Where a child’s fairy tales ‘come true’

2015-11-06 13:45
<Kids at Sprokiesland Day Care Centre, 11 Bennett Street, Cannon Hill, Uitenhage, together with the new owners (at the back) Melissa Smith and Melinda Ferreira.  Photo: SUPPLIED

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In the hustle and bustle of today’s busy life-style, parents are looking for a safe and caring environment where their little angels can spend the day. Sprokiesland Day-care offers this and peace of mind to parents to continue their daily tasks whilst their kids are in good care.

New owners of the day-care, mother and daughter, Milinda Ferreira and Melissa Smith, were granted the great opportunity of taking over this existing school from Nicolene Koen, who was the owner of Sprokiesland for the past 8 years.

With much enthusiasm and excitement Melissa and Melinda will take over Sprokiesland from January 2016.

“Children can spend each day interacting, learning and playing with a large emphasis on acquiring the basic skills they need to go to school,” said Melinda.

Activities like games, singing, stories, counting and of course playing are all part of the curriculum to teach them the vital key points needed in the beginning phase of education.

Sprokiesland is a bilingual facility where a prescribed curriculum is followed. They provide daily meals to the children and at snack time there are biscuits, cool drink and/or tea. Whenever children need to follow a special diet, they will see it being followed stricktly.

Melissa said teachers are vital, “Therefore we all have done our Foundation Phase training and are equipped with all the necessary educational material and toys required for teaching. The day-care hours from Mondays to Fridays are 06:30 - 17:30. It will be open during school holidays, but not on public holidays. (Sprokiesland is closed for 3 weeks during December and opens on January 4th, 2016.)

Children between the ages of 3 months up to 5 years are accommodated. Parents have the option to let their kids be involved in additional activities offered. This will take place in an allocated time to not interfere with the daily basic educational programme.

Former owner, Nicolene Koen, wishes to thank all the parents for their support through the years. She also wishes Milinda en Melissa all of the best for the future at Sprokiesland.

)Registration for the 2016 intake is open. Enquiries: Sprokiesland 041 922 0908; Melissa 081 513 4862 or Milinda 084 582 8729.

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