2 Willow Road
Tel:  021 794 0772
Cell:  071 640 7589
country pre-school

airlie country preschool

Where children establish their roots and find their wings


We have beautiful classrooms that are equipped with the resources that incorporate all the various learning areas.  There are two full time educators per class, a teacher and an assistant.  The classrooms are stocked with everything that the children need to facilitate their learning experience and develop imaginative play.

Our 2020/2021 classes are:

  • Butterflies (18 months - 2 yrs)
  • Ladybirds (younger 2 - 2.5 yrs)
  • Fireflies (older 2.5 - 3.5 yrs)
  • Busy Bees (3.5 - 5 yrs)


Daily Program & Curriculum

The daily routine differs slightly with regards to the different ages/classes. Children may arrive between 07:45 - 09:00, during this time they have inside and outside free time. Morning ring begins at 09:00, (the school day begins!). There is a different theme for each week, and this is incorporated into the morning ring as well as letter land, numeracy etc. After the toilet routine, aprons are donned for the art ring. During this phase of the day the children develop skill sets for various areas for learning, a time slot filled with colour, glue, cutting, box construction, paper mache and many other exciting activities. This time slot is followed by activity ring (music, movement for physical development, as well as drama and percussions rings). After all this activity the children enjoy their snack time and then move happily out of the class into the beautiful garden and bike track where they may choose to play in the sandpit, swing from the jungle gym or race around the track. Some prefer to visit the mountain tortoises and animal pen. This is a favourite part of their day. When they come back in after washing hands they have some quiet inside playtime and settle down for a story. Lunches are then served, toilet routine and then nap time for the three younger classes. All naptime paraphernalia is allowed and nappy training is progressed at your child’s own pace. All children are woken up gently, dressed and bags ready for collection at 14:30.


Cycle Track & Garden Supervised at all times

Our large and secure garden and beautiful surroundings offer the opportunity for your child to explore and investigate the joys of outdoor play and the wonders of nature. The garden does not only offer all the outdoor child-initiated areas of learning but provides the environment of learning important skills and values through taking care of the schools animals. We have a 100 metre bike track and beautiful wooden stage.

Little Squirrels

Little Squirrels Interactive Workshop is held once a week for babies and toddlers (12-18 months).

Workshop is run from Airlie Country Preschool in the afternoons

Sessions encompass: Intellectual development, fine and gross motor development, sensory play, tactile development and perceptual activities.
Sing-a-long, movement percussion and rhythm, emotional development, social interaction.

  • Run by a qualified preschool teacher, who has experience with toddlers and is first aid trained.
  • Opportunity to meet other parents and compare notes.
  • Little Squirrels will give the opportunity to move into the preschool programme when they are age appropriate.

Please direct feedback and enquiries to : airlieadmin@mweb.co.za