Wisdom

All that kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
— Ervin Magic Johnson

Services Offered

OUR SERVICES :

We offer the following services:

  • INFANT CARE: 4-18 MONTHS
  • EDUCARE : 19 MONTHS – 5YRS
  • GRADE R
  • HOLIDAY CARE / PART TIME
  • AFTERCARE : GR.R – 9 YRS
  • DATE NIGHT FRIDAYS
  • NEW !!! AFTER-SCHOOL EDU-PROGRAM FOR KIDS GRADE R TO GRADE 3

 

What do we offer?

  • Open from 6.30 am to 6.00 pm on week days.
  • Stay open during school holidays (even that 2/3 weeks from Christmas into the new year).
  • Teach in English because we get kids from all over the world (staff speaks 5 South African languages).
  • Christian based (we do accept kids from other faiths/religions.)
  • Balanced meals (we provide lunch and breakfast).
  • We provide stationery/arts/crafts “stuffies” (grade R to buy stationery pack)
  • We provide consumables – toilet paper, tissues, hand wash soap.
  • Planned daily activities
  • Music Awareness & Emotional Awareness classes will be introduced to our kids from 2nd term onwards.
  • Grade R (included in the monthly fees)
    • Full day care
    • Holiday care
    • Music lessons (recorder)
    • Consumables
  • Small class groups to ensure individual attention.(class groups based on age of kids)
  • Holistic approach to development and growth of the children – the child has a body, mind and soul/heart that grow and develop together.
  • Activities to develop social, emotional, small motor, gross motor, language, maths and life skills.
  • Weekly lesson themes that is in line with the suggested themes of the Department of Education.
  • Age appropriate educational toys and equipment used.
  • Qualified and experienced team
  • CAPS OUTCOME BASED CURRICULUM

SHALOM KIDS ACADEMY = THE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

CLASS NAMES AND AGE GROUPS

OUR JUNIORS:

  1. WIGGLY WORMS = 4 months to first walking steps
  2. BIZZY BEES = walking to 18 months
  3. LITTLE DUCKIES = 19 to 24 months
  4. LITTLE LAMBS = 2 to 3 years

 

OUR MIDDLE GROUP

  1. LITTLE LIONS = 3 to 4 years

 

OUR SENIORS:

  1. YOUNG SHEPHERDS = 4 to 5 years
  2. YOUNG EAGLES = Grade R

 

OUR “POST-GRADUATES” GROUP”:

(kids joining us in the afternoons after their school day finished at “big school”)

  1. AFTER-SCHOOL GROUP = Grade R to Grade 3

MORE ABOUT EACH GROUP

INFANT CARE : 4 TO 18 MONTHS

LIST OF ITEMS TO BE PROVIDED BY PARENTS :

EVERYDAY STUFFIES

  • Prepared bottles : cooled-down boiled water measured in bottles. Formula already measured into a formula container
  • Pacifiers – dummy or soft toy or small blanky
  • * Baby food and cereal when age appropriate. *
  • Diapers
  • Wet wipes
  • Diaper ointment / creams / powder
  • Baby oil for daily baby massage.
  • Extra clothes – at least 2 sets.
  • Extra formula (for emergency use)
  • Baby “laundry” bag (large enough to store empty bottles and clothes that may be sent home). – (we provide nappy bags for soiled, wet nappies).

BEDDING- STUFF

  • Waterproof mattress sheet
  • Fitted cot sheet or normal sheet or towel
  • Pillow and pillow case (if using one)
  • Thin blanket.
  • Warm blanket (maybe 2 blankets, depending on season)

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • LABEL / MARK all items with your child’s name, even the diapers.
  • NO MEDICATION will be administered by Shalom Kids staff. Per legislation, only qualified practitioners and parents can administer meds to children. This applies to over the counter meds and prescription meds. Please do not leave your child’s meds at the crèche for later when you will come to administer it. It creates a hazardous temptation for other kids.
  •  When your child is ready for solid foods, we will provide mieliepap, oats and weetbix for breakfast, and provide our own wholesome medium purity lunch. We will then ease him / her into less smoother solids when he/she is ready for it.
  • Any other dietary requirements to be supplied by the parents (purity foods, baby porridge, etc). *

 

We keep the group small so that  our precious little princesses and princes can get the home feel with our special intimate care that only a mom and granny can give.

