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Parent Information


Drop off time :


07:00 – 08:15

School activities begin at 08:30. Breakfast is served until 08:30.


Before your child’s first day of school an orientation and handover will be conducted – we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for this.


Collection time : 


12:00 - 13:00     Rainbow Class

12:30 - 13:00     Moonlight and Sunbeam Class


Children not collected by 13:00 will automatically be signed up for

Extended Care (fees applicable) where they will be given lunch


Children not collected by 14:00 will automatically be signed up for After Care (fees applicable) and go to rest/have quiet play until 15:00 with the Aftercare children.



Dates are subject to change but in this event clear communications will occur.


The Secret Garden Playschool operates on a 2 term calendar, with July and December being our main holiday months. 2 short half term breaks take place in March/April and September and these are aligned with private school holidays / mid-term breaks.

Term Dates for 2023

Term 1:


18 January (Wednesday) – 23 June (Fri)

Mid Term Break : 06 April (Thurs = close) – 17 April (Mon = return)

Term 2:

18 July (Tues) – 08 December (Fri)

Mid Term Break : 29 Sept (Fri = close) – 09 Oct (Mon = return)


School is closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.


*Please Note : Should a public holiday fall on a Thursday or a Tuesday, school will be closed on the Friday or Monday in between.


Holiday Care is offered in the first 1 or 2 weeks of the July & December holidays subject to demand. This will be arranged and communicated in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Please note that there is an additional charge for Holiday Care.



A positive and open relationship with fluid communication between a child’s teacher, school and home is in his/her best interests.


The Secret Garden Playschool teachers have your child’s best interest at heart at all times and demonstrating parental support for the teacher is valuable to your child’s well being.



Where possible, we aim to recognize and attend to any potential learning difficulties before your child’s entry into Grade 0/R.  Occasionally a professional assessment may be required to provide a child with the specialized assistance they need. Parents and Teachers will communicate in depth should your child’s teachers feel that this is necessary.



When your child joins the school, please ensure that the following items are brought and left at school for the year:


  1. 2 changes of clothing (a warm and a cool set please)

  2. 1 sun hat

  3. 1 long apron

  4. 1 hand towel (no bath towels please)

  5. 1 face cloth

  6. 1 plastic bag

  7. 1 drawstring bag for all of the above (small bags please as hanging space is limited)

  8. 6 large boxes of tissues are required each year. These can be supplied as 3 boxes each term, being January & July or all 6 boxes in January.

  9. One pack of correctly sized nappies for children in the Rainbow class



A minimum of two full calendar month’s written notice is required when a child is leaving the school.

Abby on the playground


Please contact our office or complete the contact form below should you wish to enrol, enquire or arrange a meeting with owner and Principal, Abigail Kidson. She would love to show you around the school and discuss our unique offering.  

Alternatively contact us on or 011 463 5923

 Birthday celebrations
Dietary requirements catered for
eg. Halaal
Music and Sports
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