Our Story

The Children’s Studio was started in 1983 by parents from Harfield Village. Through tireless involvement and fundraising from the parent community, the school has gone from strength to strength through the years. The Children’s Studio has had a few generations -some of the current parents attended this school themselves as children and we often have cousins attend the school . Our name derived from the strong art focus at the school and large art studio space that was set aside for the children.

What We Are About

At The Children’s Studio each child is encouraged to build a solid foundation of learning, respect and self-confidence. This gives them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Montessori Method
We follow the Montessori curriculum and method of teaching. We are members of SAMA (South African Montessori association) and also registered with social services and WCED (Western Cape Education Department)

Click to see more about Montessori – SAMA parent information booklet

Parent Participation/ Involvement / Owned

We are a parent owned school. The school is completely self-sustaining (we do not receive any government subsidies). Parents are given the opportunity to be involved in fund raising and decisions made by the school, through being part of the parent commiittee.
We value children being able to express themselves though creativity and provide opportunities for this.
Homely & Nurturing
Our environment helps children feel comfortable, nurtured and cared for.

Safe & Secure
Our environment is well maintained, in all areas, to allow children to be free to explore and experiment – an essential part of the learning process.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
Maria Montessori

Our application form can be found here

What we hope to achieve

To stimulate the child’s innate love of learning
To provide a nurturing, co-operative learning environment
To incorporate all the senses in the learning experiences
To consider the development of the whole child
To encourage respect for oneself, others and the environment
To offer an integrated approach to learning, with all learning areas interwoven and connected
To provide an environment based on freedom within limits so that a sense of responsibility is fostered
To facilitate the development and independence through meaningful work
To create a learning environment that allows the child to realize the value of independence and interdependence To help the child become a citizen of the world