Ridgeway Early Childhood Development Centre

Our ECD centre is more than just a drop-off pre-school. We provide a secure, stimulating and flexible environment in which children may develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.


Mrs Astrid Fourie

Message from our HOD

The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.

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Developing independent and
curious minds

Welcome to our ECD centre

Early childhood development (ECD) can be defined as the physical, cognitive and social development that a child experiences prior to the learner reaching his/her preparatory school entering age. ECD therefore lays the groundwork for successful learning supporting the child to progress into, and adapt to, formal schooling.

Our approach is one of recognising the inherent holistic nature of the child thus seeking to develop all aspects of every child being social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and physical potential. This is implemented through active participation in a structured programme.

our ECD center


ECD english subject
ecd mathematics subject
ecd life skills subject
independent ecd school

We follow the curriculum set out by the Limpopo Department of Education. Subjects taught are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills and Natural Sciences
  • Music and Movement
  • Creative Arts and Crafts

Sport & Culture

annual concert
school general concert
annual concert
celebration national calendar day

Sport & Culture we offer

  • Annual Sports Day with Foundation Phase
  • Grade R learners take part in the annual concert of the Preparatory School
  • Celebration of national calendar days e.g. Heritage Day.

Daily Programme

ECD daily programme

  • 7:00 – 7:45Arrival and cognitive games
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Bathroom routine
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Music and movement
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Welcoming, register and
    weather chart. Theme discussion
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Natural Sciences/ Life Skills
  • 9:30 – 10:00Mathematics
  • 10:00 – 11:00Break time and gross motor play outside
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Toileting routine
  • 11:15 – 12:00 English Language/ Phonics
  • 12:00 – 12:30Story time
  • 12:30 Pick up time.
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