Happy Feet Playschool and Daycare

Important information and rules

Arrival and Closing Times

Arrival is from 07:15 to 08:00

Parents have the option of sending their child till 12:00, 15:00 and 17:00

No collection between 13:00 and 15:00

School closes at 17:00, closed on public holidays & school public holidays

Closes 3 weeks over December and January

Closes 1 week in June / July school holidays

In the event that you could be late, please inform us as soon as possible, so we can assure your child that you haven't forgotten about him / her. If you should collect your child after 17:15 overtime will be charged at R60 per hour or a part thereof. Overtime will also be charged if you collect your child late for half day.


For safety purposes, children must be handed over to the adult in charge and a child will not be sent out to parents waiting in the car. Please inform the school when someone else will pick up your child from school. Your child will not be handed over if parents made no prior arrangements.


The school will provide your child with a morning breakfast and an afternoon snack  (for full-day children ).

Breakfast will be served from 07:15 - 08:00.  Please arrive before 07:45 if you would like your child to have breakfast @school.  Breakfast can be served at home or you can send their own breakfast  and milk with to school if preferred/required - provided that you arrive before 07:45.

Parents need to send their child's own healthy lunch to school. Treats are allowed only on Fridays! Unfortunately, we do not have any cooking facilities but their lunch can be kept fresh in the fridge and warmed up in the microwave.

Please send a juice or water bottle. Water, juice, cold drink or tea refills will be provided.

Parents must provide their child's own milk. Bottles have to be prepared at home.

*Teeth have to be brushed at home.

Illness and injuries 

If your child will not be attending school, please notify us before 08:40.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME IF HE / SHE IS SICK. No sick children are allowed at school!!

In the event of your child falling ill or having a severe injury, you will be contacted to pick him / her up A.S.A.P. In the event of parents not being available, the friend or family member listed on the registration form will be contacted.

It is your responsibility to take your child to the doctor and pay any medical bills ( including ambulance costs ).


All medication must be handed to the adult in charge. Under no circumstances may ANY medicine be left in your child's bag. Your child will not receive any medication, unless you have made a note in their book.


If a dummy is used, please send it every day. Please provide your child with at least 6 nappies per day and sufficient extra clothing.

Babies’ breakfast:

Provide own cereal until your child can eat from breakfast menu at about 7months


NB! MARK ALL CLOTHES AND SHOES CLEARLY. Children should wear comfortable clothes that are allowed to get dirty. Pack an extra set of clothes, something warm and a bag for dirty or wet clothes everyday.

*If your child is potty training, provide a potty and enough dry clothes everyday.

For the first day please send the following:

  • Navy blue hand towel
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper  (in Jan and July)
  • 2 Dettol liquid soap handwash  (in Jan and July)
  • 2 boxes of 200 tissues  (in Jan and July)
  • 1 roll Kitchen Towel (Monthly)
  • A pack of Baby wipes – for face (on the first day and then as needed during the year)
  • A blanket and pillow ( full day only )
  • Gumboots in Winter
  • Hat in Summer

Very important!

All items MUST BE MARKED CLEARLY. Including bottles, lids, containers, clothes, shoes, bedding and everything else that belongs to your child.


Birthdays are a special event in any child's life. Parents can arrange to have a birthday party for their child at school. Unfortunately we can only accommodate children that go to our school. Children love giving and receiving gifts! Please help to make their day special by sending a small gift.

Our playground is available to hire for children’s birthday parties over weekends - please contact us for more information.

Extra-mural activities available

Demos for these activities will take place in the beginning of the year. Only activities that have enough interest and enrollments will be presented at our school. These activities will be during week days - in the mornings. We will have demos from: Kinderkinetics, Smart Rugby and The Rascal’s drum club.


We have various fund-raisers during the year to generate extra income for educational toys, unforeseen events and to properly maintain the school facilities.

It also helps to keep the school fees at a competitive rate.

Parents play a very important role in order for fund-raisers to be a success.


Bakers day fund-raiser

Each child gets a turn to make or bake treats for their friends on a day that will be communicated to you. 

The other children all bring R10 to “buy” the treats.


Registration fee:

This once-off fee is payable on day of registration to secure your child's place in the school. The registration fee is not refundable. 

Registration fee: R1200

Monthly Fees (Payable over 12 months)

Mondays to Fridays:

  • 07:15-12:00  R2 810 per month
  • 07:15-15:00  R3 325 per month
  • 07:15-17:00  R3 640 per month

Four days per week:

  • 07:15-12:00  R2640 per month
  • 07:15-15:00  R2 895 per month
  • 07:15-17:00  R3 060 per month

Three days per week:

  • 07:15-12:00  R1 890 per month
  • 07:15-15:00  R2 130 per month
  • 07:15-17:00  R2 280 per month

Two days per week:

  • 07:15-12:00  R1 310 per month
  • 07:15-15:00  R1 450 per month
  • 07:15-17:00  R1 545 per month

*10% Discount on 2nd child’s fee (5 days p/w only)

Fees are the same over the holiday periods. If and when your child misses school no discounts will be given.

FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE BY THE 29th OF EVERY MONTH. A R60 fine per day will be charged for overdue fees.

Phasing In:

All children have to do “phasing in” for the first week. Even if your child is enrolled for 2,3 or 4 days a week, for the first week they have to attend “phasing in” for 5 consecutive days. Usually starting off on a Monday for 1 hour only. On the Tuesday he/she will come for 2 hours and then everyday another hour or 2 longer. The aim is to finally stay till the time your child is enrolled for, by the Friday. This helps the child to adapt well in his/her new environment at school.


07:15 Breakfast

         Free play 


08:45 Babies Nap - 09:45 


  •  Register 
  •  Bible 
  •  Circle 
  •  Language development 
  •  Counting, shapes & numbers 
  •  Art activities 

 09:45 Snack and drinks 

          Free play (out- or inside, depending on weather) 

 11:00 Drinks 

 11:15 Great motor skills / Perception activities / Fine motor skills / Music and movement 

 11:40 Story time 

 11:45 Lunch 

12:00 - 12:15 End of half day

12:45 - 15:00 Nap 

15:00            Some children go home 

15:15            Snack & Free play 

17:00            End of day

Daily programme may at times be changed, according to the childrens' needs, energy levels, outings etc. 

Once a year, evaluations will be done on your child.

One month's written notice must be given in the event of your child leaving the school. If your child will not attend in the notice month - you will still be liable for the full amount of the normal monthly fee.