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Woodhill College has an independent preschool bordering the Woodhill Residential Golf Estate in Pretoria, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 2 years (turning 3) to Grade R. We we aim to provide competitive school fees and small class sizes that engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum.

 

What does Woodhill College offer?

We provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Our school fees allow the creation of classrooms that are designed to encourage educational curiosity, 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. Children further benefit by having water safety lessons, gross motor skills development, introduction to computers and music lessons as part of the weekly programme.

 

How do we support your child’s development?

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

 

We encourage loose-parts play

The development of curiosity and imagination in early childhood 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.

 

Our preschool includes Grade R

Grade R is the bridge between the concrete, tangible world of play and touch, and the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. This is why we start providing preschool children with the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. As a Curro Select school we still follow a play-based approach, which includes specialised educational programmes such as the Bazoo literacy programme and an introduction to Robotics through play with Duplo Lego.

In Grade R, we still maintain small class sizes so that children can grow comfortable with new types of learning material in a known and comfortable environment.

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

 

Woodhill College activities

As a Curro Select school, we believe that participation in fun 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, all included in our school fees. Children can also participate in extramural activities, which are offered 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.

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

Quick Facts

Language

English 

Ages

2 years to 6 years 

Class size

max 21 

Monthly fees

R3 380 – R4 760 

School times

08:00 – 13:00/17:30 

Aftercare

Until 17:30 

Early drop-off time

07:00 

Teachers' assistants 

 

Registered nurse on-site

 

Meals included