FOCUS - A small homely preschool run by a fully qualified Foundation Phase teacher. The main focus is more one on one teaching. Small group of children. ~~*~~

A home away from HOME!

Welcome to Little Munchkins Preschool

Little Munchkins Preschool is a Christian based school situated in Brackenhurst, Alberton. We are a fully private school that can take children from a year to Grade R.  We are a small, family run school, which focuses on each and every child as an individual. Children get one on one attention throughout the day.

At Little Munchkins, we believe that learning should be fun and progressive. We follow the CAPS curriculum for the older children and then my own revised curriculum for the younger ones. We base our curriculum on the core disciplines of Language development, Mathematics and Life Skills. Our motto at Little Munchkins is “A Home Away From Home”. Our hope for all of our kids is that they are as comfortable and happy at school as they are in their loving homes. We do a lot of structured play activities throughout the day and believe most learning is developed through play.

At Little Munchkins, children of all ages are integrated during playtimes and learn to play and look after each other, however children are streamed according to age and ability levels during structured activities. I believe that children benefit by being in a mixed age environment. Our older children learn to be nurturing and patient with the little ones and the little ones learn and observe from the older children and this speeds up cognitive development greatly.

Children learn to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually in a small, nurturing environment.

Preschool is a ‘’child’s garden’’. Many times the process is more important than the product, and learning is accomplished by doing, touching and experiencing things daily.

Finally I’m going to finish this off with my favourite quote.

‘’Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do’’ - John Wooden

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  • Fees are paid over a 12 month period.

    Fees are expected to be paid in advance and no later than the 4th of a month.

    The fees for 2020 are as follows:

    • R2500 for full day 5 days a week
    • R2100 for half day 5 days a week
    • R1500 for 3 days a week half day

    A non-refundable registration fee of R300 will be charged per child on entry to Little Munchkins Preschool.

  • 10 - 13 April
    27 April
    1 May
    15 & 16 June
    10 August
    24 & 25 September
    11 December - closing at 12 for the December holidays
     
    • Discourage your child from bringing toys from home, there are always tears if the toys are lost or broken and often cause fights between the children. We have plenty of exciting toys at school.
    • Sun hats are a necessity. Please ensure that your child's hat is sent to school daily.
    • Please send suntan cream with your child daily. Please make sure it is marked clearly with their name.
    • All your child's possessions need to be clearly marked with your child's name on them.
    • Please send a change of clothes to school for your child every day, as accidents can, and do happen.
    • The school can not be held responsible for any lost items.
    • Tuck shop for the children will be every Friday. Please give your child R5 so as to buy what they wish.
    • You can pack your child something to snack on for the morning. Lunch will not be provided. Cold drink and a small snack will be provided. Snacks will be a yoghurt or fruit or a biscuit.
    • The following should be inside your child's bag daily:
    • Wet wipes (if not potty trained yet)
    • Nappies preferably pull ups so potty training is a lot easier
    • Bum cream
    • Change clothes
    • Hat
    • Suntan cream
    • A healthy lunch and a water bottle

    Please can all the items on the stationery list be brought to school.

  • If your child is ill, please ensure that he/she is cared for at home. It is unfair to both the ill child and other children in the class if an ill child is present at school.

    If your child falls ill whilst at school, I will advise you on your child's condition. You will be notified whether your child needs to be taken home or to a doctor.

    Your child's temperature will be taken if he/she becomes unwell at school. Parents will be notified when their child's temperature is over 37,5 degrees.

    It is important that Little Munchkins is advised in writing as to whether your child has any allergies or medical problems.

    All details regarding any allergies that you know your child may suffer from must be detailed on the registration form and discussed with the principal i.e specific food allergies, medication, latex or plaster, bees, grass or pollen allergies.

    If your child has asthma, please ensure your child has their asthma pump at school every day and that they know when and how to use it.

    Medication that needs to be given to your child, needs to be clearly explained in writing about how much, how often etc. only then will it be given to your child.



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