach to early childhood development, it is based on the age-old knowledge of letting children play. Children learn by discovering the world around them through their senses, and free play lets that discovery process continue until their attention is naturally drawn to another area of play.

 

How does the Curiosity Approach work in practice?

Removing most tables and chairs from our preschool classrooms creates space for themed pockets of learning and furniture made from natural materials. When entering the classroom, children are drawn to various play stations designed by teachers to arouse their curiosity. Children in our small class sizes will be allowed to explore as they wish, with teachers guiding them to ensure that they still gain exposure to a multitude of skills and learning facets. This method teaches children a manner of self-directed learning and making connections between learning facets, which is the root of project-based learning. Therefore, this approach better prepares children for any teaching style and curriculum approach followed in primary school.

Watch this informative video or discover more about the Curiosity Approach.

 

We accommodate Grade R learners

As a Curro school, we believe that Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the learner’s phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way that will ensure they are well prepared for primary school. Learners are also introduced to specialised offerings such as Robotics through Duplo Lego, which boosts their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

As a Curro school, our Grade R learners enjoy preference when applying to any school in the Curro group, particularly nearby Curro Rivonia.

See what we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).

Quick Facts

Language

English

Ages

3 months to Grade R

Class size

Controlled

Monthly fees

R4 410 – R6 460

Full day

08:00 – 17:30

Half day

08:00 – 13:30 

Early drop-off time

07:00

Curiosity Approach

Teacher’s assistants 

Holiday programme 

Meals included 

In-house kitchen