We follow the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) using ELDA. (Early Learning Development Areas.)
The standard daily programme comprises a morning ring, daily tabletop activities to develop fine-motor skills, promote creativity and independence, outside play, gross-motor play, music rings, language development, storytime and perceptual work.
We have a vegetable garden and a mud kitchen for daily sensory stimulation. Discussions, activities, artwork, music, and drama all revolve around the weekly theme.
There are also weekly music lessons in Zulu.
There is a heavy concentration on developing large muscles, as we have found a huge need for children to be more active. The children run up the road four/five mornings a week to get a little cardiovascular workout. This also helps with overall coordination and leads to better focus during the morning activities.
The older classes have interactive Smart Boards for educational use only. Two comprehensive reports are handed out throughout the year.
There are parent/teacher meetings twice a year. The teachers keep up to date with new teaching methods.
We have a privately run, in-house Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech Therapist for children who need extra input. focus during the morning activities. Eye and Ear tests are performed.