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Curro Preschool

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Curro Rosen Castle is an independent preschool in Tyger Valley, Cape Town, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to Grade R, with an optional assisted learning class in Grade R. As a Curro Castle, we aim to provide affordable school fees and small class sizes that engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum based on the internationally successful Curiosity Approach.

 

What do we offer?

At Curro Rosen Castle, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are nurtured and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Through affordable school fees, our classrooms are designed to encourage educational curiosity and independent problem-solving, 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.

 

We focus on early childhood development through loose-parts play

As a Curro Castle, we know that the development of curiosity and imagination in preschool 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 use their natural curiosity to explore previously undiscovered fascinations such as stacking, rolling, sliding, fitting, colours and more.

 

What is the Curiosity Approach?

The Curiosity Approach emphasises the importance of uninterrupted play as a method of learning, by letting a child’s natural curiosity and interests guide the learning experience. This involves a re-conceptualised indoor and outdoor environment, loose-parts play areas, a sensory playground and real-life objects to explore rather than unimaginative, single-purpose toys.

 

How does the Curiosity Approach work?

Removing most tables and chairs from our preschool classrooms creates space for themed pockets of learning and furniture made from natural materials. When entering the classroom, children are drawn to various play stations designed by teachers to arouse their curiosity. Children in our small class sizes will be allowed to explore as they wish, with teachers guiding them to ensure that they still gain exposure to a multitude of skills and learning facets.

 

Our Grade R learners benefit from assisted learning

Our newly opened Grade R class offers learners an assisted learning stream option. This stream provides high quality educational assistance to learners who need smaller classes where they can get the immediate needed support to achieve expected competencies. Our dedicated teachers build a close relationship with each learner, so that their unique educational needs can be accommodated.

Read more about how assisted learning works.

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

Quick Facts

Languages

English and Afrikaans 

Ages

3 months to Grade R 

Class size

Controlled

Monthly fees

R3 690 – R5 890

Full day

08:00 – 17:30 

Early drop-off time

07:00

Assisted learning stream

Grade R                      (includes on-site
therapists)

Curiosity Approach 

Teachers' assistants 

Registered nurse 

Meals included 

In-house kitchen 

Swimming pool