About Us

Welcome!

Learn more about us at Speelkasteel and how we help your child grow, reach their full potential and start teaching them some of the fundamental lessons in their lives.

Our Story

We pride ourselves in our enthusiastic, supportive and nurturing teachers and our assistants who are empathetic to our children’s emotions and needs.

Our teachers’ good reputation, experience and/or qualifications all make them capable to work with your child.

Their love for children seals it all together and each and every child who passes through their hands will have a head start to their school career!

Our teacher-to-learner ratio allows us to focus on each individual child

Vision

At Speelkasteel it is important for us to create a loving environment where we really care about each and every child. This environment allows for the children of our Centre to feel competent and thrive with self-confidence. The positive interactions between our staff and your child foster academic support, recognition of individual talents and gifts and respect for one another and our differences, assuring a perfect start in to their school career. Preschool marks the beginning of your child’s educational journey. At Speelkasteel we offer a positive learning environment where our children can develop a love for learning. This environment offers varied, stimulating and enjoyable educational experiences.

Owner & Principal

A word from the principal’s office

After about 30 years as owner of Speelkasteel, I reminisce about reasons why I bought a creche – and in spite of various challenges I still have a huge passion for early childhood development.

In my parent’s home, we were taught – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, and the child/ parent or person that had the most knowledge and wisdom, automatically became a leader in their field – regardless of whether it was academics, sports or arts and culture.

I am a bookworm, (books make you clever… and when I feel the pages between my fingers, I am rich beyond measure) and one day, just after my twins were born – I stumbled upon a book ‘How to raise a brighter child’.

After that, I got into contact with SmartBrain. SmartBrain was developed by the late doctor Glen Doman in the USA. It opened a whole new world for me. How to develop the incredible potential locked in a child’s brain – and believe me, every child is born with huge potential.

Dr Doman did tests on mentally disabled children, who eventually became genii. I want to make such a difference in a child’s life every day – and I do it every day, but it will remain on my bucket list for years to come.

The knowledge and wisdom of a country’s people, determine the emotional, economic and psychological wellbeing of the country.

At Speelkasteel it is my prayer to, with a group of well trained and motivated leaders – send children into the adult world, knowing that they have the world at their feet.

Let’s go for gold with the help of God Almighty.

 

Owner & Principal

A word from the principal’s office

After about 30 years as owner of Speelkasteel, I reminisce about reasons why I bought a creche – and in spite of various challenges I still have a huge passion for early childhood development.

In my parent’s home, we were taught – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, and the child/ parent or person that had the most knowledge and wisdom, automatically became a leader in their field – regardless of whether it was academics, sports or arts and culture.

 

I am a bookworm, (books make you clever… and when I feel the pages between my fingers, I am rich beyond measure) and one day, just after my twins were born – I stumbled upon a book ‘How to raise a brighter child'.

After that, I got into contact with SmartBrain. SmartBrain was developed by the late doctor Glen Doman in the USA. It opened a whole new world for me. How to develop the incredible potential locked in a child’s brain – and believe me, every child is born with huge potential.

Dr Doman did tests on mentally disabled children, who eventually became genii. I want to make such a difference in a child’s life every day – and I do it every day, but it will remain on my bucket list for years to come.

The knowledge and wisdom of a country’s people, determines the emotional, economic and psychological wellbeing of the country.

At Speelkasteel it is my prayer to, with a group of well trained and motivated leaders – send children into the adult world, knowing that they have the world at their feet.

Let’s go for gold with the help of God Almighty.

What We Offer

Curiculum

Speelkasteel Preschool is an authorised Day by Day user in 2021

SmartBrain Programme

Smarrtbrain is a cognitive stimulation programme whereby neurons (brain cells) are exposed to basic facts over a longer period and through increased repetition.

Classes

Baby Class

In this calm and safe environment, we promote gross motor development and achievement of milestones. We experiment with solid food and motivate emotional and social skills through play and baby massage.

