Kimmi's Playschool & Babies

Venue:
Norwood Johannesburg
Times:
Weekdays: 6am-6pm
Cost:
We have a unique fee structure which is based on family needs, affordability and honesty. We work together as a team with your little ones best interests at heart!
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Playschool, creche, daycare centre


A Word about Kimmiís Playschool & Babies
🌳 My PASSION:
Early Childhood Education (At the forefront of this is your child)
🌳 My MISSION:
Your family (At the forefront of this is you, your family and your child - We aim to accommodate, support and truly be your home away from home.)
🌳My PROMISE:
Excellence in Early Childhood Education (0-4)
🌳 At Kimmiís, we have a fun, nurturing, educational and inspiring learning environment where children are happy, heard, safe, relaxed and guided.

⏰ Times:


We are open from 6am-6pm. There is no extra charge for holidays, basic extra murals, security, early bird care and aftercare. Fully inclusive. My aim as an educator is of course to give your little one the best foundationÖHowever, it is also to support the family infrastructure and to make the experience an add value for all.

🏝 Holidays:


We are open during the holidays and only close for public holidays and one religious holiday. (Yom Kippur)

📝 Fees:


I have a unique fee structure that Iíve been using since the inception of Kimmiís - Itís based on individual family needs, affordability and honesty. I always say that at the heart of the school is a triangle. We work together as a team with your little ones best interests at heart

👫 The Daily Schedule:


This is very detailed and differs from age group to age group. It is a child led philosophy facilitated by the educator. We have a truly South African environment as well as a Judaic and Secular Curriculum. Our facilities allow for indoor/outdoor education with the focus on play as a means to an end. We are situated in the heart of Norwood and are Blessed to be nestled in a wonderful tree-lined suburb with a forest feel. Truly under African Skies 🙏🏻

✅ Milestone Checklists:


At Kimmiís I follow a continuous observation form of evaluating as a tool to gather and provide guidelines. Observing and documenting a childís play and performance over the course of a year allows me to accumulate a mental note of the childís development.

👀 Observations are made with minimal or no intrusion into childrenís activities. We can observe all facets of development, including intellectual, linguistic, social-emotional, and physical development, on a regular basis without disrupting the organic flow of play and learning. This is a given irrespective and is monitored to ensure that the activities provided reinforce what they have already achieved, but also challenge them to explore other possibilities.

🏆 I use a combination of 3 syllabi that underly the holistic education at Kimmiís. The preferred month for DCís (Developmental Checklists) is March and September (last quarter of the year) as well as the final Summary and Observation Report at the end of the year.

🖼 We are not living in conventional times and many conventional approaches no longer apply. While the foundation to learning is the same, the spontaneous play (ie learning) was lost during the isolation of Covid19 lockdown and subsequent lifestyle changes in general. We have created an environment that counters this and allows for development to occur organically.

♥️ We believe in people. In Families. In connection and in Staff. The pupil-adult ratio is less than 4:1 and we are able to guide, nurture and nudge the play-based exploration, thus building the body of experiential knowledge. (ie Expanding their experiences). The first 1000 days are the most crucial days of a childís development and we are there every step of the way. We have all the ingredients and expertise necessary to cease every window of opportunity. Iíve no doubt we will tick all your boxes.

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Fully inclusive of:


✅Child led/teacher facilitated
✅ Private, International and SA ELDA Curriculum
✅ Early Bird drop off
✅ Late collections
✅ School Holidays
✅ Aftercare
✅Only close 15 December
✅ Security
✅ Basic Extra Murals
✅ Specialised Perceptual Program, Developmental Screening and Ongoing Observation
✅ Parties

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My kids love going to school. Kimmi's is their happy place and is a loving, nurturing, stimulating environment! One of the best and easiest decisions I've ever made was to send both my kids there. They have thrived at this beautiful school and we are forever grateful to Kimmi and her amazing team. Nothing is too much for them and they love our children as much as we do. Thank you, Kimmi's. My kids are so happy and we are so grateful!

Submitted on Friday, 24th November 2023 at 10:47:18 AM

My son has been at Kimmiís since he was 4 months old. The staff are amazing and so caring!

Submitted on Friday, 24th November 2023 at 08:41:39 AM

My little boy LOVES it at Kimmis!†
He started when he was 1.
Every morning he waits by the door for us to hurry up and take him to play school.
All the staff at Kimmis are so loving and caring.
I highly recommend this school for babies and toddlers ♡☆♡

Submitted on Friday, 24th November 2023 at 08:33:43 AM

Wow, Kimmi's playschool is a loving, caring space. He never wants to go home at the end of the day! The development of his little brain is evident that he is being taught and shown interesting things. Other kids his age, not at Kimmi's, are definitely not as far advanced and exposed as my little one. Thank you Kimmi and team

Submitted on Friday, 24th November 2023 at 08:29:50 AM

Kimmiís has the most amazing, caring, skilled staff that genuinely care about all of the children!

Submitted on Friday, 24th November 2023 at 08:26:01 AM

Best school ever. My daughter loves going there, she even cries on weekends when she is not going to school. I'm so grateful to be a part of Kimmi's playschool.

