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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Curro Castle Helderwyk


Curro Castle Helderwyk is an independent nursery school in Helderwyk Estate, Brakpan, that provides quality early childhood development for children from 4 years 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 Helderwyk, 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 at our Curro Castle use their natural curiosity to explore previously undiscovered fascinations such as stacking, rolling, sliding, fitting, colours, and more. This well-developed approach presented in small class sizes is made possible by our competitive school fees

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


Curro Castle Helderwyk 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. 

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

Quick Facts




4 years to 5 years

Class size

10 – 20 children (varies)

Monthly fees

R3 530

School times

07:40 – 13:00


Until 17:30

Teachers' assistants


On-site kitchen