About Our Nursery Schools
Welcome to Junior Academy, a privately owned nursery school group situated in quiet neighbourhoods just off the N17 highway in Boksburg and one in Mossel Bay. We provide tender loving care and Christian based education within a safe and stimulating environment to children from 3 months to 6 years old.
At Junior Academy we pride ourselves on being a cut above the rest, simply put, be the BEST! So please feel free to contact any of our friendly principals or amazing administrators should require any further information or pay us a visit at one of our beautiful schools and see for yourself!
Your little one is about to start school. Here are a few tips to make the transition easier for you both! Set the tone, stay cheerful, upbeat and excited. Your child picks up on your mood!
- Leave plenty of time to get ready for school, rushing will stress you both
- Always follow the same goodbye routine
- Wish your child a happy day and reassure your little one that you will pick him/her up later and say goodbye
- Don’t hang around even if your little one is tearful, within two ticks those tears will be gone
- Ask how their day was and encourage them to tell you about their day
- Don’t give up! Keep the routine of Monday – Friday is school and give your child at least a month to settle into school.
We provide and encourage a balanced routine that ensures that each child has stable, educational constructive time here at school, which will make routines at home much easier to follow, as well as giving good constructive discipline without them even knowing. The teachers aim to bring peace of mind to you the parents as well as give your child the stable educational grounding needed to venture from our school as positive and secure little individuals. Our gardens and grounds are kept manicured and safe by our gardeners, who also watch your cars when you drop off your little ones in the morning and in the afternoon when you fetch them again.We provide and encourage a balanced routine that ensures that each child has stable, educational constructive time here at school, which will make routines at home much easier to follow, as well as giving good constructive discipline without them even knowing. The teachers aim to bring peace of mind to you the parents as well as give your child the stable educational grounding needed to venture from our school as positive and secure little individuals. Our gardens and grounds are kept manicured and safe by our gardeners, who also watch your cars when you drop off your little ones in the morning and in the afternoon when you fetch them again.
Our baby room is well equipped to please any parent as well as keep the baby stimulated. Each baby has his/her own cot, and a separated play area where an exercise program as well as baby massaging techniques are designed to keep your babies’ senses stimulated and help them reach their milestones with ease. We provide healthy meals for the babies, as well as cater for each one’s different needs.
Our toddler classes help mommy in the tedious training session. The teachers work hand in hand with the parents to help the little ones to get toilet trained as quickly as possible with as little hiccups as possible. Ensuring a happy little adventurer, giving more time to play and learn. The teacher provides an age-appropriate lesson plan to keep the little one interested in educational tasks as well as covering fine motor and gross motor skills.
Our sunny and vibrant classrooms provide the perfect learning setting, where each child will get the attention they need, as well as learning in an informal school environment. The schools are designed to suit every child’s educational needs and dedicated staff ensures that they are age appropriately stimulated in all that relates to the physical, emotional, cognitive language and social development stages from fine motor to gross motor skills, as well as perception and many more learning areas. Our staff are dedicated to giving your child the best possible education at this young tender age which is the foundation to their educational journeys. Our team will give their all to ensure that your child is comfortable, happy and clean whilst learning new steps in life.
Our kitchens have wonderful cooks, who provide wholesome, balanced and nutritious meals, which comprise of a cooked breakfast every morning, juice and fruit at tea times, a balanced cooked meal of starch, meat and vegetables for lunch, and finally an afternoon snack and juice to take the edge off, before going home. These meals are at no extra cost and are included in the fees. On Fridays we like to treat the little ones with something extra special to round off a busy and active week (this is usually something sweet but in moderation of course).
Our annual events are fun-filled and exciting for both parents as well as the children. We have grandparent’s day, sports day, graduation and not to forget our spectacular concerts, which get better and better every year! We love to celebrate special events such as Spring Day, Valentine’s Day and Heritage Day. We also create our very own special days such as Bow Tie Day, Skeleton Day and Funky Socks Day. Fun outings and visitors to the school include the zoo, The Farm Corner, Reptile Park and science experiments just to name a few.
One thing is sure: you will never be bored at Junior Academy where we learn through play.
During school holidays we provide an exciting holiday program. We remain open during school holidays, and only shut our doors on public holidays as well as over the December holidays. This gives moms and dads peace of mind that their little ones are well taken care of while they are hard at work. We close in December for three weeks to enjoy a well-deserved break.
We also offer after care for children from Grade R – Grade 5. We collect the little ones from their primary schools in the afternoon and bring them to our Farrar Park branch. We provide them with a hearty and nutritious meal and then we assist them with their homework, spelling, reading, assessments and speeches. We also provide full day care during school holidays where they get a chance to let their hair down and have some fun!