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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Curro Castle Hazeldean is an independent nursery school in Hazeldean, Pretoria, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 18 months to 5 years. Our small class sizes and competitive school fees allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum and to build strong, caring relationships with each child.

 

What do we offer?

At Curro Castle Hazeldean, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Through competitive 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 do we support your child’s development?

At our nursery school, 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 focus on early childhood development through the ELDAs

As a Curro Castle, we incorporate the latest research in physical and cognitive development. Our small class sizes, carefully-designed playgrounds, safety measures and daily programmes make our nursery school a safe and fun-filled home away from home.

 

We encourage loose-parts play

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.

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

 

We accommodate Grade R learners

We accommodate Grade R learners in our Castle to help them prepare emotionally for the adjustment to school among older learners. However, as their daily activities and programmes are built in to the foundation phase curriculum, please refer to our primary school page for information on what we offer in Grade R.

 

Curro Castle Hazeldean activities

As a Curro Castle, we believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in promoting social skills, self-confidence, and physical well-being. Our daily programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn. Extramural activities are offered as optional 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.

Furthermore, music is offered to children from Group 2 onwards as part of our school fees, and children in Group 5 receive swimming as part of the school programme.

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

Quick Facts

Languages

English and Afrikaans

Ages

18 months to 5 years

Class size

10 – 22 children (varies)

Monthly fees

R3 780 – R4 150

School times

08:00 – 12:30 (varies)

Early drop-off time

07:15

Aftercare

Until 17:30

Teachers' assistants

 

Holiday programme

 

Robotics