A letter to my daughter on her first day of preschool

A letter to my daughter on her first day of preschool

The time has come to send your daughter off on her first day of preschool, a big milestone as she starts her education journey. Let her know how you feel and what you want her to know as she enters her preschool days.Dear Alyssa,It’s hard to believe that your first day at pre-school has arrived. It seems like just yesterday...
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Getting into Grade R

Getting into Grade R

As we all know, education is a rather big issue in our country... As we all know … education is a rather big issue in our country. Things have been getting worse and worse in the government sector year after year! Now, I know that this isn’t true of all government schools. There are plenty that are still very good...
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Top 10 things your child should take to pre-school

Top 10 things your child should take to pre-school

Gear your pre-schooler up for success with these essential items. Your little one is getting ready to go to pre-school for the very first time, and you want to make sure they have everything they need to make the transition as easy as possible. Put your mind at ease by getting together all the things they will need to take...
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What to do when: Starting nursery school

What to do when: Starting nursery school

If your child is ready to start nursery school, here’s all you need to know to be prepared. Going to nursery school (also sometimes called play school, the step before pre-school) is a big step in your child’s life. It is also a big deal for many new parents, as it signals that your child is really growing up. Being...
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Why I’m sending my baby to crèche (and not hiring a nanny)

Why I’m sending my baby to crèche (and not hiring a nanny)

Deciding whether to send your baby to crèche or hire a nanny is one of the first major parenting decisions. Here are a few things to consider. After living in Cape Town for four and a half years, I feel pretty at home here. I think about the cost of things in rands, I don’t have to convert kilograms into...
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