Fish Class

The next step in development, potty-training, is approached with patience and motivation. We start giving attention to scribbling, crumpling of paper and awareness of shapes, colours and “my body”.

Wild Animal Class

This 2-3 years class teaches toddlers how to work with art media. They take part in active physical development and fine motor activities.

The 3-4 years old learn about routines and start to do more formal work. We learn by playing games and express our creativity on paper, in fantasy play and outside on the playground.

Grade R: Rainbow Class

Last year of preschool! We prepare for primary school and in this class children are equipped with enough skills, knowledge and emotional stability to hop through Grade 1 with a smile.

Fun Activities

Toddler sports day:
Fun for the whole family. On this day we challenge everyone to join in the fun, sports and activities – socialize and get to know one another.

Grandparents day:
We spoil the grandparents in the kid's lives by inviting them for a cup of tea, snacks and a show presented by our toddlers.

Educational incursions and excursions:
Learning in and excursions are planned per term. It is always a lot of fun!

Spring day picnic and block walk:
On spring day we celebrate the heat after the cold with a walk around the block in which the school is situated. After the walk, we enjoy a picnic.

School concert:
Our annual concert is always a hit with young and old.

Christmas party:
We celebrate Christmas with our kids and parents while closing off the school year on a high!

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What parents are saying.

“We love Die Speelkasteel. Hard as waking up is, when we tell baby it’s time to go to school, he gets up happily because of all the fun and new information he learns every day.” 

 Gugulethu Chipoyera

“The school is clean, enough playground and my daughter is learning each day. The teachers at school are very professional and as I am parent, I am well updated.”

Tshifhiwa Raselekwane

“The most exciting part of my morning is to see how excited my kids are about going to school and as a parent it shows me that they are happy to be in that environment. Speelkasteel is a fun place for kids and most of all offers a great foundation for your little ones. I have learned more from my 4year old and I believe it’s because of the effort that the teachers put into making sure that learning becomes fun and exciting for the kids.”

Tendani

Welkom!

Kom meer te wete oor ons by Speelkasteel en hoe ons u kind help groei, hul volle potensiaal bereik en 'n paar van die belangrikste lesse in hul lewens begin leer.

Ons Storie

Ons is trots op ons entoesiastiese, ondersteunende onderwysers en assistente wie met deernis omsien na ons kleuters se behoeftes.

Ons onderwyseresse se goeie reputasie, ervaring en/of kwalifikasies maak hulle uiters bekwaam om met u kind te werk.

Hulle liefde vir kinders seël alles saam en elke kind wie deur hulle hande gaan sal ‘n voorsprong in hulle skoolloopbane hê!

Ons personeel-leerder-ratio maak dit vir ons moontlik om op elke individuele kind te fokus

Visie

By Speelkasteel is dit vir ons belangrik om ‘n liefdevolle omgewing te skep waar ons werklik omgee vir elke kind. Hierdie omgewing lei daartoe dat die kinders van ons Sentrum bekwaam voel en met selfvertroue kan floreer. Die positiewe interaksie tussen ons personeel en u kind verseker ‘n perfekte begin vir ‘n skoolloopbaan met die fokus op akademiese ondersteuning, erkenning van elke individu se talente en gawes en respek vir mekaar en ons verskille. Voorskool is die begin van u kind se opvoedkundige reis. By Speelkasteel voorsien ons ‘n positiewe leeromgewing waar ons kinders ‘n liefde vir leer kan kweek. Hierdie omgewing sluit ‘n verskeidenheid stimulerende en aangename leerervaringe in.

Eienaar & Hoof

‘N Woordjie uit die Skoolhoof se kantoor

Na ongeveer 30 jaar as eienaar van Speelkasteel, dink ek terug aan redes hoekom ek ‘n kleuterskool gekoop het, en ten spyte van talle spoedwalle steeds ‘n enorme passie het om kinders se volle potensiaal te ontwikkel.

