Another two weeks…

Two more weeks of 'lockdown' have been added in South Africa and so we carry on, working from home, teaching from home, staying at home......We have revised our year calendar and will shorten the August holidays by two weeks and add an extra week to our year's end,...

What do infants, toddlers and children actually need?

I have run my preschool for 30 years and each year we are finding that young children, even toddlers are struggling to become involved in, initiate or venture off to play. Being a firm advocate supporting that children LEARN THROUGH PLAY, it saddens me that something...

Back at School during lockdown level 3

It's been a while since my last blog. I thought that I would have so much time during lock-down to write weekly or at least bi- monthly blogs but alas... keeping a school alive during lock-down was more time consuming than I imagined. The uncertainty for all of us:...

Lockdown: Teachers, parents and pupils- feelings and actions

We were given a two day's notice that all schools had to close for a lock down in order to prevent the spread of Covid- 19. As the President was announcing the lock down for schools, I was preparing a message to all parents with a general plan for the closure. Some...