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

We prioritise play as the foundation of education, igniting a love for learning in our ECD Centre for ages 4-6. Our Pre-Primary programme provides dynamic learning in small, nurturing classrooms. It creates that ‘Big School’ experience in a fun and loving environment, socially and academically preparing children for Grade 1. The children are free to explore our well-equipped play areas, truly creating a best of both worlds for the young ones.

our ECD center


ECD english subject
ecd mathematics subject
ecd life skills subject
Cognitive &  Perceptual Development

The ECD Curriculum at Ridgeway College centres on seven key areas,
ensuring a comprehensive foundation aligned with Department of Education guidelines:

  • Numeracy
  • Physical Development
  • Social &
  • Cognitive &
  • Creative Arts
  • Language &
    Literacy and
  • Discovery

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


after school program flyer

Enhancing Convenience with Aftercare

Our after-school programme runs Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 17:00, offering lunch and engaging activities, including Kiddies Yoga, Coding, Junior Eco Club, Arts and Crafts, and Music and Movement. Students can also choose dancing and music lessons.

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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