In my ouerhuis is ons as kinders geleer KENNIS IS MAG, en die kind/ouer/persoon wat die meeste kennis en wysheid het, het die outomatiese leier geword in die veld van sy kundigheid. Hetsy dit was op akademiese veld, op die sportveld of in Kuns en Kultuur.

Ek is ‘n boekwurm, (boeke maak jou slim….as ek die bladsye tussen my vingers voel, is ek skatryk) en op ‘n dag toe my eie tweeling seuns net gebore is, het ek die boekie HOW TO RAISE A BRIGHTER CHILD raakgeloop.
Daarna het ek met SmartBrain in aanraking gekom. SmartBrain is ontwikkel deur dr Glen Doman in die VSA (vandag reeds oorlede), maar dit het ‘n nuwe wêreld vir my oopgemaak. Hoe om die ongelooflike potensiaal van elke kind se brein en talente ten volle te ontwikkel en glo my elke kind en elke mens het by geboorte ongelooflike potensiaal.
Terloops Dr Doman het sy toetse gedoen op breingestremde kinders wat uiteindelik geniaal ontwikkel het. Ek wil elke dag so ‘n verskil maak in die lewe van ‘n kind ….ek doen dit reeds, maar dit sal op my “Bucket List “ bly vir nog baie jare.
Die Kennis en Wysheid van ‘n land se mense, bepaal die Emosionele, Ekonomiese en Sielkundige Welvaart van die Land.
By Speelkasteel is dit my gebed om met ‘n goedopgeleide en gemotiveerde span leiers, kinders in die grootmenswêreld in te stuur wat weet hulle het die wêreld aan hulle voete!
Laat ons gaan vir Goud met die Hulp van God Almagtig.

Eienaar & Hoof

‘N Woordjie uit die Skoolhoof se kantoor

Na ongeveer 30 jaar as eienaar van Speelkasteel, dink ek terug aan redes hoekom ek ‘n kleuterskool gekoop het, en ten spyte van talle spoedwalle steeds ‘n enorme passie het om kinders se volle potensiaal te ontwikkel.

In my ouerhuis is ons as kinders geleer KENNIS IS MAG, en die kind/ouer/persoon wat die meeste kennis en wysheid het, het die outomatiese leier geword in die veld van sy kundigheid. Hetsy dit was op akademiese veld, op die sportveld of in Kuns en Kultuur.

Ek is ‘n boekwurm,  (boeke maak jou slim….as ek die bladsye tussen my vingers voel, is ek skatryk) en op ‘n dag  toe my eie tweeling seuns net gebore is, het ek die boekie HOW TO RAISE A BRIGHTER CHILD raakgeloop.

Daarna het ek met SmartBrain in aanraking gekom. SmartBrain is ontwikkel deur dr Glen Doman in die VSA (vandag reeds oorlede), maar dit het ‘n nuwe wêreld vir my oopgemaak.  Hoe om die ongelooflike potensiaal van elke kind se brein en talente ten volle te ontwikkel en glo my elke kind en elke mens het by geboorte ongelooflike potensiaal.

Terloops Dr Doman het sy toetse gedoen op breingestremde kinders wat uiteindelik geniaal ontwikkel het.  Ek wil elke dag so ‘n verskil maak in die lewe van ‘n kind ….ek doen dit reeds, maar dit sal op my “Bucket List “  bly vir nog baie jare. 

Die Kennis en Wysheid van ‘n land se mense, bepaal die Emosionele, Ekonomiese en Sielkundige Welvaart van die Land.

By Speelkasteel is dit my gebed om met ‘n goedopgeleide  en gemotiveerde span leiers, kinders in die grootmenswêreld in te stuur wat weet hulle het  die wêreld aan hulle voete!

Laat ons gaan vir Goud met die Hulp van God Almagtig.

