Frequently Asked Questions

Is LITTLE LIGHT BULBS a preschool/ day care centre/ aftercare/ special school/ etc.?
We like to describe ourselves as an educational facility catering for young children (0 to 5 years old) geared toward cognitive, perceptual, physical, emotional and social development. We are registered under the counselling practice of Desireé Uys at the HPCSA. Practice number: PRC 0018040. (Maiden name: Greyling)
Do you cater for children with special needs?
Yes! Our teacher is a registered school counsellor who has been trained to work with children from all walks of life. Her training includes teaching special need, teaching gifted learners, learning support & counselling.
How old must my child be to be admitted to the school?
Children between 3 months and 5 years.
How many days a week does your program run?
Our program runs 5 days a week and each day’s content builds on the next.
What are your operating hours?
7:15 – 17:30. We have a full day and half day option available.
Are you open on public holidays and during school holidays?
We are closed on public holidays as well as any day that falls between a public holiday and weekend. We are open during most school holidays. We close for one week in June and 3 - 4 weeks in December/January.
What methods of payment can I use?
We accept debit orders. No cheques or cash.
Are you capable of handling an emergency?
Yes. We have staff members that are trained in basic first aid for children and we are registered with a medical response service.
What is your approach to discipline??
One of the goals of the Bright Start curriculum is to help the child reach a level of inner discipline through teaching self-regulation. Also, we direct the child towards a meaningful and engaging activity. When the child is engaged with a task of choice, they are in essence showing disciplined behaviour. Besides providing a proper environment for keeping a child constructively engaged, LITTLE LIGHT BULBS has easily understood rules to protect individual rights and preserve cohesion and order. When rights are infringed upon the teacher will take positive steps for correcting the action. We forbid verbal abuse, humiliation and corporal punishment. Disciplinary action may involve: positive example by teacher, reiterating the rules, setting specific limitations for the child, providing a concrete consequence for child, quiet time, and removal from classroom or playground.
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