School contact information
In May 2019 Little Star Educare Centre has been faithfully serving the community of Amanzimtoti for 25 years! The ethos of Little Star is always to create a loving, stimulating and safe environment for all children.
Little Star caters for children ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years (we are Grade R registered), and is open all-year round except on public holidays and the three weeks over Christmas and New Year. We operate from Monday to Friday, 07:00 – 17:30. There is an Early-Bird Service from 06:45. We provide breakfast and lunch and two snacks. There is a nap time. Little Star is situated on a huge property which is fully fenced and secure, and has two grassed playgrounds.
We always welcome visitors. If you would like to make an appointment to see me, the Principal, Anne King, please feel free to do.
OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
Little Star opens at 07:00 and closes at 17:30 sharp. There is also an Early-Bird service that is available from 06:45 each morning for which a nominal fee is levied. Little Star is open all year (during the school holidays) except for public holidays and for three weeks over the Christmas period.
Little Star offers a variety of extra-mural activities, including: Music – This activity is run by Aunty Liz who is a professional music teacher. The children learn about musical instruments, play musical games and learn new songs. Two concerts are performed every year: a Spring Concert and a Christmas Concert.
The children in Yellow Group also do a presentation at their Graduation Ceremony. Fees for music are included in the Centre fees.
Little Star also offers swimming classes, computer classes, ballet and ‘Catrobat-kidz’.
Fees for these activities are levied by the service provider, independently of monthly Centre fees.
Children in Grade R visit the Amanzimtoti library once a week – usually on a Thursday.
The children are well-fed at Little Star. They get breakfast, a mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. The tuck shop is open once a week. During the holiday periods, when the attendance is lower, picnics, braais and outings are organised.
Each class follows a daily programme the details of which can be found displayed in the classroom.
Breakfast is served at 08:00 If you wish your child to eat breakfast please ensure that they arrive before 08:15. Breakfast cannot be served to latecomers.
Lessons start at 08:30 Snack time is at 10:00 The children are then free to play in the garden. Lessons start again at 11:00
Red Group is served lunch at 11:45 Blue Group at 11:50 and Grade R at 12:00 Nap time follows lunch until 14:00. Afternoon snack time is at 15:00.
Little Star Educare Centre is situated at 24 Riverside Road, Amanzimtoti, behind the Catholic Church. There are two gardens: a big spacious garden that is equipped with a large jungle gym, swings and a sand pit, and a smaller garden that has a variety of playground equipment.
- Ages 18 - 24 Months
- Ages 24 - 36 Months
- Ages 3 - 6 Years
- Grade 0 / R
- Grade 00 / RR
- Kwazulu Natal Department of Education