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INTRODUCTION

We focus on moving away from pre-school training as play, but moving into a realm where playing becomes learning, as learning is the foundation of our children's future. We work with the puzzle pieces of a child's development based on their age and where children will become LEGENDARY in our academy...

SHAPING YOUNG MINDS FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE!

Our facilities are of the highest standard and we offer exclusive day care services with parental surveillance cameras linked to the web.

We specialise in 2 unique academies with programs developed for children of different age groups.

Our Baby Academy accommodates babies from 3 months to 2 years old, with three dedicated age groups within this crucial development phase.

The objective of the Baby Academy is to ensure that each baby receives the individual personal care, stimulation, positive encouragement, love and support needed to develop to their full potential.

Our Baby Academy consists of 5 “Legendary” age groups. Each child’s individual and development needs are accommodated through resource allocation applicable to each of the early childhood development phases.  The idea of the class names is to represent Legendary World Icons from the past to Inspire Legends of Tomorrow with their iconic qualities that relate to these age groups.

Our Toddler Academy accommodates toddlers from 2 years to 5 years of age.

The objective of the Toddler Academy is to assist parents to lay the foundational development and prepare the child for Grade 00 and
Grade 0.

Our Toddler Academy consists of 3 "Legendary" age groups. Each child’s individual and development needs are accommodated through resource allocation applicable to each of the early child developmental phases. The idea of the class names is to represent Legendary world icons from the Past to inspire icons of Tomorrow with their iconic qualities that relate to each of these age groups. Herewith a short summary to familiarise you with the class’ icon descriptions and their inspiring qualities:

The Baby Mozarts:  (03 – 06 months)
It is known that classic music builds the cognitive development of these tiny humans and there is no better inspiration than the prolific  Classical Composer, Mozart.  He always searched for a better position, always composing abundantly.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Cognitive (brain) development involves memory, language, thinking & reasoning.
  • Music plays a role in the development of their brain as well as awakening their love for music.
  • Cuddling, touching and being loved help them to feel safe and secure.
  • Music, voice recognition, familiar faces & other sounds stir up great excitement.
  • Waving of arms, kicking of feet, smiling and rolling are proven facts of these little ones.
 
The Baby Teresas: (07-12 months)
"Children are great imitators, give them something to imitate”is known to be said by a respectful and caring leader, Mother Teresa. At this stage of their lives, they develop their own emotions by watching closely and imitating what they see. Just like Mother Teresa, our Baby Teresas actions become intentional, trying to understand their surroundings through learning to trust others out of their comfort zone.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Body development as well as social & emotional development forms a big part of their world.
  • Praise, support, positive motivation and building a relationship between trust & love are very important.
  • Crawling, space acknowledgment, bubble-talk, curiosity, discovering their own emotions such as laughing, crying, being anxious or shy are common factors own to this group.
  • Supporting their behaviour helps them to stay motivated.
  • Sounds complete their language & vocabulary.
 
The Baby Oprahs:  (12-18 months)
Who better than the Queen of Talk to signify this developmental stage?  Starting to talk and express themselves at this stage, these babies can look up to Oprah as a strong influential woman who believes in Education and speaking your mind:  “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude”.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Two-syllable words such as ‘mama’, ‘dada’ and bye-bye are used for self-expression and understanding.
  • They place value in expressing themselves through sensory development.
  • They start moving around in a safe environment.
  • The challenge lies in touching & discovering new things.
  • They become more independent and values what is theirs.
  • They want to master everything on their own. The word ‘self’ takes the pitch!
  • Playing with balls excites them.
  • They also familiarize themselves with one toy- ‘The ME toy’.
  • Taking steps are common
 
The Little Newtons:  (18-24 months)
Isaac Newton is one of the most influential scientists of all time. Discovering gravity resembles these “little ones” discovery to themselves in this world.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • This group shows greater independence.
  • They begin to show defiant behaviour, imitate other behaviours, recognise names of people, toys and things & can follow simple commands.
  • They fully understand their surrounding & space.
 
The Little Armstrongs:  (24 – 30 months)
Forming into Little Armstrongs mean these little toddlers are growing to become brave and courageous, gaining self-confidence and preparing themselves to explore new adventures.  The legend, Neil Armstrong fits quite the picture and this is the age group where these little ones launch   into a new phase preparing themselves for our Toddler Academy…… “let the adventures begin”………………..
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Bravery, confidence, willingness & being daring, fit their profile.
  • Walking, jumping, singing basic songs as well as identifying different sounds are mastered.
  • Fine motor skills involve opening bottle tops as well as painting & drawing.
  • They are also familiar with eye-hand co-ordination and development.
  • 3-word sentences give language a new meaning.
 
