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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Curro Castle Westbrook is an independent nursery school in the Westbrook Estate, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years, with a focus on the ELDAs. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum, with affordable school fees, and build strong, caring relationships with each child. Our school is on the same campus as Curro Westbrook, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment.

 

What does Curro Castle Westbrook offer?

At Curro Castle Westbrook, 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, which stretches beyond the classroom.

 

How does Curro Castle Westbrook 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 Westbrook 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 costs in addition to our affordable school fees, and take place on the nursery school’s premises.

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

Quick Facts

Language

English  

Ages

3 months to 5 years 

Class size

Controlled 

Monthly fees

R2 920   

Academic hours

08:00 – 13:00 (varies) 

Free-play time

Until 17:30 

Early drop-off time

07:00 

Holiday care included 

 

Teachers' assistants 

 

Meals included