Magick Mushroom Pre-school & Creche

| Crèche: 3 months – 3 years | Pre-school: 3 – 5 years |
| Important Notes | School Fees |

The Montessori approach to children acknowledges the Milestones of Development of a child and designs activities to stimulate each phase of growth towards independence.

“Traumas, illness or wounds can hinder a child’s development. The child’s bad experiences are repressed and this repression of these unpleasant memories takes energy away from other activities. This will mean less energy for concentration. If any stage of development is left unfulfilled, the next step cannot be fulfilled. We cannot live for our children – we must allow them to do their own living! We must allow their wills to act on their own volition and not try to possess this developing will or crush it. Help the child to act for himself.

All children are urged by their very nature towards ‘normalisation’. Adult willpower and real possessiveness can push the child off course, because he is forced to work for outer goals set by adults instead of being able to direct himself according to his own inner voice.”

Quote from Dr. Montessori in ‘The Secret of Childhood’ first published in 1915.

Crèche: 3 months to 3 years

We take babies from 3 months when mothers go back to work after maternity leave and we see them through crawling, walking, the toddler stage, toilet training and tantrums. At the end of this phase they enter the pre-school for 3 to 5-year-olds.

This is a time of intense growth for a child. They go from helplessness and total dependence at birth to crawling, walking, eating, toilet training, frustrations and tantrums and general independence at age three. This is usually when the talking really starts. All the things they heard while struggling with their bodily functions, suddenly start being vocalised. When your child starts talking non-stop, it’s time to move to the next level.

Pre-school: 3 to 5 years

In the 3 to 5-year-old section children start perfecting their speech and learn colours, shapes and numbers. They become confident and independent. Their speech is clear, they feed themselves and take themselves to the toilet. They have an extensive vocabulary and absorb and repeat things from their environment very accurately. Through songs, games, worksheets, and specially designed activities they learn to hold a pencil correctly and start colouring in pictures with various colours. At this stage they are not yet able to colour between the lines as their fine motor skills are still developing. They sing songs about the alphabet and numbers, but do not have actual comprehension of the meanings. This is the area where parents sometimes mistake the child’s ability to recite from memory with actual knowledge.

Important Notes:

  • Fees are payable monthly in advance.
  • We take children in throughout the year.
  • Since numbers in our classrooms are limited, parents are required to pay the first payment with the application forms to secure their child’s place. We cannot process an application form that does not include the fee.
  • The fees are for the year’s service and are due whether the child is at school, on holiday or away due to other causes.

School Programme:

  • Drop off : 06h30 to 08h00 a.m.
  • Crèche & Pre-school children must be fetched by 17h30

School Fees: 2019: Crèche: 3 months to 3 years

Registration / Toiletries R 500
Annual Fees R 18 000
Total Annual Fee R 18 500
First Payment R 2 000
Balance R 16 500
10 monthly payments R 1 650

School Fees: Pre-school: 3 – 4 years

Registration /Stationery R 1 100
Annual Fees R 18 000
Total Annual Fee R 19 100
First Payment R 2 600
Balance R 16 500
10 monthly payments R 1 650

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