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About Little Red Hen Pre-Primary School

Little Red Hen is a pre-primary school catering for children from the age of 18 months old, through to Grade R/0. The school is situated in the heart of Winston Park (a lush suburb on the outskirts of Durban, KZN, South Africa), and is ideally suited for families living in the surrounding suburbs of Winston Park, Gillitts, Hillcrest, Assagay and Kloof.

The History – Sowing Little Seeds

The story of the Little Red Hen who started out with a grain of wheat aptly describes how our school, with a handful of pupils, and a vision for the future, was started in 1987. There was only one Pre-Primary school in the Hillcrest / Winston Park area and being educators with a firm belief in the value of a good foundation in the formative years, our school grew with care and nurturing until we were able to purchase a piece of land ten years later and build a school. The school continues to flourish with the caring attitude of family members spanning three generations.

School Layout

The school is divided into two sections. The “baby patch” is completely fenced from the older children. This section has three classes, each with a dedicated teacher who is supported by their own assistant, which provides an excellent adult child ratio. The adults have motherly qualities, and the children are loved and subjected to music and movement activities. Learning through the senses is emphasised, and good language role models are provided. These children have their own swings, jungle gym, cycle track, etc. This ensures the safety of the smaller children at the school, and helps prevent playground accidents.

From there, the children graduate to the top school, which has five classes, which progressively prepare them for the next step to primary school. Each child is cared for and taught lovingly and individually by well qualified teachers who are trained to recognise normal development, and to aid and refer children for remediation where necessary.

In General

The school:

  • Is N.E.D. registered
  • Offers a family atmosphere
  • Children from 18 months to Grade R/0
  • Two well equipped playgrounds
  • Holistic programme
  • Qualified teachers
  • Montessori Centre
  • Audiblox for Grade R learners
  • Aftercare until 5 PM
  • Holiday care

School Times

School starts at 8am Monday to Friday and closes at 12pm. Children can be dropped off from 7.15am, and must be collected promptly at 12pm. An aftercare facility is available until 2pm, 3pm or 5pm. See the Fees & Forms page for more details.