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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Curro Rosen Castle is an independent nursery school 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 nursery school 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 in practice?

Removing most tables and chairs from our nursery school 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 support they need 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).

 

Curro Rosen Castle activities

As a Curro Castle, we believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in early childhood development. Our daily programme is packed with a variety of physical and cognitive activities where children play while they learn, which are included in our affordable school fees. Children from Group 3 onwards have to participate in four extramural activities. All children in our nursery school benefit from swimming lessons in our on-site heated swimming pool – as part of our school fees. 

Additional extramural activities are offered optionally as additional opportunities to strengthen focus 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.

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

Quick Facts

Languages

English and Afrikaans 

Ages

3 months to Grade R 

Class size

15 – 25 children (varies)

Monthly fees

R3 300 – R5 500

Full day

08:00 – 17:30 

Half day

08:00 – 13:30 (varies)

Early drop-off time

07:00

Curiosity Approach 

Teachers' assistants 

Registered nurse 

Meals included 

In-house kitchen 

Assisted learning

Swimming pool