Makietie at playschool in Thomas Gamble

2016-06-02 06:00
<The Thomas Gamble Caterpillar Playschool & Day-care practitioners (back from left) Logan Arends, Caylinn Human, Chantel Miggels (Manager) and Lameez (owner) with the children. Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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Caterpillar Playschool & Day-care was established by Lameez Dolley nearly a decade ago.

The first centre operates in Mosel and the second one at 29 Chestnut Avenue, Thomas Gamble. On Saturday the Thomas Gamble centre will celebrate its first year of “transforming children into beautiful butterflies.”

“I realized the need to have a decent playschool and day-care in Thomas Gamble neighbourhood. It offers children the opportunity to have access to the foundation phase before going to Grade R.

“I know parents have busy schedules. And with this centre in the neighbourhood, they now do not have to drive out of their way to drop-off their children. This is a great relief to both the parents as well as children, as it is within their neighbourhood.”

Day-care & after-care

The Caterpillar classes include the Busy Bugs toddler class (1-2 year olds), Grasshoppers (2-3 year olds) and the Butterflies (4-5 year olds). During weekdays (Mondays to Thursdays) children are taken care off from 06:30 until 17:00. In addition, aftercare (homework supervision & meal) as well as holiday-care (educational fun & meals) are also offered at Caterpillar centres.

Thank you

“I would like to thank God for granting me the opportunity to open a second centre. Thank you to my parents, husband and all the parents for supporting the centre.

“Caterpillar’s staff are dedicated and professional. I am proud of them and the way they guide each child, educating them, to one day also spread their wings in becoming responsible adults.

“I would also like to thank the community for their support as well as the school’s neighbours for understanding the need to promote education.”

Birthday Makietie

On Saturday (4th June) a fun walk, lead by the Unity Brass Band, will start at the playschool and proceed to the open area in Sysie Street. There will be lucky draws, refreshments and lots of fun and games. This fund-raising is to purchase educational toys and equipment.

Application forms for 2017 admissions are available at the Caterpillar centres.

Enquiries: 061 473 4644.

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