Our Play School, Early Intervention Centre and grade R runs from 8:00 – 12:00. Aftercare is from 12:00 – 17:00.
At Pokkelmander we are a multi-disciplinary team working together to ensure that the children receive the best education possible. Several qualified teachers offer one to one teaching according to Individual Programmes as well as social skills training in small groups. Therapists offer speech, occupational, art and music therapy individually and in groups. We offer weekly sign language classes and these signs are used during the week. Class sizes are 2 – 6 children per class according to needs.
Floortime is offered, which is a relationship-based intervention for children with communication difficulties.
We use computers, iPads, educational games, nature and outdoor equipment to stimulate our children’s learning. Singing, rhymes and stories are an important part of our programme. Therapeutic art is offered on a one to one level by artist Michelle Jooste as well as individual or group music therapy by music therapist, Karyn Steward.
Individual Educational Programmes with specific targets are drawn up for all children in conjunction with parents and professionals working with them.
Attention is given to all areas of development – physical, social/emotional, language and cognitive.