We were so happy to find Small World Playgroup when it was time for our kids to first go out to “school”. It is a magical place with a dedicated caring staff where the children could learn while playing in a free safe environment. It is a small setting in which children are cared for as individuals and filled with the wonder of childhood. The children also were exposed to so many fun and creative experiences.
As a mom, it was also such a support to me personally to arrive every day at such a positive environment and to be part of a community of other moms. It checked more than all my boxes for a wonderful early childhood experience for my children!
This is not only a school. It is a loving and supportive community. There is no doubt in my mind that Small world is the BEST way you can invest into your child s first years of living and learning.
Small World is a playgroup like no other. Lindi and staff are dedicated to the personal growth and development of each child through a child-driven emergent curriculum. The Reggio approach fosters astounding creativity and independence and I could not be happier to have found this gem of a place for my daughters
The best kept secret in Jozi! We found the school through friends and are so happy we did. The kids are gently encouraged to explore, play and develop by incredible staff. The parents are also kept involved in their child’s learning and development.
Our children are completely happy at the school and we have met the most amazing families. It’s been such a privilege to be part of the small world.
5 stars-I cant wait for my Wabi to join this special place! -Khadija Richards
5 stars-Was the best start in life for both my little ones, now aged 6&7 yrs respectively. Still miss it. Magical school.-Michelle Douglas
Small World is a happy place. My favourite things are my teachers. I feel very happy when I am there -Tommy
Small World has a playroom, atelier and the Lab. I like to paint and dot dot dot with the new pencils that go splat. I like to play with the sand and the light. I like the Fairy Forest and the Magic Faraway Treehouse where we play shoppy-shop -Tucker
After being a stay at home mum and my little girls only full time caretaker for two years I was rather apprehensive about dropping her off and saying goodbye – as soon as I met Lindi and came to Small World I knew it was the only place I’d be happy to drop her off at.
From day one they have loved, nurtured, celebrated and supported my baby and family. I couldn’t have asked for a better start for my little ones educational journey.
All the staff; teachers, assistant teachers, administration and even the gardener welcome us every day with love and smiles. The children are given a safe space to fully express themselves without any expectation to “conform”. They learn the most valuable of life skills through connectivity and relationship with heaps of kindness, respect and empathy.
Having only moved to SA a year ago I can honestly say that if we only moved here to be part of and experience the magic of SmallWorld playgroup it would be completely worth it. I can not recommend it more highly. -Aileen Mogues
Our son started at Small World in January and we have never looked back. The environment is truly magical and Lindi and her team are quite incredible with the children. It’s a creative space where children are allowed to be children and develop at their own pace. If you are looking for an unconventional, inspirational playschool, look no further. –Brigitte Britten Kelly
A cosy, caring, loving environment that encourages your child to explore and grow. Lindi creates magic in her Fairy Forest and Faraway Treehouse. Tessa is an inspiring atelierista that has made my son’s creativity bloom. The Reggio approach they follow nurtures children – it’s the best place to be -Amanda Ansermino