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Curro Preschool

Welcome to Sharonlea Childcare and Pre-primary

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Sharonlea Childcare and Pre-primary is a nursery school in Sharonlea, Randburg, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years. 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 nursery school programme engages children’s inherent curiosity and love of play, while supporting their well-being all-round.

We also have early drop-off times and a transport service with drop-off and pickup at home.

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


Why is it best for children to 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

Do you want to know more? Visit this page on our website to discover more about the ELDAs and how they work together to give children a high-quality preschool programme.


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. 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 having a limited number of children in class, our teachers can give each one the individual care and attention they need to flourish and feel loved.


As part of the Curro school group, learners in the group enjoy preference when applying to our school. Our children automatically progress to nearby Northriding College, unless they choose to apply elsewhere. Nearby primary schools in the group include Curro Aurora, Cooper College, and Meridian Cosmo City and Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel (slightly further away).


Therapy at a wellness centre

We know that children sometimes need additional support during early childhood. That is why we have access to the wellness centre at neighbouring Northriding College, which offers various forms of therapy in designated therapy rooms. Forms of therapy include occupational therapy, counselling, and speech, language and hearing therapy. These services are available at an additional cost.

We also open our school to therapists who want to observe children during the school day – and we encourage you and the therapists to work closely with us to the benefit of your child.


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 nursery school in Sharonlea, Randburg, 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




From 3 months to 5 years 

Class size

10 to 25 children (varies) 

Monthly fees

R3 995 – R4 510

Half day

07:30 – 13:00 

Full day

07:30 – 18:00 

Early drop-off time


 School transport: To and from home

Meals included

Open during school holidays