I qualified as a Montessori Directress in 1998. My first teaching post was at Harmony Primary School in Lenasia, where I facilitated a community-based pre-school. I taught at this pre-school for a few years and then served as principal. During this time spent at a traditional public school I began to fully appreciate the benefits Of the Montessori method of Education. I realised that there was a huge difference between traditional teaching and the Montessori approach.
I also noticed a dire need for a Montessori pre-school in our community. I opened Kindergarten Kidz in January 2001 with the vision that “childhood should be a journey, not a race!” and haven’t looked back since.
My other qualifications include an ECD Level 5 Diploma, NAET Practitioner, Braingym® Practitioner And Educational Kinesiologist. With my expertise and vision for Early Childhood Education I trust that I can offer your child a
solid, positive and happy foundation here at Kindergarten Kidz.
Although I pride myself in the administrative work that I do, the highlight of my day is definitely welcoming our kkidz to school with a warm smile and friendly face. The time I get to spend interacting with the children is what makes my day, every day!
Being a mum myself, I am honoured to be part of a school like Kindergarten Kidz where our kids come to learn, play and enjoy their time in a nurturing, loving environment….their home away from home.
My love for children is what pushed me to become a teacher and inspires me daily. One of my greatest pleasures is to spend time with these tiny human beings, watching them grow, learn and discover.
I and a qualified Level 4/5 Early Childhood Development Practitioner. I am currently studying towards a Bachelors Degree in Foundation Phase Education.
I also have a degree in Wedding Planning and own a novelty cake Home Industry Company.
I am a very hands-on creative person and include art and creativity as much as possible in my lessons. I enjoy working at KKidz because of the high standard of education offered and the amount of time, effort and care that is put into planning every day to ensure only the best for your little one!
I obtained a higher certificate in Adult Basic Education and Training and I am currently studying towards a degree in Foundation Phase education. I am often seen as a very fun, kind hearted and creative person. I love that I get to inspire and play a part in moulding the lives and futures of these young minds.
I also enjoy knowing that I get to leave each day with a mind packed with memories of children who enable me to be a part of something magical, and that is TEACHING!
With the support of my loving husband and family I started teaching at KKidz in 2010. Over the years I’ve grown along with my children in the Nursery Class & together we strive to be the best we can be. My colleagues and children at KKidz are now an important part of my family.
My love for children is my biggest motivation and here at KKidz we aim to equip our children with independence for life and not just their schooling career.
“A child is like soft clay that we shape according to our treatment of it” Dr M Montessori.
I have a certificate in early Childhood development. I love working at KKIDZ and believe it is an excellent school as the management and teachers are highly dedicated and will be there to continuously motivate and stimulate young minds.
We also assist in boosting their self-confidence to prepare children adequately for their future formal schooling years.
The atmosphere is a warm and caring one.
A quote I live by “A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others”.
I am the youngest of four children and I have the most wonderful and loving parents. During my free time I enjoy baking, meeting childhood friends, travelling, learning new things and most importantly I love spending time with my loving and caring family.
KINDERGARTEN KIDZ will ensure that your little one is flowered with lots of love and happiness.
My name is Tasneem Essop
The facilitator of the Home Schooling at Kindergarten Kidz.
I’m currently in the process of completing my Bachelor’s Degree In Education (Foundation Phase).
I love children and I’m passionate about teaching. I love the feeling of contentment and happiness once you’ve taught something to a child and you know that it will stay with them.
The atmosphere is a warm and caring one. Home Schooling is a new teaching method that was introduced this year (2016) by Kindergarten Kidz. The syllabus used is the Clonard syllabus. Clonard uses CAPS approved textbooks which are in line with The National Curriculum Statement of South Africa thus making certain that the Students cover what is necessary to return to mainstream schooling should the need arise.
In addition Clonard prepares students well to continue with their studies through the Cambridge system.
“Home schooled kids do well in standardised tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, And as adults, have a reputation for being self directed learners and reliable employees.”
The importance of home schooling at KKidz is that it offers the individual attention of learners to be home schooled in a classroom environment. In this way the learner experiences the best of both worlds i.e. the individual attention of the facilitator since there would be a maximum of ten students as well as the learner would have the classroom atmosphere that a mainstream school offers.
“A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others”.
We give South African children a headstart in life.
HOMESCHOOL YOUR CHILD WITH CLONARD