Little Oaks is our Pre-Preparatory School, where the joy of learning journey begins. We welcome children from the age of 3 turning 4 (Grade 000) in the protected and safe surroundings of Oakhill School, and we nurture and guide them to the reception classes (Grade R). As Little Oaks is part of a whole school (Grade 000 – Grade 12), this allows for an easy transition from the Pre-Prep phase to Grade 1 in the Prep School.

Pre-Prep is a vitally important phase in the development of a child, where they are discovering themselves and the world around them. We believe that it is our responsibility to create extraordinary spaces for young children to play and learn in, where they are free to experience learning through play and discovery. At Little Oaks, we aim to create spaces for children of all abilities to interact with nature through providing opportunities for them to explore, discover and imagine while looking to appeal to all their senses as they engage.

Teachers make full use of their indoor, as well as outdoor spaces, to guide young children in their social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, creative and emotional development.

At Little Oaks, we are dedicated to

  • Creating a caring community of learners
  • Teaching to enhance development and learning
  • Planning a curriculum to achieve important goals
  • Assessing children’s development and learning
  • Partnering with parents

Our school times are currently as follows:

  • Welcome Gate opens at 07h30
  • Grade 000 – 08:30 to 13:30
  • Grade 00 – 08:30 to 13:30
  • Grade R – 8:00 to 13:30
    (commencing at 07:40 on Thursdays as children attend assembly with the rest of the Prep School)

Our daily programme allows for a balance between structured activities and free play and between indoor and outdoor activities.

Grade 000 and 00 Daily Programme

08:30 Morning Ring – Language / Life Orientation
09:00 Creative Art10:00 Snack – provide your own
10:15 Free play indoors or outdoors
11:15 Music / Dance / Movement / Drama
11:45 Quiet Play – Literacy / Numeracy
12:15 Story
12:30 Lunch – provide your own or order a hot meal from the tuck shop (you may collect your child)
12:45 Rest or Sleep (you may collect your child)
14:00 Aftercare – indoor / outdoor play

Grade R Daily Programme

Adhering to National Curriculum allocated hours for learning.

08:00 Morning Ring / Life Orientation
08:30 Creative Art
10:00 Snack – provide your own
10:15 Free play indoors or outdoors
11:15 IT / Afrikaans / Xhosa / Music / Drama / Movement / Dance
12:00 Literacy / Numeracy / Life Orientation
12:30 Story
12:45 Lunch – provide your own or order a hot meal from the tuck shop (you may collect your child)
13:00 Rest
14:00 Outdoor play (you may collect your child). Aftercare – outdoor / indoor play.

At Oakhill, aftercare is not just an extension of the school day, but a service that is seen as being part of our holistic approach to the care and development of your children.

Parents who are unable to collect their children at the end of a school day need to know that they are cared for in a safe and happy environment. In turn, children need a special space where they can relax and play after a busy school day. Little Oaks offers this solution with a continuation of structured activity areas and supervised free play.

Aftercare is provided at no additional charge to parents and is available until 17:00 each weekday afternoon.



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