A secure, tranquil yet stimulating environment for babies and children
 

An environment that emphasizes the importance of social, emotional and
academic development.


An opportunity for your child to develop a positive self-image and positive regard for others.


An environment in which a child's natural curiosity is encouraged, in order to develop a love for learning and develop to their full potential.

Regular feedback through daily diaries and staff-parent communication.

Peace of mind knowing your child is in safe hands.

Qualified nurse on-premises.

Trained security guard dedicated to your child's safety.

Why Waterfall Kids Academy?

Our key principles, values and methodologies


We believe that children should be happy in their learning environment.

We strive to cultivate a positive attitude towards education.

It is important to encourage respect for learners and give each child the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

All children from 0-7 years are in their formative years. We are faced daily with the wonderful opportunity to be involved in their development. This comes with a very real responsibility, to take all our actions and words as examples for the children to see.
Children are exposed daily to a highly competitive, technological and fast-paced environment. Nursery school is, therefore, an invaluable limited opportunity for us to instil core values in a child.


We encourage children daily to:


1) Assert their own rights: - in a confident yet respectful way.


2) Maintain inner control: - Teaching inner control to a child is about teaching the child to appropriately express their needs and thoughts. Giving each child the opportunity to speak is also vital in teaching inner control. This is perhaps one of the most challenging areas of early childhood development.
 

3) Compromise: - Teachers need to refer often to what is fair and must always model behaviour that is fair. Learning to compromise is a vital skill both in terms of work and family life. However, asserting one’s own rights is just as important, and compromise is about learning to balance the rights of those concerned.


4) Be independent: - Independence and accountability for our words and actions are vital in adult life. Fostering independence encourages accountability rather than a deferred sense of responsibility.
 

5) Develop leadership skills: - Not all children have leadership skills. Those that do must be encouraged to use them for the purpose of good.


6) Take pride in their work: - This must be taught every single day. Displaying children’s work and giving them a lot of praise for their efforts builds pride in their work. It is also vital for parents to show an interest in their child’s work and if possible, display it at home. This is the foundation of a good work ethic as an adult.


7) Be persistent: - Children must be encouraged to keep trying even when it is difficult.


8) Be caring: - We care for others by taking into account their needs. Genuine concern for those that are injured or ill must always be displayed by teachers and caregivers in the classroom. This teaches children to be caring on the playground, as well as in the classroom.


9) Be loyal: - This is about teaching children particularly on the playground to build healthy social bonds as well as to sustain them. Not all friendships are healthy and socialisation happens largely on the
playground.

 

10) Be co-operative: - Children must be praised often for being cooperative. We can’t only speak to children when they do something wrong. This is in line with positive reinforcement as a type of discipline that works for most children.11) Develop healthy emotional attachments: - This is about playing with another child and being able to
balance your needs with theirs. This is very important throughout the different life stages. Teachers and caregivers need to encourage healthy friendships and be aware of unhealthy relationships. Teachers need to discuss what it means to be friends. Children sometimes also need to be taught how to make friends.


12) Learn to trust: - Routine and consistency in a child’s environment foster a trusting attitude. As an adult, it is important to be trusting to a point in order to have the confidence to interact with others and try new things.


13) Enjoy being competent and achieving: - These are long term skills and attitudes. These are very important and can be fostered using an art corner, reward stickers and verbal praise. Communication with parents about tasks well done will also help a child have a positive, motivated attitude.


14) Develop their creativity: - Creativity and problem-solving skills are taught every day in a nursery school and crèche environment. Together with understanding cause and effect, they are vital to developing good problem-solving skills as well as task planning skills.


15) Be responsible and make appropriate choices: - It is important to teach children to be responsible with
their belongings and their work. Raising their awareness about healthy living, hygiene, good friendships and good work, helps them to make responsible choices.


16) Develop empathy: - Children need to be taught every day in their class and on the playground to be empathic and caring towards each other. It is fundamental to building a caring and respectful society. Teachers and caregivers must always model empathy and respect.


We believe that children should be happy in their learning environment.

We strive to cultivate a positive attitude towards education.

It is important to encourage respect for learners and give each child the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

All children from 0-7 years are in their formative years. We are faced daily with the wonderful opportunity to be involved in their development. This comes with a very real responsibility, to take all our actions and words as examples for the children to see.
Children are exposed daily to a highly competitive, technological and fast-paced environment. Nursery school is, therefore, an invaluable limited opportunity for us to instil core values in a child.


We encourage children daily to:


1) Assert their own rights: - in a confident yet respectful way.


2) Maintain inner control: - Teaching inner control to a child is about teaching the child to appropriately express their needs and thoughts. Giving each child the opportunity to speak is also vital in teaching inner control. This is perhaps one of the most challenging areas of early childhood development.
 

3) Compromise: - Teachers need to refer often to what is fair and must always model behaviour that is fair. Learning to compromise is a vital skill both in terms of work and family life. However, asserting one’s own rights is just as important, and compromise is about learning to balance the rights of those concerned.


4) Be independent: - Independence and accountability for our words and actions are vital in adult life. Fostering independence encourages accountability rather than a deferred sense of responsibility.
 

5) Develop leadership skills: - Not all children have leadership skills. Those that do must be encouraged to use them for the purpose of good.


6) Take pride in their work: - This must be taught every single day. Displaying children’s work and giving them a lot of praise for their efforts builds pride in their work. It is also vital for parents to show an interest in their child’s work and if possible, display it at home. This is the foundation of a good work ethic as an adult.


7) Be persistent: - Children must be encouraged to keep trying even when it is difficult.


8) Be caring: - We care for others by taking into account their needs. Genuine concern for those that are injured or ill must always be displayed by teachers and caregivers in the classroom. This teaches children to be caring on the playground, as well as in the classroom.


9) Be loyal: - This is about teaching children particularly on the playground to build healthy social bonds as well as to sustain them. Not all friendships are healthy and socialisation happens largely on the
playground.

 

10) Be co-operative: - Children must be praised often for being cooperative. We can’t only speak to children when they do something wrong. This is in line with positive reinforcement as a type of discipline that works for most children.11) Develop healthy emotional attachments: - This is about playing with another child and being able to
balance your needs with theirs. This is very important throughout the different life stages. Teachers and caregivers need to encourage healthy friendships and be aware of unhealthy relationships. Teachers need to discuss what it means to be friends. Children sometimes also need to be taught how to make friends.


12) Learn to trust: - Routine and consistency in a child’s environment foster a trusting attitude. As an adult, it is important to be trusting to a point in order to have the confidence to interact with others and try new things.


13) Enjoy being competent and achieving: - These are long term skills and attitudes. These are very important and can be fostered using an art corner, reward stickers and verbal praise. Communication with parents about tasks well done will also help a child have a positive, motivated attitude.


14) Develop their creativity: - Creativity and problem-solving skills are taught every day in a nursery school and crèche environment. Together with understanding cause and effect, they are vital to developing good problem-solving skills as well as task planning skills.


15) Be responsible and make appropriate choices: - It is important to teach children to be responsible with
their belongings and their work. Raising their awareness about healthy living, hygiene, good friendships and good work, helps them to make responsible choices.


16) Develop empathy: - Children need to be taught every day in their class and on the playground to be empathic and caring towards each other. It is fundamental to building a caring and respectful society. Teachers and caregivers must always model empathy and respect.

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