Welcome to Little 5

Welcome to Little 5

Welcome to Little 5 Sandton Nursery School

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What we offer
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Events

There is always something on the go at Little 5 Sandton. Keeping things fresh and fun for both our children and parents. Take a look at our latest news for more details.

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Musical Jams

Every Friday you can feel the vibrations from afar, as our children jam to the beat. Musical jams are our most loved activity of the week. Songs and movement being a key component of our Play-Based learning curriculum.

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Healthy Food

All food is prepared and cooked daily on the school premises, making sure that our food is fresh and healthy. Our extensive menu is fruit and veggie packed. We cater for Halal, Vegetarian, Pescatarian and Lactose free

About Us

Little 5 Sandton is a preschool situated in central Sandton. Our name stems from South Africa’s Little 5 animals, namely,  the Leopard tortoise, Elephant shrew, Rhinoceros beetle, Ant lion and the Red-billed buffalo weaver. These little guys are affectionately known as Africa’s little heroes on the ground. Through Play-Based learning our aim is to encourage our learners from the ground up.

  • We know that education starts at conception and that the first 1000 days are vital for development and learning.
  • We focus on Play-Based learning for happy and content children.
  • Early childhood development is key.
Play-Based learning at it’s best!
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Education

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Little 5 Sandton is a nurturing preschool with dynamic Play-Based learning education. Our children are encouraged to move, experience, hear, see, name, understand and use while learning. The lessons are developmentally appropriate for each child. The playground and garden are an adventure waiting to be discovered by little inquisitive minds. Children have an innate desire for knowledge, this is nurtured by our Little 5 teachers in a safe and loving environment.

Activities

Activities

Little 5 is always a hive of activity, keeping our Little 5s busy and "play full". This is achieved by building a solid foundation through Play.

One of South Africa’s Little 5 animals is the Red-billed buffalo weaver. The Red-billed buffalo weaver is a social bird and breathes busyness. We encourage children to continuously "busy" themselves and enjoy Little 5's spacious outdoor play areas. Our school nurtures play in its natural nature rich grounds.

A few of our busy days have included:

  • Creating a Little 5 blanket fort in the school garden.
  • Coming dressed as your favourite superhero.
  • A live reptile show.
  • Musical jam sessions.
  • Teddy Bear picnics in the garden.
  • Tea parties with parents and grandparents.

Friendship
Friendship

“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may the world.”- Dr Seuss.

At Little 5 friendships are formed and nourished.

  • One of South Africa’s Little 5 animals is the Leopard tortoise. Like the Leopard tortoise, we recognize that all children are different and encourage them to recognize this in one another.
  • Another one of South Africa’s Little 5 animals is the Elephant shrew. The Elephant shrew is often described as the cutest and this can be said for all of our children. The cutest friendships are formed on our school grounds.

Development

developmentPlay-Based learning covers the core developmental areas that build a solid foundation for our children, with the help of their parents.

  • Another one of South Africa’s Little 5 animals is the Rhinoceros beetle. The Rhinoceros beetle is known for its resilience and it is the strongest of the Little 5 animals. Problem solving and concrete skills are a core focus of ours and is accentuated through purposeful play.
  • Another one of South Africa’s Little 5 animals is the Ant lion. The Ant lion is a playful creature which encompasses a big part of who we are. Learning through PLAY is an integral part of our curriculum.

We attract passionate teachers and assistants, to make sure that our teaching is consistent and play rich. At Little 5, our days are filled with play, fun, love and loads of laughter.

Events!

Upcoming Events!

Always something fun happening at Little 5... These are our upcoming events.

Next Upcoming Event

Reptile Show

13 March 2024 - 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa
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February 2024
Feb 29
29 February 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Please send your little one to school dressed as a frog for our fun leap year party.

March 2024
Mar 13
13 March 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

A fun, interactive and educational reptile and exotics show. Children get to see, touch and hold a variety of animals and learn what makes each animal special. No venomous, poisonous […]

Mar 20
20 March 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Grandparents are invited to participate in sport activities with their grandchildren, followed by a light finger lunch. We are planning a fun filled Sports Day with the following activities: Water […]

Mar 28
28 March 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Children will have a lot of fun hunting for easter eggs, followed by a delicious picnic on the luscious green grass.

April 2024
Apr 23
23 April 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Celebration of books. Come to school dressed as your favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day.

August 2024
Aug 08
08 August 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Enjoy tea or coffee while mingling with other moms. Take time off from your busy schedule to socialize and chat to fellow Little 5 Moms.

September 2024
Sep 06
06 September 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Please bring your favourite Teddy Bear or soft toy to school for our fun filled Spring Teddy Bear’s Picnic. If the weather is nice, we will picnic on the lush […]

Sep 20
20 September 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

On this day, South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity that makes up a "rainbow nation". Please come dressed in your Heritage, Super-Hero or your R […]

November 2024
Nov 18
18 November 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

At the beginning of each year, our teachers decide on which fine art projects they will facilitate with their classes.  It all culminates in a gorgeous late-spring showcase of student […]

Nov 22
22 November 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Please join Little 5 Sandton teachers and children at 10:00, for the Annual Music Jam followed by a picnic.

December 2024
Dec 06
06 December 2024
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Teachers and children will have a party to celebrate the end of the year and reports will be sent home.

Dec 13
13 December 2024

School closes on 13 December 2024 at 12pm

January 2025
Jan 07
07 January 2025
Little 5 Sandton, 44 Edward Rubenstein Drive,
Sandown Ext.24, Sandton, Gauteng 2031 South Africa

Holiday program to welcome children back and to welcome new children to the school.

Educate - Don't Stagnate

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Class sizes vary and are age appropriate, with a maximum of 12 children.

We enrol from approximately 3 months old and you can enrol at any time of the year.

The school is open all year and only closes for the December holidays. For the remainder of the school holidays, a full-day after-care program is available.

We have a wide variety of extra- mural activities on offer, at an additional cost. Please consult reception for more details. Examples of these include Little kickers, Gymnastics, B-Active and pottery …

 

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