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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Curro Castle Nelspruit


Curro Castle Nelspruit is an independent nursery school situated in the tranquil hills of The Rest Nature Estate, Nelspruit (Mbombela) that provides high-quality early childhood development in English and Afrikaans, for children from 4 months to 5 years, with a focus on the ELDAs. Our small class sizes, divided by age, allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum at affordable school fees, and build strong, caring relationships with each child. Our Group 5 class is at the primary school, but they follow our nursery school programme and are therefore included here. Our school is on the same campus as Curro Nelspruit, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment.


What does Curro Castle Nelspruit offer?

At Curro Castle Nelspruit, we lay the foundation for your child’s future social and academic life by incorporating play in stimulating, developmental activities, such as creative movement and artistic expression. By involving you, as parents, in your child’s learning experience, we provide a holistic development programme within small class sizes at affordable school fees that stretches beyond the classroom.


How does Curro Castle Nelspruit support my child’s early childhood development?

As a Curro Castle, 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 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, as a Curro Castle 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 in our small class sizes 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).


Curro Castle Nelspruit 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. These are offered by external tutors or coaches at a cost in addition to our affordable school fees, and take place on the nursery school premises.

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

Quick Facts


English and Afrikaans


From 4 months to 5 years

Class size


Monthly fees

R3 250 – R4 775

Half day

08:00 – 14:00

Full day

08:00 – 17:00

Early drop-off time


Holiday care included


Teacher’s assistants


Meals included