 

From their first day with us our infants program include:

  • tummy/floor time
  • individual and small group song, clapping and nursery rhyme time
  • flash cards with black and white shapes to sharpen brain, eyesight
  • shapes and colour flash cards
  • special puzzles for infant hand grip
  • infants arts and crafts
  • gentle body movement exercizes and gentle body massages.
  • potty-training when old enough
  • introducing to solid foods in consultation with mom (age appropriate)
  • introductions to emotional and musical awareness
  • supervised inter-action with older kids (19 months to grade R) at story-times and dress-up play  – to help develop their social inter-action skills. (and at the same time the older kids learn about being role-models and kindness/caring towards younger kids.

 

SUPERVISED DRESS-UP : Our young ones playing with the middle and senior kids to help develop social inter-action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEME: Me and my friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCARE / CRECHE FOR TODDLERS 2-5 YEARS AVAILABLE

SHALOM KIDS ACADEMY HAS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR TODDLERS IN THE AGE GROUPS 2-5 YEARS.

We keep class groups small to give them that home feel that only a mom and granny can give them. They are exposed to:

  • routine and self discipline
  • potty training where needed
  • language, writing, maths, science, arts
  • emotional and music awareness
  • small and gross motor skills activities
  • social skills development
  • circle time
  • story time
  • nursery rhymes
  • structured free-play
  • crafty art projects
  • NEW !!!!  BOX CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN: To develop and grow 3-dimensional thinking.

 

THEME BASED ART ACTIVITIES

 

CONSTRUCTIVE FREE-PLAY

(TEACHER choose what kids will play with and KIDS choose what they are going to do with the chosen toys)

 

SCIENCE AND ART: MIXING COLOURS AND PAINTING WITH THE NEW COLOURS.

 

 

MAKE-N-BAKE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS

SCIENCE: recycling (yoghurt cups) + matter (from powder to liquid to solid)

MATHS: How much powder and water? How many kids?

 

 

 

 

ROLE-PLAY

Cooking up a storm

 

 

 

 

 

GRADE R – FOUNDATION PHASE

We keep class groups small to give them that home feel that only a mom and granny can give them. They are exposed to:

  • routine and self discipline
  • language, writing, maths, science, arts
  • emotional and music awareness
  • small and gross motor skills activities
  • social skills development
  • circle time + story time + nursery rhymes
  • structured free-play
  • crafty art projects PLUS NEW !!!!  BOX CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN: To develop and grow 3-dimensional thinking.
  • Show-n-tell projects to prepare them for class presentations in grade 1
  • Make-n-bake days

CAPS-OUTCOME BASED TEACHING PROGRAM WHERE WE FOLLOW THE  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S  GUIDELINES.

HIGH QUALITY LESSON MATERIAL.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS.

 

OUR KIDS ARE ACCEPTED FOR GRADE 1 IN “BIG” SCHOOLS IN ALL AREAS

 

BIG MOTOR SKILLS

 

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE FOR SCHOOL KIDS FROM GRADE R TO GRADE 3.

We are very excited about our NEW AFTERCARE

EDU-PROGRAM FOR KIDS FROM GRADE R  TO GRADE 3.

After the success with our “trial-kids”, more parents want their kids to join our programme.

Our fees include light lunch; supervision and guidance with homework; assistance with prepping for those picture tasks where mom and dad usually have to burn the midnight oil to get it done. Extra help with reading, writing, maths, afrikaans and english if needed.

Afternoon activities also include on a rotation basis puzzles and small motor skills development which also enhances logical problem solving skills; social interaction development. And if enough interest, we will also start a small and intimate drama/speech group which will boost their confidence to talk in front of a group of kids/adults.

AND we offer school holiday care at an extra fee. Holiday activities include arts and crafts projects, reading, dancing, singing and lots of fun.