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Small World Playgroup

Small World Playgroup - A Reggio-inspired playgroup in the Roosevelt Park area.  Play-based nursery school.
contact Lindi Bell
Tel: 011 782 5170
Cell: 082 879 8303
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venue 36 Fairbridge Road
Roosevelt Park Ext. Johannesburg
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time Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 12pm
Aftercare till 2pm can be arranged
cost R2850 per month (5 day week)
R2500 per month (4 day week)
R2200 per month (3 day week)
Fees include a daily snack (Low GL, balanced, slow food) and all group activities
Atfercare fees are seperately charged
age From 2 - 5 years

Small World Playgroup

Our approach to childhood development

The world-renowned Reggio Approach to early child education puts the child at the centre of her own learning. This fully-registered playgroup has become a beacon school for this Reggio Approach.
We believe that:
• the child is naturally curious and highly capable,
• each child is unique and we celebrate that individuality.

We have been operating for 6 years from a cottage and garden in Roosevelt Park which is only 5 minutes away from Greenside, Linden, Parkview, Emmarentia, Melville, and Victory Park, though people come from far and wide to be a part of this inspiring learning community.

Lindi Bell is a born teacher with 20 years of teaching experience and 12 years of ‘mommying experience’. She has won many awards for her work with children.

We offer your children:

• Reggio-inspired playgroup
• secure homely environment
• lots of individual attention
• lots of time for inquiry-based learning
• we nurture creativity and respect the power and pace of the child's mind

Our staff

• an excellent teacher/child ratio of 1:5
• all staff are First Aid qualified
• 3 qualified teachers with 6 highly experienced assistants
• an innovative play-based playschool alive with children’s voices

Fun-filled activities for the kids

• art-making throughout the day in our atelier with our artist-in-residence on hand to facilitate
• fairy-spotting, mud-pie making & organic vegetable gardening in our beautiful garden
• weekly activities include Music, Drama, Dancing, Story-telling, Games, Baking, and a Puppet show
• outside activities involve Jungle gyms, bike track, sandpit, fairy forest, swings, water play, forts, nature walks, mudpie kitchen, sound garden...

Fees and days on offer

• Mondays – Fridays (5 days a week) from 8.00am-12pm
• 3 or 4 day week is also offered
• Aftercare till 2pm can be arranged
• Fees include a daily snack (Low GL, balanced, slow food) and all group activities

Upcoming Events

Reggio at Home - Nov 19
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Small World Playgroup - A Reggio-inspired playgroup in the Roosevelt Park area.  Play-based nursery school.
Small World Playgroup - A Reggio-inspired playgroup in the Roosevelt Park area.  Play-based nursery school.
Small World Playgroup - A Reggio-inspired playgroup in the Roosevelt Park area.  Play-based nursery school.

Submitted on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 at 04:24:09 PM  
A cosy, caring, loving environment that encourages your child to explore and grow. Lindi creates magic in her Fairy Forest and Faraway Treehouse. Tessa is an inspiring atelierista that has made my son's creativity bloom. The Reggio approach they follow nurtures children - it's the best place to be
Submitted on Saturday, 1st October 2016 at 08:19:10 AM  
My son has thrived and blossomed here. A beautiful magical place for your child. A place for new adventures and making new friends! Lindi and her team are the best...they rock. Everyone is caring and super friendly. Great place you can happily leave your kids at.
Submitted on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 at 11:51:54 AM  
After being a stay at home mum and my little girls only full time caretaker for two years I was rather apprehensive about dropping her off and saying goodbye - as soon as I met Lindi and came to Small World I knew it was the only place I'd be happy to drop her off at.

From day one they have loved, nurtured, celebrated and supported my baby and family. I couldn't have asked for a better start for my little ones educational journey.

All the staff; teachers, assistant teachers, administration and even the gardener welcome us every day with love and smiles. The children are given a safe space to fully express themselves without any expectation to "conform". They learn the most valuable of life skills through connectivity and relationship with heaps of kindness, respect and empathy.

Having only moved to SA a year ago I can honestly say that if we only moved here to be part of and experience the magic of SmallWorld playgroup it would be completely worth it. I can not recommend it more highly.
Submitted on Monday, 19th September 2016 at 09:50:51 AM  
Our son started at Small World in January and we have never looked back. The environment is truly magical and Lindi and her team are quite incredible with the children. It's a creative space where children are allowed to be children and develop at their own pace. If you are looking for an unconventional, inspirational playschool, look no further.
Submitted on Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at 10:27:58 AM  
We were so happy to find Small World Playgroup when it was time for our kids to first go out to "school". It is a magical place with a dedicated caring staff where the children could learn while playing in a free safe environment. It is a small setting in which children are cared for as individuals and filled with the wonder of childhood. The children also were exposed to so many fun and creative experiences. As a mom, it was also such a support to me personally to arrive every day at such a positive environment and to be part of a community of other moms. It checked more than all my boxes for a wonderful early childhood experience for my children!
Submitted on Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 01:33:00 PM  
This is not only a school. It is a loving and supportive community. There is no doubt in my mind that Small world is the BEST way you can invest into your child s first years of living and learning.
Submitted on Friday, 28th March 2014 at 12:21:50 PM  
Small World is a playgroup like no other. Lindi and staff are dedicated to the personal growth and development of each child through a child-driven emergent curriculum. The Reggio approach fosters astounding creativity and independence and I could not be happier to have found this gem of a place for my daughters
Submitted on Thursday, 27th March 2014 at 02:14:02 PM  
The best kept secret in Jozi! We found the school through friends and are so happy we did. The kids are gently encouraged to explore, play and develop by incredible staff. The parents are also kept involved in their child's learning and development.
Submitted on Sunday, 23rd March 2014 at 08:10:08 PM  
Our children are completely happy at the school and we have met the most amazing families. It's been such a privilege to be part of the small world.
Submitted on Wednesday, 13th March 2013 at 08:11:12 AM  
This is a wonderful playgroup. It's a beautiful, safe, and very loving environment where every child's individual needs count. The limited number of kids and the large staff complement means that there is lots of individual attention, and above all, love, hugs and affection.

The kids get to explore, play, play, play, and play some more. Since starting to attend school, my daughter has blossomed. She loves going to school, and can't wait for us to go.

I can (and have!) recommended it to anyone.

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