Confident, happy children are curious about many things and able to cope with challenges on many levels!

We offer a vibrant curriculum which develops children physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, by providing interesting, stimulating activities. Young children learn by touching, hearing, seeing, smelling and tasting – and we ensure that our daily programme is full of opportunities for discovering and exploring.

The weekly programme includes numeracy and literacy, music, dance and art; fantasy play, baking, physical education, and, in Grade R, phonics.

We closely observe and assess each child. Our methods are inspired by a range of sound educational philosophies from around the globe. Preppies meet and often exceed the expectations placed on them as they ‘learn to learn’ with the help of intuitive, age appropriate and interactive activities.

The Grade R children tackle specially-designed semi-formal tasks with confidence, preparing them for the challenges of Grade 1.


Art Everyday

A variety of creative art activities every day, employing those all-important senses while developing fine motor skills.
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Music Twice a Week

Music lessons twice a week with a qualified Kindermusik teacher introduces children to the many facets of music, from movement to singing, dancing, playing instruments and all the other wonderful ways in which rhythm comes alive.

Physical Education

From Play Ball to swimming, our little ones are challenged physically to develop their core muscles and gross and fine motor skills. Our kinesthetic specialist on staff ensures a programme of movement supports their physical education on a daily basis. All a solid foundation for learning!


Mixing, stirring, crushing, rolling and measuring are important skills for baking, but the most enjoyable is the tasting!

A Fascinating Garden

To explore, investigate and discover. A large sand pit, water play area and cycle track, a variety of gross motor apparatus, and tactile and sensory areas.

The Annual Concert

To show just how talented our children are.

Weekly Lending Library

To explore the wonderful world of reading. To learn about choosing books, looking after them, and taking the responsibility of returning them. It also makes reading them more fun when shared with siblings or friends!


Each term, our Pre-Primary children have an outing where we explore fascinating places in Grahamstown within the themes being covered at the time. The children love to line up and board the big bus and have a picnic with their friends in a different environment.