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Curro Academy Sandown has a preschool phase on the edge of Parklands, Cape Town, that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 3 months to 5 years. As a Curro Academy school, we aim to provide affordable school fees and small class sizes that engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum.
What do we offer?
We provide a safe, nurturing environment where children are cared for and engaged in play-based developmental activities. Through affordable school fees, our classrooms 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.
How do we support your child’s development?
At our preschool, 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, at our preschool, we encourage playing with loose-parts and multi-purpose playthings, rather than single-purpose toys that don’t involve much imagination – all included in our affordable school fees. Through loose-parts play, children use their natural curiosity to explore previously undiscovered fascinations such as stacking, rolling, sliding, fitting, colours, and more. For loose-parts play to be efficient, children need space to play and imagine. This is a great part of why children are divided into small class sizes.
We are Robotics-inclusive
By incorporating the latest research in physical and cognitive development, our carefully designed playgrounds, safety measures and daily programmes create a safe and fun-filled home away from home. As a Curro Academy school, our programme includes activities built around large soft bricks that form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
See what we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Academy Sandown activities
As a Curro Academy school, we believe that participation in extramural 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. Extramural activities 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).
|Ages||3 months to 5 years|
|Monthly fees||R3 480 – R3 950|
|Half day||08:00 – 14:00|
|Full day||08:00 – 18:00|
|Early drop-off time||06:30|
|Holiday care included|