Submitted on Thursday, 9th November 2023 at 10:12:35 AM

My 2yr old boys started at Kimmiís earlier this year and they absolutely love it there. I often donít even get a goodbye when I drop them off and if they could stay there for the weekend they would! As a single mom I honestly donít know what Iíd do without Kim and her amazing team. Itís my boys home away from home.

Submitted on Wednesday, 8th November 2023 at 07:55:50 PM

Kimmiís is a warm and happy place for our babies and toddlers to spend their first 1000 days. They are nurtured and develop at their own pace with love

Submitted on Wednesday, 8th November 2023 at 12:01:30 PM

My twin boys joined Kimmiís earlier this year and are thriving. Most mornings I donít even get a goodbye when I drop them off. Iím sure if they could, theyíd stay for the weekend too! As a single mom I honestly donít know where Iíd be without Kim and her amazing team. Itís my boys home away from home.

Submitted on Wednesday, 8th November 2023 at 04:18:35 AM

My little boy LOVES Kimmis! He runs inside in the morning full of smiles and is still smiling when I come fetch him much later. Kimmi and her team are warm, loving and nurturing. The environment is peaceful and content. The children learn through play and develop beautifully in doing so. I would definitely recommend Kimmis!

Submitted on Tuesday, 7th November 2023 at 08:27:07 AM

My son has been at Kimmi's since he was 7 months old. Kimmi and her team have literally been my village.
There are not enough words to express how incredible kimmi and her staff are.

Submitted on Tuesday, 7th November 2023 at 07:41:51 AM

All the staff at Kimmis are so caring and great with the babies and toddlers! They absolutely love them. My baby started at 5 months and he thrives there!

Submitted on Tuesday, 7th November 2023 at 07:30:29 AM

My son goes to Kimmis and he absolutely loves it. It has the best environment for him to grow and play with such amazing and nurturing people to take care of him. He has learnt a lot and has a lot of fun. He can't wait to go to school each day. Kimmis is the best playschool around.

Submitted on Tuesday, 7th November 2023 at 07:28:54 AM

Kimmis literally feels like you are leaving you little one at their grandparents. I am grateful for how they effortlessly nurture my little one not only intellectually but emotionally as well.
Ps: A very happy first time mom

Submitted on Wednesday, 1st February 2023 at 07:46:11 AM

Kimmis is a loving, nurturing, warm and stimulating environment for your little ones. The staff go above and beyond and are truly incredible. Our little guy is happy and thriving and flies out of our arms in the morning when we arrive at school. As parents, we couldn't ask for more! We are so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school!

Submitted on Wednesday, 25th January 2023 at 10:09:58 AM

My son started at Kimmies at four months and thrived there. Kim and her team are exceptional. It is a warm and caring environment. They go out there way to help parents in anyway they can, even during tough times. It truly is a one of a kind school. I highly recommend this school for babies and toddlers.

Submitted on Friday, 20th January 2023 at 02:33:57 PM

Both my children started at Kimmi's at 4 months old. The love, warmth and attention to detail shown by Kim and her staff have resulted in my children loving school and absolutely thriving. I wish they could stay there for years to come.

Submitted on Friday, 20th January 2023 at 09:43:49 AM

Kimmis Playschool is amazing for peace of mind that their loved ones are cared for. Kimmi is wonderful and her staff are excellent. My nieces have done so well after a traumatic start in life as Kimmi provided consistency and continuity of care. I highly recommend the school for babies and toddlers. The school is open all day which is so helpful.

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 02:36:06 PM

Exceptional school and safe environment for your lil ones Ö

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 11:22:10 AM

Wow! Kimmis has literally been a GD send.Kimmi and her team are nothing short of amazing. My son has thrived. Her sensory play and algorithms in entirety are just perfect.

Thank you to all at Kimmis ♡

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 09:20:56 AM

This is the second year I enrolled my son at Kimmi's. Her passion and empathy for children is incredible. Within a short time my son was settled into his new environment and whenever he came home and I asked him how was school he replied with excitement that "It was fun" which frankly is all a parent ever wants to hear. Thank you Kimmi's

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 08:35:02 AM

My daughter has been at Kimmiís for a year now and she is thriving there. She loves going to school and I love knowing she is being cared for and appropriately educated according to her age. I looked at other schools but chose Kimmiís because it was highly recommended and when I visited I could feel the care that is shown to each child by the amazing team.

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 08:30:10 AM

My daughter has been at Kimmiís for a year now and she is thriving there. She loves going to school and I love knowing she is being cared for and appropriately educated according to her age. I looked at other schools but chose Kimmiís because it was highly recommended and when I visited I could feel the care that is shown to each child by the amazing team.

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 08:30:08 AM

Both of my boys started at Kimmi as babies and I always felt confident that they were safe, nurtured and loved by the team there. The hours are realistic for working parents, the fees are very reasonable and the facilities are great. Itís an amazing place!

Submitted on Wednesday, 18th January 2023 at 08:29:12 AM

The team at Kimmis is incredible and the level of passion, love and care at this little school is second to none. Thank you Kimmis!

Submitted on Monday, 31st October 2022 at 07:07:17 AM

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