In summary we offer the following:

In summary we offer:

  • Exclusive Baby Care: 3 months – 2 years
  • Small age-related groups with excellent Care giver ratios
  • Experienced, uniformed staff trained in:
    • First Aid & CPR courses, Edu-Care training and regular updated In-house training
  • Christian based
  • Individual attention
  • Bilingual
  • First Aid
  • Daily Communication Journal
  • Baby stimulation/development programs followed daily
  • Learning board system
  • Baby massage and Babynastics program, Baby / Toddler Gym & Potty training
  • Educational toys and class equipment
  • Optional baby extra-mural activities offered: Kindermusik & Monkeynastix
  • Quarterly reports
  • Well balanced nutritious meals and snacks offered for specific age groups
  • Updated monthly photos on our Facebook Group
  • Grooming service
  • Qualified and Registered Nurse
  • Free afternoon care (13:00 – 17:30)
  • School holiday programs offered (closed in December for Christmas & New Year period)
  • Parental surveillance cameras linked to the web
  • Armed Response & Paramedics
  • Implemented Air care UVC Sanitizers to maximize a germ-free environment
  • Implemented hand-drying machines
  • Hygiene pop-up wet-wipe machines for cleaning hands, mouths and bums (no face cloths)

The Little Picassos:  (2-3 year olds)
At this stage, the toddlers learn to draw, developing their fine skills. Picasso, as an eccentric and revolutionary artist is a perfect icon for this age group.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Their milestones are reached through playing, learning, speaking, moving (balancing, running & jumping) as well as through positive behaviour.  They achieve this to explore a new world and to make sense of it.
  • Drawing basic lines defines their work.
  • Their fine motor skills develop through playing with clay as well as the basic beginners building blocks. This forms part of texture awareness i.e. hard versus soft, high versus low) as well as getting in touch with sorting and matching.
  • Shape and colour awareness ads joy and new perspective to creative arts.
  • Simple songs echo through the busy classroom.
 
The Little Einsteins: (3-4 year olds)
When toddlers start to page through books, they grow their intellectual capability and Einstein is the perfect legend to represent this class.
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Intellectual capability, growth and expansion of their world become clearer. They show more affection and they become more independent.
  •  Acknowledgement of others shapes a new world, helping them to shape their own personality and thinking pattern.
  • Using scissors become part of their everyday norm.
  • Asking a lot of questions is definitely their speciality.
  • Sharing, recalling and singing songs and saying poems show intellectual stimulation, engagement and enjoyment.
  • Following instructions allow them to complete simple constructions, puzzles, familiarize themselves with comparison and basic threading.
  • Placing focus on using more complete sentences, show growth, maturity and development.
 
The Little Madibas:  (4-5 year olds)
Our little Leaders are represented by South Africa’s ultimate leader – Nelson Mandela. “I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a LEADER because of extraordinary circumstances”Mandela
Characteristics associated with this age-group:
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  • Being a leader involves full problem-solving, ownership, taking responsibility, independence as well as role-modelling.
  • Be assured that this group have mastered rhyming words, cutting, pasting, creative drawing, shaping, threading, moulding, role-playing, and understanding their world, their role and place in society.
  • Mathematical concepts such as counting, more and less, and number recognition are established and mastered.
  • Full sentences are used and full expression of feelings and emotions are understood.
  • They are fully aware of the people around them, their place and role of existence.
 
In summary we offer the following:

We provide qualified and experienced Educators in a fun, nurturing and healthy environment to ensure individual attention for your toddler.

In summary we offer:

  • CAPS Developmental Pre-school program, Grade 0000 -
    Grade 00
  • Small age-related classes of 16 - 20 learners per class
  • Pre and primary school qualified Educators with class Assistants
  • Individual attention
  • Christian based
  • Bilingual
  • First Aid
  • Communication journal
  • Educational toys and class equipment
  • Optional extra-mural activities offered
  • Quarterly Reports
  • Well balanced nutritious meals and snacks
  • Update monthly photos on our Facebook Group
  • Grooming service
  • Free afternoon care (13:00 – 17:30)
  • School holiday programs offered (closed in December for Christmas & New Year period)
  • Parental surveillance cameras linked to the web
  • Armed Response & Paramedics
  • Implemented Air care UVC Sanitizers to maximize a germ-free environment
  • Implemented hand-drying machines
  • Hygiene pop-up wet wipe machines for cleaning hands and mouths (no face cloths)