Number of children catered for:

Our entire facility will create a learning environment for no more than 58 children.

The age groups are divided as follows:

Twinkle Toes Nursery: 8 babies / cots
Busy Boots Classroom: 16 children aged between 20 months to 2 years old
Pitter Patter Classroom: 20 toddlers aged between 3 to 4 years old
Running Rovers Classroom:  20 toddlers aged 4 – 5



Our Mission - Your choice:

To influence the lives of our babies and toddlers in a profound and positive way, enabling them to journey
into their future with self-confidence and a sense of self-worth.

If your choice for your child is to be nurtured in an environment that inspires your child to get to
know themselves and to have a greater understanding of the world around them, Footprints Pre-School
should be their home from home.



Our values and beliefs:

We are a Christian based Pre-School and our children are taught accordingly.

We are passionate about providing our children with a solid foundation from which they can embark on
an enjoyable learning journey.

We aim to provide a structured and stimulating environment in which our children can feel safe and secure.
We create a home from home atmosphere in which learning can take place.

We encourage our children to reach new levels of personal development by cultivating a desire to learn.

We assist your child in realizing their full potential.

Our qualified and experienced staff are committed and motivated to nurture our children in all areas of child development – emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually.


General Information:

Department of Health and Welfare:

We are registered with the Department of Health and Welfare and welcome their regular visitations.

We are Covid 19 compliant.



We understand that each child needs to be treated as an individual and may need different teaching
methods in order to cater for their needs.

We use the Early Learning Development Areas (ELDA) curriculum which is the South African
prescribed curriculum.

We do however ensure that we add our own curriculum to the Government prescribed curriculum in
order to cater for those children who strive for a little extra.




As the security of your child is vitally important to us we have installed CCTV Cameras.

The perimeter of the premises is also secured with electric fencing and we are linked to an Armed Response Unit. This unit will also provide us with any emergency medical assistance and transportation if necessary.



Provision of personal details and/or special requirements:

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to always ensure that Footprints is provided with up to date, correct personal and contact details.  In the case of an emergency, we will, at our discretion, make decisions for the wellbeing and safety of your child should we not have been able to contact you at any of the contact numbers provided by you.


Progress reports - 3-5 year olds:

Evaluations are done in June and November ensuring that parents are kept informed with the progress of their child’s developmental milestones.


Sick Children:

As our staff will make every effort to ensure the overall wellbeing of your children, we ask all parents to
assist us in preventing cross contamination/infection of the children.

Unfortunately we are not equipped to take care of sick children as the general wellbeing of all our children
will always be taken into account.  Should your child take ill during the course of the day whilst your child
is in our care, we will ensure that he/she is made as comfortable as possible up and until the time
they are collected. 

The requests listed below are within the prescribed guidelines set out by the Department of Health and
Welfare and are aimed at preventing the cross infection of illness in children and not as an inconvenience
for parents. It is for this very reason that we appeal to all parents to take note of the following guidelines:

Children who are on a course of prescribed antibiotics are not allowed to attend Footprints for the first 48 hours.

Children who are suffering from any contagious illness are not allowed to attend Footprints.

A doctor’s and/or pharmacists clearance certificate is required for head lice and ringworm.


School holidays and Closing dates:

We close for one week in June/July depending on Government School holidays and three weeks in December.
If a public holiday falls on a Tuesday, we close on the Monday.  
If a public holiday falls on a Thursday, we close on the Friday.  
This normally happens twice a year. We close on all public holidays.



Closing dates:

We open on Wednesday 10 January 2024

Thursday 21 March 2024 and Friday 22 March 2024 is a Public Holiday

We close at 12h30 on Thursday 28 March 2024 before the Easter Weekend 

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Monday 17 June 2024

Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2023 – (July 5 day break)

Friday 9 August 2024

Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2024

The year ends on Thursday 12 December 2024 which will be the final school day

School Re-Opens Tuesday 14 January 2025



We believe:

In respecting and loving each child individually whilst encouraging positive behavior;

That each child is unique and has his/her own needs;

That rewarding positive behavior is far more effective than punishing negative behavior;

In positive discipline where the self-esteem of the child is built up;

That a team approach is the best way forward;

In communicating on a regular basis with you, the parent.


Our Staff:

Our teachers and/or caretakers are committed to loving and assisting your child so that he/she
reaches his/her full potential.

Our teachers and/or caretakers are qualified and have the necessary experience and training in order to
take care of your child.

Our teachers and/or caretakers are trained in First-Aid.

Our teachers are always available to discuss your child and his/her needs.  We encourage an open and
honest relationship between parents and with the principal and/or teacher and we are always prepared
to discuss your child with you. 




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