About Us

Little Crackerjacks is a Montessori Pre-school for children aged 1-6 years old. We are extremely passionate about early childhood development as we view this as a fundamental stage of learning and development in a young childs life. Our school is equipped with the entire Montessori curriculum which will enable the children to develop to their fullest potential at their own pace, thus enabling them to be more independent and developing in them a sense of responsibility, self worth and caring.

The Montessori Method teaches children grace and courtesy, care of the environment and everyday practical life skills. Montessori also allows the children to develop and learn in all areas including language, mathematics, sensorial, botany, zoology and geography thus widening their knowledge and better preparing them for future education.

Our Mission

To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education , cultivating independent thought and foundational skills as well as awareness of their environment, empathy for others, social ease and confidence.

To establish within a child the Intellectual, emotional and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker and creative problem solver and support their ever increasing curiosity about the world in which they live.

Meet our Staff

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Hayley Mulder and Melissa Fernandes
Principal and Owner

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Caitlyn Van Lelyveld
Directress

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Aziza
Teacher and Directress

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Dorothy
Teaching Assistant

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Makhuna
Teaching Assistant

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Buyiswa
Teaching Assistant

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Thandizile
Teaching Assistant

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Sharon
Teaching Assistant

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Mama Liz
Teaching Assistant

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Lillian
Chef

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Caroline
Chef

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Edwin
Security Guard