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Our nursery school is open during school holidays and run a full holiday care programme as part of our affordable school fees. Our regular early childhood development activities continue, although we may arrange some extra fun activities during this time. We are closed only for a specified period during December and January.
Teachers have assistants
As a Curro Select school, our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more assistants, depending on the group and the number of children in the class. There are often more assistants for the younger ones to ensure that each child in our small class sizes get the necessary love and attention.
As a Curro Select school, our on-site kitchen is fully equipped to prepare well-balanced, wholesome meals and snacks for children in all age groups at our nursery school. All meals are prepared with fresh ingredients just before being delivered to the classrooms. These meals are also included in our affordable school fees and we carefully accommodate allergies and other dietary requirements – catering to individual needs is possible due to our small class sizes.
Registered nurse on-site
At Waterstone Castle, we have a registered nurse on-site during the school day, and all our teachers have first-aid training.
Academic support centre
As part of our commitment to early childhood development, our academic support centre provides personal support for children who require additional support in academic, behavioural or emotional aspects. Children receive tailor-made programmes aimed at meeting their individual needs, and we emphasise early intervention to prevent difficulties later on.
Our academic support centre offers the following:
- On-site team of multi-disciplinary therapists and psychologists.
- School-readiness assessments for learners in Group 5.
- Early identification of academic, behavioural, or emotional challenges.
- Parental guidance and support.
Indoor and outdoor play areas
Children learn by interacting with the world around them. As a Curro Select school, our classrooms themselves are considered to be inanimate teachers of sorts. They are designed to allow maximum room for play and movement while being stimulating on a visual and tactile level. An additional indoor play area allows a change in play space on days that the weather doesn’t allow outdoor play.
Our outdoor play areas include jungle gyms, shaded areas for creative and sensory play, and more. These areas are designed to encourage physical play, and generally have synthetic grass to prevent allergic reactions. Children are taken outside to play on days with moderate weather conditions to prevent excessive cold or sunburn. Additional safety measures are taken on sunny days.
Waterstone Castle virtual tour
Waterstone Castle is an independent nursery school in Kibler Park, Johannesburg, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years. With dedicated teachers, small class sizes and an internally-developed play-based curriculum, we aim to build strong, caring relationships with each child while maintaining affordable school fees. Click on the image below to take a virtual tour of our school:
Waterstone Castle location
Our school is situated in Kibler Park, Johannesburg and is easily accessible from Main Road off the R82. It is conveniently located on the bank of the Klip River and is near Riverside Community Church, Kibler Park Spar, and the bus stop on Gordon Road. We also offer transport services for learners travelling to our school.