Grade-R at Village Kidz is our senior year, where the little folk who have been with us since they left home, reach that very important year where we prepare them for ‘Big School’…
We have consciously capped the class sizes at no more than 16-children so that our teaching staff have ample time to give special attention to each and every child, as we prepare them to enter and thrive within any primary school environment. We prefer to retain the ratio of a Teacher and a qualified Teacher’s Assistant for each Grade-R class, thus enhancing our ability to provide individual support to every one of the children in our care.
Our teachers and support staff intentionally set out to nurture and develop our Village Kidz children to be confident, self-assured, and well-rounded individuals, and these objectives flow through the Grade-R curriculum throughout the year. This includes a balanced focus on social, emotional, physical and scholastic development.
We believe that it is important for young children to experience a senior year, where we acknowledge their growth and achievements, and allow them a few special privileges that celebrate their growing maturity and independence. With this comes a growing responsibility, which our children tackle with enthusiasm.
Our Grade-R curriculum is aligned to the Department of Basic Education’s prescribed CAPS curriculum, which we believe provides a firm and balanced foundation for progression into primary school. We touch on all areas of development and school readiness, whilst empowering our Grade-R teaching team to employ various innovative methods to deliver content in a fun, child-centric manner.
Village Kidz is blessed with an abundance of outdoor play and learning areas, which we open to all our grades from their early years. These areas have been created to stimulate a higher level of learning, which we believe is unlocked by allowing children the freedom of movement and playing in one’s natural environment.
At all times we encourage our children to explore the boundaries of their many learning spaces, guided by the teaching staff. It is with much happiness and satisfaction that we watch our Grade-R children become confidently inquisitive and independent, thus entrenching a strong sense of self and readiness for a future in which they will step into confidently.