Our Facilities

Nurture Nest Pre-school

For enrolment details and to make an appointment to visit the school – contact: nurturenest@thealmondtree.co.za or call 061 366 0115.

Nurture Nest Pre-school Overview
The Nurture Nest Pre-school is nestled in the heart of Cloverdene, Benoni at the Almond Tree Children’s Village. Our motto is, ‘Nurturing little lives, to reach exceptional heights’.

Our focus is to create as many opportunities for children to learn through play. We value the importance of building the fundamental foundations in all learning areas and have seen how an early childhood development curriculum can impact a child’s life in a positive way.

Education should tap into a child’s identity, give them a sense of belonging and teach them to become valuable members of society.

The pre-school was established to cater for our Village children and to include children from our local community. It is our heart for our school to become a bridge into the community and our desire is to build relationships within our local community.

We believe that all children should have access to quality education, despite their economical background.

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Nurture Nest Curriculum
We follow an Early Childhood Development Curriculum (CAPS aligned) that focuses on the six early learning and development areas (ELDAs) which integrate the three themes and twelve principles. These six learning and development areas are; Well-being, Identity and belonging, Communication, Exploring Mathematics, Creativity and Knowledge and understanding of the world.

We have a wonderful playground which has been set up in such a way to create learning opportunities for the children and to ensure the development of the ‘wholistic’ child.

We cater for Grade 000s (2.5/3 to 4-year age group), Grade 00 (4 to 5-year age group) and Grade R (5 to 6-year age group).

Nurturing the ‘wholistic’ child includes the importance of a healthy diet and therefore we are passionate about the health and nutrition of our children. Our school offers well-balanced menus and the children have a cooked breakfast, fruit & sandwich snack and cooked lunches, freshly prepared on site by our school cook. Children are encouraged to drink water at all meals and can always access fresh water.

Our children are taught the importance of hygiene and a toilet routine forms an important part of their daily schedule.

Nurture Nest Staff
Angela McQueen

Angela Powell

Principal & Teacher
B Prim Ed (Foundation Phase)
SACE Certified

Angela McQueen graduated from Wits University with a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education, specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3). She has been in Education for 18 years and has taught from Early Years, right through to Year 7, however, remains passionate about the fundamental foundations of early childhood development.

Angela has taught in local schools within the Benoni community and has taught in the United Kingdom for 5 years. She is a passionate teacher, thinks out of the box and values each child for their own ‘learning style’. She believes that all children should access a high standard of education despite their economic background!

Ellen Nyosi

Ellen Nyosi

Grade R Teacher and Coordinator
Bachelor Degree in Foundation Phase
SACE Certified
Thalitha Malemela

Thalitha Malemela

Grade RR Teacher and ECD Lead Teacher
Unisa Grade R Higher Diploma
Provisional SACE certification
Kedibone Mthimkhulu

Kedibone Mthimkhulu

Grade RRR Teacher
ECD Level 4&5 Practitioner
SACE Certified

Thandie Kgalangobe

Thandie Kgalangobe

Teaching Assistant
ECD Level 4 and Higher Diploma Level 5 ECD Practitioner
Provisional SACE certified
Yvonne Lunga

Yvonne Lunga

Little Robin’s Playgroup Teacher
ECD Level 5 Practitioner
Provisional SACE certified
Betty

Betty Mahlangu

ECD Cook
Basic Food Handling Course
Eddie Mahlatsie

Eddie Mahlatsie

Groundsman & Maintenance

For enrolment details and to make an appointment to visit the school – contact: nurturenest@thealmondtree.co.za or call 061 366 0115.