About Us

Our Pinelands workshops offer weekly sessions for parents/nannies with their babies and toddlers. We run morning and afternoons groups as well as on Saturday for the working parents.

 

Our age appropriate programmes are designed to stimulate your child’s gross motors skills - through specially designed equipment, and fine motors skills - using especially selected educational games and activities which can be followed up at home. We also focus on the development of perceptual and social-emotional skills which the child will need later on when going to school.

 

The workshops aim to help the parents become more aware of the sequential nature of the child’s developmental stages and help you to assist your child to explore each stage.

 

Since children learn through games and play and enjoy movement and touch, we created an environment in which your child is exposed to variety of tactile experiences which explore a range of touch and creative games and play. Music, songs and movement are integrated throughout each session to encourage development of vestibular and balance, creative movement, and exploring different rhythmic concepts using musical instruments. 

 

In addition to the workshops, Little Acorns playschool also offers a drop - and - collect playschool programme for children ages 2 - 4 years old from 08.30am to 12.00 midday.

 

Meet Our Staff

Ofra Sharp

Founder, Owner and Child Development Specialist

 

Having worked for many years with children of different ages; teaching dance, movement, art as well as teaching  foundation phase education, Ofra gained an understanding of the importance of early childhood development. Over the past 13 years she has been empowering parents through her workshops.

She is also specialises in Play Therapy and

Counselling

Thelelwa Ntswanti

Assistant Teacher

 

Thelelwa is the mother of 7 and 14 year old boys. In the past 10 years she has been an active part of the workshops and playschool. Her strengths are arts, crafts and teaching the children Xhosa songs. She is also trained in paediatric first aid.

Her gentle manner helps to instill a sense of comfort and security in the little ones hearts.

 

 

 
Ziyanda Benya

Cleaner & Helper

 

Ziyanda is the mother of a 12 year old boy and two girls ages 6 & 4.

She is responsible for keeping the school clean and helps watch over the children during free play. Her energy and joyful way makes her a favourite with the little ones.

 

Michaela Weichardt

Helper

 

Michaela has had experience as a child minder at other creches and is very involved with child care at her church.

She loves art and dancing, is observant and gifted with a good memory which is an asset in running our playschool.