Mrs Carin Jordaan

Message from our HOD

I am excited about this wonderful opportunity to be a part of Ridgeway Preparatory and it is a privilege to lead the ECD into the 21st century. I believe that our children must be encouraged to develop holistically with a strong focus on the enhancement of emotional intelligence as we build their confidence through engagement in and around the classroom. I believe that collaboration with our parent community is essential to the academic success of our children.

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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 reaching his/her admission 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: 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 and 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

  • 08:00-08:30 Free play
  • 08:30-8:45 Routine Classroom Activities e.g. calendar, weather chart, birthdays etc.
  • 08:45-09:15 Life Skills
  • 09:15-09:45 Focus Area: Mathematics
  • 09:45-09:55 Bathroom Routine
  • 09:55-10:10 Snack Time
  • 10:10-10:55 Free Play
  • 10:55-11:40 Creative Activity
  • 11:40-11:50 Cleaning of work space
  • 11:50-12:00 Bathroom routine
  • 12:00-12:30 Focus Area: English
  • 12:30-13:00 Story Time
  • 13:00-13:30 Quiet time/Play time until home time
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ECD Highlights

Sports Day
Parent Orientation and Information Sharing
 Collaborative ECD Art Piece
annual field trips


  • New Parent Meet and Greet
  • Parent Orientation and Information Sharing
  • Sports Day
  • Outing to SPCA
  • Grandparents Day
  • Visit from Fire Department
  • Art in the Park. Art Exhibition and Auction of Collaborative ECD Art Piece
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