Christian Pre-School was established in 1990 and we celebrated our
Silver Jubilee in 2015. Petra has a proven track record in Early
Childhood Development. Petra encourages children to develop a love
of learning. Our daily programme is based on the child's need for
love, security, self-worth, relationships with others and developing
responsibilities. At Petra we provide a warm and loving homely
atmosphere. We cater for children from 4 months to 6 years (Grade
Our vision is to "Train up a child in the way he should go and when
he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22 v 6). We want to
instill Christian principles in the children, teach them about the
love of God and give them an excellent academic foundation. Our aim
is to encourage respect for others and self-discipline. To provide a
healthy, loving, caring environment where babies, toddlers and
children feel safe and secure. To make learning fun and to encourage
independence, constructive problem solving, positive self-esteem and
improved self-worth, as well as a love of learning.
We want all our children to reach their God-given potential in life
and our aim is to provide them with excellent pre-school education,
life skills, Christian principles and loving care.
Jeremiah 29 verse 11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
Petra Christian Pre-School uses the G.D.E (Gauteng Department of
Education) approved CAPS curriculum for Grade R. Our curriculum is
designed to suit children from 4 months to 6 years and meets all
their educational and developmental needs.
Our teaching is Christian based. We have qualified and experienced
staff who are all First Aid Trained.
Infants are nurtured through a variety of sensory and movement
experiences. The importance of following each baby's sleep, feeding
and play routines, as it is done at home, is mirrored in our care.
The importance of communication between parents and teachers is
emphasized through a daily record of each baby's activities, food
intake and diaper routine.