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Curro Castle Sitari
Curro Castle Sitari is an independent school bordering the Sitari Country Estate, Somerset West 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 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 on the same campus as Curro Sitari, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment, However, 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 Sitari we created a safe, nurturing centre of learning for children. Our carefully designed classrooms and engaging playgrounds encourage children to explore a wide variety of experiences through play and developmental activities, 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.
Our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more class assistants, depending on the number of children in the class. Our 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.
Furthermore, our early drop-off times allow parents to drop their children at school from 07:00 and our aftercare keeps children busy until 18:00.
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 our reception area. 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.
What else is near Curro Castle Sitari?
Curro Castle Sitari is situated alongside the luxury Sitari Country Estate in Somerset West, Western Cape. Other nearby residential estates include Croydon Vineyard Estate, Kelderhof Country Village and Schonenberg Estate. We are conveniently located near many shops and restaurants and nearby attractions include Somerset Mall, Waterstone Village and the Stellenbosch Wine Route. We are surrounded by beautiful farmlands and vineyards and Strand beach is just a stone’s throw away.