A dynamic mother and daughter team felt the urge to claim a little piece of earth and to transform it into a space that will offer exceptional care for children between three months and six years of age. Together they developed a fresh new pre-school model with the focus on holistic learning and reclaiming the good of nature and mankind.
A Pre-School is the first official learning environment to which a child is introduced. Research shows that good design and peaceful surroundings creates a sense of calmness and security. The building’s eco-friendly design extends to the curriculum which encourages a spirit of fun explorations and purposeful play.
The children will benefit from a spacious premises - including 10 separate classrooms, different indoor play areas and a unique outdoor play experience. Further features are an Eco Barn, an outdoor classroom and our very own kitchen garden. A low child-to-caregiver ratio means that each child will receive the attention they deserve.
Both founders - Esmé van Heerden and Nandi Anderson - have B Ed qualifications and a wealth of pre-school experience between them. Nandi has more than five years’ experience as an au pair and almost three years’ as a teacher. Esmé owned and managed four Pre-Schools over a period of 27 years in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. During this period she visited several Pre-schools in various countries to broaden her vision of quality education as well as nurturing her love for the young child.
A new born arrives on earth innocent, full of expectations and armed with loads of potential. Little Earth considers it the duty of both parent and educator to empower each child through compassion and patience to enable them to better understand themselves, those around them as well as nature. The potential is their very own, we simply support in its development.
At Little Earth we embrace the fact that little is great which we believe is a great start for every little human being.