Nestled in the quiet leafy Southern Suburb of Kenilworth in Cape Town, is a playschool like none other. A playschool whose ethos is simply “learning through fun”.
Here at Toad Hall, we believe in the significant impact play has on learning in the early years of your child’s educational and emotional life.
Principal Josie, a qualified teacher with over 30 years in the industry behind her, founded the playschool 12 years ago with one goal in mind, to create a happy and carefree environment where your child could let their imagination run wild.
Josie combined this love for play with her love for mindfulness by providing yoga classes specifically aimed at children. She is a qualified yoga instructor, who brings the valuable lessons from yoga – mindfulness, kindness and quiet perspective – into the classroom.
Teachers Ashleigh and Michelle, handpicked by Principal Josie, have devoted themselves to creating a warm and open environment, where your child’s uniqueness is able to grow and express itself. They instill in each child an attitude of acceptance and appreciation for the diverse culture we live in. Every child is seen, every child is heard, every child is loved for who they are.
Children of 21 months to 4 years play and learn together, allowing a natural symbiotic relationship to form. The older children learn the valuable lesson of teaching and caring for their younger friends, and the younger children learn through their older friend’s example. Innovative themes are introduced each week, designed to stimulate their innate curiosity to learn and experience more about the world around them.
All too quickly, our children are made to feel the pressure of school readiness and academic achievement, when what is needed is an open safe space, to allow their natural and beautiful creativity to reveal itself. So, while they’re young, let children have FUN!