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Curro Preschool

Welcome to Curro Hazeldean Preschool

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Curro Hazeldean has a preschool in Hazeldean, Pretoria, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 18 months to Grade R. Our classes are divided by age, and we carefully control the number of children per class to ensure that they are all cared for and entertained. Our internally developed preschool programme engages inherent curiosity and love of play, while supporting their well-being all-round. We also have an aftercare option, and breakfast (up to Group 5) is included in our school fees.

Get an overview of everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.



Our children learn through play

Children learn by discovering the world around them – and anything learned while playing at a young age is remembered much faster and more efficiently compared to anything learned while sitting at a table in a forced learning environment.

As part of the Curro school group, our children enjoy a programme that supports their physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being. This approach to early childhood development is built around learning and developing through play rather than strict milestones. This means that children feel supported and encouraged instead of anxious and pressured to develop at someone else’s pace.

Learning during childhood starts with babies exploring their touch and taste sense while playing with squishy pasta, jelly, and other texture-rich objects. Later on, young toddlers learn the basics of mathematics by playing with building blocks, balls, manipulating objects around their bodies, and other ways. Older toddlers learn the basics of writing and reading with comprehension by drawing, painting, singing, and generally discovering objects that centre around a specific theme.

Here are some examples of the areas that are developed by learning through play:

  • Mathematics: shapes, size, time, counting, adding, subtracting
  • Communication: speech, listening, reading, understanding
  • Creativity: drawing, painting, correct pinching of a pencil, dancing
  • Physical well-being: balance, movement, safety
  • Identity and belonging: personality, morals, caring, friendship, sharing


As part of the Curro school group, children enjoy preference when applying to us from any school in the group. Nearby schools within a 30-minute drive who also have a preschool, include Woodhill College, Curro Academy The Blyde, and Curro Hazeldean.



A daily routine

Our preschool programme is presented through a daily routine that focuses on letting children learn by having lots of fun within a framework. The schedule creates space for creative activities, running and playing, singing and dancing, and so much more! This also provides children with stability and a sense of safety.

Discover everything involved in our daily programme by viewing our fact sheet.



We accommodate Grade R

The step between preschool and primary school can be challenging, which is why we accommodate Grade R learners in our preschool. As part of the Curro school group, we believe that young children still inherently need time to run, play and spend time outside. This is why our Grade R learners enjoy a play-based approach, which then gradually moves to the more formal approach that starts in Grade 1.



Activities your child can enjoy

Our daily programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn. We also offer additional, optional extramural activities as 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.

As a preschool in Hazeldean, Pretoria, these extramural activities are tailored to the interests of you and your family. This ensures that your child can grow and excel in areas that they truly enjoy. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

See which activities we offer on our fact sheet.


Quick Facts


English and Afrikaans


18 months to Grade R

Class size

Max 16 to 20
(based on age)

Monthly fees

R4 435 – R5 380

School times

08:00 – 12:30
(end times vary)

Early drop-off time



Until 17:30
(Fridays until 17:00)

Breakfast included (up to Group 5)