Curro Castle Helderwyk
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Our aftercare service is available at an additional cost, as stipulated on our fees letter. Children are accommodated in safe classrooms and playgrounds, and the fees include a freshly prepared meal as well as a snack. Aftercare times can be viewed on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Open during holidays
Our nursery school remains open during school holidays, as part of our school fees. Regular activities would continue in small class sizes. We are closed only for a specified period during December and January.
Teachers have assistants
As a Curro Castle, our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more assistants, depending on the group and the number of children in the class. There are often more assistants for the younger ones, all included in the school fees, to ensure that each child in our small class sizes get the necessary love and attention.
Teachers have first-aid training
All our teachers have first-aid training and regularly attend training courses to ensure their skills remain current.
Indoor and outdoor play areas
Children learn by interacting with the world around them. As a Curro Castle, our classrooms themselves are considered to be inanimate teachers of sorts. They are designed to allow maximum room for play and movement while being stimulating on a visual and tactile level. An additional indoor play area allows a change in play space on days that the weather doesn’t allow outdoor play.
Our outdoor play areas include tricycles, sandpits, jungle gyms, play houses, shaded areas for creative and sensory play, and more. These areas are designed to encourage physical play, and generally have synthetic grass to prevent allergic reactions. Children are taken outside to play on days with moderate weather conditions to prevent excessive cold or sunburn. Additional safety measures are taken on sunny days.
Curro Castle Helderwyk virtual tour
Curro Castle Helderwyk is an independent nursery school in the secure Helderwyk Estate, Brakpan, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 4 years to 5 years. With dedicated teachers, small class sizes and an internally-developed play-based curriculum, we aim to build strong, caring relationships with each child through competitive school fees. Take a virtual tour below of our school:
Curro Castle Helderwyk location
Our nursery school is situated within the biometrically-secured Helderwyk Estate, Brakpan. Our school is easily accessible from Drakensberg Avenue, just off Boundary/Elsburg Road, and surrounded by beautiful scenery, such as the Van Wyk Dam. Nearby attractions include the Sun International Carnival City and the Royal Oak Country Club. We are also conveniently close to bus stations and taxi ranks and the Netcare Sunward Park Hospital is in close proximity to further ensure the safety of our children.