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Curro Thatchfield has a preschool in Thatchfield Hills, Centurion, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 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 half- and full-day times, as well as an early drop-off time. We also offer half- and full-day options, as well as an early drop-off time and holiday care.
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:
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.
We accommodate Grade R
We help your child get ready for the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. By accommodating them in our preschool building, they have more time to grow accustomed to more formal learning while feeling safe in familiar surroundings. They learn the basic foundations on which all further learning is based:
How big are the classes
Children need lots of attention and nurturing. That is why our classes are divided by age, and we carefully control the number of children in each class to no more than 10 to 25, based on age. As part of the Curro school group, our teachers also have one or more assistants, depending on the age group and number of children in the class. By balancing the number of children and teachers in class, your child can get the individual care and attention they need to flourish and feel loved.
As part of the Curro school group, learners enjoy preference when applying to us from any school in the group. Such preschools whose children can progress to us include HeronBridge College and Curro Midrand Sagewood, as well as Curro Fourways, Curro Rivonia, Curro Chartwell, Curro Bryanston, Curro Waterfall, Building Blocks Pre-primary within a 30-minute drive.
On-site therapist team
When a teacher identifies that a learner might need some additional attention from a specialist, they approach our school’s team. We then reach out to you to discuss assessments by one of our therapists. The therapist team, which includes speech, occupational and educational psychologists, then conduct an initial assessment follows by a personalised therapy plan until they feel the learner no longer needs it.
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 Thatchfield Hills, Centurion, 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.
3 months to Grade R
Max 12 to 25
R4 480 – R5 150
08:00 – 13:00
08:00 – 18:00
Early drop-off time
Meals and snacks included
Open during school holidays