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Curro Preschool

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Curro Bryanston Preschool

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Curro Bryanston has preschool phase in Bryanston, Johannesburg, that provides quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to Grade R. As a Curro School, we aim to provide affordable school fees and small class sizes that engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum based on the internationally successful Curiosity Approach.

 

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. 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. Although our children are engaged in educational and developmental activities, we f

 

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 focus on early childhood development through loose-parts play

As a Curro School, we know that the development of curiosity and imagination in preschool 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.

 

What is 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. With a re-conceptualised 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.

 

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.

Click here to find out more about the Curiosity Approach or watch this informative video.

 

We accommodate Grade R learners

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 children’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 we are part of the Curro group, 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).

 

Activities at our school

As a Curro School, we believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in early childhood development. Our daily programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn, which are included in our affordable school fees. 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).

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