CURRO CASTLE NURSERY SCHOOLS are mostly free-standing nursery schools with a very special look and feel. A lot of emphasis is placed on detail. The language medium of the Castles is English and/or Afrikaans and the age groups range from three months to five years.
Curro Castles focus on the full-time working parent and have full day care facilities throughout the year, except for the week between Christmas and New Year. The Castles are open from Monday to Friday, 06:15/07:00 (depending on the demand) to 18:00, excluding public holidays.
The number of children per class in each Castle varies from 15 to 25, depending on the age group, and is divided as follows:
CURRO CASTLE NURSERY SCHOOLS
THE BABY SECTION:
- Group 1 3 months to 12 months
- Group 1.5 12 months to 18 months
- Group 2 18 months to 24 months
- Group 2.5 24 months to 30 months
THE KIDDIES SECTION:
- Group 3 30 months to 3 years
- Group 4 3 years to 4 years
- Group 5 4 years to 5 years
Curro Castles aim to inspire young minds to become extraordinary through the unique Curro nursery-school curriculum. It is designed with early learning goals in mind:
- Language development
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Creative development (Art)
- Cognitive thinking, memory skills and numeracy (Mathematics)
- Knowledge and understanding of the world (Science and Technology)
At Curro Castles we strive to optimise learning in young brains and to capitalise on the potential children have for learning from a young age. We therefore pay special attention to the theories of teaching and the science behind how we develop to ensure that our children receive the best education possible. Children extend their boundaries of understanding by working to find solutions in an environment where dialogue between educators and children keep them motivated, stimulating their creativity while developing their cognitive abilities. The curriculum includes LEGO Education learning concepts, and the activities built around Lego Soft Bricks form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Special attention is given to school readiness and brain development according to the latest scientifically proven methods. Children leave Curro Castles not only with very special memories, but also ready for the demands of big school and the outside world.