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Curro Castle Nursery School

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Land of Oz is an independent nursery school with campuses in Fourways and Chartwell, Johannesburg, offering high-quality early childhood development for children from 12 months to 5 years, with Grade R phasing in during 2022. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum as supported by the school fees.

 

What do we offer?

At Land of Oz, we lay the foundation for your child’s future social and academic life by incorporating play in stimulating, early childhood developmental activities such as creative movement and artistic expression, combined with strong Biblical principles. By involving you as parents in your child’s learning experience, we provide a holistic development programme at affordable school fees that stretches beyond the classroom. Our devotional beliefs based on Christian values (ethics and morals) form part of how we approach interaction and care as a Curro Select school. Our small class sizes are divided by age group, which allows our teachers to spend quality time with each child.

 

How does Land of Oz support my child’s development?

As a Curro Select school, our internally developed programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind and aims to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through early childhood developmental activities, small class sizes and engaging play areas. ELDAs focus on aspects such as gross motor development, fine-motor development, social awareness, communication, spatial awareness and arts.

As children learn by interacting with the world around them, all activities and engagements during the day are carefully planned to ensure maximum development. We incorporate a constant routine, self-guided activities initiated by the child, and structured, guided activities planned and directed by the teacher as part of the school fees.

Our children learn throughout the day – from participating in an art activity, finding a worm in the garden, conversing with their teacher and peers to packing away after snacktime. In addition, our learners benefit from music lessons hosted by an on-site music specialist in the mornings as part of our school fees.

We accommodate Grade R learners

Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the children’s phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way that will ensure they are well prepared for primary school. Learners are also introduced to specialised offerings such as Robotics through Duplo Lego, which boosts their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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

 

Land of Oz activities

As a Curro Select school, we believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in promoting social skills, self-confidence, and physical well-being. These activities are offered by external tutors or coaches to Groups 4 and 5 children, at an additional cost, and generally take place on the nursery school’s premises. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational.

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

 

Land of Oz community outreach

We express our devotional beliefs by serving our community. We have been continually involved in nursery schools and day-care centres in Diepsloot and our own initiatives include building a school (Alpha Day Care Centre), packing over 150 000 meals for distribution, delivering hundreds of jerseys each year just before the winter season and providing Christmas presents to hundreds of local children each year.

We support the Diepsloot community

We have also strengthened our partnerships with the Training & Resource Centre (TRC) at HeronBridge College who work directly in communities such as Diepsloot. Through this relationship, the schools are carefully selected with long-term sustainability and viability in mind. In addition, strengthened partnerships with Rise Against Hunger and other corporate donors have enabled us to ensure our funds are used in the most effective manner.

Quick Facts

Language

English

Ages

From 12 months to 5 years

Grade R phasing in during 2022

Class size

10 to 25 children (varies)

Monthly fees

R3 300 – R5 440

School times

08:30 – 13:00 (varies)

Early drop-off time

06:30

Waiting class

Until 13:30

Aftercare

Until 17:30

Campuses

Fourways and Chartwell

On-site kitchen 

 

Therapy centre 

 

Holiday programme