Wat ons aanbied

Kurrikulum

Speelkasteel kleuterskool is 'n gemagtigde

dag-tot-dag kurrikulumgebruiker

SmartBrain Program

SmartBrain is 'n kognitiewe stimuleringsprogram waardeur neurone (breinselle) blootgestel word aan basiese feite oor 'n langer tydperk en deur verhoogde herhaling.

Klasse

Baba Klas

In die rustige en veilige atmosfeer van die baba klas bevorder ons motoriese ontwikkeling en die bereik van mylpale. Ons eksperimenteer met vaste kos en moedig emosionele en sosiale vaardighede aan deur speel en baba massering.

Vissie Klas

Die volgende stap van ontwikkeling, namens “potjie-opleiding” word in die klassie met geduld en motivering aangepak. Ons begin ook aandag gee aan krabbel, frommel en bewuswording van vorms, kleure en “my lyfie”.

Monstertjie Klas

Die 2-3 jaar klassie leer maatjies hoe om te werk met kuns media. Hier neem ons aktief deel aan fisiese ontwikkeling en beoefen fyn motoriese vaardighede.

Gogga Klas

Die besige lyfies leer nou van roetines een doen in die 3-4 jaar klassie al sommer baie meer formele werkies. Ons speel speletjies wat leer en begrip aanmoedig en vorder deur onsself uit te leef op papier, in fantasie spel en ook buite op die speelgrond.

Voëltjie Klas

Ons leer van taal, gediggies, patrone, wiskunde, legkaarte en nog vele meer. Leer deur speel verseker dat ons ‘n goeie houvas het op konsepte om te verseker ons is reg vir graad R.

Graad R

Laaste jaar van kleuterskool! Ons maak nou reg vir groot skool en hier word maats afgerond en beskik aan die einde van die jaar oor meer as genoegsame kennis en sosiale vaardighede om deur graad 1 te trippel met ‘n glimlag.

Pret Aktiwiteite

Kleuter Sportdag:
Pret en plesier vir die hele gesin. Op die dag daag ons almal uit om saam deel te neem aan die sport en speletjies, lekker saam te kuier en mekaar te leer ken.

Ouma en Oupa Dag:
Ons bederf bietjie die ou mensies in die kleuters se lewens deur hulle te nooi vir ‘n koppie tee, peuselhappies en ‘n vertoning met liefde aangebied deur ons kleuters.

Opvoedkundige In-stappies en Uitstappies:
Leersame in-stappies en uitstappies word kwartaalliks gereël, Dit is altyd ‘n lekkerte!

Lentedag Piekniek/Blok Stap:
Op lentedag vier ons die hitte na die koue met ‘n wandel om die blok of deur die skool. Daarna sit ons aan vir ‘n genotvolle piekniek!

Skoolkonsert:
Ons jaarlike skoolkonsert is altyd ‘n treffer vir oud en jonk!

Kerspartytjie:
Ons vier Kersfees saam kleuters en ouers en sluit die jaar op ‘n hoë noot af!

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Wat ouers oor on sê

“Speelkasteel is ‘n skool waar ons kinders gelukkig is en dan is dit ‘n bonus dat hulle die beste juffrouens ook het! Blessed om deel te wees van so goeie skool!”

Monique Koster

“Speelkasteel is ‘n uistekende kleuterskool wat jou kind se potensiaal ontwikkel. Hulle koester elke kind en lei hulle met liefde en deurnis.”

Jacqueline Kruger

“Om my kinders na Speelkasteel te skuif was die heel beste besluit wat ek al ooit gemaak het. Die skool versorg jou kinders met onvoorwaardelike liefde en begrip. Die juffies is die heel beste en sorg baie mooi vir my kinders. Die onderrig is fantasties en van die hoogste gehalte, die kinders verstom my met hul kennis. Hulle maak tyd vir elke kind individueel en daar is soveel aktiwiteite om hulle te stimuleer en dit pret te maak. Ek kan duidelik die juffies se goeie invloed en Christelike waardes in hul lewens sien.”

Lelanie Stommelink