I have been bringing learning and fun together since 1999 with great success. Children are my passion and seeing them grow gives me great satisfaction. Toddies is not just a school it really is an extended family. Families by the generation have passed through these doors and I, as owner and Principal, am personally involved in the school at all times and at all levels.
We believe in continuous improvement, therefore our school is regularly acquiring new equipment and books. My staff are well qualified, highly experienced, and our excellent adult child ratio ensures that the children’s academic performance often exceeds that of many corporate preschools. Our driving aim is to provide the very best for our children; this remains the focus in everything we do.
Nursery schools are ideal places to make friends and develop relationships with both children and adults. This special social environment is designed to be friendly and fun, involving; working together, sharing ideas and experiencing milestones together. Development of social skills is a major part of our programme, and by following a thematic approach to the curriculum the children are given the opportunity for plenty of social interaction.
We would love to make you part of our extended family.
Toddies is open from 06:00-18:00
We only close for 2 weeks in December, we do not take holidays or midterm breaks.
Viewing available on Saturdays by appointment
Development of social skills is a major part of our programme, and by following a thematic approach to the curriculum the children are given the opportunity for plenty of social interaction. Language, gross motor skills, mathematics, skills, Arts & Crafts, drama, and music.
For the past 6 years, Toddies has been home away from home to my two kids. My life changed the day I was introduced to Hendrene and her dream team. My kids have never cried when I dropped them at school and have never not wanted to go to school. We have only experienced love, special attention and support at Toddies. Hendrene and her Teachers have always given personal attention to ensure my kids excel in what they do, and provided support outside of what is expected when any need arises. My kids are happy, balanced and completely comfortable with their strengths and weaknesses. The curriculum followed at Toddies ensures that they are school ready and Primary school will not be such a big adjustment. Both my kids are also fully bilingual, with a deep sense of Christianity. And... I get told every day that my veggies are no match for the veggies at school.
Toddies Play Group has been a big part of our lives for the past six years. Both our sons have attended Toddies since they were only a few months old. We value the school's family-focused approach with the parents as well as the nurturing and loving way they have with the kids. When it comes to our boy's educational growth, the Teachers are always a step ahead and are quick to lend us a hand, so we can continue their teaching at home. Our sons are happy to go to school every day and we find it difficult sometimes to take them home at the end of the day. Hendrene and her phenomenal team of Teachers and Teacher-aides are not only a school but a second family.
As a new mom, the hardest part was going back to work and finding the best child care. My daughter was three months old and I went to look at every crèche / pre - school in the surrounding Johannesburg North area. I was appalled by some and others were nice, but I never had that feeling. I then found Toddies. I walked in and was greeted with absolute joy and no question was too small or silly to ask. I then went to meet Teacher Shannon, and was so impressed with her experience, I saw the little babies were all smiling and happy, I definitely got the best impression of Toddies. Thank you Toddies for always putting my baby girl first. She loves school and her Teachers. I am able to continue my day stress-free, knowing that Tarlyn is safe and happy.
At 1st I was sceptical about Toddies as I have had previous bad experiences with schools. But as soon as I met Hendrene, I started to relax. The love she has for the children is truly a passion. The Teachers always go the extra mile. We could see from day 1 that our little girl was stimulated the right way. Sleeping patterns and mood swings were getting better. That is because all the staff are living out their love and passion.
After school hunting for a month (looking at meals, staff, environment, activities, Principal etc) I thought that I would never find a school that gave me the peace of mind to leave my 3-month-old precious baby boy but I did! I walked into Toddies 8 years ago and never looked back. My first and second son was left with dedicated and committed staff that keep you informed about the daily activities of your child. You get a detailed progress report and full access to the Principal (which is the personal feel that you do not get in big schools). My sons enjoyed school thoroughly and could not wait to go to school every morning - music to a Mom’s ears! I would highly recommend Toddies to any Parent that shares my fear of leaving my MOST PRECIOUS GIFT (our children) in someone else’s care. Toddies is not a school but a home to the kids”
My daughter has been at Toddies for almost 6 years and she has never been happier! Lovely, caring Teachers - they've all become her best friends! The facilities are great and the children truly receive the best care.
Toddies – “Our home away from home” We have been with Toddies Preschool for 7 years now! Both our children started in the baby class at 4 months, what a wonderful experience. Shannon and Jo-Jo are my children’s ‘other mothers’, even now. Under Toddies care my children flourish and relieved this Mommy’s mind (and guilt) about leaving her children in the care of others. My eldest attended until Grade R and is still part of the Toddies family as she attends the Aftercare Programme. The key word being ‘family’, this is not a school but an extension of your family. You can rest assured that your children are treated as their own. The values and ethos of the school are just wonderful. I would highly recommend the school to any family.
You know your children’s day care is amazing when you go and fetch your kids and they don’t want to leave the playground! At Toddies my children are well looked after and their staff at the school are amazing.
My two kids have been part of the Toddies Family for close to 7 years now and there is no better school I could recommend. Hendrene and her team have been excellent. They are always willing to accommodate my family in any way possible. The standard of education is perfect. Much higher than most private schools. They are always adding new things to the curriculum in order to make sure out Toddies children have the best academic advantage. Meals are excellent, so much that at one point my son never wanted my home food. The environment for the children is so exciting that my daughter nagged me the whole of the December school holidays to go back to school. Hendrene and her staff are extremely friendly and kind. I feel at ease leaving my "babies" there each day. Well done Hendrene and team, thank you for doing such a good job at taking care of my family.
We have been part of the Toddies family for over 12 years! All three of our boys have thrived under the love and guidance and great structure and routine of this little fabulous school. Our oldest two, Julian, in high school, and James, in his last year of primary school, still talk fondly of their Toddies years. Aaron, our laatjammetjie, is now experiencing the Toddies magic firsthand. He loves his school, his friends, his Teachers and his 'Teacher Hendream'... a perfect name for you Hen! Your vision for the school and how you have installed Godly principles in the lives of our children takes tons of love, dedication, determination, grace, truth and understanding and we are incredibly grateful for the wonderful head start you and your team have given our boys.
"Hannah has been attending Toddies since she was four months old and to say that she has enjoyed every minute is an understatement - she absolutely loves going to school and she thrived in the environment that Toddies has. The staff are caring and treat every child as if they are special and always have time for a chat with parents. I always look forward to having my daily chat with Hannah's Teacher to find what she has been up to during the day. The Principal Hendrene takes her time to get to know every parent and child and when you enrol your child at Toddies, you are welcomed like family. Hannah is going to miss Toddies when she leaves next year when she goes to "Big School" and so am I. Best school ever!!"
Years of Experience
All Meals included in Fees
No Downtime! We only close for December Holidays.
We have 7 classes to care for children 3 Months - Grade R.