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Little Grange Pre School opened its doors for the first time in January 2011. We are situated on a beautiful small farm which enables us to provide the children in our care with invaluable interaction with nature. We value meaningful interaction with our parents at Little Grange and strive to provide a family-like environment within our school. We currently accept children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years and thus provide play-based education for children up until their Grade 00 year. We believe that it is important that children attend Grade R in the school at which they will be attending Grade 1.

We have 3 playrooms at Little Grange:

Our Baby Owls Class caters to infants and toddlers between the ages of 3 and 18 months. Our Busy Bugs Class caters to children between the ages of 18 months – 3 years and our Fantastic Frogs class caters to children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.

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Philosophy & Mission

At Little Grange Pre School we strive to provide a wholesome, homely environment in which the children feel comfortable and happy. Our traditional approach to pre-school education ensures that all of the children, who we are blessed to be involved with, learn through play and experimentation and reach their full potential. At Little Grange Pre School we believe that the role of the parent is of utmost importance and we encourage meaningful involvement of our parents in school activities.

FAQ

2021 Term Dates & Public Holidays

Little Grange Pre School will run on a four-term basis as is the case with Government primary schools. Alternative arrangements must be made by parents for children during the holidays.

2021 Terms:

Term 1: 20 Jan – 1 Apr

Term 2: 12 Apr – 2 Jul

Term 3: 12 Jul – 23 Sept

Term 4: 4 Oct – 8 Dec

Please note that school closes at 2 pm on the last day of each term.

2021 – School begins on Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

Hours

Little Grange Pre School opens at 7 am and closes at 5 pm. We would appreciate it if parents would adhere to these hours and failure to do so will result in a fine payable by the parents. All activities will take place before 1 pm. Parents also have the option of leaving their children in our care for half the day. Half-day children are to be collected at 2 pm.

Public Holidays

Please note Little Grange will be closed on Public Holidays.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Fri New Year’s Day
21 Mar Sun Human Rights Day
22 Mar Mon Public Holiday
2 Apr Fri Good Friday
5 Apr Mon Family Day
27 Apr Tue Freedom Day
1 May Sat Workers’ Day
16 Jun Tue Youth Day
9 Aug Mon National Women’s Day
24 Sep Fri Heritage Day
16 Dec Thu Day of Reconciliation
25 Dec Sat Christmas Day
26 Dec Sun Day of Goodwill
27 Dec Mon Public Holiday
Routine for Busy Bugs & Fantastic Frogs

Babies and toddlers dictate their own routine and therefore the routine given is strictly only a guideline.

8. 30 am – breakfast

9 – 9.30 am – Theme Discussion

9.30 am – juice then nap for smaller children

9.35 am – activity/art/sensory or perceptual stimulation/ gross and fine motor development.

10.30 am – snack

11.00 am – outside free play

12 pm – lunchtime

12.45 – Fantastic Frogs Naptime

1.30 – Busy Bugs Naptime

3-4 pm – snack

Children who are potty training or using the toilet confidently will also engage in ‘wee and wash’ routines.

Meals

Children will be given two main meals a day. They will receive breakfast, which will be cereal or cooked porridge. Lunch, which is brought in every morning fresh from the kitchen, will either be a cooked meal or finger foods.

The children will also be given a morning and afternoon snack. A range of different snack food is provided to encourage a balanced diet.

Babies who have not started eating solid foods will be fed milk feeds which are to be sent to school. Parents who are introducing solid foods will be required to send Purity or puréed food.

Please feel free to discuss your child’s nutritional needs with us. Feeding times can also be adjusted to suit individual children.

What to pack

Parents are to keep the school stocked with the following items for your child: All Children:

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • a warm change of clothes (packed each day)
  • a cool change of clothes (packed each day)
  • bottles (if needed)
  • Formula/expressed milk as required
  • milk/formula/juice/tea
  • Food for weaning children

For non-potty trained children:

  • Nappies
  • bum cream
  • wet wipes
  • plastic disposable nappy bags
  • Extra underwear during potty training

Medicine

If medicine is needed, please pack it in a sealed container with your child’s name on it. Parents need to write instructions for the administration of medicine in the medicine book.

Extra Murals at Little Grange

At Little grange we currently have the following Extra Mural Providers:

  • Little Kickers
  • Swimming
  • Manners4Minors
  • Wiggle & Jam
  • Rugby Tots
  • Horse Riding
  • EduTumble
  • Protective Behaviours
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What Our Families are Saying

★★★★★

Such an amazing school Julie and her staff are the most amazing teachers they really love what they do. I am going to miss them so much!

– Maxine Ripley

★★★★★

I love the fact that this little creche focuses more on outside play than inside play. Kids get to interact with animals and nature and just get to explore. Julie & staff constantly go out of their way to create ‘memories’ & ‘experiences’ for the little ones. It’s an awesome pre-school!!

– Caroline Butterworth

★★★★★

The most special little school.

– Hayley Woolard Malherbe

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