About Smiley Kids Bedfordview
To provide a quality, unique and integrated educational and nurturing service which prepares children for the competitive world of tomorrow. We follow Christian principals teaching each child that they are marvelously made, to respect and love themselves as they do others.
We teach them about their carbon footprint and their responsibility towards our environment.
We consist of 3 main departments:
Ages: 3 – 18 months
Ages : 18- 24 months
Bridging class ( 24 months until fully potty trained )
4-5 Years ( Gr 00)
5-6 Years ( Gr R )
Primary school learners from surrounding Primary Schools.
Transportation 1 way or 2 way is available at an additional cost and is only available for learners who attend our centre.
We love, nurture, teach, kindle and motivate each little person in our care. We guide them through structured play and educational, yet fun activities to develop to their full potential and building a solid foundation for all future learning.
Our curriculum is extensive and dynamic. It is continuously updated and new research implemented. We focus on early Literacy, Mathematics, Physical education, Art and Music.
We do in house training of all personnel – teachers and assistants annually. Personnel are also trained in Fire Fighting and First Aid.
Our Gr R graduates are well received by our neighbouring primary schools as we have over the years built up a reputation of high quality education and preparing them well for ‘big school’( Gr 1 ) .
We are – Raising the Pre-School benchmark!
Our Extra Mural Activities
We offer these fun and exciting extra murals at Smiley Kids Bedfordview :
For more information on these extra mural activities please enquire at reception.
Tues: 10:00 | 10:30 | 11:00
Contact name & number: Shane – 084 293 3305
Contact name & number: Flavia – 076 795 9415
Contact name & number: Odelia – 067 057 4213
Contact name & number: Natali – 084 288 1108
Contact name & number: Illona – 082 921 3766
Contact name & number: Kersia – 083 633 7705
Meet Our Owner & Principal
I have a BA Communication and Psychology Degree (Honours) from North West University (Potchefstoom) and a Higher Diploma in Education (UNISA). I have 16 years teaching experience in total. I started Smiley Kids Bedfordview in 2001 as I felt that there was more for me to do than just standing in a classroom. I realised that I can be part of the solution in a country where education is a fundamental building block of change.
I am a member of the Smiley Kids Early Childhood Development executive committee with the portfolio of Research, Development and OHS.
Why Smiley Kids?
The Smiley Kids Early Childhood Development Association is a dynamic group that makes a huge difference in pre-school education. The standards are high. The curriculum is constantly researched and adapted to incorporate every aspect of each child’s development.
My vision is to create a loving, warm and secure environment to facilitate learning and fun. I am passionate about teaching and being part of a group gives me a platform to truly make a difference.
- Charlene has been part of the Smiley family since 2002.She is a qualified nursery school teacher and taught for 8 years (ages 3 – 6 years) before taking over the office and administration of the entire school. In 2010 Charlene became principal.She manages the day to day running of the school including admin, academic standards and all parent liasons.Her enthusiastic, hands on approach makes the school a well-organised, safe, homely and friendly place for both our kids and parents