Playschool & Early Intervention Centre


Our Play School, Early Intervention Centre and Foundation stage 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. We have a transition class for children not ready for more formal learning, that focuses on sensory integration, early learning skills and 1:1 teaching.

Then we have a class for 3 – 5 year olds, following an Early years curriculum as well as a grade RR class of 3 – 6 children.

Lastly we have a foundation stage class that follows the IMPAQ curriculum.

Therapists offer speech, occupational, art and music therapy individually and in groups.  We offer weekly sign language classes by Einsteinhands 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.

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 by Kinderkineticist Carmen Honiball.

We also offer learn to swim classes in our pool.

Attention is given to all areas of development – physical, social/emotional, language and cognitive.