Day Care and Preschool

Our Day Care takes children from 3 months old. The St Andrew’s family takes in from the tiny little ones and allows them to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment. Parents have the convenience of having all their children in one place (if they have older children) but St Andrew’s also has the space for children to grow into adulthood in a small family.

The holistic development of your child is our focus!  At our Pre-Primary your children are allowed to be children!  They are encouraged to play and explore!  They learn through play and we focus on the development of the whole child.  Our daily programme is well balanced, aiming to meet all the needs of your children.  The teachers take a personal interest in each child placed in their care.  The children are guided by our Code of Conduct which is based on self-respect and respect for others as well as caring for one another.

We have a Day Care that accepts babies from 3 months old. We have separate areas for babies and toddlers. 
Once children move to the “Preschool side” we have three age groups namely: 
• Grade RRR  (3 –4 year olds).   
Children must be fully toilet trained – no nappies will be accepted.
• Grade RR (4 – 5 year olds
• Grade R (5 – 6 year olds

Fire Dept visit the Day Care

OUTINGS: We plan educational and fun outings for each term e.g. visit to the farm, the bakery, the hospital and many more.  

Day Care Concert

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: The Pre-Primary school will be closed during school holidays and on public holidays. The Day Care remains open over School Holidays.  Parents will be notified accordingly

We are an English medium school.  All instruction and training take place in English.  It is essential, as well as in your children’s best interest, to be able to speak and understand English sufficiently.  They must be able to express themselves to their teachers and friends using basic English words and sentences at least.  If they do not understand English, it causes them to lose interest and concentration.  They also feel unhappy and lonely because they cannot communicate.

DAY CARE SCHOOL DAY: The Day begins at 07:30 with children arriving from 07:00. Please ensure that they are on time so they can eat and slot into the programme. Breakfast and Lunch are included for the children.
We have a Half Day or Full Day Option. Half Day until 13:00 or Full Day until 17.00.

PRESCHOOL DAY: Our daily programme begins promptly at 07:30. Arrival time is between 7:00 and 7:30.  Please make sure that your child arrives at school on time, preferably by 7:15.  This gives him/her time to settle down and join up with friends.  Please avoid being late.  It is very embarrassing for a child to arrive in the foyer after 7:30 while everyone is listening to a story or singing.  It is also disruptive for the teachers.
Collecting times are between 12:45 and 13:15. In the case of an emergency or a change in fetching arrangements please notify the Pre-Primary teachers personally.  If someone else has to collect your children from school (other than the person who does this every day), parents must please notify teachers in writing a message in their child’s diary or by phoning the school.
A Waiting Class is available for children with siblings in the Primary or High School.  This class is available from 13:15 until 13:45. Any other children who are not fetched by 13h15 will be taken to the Aftercare and fees will be charged accordingly.