Connecting Kidz

Shavaun Francisco
Address 61 Mydrecht Street,

021 558 9603

072 693 6952

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Open since April 2013 we have created a lovely safe and spacious environment for your children aged between 3 months to to Grade R and aftercare to 12 years old.

Whilst we follow a structured routine and teach the children new things everyday, the teachers also have lots of fun with the children too. Outside play is highly recommended as it plays a vital role in their development as well as plenty of creative art and cheerful singing throughout the day.

Class Timetable

06:30 – 08:00 Arrival & breakfast

08:00 – 08:30 Pack away toys & toilet routine

08:30 – 09:00 Morning Ring (discuss theme, shapes etc.)

09:00 – 09:45 Artwork

09:45 – 10:15 Snack & toilet

10:15 – 11:00 Group play - inside or outside

11:00 – 11:15 Storytime

11:15 – 11:30 Toilets

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch time


Establishing The Learning Tree Educare was a dream came true for Shavaun Francisco. Her mother Vanessa Smith opened her first crèche in 1989 and even back then Shavaun always knew that it was something she wanted to do.

"I realized that there is something special about working with children, rewarding for the soul. Whether it is celebrating our newest walker in the baby room or the first time they use the potty it is rewarding to know that whether they realise it or not that we have played a small part in shaping a child's life," Shavaun said. "I feel privileged to play a vital role in a child's life; I've learned that a smile goes a long way and that children crave discipline, firm but fair is my motto," she added.

The first and biggest change they have made is to their class schedules, making sure that all the children get the age appropriate class structure where their progress can effectively be monitored. When they have completed their grade R with The Learning Tree Educare and head to big school their goal is to have them adequately prepared.