My Name:
Julie Marie Darlow
My Class:
Fantastic Frogs

Julie Darlow – Principal & Teacher

Hi, I am Julie. I am the mom of two wonderful boys who are both in big school. I am the principal of Little Grange Preschool and the teacher of the Fantastic Frogs class. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and the Foundation Phase. I taught at Arbor Primary as a Grade 2 teacher for 3 years before opening Little Grange Preschool. Since then I have furthered my training by completing various courses and keeping my first aid qualification up to date!

My Favorite thing about being a teacher:
I love living a life where I get to see our world through the eyes of children who find magic in the ordinary.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • Early Childhood Education 100% 100%
  • Foundation Phase Education 100% 100%
  • Creative 100% 100%

My Philosophy:

Children learn through physical experience of the world around them and by play.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • EduBabe Advance Childcare and Stimulation Course 100% 100%
  • Joyful & Friendly 100% 100%
  • Patient & Kind 100% 100%

Yvonne Khalo – Assistant Teacher

I am Yvonne, the assistant teacher in the Fantastic Frogs class. I spend my time creating a fun, stimulating learning environment for our Fantastic frogs! I have an advanced childcare certification from EduBabe, and use my knowledge and experience to help prepare our kiddies for big school.

My favorite thing about being an assistant teacher:
I love being around kids and being part of their growth and development. I am very patient with the children and that makes me well suited to teach young children.

My Name:
Yvonne Khalo
My Class:
Fantastic Frogs

My Name:
Julie Wilke
My Class:
Busy Bugs

Julie Wilke – Teacher

My name is Julie Wilke and I am the teacher of the Busy Bugs class. Children have always been a huge part of my life. From babysitting to Au pairing to teaching. I am passionate about inspiring children and my hope is that I will provide opportunities for them to laugh, to be challenged, to be kind, and to find wonder in the world.

My Favorite thing about being a teacher:
Is seeing these tiny faces grasp a concept that they have been learning, or seeing something magically develop before their very eyes as they watch in awe and wonder. And I love to hear a child’s simple perspective of our complicated world.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • Basic Childcare (0 – 12yrs) 100% 100%
  • Early Childhood Education (0 – 3yrs) 100% 100%
  • Patient & innovative 100% 100%

My Philosophy:

Every child deserves to be treated with love and respect. Learning through play is the best way to inspire passion for knowledge.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • EduBabe Advance Childcare and Stimulation Course 100% 100%
  • Childminders Certification 100% 100%
  • Organized & Meticulous 100% 100%

Rose Zwane – Assistant Teacher

 

My Name:
Rose Zwane
My Class:
Busy Bugs

My Name:
Zandile Mbali
My Class:
Baby Owls

Zandile Mbali – Teacher

Hi, I am Zandi, I was born and raised in Daveyton. I am teaching the baby class, I have been with Little Grange for 9 years and this is my second year teaching. I worked as an assistant for 7 years before being promoted to teacher. I did my studies through Skills Academy and I completed my Advanced ECD Certification course in 2018. I love teaching my babies because I love making learning fun for them.

My Favorite thing about being a teacher:
I love kids and I enjoy being around them. They make me laugh each day. It’s special to know that I have an important job of loving and teaching them and helping them to feel safe.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • Early Childhood Education 100% 100%
  • Gentle & Firm 100% 100%
  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • EduBabe Advance Childcare and Stimulation Course 100% 100%
  • Soft & Kind 100% 100%
  • Playful 100% 100%

Bontle Gababoe –  Assistant Teacher

Hi, I am Bontle, assistant teacher in the Baby owls class. I spend my time loving and nurturing the babies in our class, helping create routines and a sense of stability.

My Favorite thing about being a teacher:
I get to look after kids as best I can, creating an environment where they feel safe and secure. This enables them to explore and learn. I love to cook them good meals for them to enjoy and I really like working with babies because I love to care for them, I am very gentle and kind and that allows them space to be themselves.

My Name:
Boentle Gababoe
My Class:
Baby Owls

My Name:
Helen Langa
My Class:
All

Hellen Langa – Assistant Teacher

Hi, I’m Hellen, I assist in all the classes and create healthful, delicious meals for all the kiddies at Little Grange. It’s so important that children receive the right kind of nutrition for their growing bodies and I do my very best to do just that!

My Favorite thing about being a teacher:
I love my job and being around children. They make me so happy every day.

  • First Aid 100% 100%
  • EduBabe Advance Childcare and Stimulation Course 100% 100%
  • Detail orientated 100% 100%
  • Cooking extraordinaire 100% 100%

Come Visit Us

Little grange doesn’t do open days but you are always welcome to arrange a school visit with Julie at a convient time