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Curro Castle Durbanville
Curro Castle Durbanville is an independent school in Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years with a focus on the ELDAs. Our small class sizes allow our dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum and to build strong, caring relationships with each child.
Our school is just down the street from Curro Durbanville, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment. Our building is separate from the primary and high school buildings to improve access control and ensure the children’s safety on the playground.
What do we offer?
At Curro Castle Durbanville, we created a safe, nurturing centre of learning. Our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more assistants, depending on the group – there are more assistants for the younger ones to ensure everyone gets special attention.
We offer play-based curriculum
Our carefully designed classrooms and playgrounds encourage children to explore a wide variety of experiences through play and developmental activities including Lego Soft Bricks, aimed at developing a curious mind and creative thinking.
We focus on the ELDAs
Our internally developed nursery school programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind. The programme is designed to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through developmental activities and engaging play areas
The programme incorporates the latest research in physical and cognitive development, such as encouraging loose-parts play that boost creativity and curiosity, above playing with single-purpose toys. The programme even includes activities built around large soft bricks that form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Many of our activities are designed to help learners learn valuable skills that require more time for development than can be provided during the daily programme.
How do we ensure safety in our school?
Our strict security measures ensure the safety of our children. Access to the campus is restricted through biometric access, while CCTV cameras monitor the playgrounds as well as classrooms. Visitors need to sign in to gain access and the number of visitors per class is limited. Children are collected from the classroom and are signed in and out daily to ensure that they remain safe and accounted for. We also have a registered nurse on-site and Mediclinic CapeGate is nearby to further ensure that our children are safe and healthy.
What else is near Curro Castle Durbanville?
Curro Castle Durbanville is located in the quiet, suburban Sonstraal Heights neighbourhood on the edge of Durbanville next to the Pinehurst neighbourhood. The school is removed from the city bustle, but is easily accessible from Legato Drive via Brackenfell Boulevard or Fairtrees Road. Nearby attractions include CapeGate Mall, Virgin Active gym and several restaurants. The beautiful Cobble Walk Centre is just across the street for convenient shopping and Stodels Garden Centre (which includes a kids’ play area) is less than 10 minutes away.