About Busy Bees Pre-School
Established: January 2006
Owners: Wikus and Karien Bezuidenhout
Head: Karien Bezuidenhout
Total number of learners in school: 50 children
Age groups and total number of learners per group:
- 2 turning 3 years - max 15 children
- 3 turning 4 years - max 18 children
- 4 turning 5 years - max 18 children
Teachers, assistants and qualifications:
2 turning 3 Years:
Teacher: Brodi Naude
Qualifications: Currently busy with her BEd
Experience: 4 years, 1 of which have been at Busy Bees
Assistant: Fundiswa Booi
3 turning 4 Years:
Teacher: Kay-Lyn Rabé (née Blignaut)
Qualifications: Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF level 4
Experience: 4 years at Busy Bees, 4 years in service training at Clarendon
Assistant: Cynthia Dumalisile
4 turning 5 Years:
Teacher: Karien Bezuidenhout
Qualifications: DE :Junior Primary – 3 years, HDE: Pre-primary – 1 year, (Foundation phase: Pre-school to grade 3)
Experience: 12 years at Kleuterhoekie; 7 years at Merrifield and 12 years at Busy Bees.
Assistant: Thandeka Platyi
Ethos and motto:
We are a Christian based school where we live out and encourage the children to value others, despite their differences. Our loving, caring and qualified teachers work together with their assistants in a safe, well- planned environment to ensure each child reaches his or her full potential while having fun. Should the need for extra assistance such as speech and occupational therapy arise, the parents are consulted and the children referred. We believe in all-inclusive teaching and accommodate special needs children at our school.
Pre-school: What does it mean?
A pre-school differs from a Creche and Daycare in the format that it presents education. The latter two focuses on full day care for children within a very relaxed and informal programme while a Pre-school is mornings only and runs a formal programme that focuses on all aspects of the child’s development with the view to prepare the child for school. Teachers with at least two years training can follow Pre-school programmes successfully as their training cover all the necessary aspects of school readiness.