New daycare centre for newborns to 5 year olds

2016-10-06 06:00
;The team at Family Affair Daycare Centre (from left) Ruth James (manager), Jerome and Francis Williams (owners) and Melissa Smith (educator). Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

;The team at Family Affair Daycare Centre (from left) Ruth James (manager), Jerome and Francis Williams (owners) and Melissa Smith (educator). Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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Family Affair Daycare Centre opened its doors in 14 Japhta Street, Uitenhage, to fulfil an educational role which parents can not during working days.

“We wish to assure parents that the centre is there to take good care of their children. This is a responsibility which for most parents - owing to their job responsibilities - is difficult to fulfil,” said Jerome and Francis Williams, owners of the newly established daycare centre.

The centre caters for newborns up to 5 year olds and is bilingual.

It is a safe, child-friendly centre and is located close to primary and high schools in the West Hill suburb (residential area at back of Jubilee Hotel).

Jerome explained that they’ve decided to call the daycare centre “Family Affair, as it means happiness, joy, and that we are all one happy family that wants to make a difference in our community.

“There is a need in this area for a reputable daycare centre. As parents we have experienced a lot of issues with nannies and we realized many other parents have experienced the same. Thus the idea of the daycare centre, to give parents peace of mind and their children the opportunity to receive proper development and education.”

According to Ruth James, manager of the centre, they have implemented accredited educational programmes with Melissa Smith as the qualified educator. Parents are invited to pop-in any time at the centre to see what their kids are up to.

Extra-mural activities like Monkeynastix will be hosted at the centre and children will be taken on educational outings. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the centre.

Applications for 2017 intakes are available.

The daycare is open from 06:30 to 17:30 (daycare options:

06:30-12:00; 06:30-14:00 or 06:30-7:30).

  • Enquiries: Family Affair Daycare Centre 041 922 5512; Jerome 082 941 5871 or Francis 073 147 5189.

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