Little 5 Sandton Nursery School is centrally located and is easily accessible for all families living and working in the area. The school is a sprawling thatched house that speaks to our South African roots, it boasts warm and sunny classrooms that are nestled on 2 acres of property. The classrooms are surrounded by large nature rich gardens for the children to run around in. We have carefully selected outdoor equipment that encourages boundless gross motor play.

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


At Little 5, education takes place both inside and outside the classroom. Reduce, reuse and recycle is an important way of life that we follow and impart in all of our children.

Healthy Food

Children eat with their eyes. All of our food is rich in colour, nutrition and is visually attractive. We use seasonal fresh produce to expose our children to a wide variety of tastes, textures and food experiences.


We host a variety of events throughout the year. A violin concert performed by one of our talented parents musically captivated our children. Our children love live performances.


Indoor and outdoor gaming fun. Enhancing our learning through FUN, PLAY, and GAMES.

Play as you learn!


Developmentally appropriate lesson plans with exciting new themes for each week. Our Play-Based curriculum taps into the eight core developmental areas of each child. Ensuring that we excite through PLAY on a daily basis. A typical day at Little 5 makes sure to touch on all of the below:

Literacy – “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”- Dr Seuss. Reading is a lifelong lesson. It encourages our children to be creative and ponder all the places they will go! At Little 5 we make sure to read to our children every day. A minimum of twice day.

Songs and Movement – “I will teach music here or there, I will teach music everywhere.”- Dr Seuss. Incorporating music and dance makes our teaching come alive. Making education exciting and fun.

Numeracy, emotional, fine motor and problem-solving skills – we have a wide variety of toys, games and puzzles to tap into the above essential skills. Stimulating maths, writing, spelling and critical thinking skills through PLAY.

Creative Work – “Oh, the thinks you can think!”- Dr Seuss. Creative art is a key focus of our curriculum and encourages our children to let their imaginations soar. Our children create art on a daily basis, allowing their creative juices to flow through PLAY.

Gross Motor Activities – “Kid, You’ll MOVE mountains!”- Dr Seuss. At Little 5 we have carefully selected outdoor equipment to entice and encourage physical movement. Our playgrounds are nature rich with loads of real grass to roll around on.

Moms and Little 5s Playgroup

Little 5 Sandton Nursery School is introducing Moms and Little 5s Playgroups

Moms and Little 5s Playgroup is being created so that Moms can socialise with other Moms while enhancing the development of their precious bundles of joy.

Our programme, which consists of 1 hour twice a week, is as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Music, rhymes and songs
  • Reading – Communication – Speech and Language
  • Puzzles and age-appropriate toys
  • Fine Motor and Activities to improve eye movement, eye focus and eye-hand co-ordination.
  • Creativity – messy play to develop the sense of touch.
  • Gross Motor – easy exercises to encourage the development of gross and fine motor skills.
  • Well–being – Emotional and Social
  • Exploring Maths – Thinking and problem solving
  • Stimulating the two hidden senses – proprioception (control body awareness) and the vestibular sense (balance and spatial orientation).
  • Socialising with other moms and their babies

Moms and Little 5s are invited to share the enjoyment of achieving the following milestones together:

  • Birth – 2 months – Head stability and suckling
  • 2 – 4 months – Rolling
  • 4 – 6 months – Sitting
  • 6 – 9 months – Stopping and grasping
  • 9 – 12 months – Crawling and Cruising
  • 12 – 18 months – Walking
  • 18 – 24 months – Coordination and control
  • 24 – 36 months – Potty training

Venue Hire

Little 5 is an awesome outdoor garden party venue that boasts an exciting playground and loads of real grass to run around on.

Little 5s party venue includes:

  • Wooden kitchen playhouse
  • Wooden doll playhouse
  • Jungle gyms and swings
  • A large sandpit
  • Trampolines x2
  • Race track with plastic bikes
  • Soft play equipment

Extra entertainment can be arranged at an additional cost. Own decorations and catering to be brought in. Ideal for children between the age of 1 and 5 years old. The party venue can only accommodate a maximum of 40 pax, including children. Please phone or email us to enquire about rates.

Babysitting Services

Little 5s teacher assistants, are available for after hours babysitting services on request. The children know and love their teacher assistants, making this an ideal and safe babysitting arrangement in the comfort of their own home. Please phone or email us to enquire about rates.

Learn as you play!

Extra-Mural Activities

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 Monkeynastix, Little Kickers and Music Box. Feel Feel free to recommend any other extra-murals.

Work from Home Packs

Developmentally appropriate lesson plans with exciting new themes for each week. Each pack contains two weeks of lesson plans, for toddlers and children between 1,5 and 5 years old. Please send Little 5 an email for more details.


The school is open during the year and only closes for the December holidays. For the remainder of the school holidays a full-day after-care program is available at no additional cost.

Educate – Don’t Stagnate