Karima Loghdey
Oude Molen Eco Village
Cape Town
021 486 9035
066 22 33 439
086 579 2829

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Pinelands Montessori Preschool is a private, non-denominational institute, established in 2001. We are located in Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road in Pinelands. Pinelands Montessori Preschool is a close-knit community of parents, staff and students. We strive to assist children to develop to their full potential, to be happy and content, to grow in knowledge and confidence and to have respect for themselves and for others. Our nurturing environment provides children with a broad, harmonious, and holistic education.
Our classrooms are equipped with Montessori teaching apparatus. Our classrooms can accommodate 24 children, each with a qualified Directress and assistant.
We have a large grassed outside play area which includes a jungle gym, sandpit, trampoline and various other play and exercise equipment.

We cater for 0 - 9 year olds and offer
• Full or half day attendance
• A bright, stimulating environment
• Extramurals: Playball, Swimming
• Caring, creative and motivated educators

Montessori identifies
each child as a
unique individual

The Montessori philosophy
recognises each child’s needs and through working with the specialised equipment, feeds those needs.

All children are treated with respect and offered individual guidance in a stimulating environment.

Montessori - An Education for life

The Montessori classroom provides a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive years of learning between 2 - 6 years of age, that is when they are able to absorb information from an enriched and stimulating environment. These are periods of intense fascination for learning particular skills, such as counting and sequencing. It is easier for a child to develop a particular skill during the sensitive period than at any other time in their life as they learn effortlessly.

The child is free to choose from a large variety of activities to satisfy their individual needs. The Montessori teacher as ‘directress’ observes the needs and interests of each child. She demonstrates the correct use of the material to the child and carefully watches on a daily basis.

Montessori materials are divided into five main areas:
LANGUAGE:Listening, speaking, reading and writing.
MATHEMATICS: A foundation for later development of mathematical concepts.
SENSORIAL: Discriminating & verbalising dimensional differences, colours, shapes, & textures.
PRACTICAL: Everyday activities developing hand dexterity & life skills.
CULTURE: Geography, simple biology, history, science and art.

Daily Activities
Half Day
07:30 - 10:15 •  Individual Work time
10:15 - 10:45 •   Circle time and news
share & discuss theme of the week
10:45 - 11:00 •  Snack time
11:00 - 11:45 •  Outside play time
11:45 - 12:00 •  Story time
Full Day
12:00 - 13:00 •  Outside time
13:00 - 13:30 •  Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 •  Free play
14:30 - 16:00 •  Story/activity/nap time
16:00 - 17:30 •  Outside time

Extramural Activities

Programs are taught in a fun-filled, energetic and positive way with no pressure to achieve. Class numbers are small, children are taught to listen, watch attentively and concentrate. Healthy values are instilled: treating others with respect, co-operating, taking turns, and being a good sport.

Soccersize provides an early training platform for children aged 3-8 years old where they will learn various skills, not only in soccer, but other sports that involve playing with the ball.

Swimming lessons are given at a private venue in Pinelands once a week. The swimming pool is enclosed and heated for safe and all year round swimming. Children are transported to and from lessons.

Registration & Fees
Upon enrolment of your child, a deposit and a placement fee (non refundable) is payable. The deposit is refundable with one terms written notice and shall be retained by Pinelands Montessori Preschool should the required notice period not be given or failure to pay fees.

Fees for 2019
Half day: R2570/month x 10
Full day: R3745/month x 10

Holiday Care:
R100/day, R50/half day
No meals provided